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Old 11-09-2006, 08:45 PM #1
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GENETICS: Bangi X ( Congo #3 / Chitral ) 75% Sativa / 25 % Indica

This delicious African hybrid combines the Bangi Congo which is a rare African landrace almost extinct with fast flowering and small height, the Congo #3 which is another electric Congolese with strong energetic high, and a bit of Chitral Indica to reduce its height and final flowering.
STRUCTURE: Medium height.
BOUQUET: The aroma is as sweet as honey with delicate and fresh floral details.
POTENCY: Premium quality energetic high, perfect for an active life.
FLOWERING: 10-11 weeks. 2nd half of October.
YIELD/M2: High
GROW TYPE: Indoors/Outdoors

We have been breeding with 3 different congolese sativa the past years at ACE Seeds.
We combined 2 congoleses ( Bangi congo and Congo# 3) in our Congo hybrid and a third one which was used for Bangi Haze (congolese x nepalese hybrid).

Pure congolese sativa usually grows tall, bushy with thin stems. The flowering time is around 14 weeks or a little bit longer. Their flowers have a sweet/floral/honey bouquet with earthy and spicy details. The high is powerful,clean, uplifting and euphoric. First class sativa effect, elegantly focused.

An exception to classical tall Congolese sativas is the Bangi Congo. It’s a pure sativa like her tall sisters, but grows smaller and with a shorter flowering time of 10-11 weeks.
It’s a little bit less potent than the long flowering Congolese.

Kaiki, one of our breeders, has been experimenting with the high quality long flowering Congolese sativa, called as Congo #3 the past 4 years. Congo #3 was crossed with a pure chitral Pakistan indica. Chitral reduces the flowering time and size of the Congolese but without being very dominant in high or aromas. He inbred the F1 hybrid sativa/indica to the F3 step, selecting only the best compact and fast flowering strong phenos with the best congolese influence in the finished product. The Congolese x Chitral inbred line is called ‘Conchi’.

Then we used a fast flowering and compact Bangi Congo female and pollinated her with the best F3 Conchi ( Congo #3 x Pakistan) males.

The result is a Congolese dominant sativa hybrid which grows compact and flowers in only 10-11 weeks. The colas are totally sativa but they have high bud density, high resin production and a very high/flower leaf ratio. The sweet, floral congolese aromas and the high quality euphoric high are on the congolese side, but accentuated by hybrid vigour.

First pic is ACE Congo grown outdoors at 40ºN in the cold mountains.

Second and third pic is Congo grown organically indoors








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Sounds delicious, I really like the way you are so open and honest about the genetic makeup of your strains. I like to know the background of a strain and if I know what it's made of I'm far more likely to buy it. Congo and Panama are both definitely on my 'to buy' list.

That cola from 40N looks great, to adapt Congo strain to the northerly climes has me quite excited, but I'm at 53N so a bit too cold and wet here, I hope to move to Spain sometime in the future, when I do, I will definitely try a few ACE strains outdoors.

I like the 75% sativa 25% indica mix, I prefer sativas but the height and flowering time make them a challenge to grow, so a bit of indica to reduce these but retain the sativa high is my ideal. I have said before that a lot of the classic strains like Skunk #1 and Blueberry are a blend of two great sativas and a bit of indica.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:15 PM #3
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Sounds delicious, I really like the way you are so open and honest about the genetic makeup of your strains. I like to know the background of a strain and if I know what it's made of I'm far more likely to buy it. Congo and Panama are both definitely on my 'to buy' list.

That cola from 40N looks great, to adapt Congo strain to the northerly climes has me quite excited, but I'm at 53N so a bit too cold and wet here, I hope to move to Spain sometime in the future, when I do, I will definitely try a few ACE strains outdoors.

I like the 75% sativa 25% indica mix, I prefer sativas but the height and flowering time make them a challenge to grow, so a bit of indica to reduce these but retain the sativa high is my ideal. I have said before that a lot of the classic strains like Skunk #1 and Blueberry are a blend of two great sativas and a bit of indica.
Thanks for your support British_Hempire!

We are always honest about the background of our strains. I think growers apreciate to know the breeding details. We are here to talk about plants and to share knowledge and experiences.

True, skunk and bluberry are one of the best ind/sat stablized breds.
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Here's a small Congo clone harvested this season.

The clone was moved outside in July so the plant had little vegetative time. It stayed small and compact but still producing abundant flowers.














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Thats impressive for a clone with no veg time, it looks pretty frosty for a mostly sativa plant and also looks dense for a sat too. The bud formation reminds me of my Columbian but it looks denser and with chunkier buds rather than thin elongated ones. Is this due to the Chitral influence? It certainly looks like it yields better than a pure sativa and has thicker, larger colas and they look denser too. The Columbian I have is my favourite smoke and I intend to keep the clones around for a long time but I would like the buds to be denser, the yield a but higher and the height and flower time to be a bit shorter, so I'm hoping to find some nice indica males (preferably P1 landrace) to hit Columbian clones with then have lots of rewarding fun growing out those various F1s looking for the best ones.

Then again, if ACE were to release a Columbian that had been developed like the Congo has I'd just buy that. (HINT HINT! lol)

God it's refreshing (and very much appreciated) to be able to talk to a breeder about his breeding in detail, to me, a great picture and a load of hype don't make me want to buy a strain, knowledge of how it was created and what genes it contains and a helpful breeder who is happy to answer questions will make me buy a strain. I'm saving my pennies to get some ACE seeds for sure.

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I 2nd BH's views on your openess to your work, Much appreciated!

Have a pack of Congo I'll be running next yr. outdoors, really looking forward to it. These appear to be columnar in shape, is that true? One large cola for the most part?
I'm also dying to try the GUERRILLA's, they look fantastic for my locale! Peace, HL
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Hi ace crew,
Here is my congo at 5 weeks. Healthy and stretchy plant. React good on topping. Easy to clone. Dense bud, not fluffy. A killer queen for my outdoor this year





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Dubi,i was wondering what sort of yeild can be expected from the congo if she was grown in ideal conditions with a full season
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Thats impressive for a clone with no veg time, it looks pretty frosty for a mostly sativa plant and also looks dense for a sat too. The bud formation reminds me of my Columbian but it looks denser and with chunkier buds rather than thin elongated ones. Is this due to the Chitral influence? It certainly looks like it yields better than a pure sativa and has thicker, larger colas and they look denser too. The Columbian I have is my favourite smoke and I intend to keep the clones around for a long time but I would like the buds to be denser, the yield a but higher and the height and flower time to be a bit shorter, so I'm hoping to find some nice indica males (preferably P1 landrace) to hit Columbian clones with then have lots of rewarding fun growing out those various F1s looking for the best ones.

Then again, if ACE were to release a Columbian that had been developed like the Congo has I'd just buy that. (HINT HINT! lol)

God it's refreshing (and very much appreciated) to be able to talk to a breeder about his breeding in detail, to me, a great picture and a load of hype don't make me want to buy a strain, knowledge of how it was created and what genes it contains and a helpful breeder who is happy to answer questions will make me buy a strain. I'm saving my pennies to get some ACE seeds for sure.
Your comments are very apreciated! It's a pleasure talk with you B_H!

The robust, columnar growing and dense fast flowering are traits more related to the chitral indica but as you can see, the flowering traits and finished product are on the congolese side.

If you are looking for a highly bred columbian variety i'd recommend you our Panama, which is quite related to columbian sativas. Indeed our Panama has a columbian red point sativa and other fine native Panama sativas.
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I 2nd BH's views on your openess to your work, Much appreciated!

Have a pack of Congo I'll be running next yr. outdoors, really looking forward to it. These appear to be columnar in shape, is that true? One large cola for the most part?
I'm also dying to try the GUERRILLA's, they look fantastic for my locale! Peace, HL
Thanks for trust in our genetics Highlighter! :wink:

Our Congo is a quite columnar strain, specially when growing from clone. Please, keep us updated with your progresses this season!
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