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OG Kush x Reservoir Strawberry Diesel (Strawberry Cough x Sour Diesel)
Bruce Banner #3 is a Sativa-dominant Colorado creation originally bred by Delta 9 Caretakers, released to the public in early 2010. After receiving an ‘A+’ from KindReviews and selling out routinely for the first few harvests, it quickly became the stuff of legend, with copycat strains popping up and everyone claiming to have the real cut. Since late 2010, the clone has gotten out to the rest of the medical community and though the hype has died down, it’s still one of the most sought-after strains in Colorado medical dispensaries.
GOLDEN GOAT STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Freak Island Sweet Skunk x (Hawaiian x Romulan)
Geographic Origin: Kansas, USA
Seed Company/Clone: Clone only
Description: An incredibly sweet and potent strain, Golden Goat is a Sativa-dominant plant with a strongly cerebral and social effects package. Its light green and pink coloration recall its Hawaiian Sativa side while the aroma calls upon the ISS mother most directly. Its large yield of tangy buds makes it an excellent fusion of production and connoisseur-grade final product.
Story: The strain was created in Topeka, Kansas largely by accident when a male Hawaiian-Romulan pollinated MrDank’s freak Island Sweet Skunk mother. The best plant of the resulting seeds was named “Golden Goat” after the smell of Golden Goat Recycling machines in the dead of summer, when all the soda syrup smells would mingle in the hot sun.
Flowering Time: 67-77 days, the earlier harvest tends to product the best flavor while a later harvest improves yield and overall potency.
Preferred Growing Medium: Takes after the Hawaiian Sativa side of the family structure-wise, growing tall and consuming a lot of root space in ideal conditions. It’s a branchy plant that grows best untopped, but liked judicious pruning of lower lateral stems to encourage top growth. The wispy structure fills out late in harvest, taking on a golden appearance as it gets closer to finish.
Scent: Incredibly sweet mentholated lemon zest and cherry grenadine smell that brings to mind both the ISS and Hawaiian sides of the lineage
Flavor: Exactly like the smell, it has a complex mentholated sweet-sour-spicy tropical fruit flavor that lingers on the palate and perfumes the room with a spicy, incense-heavy Haze-like smoke
Effects: This strain exhibits heavy, potent Sativa effects that can be a little much for the anxiety-prone at times, with a racing heart, buzzing body, and near-frenzied thought patterns. For those who like racier Sativas, it will provide a wonderful creative and social boost, seemingly making it impossible to sit down at times. It’s a strain that works best on a sunny day with friends rather than a night home alone. The Romulan element adds a quality pain reduction and muscle tension relief element that seems to kick in most strongly later in the duration, making the body more able to keep up with the brain’s demands.
(samples above are from Green Dream Health Services)
AFGOOEY STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Indica-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Afghani #1 x Maui Haze
Geographic Origin: Afghanistan/United States
Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only, from California originally
(all samples above were grown by Boulder Medical Marijuana Center (BMMC))
DUTCH TREAT HAZE STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Dutch Treat x Super Silver Haze
Geographic Origin: Colorado, U.S.A.
Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only, bred by the master grower at Boulder Medical Marijuana Center (BMMC)
Description: One of Colorado’s underground favorites before becoming a staple at Boulder MMC in Boulder, CO, Dutch Treat Haze is one of the most wonderful Haze hybrids around, bringing the absolute best parts of Green House Seeds’ famous Super Silver Haze but moderating the Sativa effect with the uplifting yet still Indica-dominant Amsterdam strain Dutch Treat. Both parent strains have a citrus element to them, and that comes out in this hybrid, but it also has interesting funky notes of eucalyptus, sandalwood, and floor cleaner.
Story: Prior to the establishment of HB 1284 which changed the dispensary scene in Colorado significantly in terms of supply chain, this strain was everywhere and in high demand because the creator was able to sell it to any dispensary who wanted it. Once the legislation changed and centers had to grow at least 70% of their own cannabis, the creator ended up with Boulder Medical Marijuana Center and the strain has been an in-house favorite ever since, only occasionally being sold elsewhere.
The Super Silver Haze used in this cross is from old Dutch stock, as is the Dutch Treat. This strain shows what new breeding projects can do to reinvigorate what many consider as staid genetic lines, creating very exciting new hybrids.
Flowering Time: 75-80 days
Preferred Growing Medium: BMMC runs the DTH in both very large DWC setups as well as peat-based soil setups and has great success, so the plant can do well in any medium. It seems to retain its natural flavor better than many strains when grown in hydro, so that may be the best choice for those looking for maximum trichome coverage, “bag appeal”, yield, and flavor. The plant itself grows tall and fairly branchy, making it suitable for SCROG moreso than SOG applications — training and a good veg period will reap major rewards yield-wise.
Appearance: Very light, almost minty green calyxes encase thin pink-red pistils and the nug shape overall is pointed, especially on the non-cola buds, which pop up in perfect little triangles on the stem almost at random. The trichome coverage and structure is what we’d consider almost perfect, with moderate-sized heads of perfect rounded shape capping medium stems that cover the plant surface in a very even fashion. The deep sparkle that the dried nugs possess make this an incredible “bag appeal” variety for a Sativa-lover.
Scent: The complex but undeniably Sativa aroma the Dutch Treat Haze offers blends the punchy, reedy side of the Haze family with the sweet, crisp citrus side (which is given an added boost by the sweet and also-citrusy Dutch Treat). The perfect melding of Haze aromas in the flowers themselves also results in a wonderful floral-fresh-sweet-smelling smoke when it’s combusted — in all, a treat for the nose.
Flavor: Much like the smell, the flavor combines the sweet-citrusy Haze and Dutch Treat with the eucalyptus-funky Haze elements that often come out of good old-stock Super Silver Haze. The flavor is especially noticeable and enjoyable in a joint, where the crisp flavor hangs on the lips all the way through to the crutch and lingers in the mouth and sinuses after smoking.
Effects: A near-immediate influx of pressure to the eyes and face area signal the arrival of this potent and torquey Sativa. The internal buzzing and energetic-feeling waves that rush over the body can trend towards the racy and anxious side of things, but patients who don’t struggle with nerve excitement or heart-based anxiety issues shouldn’t have any issues. Through the beating heart, the internal motivation fills the mind with racing thoughts and makes socializing at times difficult simply because the mind is so busy — however, experienced users and lovers of true Sativas will enjoy this more than see it as a possible detriment. The final hour or so of the experience takes a decidedly Indica turn, partly from the “crash” that so often comes with powerful Sativas, but partly with the onset of the relaxing Dutch Treat presence. This one is a great choice for appetite, mood elevation, and energy.
S.A.G.E. STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Big Sur Holy x Afghani
Geographic Origin: California, USA, then to Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seed Company/Clone: T.H.Seeds