LA Confidential [DNA Genetics]

Indica

Genetics: California Indica X Afghan Indica

Flowering time: 46-56 days indoor, Early October outdoor

Yield: 300-500 grams per m2

High: Strong and Heavy, but awake

Taste/Smell: Hash-like, spicy-sweet

Does great in Sea of Green

LA Confidential is a commercial seed strain that captures the genetics of OG Kush. An Afghan strain grown from clones, OG Kush first became popular in the Los Angeles market in the 1990s, and then became world famous as California rappers like Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill namechecked it in their songs. OG Kush offered a has-like experience from reefer: a resinous smoke, deep and spicy-sweet like nutmeg, that drew the smoker into a lush, slightly trippy dreamland. While “Authentic OG Kush” may be hard to find if you’re not a rap star, DNA’s LA Confidential brings the secrets of this celebrity smoke to the market.

LA Confidential is an indoor-adapted plant that can also be grown outdoors or in a greenhouse. This strain is resistant to mildew, and on the whole is easy for even a novice to grow. She likes any medium - hydro, coco beds, soil, or NFT systems. If forced into flowering at 3-4 feet of growth, LA Confidential stays petite, gaining only a foot in the rest of her cycle, making her a good strain for gardeners with limited space. DNA themsleves prefer bigger plants, vegetatedfor 3-4 weeks, for a lower overall plant count. Like many eco-conscious growers, DNA recommends organic nutrients.

As she moves through flowering, LA Confidential forms popcorn-like buds that are very dense, and so dark green that they almost appear black by harvest time. The flowering time is speedy, finishing in 7-8 weeks indoors, or by late September to early October when grown outside. These are the sweet “rocks” of resinous bud associated with her OG Kush ancestors. LA Confidential is not the biggest yielding strain, with average yields between 300-500 grams per square meter from “petite” plants in close quarters; yields from larger or outdoor plants may be correspondingly greater.

LA Confidential delivers a heavy “Kush” high: tasy, languorous, and a little psychedelic. Experienced smokerswill find it relaxing but not sleepy, although probably too relaxing if there are complex tasks to be done. This is a chill-out smoke. What this strain lacks in monstrous yields it makes up for in high, taste, and smell. Many weed experts agree - LA Confidential has won second (2005) and third (2004) place for indica at the High Times Cannabis Cup, and first place for indica in the international Cannagraphics Cup (2005).

Flo [Dj Short Seeds]

60 sativa/ 40 indica

Genetics: Purple Thai X Afghan Indica

Flowering time: 42-49 days indoor, end of September outdoor at 45 degrees N

Yield: 25 grams per f2 with 40 wpf, 500 grams per plant outdoor

High: Active, Cerebral

Taste/Smell: Floral

A member of DJ Short’s Delta 9 Blue Collection, Flo is an exciting plant. A sativa look-alike that matures early, Flo’s name may reflect this plant’s unique ability to produce a continual flow of buds through multiple harvesting.

Flo’s large, tight, spear-shaped buds are made up of small, densely-packed, purple-striped calyxes. Avery productive, fast maturing plant, Flo gets tall and likes to branch out. The first buds are ripe by the end of September at or near the 45 parallel North. About every 10 to 12 days after reaching initial maturity, new buds form and can be harvested through the end of November, or as long as the plant can remain alive in the given outdoor conditions. Indoors, buds mature by the end of the 6th week of 12/12 light and are still producing mature buds into the 7th week. If you harvest only once, the yield will be more modest. Due to the Flo’s multi-harvest potential, it is ideal for greenhouse production.

Flo has an energetic, motivating buzz with unusual clarity. This is true wake and bake pot, great to start the day off right without losing sight of your intentions. The flavor has a floral quality similar to Nepalese Temple Hash, with a touch of the blueberry tones that remind you they are relatives. The smell echoes the taste, remaining subtle and light. Flo was rated #1 at the 1996 Cannabis Cup by Cannabis Culture magazine.

Dutchmen’s Royal Orange [Flying Dutchmen]

Indica

Genetics: Skunk #1[m] X California Orange[f]

Flowering time: 63-77 days indoor, October outdoor

Yield: up to 500 grams per m2

High: Body relaxation, Clear head

Taste/Smell: Very sweet citrus

Dutchmen’s Royal Orange has an international heritage. The Skunk #1 father was a stable hybrid of a Mexican / Colombian mother bred with a pure Afghan strain father. Royal Orange’s indica mother, Calironia Orange, originally came from Afghanistan by way of California. These parents were brought together by a legendary breeder in Holand in 1985.

This regal variety has a delectably sweet smell combined with a hashish taste exposing the Afghani mother’s influence. The Royal Orange buzz is a strongly physical sensation good for kicking back in the sun, or on the couch for a long epic movie. Even with the strong bodily sensation, this variety retains the clear high of the Skunk parent.

Dutchmen’s Royal orange leaves are shiny and dark, with a typical indica plant structure overall - relatively short and wide with broad leaves. The buds are tightrocky nuggets, which along with the minimal vegetation makes this a high yielder. Despite this density, Royal Orange has terrific mold resistance and is very uniform in its growth habits, making it ideal for greenhouse cultivation. Flying Dutchmen recommends growing in soil using organic methods for best results.

California Indica [Sensi Seed Bank]

Indica

Genetics: Home and Hash plant X Northern Lights #1 hybrid

Flowering time: 45-50 days indoor, Early October outdoor

Yield: 450 grams per m2 indoor, 500 grams per plant outdoor

High: Stoney

Taste/Smell: Fruity, Acrid

California Indica’s mother was chosen from the original true-breeding Afghani lines from Sensi Seeds. After years of selective breeding, Home was selected as the mother. Home is very much like California Sweet Orange bud, but the flowers aren’t as dense. By hybridizing with two heavy indica strains, the resulting California Indica produced sweet, pungent heavy buds with lots of resin.

California Indica has less foliage than most Sensi varieties, with a nice flower structure that is open and airy. The bud’s hairs will turn orange upon drying. The buzz is a pleasant body relaxer with mellow effects that won’t lock you on the couch after one toke. With a sweet yet pungent aroma and mostly sweet flavor, California Indica is the least “green” and the most “orange” strain that Sensi offers.

California Indica gives the best yields in the strongest time in a hydro culture garden. This plant can be grown in the sea of green style, but performs optimally when allowed to develop multiple branches. Remember that light and space are equally important in determining yield. Changes to these conditions change the yield by as much as 125 g per m2. While only appropriate for some outdoor climates, this strain has performed admirably in Spain and other dry Mediterranean type climates. Even indoors, you are best advised to keep your room a little on the dry side to avoid mold with this variety. Despite this, California Indica is a tolerant, versatile plant which performs well under many conditions.

Blue Moonshine [DJ Short]

Indica

Genetics: Highland Thai [f] X Afghan Indica [m]

Flowering time: 45-55 days indoor, mid-September to Early October outdoor

Yield: 22.5 grams per f2 with 40 wpf indoor, 250 grams per plant outdoor

High: Giggly, Munchies, Sleepy

Taste/Smell: Fruity, Acrid

The name Blue Moonshine originated in a dream. The variety that inherited this dream-inspired moniker reveals mostly indica characteristics in structure and potency. Blue Moonshine is a short, stout, bushy plant. Outdoors, it rarely exceeds 3 feet, and is rarely over 2.5 feet indoors. One advantage of this variety is that it may be cropped quite low indoors or out.

The leaves are dark and wide. This plant produces dense, sticky buds, coated with tall-standing, glandular stalked trichomes - a true “hash plant”.The aroma and flavor of both the growing bud and the finished product is strong and astringent with a distinct fruity or fermented fruity taste.

In its effect, Blue Moonshine is akin to the home-brew that its name brings to mind. It is a potent smoke with a strong sensation of expansion in the lungs that is likely to induce coughing. The high is long lasting and physical, commonly beginning with hilarity, followed by extreme appetite stimulation then sedation.

Blueberry Northern Lights [Dr. Atomic]

Indica

Genetics: Blueberry X Northern Lights

Flowering time: 56-63 days

Yield: Up to 125 grams per plant indoor, up to 1 pound per plant outdoor

High: Cerebral

Taste/Smell: Berry

This hybrid is a backcross that consists of 75 percent Northern Lights from Holland and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and 25 percent Blueberry from DJ Short’s Delta 9 Collection. The result is a plant with a complex high and an appealing balance of physical and cerebral effects. Blueberry genetics have added the telltale berry aroma and occasional blue-purple tones to this otherwise Northern Lights like plant.

Growth patterns generally resemble the indica-dominant Northern Lights, with a few exceptions. As with Northern Lights, this hybrid has a short stature with wide-fingered leaves and dense, pungently sweet flowers. The plant growth tends to elongate more than NL, which is the Blueberry’s influence. These girls may also make more branches, which are thinner than the typically straight, thick main stem of Northern Lights.

As a result, Bluebery x Northern Lights is less suitable than many varieties for a sea of green method, giving more appreciable results as a larger indoor plant. Dr. Atomic favors staking multiple branched plants in 5-gallon pots of soil. This one will also thrive outdoors. Blueberry x Northern Lights is a strong, hardy plant, a good selection for neophyte grower who wants as easy-to-maintain, larger plant offering a complex high witha strong cerebral effect and a berry aroma and flavor.

Sensi Star [Paradise Seeds]

Indica

Genetics: Stabilized indica strains with a hint of sativa

Flowering time: 56-63 days

Yield: 350-450 grams per m2

High: Strong body stone, possibly cerebral

Taste/Smell: Pungent

Does great in Sea of Green

Sensi Star is a great indoor plant, producing powerful, resinous, and very compact buds. Although mostly indica, she retains a complex high that affects the mind as well as the body. Introduced in 1995 by Paradise, this strain’s stability was improved in 1997 to deliver a strong plant with big fan leaves and nice thick buds.

Sensi Star works well in a sea of green set-up with 20 plants per square meter potted close together. It is best to let them vegetate for 2 weeks before entering the 12/12 cycle. If the strong side branching is allowed to remain and flower, she needs a little extra space. Hydroponic and soil methods are equally suitable Prospects for gardening this plant outdoors are good in temperate zones, where she will reach approximately 6 feet and produce and average of 400 grams in a successful season.

This headstrong indica produces rock hard colas that have a lemony scent and taste. Some smokers find thebuzz to be a very strong body stone, while others report a high with more energetic, cerebral properties as well as a body sensation. THC levels have been reported at 20 percent for this variety, making it a one-hitter quitter. CBD has been measured at .9 percent.

Sensi Star has earned her name, with prizewinning performances in the 1999 Highlife Cannabis Cup where she won first place in the bio indoor category. She claimed first prize in the same year at the High Times Cannabis Cup’s indica category.

Reclining Buddha

Indica

Genetics: Super Skunk X Big Skunk Korean X Holland’s Hope

Flowering time: 63 days

Yield: 15-20 grams per plant in 1 gallon pot

High: Cerebral, Creative

Taste/Smell: Sweet

Does great in Sea of Green

Reclining Buddha is a 3-way hybrid that combines the genetics of Holland’s Hope with Super Skunk and Big Skunk Korean. Circulating in the Netherlands in the 1980s, Holland’s Hope is a mold-resistant strain with a very close nodal structure whose name can be attributed to her success in outdoor grows, even in Holland’s wettest season. Reclining Buddha has held this characteristic, and combined it with the enjoyable smell and yields of its other two parents. Previously named Soma Skunk V, the new, enlightened name came out of a philosophical session prompted under her influence.

A fairly short plant, Reclining Buddha must remain in vegetative phase for a considerable amount of time to become a big plant. She also will not make a lot of side branches, and the ones that she does make tend to be smaller, a combination that predisposes this variety to do well with minimal effort in a sea of green set-up. Reclining Buddha’s buds are tight and narrow, allowing moisture to escape easier than short, thicker bud formations. Try this one outdoors, even in humid locations for a covert plant that delivers high-quality yield.

Buddha buds form many dark auburn hairs early. When everything around it still has white hairs, Reclining Buddha’s hairs have turned a color that tempts you to harvest, but exercise patience. Reclining Buddha needs a full 9 weeks to reach maturity, and the high just gets better with the wait.

This medicinal quality cannabis has the taste of a sweet cherry candy and an uplifting creative high that is lucid and mentally stimulating.

3rd place, High Times Cannabis Cup, best indica 1999.

Lavender [Soma’s Seeds]

Sativa/Indica hybrid

Genetics: Super Skunk X Big Skunk Korean X Afghani Hawaiian

Flowering time: 56-63 days

Yield: 12-15 grams per plant in 1 gallon pot

High: Even head-body high

Taste/Smell: Spicy

Lavender brings together a world of weed. Strains with historues that traverse Afghanistan, Hawaii, Korea, the U.S., and Europe are all melded together in this 3-way cross. An exotic looking strain, Lavender develops the darkest purple coloration you can imagine. The color is intense, with the leaves turning nearly to black at the ends, they are so deeply saturated with color. The extra dense buds give off a sensually spicy smell akin to Afghanistan hash.

The high calyx-to-leaf ratio and the legginess of this plant make for simplified manicuring. While not as tall as the Haze strains, Lavender can shoot to tall heights when allowed an extended vegetation period before being placed into the flowering phase. If grown in a sea of green, Soma recommends shortening the veg cycle in order to control the height. This strain will also do well as a multi-branched plant. Outdoors, this variety can thrive in most temperature zones, although arid climates known for their rich agricultural promise are of course optimal.

Lavender has a flavor that is similar to Afghani hash, producing a captivating high that circulates through every chakra. Aterrific evening or rainy day smoke, Lavender will leave you feeling relaxed and mellow, possibly to the point of sleep.

Silver Blue [homegrown Fantaseeds]

60 indica / 40 sativa

Genetics: Silver Pearl X Blueberry

Flowering Time: 56-63 days

Yield: varies

High: Even head/body high, psychedelic

Taste/Smell: Citrus, Berry

Does great in Sea of Green

An indica/sativa mix with just slightly more indica, Silver Blue is the “Big Bud” of the White weed varieties. This strain is olive green with some blue hues, soon shrouded in a silver sheen of resin. A medium-sized plant, Silver Blue grows broad shaped leaves, and the calyxes range in size from medium to large.

A strong sturdy grower, Silver Blue is a reliable plant that is easy to manage and maintain in all growing environments. Homegrown Fantaseeds recommends this tough gal for a successful novice experience. After smoking this fine grass, the experienced grower will also be happy to include Silver Blue in his or her garden. An especially good choice for those who favor hydroponics methods, this plant has a high bud-to-stem ratio that makes it a quick manicure at the end of the day.

The mixture of Silver Pearl and Blueberry genetics deliver a plant with a strong aromatic smell and a slightly tart, citrus-berry flavor. A smooth smoke, Silver Blue might put you to sleep if you overindulge.