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|
|Max Flowering Time||17 weeks|
|Flowering Time||90 - 120 days|
|Taste / Flavour||Chocolate, Coffee, Fruity, Incense, Sweet|
|Effect||Calming, Cerebral, Creative, Euphoric, Talkative|