by Charles Darweed
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by Charles Darweed
We present exclusively and limited way these two hybrids that marked a before and after in the history of cannabis. The best of the 90s in Holland NorthernLights#5xHaze a creation by the legendary Nevil Schoenmakers and that we also offer as a tribute to everything he contributed for so many years and the creation of this sector in Europe. And on the other hand, from the USA one of the most used hybrids since its inception, we speak neither more nor less about Pre98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel.
NL#5Haze‘90s It’s a hybrid created during the eighties by Nevil Schoenmakers through a complex search to develop an unique Sativa/Indica hybrid using the legendary Haze and NL#5 that he received from America. It quickly became the most demanded strain, which led it to fame as well as winning the first High Times Cannabis Cup which ended up forming a milestone in history and making it known worldwide by all old school smokers. All this supposed a radical change in the breeding proyects and in the consumption of this plant in the Amsterdam of the eighty and ninety decades. We present in a very limited way this hybrid that is currently under work. This old Sativa version from NorthernLights#5xHaze has already captivated our hearts and our brains with its intense effect.
Black Sour F4 is Pre98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel are hybrids from the United States and have marked a before and after in modern breeding separately and that still have much to contribute as has been seen in recent years, where many of the best current breeders are already working with them and we did not want to lose this great opportunity to work and offer these unique lines. We are sure will not leave anyone indifferent, it is a hybrid of strong and branched structure that forms large super resinous buds of the highest quality. With super powerful brain effect, which has led us to name some individuals as a «Goosebumps» chemotype with very high concentrations of THC and Myrcene, which makes you super sensitive from the first puff and increases the libido, stimulating and enhancing sexual and energetic activities, a pleasure for all the senses.
And finally, we have also taken the opportunity to make new hybrids and test them, the best ones will be offered as Limited Edition and Freebies through our Private Club. Ask for more information if you need it!
It’s time to get these beauties that have created the history of Cannabis as we know it. Do not miss this very limited opportunity!
by Charles Darweed
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Thank you very much for continuing to bet on us!
From the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century, Greece was under the control of the Ottoman Turk empire who controlled the entire Middle East. The Ottomans are a tribe of Central Asia who were forced to migrate by pressure from other tribes to present-day Turkey, from where they subsequently spread throughout the Middle East. Most likely, hashish and its production by screening have been introduced and inherited from central Asia through Persia or India to most of the regions of this area that have arid climates essential for the sifted collection of resin, being popularly known during the last centuries the hashish produced in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Greece. During the last two centuries, Greece was a place where hybrids were made between those plants that produce hashish and others derived from areas such as South Africa, Southeast Asia and South America, but this information can not be assured 100%.
We received a very little quantity of seeds from this North Greek line through one of our clubbers with the intention of being recovered, studied and shared. In turn, thank the original source, a grower named Fat Rasta who was the first to obtain these seeds through a very reserved family, from the north of Greece in the area of Serres- Macedonia, which he claimed to carry between 60 and 100 years cultivating this same variety. Serres is the main area of agriculture in the country, it has been cultivated on the slopes of the mountains and valleys for thousands of years probably being the tobacco one of its major crops, which makes it a very common area in the use of cannabis and hashish. The climate is particularly a combination between a mild mountain climate with not very pronounced winters (temperatures between 5-15ºC), and a semi humid warm climate, without hardly dry season (temperatures between 25-30ºC), that means, that the rainfall throughout the year is somewhat constant, always generating a relative humidity that goes around in summer over 50% and in winter over 70%.
During our first studies we get beautiful specimens, with a high ratio of males and only one female, this gave little margin of selection, but without fear we decided to try to perform a first flowering test with all individuals for see its stability and quality. The result was no surprise, since we had already been warned that with some probability this variety could show some specimens with hermaphroditic traits or show some intersex flowers during their flowering. Of the males, some were completely hermaphrodite showing both male flowers and female flowers with what they were quickly discarded. Others males did not achieve optimal flowering in which to release pollen, most likely due to high temperatures, but it was in the last male that we found a specimen with very good characteristics; strong and branched structure, leaves with leaflets of medium-large size and marked serrated, with a high production of viable pollen. The female had more elongated leaflets with a bit less marked serrated and a small difference in the size of the internodes, these being slightly longer, some aspects that can coming from those sativa genes mentioned before and that provide a superior yield. During its onset of flowering some male flowers appeared in some internodes that were easily eliminated by hand and later proved that they did not continue appearing, this gave us a chance to recover the line and also try to clean some of these traits.
We offer you exclusively the first reproduction to recover this line that needs to be worked to stabilize and clean it. You can find homogenous plants with an aspect between 70-80% Indica, genes that most likely come from the Middle East area, and that do not seem to share similarity with the plants of the Hindu Kush. With good production of branches and flowers as well as high quality resin. Flowering time between 8 to 10 weeks, failing to specify more in the following tests. Rich bouquet of sweet spices aromas, lemonade and old hashish background. The effect is uplifting and leaves you in a balanced state between activation-relaxation, entering in a very pleased mood. Already in these first tests, we have detected that it is a strain that does not likes high temperatures and very dry climates. It will be more specified in the following tests.
Since the creation of our project more than 10 years ago. We have bet on the study and preservation of classical landraces lines as our breeding basis. We feel blessed and heirs of something that we must continue to care for and preserve, our intention is to continue growing up and as a project to be able to do this for many more years . From our first studies with African lines and with this beautiful Pakistan Chitral Kush of photography we have lived a great journey through the history of the domestication of this wonderful plant.
Pakistan Chitral Kush is one of the most important lines in our project, one of the first lines we breed and has become a flag of the brand. It is our quintessential pure indica originating from Chitral in the Hindu Kush area of Pakistan. One of our most beautiful mothers and one of the pillars of origin of our project selected by Aeritos in 2006. Híbrids based on it as Red Afro or Red Monster, or as Bisho Purple or Smooth Smoke where it brings speed and more compact flowers, do not stop receiving good reviews from growers all over the world .
And although it is a magnificent line that will continue with us, we also firmly believe in a change of era, new bets for other genes that bring more variety and richness to the project.
After these years we have enjoyed unique landraces and some of the hybrids that have most marked a turning point in the history of modern breeding. That’s why this year will be full of new lines and new challenges ; new landraces and new hybrids that we have been studying during the last years and that at last will be able to see the light. The 2019 road map will bring us a new landrace at the beginning of the year: Athina North Greek Landrace.
Athina North Greek Landrace is an old cultivar from northern Greece in the area of Serres, Macedonia. We obtained this line through a very reserved family that assured to take between 60 to 100 years cultivating this same strain. Greece until the nineteenth century was under the control of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire who controlled the entire Middle East and from where these plants were expanded, but also where hybrids were made with other strains from South Africa, Southeast Asia and South America but without DNA studies is impossible to contrast.
In our first studies we have found homogeneous individuals with an aspect between 70-80 % Indica with good production of branches and flowers as well as high quality resin. Rapid bloom entering and moderately sized l or allowing to grow both outdoors and indoors, with a time plants flowering between 7 and 8 weeks. Rich mixture of sweet aromas with spices with hashish background with an uplifting effect that leaves in a balanced state between activation and relaxation. Already in these first tests, we have detected that it is a variety that does not like extremely high temperatures and that may be prone to show intersex flowers, something that we will continue working to try to clean up.
In the month of March will end the reproduction of one of the most anticipated hybrids, NorthernLights # 5xHaze from the year 1990 -91 , one of the most influential hybrids in the history of cannabis created by Nevil Scho enmakers and we are sure this older sativa version will transport you to the Amsterdam of the 90s in the first puff.
A hybrid of Sativa dominance between 90 and 120 days of flowering. Very productive plants with a robust structure , forming large colas and some small lateral branches. Big buds finishes foxtail entirely coated with resin. Soft and discreet aroma of herbs and spices, something that contrasts clearly with its incredible and remarkable powerful brain effect, psychedelic and from another planet, not suitable for beginners and it is not recommended to mix its consumption with other substances. A plant for those who seek powerful effects without limits.
And as usual, the news will appear first for the VIP members of the tropical family . Where this will be a great year for our Enthusiasts Club, which will greatly increase the range of available genetics and new interactions. One of these new programmed hybrids could be PCK’06 x NL#5Haze , but we would also like to try some more modern hybrid like our Pre98 Bubba Kush / Sour Diesel x NL#5Haze.
Pre98 Bubba Kush x Sour Diesel is a hybrid from the United States we have been working a few years and we are sure it will not leave anyone indifferent. They have been hybrids that separately have marked a before and after in the modem breeding and that still have much to contribute as has been seen in recent years. Many of the best breeders now work with them and we did not want to miss this great opportunity to work with these unique lines.
Also we will take advantage to create new genepool interactions and as a result some of the new hybrids that we’ll see available at mid-year. Taking advantage of the fact that we have already acquired a good knowledge about some of our new selected mothers: Malawi x Dancehall Mapetit, Durban x Ciskei or Pakistan x Nepal among others. We can only tell you that stay very tune up to these changes because they will mean a before and after in our project.
To end the year, we will return to our landraces, we have a lot of work ahead to get back stock of Durban, Zambian, Congo and others that could also enter our plans but we will tell you in our next Road Map ! Thank you very much to the whole family for the support and trust in our project.