Originally Posted by Chompie
I ran a few of your C99 beans a couple years ago with some pretty good results. The first bean I popped sprouted and grew normal for about 4 days, then keeled over and died. Popped another one and got twins. One was a normal healthy plant that grew into a nice grapefruit leaning pheno and was a good representation cindy.
The second twin was a runt that I almost threw away. Decided to keep it and it grew into the absolute best tasting weed I've ever smoked in my life. It was a runt throughout its life and the yield wasn't good at all, but damn it was so freaking tasty! The smoke was like a super smooth fine cherry tobacco taste that I've never seen in any other strain before. Of course I never took a cutting....
Currently I have an FMS C99 at about 21 days of 12/12 which was started from the same 10 pack I bought 3 years ago and stored in my fridge. Seed cracked and poked it's tail out within 24 hours so I can't bitch about that. She's looking extremely sativa leaning right now, long skinny leaves, stretchy, but not a lot of trichs or smell yet.
Thanks for the positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your C99 experience, that's what matters in the end.
Really interesting story the little runty C99. Actually is quite impressive that you got such a nice tasty after such a beginning. Only thing that comes to my mind is that Mother Nature sometimes is a real and unpredictable surprise...
And about your fresh C99. The description corresponds to a original C99, and that's good.
Is ok if the smell is not that developed yet, she will probably start smelling a bit more around last weeks of flowering. Don't forget that is kind of a stealth plant, the smell won't ever be too strong.
If you have any picture, feel free to share them with us.
Thanks for joining the conversation, glad to see another C99 fan!
All the best,