DJ Short Seeds
Origins: Highland Thai x Afghan Indica
Flowering: 45-55 days
Harvest: late September
The name Blue Moonshine originated in a dream. The variety that inherited this dream-inspired moniker reveals mostly indica characteristics in structure and potency. Blue Moonshine is a short, stout, bushy plant. Outdoors, it rarely exceeds 3 feet, and is rarely over 2.5 feet indoors. One advantage of this variety is that it may be cropped quite low indoors or out.
The leaves are dark and wide. This plant produces dense, sticky buds, coated with tall-standing, glandular stalked trichomes – a true “hash plant”. The aroma and flavor of both the growing bud and the finished product is strong and astrigent with a distinct fruity or fermented fruity taste.
In its effect, Blue Moonshine is akin to the homebrew that its name brings to mind. It is a potent smoke with a strong sensation of expansion in the lungs that is likely to induce coughing. The high is long lasting and physical, commonly beginning with hilarity, followed by extreme appetite stimulation then sedation.
Cinderella 99 x Panama Red
Origins: Cinderella 99 x Panama Red
Flowering: 70 days
Harvest: mid October
The name of this variety leads you right to the parentage. The mother, Panama Red, is a pure sativa strain from South America. The father, Cinderella 99, is a fast maturing, resiny sativa strain originating with the Brothers Grimm in Holland. Cindy 99 is a cross froma Jack Herer bag seed that was “cubed” to create Cinderella 99.
For this cross, Wally Duck has bred Cinderella 99 specifically for the taste. He discovered among several grows that some Cindy 99s had an increased pineapple flavor. In the fifth cross of these pineapple types, he added the Panama Red to produce this very resiny, pineapple-smelling plant. In addition to flavor, the Cindy father was selected for fast maturation and high resin content, while the Panama Red mother was chosen for the trippy, euphoric effects. Together, these two sativa strains yield a pure sativa whose high and taste really shines when grown in an acclimated indoor climate.
Wally Duck prefers to grow cannabis outside in his tropics location, which is the favored home for pure sativas. C99 x PR was happy to finish on sub-equatorial days (no longer than 13 hours) without signs of revegging. Outdoors, sativas need a climate that won’t frost too early in the season. This variety is right at home in the heat – in an outdoors test patch, C99 x PR was dealt a very steamy season and showed no signs of trouble, also tolerating some gaps in watering. Bacause of its hardiness and willingness to put up with some neglect and abuse, this plant is suitable for a beginning outdoor gardener who is in the 40 degree latitude region.
Indoors, this variety is more suitable for a grower who has a little experience. Optimum indoor ripeness takes 70 days from forcing at a 12/12 cycle. C99 x PR does well in a screen of green (SCROG), where branches can be trained for maximum yield. A soil medium adds depth to this strain’s flavor, but she has also done well in hydro methods.
Given a chance, this plant can get quite large, with several long main colas. With a minimum vegetative time, outdoor plants reach 5 feet and yield between 4 and 8 ounces per plant. Indoors with minimum vegetative times, the plants yield around 1 ounce each, which increases if they are vegged longer and allowed ample room for the subsequent increase in size.
Whe allowed to progress without much manipulation or pruning, this plant becomes more round and bushlike than the classic marijuana profile. C99 x PR buds are compact and stacked, but not super chunky. Outdoors they look like foxtails, thick and long, surrounded by some typically slender sativa foliage. This strain tastes like pineapple, with a pleasant spiciness and a hint of pepper in the exhale. The high is filled with the sweet effects of sativa. The high comes on fast – a talkative, awake, idea-liberating buzz with a trippy edge. Once your thoughts are tingling and fully stimulated, C99 x PR is good for lengthy chats with your favorite conversation partners. It may be good for bouncing around some interesting ideas, but focused work or planning is best saved for later.
Indica 50 / Sativa 50
Origins: Blueberry sativa x Original Blueberry
Flowering: 55-65 days
Cocoa Kush is a 2009 release from the stables of the Delta-9 collection. It was developed on the US West Coast and tested in Oregon and California. DJ Short’s breeding work is most strongly associated with his development of the original Blueberry. A meticulous breeder, DJ has mostly worked to expand the Blue family, creating boutique strains for the medical or hobby grower that are stable, uniquely flavorful first-class headstash.
Cocoa Kush is no exception. Sister to the Vanilluna, Cocoa Kush is a selection of two Blueberry parents. Even though they are both Blueberries, they embody different variations: the mother is a more sativa type, and the father is a “stretch” indica type, making Cocoa Kush more similar to an F1 hybrid than an inbred line. The F1 seeds are uniform, but offer genetic diversity in additional crosses. Cococa Kush’s Blueberry sativa mother forms asymmetric growth and often has no dominant main stem. Less than a quarter of the leaves show variegation (the “krinkle” leaf characteristic). By finish, this plant ranges into the deep blue and lavender hues so often associated with the Blueberry strain, and her flavors are tangy, with a subtle chocolate palate.
The Blue family originated with crosses of four pure P1 landrace varieties – The Highland Thai, Chocolate Thai, Highland Oaxaca Gold, and Afghan indica. The Cocoa Kush is aesthetically and experientially reminiscent of its grandmamma Chocolate Thai. Structurally, Cocoa Kush blends kush characteristics and Thai influences. With some help from the indica-leaning Blueberry papa, Cocoa Kush grows as a uniform and symmetric plant with fat dark leaves and compact nodes, but it is not as thickset as an indica, incorporating an open or stretchy aspect in its structure from the sativa lines. Extending vegetative time coupled with early topping is recommended to increase yield, or run these plants un-topped in a sea of green system. After 8-9 weeks of flowering time, these plants reach a medium height with sturdy stems and ample resin that emanates high-end aromatics. Cocoa colas are tight and elongated lavender foxtails. The swollen purpled calyxes are like bunches of grapes along a vine.
Cocoa Kush excels in its complex yet subtle flavors. DJ is a taste master, and with Cocoa Kush, the mixture of flavors includes a zesty fruit edge with a blend of chocolate, tobacco, licorice, and nuts. Remember riding a rollercoaster? That moment right after the pause at the top of the first peak, when the wheels start to roll forward into the swift and exhilirating ride ahead? The initial hit of Cocoa Kush has that breathless quality to it. Its intense beginning may make occasional or light users anxious or momentarily overwhelmed. However, not to worry, the sensation tapers into a more mellow, sleepy, and dreamy state of mind.
Funxta’z Purple Cali Kush
Don’t Panic Organix
Indica 60 / Sativa 40
Origins: Granddaddy Purple x triple backcrossed OG Kush
Flowering: 56-63 days
Harvest: mid October
The Funxta’z Purple Cali Kush is an indica-dominant dybrid that blends a lanky OG Kush father with a mother Granddaddy Purple indica from the wine regions in northwestern California. The OG Kush is a triple inbred crox (IBX) of an inbred line (IBL) of Kush. It is a more sativa-dominant strain with an enviable kush high. The purple mama is a hardy and stout plant that infuses the kush flavors with the purple tones of grapes and tartness of berries.
This West Coast Cali plant was bred in the inland desert regions of California, and it is very stabl in dry or desert conditions. The FPCK does well in hydro or soil and delivers the best yield when topped and allowed to form several limbs. As they mature, about half of the plants form lengthy branches like its OG Kush father, while the other half stay fairly stout and compact. Both types have very even growth, with more symmetry than most Christmas trees.
Funxta’z Purple Cali Kush is adapted to thrive in its home environment, making it very tolerant to overly warm temperatures and highly resistant to molfds, mildews, andmites. After the fifth week of flowering, the buds dense up considerably, and the majority go fully chromatic, with vibrant green. All FPCK plants twinkle with a glow of heavy resin. The colas are wide and compact, often taking on a crown shape.
The FPCK high is a relaxed, yet energetic, happy high that creeps up progressively for the fifteen minutes after inhale and tends to linger for hours. Lightweight users should take care not to indulge too heavily at first, allowing the full effects to be revealed before proceeding. The initial high of Funxta’z Purple Cali Kush is great for concentration and motivation. It feels like the cleaning lady just tidied up inside your head, dusting out any cobwebs and leaving things with a sparkling clarity and orderliness that inspires productivity or excitement. This initial feeling fades to a mellow enjoyment, making it good for social activities or concerts where the beginning of the night is full of lively energy that naturally fades to a more casual mood. Medical users who treat depression or seek an energy boosting effect will enjoy this variety.
Origins: 2 sativa dominant hybrids
Flowering: 70-90 days
Harvest: early November
Kali Mist was developed in the early 1990s, when many primo sativas from mysterious origins were gathered and selectively bred. Kali has had a series of fathers, creating slight differences based on time period. Seeds first sold under this name strongly resembled the typical Southeast Asian sativa, but an interim father in the 1990s gave the offspring a more Afghani look. With the new millennium, Kali’s third father has returned it to a strongly sativa appearance.
Kali plants grow to a medium height with long internodes and medium-long fan leaves. The plant’s structure is “open”, meaning it’s possible to see all the way through the sapce between the plants. This structure promotes good quality buds along the entire length of the stem because light can penetrate through the entire plant. Big individual flowers cluster closely together to form buds that are mostly leafless in 75 percent of the plants. The other quarter form a more traditional bud with many leaflets. On both types, glandular trichomes abound.
Seedlings are ready to flower after 30-40 days of vegetative growth, when they should be clipped to avoid undainly heights. Clones are ready for flowering as soon as they are rooted, about 3-4 days. Indoor growing is recommended, by any method, including sea of green. Kali can be attempted outside where long growing seasons prevail.
With a sweet scent and flavor that spans both the sweet and spicy, this variety offers a cerebral high that leaves the mind clear and focused. Kali Mist’s effects have proven beneficial for medical users with multiple sclerosis, fatigue, and chronic pain. A popular choice among women, Kali Mist is a great all-day pot that can enhance energetic outdoor activities or more meditative, thoughtful pastimes.
1st place, High Times Cannabis Cup hydro division 1995
1st place, High Times Cannabis Cup sativa category 2000
Stoney Girl Gardens
Indica 80 / Sativa 20
Origins: Sugar Plum x pure indica
Flowering: 30-40 days
The indica-dominant Pit Bull strain begins with a trade: som P-91 seed from the university professor who created the P-91 strain. Stoney Girl was told that this strain was the government’s latest G-13. P-91 came from a program at a university in Southern California that supposedly did not exist. This grandfather of the Pit Bull’s paternal side was crossed with Stoney Girl’s own Berkeley Blues to become a strain called Sugar Plum. Sugar Plum, an award winner that placed first in the 2003 Oregon medical cannabis awards, is Pit Bull’s father. The Pit Bull mother, simply referred to as P-91, is a cross from Southern California, consisting of a G-13 mother crossed with Bull Rider.
As the name suggests, Pit Bull is a rugged, tenacious strain. The plants are vibrant, vigorous, and mite resistant. Don’t mistake this stubborn determination for rigidity. Pit Bull is very pliable and obedient. She performs well in any environment and has great yields in any arrangement from a hydro closet to an outdoor farm. The Pit Bull plant is branchy with close nodes. When allowed to grow free, she forms a giant spherical bush that blooms with buds on every branch. A quick plant, she finishes flowering in an average of 6 weeks or mid-September outdoors when planted in June, even in the temperate climates of the Pacific Northwest. It is a bush indoors, and a giant tower out.
During flowering, Pit Bull jumps right into action, forming open blooms covered in crystals during the first 2 weeks. The buds are large thick spheres covered in pom-pom hairs and oozing crystals. Buds have a medium density that is neither airy nor popcorn textured, but also not rock hard. The Pit Bull sugar leaves have so much crystal on them that they tend to curl. The fan leaves are large and wide and look like maple leaves. Pit Bull stays bright green unless it gets chilly in the garden – then she turns purple. The bases of the leaves are a passion purple. The branches are bright green with violet stripes highlighting the ribs.
The Pit Bull’s hardiness and instinct for survival make it an ideal strain for the beginner, but the qualities will satisfy more elite tastes and impress on special occasions. The buzz is a heavy hitter that won’t be a top choice for the occasional recreational user, but is well suited for medicinal use or for experienced tokers. There is a body blissfulness and a heady intense mental component that can feel a bit like a gong has been rung inside the brain. Pit Bull is thoughtful and trippy, if a bit distracted at its height. The taste and smell profiles are complex and maintain flavors throughout, including a fresh grapefruit citrus with honey, hash, and a pungent sweet tropical bass.
Federation Seed Company
Origins: Cali strain x White Rhino
Flowering: 56-60 days
Harvest: mid October
Federation purchased Romulan as a complete strain in 1996in an attempt to rescue it from extinction. In the 1970s, this variety was brought from Califronia to British Columbia by a Vietnam veteran, where it was grown on Vancouver Island. This variety was nicknamed Romulan after people joked that the high “could dent your head,” producing ridges like those of Star Trek’s warrior-like race with the same name.
Federation acquired Romulan in the form of clones, so she was entirely female. After crossing it with a Cannabis Cup prize winner, a White Rhino male, breeders ar Federation backcrossed 11 times to stabilize the variety at a 97 percent pure Romulan hybrid. Selections at each backcross favored the biggest, most robust plants over the fastest, although the finishing time remains around a very acceptable 8 weeks. Romulan seeds are now homogenous and have an improved robustness and yield as a result.
This purple-stemmed plant branches extensively and is less appropriate for a sea of green garden than a set-up which takes advantage of the multiple branching and budding sites. A completely indica plant, Romulan is short and bushy with dark green leaves and thick buds. While still a moderate producer, Romulan has not lost its head-denting capabilities, and claims the title of Federation’s most potent strain. Outdoors, this plant will yield about a half-pound of tight nuggets per fully grown plant. Drier climates are more favorable since the buds, being both thick and dense, have some susceptibility to mold.
Romulan is alien pot with potent effects. Couch lock is likely an concentration may be difficult to maintain. Medically, this weed has shown excellent results for chronic pain.In addition to its ongoing popularity in BC, Romulan has developed a devoted fan base in Texas.
Origins: Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean x Afghani x Afghani Hawaiian
Flowering: 56 days
Harvest: early October
Soma A+ may become the pet of the class. Short to medium in height, this mostly indica strain displays the bushy structure and colas so compact that it has been nicknamed “Rock Bud”. She is a good sea of green plant since height and branching are easy to manage. With an extended vegetation period, Soma A+ can be coaxed into a larger plant, and will perform inconspicuous in an outdoor garden.
A fast bloomer, Soma A+ finishes in about 8 weeks and wards off spider mites so well, she is often the last holdout in the garden, keeping the pests at bay. The yield makes this bud more appealing to a connoisseur rather than a commercial grower, but the easy of growth and the quality of the final product will make this a coveted weed to share with your inner circle.
At maturity, Soma A+ develops sugary red leaves reminiscent of autumn’s best maples. As the mostly indica genetics would lead you to expect, the buzz is relaxing to the body and mind, and good for contemplation or napping on rainy day afternoons. Better as a day ender than a day starter, Soma A+ provides medicinal quality cannabis with healing properties for what ails you, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual in nature.
Origins: California indica x Afghan indica
Flowering: 46-56 days
Harvest: early October
LA Confidential is a commercial seed strain that captures the genetics of OG Kush. An Afghan strain grown from clones, OG Kush first became popular in the Los Angeles market in the 1990s, and then became world famous as California rappers like Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill namechecked it in their songs. OG Kush offered a has-like experience from reefer: a resinous smoke, deep and spicy-sweet like nutmeg, that drew the smoker into a lush, slightly trippy dreamland. While “Authentic OG Kush” may be hard to find if you’re not a rap star, DNA’s LA Confidential brings the secrets of this celebrity smoke to the market.
LA Confidential is an indoor-adapted plant that can also be grown outdoors or in a greenhouse. This strain is resistant to mildew, and on the whole is easy for even a novice to grow. She likes any medium – hydro, coco beds, soil, or NFT systems. If forced into flowering at 3-4 feet of growth, LA Confidential stays petite, gaining only a foot in the rest of her cycle, making her a good strain for gardeners with limited space. DNA themselves prefer bigger plants, vegetated for 3-4 weeks, for a lower overall plant count. Like many eco-conscious growers, DNA recommends organic nutrients.
As she moves through flowering, LA Confidential forms popcorn-like buds that are very dense, and so dark green that they almost appear black by harvest time. The flowering time is speedy, finishing in 7-8 weeks indoors, or by late September to early October when grown outside. These are the sweet “rocks” of resinous bud associated with her OG Kush ancestors. LA Confidential is not the biggest yielding strain, with average yields between 300-500 grams per square meter from “petite” plants in close quarters; yields from larger or outdoor plants may be correspondingly greater.
LA Confidential delivers a heavy “Kush” high: tasty, languorous, and a little psychedelic. Experienced smokers will find it relaxing but not sleepy, although probably too relaxing if there are complex tasks to be done. This is a chill-out smoke. What this strain lacks in monstrous yields it makes up for in high, taste, and smell. Many weed experts agree – LA Confidential has won second (2005) and third (2004) place for indica at the High Times Cannabis Cup, and first place for indica in the international Cannagraphics Cup (2005).
JD’s High-Bred Seeds
Indica 50 / Sativa 50
Origins: equatorial sativa x Middle Eastern indica
Flowering: 60-65 days
Harvest: mid October
Dreadlock is an even combination of the sativa and indica spectrum that can be recommended for beginning growers. This strains exhibits two phenotype. One is a slightly fluffy plant with popcorn buds while the other exhibits less branching, denser buds, and fewer small nodules that protrude from the buds. Both types are not as bushy as most sativa-influenced hybrids, and each sprouts a large main cola that looks like a giant nappy dread.
This variety does not need high levels of fertilizer to produce large, heavy buds. It is very hardy and resistant to molds and pests. Joint doctor prefers to grow this primarily indoor plant in organic soil, but Dreadlock will do well in hydro too. Yields will be slightly better if each plant is given at least one square foot of space, but the formation of one large main cola makes it suitable for sea of green. The best method for this variety is “screen of green”.
Dreadlock’s dark nine-pronged fan leaves are accessorized with small, distinctively horn-shaped leaflets tucked in at their bases. The fan leaves turn yellow and drop before harvest, which means little manicuring is required. Dreadlock clones sprout roots and bushy foliage very quickly, making it a great strain for breeding mothers.
Smart growers give Dreadlock a full 9 weeks before harvest, since her buds gain a lot of weight and THC in the final weeks. Once harvested, these super sticky buds produce a very energetic high that creeps up, strengthening over the first half hour to a psychedelic, slightly speedy feeling. This mildly musky variety is great for socializing and known for its “giggle stick” qualities. Dreadlock is also a good variety for the hash lover.
The Third Dimension
Sativa 70 / Indica 30
Origins: Apollo 13 x Jack the Ripper
Flowering: 52-70 days
Harvest: mid September
In this sativa-dominant variety, breeder Subcool brings together three elite strains from the TGA library. The super potent Apollo 13 mother, a Subcool personal favorite, is combined with a pick of the litter male Jack the Ripper, itself a combination of the primo Jacks Cleaner and Space Queen strains. Considering the strength of these three strains, TGA feels that this hybrid is a new dimension in three-way crosses.
The Third Dimension is a fast finisher indoors, reaching ripeness in just under 8 weeks. This strain is grown best in an organic super soil mix. This variety has nice lateral branching and thrives when topped and allowed multiple heads. Expect classic results from this strain – an evergreen profile with stems as strong as the parent branches. She is a light eater, taking moderate feedings and growing well without supports.
The Third Dimension plants express two phenotypes, one that is more indica and one that is more sativa. The short indica phenotype is well suited for SCROG (screen of green), because her side branching makes a nice lower bud shelf. She shows minimal stretching and finishes very fast, in just over 7 weeks. This plant is worth cloning and has show good success in rooting. The less common sativa-dominant phenotype takes an additional 2 weeks to finish, and springs up over 5 feet tall, but her soaring high is worth the extra wait. The phenotypical variation in this strain makes her desirable to growers who love both indicas and sativas.
As Third Dimension matures, her resin spreads even to fan leaves, causing the small “sugar” leaves to curl together. Bubble hash made from these leaves melts completely at the touch of a flame. The plants’ green hues change into autumnal shades as harvest approaches. The buds are chunky and hard, with a sharp pointy shape. Cured buds are light green with brilliant orange hairs and a sticky coat of resin.
The Third Dimension fills the grow room with the dank smell of sour, overripe fruit. As the buds dry, the aromas and flavors mellow to a tropical fruit tartness. The inhale has an infusion of fruitiness that includes hints of mango, pineapple, coconut and a bit of lemon. The exhale is very soft and mellow. When smaller leaves are converted to bubble hash, it completely melts when heat is applied.
Third Dimension’s buzz is a sparkle added to the mundane day, making everything softer and funnier. In moderation, this stone is clearheaded enough for daytime enjoyment; however, this is the weed equivalent of a tropical cocktail – the light fruity flavors can make you forget the potency, so it sometimes too easy to overindulge. The Third Dimension may enhance snakcing, but is likely to rev up the imagination a bit too much to encourage sleep.
Origins: Los Angeles Kush x G-13
Flowering: 53-55 days
Harvest: late September
Named for the notorious LSD brainwashing experiments conducted by the CIA and the Canadian police in the 1950s, MK-Ultra is secret American project pot, fathered by the Angels, the OG Kush. Appropriately, MK-Ultra is an unusual indica: its buzz is “bright”, body-stimulating and speedy, like the body wake-up of strong tobacco or coffee.
MK-Ultra grows straight and narrow and likes to be topped. This strain stays green throughout her life. Her leaves start out fat, then get thin as they mature; her buds start off loose but get dense and hard with resin after about 40 day of flowering. MK-Ultra produces scores of small, round, popcorn-type buds. Both hydro and soil cultivation produce good yields. T.H. Seeds favors a sea of green method with 18-20 plants per square meter for this variety.
MK-Ultra has a thick, lingering aroma and a fresh pine-tree flavor that surprises with a lingering tongue-fizz, like a carbonated soda or a fizzing candy. The immediate, jolting rush is hypnotic; the extreme flavor and smell make this strain bad for sneak-a-toke, but perfect for a party icebreaker. MK-Ultra’s stimulant stone can overcome body fatigue from a long night of dancing, but is a little too intense for focused work. MK-Ultra won 1st place in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup (Indica category).
Mr. Nice Seed Bank
Origins: Afghan x Afghan / Skunk
Flowering: 56-70 days
Harvest: late October
Breeder Shantibaba likes to play with the names he gives various breeds by rehabilitating words with negative connotations and applying them to something good. As he says, “Face it, devils are not so bad at certain times!”
This Devil’s Afghani pedigree has given it a reddish aura that deepens as it matures. The leaves turn purple to red, like the color of autumn, and are typically thick and fan-like in shape. The bud is a cluster of flowers and goes from dark green to purple to red as it finishes. Unlike many Afghanis, this hybrid is only a moderate resin producer.
The buzz will take you on a magical mind journey that can be wonderfully therapeutic and uplifting. This Devil is a good companion for exciting and adventurous undertakings. The bouquet is sweet like an apple orchard, while the taste also includes the parental skunk influence.
An easy-to-grow plant, Devil is recommended for the novice and is a great selection for outdoor or greenhouse growers. Although it shows growth initially, watch out once it has established its root ball. This plant finishes by October in the Northern hemisphere, June / July in the Southern hemisphere. If you try this one indoors, it must be placed in vegetative growth for at least 2 weeks if yield is the prime directive.
Sativa 80 / Indica 20
Origins: Trainwreck x Thai x East Coast Sour Diesel
Flowering: 56-63 days
Harvest: mid October
Casey Jones combines an excellent sativa mother, a Trainwreck x Thai, with an outstanding male from Rezdog’s Sour Diesel v3 line. The mother originated from Billy Goat Seed’s Oriental Express cross. She has a very sweet flavor, and a heady transcendent high.
Adding Diesel to Trainwreck suggested the name Casey Jones, engineer of the most famous train wreck of all time. The sativa-dominant Casey Jones strain has an amazing high. The plant varies slightly in structure, from Thai foxtails to Diesel plumes. It retains the short ripening time of the Oriental Express mother, finishing in about 8 weeks. Casey Jones is not overly picky, suiting the novice grower as well as the sweet-toothed connoisseur.
This variety multi-branches well, especially when trained. She prefers moderate feeding and grows to a final height of 30-40 inches when forced at 12-16 inches. When plants are grown short with a single cola (SOG style), they yield an average of 1/3 to 1/2 ounce. Grown large and trained, plants could yield up to 3.5 ounces each.
The buds form like towers of calyxes, tight but clustered, creating a looser cola, with colorful pistils that vary from orange to pink. The leaves have thin blades and stems may purple late in the flowering phase.
The Casey Jones flavor is a combination of the confection-like sweet Oriental Express and the citric sour of the Diesel. The high can be felt almost immediately and lasts about an hour and a half. This strain has an “up” effect with a vividly trippy, thought provoking quality that can lead to mental wandering. Under its effects, one may feel a stronger sense of connectedness to self and others. it is good for creative activities that can benefit from an introspective mood and don’t require intense right brain focus. It is less than ideal if you need to make plans, balance your checkbook or do other very linear activities. Go fly a kite, watch a movie, hike around in the outdoors, or engage in a little painting or other interpretive activity when indulging in Casey Jones. Do not drive a train!
Sativa 50 / Indica 50
Origins: Skunk & White family strain
Flowering: 63-70 days
Harvest: late October
Two types of grass gained popularity among Dutch growers in the mid-1990s. The red skunk strains gave high yields of middling quality weed, while the resinous white strains satisfied any ganja gourmet with flavor and quality of buzz, but gave only modest yields. After an intense selection process, Nirvana hybridized for the best qualities of these two established strains with Ice.
A new generation power plant, Ice weds kind bud with kind yields. Ice has few branches, minimal foliage, and many floral clusters: a plus when manicuring. Virtually all of the branches Ice extends will be heavily budded. A rapid grower, this plant can be put directly into flower after roots are established. She will double in height and start forming flowers in the first 2 weeks of the 12-hour regimen. No ice maiden, this strain is happiest with lots of fresh, warm, humid air circulating around her. Hydroponic methods will give the most effective results with the best resin production. A sea of green set-up is appropriate.
Ice practically fumes with nearly fuel-like scent of raw THC. Flavored like Nepali black hash, toking Ice is likely to induce coughing. Plan on putting your brain on ice because this variety’s heavy stone may leave you in lazy daze for hours.
Winner, High Times Cannabis Cup 1998.
Jordan of the Islands
Origins: God Bud x Blueberry
Flowering: 55-60 days
Harvest: early October
Blue God, the clever name given to the offspring of God Bud and Blueberry, evokes the Hindu deity Krishna – eighth avatar of Vishnu, Bhagavad Gita teacher, master of internal yogas and upholder for the cosmic order.Scholars and priests debate the connotations of Krishna’s blue-black skin. It can suggest the profound and peaceful expanse of the sky and sea, and a power distinct from the other gods and heroes. For Jordan’s Blue God strain, blue pigment mainly shows its enviable Blueberry parentage.
Blue God does well indoors or can grow outside in areas with a long season. It is best to grown the short, dense and bushy Blue God as a multi-branch plant. Jordan prefers gardening this strain in soil over the hydro method. Indoors, Blue God reaches 3-4 feet in height and gets just as wide at the base. Outside, this solid indica can reach 8-12 feet, crowded with massive buds and thick leaves that turn dark purple as it matures.
Even though Blue God will show incredible resin at 6-7 weeks, wise growers let it go 8 weeks for maximum yields. Blue God gives a very strong indica nightcap high. Sleep and relief from chronic pain can come on fast; the strain doesn’t suit activities that require alertness and energy. The smoke tastes somewhat the way the plant looks, deep with a hint of berry. Blue God won 4th place in the Cannabis Culture Toker’s Bowl 2002.