Flowr growing Strawnana, Black Cherry in Portugal
Published on January 14, 2022 by oz. staff
The Flowr Corporation will soon harvest hundreds of kilos of its ‘flagship’ strains overseas.
Flowr subsidiary Holigen, based in Sintra, Portugal, is expecting to harvest at least 300 kilograms of indoor grown BC Black Cherry and BC Strawnana this month. Initial testing shows THC levels at about 29%.
“Our strategy in Portugal is appearing to pay dividends. We have worked very hard to improve the operational expertise at our indoor facility in Sintra and we are now seeing the results. The E.U. market is starved for premium medical cannabis and our team in Portugal, led by Tom Flow, is on the cusp of achieving a significant operational milestone for the Company,” says Flowr CEO Darryl Brooker.
“We are very much looking forward to the near-term results in Portugal and see the E.U. as an under-valued and under-appreciated part of our business.”
Okanagan-based cannabis producer Flowr has also exported its first shipment of BC bud to Israel, worth about $825,000. The shipment to Israel is part of the previously announced international supply agreement with Focus Medical Herbs.
It was grown in Flowr’s K1 facility in Kelowna.
“As the Israeli medical cannabis industry continues to grow, we expect the market to be an important destination for us to grow our brand and distribution reach internationally. As a result, we view this first shipment, and this partnership as an important next step to becoming a significant international producer of cannabis with a globally recognized brand.”
The partnership with Focus Medical is for a period of three years.