Feb 5, 2020
Dark Heart Nursery Opens Cannabis Biosciences Facility

Dark Heart Nursery (DHN), a California based cannabis genomics, diagnostics and applied biotechnology company, has opened a new 70,000 sq. ft. production and research nursery facility in Half Moon Bay, California.

Capitalizing on the success of their Oakland, California, facility, Dark Heart is aggressively investing in plant science. The company’s recent discovery of Hop Latent Viroid in cannabis is driving robust demand for clean plants across California. The Half Moon Bay facility will enable Dark Heart to meet the continued and growing demand for its disease-free, premium genetic material by both retail and commercial customers.

Dark Heart was the first company to identify and eradicate the devastating Hop Latent Viroid (HpLVd) pathogen. As a result of increasing awareness of the disease, there is growing demand throughout California for diagnostic/curative services and clean outsourced genetics. The facility will help address that need.

Since its inception over 12 years ago, Dark Heart has gained a reputation for its high-quality cannabis plants. Among other achievements, Dark Heart was the first cannabis nursery to incorporate tissue culture technology into its plant production systems, ensuring high-quality clean plants. In recent years they’ve pioneered new value-adding product configurations such as seedlings and teens. They also offer a broad selection of plants to home growers through retail dispensaries.

“Here at Dark Heart, we strive to support industry & consumer growth and success. As our customers look to grow and diversify their businesses, Dark Heart provides solutions to help customers achieve their goals, bringing new opportunities for us and our customers.” said Dan Grace, CEO. “We are very much looking forward to our new Half Moon Bay production facility which will allow us to more successfully meet the needs of large scale producers throughout California, and allowing us to introduce new product lines to meet the ever-changing needs of California’s cultivation economy. This facility represents a significant milestone in Dark Heart’s core mission to help farmers thrive.”

In addition to its core production capability, the new facility will be home to the company’s emerging plant breeding program, where Dark Heart will produce new standout varieties and seed stock.

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