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Emerald Cannabis Cup 2014

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December 13-14, 2014

The 11th Anniversary Emerald Cannabis Cup 2014

Celebrating the harvest of sun-grown, outdoor cannabis varieties, the 11th Emerald Cup attracted more than 600 entrants in the outdoor flower bud competition alone, and an estimated audience of 10,000 people. The annual event, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, north of San Francisco, has long been established as California's preeminent, outdoor, organic, medicinal cannabis competition.

The first place went to first-time entrant and long-time gardener Joe Peinado of Mendocino for his "Sweet Serenade"; a customized breed of Diesel x Ogre (26% THC). Second place was awarded to Mean Gene and Aficionado Seeds, for their Black Lime Reserve. Third place went to growers Budonymous and Ganja Girl Scout, for their strain of Cheese.

This year saw also multiple entries of CBD-related cannabis products, with winners in the categories CBD Flowers and CBD Topicals.

The top ten flowers:

1 – Sweet Serenade – Diesel x Ogre.
2 – Black Lime Reserve – Oil Can x NL x Lime Afgani x PK x Chemdawg SR.
3 – Budonymous' & Ganja Girl Scout's Cheese; from clone.
4 – Sin Valley OG – SFV OG x Blue Power.
5 – Zkittlez; from clone.
6 – Zkittlez #8; from clone.
7 – Tar Hill Cannabis Reserve – OG Kush x Chemdawg.
8 – Pearly Sweetcakes, Clementine – Agent Orange x Skunk #1 x Lebanese Blueberry.
9 – Eden Farms, Durban Poison; from clone.
10 – Cherry Limeade #9 – Cherry Pie S1 x Blacklime F2.

The top three CBD flowers:

1 – Guerilla Meds – ACDC x Purple Legend (14.73% CBD, 7.98% THC).
2 – Harle-Tsu – Sour Tsunami x Harlequin (21.05% CBD, 0.86% THC).
3 – Bohemia Botanica – from clone (10.16% CBD, 11.12% THC).

Emerald Cannabis Cup 2013

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The Emerald Cup 2013December 14-15, 2013

The 10th Anniversary Emerald Cannabis Cup 2013

For the 10th annual Emerald Cup, the only outdoor organic marijuana competition in the world, medical cannabis patients, growers and interested people gathered over the weekend in Santa Rosa, CA. There were awards in the category Flowers and Hash and about 130 entries from the Emerald Triangle and another 130 entries from around California.

The first place went to an outdoor grower of DNA Genetics’ Lemon Skunk from Monterey, CA. Second place went to Cherry Cola from Sonoma County Collective. Judges gave third place to Mendocino’s Mean Gene for his Cherry Limeade- a cross between Jigga’s Girl Scout Cookies and an old NorCal Black Lime.

First and second place in the hash category went to third-generation Mendocino growers and hash-makers Boo Boo Bubble for their OG and Girl Scout Cookies bubble hash.

The top ten flowers:

1 – Darin’s Lemon Skunk – DNA Lemon Skunk Clone
2 – Sonoma County Collective Cherry Cola – Cherry Cola Clone
3 – Mean Gene Cherry Limeade – Jigga’s GSC X NorCal Black Lime
4 – Aficionado Seeds Royal Sour (SD x Purple Kush x Highland Afgani) – from seed
5 – Kirt’s Larry OG
6 – Heidi’s Girl Scout Cookie (O.G. x Durban X F1)
7 – Emerald Triangle Seeds’ Atomica OG (Haze x Blueberry x Urkle x TW x OG)
8 – Stoney Creek Libations’ Sour Strawberry (Sour Bubble x Strawberry Cough x SD)
9 – Sherbet – Clone
10 – Fuzzy Sugaree (SK5 x Blue Widow x KC36)

Emerald Cannabis Cup 2012

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Emerald Cup 2012December 15, 2012

9th Annual Emerald Cannabis Cup 2012

The Emerald Cup is the only outdoor organic marijuana competition in the world, it's a California-based event in which only outdoor, sun-grown, organic marijuana and concentrates are allowed. Medical cannabis patients, growers and interested people gathered in Redway, CA. on 15 december. The top 20 entrants were announced, with the Top 10 being allowed to actually come up on stage, accept their awards, and give speeches. Two hundred strains of marijuana were entered (compared to last year's 108 entries), as well as a couple dozen concentrates.

Top twenty flowers:

01 - ChemDawg (unspecified)
02 - Cry Baby OG (unspecified)
03 - In The Pines (Pineapple)
04 - Sugaree (unspecified)
05 - Girl Scout Cookies ( CherryPie x OG)
06 - Amnesia Kush (unspecified)
07 - Larry OG (Larry OG x SFVOG)
08 - Purple Master (Purp x Sweeth Tooth x Sour Diesel)
09 - Fortune Cookie (OG x East Coast Sour Diesel)
10 - Blue Dream (unspecified)
11 - OG Benny (OG x Benny)
12 - Bluedream (unspecified)
13 - Blue Dream (Blueberry x Haze)
14 - Bio Diesel (Sour Diesel x Sensi Star)
15 - White Lightning (Coffee Kush x Sugaree)
16 - OG Chemdawg (SFVOG x Chemdawg)
17 - Blue Ultima (4 x hybrid)
18 - Pineapple Master ( Pineapple Kush x Purple Master)
19 - Deadhead OG (Chemdawg x Tahoe OG)
20 - Big Sur Holy Weed (Mexican landrace x old school cali indica)

Emerald Cannabis Cup 2010

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Emerald Cannabis Cup 2010

7th Emerald Cannabis Cup - The 2010 Emerald Cup,  sponsored by the Mendocino Farmers Collective  took place this weekend at Area 101 in Laytonville Ca.,  in the Heart of the Emerald Triangle. With over 135 entries from throughout the State, 8 judges ( The Emerald Triangle News Founding Editor “Ganj A Farmer” being one) had over 3 weeks to sample some of the most incredible outdoor organic medical Cannabis ever sampled by one bunch. The results were unanimous with the cup winner, entry #117, “Best Sour Shit Ever” being by a long shot, the judges absolute  favorite. Over 1000 people braved the frigid dry December night and were treated to a host of bands including:  Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, The Reflectacles, along with Lion Camp, Gaudi, DJ Gamma and many more fine acts.





2010 Emerald Cannabis Cup results



Entry Number


Sour Best Shit Ever 117 19.62%THC/25% CBD’s
Cheese 92 17.78%THC/21% CBD’s
In the Pines Pineapple 101 19.02%THC/35% CBD’s
Headband 99 23.20%THH/26% CBD’s
Cheese to Please 103 21.70%THC/26% CBD’s
Lemon Diesel 18 19.56% THC/20% CBD’s

Pineapple Afghani 57 21.65% THC/28% CBD’s

Kracky Tobacky 102 18.85% THC/57% CBD’s

Purple Mr Nice 124 7.40% THC/14% CBD’s

Maui Purple 4 14.33%THC/14% CBD’s

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