Just wanted to get pictures of the next male I'm playing around with:
We've got a great early 3-leaf pattern and heavy over-lapping at the petioles. Sturdy, hollow, purple stems, great lateral branching and internode distances (even when root bound / hungry) - very healthy, vigorous roots - seems to feed lightly and handles low nutrient situations without any fuss. Really funky berry / burnt rubber and skunk funk undertones.
Really a nice plant with all the right features I seek in a male....so we are going to figure out exactly how he breeds.
Seeds of his offspring will be offered out to the community as testers before a full release is done...rather than testing "in house". I think the community as a whole prefers this approach to seed releases and it certainly alleviates some of my responsibilities in sorting and checking - and allows various environments to be explored in the testing process, which is something I simply can't really do on my own.
So, cuts of this male are going into flower this weekend for pollen collection and a new round of selected hybrids will be made very shortly!!!