Originally Posted by therevverend
Nice work with these lines. I'm pleased with Mextiza grew it outdoors this year. One is finishing up and one is a week behind. One is fruity citrus wonderful smell like freshly squeezed orange juice. The other is other is also fruity but has a ranky gnarly undertone. Smells like some of the old Mexi brickweed.
If I was a 'pure' breeder looking for my favorite it'd be the fruity one but I haven't smelled that nasty rank smell since the 90s I find it interesting. A bit similar to the skunky Indicas but not related at all. I doubt Mextiza has any Indica in it unlike many other so called landraces. Not that it matters to me, I grow what I like, but it's interesting to see it develop differently then the hybrids I usually grow.
I recommend you try growing it outdoors it really shines. I've had my worst year in years, mold everywhere, I've lost less then a gram on the Mextiza.
The ranky one has a terrible powdery mildew attack the lower bushy part of the plant is a mess. I'm going to spray greencure in the morning and hack some of the top hopefully the UV radiation will eradicate some of it. The PM gets worse when it's hot and dry.
I've had outdoor Mextizas since the year I met her, and as any plant, they are much better outdoors than indoors. But the outdoors season isn't enough for me. I have too many breeding projects going on and I can't perform annual steps, I need to go faster.
Talking about your plants, I'd wait to smoke both of them before picking a keeper, if you can. They are quite similar, but don't discard any just in case. Now should be a good moment to harvest them, I cut mine two weeks ago already because of rains. It's been a horrible year for funghi here as well.
I do believe Mextiza has some Indica on it, in fact Phylos links her with Skunk. After years growing different landraces, including several Mexican, I can point the difference. Enormous amounts of resin, many glands and very big calyxes, with such a strong high are consequences of hybridization for sure. What is nice is that Mextiza is a weed that mixes the speed of the fast indicas and the best of the Mexican flavor, and much of Mexican effects. But she is much stronger than any sativa landrace, its THC level is beyond 10%, according to the tests made on Oaxaca '79. Probably a Mexican cultivar was hybridized back in the 70s and a lot of selection was made to develop Oaxaca '79.
I don't seek "authenticity" but quality. I prefer Mextiza over any weed I've smoked, and I don't care it's an hybrid. She is fucking great.
Let's see how she mixes with the other great sativas I have. I've just pollinated the Thai Angola with my newly discovered male, that's an extreme sativa as well, but probably a little hybridizated in the Angolan side, as other La Mano Negra works. We should send her to analyze.