Today’s strain is Skunk #1 from our friends over at Sensi Seeds, each Monday there will be a new strain with snippets from around the web about the strain. If you’ve tried this strain feel free to let us know your experience. What was the high like? How did it taste? How did it smell? If you’ve got some bud and want it to make an appearance in a future Medicated Mondays, snap some pics and send them to email@example.com and be sure to include the name of the strain as well as any information you may have about it. Hit the jump for more.
The strain that changed the face of cannabis culture across the world continues to amaze weed-lovers more than a quarter-century after her release! The original Skunk hybrids fused traditional cultivars from Central and South America, Afghanistan and Thailand. Through generations of intensive selection and back-crossing, the very best examples of Skunk were stabilised into the first true-breeding Indica-Sativa hybrid – the classic Indica-dominant Skunk #1.
The potency of this branch of the cannabis family tree is so notorious that ‘skunk’ is often used as a name for any powerful ganja. Breeders regard Skunk #1 as the benchmark of uniform, reliable performance and her rock-solid genotype has influenced a hundred modern hybrids. Skunk#1’s energetic performance and bountiful yields demonstrate the true meaning of hybrid vigour. Growth and flowering are mostly-Indica in appearance, with Skunk #1 gaining a little more height than a pure Indica when blooming. The extra-dark green of this strain’s leaves comes from her Afghanica ancestors and contrasts sharply with her lime-green growing tips.
Flowering is very fast and Skunk #1 produces robust stems and branches to support her superior yields. Short internode gaps explode into dense, rounded flower clusters which merge into huge, heavy terminal buds by the end of the blooming phase. Fan leaves can show many shades of colour at the end of flowering, as plants focus their energy on bud formation and resin production
Sativa heritage is most apparent in Skunk #1’s beautiful calyxes, long, profuse pistils and her habit of expanding bud-growth in all directions as harvest time approaches. Sativa also has a wonderful influence on Skunk #1’s potency and effect – a stunning combination of stone and high.
Looks: Light green with a little bit darker leaf tips. The buds are well groomed with the occasional leaf left. It doesn’t have the most crystals you have ever seen seen but its no slouch, it glistens in the sunlight and looks as though T.H.C could leak out of it.
Smell: Slightly sweet taste with hints of pinesole. It has the characteristic Skunk smell but it is slightly toned by lemon.
Taste: Lemony with a starburst candy like after taste that lingers with you. The taste is extremely pleasing and makes you just want to keep hittin your pipe.
Effects: As soon as you take the first hit you get a satisfying head rush which I feel is not as common as it should be in other strains. The high is not down what so ever like Black Magic Kush or Royal Empress but it is a Indica so the body high does give you somewhat of a couch lock high.
Potency: Lasted about 1-2 hours