Jamaican Pearl Feminised was created by crossing Early Pearl, an outdoor sativa hybrid strain, with some rather special cultivars from the Caribbean region. Jamaican Pearl is a tall plant with heavy production potential that is acclimatised to cooler climates such as that of northern Europe.
Several tropical Caribbean sativas were crossed and grown out be Sensi some of which did surprisingly well and even finished flowering in a typically short Dutch summer. This surprising turn of events led to the cross with Early Pearl. Jamaican Pearl can attain heights of 300 cm. if started early in the growing season. If shorter plants are required for whatever reason then they should just be planted later in the Spring or even early summer. Successful harvests can be gathered up to 50°North with flowering finishing by late October or early November at the very latest.
These plants are quite bushy in contrast to many sativas which are rather tall and lanky. In typical sativa fashion, though, its flowering clusters have a tendency to "run" together filling in the spaces between inter-nodes forming long, fat colas as they do so. It is this characteristic that allows Jamaican Pearl to give such bountiful harvests, it is certainly one of Sensi Seeds' best and most prodigious outdoor cannabis plants.
It can also do very well indoors; it is recommended to allow only a short period of vegetative growth in order to control the vertical growth. Growth is very lush and many budding sites are produced. Indoors flowering takes between 9 and 11 weeks. The buds are denser than many sativa strains with this fact being attributed to the indica plants that have been randomly crossed with native sativa cultivars, having been brought to the region by Indian workers over the last few centuries.
The scent and taste of Jamaican Pearl is sweet, fruity, earthy and spicy which is reflective of the rich diversity of its genetic heritage. Its effect is recommended for both medicinal and recreational use producing a warm, happy, uplifting, glowing effect that radiates throughout the body and mind and providing therapeutic relaxation.
|Genetics||Caribbean Strains x Early Pearl|
|Plant Height||Up to 300 cm. outdoors|
|Flowering Time||50-75 days|
|Harvest Month||Late October - Early November|
|Taste / Flavour||Earthy, Fruity, Spicy / Herbal, Sweet|
|Effect||Happy, Strong, 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.