Trying new strains
Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:51 PM
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:27 PM
I agree that I'm always up for trying new strains, since you never know what you might discover next, although I tend to stick to a regular lineup of Chem-4, GDP, Purple Urkle, Blueberry Kush, Kryptonite, OG Kush or Blue Dream or Jack Herer for sativa.
I like your regular lineup. I usually always have Chem4, Jack, GDP, and OG. Those are the strains I grow every season, last season's Chem was epic. Someday I'll tellya what it fetched in a far away land. I'm going to try some Blue Dream this year. Have you grown it?
Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:25 AM
Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:21 AM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:19 AM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:27 PM
My favorite strain is Jack Herer. I've written extensively on the subject of cannabis genetics and according to master breeder DJ Short, today's medicinal marketplace is homogenized and generic, meaning there's little variation, genetically speaking, in most of the strains listed up on the board. Breeding, for many years, was centered around increasing yield and THC content. I'll try to dig up Short's quote, but to paraphrase, he says most Indicas are the same, most Sativas are the same, and most hybrids are the same. I believe Steephill Lab, the folks who've blessed us qith reliable THC, CBD, etc, testing are working on a genetic database. According to Short, genetic testing of all strains will lead back to the same eight or nine strains. Just look at the history of Diesel!
I had read that in a magazine as well, that most strains can be traced back genetically to the same few strains. It makes sense that a plant would evolve from a few species to many, especially on the level of mixed phenotypes, hence different appearances, and the ease of manipulating each strain's genetic material to make a hybrid.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:31 PM
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