The “Sour” in Sour Tsunami refers to parent strain Sour Diesel, but it’s unclear what the “Tsunami” part refers to as the other parent strain is NYC Diesel. Setting aside this mystery, what is clearis that Sour Tsunami is a solid modern strain backed by excellent genetics.
These days, Juanita La Lagrimosa is possibly best known as a strain which has been used to create many other excellent medical marijuana strains, however it’s worth remembering that the reason why Juanita La Lagrimosa is used so often as a parent strain is because it has such excellent medical qualities itself.
With 80% Indica genetics, you might have expected Monster Cookies to go easy on the THC and indeed it has a very moderate 12% to 15%, together with 0.1% to 0.12% CBD. In other words, this is a strain with a fairly gentle touch, which has become popular as a very tasty way of treating a wide variety of mild to moderate conditions. In addition to the moderate THC content, the strong prevalence of Indica genetics means that instead of experiencing a full-on euphoric, energizing head high, you will feel more of a chilled but happy boost to your mood, which ebbs gently into a moderately deep full-body stone. Even though Grand Daddy Purple is recognized as being one of the world’s best insomnia strains and Monster Cookies certainly can be used at night, the GSC parentage provides something of a counterbalance with the result that it is feasible to use this strain in the daytime as long as you allow yourself sufficient time to recover from its effects before doing anything complicated.
Monster Cookies can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Indoors it will need around 8 to 9 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready in late September or early October. These plants have an average height of about 1.5M but can grow taller outdoors. Indoor yields are in the region of up to 350g/m2 and outdoor yields start at around 350g per plant. Monster Cookies is actually fairly tolerant of cooler temperatures (although it won’t go blue in them), but you’re still very much recommended to keep it out of direct wind (which is also a good move from the point of odour control) and as with most strains of marijuana, it isn’t a big fan of the wet either. In other words, if you’re going to grow outdoors, make sure you put your plants in a sheltered location. Other than that, Monster Cookies is nicely robust and about as straightforward to grow as a photoperiod strain can reasonably be.
In terms of taste and aroma, Monster Cookies actually has a lot more in common with Grand Daddy Purple than with GSC. It has an earthy base, sometimes with pungent notes, topped with fruity sweetness, with grapes very much in evidence.
Acid Dough is a cross between Lilly and OG Badazz. Lilly is a cross between Jauja and Queen Mother, while OG Badazz was created by crossing Original OG (not to be confused with OG Kush) with Afghan Kush and then crossing the result with Urkel, so both parent strains are full of landrace genetics which always augurs well for overall robustness.
Even though Acid Dough is 80% Sativa, it actually has a fairly moderate 18% THC and minimal CBD, which points to it being a great daytime treatment for mild to moderate conditions. The high is energetic, creative and motivating and the 20% Indica genetics mean that it is followed by a short period of deep relaxation, which is not so much couch lock as a power nap, which will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day ahead, although, as always, make sure you’re fully awake and focused before doing anything complicated.
In principle, Acid Dough can be grown indoors or outdoors, however it does have a fairly lengthy growth cycle, requiring 9 to 10 weeks of flowering indoors and having an outdoor harvest of around mid October. This means that outside of the Mediterranean basin it’s probably best grown in a greenhouse or indoors. The good news is that Acid Dough does tend to stay fairly compact when grown indoors, in fact it can even stay as short as 1M without any training whatsoever. It doesn’t necessarily grow all that tall out of doors, it may stay as short as 1.5M, however, if growing conditions are good then Acid Dough will be happy to make the most of them and can grow close to 3M in height.
The height of marijuana plants obviously influences the amount of bud they can produce and with that in mind indoor growers can reasonably expect to collect around 500g/m2 or more and outdoor growers should expect at least 500g per plant and could harvest a whole lot more if the plants are allowed to grow to their full potential. If your plan is to collect as much bud as you possibly can, then remember to allow space for your plants to spread horizontally as well as vertically. Conversely, if you have limited growing space then the good news is that Acid Dough is nicely responsive to plant training.
In terms of taste and aroma, Acid Dough is nothing like you might expect from the name. There a deep notes of diesel, earth and wood, topped off by fruits, especially pineapple and finished with a dash of spiciness.
The “Black” in Black D.O.G. refers to parent strain Blackberry Kush and the “D.O.G.” part presumably refers to the OG Kush lineage via the other parent, Emerald Headband, which was created by crossing California Sour Diesel with Emerald OG. As you might have guessed from this lineage, while Black D.O.G. itself is a fairly modern strain, it has a very classic lineage.
With an average THC range of 16% to 21%, Black D.O.G. is strong enough to provide meaningful pain relief and/or mood relief for a variety of conditions without being so potent that the average patient would be likely to find it overpowering. In addition to the fact that it has moderate THC, it’s also worth noting that this strain is 90% Indica, which means that the high is less energetic and euphoric and more mellow, chilled and “zened out”, although the 10% Sativa genetics do lighten up the experience somewhat. As you would expect from a strain with such a high level of Indica genetics, the high transitions gently into a warm, deeply comforting and soothing full-body stone, so be prepared for an extended period of couch lock and make sure that you are fully awake and focused again before doing anything complicated.
Indoors, Black D.O.G. will be ready after about 8 weeks and the outdoor harvest is around the end of September or start of October. While your local climate will dictate how feasible outdoor growing is for you, if you have a choice, outdoor growing may be preferable for the simple reason that Black D.O.G. does like to grow big and tall. You can expect a good 30% stretch during the flower cycle and even indoors plants will easily stretch up to two metres (and possibly beyond) if left to their own devices. Outdoors they can easily grow closer to 3 metres in height. If you are tight on space indoors, you can still grow Black D.O.G. as long as you are prepared to get to grips with plant training, to which this strain is very responsive. The good news is that big plants tend to mean big yields and it holds true here. Indoor growers can expect up to 500g/m2 and outdoor growers can expect at least 1Kg per plant, experienced growers with particularly good soil could get as much as 3Kg per plant.
In terms of flavour and aroma, Black D.O.G. is based on diesel but there are also notes of berries, especially grapes and, of course, a decent helping of Kush spices.
Lamb’s Bread (also known as Lamb’s Breath) is a fairly modern strain, but it has been developed from one of the most classic forms of “old-school” cannabis genetics, namely Jamaican landrace Sativa.
As you would expect from a strain which is almost pure Sativa (95%), Lamb’s Bread has high THC (19% to 25%) together with low CBD (0.03%-0.2%). With this in mind, it is hardly surprising that Lamb’s Bread has developed a reputation as a great “wake and bake” strain, but it can be used in other ways, such as for straightforward pain relief or to deal with negative emotional states. Even though the raw THC and CBD figures would suggest that this strain was very much one for daytime use, one of its most interesting features is that even though the high is positive, creative and euphoric, it’s also quite laid back, clear-headed and generally functional, so it wouldn’t be out of the question of use it towards evening time if you felt you needed to.
In theory, Lamb’s Bread is suitable for outdoor growing, but, as you might expect from its Caribbean origins, this strain really needs a hot, dry, sunny climate so outside of the Mediterranean basin it will need to be kept in a greenhouse or grown indoors. When thinking of how many plants you can fit into your growing space, remember that even though Lamb’s Bread grows in typical Sativa style, it will still need space to grow outwards. Speaking of growing, as you would expect from its genetics, this strain does like to grow. Left to its own devices indoors you should really be prepared for it to reach a minimum height of 1.6M and outdoors you should be ready for a minimum height of 1.8M. It should be emphasized these are minimum heights. These plants can get much taller (and if they do you can expect to collect more bud).
Assuming your plants stay in the region of 1.6M to 1.8M in height, indoor growers can expect to collect up to 400g/m2 and outdoor growers can look forward to approximately 400g per plant.
Even though Lamb’s Bread is not labelled as a cheese strain, it certainly smells like one. The flavour also has plenty of pungency to it, but it’s not as skunky or cheesy as the aroma would suggest. The base notes are of earth and wood with the top notes of herbs, sharp spices and menthol pine with just a hint of sweetness.
There’s niche, there’s rare and then there’s Komodo from Avitas for which there is practically nothing in the way of breeder information or user info. About all that is known is that it is a cross between a Dragon OG female and a Kimbo Kush male and is not to be confused with the similarly-named Chemodo Dragon, which is from a completely different breeder and has very different genetics.
According to internet sources and effect, Komodo has about 19% to 22% THC. This is much lower than Chemodo Dragon, which is one important reason why it’s important to be clear which strain is which. Komodo is a 50:50 balanced hybrid which means that the energetic and euphoric head rush you expect from a quality Sativa, is balanced by the mellow chillness typical of Indicas. Similarly, the deep full-body stone you’d expect from a quality Indica is lightened up by the Sativa genetics, which means it’s more in the line of a very pleasant snooze than a couch-lockingly deep slumber. All in all, therefore, Komodo is a nicely flexible strain which can be used either day or night, as always, make sure to allow yourself plenty of recovery time if using it during the day.
Although there is no official growing information about Komodo, based on its genetics, we would expect an indoor flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks and for plants to reach a height of about 1.5M to 1.8M and to deliver a yield of up to 500g/M2. Outdoors, we would expect a harvest period of early to mid October and for plants to grow to height of around 2M and to deliver a harvest of up to 600g per plant. As both parent strains had a definite preference for warm, dry, sunny climates, we would expect Komodo to be the same in this regard and we would also expect it to have inherited its parents’ robustness.
The flavour and aroma of Komodo can probably be best described as “spiced lemon”. The spice part reflects its Kush heritage, which can be clearly detected in a body which is a combination of earth, wood and, of course, hash. The lemon part reflects the fact that this strain has no less than 3.6% terpenes of which the majority is myrcene, followed by limonene and caryophyllene. The odour is fairly strong so be considerate and/or consider vaping as an alternative option.
Contrary to common (and understandable) internet rumour, The White has no known connection with White Widow, Northern Lights or any such strains. While it’s origins are something of a mystery, it is definitely a member of the Kush family and the common theory is that it is a cross of Purple Kush, Master Kush, and OG Kush.
Even though The White is clearly an Indica dominant (believed to be about 85% Indica), it has between 18% and 29% THC (depending on how long it is allowed to mature), hence the name. While the upper end of this range is clearly very strong, it’s worth remembering that the prevalence of Indica genetics means that the overall experience is rather different to what you might expect from a Sativa with similar levels of THC. While it’s certainly positive, upbeat and creative, it’s less energetic and more mellow. The pain-relief, however, stays the same. Interestingly, for all its Indica genetics, The White only has 0.15% to 0.25% CBD, which is enough for a very warm, comfortable and relaxing full-body stone but not enough to leave you spending hours in couch-locked oblivion.
The White has a growing range of 0.9M (indoor minimum) to about 1.6M (outdoor maximum). Indoors it will need 7 to 9 weeks of flowering and outdoors it will be ready towards the end of September or start of October. Basically the longer you leave it, the higher the THC content will be. A typical indoor yield would be in the region of 450g/m2 and a typical outdoor yield would be in the region of 600g per plant. We’ve classed The White as being moderately difficult to grow mainly because it is a photoperiod strain and partly because there is very little in the way of strain-specific guidance available for it. Having said that, at the end of the day, it’s a Kush, which means it comes from a family of plants which are known for their robust and undemanding nature and their general resilience to mould, diseases and pests. Therefore, as long as you’re comfortable managing light cycles and are scrupulous about following the principles of good ventilation and odour control, you’ll probably find it hard to go too far wrong with The White.
In terms of flavour, The White can probably be best described as “generic Kush”. There is a base of wood and top notes of fruity sweetness and pine. This is reflected in the fragrance, which is also somewhat pungent and “skunky”.
There’s probably at least one person, somewhere, who knows about the origins of Lodi Dodi, but sadly, it’s not us. The common theory is that it’s based on a Hawaiian landrace Sativa and that the name comes from the 1993 Snoop Dogg single Lodi Dodi and that this particular song title may have been chosen to reference Californian origins (as California has a town called Lodi).
The lack of information about its genetic origins means that it’s impossible to say for sure whether Lodi Dodi is a pure Sativa or a hybrid, however the general opinion is that it’s about 70:30 Sativa:Indica and lab tests indicate and average THC level of about 23%. The effect is essentially what you would expect from an old-school Sativa. In other words, it’s a bright and buzzy cerebral rush, full of energy and creative sparkle. There’s very little in the way of Indica genetics to anchor it or to provide much of a body stone, which means that Lodi Dodi is great both as a “wake and bake” strain and as a strain for when you need daytime pain- or mood-relief which won’t leave you out of action for hours.
As Lodi Dodi is a very rare strain, there’s little in the way of concrete information regarding its growing patterns. We can, however, give you the basics. Lodi Dodi will grow outdoors in a warm, dry, sunny climate. The outdoor harvest is in early to mid-October and you can expect your plants to grow to around 1.8M in height or perhaps a bit taller if conditions are very good. A typical yield is in the region of 350g per plant. Indoors it will need 8 to 10 weeks of flowering time and, if left to its own devices, will grow to at least 1.5M and possibly rather more. Yield is up to 350g/m2. The plants grow in classic Sativa style, i.e. tall and branchy, which makes them particularly good candidates for plant training if you have limited growing space. Lodi Dodi is known for its general robustness, which would tally with a high level of landrace genetics. We’ve classed this strain as moderately difficult to grow partly because it is a photoperiod strain, partly because of its height and partly because it is so rare it is hard to get strain-specific advice on it.
Lodi Dodi clearly has some form of skunk in its background as both the flavour and the aroma are a balance of fruity sweetness and pungency, the aroma also has floral notes.
Panama Red was once a superstar marijuana strain and much loved by the old-school marijuana community of the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Then it began to fade, quietly, out of sight, pushed out by compact, quick-growing Indicas, the modern forms of which could match and even surpass it for THC content. Now, however, it’s making a comeback as people come to understand that there’s more to quality than high numbers.
Even though it’s a pure Sativa, Panama Red has a relatively modest THC content of between 10% and 16%. While this may not sound like much by modern standards, it’s actually plenty for a wide range of conditions both physical and mental. You get the sort of buzzy, cerebral euphoria and motivational energy you’d expect from a classic Sativa, just at a gentler level than the modern strains which have been created specifically for super-high THC content. There’s about 0.3% CBD to go along with it, which is enough to give a lovely, light, pleasant stone without leaving you couch-locked for hours. While these characteristics suggests Panama Red is really a daytime strain (and we suspect this is how most people will use it), we think it would be perfectly feasible to use this strain at night. There are better strains out there if insomnia is your main reason for needing marijuana, but if you just want a flexible strain which can help you to clear your head before you go to bed, then this could be a good choice.
There are a few reasons why we’ve classed Panama Red as being moderately difficult to grow. First of all, it’s a photoperiod strain. Secondly, it’s a tall strain, expect plants to grow to at least 1.8M indoors and over 2M outdoors. Thirdly, it has a much longer growing time than many modern strains. Indoors, you’re looking at 11 to 12 weeks of flowering and outdoors, you’ll be collecting your harvest in early to mid-October. What’s more, even though Panama Red is tall, the yield is only medium. Indoors you’re looking at up to 450g/m2 and outdoors up to 450g per plant. On the plus side, this strain is very robust and is about as low-maintenance as you can reasonably expect from anything which grows this big.
In brief, Panama Red is very much a connoisseur’s strain. Those in the know appreciate not only its effects but also its delicious flavour and aroma, which combine the sweetness of tropical fruit with the freshness of citrus, especially grapefruit along with notes of exotic herbs and spices.
Indoor/Outdoors: Indoors and outdoors
THC Level: Medium
Flowering Time: 11 to 12 weeks
Plant Type: Sativa
Harvest: Late October
Genetics: Unknown, believed to be central American