Fruit Island regular
(ISS F3/ Qleaner F2 x Sky Kush)
Indoor / outdoor
The ISS/Qleaner used in this cross was a fast growing plant, and 9, 9-1/2 weeks of flowering. It was a representation of ISS with less stretch and was a bit of a wider plant. The smell was moderatly lemony/fruit and the background was ISS but without the strong, strong fragrance that travel trough bags and clothes. It was a good option for commercial use but the stem was too weak for my taste. The high was ISS too. The Sky Kush male used in this cross was a strudy fast vegging 50 days, stretch indica. The resulting strain has a lot of different phenotypes. Around 50% of the offspring will be ISS dominant, so it means; stretchy, very smelly, longer to bloom. In the other 50 %, you will find phenos that blends equaly Qleaner, ISS and L.A. Confidential. Ive been suprised to find some that exhibits L.A. Confidential dominance; softer, rounder smelling plant more oriented towards earthy terps, turns purple, same L.A. bud structure but super sized due to heavy yielding Qleaner and ISS. In my opinion, this pheno is the keeper pheno. Cola-can sized buds have been acheived by amateur and first time growers with NO BLOOM BOOSTER and NO SUGAR added. True story, and the proof is on the picture below. This strain has a keeper for every garden.
Indoor flowering 9 weeks
Purple Kush x Island Sweet Skunk regular
For this cross, I revisited the oldest seed stock I had from the Island Sweet Skunk. As f2's, there wasvariation in the ISS offspring. I decided to go opposite of my usual trait selection (different male than Sky Kush). I selected a slim soft branched stretcher with a thinner leaf ISS to use as the father.
The female was the (locally) famous purple kush. It is a big stem indica, vigorous afghani x hindu kush, finish around day 63, but ive taken it to 70 once. Becomes purple very easily and resists dry soil and under feeding as well as over feeding, but likes a drier root zone. ISS and the Purple Kush, it is sure to make it worth growing. Under a single light best suited for scrog / trellising / prunning / bending or with lower light levels with the stretch of certain phenos compared to the others.
While testing, I witnessed variations in stature, nug structure and of course aroma. From seriously knuckled nuggets to puffy/hairy round buds, to dense rock hard on tall sticks with almost nothing to trim due to incredible resin coverage.
Regardless the pheno, flowering time seems to be consistent at the 54 to 63.
Sky Kush regular
Sky Kush yellow pheno regular
(LA Confidential x Island Sweet Skunk (ISS) F3)
The sky kush cross was a dream I had for years. I wanted to have the incredible flavor of the PRIZED Island Sweet Skunk (ISS) into a much more compact, manageable, outdoor, fast flowering plant without loosing too much quality.
So I went seeking a good yielder, indica dominant fast finisher. I decided to go with the squat, sturdy, 50 day, 100% indica CUP WINNER LA Confidential, from DNA Genetics. I selected a pheno that had a Pakistani kushy-ness with a minty twist to it. The stem smells exactly like vicks vapo-rub. I tested it outdoors and it finished as soon as end of September, at 43 NL. The dad comes from my F3 version of Island Sweet Skunk. Inbred twice towards properties of vigour and bigger stems, a shorter bloom phase and rounder, more dense bud sites. I crossed the indica spectrum back in the ISS genetics. The terpenes favour a little more myrcene lift to the already flavourful ISS. Outdoors it prefers mild conditions with little of the extreme swings.
I selected a wide, sturdy, fast vegging male and crossed it with the LA.
It resulted into a stretch indica (90% of the time, sativa frame with rock-hard golf ball size nugs) or a full indica (10% of the time, compact plant that produces huge round flowers).
The selection started with 82 phenotypes to been screened to find 9 great females and 1 male. The father was a representation of the average population.
All 9 females have been tested and 5 "best in their own way" phenos were chosen. The keeper was indica dominant that produces big grenade size flowers with almost no stretch, yielded more than the others and smells like the exact mid way blend between fresh blueberries and artificial grape. When it cures, a cheesy kushy-ness really comes out.
I separated this pheno from the "general population".
It is tagged as "Yellow pheno".
The general population aroma goes from full grapes to black licorice, to red wine, to soap gum.
All pheno's of this cross are commercially viable and finish around 50 days.
2 cup winners merged into a real 50 days strain!
Indoor flowering 50 days