The Emerald Cup, originally based in Mendocino County, was started in 2003 to showcase the best sun grown flowers harvested each year. Through years of cultivator participation and competition, we have seen some of the most unique cannabis genetics from the state of California.
Working in collaboration with select breeders from Mendocino County, Emerald Cup Genetics was founded in order to bring you the best tried and true strains direct from the hills of Northern California. Specializing in stabilized genetics and unique hybrids, we present you strains that flourish under the sun, are able to withstand the elements associated with outdoor cultivation and have expressive terpene profiles that are reminiscent of the past and what is to come in the future.



Omija-(Emerald Cup OG x Sherbet) x (Tangie x GG4)

  • Flowering Time: 9 to 10 weeks
  • Yield: 4-5 pounds outdoors14% yields on solventless extracts

This polyhybrid gets its name from the classic Korean drink, Omija, which is known for combining bitter, sweet, sour, spicy and fruity all into the same palate. This third generation cross brings all of these characteristics to the tip of your senses while providing enough variations for the phenotype hunter. With a solventless extraction yield of over 14% and an expansive terpene profile, Omija is a hash makers dream come true.

Papa Kush-Afghani x Heirloom Pineapple

  • Flowering Time: 7 to 8 weeks
  • Yield: 4-5 pounds outdoors

Papa Kush; also known as ‘Pineapple Afghani’, is a Mendocino strain brought to you by our friends at San Pedro Farms. This hybrid brings the best of both worlds to the outdoor cultivator. The tall open structure allows for maximum lighting and airflow and produces dense nodules that are mold and pest resistant. Finishing in the end of September, the flowers exhibit heavy trichome coverage with a strong, earth kush and sour pineapple smell. 

Durban Lime-Durban x (Durban x Black Lime Reserve)

  • Flowering Time: 8 to 10 weeks
  • Yield: 5-7 pounds outdoors

What more can you ask for with this backcross of the popular Durban Poison? This limited release exhibits a variety of phenotypes ranging from sweet and sour to musk and fuel. This low maintenance strain grows large and round. Regular topping extends all the laterals and creates a heavy yielding hedge that is resistant to mold and pests. Once harvested and cured, the terpene rich oils really come through and appeal instantly to the senses. 

Emerald Cup PK-Afghani x Malibu Pure Kush

  • Flowering Time: 9 to 10 weeks
  • Yield: 5-7 pounds outdoors

This is the real deal Kush strain that many have grown to forget. Working this line for seven generations, we were able to create a classic rendition of the original, Pure Kush, with increased yields, vigor and pest resistance. Smelling of sweet, earthy hash and floral coffee, this heavy leaning Indica comes in at 27% THC and is sure to pack a punch, both to the grower and consumer. 

Blue Kush-(Lemon Skunk x Blue Dream) x Cherry Creek OG

  • Flowering Time: 8 to 9 weeks
  • Yield: 5-8 pounds outdoors

This strain should be of no surprise for the commercial outdoor cultivator. This fourth generation hybrid brings all you could want from an outdoor strain. Its resistance to mold, hunger for nutrients, and strong structure allows the Blue Kush to grow large and fast. The finished product has an upfront fruitiness that gives way to a heavy OG smell on the back end, providing balanced character and incredible bag appeal.