In the mid 90's a delicious mouth watering lip smacking girl crossed my path. She reeked of pure orange/tangerines spot on, somewhat sweet but with a bit of that tart acidic tone. While she wasn't a knock out end your day strain, she was far and away the most memorable tasting smokes I have ever had.
In searching for a suitable line to start from I was stoked to see Bodhi working with the Aeric77 Cali O cut. Being from the cannabisworld era I remember this being the go to cali o cut on the boards. Researching as I do I've found 2 stories of where Aeric77 got these beans
1st story-A selection of Flying Dutchman- Royal Orange which is California Orange X "the Pure"(orig sk#1)
2nd story which I found on a old site supposedly quoting AE from Overgrow- "My Cali Orange has a kind of sugary sweet taste and if you get too piggy on the inhale it'll blow your lungs up like balloons... everyone sits there smacking and licking their lips after a hit... kind of funny to watch. SCW, mine came as a present from a local grower who came here from California in the early 80's, he's been growing it since late 70's... all I know is that it matches all seedbank descriptions and is the most uniform growing plant I have ever seen... this guy spends half a year growing one crop in the woods and the rest of the year in the Carribbean laid back... I'm a newbie to this local group and the regulars don't question him so I don't either, all I know is I've yet to find any better buzz for me. Aeric77"
Regardless of origin, she seems to be the best representation of the old original Cali O around today.
Up for the adventure we have 3 crosses from Bodhi- Blood Orange(ae77 cali o x Appalachia), Satsuma(ae77 cali o x Snow Lotus) and ae77 cali o x Apollo 11
Just dropped the Satsuma and Apollo 11 in water and will be running all of both and Blood Orange has a month head start, so will start with her. Have had a hell of a time with BO planted at the same time as some Snow Wookie and Space Cakes and only managed a couple to even crack with tails so will be limited on these.
The first example I do have of BO seems to fit the description of the shiny dark leaves of cali o. Having run through some Appalachia x's haven't witnessed this expression so guessing she leans momma.
Second example of BO is this little deficient one that took a little over a week to even pop above soil and has tried to die on me countless times in its short life
Starting to bounce back now but In the spirit of showing everything
Bookmarked for now with much more to come. If you have anything you would like to know or have something to add feel free.