Indica dominant Skunk #1 weed has been bringing a grin to the faces of marijuana aficionados for a generation. Some claim that it was first bred in California then introduced to the Netherlands, while others say that the journey was made in the opposite direction. Perhaps we’ll never know the truth. The generally accepted genetic heritage for Skunk #1 is an Afghani Indica and two Sativas; Acapulco Gold and Colombian. What we know with complete certainty is that this weed has formed the basis for dozens of modern skunk hybrids.
As you’d expect, this strain has the classic skunky aroma, rich with earthy tones, somewhat musky which also includes fresher tones of citrus and pine. The smoke tastes pretty much like its smell. The high starts off with a euphoric rush that really stimulates the brain cells and then settles into a relaxing body buzz. Medically, people use Skunk #1 to help with chronic pain, poor appetite and sleeplessness.
Skunk #1 seeds produce plants of medium height, which grow to between 100 and 120 centimetres. The plants have a high bud to leaf ration and tend to change from a light to a dark green as they mature. THC is in the 12 to 15 percent range. The buds are dense, light green to golden color, and covered in sparkling crystals.
This plant was designed for indoor growing, but its hardiness means you can also succeed with it outdoors. Indoors, it is happy in soil or hydro and has a flowering time of about nine weeks. The plants have good resistance to pests and mould and you can expect to harvest about 500 grams per square metre.
Outdoors, Skunk #1 cannabis will grow in cooler northern climates, just make sure to plant it somewhere that gets lost of warm sunshine and it has rich, fertile soil to feed off. Harvest in the Northern Hemisphere is in mid-October.
Skunk #1 weed is a classic of modern cannabis hybridisation is easy to grow, produces good harvests and will get you thoroughly stoned. What more could you ask for?
Indoors is best, outdoors possible
|THC Level: |
12 - 15%
|Flowering Time: |
|Plant Type: |
Afghani Indica x Acapulco Gold x Colombian
Up to 500 gm2
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