California Gold is aptly named as growers will really think they've struck gold when they harvest this plant! It is 80% indica, is easy to grow and it produces extreme quantities of honey-like resin. At to that very good yields and a reasonably short flowering time and you have a great tribute to California's recent recreational legalisation move which this strain celebrates.
California Gold is suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation, in the latter's case even at higher latitudes. Indoors plants remain at an average height of 100 cm. making it a good selection for those with limited headroom. In a flowering period of 9 weeks or just under yields of 500 gr/m2 are quite feasible. Outdoors plants will grow taller, especially if planted directly in the ground, reaching a height of approximately 175 cm. and yielding up to 750 gr/plant with northern hemisphere harvests due in early October while those in southern latitudes will be ready for the chop in early April.
A special feature of this strain is the sheer quantity of resin that is produced and the fact that it closely resembles amber honey. Buds are nice and chunky and literally covered in sparkling resin. It has a perfume that reminds one of sweet citrus fruit with predominantly sweet lemon and mango on the palate. THC production is high to very high at between 18% - 22% and very low CBD at less than 0.1%. The effect is a potent, relaxing indica body hit but remaining clear and uplifting. The powerfully relaxing effect may well be suitable for medicinal cannabis users.
|THC Content||18 - 22%|
|Yield||Indoors: 500 gr/m2; Outdoors: 750 gr/plant|
|Plant Height||Indoors: 100 cm; Outdoors: 175 cm.|
|Flowering Time||60 - 63 days|
|Harvest Month||early October northern hemisphere; early April southern hemisphere|
|Taste / Flavour||Citrus, Mango, Sweet|
|Effect||Powerful, Relaxing, Uplifting|
About Paradise Seeds
Paradise Seeds was born in Amsterdam in 1994 although founder of the company, Luc, started collecting seeds for a few years before. The seeds were brought to him by friends returning from travels to cannabis hot spots in India, Colombia, Africa and Afghanistan. He began to experiment and by the early Nineties, Luc’s seeds were attracting the attention of growers and smokers alike in Amsterdam.
The demand for Luc’s seeds grew so much that in 1994, he officially established Paradise Seeds. The company began with 5 official strains – including Dutch Dragon and Sensi Star. The aim of the company has always been to produce cannabis strains that combine potency with flavour and taste.
Since their humble beginnings, Paradise Seeds have invested in building up a strong strain base, selecting and crossing only the best plants from the many thousands they have grown over the years.
There is a handful of strains that have retained their popularity since they were first released into the Paradise Seeds collection. Wappa is definitely a favourite for its all-round performance, and of course Sensi Star has been a big favorite and is a multiple cup winner. As for Auto’s, their Pandora and Auto Wappa are very popular. While some of Paradise Seeds more recent varieties, the Durga Mata ll CBD and Nebula ll CBD strains have been well received by medical users with their high CBD content.
Paradise Seeds are constantly running numerous breeding programs to ensure that new strains are in development all the time.
The famous breeders also contribute to the medical cannabis industry through many charitable projects like the Daya Foundation and the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour.
Paradise Seeds are one of the most awarded seed banks in history and they not only have a large trophy cabinet, but a large selection of superb strains, all of which you can buy from Seedsman.