Hey everyone, first time poster here. I just wanted to share a smoke report of my ACE Seeds Malawi because it's so impressive, and I hope that my review will inspire some of you to grow it yourselves!
-She was grown from seed in a greenhouse.
-2014 seed, purchased from Herbie's a year ago
-Started in mid-May, cut down in mid-December
-Grown in Ocean Forest potting soil in a 5 gallon smart pot
-Used General Organics line of nutrients including Bio Bud (nute solution adjusted to 6.3 pH during flower), plus EWC/Actinovate/turbinado sugar teas
-Indonesian bat guano finish followed by a turbinado sugar flush before December harvest.
-Pheno was 7-8 feet tall, super lanky, tons of branches. Low-medium leafiness. Sativa-type leaves that seemed to get narrower as the plant grew bigger. Bud structure was extremely loose w/ lots of large resiny calyxes, like sticky-icky foxtails. Spicy, woody, herbaceous smell during flower, like a brick of hash and a bottle of Paco Rabanne had a lovechild in the Serengeti.
-Yield was extremely low. Despite her large size, ample supply of organic nutrients and exposure to strong Southern California sun in a decently-controlled greenhouse environment, she only yielded 2 ounces.
SMOKE REPORT (6-week cure)
-Insanely dank, woodsy cologne and fuel notes, loud and wild smell. I've never smelled weed like this before. Is this what Africa smells like?
-Taste is smooth, herbal, woody, sweet, with a touch of cigar.
-High is a creeper, takes about 10 minutes to fully kick in. But when it does, it hits you in the head like wrecking ball! If you smoke too much it can almost feel like a brain freeze! Super euphoric with a speedy energetic buzz. Puts a big fat grin on your face with red heavy-lidded eyes. A mild but pleasant body effect gives it a medical edge. The high is strong and psychoactive and very long lasting (0.25g = 3 hours) with a smooth comedown. Also, no paranoia!
Dubi, if you are reading this, thank you for your wonderful genetics! I truly adore the Malawi and look forward to growing more of your gear in the future.