Originally Posted by hamstring
Hey thanks for the guidance Im a haze virgin. I may try a couple of Aces' Hazes as I am just growing for fun with these.
I dont know much about hazes except they are known for their uplifting buzz. I was also hoping for a complex taste profile. I dont want that lemon pledge taste I have a had in those vape pens.
Would you recommend the Congo or Bangi for the more climate adapted strains?
I may still try the Panama x Bangi too unless you have another preference in this outdoor harvest window?
As I said some of my curiosity is with the taste. If you had unlimited sunshine what Haze would be your choice and why?
Haze is one of those buzzwords that gets slapped on just about anything that is remotely sativa leaning these days. Half the time strains with Haze in the name aren't anything even remotely like the original Haze.
Neither Congo or Bangi Haze are actual hazes, but having said that, Bangi Haze is an exceptional short flowering sativa that will put almost all of the poly hybrids that are out there with haze somewhere in their name or lineage to shame. It will provide a legitimate clean electric sativa experience which is rare in such a short flowering plant. The flavor profile is also quite nice.
I have not tried Congo myself so I can't vouch for it one way or another other than to say that other respected sativa smokers on here have given it praise.
If you are looking for real haze then you won't see it flowering in under 16 weeks and more likely even longer than that, but real haze isn't everything its cracked up to be. A lot of people put it up on a pedestal as one of the legends from back in the day, but there are a lot of amazing IBL sativas out there that legitimately match or exceed it. Haze is after all just a crossbreed of a bunch of IBL sativas from across the world.
I should add from what I have seen Ace has a legitimate old school haze line, but I think its actually not their best sativa offering even if you have infinite time and sunshine. Ace has some amazing IBL sativas and hybrids based off of them.
I grew a Panama x Bangi Haze in my last grow and it has the nicest sativa buzz out of everything I grew this time which include Malawi x Panama, Sugar Punch, Zak Haze and Fire OG x Headband. The effects are very uplifting and clean. The buzz is a bit more electric than warm and not particularly trippy but is strongly euphoric. It's an all around very solid sativa.
I think so long as you are able to finish it, the Panama x Bangi will be an excellent strain for you. If you want a little more variety try adding Tikal or some Delicatessen Seeds strains into the mix. Delicatessen are up their with Ace when it comes to short flowering Sativas. Your flowering window is quite short which really limits what you can grow but there are still some very nice true sativa experiences that can be found within your growing requirements.
Nepal Jam isn't as clear and electric but it is another really nice little sativa. I'm not sure if its around anymore but Mextiza was one of the short flowering queens. I am quite fond of Aztec Rain as well and recommend it if you like Oaxican.