Skunk #1

Written by KindReviews on January 7th, 2011. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Blog, Body Relaxation, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains, Vision

Skunk Wide 1


General 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:  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.

Growing Information

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.

Patient Expectations

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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Comments (3)

  • Chan
    January 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm |

    Good work, boys.

  • big chuy
    August 7, 2012 at 12:05 am |

    Were can I get some I vend looking For years. For it..

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