First off- thanks, Baron! I enjoy royalty making kind comments. Much appreciated.
So, I pulled down the peppermint Panama Fem on day 84. Of course, it probably could have gone a few more days (or a week or so) but it looked quite done (vast majority of pistils were brown and the vast majority of trichs were very cloudy). I have a thing about not wanting to take 'em too deep, preserve the terpene profile etc. AND I needed the space in my little room, so down she came. Beautiful, lovely plant...my first one with pink/red pistils. Intense, upper-range citric with a dash of coffee and perhaps a dollop of cleanser to round it off. Small amount sampled from about a week ago and she is formidable. Deep. Profound. High but not couch-lock. Sure, I might stare at something for a few minutes but that's because of deepened appreciation, not because my brain is scrambled. Really! I promise!
As it turns out, I have pneumonia (cough!), so these pics (and those that follow in the next few threads) were taken quickly and on the run, so to speak. I probably won't be able to sample or vape her for a bit - so, I'll be surprised by her after a bit of a cure. In the meantime, she was gorgeous. Kinda chunky, dense buds. Encrusted in trichs. Sticky to the slightest touch and yielding of her scent just by thinking about her. As you can see, my clumsy attempt at LST was not -as we say- highly successful. She wanted a large cola and she made sure she had one! It's hard to tell but the buds are the sizes of small pine cones - almost all the way down. Plants with minds of their own! Gotta love 'em!
Enjoy! (I will cross-post in CBG due to the shared, remarkable genetics of this strain).