Congolese is a classic heirloom tropical sativa strain which has been subjected to selective breeding work over several generations to enhance its undoubted qualities. This selection has produced plants that are now very successful when grown indoors as well as traditional outdoor cultivation.
The majority of phenotypes exhibit a typical Thai-style sativa structure, long and willowy, although some plants develop more of a Christmas-tree shape. Foliage is an eye-catching lime green and plants have long internodes although the mature buds become quite dense. Although nutrients are tolerated it is not a "hungry" plant and it is inadvisable to feed too regularly.
Indoor growers should be aware that the stretch during flowering is high, 6 - 8 times increase in height, and so it should undergo a short vegetative phase as these plants can reach well over 200 cm. in height indoors. Flowering will take anywhere between 90 - 120 days (13 - 17 weeks+) depending on phenotype. Its heritage means that it is very tolerant of both heat and humidity..
Complex scents of chocolate, coffee, incense and leather are dominant although some phenos are rather more fruity and sweet. The high will be familiar to smokers whose preference lies with sativa strains, especially those with a tropical background, having a soaring, euphoric cerebral effect which is nonetheless very social and creative, calming and without anxiety.
|Breeder/Brand||The Real Seed Company|
|Genetics||Heirloom tropical sativa|
|Plant Height||200 cm.+|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||90 - 120 days|
|Taste / Flavour||Chocolate, Coffee, Fruity, Incense, Sweet|
|Effect||Calming, Cerebral, Creative, Euphoric, Talkative|
About The Real Seed Company
"We have the best selection of genuine straight-from-the-source traditional cannabis strains on the web. That means they are open pollinated, so you are going to get a lot of diversity in each strain, as well as vigour”. - The Real Seed Company
The Real Seed Company is a group of collectors dedicated to releasing traditional connoisseur cannabis cultivars in their pure, un-hybridised form. Global ecology has reached crisis point, and cannabis is no exception: the biodiversity of one of the world's most ancient crop plants is now under serious threat.
Founded in 2007 in response to the damage being inflicted on top-end cannabis cultivars by prohibition, The Real Seed Company has taken an unprecedented step in the history of cannabis seed banks by offering an extensive and open catalogue of rare and authentic heirloom cannabis varieties that can be owned by everyone. They have been documenting their journey in trying to find rare strains direct from their source.
All of their lines are fully authentic ganja, charas and hashish cultivars from the ancient heartlands of cannabis culture. With a wide range of varieties from high CBD potential genepools for medical users and breeders, and fine representatives of renowned high THC ganja and charas lines from legendary regions like Kerala, Thailand and Mazar-i-Sharif, The Real Seed Company catalogue is already unparalleled - and it's growing all the time.
As the germination and cultivation of Cannabis sativa L without a license is illegal in most countries all of their seeds come in collectible protective packaging which is well suited to long term storage through refrigeration, the best method to preserve this invaluable plant seed and maintain these ancient lines for a saner post-prohibition future. Buy The Real Seed Company seeds from Seedsman with confidence.
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