Early Skunk Auto Feminised builds upon the success that is Early Skunk making it not only an auto-flowering variety but a feminised one at that. It is a vigorous plant with great resistance to pests and fungal attacks. An ideal plant for cool, northern European summers.
Early Skunk Auto is 70% indica and its ruderalis genes enables it to continue to flower even in uneven light conditions and through erratic weather patterns such as are familiar to anyone living in northern Europe. Flowering begins automatically when plants have grown between 6 and 9 sets of leaves. This flowering period will last for a further 7 - 9 weeks. If left a bit longer the buds will usually fatten up a bit more and will produce more resin. Even growers living in Scandinavian countries will get a harvest before the weather turns cold and/or wet. Growers at lower latitudes can harvest 2 or even 3 crops especially if started indoors in March to provide them with a head start before being transplanted outdoors.
The buds are large and rounded in appearance with those surrounding the main stem joining up to form a large central cola. This pattern is repeated on side branches making the plant look very top-heavy. The aroma is very musky, sweet and pungent in true Skunk fashion but outdoor growers will not have to be too concerned with its smell when growing outdoors in anything like the same manner as indoor growers of Skunk strains. On top of this there is a spicy character to its smell which is explained by the extra helping of sativa genetics from the Early Pearl genes in this strain. The effect is firmly centred in the body, is warm and comfortable but also having an "up" quality from the sativa side. It is a pleasantly satisfying stone but one which will not prove too intense for medicinal users.
|Genetics||Early Skunk (Skunk #1 x Early Pearl) x Ruderalis|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||40-50 days|
|Taste / Flavour||Musky, Pungent, Spicy / Herbal, Sweet|
|Effect||Body, Powerful, Uplifting|
About Sensi Seeds
There is no other seed bank in the world that has been coveted with more awards than Sensi Seeds. From the Highlife Cup to the Cannabis Cup, Sensi have achieved unrivalled legendary status in the seed bank world.
In the early 1970’s, the founder of Sensi, Ben, opened a clothes shop in the Dutch city of Rotterdam where he sold homemade clothing. A few years earlier, at the age of seventeen, he smoked his first joint. But it wasn’t until he began making regular trips to Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to purchase textiles that he became aware of the plant’s versatility. He learned about hemp fibre’s suitability as, among other things, a textile and was given cannabis and cannabis seeds by local farmers. Ben discovered that the cannabis plant had so much to offer in spite of it being prohibited and vilified in all corners of the world.
It became one of his passions to collect cannabis seeds from Central and South East Asia and the Asian subcontinent. Back home in the Netherlands, he started to cultivate these seeds in order to learn more about the growth process of this very special plant.
At the start of the 1980’s, the first examples of innovative, stabilised hybrids, such as Haze and Skunk, arrived in Europe from the United States. Ben was one of a mere three Dutch cultivators who were granted access to these hybrids, which are considered an important blueprint for the development of European hybrids.
At the end of the seventies, Ben found out that cannabis seeds did not fall under the cannabis prohibition; it was only the plant that was prohibited and not the seeds. As it was not illegal to sell seeds, Ben reasoned that the production process should not be illegal either. He started his seed company after a lawyer confirmed this insight and in 1985 the Sensi Seed Club, also known as the Sensi Connoisseurs’ Club, came into being. Ben took over a company called the Seed Bank in 1991 and the gene libraries were merged to create the Sensi Seed Bank as we know it today.
Sensi Seeds search for cannabis genetics has never ceased in the last 30 years. Their dedication towards genetic preservation has also never diminished. To this day, Sensi are true to their roots and are now, more than ever, aware that the future of cannabis genetic research lies in its past, in the genetics that started it all.
Sensi genetics offer not only the high yield and range of effects people search for, they actually represent a part of Cannabis’ history.
With a host of award winning strains, it would be unwise to overlook Sensi Seeds, available to buy at Seedsman now.