Exodus Cheese X Northern Lights #5/Haze F2 x Fantasmo Express
Project introduction and Overview:
Back in 2008, long before Mephisto was born, we were adding to our seed collection like crazy and came across some very interesting freebies on the site Seedbay.
These were made by a community member 'haze-seeker' and (before the exodus cheese was blowing up and being hyped) the genetics involved were the exodus cheese cut as the mother, and Northern Lights #5 / haze from Sensi seeds as the pollen donor. The resulting cross was aptly named 'Northern Cheese Haze', We stored away the actual seeds we'd first wanted to try in favour of immediately running the N.C.H beans.
We ran them 12/12 from seed and were very impressed enough so to make F2's to tuck away for a rainy day in the future.
Fast forward to 2012 when we began experimenting and growing out too many strains to list in mass to see what diamonds we might uncover, and the N.C.H was ran again.
She was an absolute beast, really verging on the line between what's comfortable to run inside - She would run 13-14 weeks in flower, which indeed is longer than most people like to venture into.
But the trade-off (as with a lot of sativa's) is that the yield was astronomical. Multiple Big long donkey dicks, with little to no training, but the indica side to her parentage ensured tight compact flowers, just on exceptionally long colas.
We selected our favourite lady from these F2 plants to keep a cut to work with. She was also trialled outside, and being a sativa hybrid (similar to amnesia in this respect) they kick into flower noticeably later, by several weeks in comparison to the indica, and OG varieties being run at the same time.
This actually meant whilst everything around it was battling the late summer/early autumn storms, the NCH was unfazed and again produced massive, tall plants packed of yield
We wanted to start exploring and adding more sativa based autos to the Mephisto Catalogue, and decided to pair our most sativa auto; Fantasmo Express to our favourite sativa leaning photoperiod: Northern Cheese Haze.
And thus began the process to turn the NCH auto.
Over the resulting generations of breeding we witnessed all sorts of phenotypes emerging, larger structures familiar to the Fantasmo and hazey elements but with looser flower structures.
We shied away from utilsing those, in favour of more cheese-like compact but musky frosty buds. As with all Mephisto strains we prefer to breed for overall quality and then unique traits over outright size and yield: After all, who wants a plant rammed of flowers if the flowers aren't up to par?
The outcome may not be the most hazy affair, but overall we're very satisfied with the resulting creation and delighted to introduce her as one of our new Artisanal collection strains for 2017 - find out more below.
She's also already been put to use for breeding work in a future project involving a super sativa seed club relic from holland 'Old School Haze'.
Strain behaviour and structure:
Overall we'd classify the NCH as a medium sized strain, with potential to monster at a fast rate.
Seedling growth is pretty rampant, and the NCH expresses fair sized inter-nodal gaps and she doesn't put out much foliage meaning light penetrates through her well, which can result in a nice multi-branched plant without too much effort at all.
There's a few phenotypes within the line, some bring about fatter shorter nugs, and others with more stretch but the end result is a very similar yield and they both have in common a very compact structure resulting in firm buds and a sublime end product.
She doesn't afford too many trichomes on the fans but the flowers get quickly enveloped in a generous coating and the odour during growth is relatively low unless you set about touching and exploring a little too adventurously.
The flowers build solidly but can also make some small compact foxtails; Just something to note :)
When harvested though, even immediately if you get your nose in there you are welcomed by a beautifully spicy musky cheesy aroma.
Our Northern Cheese Haze automatic, was tested by Canna at an expo earlier in 2017 and a random bag bud came in at 21.07% Cannabinoid content, and this was from a breeding reject with no special treatment or harvest preparations or even a ripeness check.
So we think with a nice hand this variety could produce some very stellar results.
The smoke is as you would expect, powerful. A blend of day-dreamy to couch-locking goodness and packed with unique flavours.
If you want a solid strain to grow that ticks many a boxes, this has to be one to put on your grow-bucket list for 2017.
Strain figures and info in brief:
Indica/Sativa: 50 / 50
in good conditions she will deliver
Cycle time: 65-75 days
Size: 60-90cm Height
Yield: 100-160g as a single plant grow
Best method for overall high yield: 6-9 per 1.2x1.2 space in 12-15 liter pots under a 600Watt - 500g is easily achievable.
Aroma and flavour: Musky, spicy cheesy fragrances.
Effect: Effects range day-dreamy to social to eventual couchlock
Best grown: Indoor / Greenhouse / Outdoor
Flower Density: 9 / 10
Cannbinoids: 21.07% total Cannabinoids
Here you can find the CBD percentage from the strain your viewing divided in low, medium and high % cbd
Overview of medical property's of each cannabis strain
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Plant height will give you a idea how the height will be from your cannabis plants
What kind of taste and smell can you expect when buying cannabis seeds in sanniesshop, a overview of different taste and smell property's from each strain, Beware every seed is a individual and can vary in taste and smell
How is the THC content from the strain you are viewing decided in low, medium and high percentage THC
Flowering time means the time the plant/buds need to get fully ripe (harvesting time) and we measure this time from the clock is turned on 12/12 cicle.
Plants from different country's and area's can have different flowering time's. These are putted in groups like : Indica / Sativa / Hybride / ruduralis. Al these type of plants have different flowering periods and are mentioned in the seeds feature.
A indica type of plant has a shorter flowering period from around the 7-9 weeks while sativa's can have flowering periods from 10-13 weeks or more. The hybride is a combination from those plants with flowering times that will be in between so around the 10 weeks.
The grow period of seedlings is always at least 3-4 weeks, this grow period they will take and it doesnt matter if tthe clock is on 18/6 or 12/12. The 12/12 from start method is a good method but sanni shop advice's to use hybride's or sativa's to be sure you get the space nicely filled. With indica type of plants we advice to put in more plants on a m2 like example 16-24 plants on a m2
The grow period is also depending on the type of plants even as the amount of plants on a m2. A sativa dominant plant need a shorter grow period as a indica type of plant.For example a grow room from 1m2 filled with 9 sativa's would need almost no grow period to fill the space while a indica type of plant needs 3-4 weeks to fill up the same space before you can switch the colock to 12/12. This is why its better to use more indica type of plants on a m2. In this way the sativa's dont have to take so much longer in total as a indica plant.
Sativa type plants grow for another 3-5 weeks after putting the clock on 12/12 while indica's grow for 2-3 weeks after the clock is on 12/12. This is usable info to prodict youre own veg and flo period with a filled up grow room
- 9 weeks
- 10 weeks
The harvest is as big as the weakest link !
Sannie shop counts the harvest in m2 (600 watt) and flowering period. It should not sound weird that sativa plants have longer flowering periods but also the plants with the highest harvest in grams. Indica's will have shorter flowering time as that a sativa has, the length of the flo time and amount off harvest should be counted beside each other. Hybrid plants have the best of both worlds and can give good harvest in a average flo period of around the 10 weeks
Methodes to enhance your results are :
SOG (sea of green) which means that the plants are growed in full force without topping or fimming
Scrog (screen of green) which means the plants are tied down on a scrog net and all the shoots will be on the same height
Climate is the most important link in you re grow room and is for 60-70 % responsible for the weight of you re harvest.
Sannie´s shop advice all our customers to grow on soil with organic nutrients to be sure you get the most natural taste and best harvest.The genetics can be choosed for taste-harvest and experience and last but not least preference. Knowing the strain you are growing will make sure you get the best harvest.
- up to 500 grams
- up to 600 grams
Type of plant means like : indica / sativa / hybride - auto flower
Indica type of plant are short and busy which tend to grow wide instead of tall, indica is shorter in flowering time but needs more veg time to fill up the space.
Indica type of plants gives a more stoned feeling which are preferred by medical users, stoned feeling is more in the body.
Hybrid type :
Hybrid type of plants are hanging between the indica and the sativa type of plants which give them also the properties form both, they grow to medium heights and need more space as there indica sisters, 5-9 plants on 1m2 will be filling up the space nicely.
Because they are crosses between indica and sativa type of plant we as breeder try to collect the best of both worlds in one seeds,
The hybrid's can give a stoned/high or a combination feeling, it depends which type of hybrid you will get, for commercial growing the hybrids are favorite
Sativa type :
Sativa type of plants need space and height and you need less plants on a m2 to fill up the space, she can grow to big heights, the last years there is a hype of growing sativa's in a scrog method.
Sativa's give a good and balanced high and will take you re brain to another dimension instead of locking you into you re bank.
Auto flower and feminized seeds can be every type of plant !
- Feminized seeds
- Sativa seeds
- Autoflower seeds
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