It's been about 14 weeks since sprout. It took me three months to get seeds. One more month for ripe buds means it takes four months from seed to harvest, like in koondense's experience.
For indoors I might as well grow a regular photo instead of this super blueberry haze. A photo plant 12/12 from start might even be quicker than this super auto..
Still it might be worth it if this strain was leaning towards the photo side in effects. A super silver haze and a blueberry wouldn't finish here outdoors. Nor a SSH x BB. But this SSH x BB x ruderalis will, if I just start it even sooner. It was started in June. Started indoors in April/May like koondense suggests, I think it might be ready for harvest by this time next year. A SSH x BB cross finishing up here would be nice.
I am however sceptical of the quality of this cross. I obviously have two phenos. One flowering, and one not. Can you imagine not a single budsite after 14 weeks?
I would suspect this cross to not be an F1 of photo x auto. That would to my knowledge give more uniformity. All plants heterozygous for auto. Recessive auto gene masked. As in Aa.
These would all flower according to light hours and not the age of the plant. Here we have one plant that flowered in the end, although later than ruderalis and other autos, but earlier than a haze. My two other plants have no sign of preflowering. Just leaves and stems. What is the possible explanation? Why is there such a marked difference in the phenos? Could this happen in a F1 cross between photo and auto?
Is it because it is a cross of three strains? Or maybe a backcross from an auto hybrid to a photo?
The appearance is almost identical between the three. But there is a marked difference in flowering trait.
Is it an f2, showing segregation? The couple not flowering could be pure photo, a couple of hazes with a flowering time of half a year, without the environmental stimuli to even initiate the flowering. Or the couple could be heavily ruderalis-leaning. Very sparce buds, so sparce that they don't exist.. The wrong rudi traits. The low yielding traits and not the auto flowering traits. Really don't know what's up with those two.
The one that does flower could be anything in my book. A really slow auto. A regular photo that finally started flowering when these northern daylight hours decreased. Just like any photo we try up here. It finally flowers when it's too late to finish.
Or maybe it is a photo that flowers earlier than normal because it is crossed to a rudi.
I will have to test that theory next year. If another seed from the same batch is planted sooner, and it starts flowering when there is way too much light hours to initiate flowering in a photo, then the ruderalis has contributed. If it flowers at the same time as this year, even if planted sooner, then it is just a photo.
I will grow the rest of the batch earlier next year and see what happens with those.
I will also grow these new seeds harvested today, and see how they fare in comparison.
I really don't know what these seeds are, though, as we don't know what the parents are. How to classify them. Is the superauto an F1? Are these seeds then f2?
I guess the SSH x BB has not been bred by Flash until an IBL. So I guess SSH x BB is F1. Reasonably homogenous. Then one cross to a rudi and we have F2 with all kinds of variation. All seed packs of this super auto probably contain a wide range of phenos. Next year I plant the final two of this six pack, and I get two more phenos.
Then the seeds of today's harvest are planted and I find even more phenos..
And then I just give up on super autos and go for true autos.