#Croptober: Celebrating California’s Cannabis Harvest Season at The Leaf El Paseo

October 01, 2019 • 12 pm

The leading cannabis dispensary in the Coachella Valley, The Leaf El Paseo, is proud to celebrate sustainable, sungrown California cannabis this harvest season and is offering festivities for patrons throughout the month of October to commemorate the inaugural ‘Croptober’ in Palm Desert, CA.

What is ‘Croptober’?

Cannabis farmers all over North America are bringing in a record bumper crop of high-quality flower this month. After months of meticulously tending to the grow, cultivators prepare to chop and trim the fully flowered cannabis plants. ‘Croptober’ is the nickname for this busy season for outdoor cannabis operations.

Why October?

According to Flow Kana, a leading California seller of outdoor cannabis and brand partner of The Leaf, “Cannabis is an annual plant that is harvested once a year, usually late September through early November. The leaves on the cannabis plant change with the seasons like the leaves on the grapevine—some reds, purples and yellows.”

Outdoor grows rely on the sun’s natural cycles to develop female cannabis plants. (Only the female plants produce the buds we consume.) As the hours of daylight get shorter in the fall, the plants switch from growing large stalks and leaves to producing flowers (buds). Cultivators typically start the growing process in spring, so the sun’s shortening cycle in fall aligns with the optimal harvest time. For outdoor grow operations, ‘Croptober’ is one of the busiest and most critical times of the year. Their entire year’s work is dependent on the proper execution of the harvest.

Cannabis Harvesting Facts from Leafly

  • According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly half (48%) of all American adults say they have used cannabis.
  • Northern California is the number one domestic source for US cannabis.
  • Cannabis grows as an annual plant, growing from a single seed into a 15-foot-tall tree in the span of 10 months.
  • The shortening days of summer’s end trigger the production of resinous flower buds.
  • Unfertilized female cannabis plants are the most potent; buds can end up 30% THC, cannabis’ main active ingredient, by dry weight.
  • The THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids in the flowers come with a mix of aroma molecules called terpenes that shape the strain’s perceived effects.

What is #CroptoberAtTheLeaf?

For the month of October, The Leaf is bringing together some of the industry’s best and brightest California cultivators (Lowell Herb Co, Flow Kana, Heady, Pride Wellness and Honeydew Farms), providing customers with an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the latest developments of cannabis and empower guests to get the most out of this year’s harvest season with product specials, games, and prizes. Tag us on social media at #CroptoberAtTheLeaf for a chance to be featured.

The ‘Croptober’ events at The Leaf include:

Weekend 1

  • Friday, October 4th: Kikoko Mocktails N’ Music, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5th: Lowell Herb Co, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 6th: Lowell Herb Co, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Weekend 2

  • Saturday, October 12th: Flow Kana, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13th: Flow Kana, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Weekend 3

  • Saturday, October 19th: Heady, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 20th: Heady, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Weekend 4

  • Friday, October 25th: VCC Mocktails N’ Music, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26th: Pride Wellness and Honeydew Farms, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26th: Higher Learning Session, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (‘Croptober’ Joint Rolling Class)
  • Sunday, October 27th: Pride Wellness and Honeydew Farms, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Highly trained cannabis consultants will be on hand to answer questions and offer product recommendations. Free cannabis delivery is also available. For a full listing of events, please visit www.leafelpaseo.com/events. Must be 21 or older to enter.

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