Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small, spineless cactus indigenous to abandon areas in Mexico and the southwestern United States. It resembles an armored tubular mushroom and incorporates the highly effective entheogenic hallucinogen often known as mescaline, which has been used for greater than 5,000 years as a visionary sacrament and drugs.
Particularly, the indigenous Cora, Huichol and Tarahumara individuals of Mexico have used peyote in spiritual and medical rituals and for inventive inspiration for a minimum of a thousand years. I first turned concerned about peyote after seeing an exhibition of psychedelic artwork made by indigenous individuals who have been impressed by the consequences of peyote.
As with many entheogens, together with psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca, peyote is federally unlawful in america. To pattern the cacti, I traveled to the highlands of western Mexico, and having constructed belief with the tribes’ modern-day descendants, I used to be allowed to acquire a thick, grayish paste constructed from peyote, though I wasn’t allowed to make use of any with tribe members. So, I camped in a distant spot and adopted their directions, placing a number of grams of the paste beneath my tongue.
The horrible bitterness of peyote was a grotesque shock, as if my tongue have been allergic to the paste. I instantly felt sick, vomiting greater than a dozen occasions over the course of an hour. It felt like my abdomen had a demon in it. On the time, as my guts twisted into knots, I assumed peyote was nothing however an uncomfortable and extended ordeal.
Whereas my digestive system flipped out from the tough alkaloids of peyote, the psychoactive results kicked in arduous, reminding me of the psychedelic drug DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine), besides peyote didn’t come on quick and disappear inside an hour, as is the case with DMT. As an alternative, I skilled peak peyote depth from hour two till hour six, and a pervasive, dreamy excessive for the rest of the 24 hours.
Partly due to the vomiting and gastrointestinal misery, the peyote excessive was by no means what I’d name leisure. I wouldn’t need to be at a celebration whereas on peyote, or anyplace else in public for that matter. Peyote is a substance that many say forces you to have a spiritual expertise. Its colourful, three-dimensional, vivid hallucinations are archetypal, emotional, symbolic and narrative, slightly than simply random, quirky hallucinations one may expertise with LSD. It’s as if somebody made a guide or film about your most personal self, turning your life right into a psychedelic graphic novel.
Assembly The Peyote Purple Shaman
When a hashish clone breeder recognized for uncommon strains needed to get me excessive together with his just lately harvested Peyote Purple pressure, my first query was, why was the phrase “peyote” used within the identify? In any case, the peyote cactus is inexperienced, not purple (though, its tiny flowers are certainly purple blue). The breeder defined the pressure identify is as a result of the marijuana pressure is purple, with a excessive that’s “trippy like peyote,” with foliage of a bluish-purple tint beginning early in develop part. He stated his Peyote Purple was a one-mother-plant variant of genuine Bubba Kush, an alien phenotype that emerged from Bubba’s Chemdawg, Hindu Kush, Pakistani Indica and Lemon Thai genetics to grow to be its personal distinctive pressure.
I by no means noticed that mom plant or some other Peyote Purple crops, however I did see freshly dried and cured buds, with the colour a mix of scarlet and purple, and no trace of inexperienced leaf. A thick frosting of resin glands gleamed in stark distinction to the leaf hue.
Weirdly, the buds gave off no scent till you crushed them barely. Then, a weird mixture of scents would waft out, together with the aromas of mustard, vanilla, cacao and lemon. These scents have been additionally current within the style when combusting Peyote Purple in a easy glass pipe.
And once I did simply that, one thing loopy occurred: I had a peyote flashback.
Following the primary and solely time I attempted peyote in Mexico, I had by no means needed to do it once more, so having a flashback whereas smoking Peyote Purple wasn’t one thing I needed to expertise, both. Luckily, there wasn’t any vomiting this time, with the flashback consisting of momentary physique paralysis and a return of the weird hallucinations — surreal visuals of angels, devils, disasters, pals and lovers — that I skilled from my peyote journey. It was like no different hashish excessive I’d ever skilled, and was too highly effective and unsettling. It scared me away from purple strains for a very long time.
Cultivating Green Gummy Cannabis
A couple of months in the past, my Peyote Purple clone grasp breeder referred to as to inform me that a variation of this plant was being utilized in an elite European breeding program. He directed me to Unique Seeds, a business hashish seed breeding group based mostly in Spain and the Netherlands.
Unique Seeds has a feminized photoperiod pressure and an autoflowering pressure referred to as Green Gummy. The feminized photoperiod Green Gummy is a cross between a Peyote Purple variant and H.O.G., a well-known Excessive Occasions Cannabis Cup winner that’s a cross of Hindu Kush and Afghani. The H.O.G. was first bred in Tennessee earlier than being migrated to Europe. H.O.G. hoglets are sometimes utilized in sea of inexperienced gardens, the place they bulk up into extremely dense, heavy buds.
The Peyote Purple used within the Unique Seeds breeding program got here from CannaBioGen, one other revered European hashish collective. Very similar to the Peyote Purple I tripped out on, the CannaBioGen model is described as a uncommon Bubba Kush variant.
Extra out of curiosity than any want to as soon as once more expertise a cannabis-induced peyote flashback — and since I had a low-cost rising choice to domesticate outdoor till the center of bloom part — I procured and germinated Green Gummy photoperiod seeds. That they had a germination price of 100 %, with seedlings displaying above the floor of my soilless combine inside two days of planting. I topped them as soon as, at 23 days publish germination.
After 28 days in develop part, and solely uncovered to direct daylight from six to 9 hours per day (relying on climate and the angle of solar above the horizon), the crops have been 23 to 25 inches tall. I had them in 12-inch-tall, white, aerated pots. Understanding bloom part stretch no less than doubles plant peak, and wanting to maintain complete peak under 62 inches to take care of adequate area between my develop lights and the plant cover, I pressured flowering by putting the crops in a darkish develop tent following 12 hours of direct and oblique mild per day.
I did a flush and altered my base vitamins to Superior Vitamins pH Good Connoisseur Bloom, together with implementing the complement Bud Ignitor. Inside 5 days, I had pre-flowers, and inside 15 days I had quite a few early flowers. I used to be extraordinarily happy by the breeding high quality evidenced by similar phenotype traits of all of the Green Gummy crops. They appeared and grew precisely alike. That sort of consistency is uncommon. All of them dealt with fertilizer dosing, lighting, watering and pests in a lot the identical method. I used to be in a position to make use of a excessive parts-per-million feed program and the crops ate it up.
Outside, they’d been principally immune from normal hashish pests resembling spider mites and thrips. There have been very minor infestations by leaf miners and aphids, simply handled through the use of a neem foliar spray.
After the flowers reached peak bloom starting at 24 days into bloom part, I ended utilizing sunshine and the good outdoor so I wouldn’t have to fret concerning the likes of aphids. I moved the crops into a big develop tent lit by LED develop lights. Complete stretch was virtually precisely double, with crops that began bloom part at 25 inches, ending up 50 inches tall. Cover peak was uniform, and every plant had a fats double cola on prime, with comparable fatties arrayed on aspect branches beneath. The highest colas have been three to 6 inches in diameter, and a few have been so long as 12 to 15 inches.
I used to be fascinated by the distinctive floral construction improvement. All alongside the bud stalks, blooms concerning the measurement of pingpong balls shaped and piled up on one another. The floral buildings crammed in by way of this uncommon course of to turn into thicker and wider in circumference. In a Bubba Kush bloom part, the buds are generally known as popcorn buds as a result of they develop aside from one another. However with Green Gummy, the popcorn buds piggybacked on one another. At harvest time, the highest colas have been as thick as my wrist.
Very similar to Peyote Purple, Green Gummy buds gave off no scent, which is a helpful trait for stealth rising. I used to be rising Green Gummy outdoor throughout a part of bloom part and had no worries concerning the aroma attracting any nosy issues. The breeder says the pressure is meant to odor candy, like gummy candies, however my nostril might solely discover the slightest trace of scent, if in any respect. I questioned if the pressure was terpenoid poor.
Green Gummy can apparently be harvested after eight or 9 weeks in bloom, however at day 56 (eight weeks), virtually all resin glands have been nonetheless clear, fats and spherical with no degradation, so I don’t see eight weeks as a sensible bloom-phase estimate.
I fed Bud Sweet, Rhino Pores and skin, Huge Bud and Nirvana, and watched the buds get thicker and extra resinous all the best way to reap. I additionally noticed purpling and reddening of the buds, though this was not as pronounced as with pure purple strains.
By the top of bloom part, the buds have been so thick, dense and gooey that I needed to water much less typically and with much less water than was typical. I additionally had to make sure grow-room humidity was under 52 %, as a result of grey mould began to type inside a few the thickest buds once I’d been watering usually.
Whereas harvesting the heavy buds 67 days submit bloom part, I crushed resin glands by mistake and was stunned by the highly effective terp scent just like Peyote Purple buds: mustard, vanilla, chocolate, pepper, lemon and a touch of candy fruit. Pungent mustard and pepper scents have been the strongest parts and there was a modified model of the acrid odor you get from diesel hashish strains.
One other shock was the style of Green Gummy. The astringent mustard and pepper elements of damaged resin glands receded, whereas chocolate and lemon took over. The vapor was clean and silky, however be warned: Even vaping this bud at 380° Fahrenheit, which is way under combustion temp, the vapor in my lungs made me cough.
The 2 issues that rely most when rising a specific hashish pressure is its excessive and yield. Photoperiod Green Gummy was a really heavy yielder, averaging 157 grams of dense, frosty, dried buds per plant. Branches didn’t fairly break from the load of the fats buds, however solely as a result of Green Gummy is a strong-structured pressure. In fact, it helped that the crops have been uncovered to robust winds outside throughout early progress, so stalks and branches acquired additional tensile power.
Consuming The Green Gummy Cannabis Pressure
Luckily, Green Gummy’s creeper excessive didn’t give me a peyote flashback, however I did discover one factor it has in widespread with Peyote Purple and with peyote itself: Green Gummy gave me the identical glowing, exaggeratedly vivid colours I’d beforehand skilled when consuming peyote and Peyote Purple.
Throughout my first sampling session, once I didn’t really feel excessive for 2 or three minutes after vaping, I apprehensive that I’d as soon as once more grown a dud. However then the excessive got here on robust, reminding me of a potent mixture of Blue Dream and Bubba Kush. The excessive consists of an early creeper interval, an hour or two of stimulated euphoria and enhanced visuals, after which the Kush genetics take over to provide me an completely restful, couch-lock bliss. On a scale of 1 to 10, the efficiency was a 9. And though Green Gummy isn’t as resinous as Gorilla Glue strains, it does come shut, making it helpful for processing into bubble hash, dabs, dry sift and kief. The buds have been gummy chunks of resin, with few leaves.
Complete crop time was 95 days from germination to reap, which is spectacular for a photoperiod pressure. If I’d been rising indoors the whole time so the crops had 12 or 18 hours of direct mild per day, it may need been a fair shorter, extra productive crop cycle.
Green Gummy is a heavy-harvest, resilient, potent, very fulfilling photoperiod pressure nicely value rising. Based mostly on my nice expertise with this pressure and what I hear from different growers, I’m positive Unique Seeds’ whole catalogue of autoflowering and photoperiod strains is filled with equally distinctive winners.