Raker specializes in growing and delivering custom seed (sows) and cutting (sticks) items. We do not charge extra fees
for this service.
We define a ‘Custom’ item as any item not included in the Raker List. Once Raker receives a Custom request, our
Genetic Evaluation /Product Support Team evaluates the item to determine whether the request is a ‘Known’ or ‘Unknown’
item. Additional research time may be necessary for Unknown items.
A ‘Known’ item means Raker has experience growing the plant. It may not be in the Raker List for a variety of reasons,
but we may still accept orders for this item.
An ‘Unknown’ item means Raker has minimal (or no) experience growing this cultivar. This internal Raker distinction
changes a “Custom” item to a “Research” item. Once a request is approved, material is ordered and a research project
is started. Custom items require a minimum number of plants. Seed items require a three-tray minimum; vegetative items
require a 200-item minimum.
The requested item and season may slightly affect these minimums. Additionally, the shipped and invoiced quantity may
vary +/- 15% from the ordered quantity.
Once a request is received, we will evaluate the Custom item and communicate our decision to the brokerage and customer.
The timeframe for a research project varies greatly due to a number of reasons (seed/vegetative cutting/tissue culture
availability, season, grow time, etc.) With these variables in mind, Raker will conduct the research as quickly as possible.
Raker Research generates a report that outlines price per plug or liner, production viability, item lead time, etc. Pricing
and production lead-time information is submitted to the brokerage and customer (if applicable).
Although Raker does not charge extra for Custom items, we do reserve the option to propagate these items.