CINDERELLA 99 STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: ‘Princess’ clone (Sensi Seeds Jack Herer F2) x (Jack Herer x Shiva Skunk), ‘cubed’ by back-crossing over 3 generations
Geographic Origin: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seed Company/Clone: Originally from Brothers Grimm Seed Company, which is now defunct. Seed versions supposedly from the original BGSC stock are available from Wally Duck, Joey Weed, Dutchgrown Genetics, Gypsy Nirvana, and other breeding houses.
Description: A squat-growing Sativa that has almost pure Haze qualities, Cinderella 99 is truly a gem of cannabis engineering. It produces a long, thick central cola if left up-topped and has a very high calyx-to-leaf ratio, making it extremely desirable to breeders. A very good producer as well, it’s equally suitable for commercial or connoisseur gardens. It’s been used in countless crosses over the years, and though the original seed stock is thought to be largely extinct, many breeders have created very stable F2 seed stock, allowing this incredible plant’s genetic line to live on.
Story: ‘Princess’ was a specially-selected Sensi Jack Herer F2 from the late 90′s… a male seed from the same batch of Jack Herer was crossed to a special Shiva Skunk female, producing some male seeds suitable for breeding. A selected male was crossed with Princess, the product seeds of which were then crossed back to Princess over three generations. Ideally, Princess was ‘cubed’ by being bred to her male offspring, producing an extremely stable seed stock that become the legendary Cinderella 99.
Flowering Time: Very short for such a heavy Sativa, it can reach maturity as early as 45 days after onset of 12/12, with some late ones finishing around 60.
Preferred Growing Medium: Bred for indoor growing, C-99 works well in soil or hydro, but the best flavors are generally realized through soil. It’s a plant that stays relatively short for its Sativa-heavy lineage, producing a lot of branches and a long main cola if left untrained.
Scent: Varies a bit according to phenotype (there are two main ones — grapefruit and pineapple), but it’s generally a sharp and almost putrid citrus/pineapple. The Brothers Grimm’s favorite phenotype was known as the “evil pineapple” pheno and has an almost rotten meat quality to the sharp fruity smells.
Flavor: Much like the smell, it seems Haze dominant, with acrid citrus notes as well as some flowery touches. The flavor depends upon phenotype, with the famous “evil pineapple” pheno having a complex rotten fruit flavor with floral hints, and the “grapefruit” phenotype is similar to New York City Diesel in flavor profile, with a sharp and musky citrus flavor.
Effects: Cinderella 99 is known for having a soaring cerebral effect that can be very rushy for some patients. It’s often a “thinker” strain, making the mind race at a million miles per hour and even causing visual and auditory distortions. Recommended most highly for its strong nerve effects, headache relief, appetite stimulation, and energy. Not really recommended for those with anxiety issues or those seeking sleep aid or deep relaxation… this is a strain which can keep you awake at night due to the uptick in mental activity.
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