THE WHITE STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Hybrid, trends towards Indica dominance
Genetics: Unknown, thought to be a phenotype/S1 bagseed from Triangle
Geographic Origin: Likely of Pakistan-Afghanistan origin originally, The White was popularized by Krome, who is out of the Southeast USA
Seed Company/Clone: Elite clone-only variety, though The White has been used in several crosses by breeders such as Dutchgrown Seeds, OGRaskal/Elite Genetics, and Reservoir Seeds
Description: Named “The White” for the color of the finished buds (which absolutely drip with resin glands), this strain seems to be somewhere in the Kush family but is thought to have come from Triangle, an elite Florida strain. Though it’s not considered a true OG among most collectors, it’s reached the stratified air shared with those elite OG cuts in terms of rarity and overall value. The potency tends to be the most noteworthy trait of the strain aside from its incredible appearance, with many growers complaining of an overall weak taste compared to other OG-derived lines.
Story: Straight from Krome via Lucid on icmag.com forums: “My favorite plant in the garden. It’s got a few names around my way, but the most common is simple “The White.” For me, this is the one that I judge all others by. This one has the high, flavor, potency, looks, everything. The only thing is that it yields like crap. I got it as a clone about 8 years ago from a friend and haven’t stopped growing her since. From what I’ve gathered it was from some seeds called “The Triangle”. Some friends grew it out and weren’t too thrilled and gave a cut to a friend. When he grew it it was the bomb! It’s been around in clone ever since.”
Another tidbit from Krome: “My strain “The White” has no relation to White Widow to the best of my knowledge. It’s called The White for one reason only; the color of the buds when finished. Looks like they were just rubbed in confectionery sugar or something. The real name of the strain is “Triangle.” Got the name from being a 3 way cross. Has nothing to do with location, as I’m far away from Cali and to the best of my knowledge, it was born and raised in my home town. The Triangle Kush is another local strain that’s been around for years. I really don’t want to get into its origins as it always seems to start a heated debate.”
Flowering Time: Some growers take it as early as 50 days, but it’s most ready at around day 57-59, when the resin production is at its maximum.
Preferred Growing Medium: The White is a pretty big feeder, though not a great yielder… it normally stretches 100-125% during flowering and responds well to early topping. Fairly aggressive pruning of lower branches is recommended to maximize production of top and “neckbone” bud sites, which will produce the best, most dense final product. It yields a little bit better than some finicky OG varietals, but is still definitely a connoisseur “headstash” type of plant as opposed to a production plant. Copious early resin production makes some people cut her early, but the last few weeks is when she really piles on the trichomes, so patience is a virtue.
Scent: Lemon, pine, and hash, with some oddly sweet qualities creeping in at times — definitely “Kushy” in nature, though not as sharp as some OGs, trending instead towards the musky side of things.
Flavor: Not necessarily known for its taste (many breeders cross it for its trichome coverage with another, tastier strain), The White gives off a pine-heavy taste with hints of Kush spice. The smoke is thick and expansive, filling the chest and often causing coughing, especially on larger hits.
Effects: Very strong starting from the relatively quick onset, The White smacks the user in the face with a variety of cycling facial and cranial pressure changes as well as a warming sensation that creeps up behind the eyes. The body buzzes, and the entirety of the patient generally feels heavily medicated by 30 minutes in — though The White tends to keep the user sedentary, the mind remains fairly active and acute. A good strain for relaxing, it calms the body and mind without being overtly heavy or Indica in nature until later in the duration, when the eye effects tend to lull the user to an early slumber. With strong mental and physical effects, The White has solid muscle-relaxing, pain relief, and anti-anxiety properties as well as stimulating appetite. The effect tends to get heavier as it goes along, so some patients will find sleep aid properties to be present as well.
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