Category Archives: Hybrids

Blackwater (Mendo Purps x SFV OG F3)

Strain: Blackwater
Lineage: Mendocino Purps x SFV OG F3
Breeder: The Cali Connection Ltd.
Sativa/Indica: Hybrid
Price / Dispensary: -

Grow Notes: Average yields of AAA+ product in 8-10 weeks depending on phenotype chosen. A lot of variation in each pack, though all females observed were of high quality and would be considered top shelf.

Appearance: Very large bract calyxes. The buds are dense but clustered loosely creating an open structure and great bag appeal. A dense blanket of trichomes covers any and all surface area of the buds, coating your fingers in sticky resin glands when broken by hand – be careful not to rip your blunt or rolling paper!

Aroma / Flavor: Smooth and creamy, Blackwater softens the pungency of the OG Kush with an added lush and distinct fruit punch note drawn from the Mendocino Purps. The classic Og flavor is there in varying proportion depending on phenotype chosen, but my favorite from the pack (Though there really wasn’t a bad phenotype) leaned more towards the Purps with an unusually smooth fruity candied funk.

Overall Effects: The Blackwater phenotype for review is strong and dreamy, with a deep calming stone that lengthens the bridge back to reality with each drag. The stone makes a great segue to sleep, and is best suited as a nitecap (indulging earlier in the day could easily lead to unexpected napping). This strain really shines in it’s ability to cut through even the thickest clouds of anxiety and is great for silencing the restless mind – a complex indica buzz with a wide range of effects. While this phenotype exhibited it’s Purps lineage in both flavor and smell, there was no purple coloration present on this phenotype – I’d be really interested to see the other gems that sprung from these packs.

Sour Strawberry Kush

Sour Strawberry Kush

Strain: Sour Strawberry Kush
Lineage: Strawberry Kush (Strawberry Cough x Razzberry x ECSD) x Sour Bubble
Breeder: B.O.G.
Sativa/Indica: Indica Dominant Hybrid
Price / Dispensary: -

Grow Notes: This particular phenotype showed mostly indica traits in structure remaining short and bushy even after entering flowering. For best yields provide extended vegetative growth periods and utilize training techniques such as scrog, LST, etc.

Appearance: Round, chunky, and dense – these purple nugs are covered with densely packed trichomes leaving no guard leaf or calyx forgotten (As is the standard with B.O.G. strains). The calyx’s are really a unique shade of purple/fuscia/pink,

Aroma / Flavor: Fruity with an added complexity; hints of strawberry, razzberry, and some other unidentified berrys with a musky kushy element that brings it all together. The aroma transitions to flavor well, though the fruity element is a little more bland when smoked. The strawberry nuances carry through with hints of its diesel heritage on the exhale, expressing itself with a kushy pungency that lingers.

Overall Effects: A smooth transition from sobriety. The effects build gradually in the form of a warm body buzz and general sense of well being, that you can almost feel dissipating the unwanted tension stored throughout the body. Perceptual changes weren’t severe and would allow one to carry on with their normal routine or activities, all the while reaping the benefits of the anti-anxiety and body soothing properties of the buzz. The particular phenotype being sampled seemed to lean towards it’s indica influenced berry lineage, with little of the psychedelic and cerebral properties of the sativa side of things shining through except via a mild uplifting euphoria that lasted the duration of the buzz.

Both the appearance and anti-anxiety properties of this phenotype were noteworthy, relieving any free floating thoughts of uneasiness that were present prior to medicating. I’d be very interested to see / sample other phenotypes that came from this release due to the immense variation in poly-hybrids – particularly the sativa dominant phenos that express a more complex and psychedelic high while still retaining the wild berry flavors captured in this indica-dominant pheno.

OG #18

Og #18

Strain: Og #18
Lineage: Og #18 S1 (Self-Pollination)
Breeder: Reserva Privada
Sativa/Indica:Indica Dominant

Grow Notes: The Og #18 stretched very little once in flowering, producing average to below average yields of AAA smoke. Carbon Filtration is essential for proper odor control, the plants begin to give off a strong odor during vegetative growth that increases until harvest.

Description: In a large grow of OG Kush seeds, the guys at Reserva Privada picked out an exceptional phenotype labeled #18, stating it had higher yields, potency, and a more refined sour flavor. They then took that phenotype and reversed her, causing her to pollinate herself with hopes of capturing the essence of the original mom in seed form. They really managed to nail down the classic california OG Kush smell / flavor in this “selfed” batch of feminized seeds, with a candied sour piney melange that lingers on the pallete long after you finish medicating. The high from the OG #18 kicks in almost immediately delivering an almost hash like experience, with the type of potency that makes beads of sweat gather around your brow. With the potential to shift ones perspective profoundly, the OG #18 is great for getting out of your own head or thought patterns and leaves you with a general sense of euphoria and well being in addition to a heavy body buzz felt head to toe. The guys at Reserva Privada really did a great job of capturing this elite strain in seed form, with the narcotic body numbing effects of a pure indica and just enough psychedelic euphoria to keep you interested and attentive to the wall you were staring at.

Cinderella 99 BX-1

Cinderella 99

Strain: Cinderella 99 Bx-1
Lineage: Isolated Phenotype of Jack Herrer x ?
Breeder: Mosca Negra
Sativa/Indica: Uknown
Grow Notes: Mosca did a great job with this batch of Cinderella 99 seeds – the females all grew relatively uniform with wide fan leaves with some turning a deep shade of purple by harvest. The plants were very resilient and not particularly nutrient sensitive, producing above average yields of tropical mind candy.

Description: The pungent tropical funk of C99 is like few other strains I’ve come across – with sharp notes of pineapple, mango, and some other unidentifiable fruits combining beautifully with the more skunky side of the cannabis smell / flavor spectrum. This girl truly is a princess, glistening with a thick coating of trichomes leaving no surface area forgotten. The high is quick to set in and extremely cerebral, delivering a boost of energy and an added ability to focus (Maybe helpful for those who show symptoms of ADD/ADHD). Some describe the high as racy, with some even experiencing bouts of paranoia so discretion is advised!  I found this batch particularly useful during the daytime, the high really caters to an active lifestyle, leaving you with a pleasant euphoric invigoration that has an almost unnoticeable progression back to sobriety – a real gem for those who need to get medicated earlier in the day without getting burnt out.

Cinderella 99 was originally developed by the now defunct Brothers Grimm seed company, and is an isolated phenotype of Jack Herrer grown from seed derived from a bag bought at a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Click Here to read the full “Cinderella Story” originally posted to a long lost cannabis forum by the breeder themselves.

Purple Wreck (Purple Urkel x Train Wreck)

Purple Wreck

Strain: Purple Wreck
Lineage: Purple Urkel x Train Wreck
Breeder: Reserva Privada
Sativa/Indica: Uknown
Grow Notes: Each pack of Purple Wreck contain a wide variety of phenotypes, the pheno chosen for review leaned very heavy to the Trainwreck side of it’s lineage though I also came across a very purple urkel dominant phenotype in the same pack. In retrospect, the more indica dominant urkel phenotype was a much better smoke and had that classic grape purple funk with a little extra citrus zest. She tends to dominate the garden if you let her. Both phenotypes fan leaves turned a deep shade of purple that was almost black, with purple highlights throughout the bright lime green calyxes.

Description: Purple Wreck was a limited release from Reserva Privada that mixed up two west coast favorites; the slow growing Purple Urkel, and the more vigorous and sprawling Train Wreck. Once harvested this particular phenotype had a citrusy lavender fragrance/flavor that was very unique , and in early flowering exhibited a very interesting smell that was identical to that of country time lemonade mix. I found the high to be similar to that of Train Wreck – up and clear, but with more body and a dreamy quality rather than the lucidity I usually associate with Train Wreck. The high is apparent and relaxing but not overwhelming, and manageable even on a busy day – a pleasant balance of both indica and sativa with bag appeal to match. Great smoke for socializing or day time use, Purple Wreck helps ease anxiety and relax those under it’s spell without rendering them useless for the day.

Sour Cream (Sour Diesel x G13/Haze)

Dna Genetics - Sour Cream

Strain: Sour Cream
Lineage: Sour Diesel x G13/Haze
Breeder: DNA Genetics
Sativa/Indica: 70% / 30%
Grow Notes: Sour Cream is a picky eater and prefers low doses of nutrients, reaching maturity in 10-12 weeks depending on phenotype chosen. The phenotype for review was chopped at 11 weeks of flowering and was grown from feminized seeds from DNA Genetics.

Description: You can smell the Sour Cream well before you open the bag or prescription vial. More complex in smell and high than your average Sour Diesel hybrid, the Sour Cream really has a uniquely calming stone. The buds are light green with light orange/pinkish hairs and glisten with resin. The smell and flavor have a sour pungency reminiscent of it’s Sour Diesel heritage, but with a mentholated floral twist that lingers around in the nose and on the tongue. For a 70% sativa variety, the buds are quite dense – similar in structure to your typical Sour Diesel but with a more open structure. The effects of the sour cream come on slowly and last long; after a toke or two you feel the burst of energy typically associated with sativa heavy varieties, but this quickly evolves into a dreamy stone that will leave you napping or staring out the window (or at the wall) daydreaming. I’ve found Sour Cream to have an unusually low tolerance build up even with prolonged daily use, consistently delivering the dreamy stone I’ve grown so accustomed too. I’m yet to be disappointed by any of DNA’s offerings.