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Mob Boss (ChemDawg D-dominant phenotype)
Mob Boss (Tang Tang-dominant phenotype)
Mob Boss Medical Marijuana Strain Profile
Genetics: ChemDawg D x Tang Tang males
Geographic Origin: California, USA
Seed Company/Clone: Grindhouse Medical Seeds
Description: A super-frosty Sativa-leaning hybrid, Mob Boss combines the notoriously hard-hitting Chem D with Grindhouse’s own Tang Tang male, which is a Sativa selection from Breeder Steve’s Blockhead known for imparting incredible resin coverage to anything it touches. The photos above showcase both the Tang Tang-dominant phenotype of the plants as well as a Chem D-dominant one.
Story: Among many aficionados, Chem D is believed to be the best of the ChemDawg family tree, possessing both an incredible flavor as well as a head-knocking cerebral effect which pulls even the highest-tolerance patients deeply into their couch (it yields better than the ’91 as well). Using this strain as the mother plant, Grindhouse’s chief breeder “Steele Savage” found the perfect match in a collection of Tang Tang males. This cross was released to the seed market in 2009, and these particular phenotypes were found in 2010 by Tierra Rojo.
Flowering Time: 60 to 70 days depending upon phenotype
Preferred Growing Medium: The Tang Tang adds vigor and yield to the Chem D and branches well, making this a superb plant for SCROG methods, as it will produce large colas on well-trained side branches and continues growing more dense into the final week. This plant seems to give the best combination of yield and quality when grown in a coco-based medium and fed heavily — the trichome production displayed from week 3 on is astounding and the Mob Boss tends to look like the “whitest” plant in almost any room due to the fan leaves being caked with densely-packed thin-headed trichomes. The Tang Tang phenos will have more pointed colas while the Chem D will be more rounded and blocky at the tops.
Appearance: One of the most trichome-laden strains we’ve ever seen at KindReviews, Mob Boss (especially the Tang Tang-dominant phenotypes) is absolutely covered with trichomes, from fan leaf stems to the tip of the large colas. This distinctive appearance and very stout density makes its “bag appeal” off the charts for most patients, eliciting “wow”s from all but the most jaded connoisseurs. When growing, the different phenotypes will be readily-apparent due to their differences in smell, but the Tang Tang-dominant phenotypes will be taller and will have a stronger, pointed central cola while the Chem D phenos will chunk up a bit more but stay shorter with rounded-top colas.
Scent: An herbal-citrus aroma is the predominant one before the strain is broken apart — the Tang Tang side of the family is not known for its scent. Once broken apart, it displays a hint of the sharpness from the Chem D, but is still largely vegetal and citrusy. The Chem D-dominant phenotypes will have a much sharper aroma with elements of the notorious chemical-skunk-citrus funk of the mother, but the Tang Tang still tends to tone the whole package down slightly from the original D.
Flavor: Like the smell, it’s not the most pungent thing around, tasting of herbal citrus with hashy notes in the background and a thick, expansive smoke. Again, the Chem D phenotypes have a more assertive flavor and a lingering aftertaste of chem.
Effects: Thanks to the Tang Tang influence, this strain isn’t nearly as heavy or overtly potent as the ChemDawg D, which is a good thing for many patients who still like to be productive during their day. The couchy yet cerebral D influence is still felt though, especially in the second half of the experience (most strongly in the Chem-dominant phenotypes). The Tang Tang phenos tend to be very clear-headed and smoothly uplifting, feeling like a moderate Sativa — the different expressions of this plant definitely deliver different effect packages. Despite its absolutely ridiculous appearance, Tierra Rojo refers to this strain as a bit of a “show pony” in that it doesn’t quite live up to the insane potency that the looks promise. Still, it’s above-average in potency and delivers a balanced effect which aids with muscle relaxation, mood elevation, appetite stimulation, and often gives a boost of energy as well (Tang Tang plants especially).
(the samples pictured above are from Natural Remedies)
ISAAC HAZE STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Giesel (ChemDawg D x Massachusetts Super Skunk) x Ace Seeds Bangi Haze (Congo x Nepalese)
Geographic Origin: Unknown — Giesel comes from the Massachusetts area, Bangi Haze has diverse origins
Seed Company/Clone: Bodhi Seeds
Description: A worldly fusion of inter-continental proportions, this cross from Bodhi Seeds fuses a very rare clone-only creation from Chemdog (of the ChemDawg strain family fame) in Giesel with Ace Seeds’ exotic but relatively quick-finishing Bangi Haze. The various phenotypes range from the expected stank of the Giesel to the complex spicy incense-heavy aroma of the Haze, but the most choice phenos will exhibit an almost sweet lemony-fuel spice bouquet that is truly something extraordinary. It produces fairly large nugs which often have a uniquely greasy resin profile and normally have moderate leaf coverage.
Story: A recent (2011) hybrid by Bodhi Seeds, this strain’s origins are somewhat unclear except that it went up for international sale during 2011. The story of the Giesel revolves around the breeder known as Chemdog, the same man who is responsible for popularizing and breeding the majority of the ChemDawg family line. The Giesel combined his Chem D (germinated in 2001 from the original seed stock which produced the original ’91 Chem) with the notorious clone-only Massachusetts Super Skunk, which was involved in the creation of Sour Diesel as well. This serious pedigree made a great match for the exotic Bangi Haze, which comes from the worldly Ace Seeds, a firm which specialized in unique landrace varieties.
Flowering Time: 65 to 80 days depending upon phenotype (most finish around 70 days)
Preferred Growing Medium: A vigorous plant which responds well to netting and other low-stress training methods, this hybrid will product fairly large colas even if topped, continually reaching for the light despite having relatively close node spacing.
Appearance: A mostly pale green plant as it grows, the finished product is equally light in coloration, exhibiting an array of almost golden tones mixed with light green leaves and creamy orange pistils. It is extremely resinous and tends to leave an almost greasy feeling on the hands (when live, it feels almost like WD-40 sprayed on the fingers, then dries to a superglue-like tackiness after about 30 seconds) — the bag appeal is very high due to the thick trichome coverage and open structure. Flower shape varies slightly depending upon phenotype, but they tend to be fairly slender but come to a rounded tip, often with a healthy “crown” of calyxes.
Scent: Again, it depends quite a bit upon phenotype what sort of aromas come out of this complex cross — however, most plants tend to have a unique citrus incense profile which tickles the nostrils, especially when freshly-ground. Notes of sandalwood, tea, fuel, and softer floral notes all intermingle into what is a dream combination for many Sativa-lovers. Pungent without being overwhelmingly stinky like the Giesel mom, this strain’s smell is both exotic and familiar while remaining very pleasant. Some phenotypes do exhibit the pungent Chem end of the spectrum, with skunky chem-fuel elements which come in at varying amounts.
Flavor: The taste mostly matches the aroma of the various phenotypes, with the Giesel-dominant examples normally having a more pungent aftertaste than a frontal taste and the opposite existing with the more lemony-incense Haze varieties. A bit of hashiness creeps into the flavor at times simply due to the thick trichome coverage which is present, but the smoke is very smooth and not particularly expansive.
Effects: Not a “creeper”, the Isaac Haze quickly fills the user with a buzzing mental throughout both the mind and body as well as sending a burst of cycling pressure into the eyes and face. It’s a strain which increases the overall mood as well as the activity level of the user, especially early on when the effects are at their strongest. As it settles into the bulk of the duration, it becomes more of a smoothly functional Sativa, with a continued body presence that keeps the user feeling at-ease but mostly active. Some of the more Giesel-dominant phenotypes hit a bit harder to the eyes and face and may cause a bit more mental fogginess, but even they don’t really inhibit function in all but the most detailed situations.
The variety has strong ocular properties and definitely provides a boost of energy and mental positivity. Though the early stages of some more Haze-dominant phenotypes can be a bit anxious and speedy, it falls short of being considered “racy” and that stage falls to the wayside rather quickly regardless, paving the way for an anxiety-free experience replete with appetite stimulation and anti-nausea properties.