Cinderella 99

Written by KindReviews on June 29th, 2011. Posted in Blog, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains


General 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.

Awards: None

Growing Information

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.

Patient Expectations

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.


Cinderella 99 – Grasshopper Wellness – August 2010

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Comments (3)

  • Carol Radcliff
    August 15, 2013 at 9:43 am |

    I started one in a pot by seed…it was planted in the ground in may, it grew five feet and started budding, it has fat buds on it, blooming since the end of may. I got a picture….if you want to see…email me.

  • Scar
    January 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm |

    This is not cindy99 has no resemblance to the original Cinderella 99
    Cindy is stativa takes 14-15 weeks too flower makes huge calyxes on the flowers are light green and make a flower that resemble a Pinecone and long as your hand.

  • scarisclown
    February 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm |

    Brothers Grimm – Cinderella 99

    aka: Cindy; or C99; or Cindy 99

    This strain may be the “Holy Grail”. The result of painstakingly backcrossing a VERY RARE female to her male progeny over 3 generations. This hybrid was specifically bred for indoor cultivation. Short-statured & heavily branched, this plant grows LONG, dense colas with an EXTREMELY high flower/leaf ratio and OUTRAGEOUS resin production. The breeder has observed a “giant leap” in potency with each progressive generation and, as expected, Cinderella 99 has topped all previous results – her high is heavily influenced by Haze; clear, energetic & devastatingly psychoactive. A plant with all of the above is rare enough, but Cinderella 99 finishes flowering after a scant 50 days of 12/12! Above-average yields of crystal covered buds reeking of tropical fruit aromas can be harvested every other month once a mother plant is selected and asexually propagated.

    Flowering: 50 days
    Height: 100 cm
    Yield: 1-2lbs per 1000W lamp

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