Skunk #1 was the first true-breeding hybrid strain that was commercially available. It resulted from a selection of the original US Skunk strains that were bred using Colombian, Mexican and Afghani plants and was then subjected to intensive breeding to stabilise it.
Skunk #1 is still capable of amazing new smokers/vapers even today so long after its introduction. It is 65% indica, 35% sativa and is a perfect choice for either indoor or greenhouse cultivation and even outdoors in warm, Mediterranean climates. Its name has come to be used for any potent, seedless marijuana irrespective of genetic origin but the cannabist (cannabis enthusiast) knows better than politicians and tabloid newspaper writers.
This plant is the very definition of "hybrid vigour". It has a fast-developing vegetative growth stage followed by a 7 - 8 week flowering stage. Outdoor harvests willbe during October in northern latitudes. During this phase of the plant's development it will stretch more than a pure indica and the short-spaced inter-nodes will fill out and join up to form longer contiguous colas. Towards the end of flowering the pistils seem to go crazy in a (hopefully) vain attempt to find fertilising pollen. Yields are impressively large.
The aroma and flavour should need little introduction, very sweet and Skunk-like and unmissable - use air-filtration indoors! Manicuring will be done with quickly due to this strain's high calyx-to-leaf ratio. The effect is a glorious combination of indica body-stone and sativa head-high.
|Genetics||Columbian x Mexican x Afghani|
|Pack Size||10 Seeds|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||7-8 Weeks|
|Taste / Flavour||Skunk, Sweet|
|Effect||Body, Head, Long-lasting, Powerful|
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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.