what is heirloom cannabis


At The Heirloom Collective, we seek to cultivate and offer the best quality products to our patients and customers. In our pursuit, we focus on the important fundamentals of plant health, transparency of method, and excellent customer/client service.

In our state-of-the-art facility, we combine world-class genetics with an incredibly talented cultivation and processing team. Further use of climate and irrigation automation allows our Cultivation Team to give the needed individual attention to each strain’s ideal growth plan.

Our innovative cultivation technique does not use foliar or pesticides; we focus on optimal climate and microbial root-environment to maintain plant health. This is the bedrock of our Gently Grown Philosophy.

Our mission is to produce the highest-quality cannabis and maximize efficiency; passing on maximum value to our patients & customers. The Heirloom Collective will soon supply the market with incredible flower, extracts, and infused products. Stay tuned to our website and social media for frequent updates!

Attention to detail; optimizing climate and root conditions for plant health.

Quality Flower Starts With Healthy Plants

At Heirloom, we strive to be as organic as possible and comply strictly with all MA DPH/CCC Regulations. It is our goal to go above and beyond; collaborating with these agencies to further improve understanding and safety.

We take an approach we call “Gently Grown” which applies from seed to sale. Quality, organic fertilizers and ultra-clean water ensure that our plants are thriving from day one.

With the use of sophisticated, automated climate-control systems; our Cultivation Team is able to focus the majority of their time on each plant’s individual needs. We have a sharp focus on creating optimal microbial environments to promote root health and plant growth. By maintaining a healthy root environment and specific climate conditions; we are able to avoid the use of pesticides and foliar.

Throughout the cultivation and harvest processes, we ensure that each strain gets the specific attention it deserves from our feeding program. This protocol allows us to optimize each strain’s beneficial attributes (cannabinoid-content, terpene-potency).

Heirloom Gently Grown Philosophy

The Heirloom Collective Team is glued together by a passion for cultivating the highest-quality cannabis with the best genetics. We combine interesting, unique, and well-known crosses to offer a wide array of flower and best customer selection.

We have a strong understanding that progress must be monitored and braced against the Scientific Method to optimize. Each of our unique strains and their growth progress is documented during the process. This allows us to keep track internally of the best methods and have them backed by real results in the product.

As part of our Gently Grown Philosophy, Heirloom goes above and beyond to be dynamic and continue to improve our results. This diligence ensures that our cannabis products maintain consistent, and impressive quality.

Learn how we achieve our mission of providing maximum value to our patients and customers through our Gently Grown philosophy.


Definition – What does Heirloom mean?

The word heirloom refers to “something of special value handed down from one generation to another.” In cannabis culture, this word is used to denote cannabis plants that are pure, that have existed for generations without having been crossed with other strains.

When used to describe a marijuana strain, the term heirloom means pretty much the same thing it means when applied to now rarely grown fruits and vegetables. However, because marijuana has not seen the same widespread cultivation that other plants have, there are far fewer heirloom strains out there.

Heirlooms are usually planted in small, isolated communities, and generally offer something of value to the grower, whether that is a unique flavor, a unique capability or tendency, or special adaptation to local growing conditions.

MaximumYield explains Heirloom

Like other plants, marijuana plants have been manipulated by humans over the centuries it has been used. Different strains were developed and bred to reproduce specific characteristics, ranging from THC levels to colorations, to fibrous tissue and everything in between. It’s the same process that humans used to create every breed of dog on the planet today, as well as many types of fruits and vegetables.

The progenitors of these strains are called heirloom varieties. However, because marijuana has not seen the same level of cultivation that most vegetables and fruits have, there are fewer heirloom varieties. While not necessarily organic, the term heirloom denotes a plant that has not been genetically modified (non-GMO).

From what can be deduced from historical records and evolutionary evidence, cannabis was originally only native to central Asia. This original plant is called a landrace strain. It was eventually discovered by humans who consumed the seeds as food, and used the fibers for other purposes. Those seeds were scattered wherever the humans wandered, giving rise to slightly different strains that evolved over time to meet the environmental conditions of their new areas.

Landrace strains today are those that are considered “endemic” to a particular region, and generally have names that denote where they were originally discovered. You’ll find heirloom varieties like Hawaiian and Thai, as well as Afghani.

Today, most strains are not heirloom varieties. Instead, they’re crossbreeds that incorporate the characteristics of many different strains in order to achieve a specific goal. This might be higher levels of cannabidiol, THC, terpenes, for example, or other types of characteristics.

This definition explains the meaning of Heirloom and why it matters.