(70s Thai x Columbian Gold) x (Romulan x C99)
harvest window for these plants at 68-75 days
"I could go into exact details about each pheno here but I don't think that would be too helpful since these are individual plants. So instead I'll just do a broad overview and talk about the pheno people liked most.
As plants, these were all vigorous, easy-to-grow, quick-flowering sativas which is not something I've come across before. Normally, sativas take some talent to grow correctly. Many growers have trouble keeping plants healthy for a short 60 day flowering period. Sativas can go 100+ days and to really do them justice, you need years of experience (read: mistakes). What I liked about these is that 70 days yielded a strong, uppity buzz that you'd expect out of a plant that would take 90 days to finish. This seems to be a cross that just about anyone could grow to experience the clearer, more energetic side of cannabis. My patient's favorite pheno actually yielded really well too and I bet she'd be a total monster outside.
Overall these are good sativas as they're clear/slightly stoney with a good intensity and no comedown. I didn't get any paranoia, I thought these were all pretty social/functional, and a strong buzz sticks around for around 2 hours. The phenos varied physically but the highs were pretty similar. Patients liked number 2 the most because it seemed to have the most kick. All of them had a similar incense flavor which was earthy, musty and sweet. I usually expect a 'creeper' buzz out of sativas and number two was somewhere between a creeper and something that hits immediately. She seemed to have a thought-provoking buzz that went great with music and kept you awake to get stuff done.
My favorite pheno happened to be number 3 but this is based purely on the buzz. She had a mild euphoria to her and you'd find yourself smiling for no reason just enjoying a random moment of nothing really. It's one of those mood-elevators I suppose that makes you appreciate how fortunate we are. This type of buzz reminds me of my sativa benchmark: kali mist.
The 3 plants I had were good sativas. I liked the power of number 2 the best and coincidentally, she was the best yielder and finished in under 70 days. She's not the best sativa that I've ever smoked, but she beats out a lot of 'em. My all-time sativa benchmark is old Kali Mist and while Kali is more powerful and has a buzz that sticks around longer, this cross has a similar buzz and she's done 30 days quicker! I should add that this was the easiest sativa that I've ever grown so when you add up all the positives (yield, ease of growing, vigor, visual appeal, buzz), she's definitely worth taking a look at. Something else that's noteworthy is that my patients really enjoy number 2. I had a compliment just last night as she called it 'the thai' and wondered when more would be available. Visually, number 2 has that appeal that wont scare off your average patient as some patients don't like to see that classic airy, wispy, red-haired sativa in their medicine jar. Even though those wispy flowers could yield an experience of a lifetime, I guess some patients eat with their eyes first?
I'm keeping number 2 for a few runs and it's not that I thought I pulled her early, but I'm going to take her out to 80 days or so to see if she changes. During my first few runs with kali mist, I was pulling her at 11 weeks because she 'looked' done. Now I take her over 14 weeks and she's sooo much better than she was at 11. I'll be sure to report back on how a few extra days of flowering affects this cross."
plant #1 (Thai x Columbian Gold) x (Romulan x C99)