The last time we checked in with North American hashish seed guru Subcool, he had been pressured to flee by way of the towering flames of California wildfires that burned his most priceless possessions, including his develop operation and priceless cannabis genetics, to the ground. Subcool was lucky enough to escape to Arizona, where he instantly set about revitalizing his seed empire.
A YouTube star and High Occasions Lifetime Achievement Award winner, as soon as settled in Arizona, Subcool created a partially subterranean develop op in a large swimming pool that had been drained of water. Next, native hashish enterprise house owners began reaching out, in search of Subcool’s cannabis seeds and breeding experience to be used of their numerous initiatives. One such venture involved reworking an abandoned bowling alley in the small city of Globe, about 90 miles west of Phoenix, right into a high-tech legal grow op that may soon be house to hundreds of cannabis crops.
“The facility will have several large growing areas, a home and kitchen, and a hashish production lab,” Subcool explains of Globe’s repurposed bowling alley. “We’re using lots of glass walls inside so we can better monitor the gardens. We’re using the latest horticultural technology, such as ozone generators and heavy-duty carbonized filters. We have 45 tons of air-conditioning capacity that cost us $200,000. We’re installing 800 grow lights. We had to put in an $80,000 fire hydrant and a special water main and pipe to supply it.
“The power company had to put in a 2,200-amp upgrade and special wiring to deliver enough electricity to the site,” Subcool continues. “Tons of spray-foam insulation has been put in to increase energy efficiency. We have our own wastewater treatment plant to prevent fertilizer runoff. Our grow rooms have 2,000-gallon reservoirs aerially mounted to gravity feed the grow rooms, and floor drains. We’ll use pristine groundwater coming out of a 12-inch pipe that pulls [water] from deep in the ground. During the building’s lengthy renovation and retrofitting, we’ve been the major employer and economic engine in Globe. They realize why the cannabis industry is a ‘green new deal.’”
While the bowling alley grow op promises to be a dynamic, entertaining venture, Subcool says his ardour remains creating new hashish strains.
“The fire cost me many years of breeding, mother plants, pollen plants, rare seeds and clones. I’ve reached out across the world for the dankest genetics and the best breeding collaborators. I secured heirloom clones such as Exodus Cheese, Tiny Bomb and Blood Wreck. I procured pure Cheese strains as well as delicious hybrids I’ve made from Cheese genetics, such as Lemon Stilton. Longtime growers who’ve been growing my strains for years are ecstatic about the new strains we’ve released.”
While the California wildfires pressured Subcool to closed out his unique TGA Genetics website and scramble for brand spanking new business partners, there’s some good that got here from this disaster. Subcool reviews that several subscribers to his YouTube channel additionally made the transfer to Arizona to assist him with growing and breeding, and that the recent, dry local weather there helps him handle his genetically inherited emphysema that has at occasions threatened to finish him.
With Subcool’s hashish breeding operation once once more up and operating, let’s now take a look at a couple of of the tasty new strains he’s made since his Northern California exodus.
- 1 Banana Jack OG: Delicious And Distinctive
- 2 Astro Snaps: Uncommon California OG
- 3 Candy Tea: Tall And Robust For Large Outside Cannabis Yields
- 4 Queen Anne’s Revenge: The Ultimate Pure Sedative
Banana Jack OG: Delicious And Distinctive
Subcool explains: “I always wanted to breed a marijuana strain that smells and tastes like bananas. Marijuana has hundreds of terpenoids, so it can smell like everything, from cherries to lemons to diesel fuel, but I’d never smelled a banana terpenoid in cannabis. My dreams came true when I procured an OG cutting to die for — it smelled just like bananas! Our breeding project added in the Jack the Ripper pinene terpenoid and THCV cannabinoid to give us Banana Jack OG. This is a 60-40 sativa and indica hybrid that produces very large harvests.”
Banana Jack OG is a medicinal and recreational pressure with a excessive that focuses your mind, enhances visuals, and rids the body of pain. It’s a bit of too indica Kush to be used as a wake and bake pressure, however is perfect for the midafternoon, evenings and weekends.
Cultivating Banana Jack OG
Banana Jack OG is so satisfying to odor that you simply’ll end up hanging out in the develop room throughout bloom part, sticking your nose into the buds and inhaling deeply. And the phenotypes will doubtless have little variation. The OG Kush influences are likely to maintain the crops underneath five ft tall and a typical Kush shape, whereas topped crops will unfold out to be so vast that you simply’ll possible require additional grow-light capacity.
The Banana Jack OG buds are dense, so that you’ll need to have your dehumidifier dialed to 50 % humidity, starting about 4 weeks into the 60- to 70-day bloom part to keep gray mould (a.okay.a., botrytis) from rotting your buds. With fantastic bag attraction, these buds may be trimmed off their essential stalks and delivered as rock-hard, resin-dipped banana nugs the dimensions of golf balls. Indeed, they’re so resinous that they resemble moon rocks.
Display of inexperienced trellising is an apt develop method that may supply branch help to buds so heavy that their branches can dip down to the touch the floor. In late bloom part, it’s really helpful you scale back your hydroponic base nutrient feeding inputs, yet go heavy on Bud Candy, Nirvana, B-52, Rhino Skin and Overdrive. Each time I watered, an invisible cloud of banana volatiles scented the grow room.
Astro Snaps: Uncommon California OG
Astro Snaps was created in collaboration with Norstar Genetics, after Subcool’s breeding workforce received hold of Frisco Snaps, a rare strain that combines the genetics of an outstanding Woman Scout Cookies chopping and yet one more rare cannabis strain referred to as Frisco OG. Tasting like cookie dough, cherries and lemons, the spectacular genetics that went into making Frisco Snaps embrace Durban Poison, Cherry Pie, Blackberry Nebus, Hells OG, Lemon Thai and Mendocino Chemdawg.
Frisco Snaps was bred with Subcool’s foundational strain Area Queen, which is a powerhouse combination of the famous Romulan and Cindy 99 strains. The top result is a 50-50 indica and sativa hybrid, with an anxiety-crushing excessive that has left continual stoners drooling happily on the couch.
Cultivating Astro Snaps
Subcool says this can be a finicky strain to grow, and that growers should have no less than intermediate cultivation expertise and expertise to make sure this strain is a hit. When you use inferior fertilizers, in case you overfeed, overwater or overcrowd your grow room, it’s very straightforward to make sure crop failure.
To get wonderfully heavy yields of dense buds, prime Astro Snaps once 10 days before bloom part begins and you’ll want to provide plant cages or a SCROG trellis, as a result of branches will bend — even break — because of heavy buds starting in peak bloom. Fed and lit correctly, the pressure gained’t stretch much in the course of the first weeks of bloom part. Untopped and flipped into bloom part after three to 4 weeks in grow, Astro Snaps is usually a very profitable sea of inexperienced pressure.
One of many sweetest uses for Astro Snaps is to course of its resin-varnished buds into dry sift or bubble hash. Utilizing non-solvent hashish manufacturing preserves the scintillating terpenoids that make natural hashish concentrates made out of Astro Snaps taste like candy. You’ll want 56 to 64 days in bloom part earlier than you possibly can harvest these buds.
Candy Tea: Tall And Robust For Large Outside Cannabis Yields
“I’ve always loved the California Orange strain, which is very euphoric and smells exactly like oranges,” Subcool says. “The breeding program for Sweet Tea crossed California Orange with Alcatraz OG and Space Queen. Alcatraz OG is a sativa-heavy cross of Hells OG and Frisco OG, and very highly sought after. This strain is packed with genetic influences that make it a winner.
“Imagine biting into a ripe blood orange and tasting the orange taste, along with a hint of cherries and melons,” Subcool describes this strain. “The oily mandarin flavor coats your tongue as your mind is lifted upward and sadness melts away. This strain always lifts your spirits, and can be used during the daytime so you have a positive mental attitude.”
Cultivating Sweet Tea
Candy Tea crops have a large root mass and grow relatively tall, so if cultivating this pressure indoors, at minimal use a 10-gallon container. This isn’t a pressure for cannabis develop tents, closets or other small spaces. Outside, give Sweet Tea as a lot root area as you possibly can and prime it multiple occasions in late spring and early summer time. Subsequent, trellis and cage it, because this pressure can develop up to 15 ft tall and 6 to eight ft in diameter.
Despite the fact that the strain is sativa dominant, it solely wants 57 to 61 days in bloom part. It responds nicely to nitrogen-packed bloom booster Huge Bud Organic, and is greatest grown with intense mild, whether you utilize the facility of the solar or the facility of indoor develop lights.
Queen Anne’s Revenge: The Ultimate Pure Sedative
In the event you’ve ever earlier than grown Subcool strains, you doubtless grew Cuvee and Locomotion. Sadly, these delectable, highly effective strains have been misplaced within the 2017 wildfire that destroyed Subcool’s seed firm and grow ranch, however fortuitously, Queen Anne’s Revenge is harking back to both.
This strain comes from a breeding program involving Blood Wreck and Area Queen. Blood Wreck is one in every of Subcool’s foundational cannabis seed strains and is utilized within the breeding of other Subcool favorites, resembling Chernobyl and Timewreck. Blood Wreck is a rare Northern California strain based mostly on Trainwreck, another famous Cali strain.
After you’re taking a couple of inhalations of this flavorful weed, you’ll not marvel why the word “wreck” features so prominently in the lineage of Queen Anne’s Revenge. Tasting of cherries, limes and sandalwood, with a crushingly intense, sedative-hypnotic excessive, Queen Anne’s Revenge will render you incapable of remembering what it was you have been simply doing.
Cultivating Queen Anne’s Revenge
This is a simple strain to grow utilizing the pH Good hydroponics base vitamins program, along with Nirvana to stimulate resin production, taste and aroma. Without topping the crops, they’ll develop out to be bushy, broad and durable, so there might be no have to construct a help construction or fear that the branches will break, although huge, cake-ball-like resinous buds shall be crammed up and down the branches.
To deter gray mould from forming in these dank beauties, run your dehumidifier nonstop to take care of the develop room at 47 % humidity. Bloom-phase stretch can almost double plant peak and current two distinct phenotypes — one that can take 58 days to be prepared for harvest, and the other that can take 64 to 66 days earlier than it’s prepared, whereas being barely stronger.
As a grower who appreciates 100-percent germination rates and seeds that develop out to be exactly because the pressure description dictates, it’s a aid Subcool survived the traumatic pure disasters of the past two years to create new cannabis strains that mix unique, scrumptious mixtures of terpenoids with high yields of gooey, potent buds.