Originally Posted by flylowgethigh
I have read that it was an element the soil that made Santa Marta gold that color. That is why I made the wild guess about the Leb. Not a bad book, that talks about the hash there in that valley before the wars, called "Smugglers Blues".
i have read that somewhere too, about the red soil, making the plants a red,
however i have on good authority with my italian connection that sold me seed (2nd time, 2nd seed company),
that there are at least 2 different pheno types possibly a 3rd pheno. My italian source that i collborated with,
has been to bekka valley, and on farms to aquire their seed, and told me that it is a pheno type that is the red,
because they noted green plants everywhere (in red soil) and a few red ones, in the same fields with the same soil.
This is in support of their claim of it being more of a pheno type then a soil issue....
but then again, to me it is a worthy experiment to conduct, if one could get red soil, to prove myth or fact
now in canada (i live in ontario)...our province PEI has red dirt, they typically grow potatoes over there.....
but even to try and get red dirt from PEI would be a challange....and perhaps involve alot of red tape in the process,
i can hear the government asking me already, why do you want red dirt ??......lol
but it sure was interesting to clearly see all them red fields of dirt over there from that link you posted
now currently i only have 1 red leb plant, growing (very last one)
ive had terrible luck, ive bought seed twice now from 2 different sources, and ive yet to get a female.
It seems that i have loss(s) at germination, perhaps more loss(s) at transplanting...
and it seems that the only plants that did manage to survive have been male
(which last year i made my first hybrid with (red leb male X cherry bomb female) -should be good im hoping
but now onto pure red leb, i will have to order in more seed
from italy and try it again, this time with more success i hope
(3rd time is the charm they say)....i suspect the 1 remaining red leb i have currently growing outdoor is going to be another male,
i see no hairs and i see no sacs, but i have been here before....and it turns into male
i was hoping to get several ounces of material to experiment with
to see if this could be the material used to make cherry oil with
if it has the same characteristics as the oil i remember....
the color of a bright red oil, i also speculate is a byproduct of the manufacturing process by the alchemist, of said material.....
trick is first find the right material....
ps... i also assume that red soil is high in iron content, and the percieved red or rouge color is actually an iron oxide in the soil
thanks for the comments, pal...
i appreciate everyone's speculation and comments here