SKUNK #1 STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Acapulco/Mexican Gold x (Colombian Gold x Afghani)
Geographic Origin: California, USA, later brought to Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Sam the Skunkman
Seed Company/Clone: Originally offered by the long-defunct Sacred Seeds in 1979, it has since been bred into thousands of hybrids and put out in seed form by almost every Dutch seedbank.
Description: The first true commercial hybrid ever stabilized, it came from California by way of Sam the Skunkman following his release from prison in 1982. Skunk #1 is a disease and pest-resistant strain that has been bred into countless strains and forms the backbone of much of the Dutch commercial market. The plant itself is a good producer, exhibiting much hybrid vigor and a high calyx-to-leaf ratio, making trimming a breeze.
Story: There is a massive story about Skunk #1 from Outkast Seeds, which can be found at the following link: http://www.rollitup.org/seed-strain-reviews/48884-skunk-1-story.html. It details the early breeding history and lineage of Skunk #1, the difficulty in stabilization of the Colombian Gold x Afghani side of the equation, the bust of Sacred Seeds and the recovery of seed stock and importation to Holland which followed.
Awards: Has won numerous awards dating back tot he Cultivator’s Choice harvest festivals that were held in California in the late 1960′s through the 1970′s.
Flowering Time: 55-60 days
Preferred Growing Medium: Grows well in soil or hydro but the best taste is achieved through organic soil means. It grows stout and has an Indica-dominant structure, with dense buds, while the Sativa elements contribute a high calyx-to-leaf ratio and hybrid vigor.
Scent: Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of Skunk varieties do not smell skunky, but rather a pungently sweet and slightly fruity smell. The Dutch and BC Skunks are especially sweet, often carrying an element of creamy citrus. The original Skunk #1 that was favored by the American breeders was thought to possess more of the real skunk smell.
Flavor: Lightly sweet with a thick, strong smoke, Skunk #1 isn’t really known for its taste, but its mix of sweet and hashy flavors is a callback to the early origins of commercial marijuana.
Effects: Relaxing yet mentally uplifting, Skunk #1 will elevate mood while keeping the user mostly close to the couch. It provides good pain relief and muscle relaxation qualities while making the user a little bit slow mentally. This is the standard “high” feeling mixed with some of the sedative elements thanks to the Afghani.
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