At the beginning of May, I gave a few cuts to a friend of mine - the purple and green Flos I have (Dutch Passion line), and a G13. Yesterday I went up to see how he was getting on. And I was astonished. We have
experienced a so-called 'heatwave' recently (yeah right), but it's been damn sunny, all the same. He has all the plants in pots, and they're in full sun from 10am to 6pm. Given the 'delicate but elegant' nature of the purple Flo (grown from seed at least), I was amazed to see a 5-foot monster rolled out. As was the green version. And the G13. And two Jamaicans he's growing also
He's flowering them early, and so has been covering them every night for the last week by placing them into a blacked-out shed to give them 12/12. He will do this until Sept 21st, and then leave them to finish off, frost permitting (should be OK - not sure about the Jamaicans though!)
Assuming there are no problems, I will definitely
be there on harvest day with a camera. And a rather large baggie for my share, methinks...
So here we go - purple first, then the green, then one of them all together in a family shot...
And both together (purple on left) with the G13 in the back centre: