About Us

At their small family farm tucked into the Santa Cruz Mountains, Debbie and Peter, the couple behind Purple Frost Genetics, spend their time immersed in a world of cannabis, pursuing perfection through breeding and growing strains that they love. A quiet place for meditation, the “family garden” is where Debbie develops their award-winning, connoisseur-quality cannabis cultivars.
Originator of 30 unique cannabis varietals including Jack Sparrow, Master Blaster, Vanish and Honey Badger, Purple Frost’s exclusive genetics have won more than 85 awards from various connoisseur competitions including the Santa Cruz Cup, Hempcon, Chalice, Happy Place, Tommy Chong’s Blazer’s Cup and the prestigious High Times Cannabis Cup.

Focused on the art and science of plant breeding, Debbie works directly with the plants every day, learning to recognize subtle differences between individual plants and discerning their specific preferences for care and feeding. Establishing this level of attention to detail helps her develop new strains while maintaining the unique genetics already in production.

Complementing and balancing Debbie’s full-time immersion into the horticultural aspect of the business, Peter works to spread her creations into the world, heading up the production gardens along with other practical aspects of the business including logistics, marketing and retail accounts. During the recent transition to a fully regulated market, Peter worked diligently to bring the business into compliance, applying for all necessary licenses and investing in branding and packaging, ensuring that the family business would survive and thrive.

Dwelling in a world of plants, Debbie has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with gardens of all types, studying organic gardening methods that nurture a living soil, including a lifelong commitment to pesticide-free practices that consistently test clean. All Purple Frost cannabis is cultivated in soil, produced under the California sun in greenhouses or indoors under lamps, necessary to keep strains constantly available throughout the year.

Instinctively using her green thumb to forge a connection with cannabis, Debbie considers this plant to be the most responsive to human intervention. “It’s like the Golden Retriever of the plant world,” Debbie remarks. “Very eager to please!”

Continuing the age-old symbiotic relationship between humankind and cannabis, Debbie feels that her life’s work propagating cannabis is a link in a chain that continues back into ancient history. As people have evolved, cannabis has been an early domesticated ally that evolved along with us. In our modern era, cannabis is still an ally, eager to help us reduce stress and tension in our lives, as well as heal illness and provide pain relief.

Cannabis is one of the few plants to have two distinct sexes, with male plants pollenating the resin-coated females. Working carefully over several generations of plants, the unique Purple Frost strains are crossed and then back-crossed to ensure stability, a painstaking process that requires several years of work before cultivars are shared with the public.

When a strain is ready, Peter enters it into popular cannabis competitions, looking for feedback from judges. More often than not, the intense, deep work that goes into creating and cultivating these plants is rewarded with awards and accolades, for which the Purple Frost team is incredibly appreciative.

“We’re just grateful for opportunity to do what we love,” Debbie and Peter say, “we’re here to best serve your purpose and the plant’s purpose.”

With countless Purple Frost strains photographed for High Times magazine and yearly calendars, these beautiful plants are beloved by connoisseurs, with Debbie saying, “This is something I can give to friends that I haven’t met yet.”

Awards

2017

Vanish
Best Overall Sativa
Hempcon 2016 Finals

Satisfaction
2nd Best Overall Sativa
Hempcon 2016 Finals

1.21 Jigawatts
3rd Best Overall Sativa
Hempcon 2016 Finals

Master Blaster
Best Overall Hybrid
Hempcon 2016 Finals

Shimmer
2nd Best Overall Hybrid
Hempcon 2016 Finals

Vanish
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon 2016 Finals

Jack Sparrow
Best Sativa Hempcon
Hempcon Heart of Nature

Honey Badger
Best Hybrid Hempcon
Hempcon Heart of Nature

Grape Soda
Best Indica Hempcon
Hempcon Heart of Nature

Grape Soda
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon Heart of Nature

Vanish
3rd Best Sativa
High Times NorCal Cannabis Cup

Master Blaster
1st Place Highest Terpenes
Chalice Cup

Jack Sparrow
Best Sativa
Hempcon 420 Festival

Schamell No.9
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon 420 Festival

Satisfaction
Best Wax Hempcon 420
Hempcon 420 Festival

Jack Sparrow
Best Sativa Hempcon
Hempcon Summer Games

1.12 Jigawatts
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon Summer Games

Shimmer
Best Hybrid
Hempcon Summer Games

Stargate
Best Indica
Hempcon Summer Games

Jack Sparrow
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon Summer Games

Vanish
Best Sativa
Hempcon Halloweed

Vanish
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon Halloweed

1.21 Jigawatts
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon Halloweed

Honey Badger
2nd Best Hybrid
Hempcon Halloweed

Grape Soda
Best Indica
Hempcon Halloweed

Joy Ride
2nd Best Indica
Hempcon Halloweed

Vanish
2nd Best Sativa
Tommy Chong Blazers Cup

Stargate
Best Indoor Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

Joy Ride
3rd Best Indoor Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

Vanish
2nd Best Indoor Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

1.21 Jigawatts
3rd Best Indoor Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Master Blaster
3rd Place Indoor Hybrid
Santa Cruz Cup

Scrumpy
Best Sungrown Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

Joy Ride
2nd Best Sungrown Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

Master Blaster
2nd Best Sungrown Hybrid
Santa Cruz Cup

Vanish
2nd Best Sungrown Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Sweet Miss
3rd Best Sungrown Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

2016

Master Blaster
Best Hybrid
Hempcon 420 Festival

1.21 Jigawatts
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon 420 Festival

Stargate
3rd Best Hybrid
Hempcon 420 Festival

Satisfaction
3rd Best Sativa
Hempcon 420 Festival

1.21 Jigawatts
Best Sativa
Hempcon Summer Games

Shimmer
Best Hybrid
Hempcon Summer Games

Shimmer
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon Summer Games

Master Blaster
Best Hybrid
Hempcon Halloweed

Glory Daze
2nd Best Hybrid
Hempcon Halloweed

Satisfaction
Best Sativa
Hempcon Halloweed

Vanish
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon Halloweed

1.21 Jigawatts
3rd Best Sativa
Hempcon Halloweed

Master Blaster
Connoisseurs Choice
Hempcon Halloweed

Jack Sparrow
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Vanish
2nd Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Glory Daze
2nd Best Hybrid
Santa Cruz Cup

City Lights
3rd Best Hybird
Santa Cruz Cup

Jack Sparrow
2nd Best Sativa
Happy Place Festival

Schamell No.9
3rd Best Sativa
Happy Place Festival

Honey Badger
3rd Best Indica
Happy Place Festival

2015

HIgh Druid
Best Sativa
Hempcon

High Druid
Best Sativa
Hempcon Dabmassive

J Sparrow
2nd Place
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

J Sparrow
Best Sativa
Hempcon

Master Blaster
3rd Best Hybrid
Hempcon Cup

Master Blaster
3rd Best Hybrid
Santa Cruz Cup

Schamell No. 9
2nd Best Sativa
Hempcon 420 Cup

Schamell No.9
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Sweet Miss
3rd Best Hybrid
Hempcon Cup

2014

HIgh Druid
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Scrumpy
3rd Place
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

2013

Honey Badger
2nd Place
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

J Sparrow
Best Sativa
Santa Cruz Cup

Stargate
Best Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

2012

Vanilla Kush
Best Overall Santa Cruz Cannabis
Santa Cruz Cup

Stargate
Best Indica
Santa Cruz Cup

Vanilla Kush
3rd Best Indica
Santa Cruz Cup