Originally Posted by I wood
I’m no golden tiger expert, having found a keeper with first seed that was female, original F1stock.
Eleven weeks is nice but I prefer the end product when picked at ten weeks, this is under 11/13 cyclewith 600w metal halide.
At nine weeks it has looked ready but I waited, next run will be sampled at nine weeks.
When in doubt whack a lower branch to sample, these early samples are usually my favorite smoke.
Thanks I wood!
whacking one for a "lab test" is what I always do and most attempts are telltale... them sats can be pretty treacherous though since some unveil their quality much later after long curing...
By the way, she's illuminated by 600W HPS plus 315W CDM...
Originally Posted by YukonKronic
I've seen her go to sleep for most of a week then push more for another week or ten days... look for all the calyxes to swell up and Amber trichs.... Anytime after ten weeks is usually good but letting them ripen till the bitter end gives more weight to the yield and the effect in my opinion..
This was Malawi dominant and optimum cut was around 12 to 12.5 weeks... I believe this pic was at around week 11.. it stalled except a few hairs here and there for weeks 11 thru 12 but resins just kept pumping up so I just kept leaving her.. eventually a power outage froze her causing me to cut a few days early but that's another story...
In my experience GT takes a bit of time while hairs wither and calyxes and resins swell. Not like say Zam which can "flash" ripen in like four five days sometimes.
Edit: didn't even really answer you... there's a ten week pheno that I believe carries rotten garbage terpenes iirc. Aside from that usually twelve to 14 weeks is more common I think. You said subtle mango for smell which leads me towards Malawi and probably a 12 week rather than 14 week finish.. just a guess really though...
Oye Yukon, I hear you on the withering and swelling bit, mate! It's coming on alright yet so tantalisingly slow
By the looks of it, I reckon she'll take at least two good weeks...
you say Malawi leaning, them long pistils remind me of Thai phenos...but then it's just a guess since I haven't seen that many individuals...
Anyhow, here are some close ups so you guys can get a better picture of the dame.