Exclusive importer of various important certified European strains of hemp seeds for North America

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Schiavi Seeds has secured the exclusive North American market rights to various important European strains of certified hemp seed, listed in the exhaustive world wide OECD Variety List. Schiavi Seeds plays a major role in this emerging market as it addresses the challenge of accessing viable hemp seeds for research and commercial purposes.

Since 1958, the OECD Seed Schemes are open to OECD countries as well as other U.N. Members. 58 countries participate. The OECD certification is applied to varieties satisfying Distinction, Uniformity and Stability conditions, having an agronomic value, and published in official lists. The annual List of Varieties eligible for OECD Certification includes about 49,000 varieties from 200 species.

The Schemes ensure the varietal identity and purity of the seed through appropriate requirements and controls throughout the cropping, seed processing and labelling operations. Ex: Generation control (Foundation, Registered and Certified seed), isolation distances, purity standards, field inspections, lot sampling, post-control plots, compulsory official laboratory analysis for each certified seed lot.

For several years now Andrea Schiavi has helped various state Departments of Agriculture and Universities to secure European hemp seeds. In 2016 Research Cooperation has been finalized with University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, VSU, and Cornell University to name a few. Schiavi seeds are imported from three countries of a long hemp tradition:  Italy, Poland and Serbia. Schiavi Seeds LLC will cooperate with The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, (AOSCA) in the identification, certification, production and possible distribution of Schiavi’s certified classes of hemp seeds. Having moved to the United States in 2004, Andrea Schiavi, now living in Lexington, Kentucky, is a visionary with a passion for the growth potential of the hemp crop in USA. Schiavi Seeds will produce and make available to Hemp Research Programs certified hemp seeds grown in the US by end 2017 starting with Kentucky, Colorado and Tennessee.

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Seed Varieties Available

 
 

From CREA - Scientific Branch of Italian Ministry of Agriculture

Fibranova:

is a dioecious cultivar, selected in the 1950s from the progeny of ‘Bredemann Eletta’ x ‘Carmagnola’ (Allavena, 1961). The parent ‘Bredemann Eletta’ (or ‘Bredemann Elite’) which was received from the German Max-Planck-Institute, is one of Bredemann’s high fiber selections obtained from Northern and/or Central Russian hemp strains High fiber for textile and plastic industry

Eletta Campana:

Dioecious variety for fiber and biomass production. Resulted from a cross between the Carmagnola landrace and high fiber strains.

Carmagnola Selezionata (CS):

Excellent dioecious variety for fiber quality and yield some say higher than that of Carmagnola. Derived from selection of the original Carmagnola. Created in 1968. High CBD% content.

Carmagnola:

Since the sixteenth century, Italian hemp was considered the best in the world and the most valuable seed was the dioecious landrace "Carmagnola," which was grown in Carmagnola,  Turin area. High quality fiber and CBD% content.

Carmaleonte:

Hemp variety for fiber and textile production of monoecious type derived from Carmagnola landrace.

From Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants - Poznan, Poland:

Polish strains are mainly intended for production of cordage, military fabrics, blended yarns (hemp with wool and cotton), fibre board and technical oil products.

Tygra:

It is a monoecious variety from the crossing of Bialobrezskie and an Ukranian variety. It’s a dual variety fiber/grain. Hemp Fiber produced by this variety has the peculiarity to have the greatest resistance of tensile strength compared to other hemp varieties.

Beniko:

It is a monoecious variety, obtained by individual selection, from the crossing 'Fibrimon 24' x 'Fibrimon 21'. It was registered in Poland in 1985. High fiber yield production.

Wojko:

It is a monoecious variety  dual purpose for  Fiber & Seed production developed in early 1990’s by the INF&MP Poland. Adapted very well  in Kentucky in 2016 hemp trials at the University of Kentucky .

From the Institute of Fields and Vegetable Crop - Novi Sad, Serbia 

Helena:

It is a monoecious dual variety for fiber/seed production selected by the dioecious variety Novosadska that grew in Yugoslavia since early 1930’s.