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So I have a thread on the ASC-forum running right now about EXOTIC CULTIVARS. It is a real HOT TOPIC at the moment so I am going to bring this discussion to my blog this month.
From my experience I can really conclude that there is a difference between ‘common weed’ and more ‘exotic/terpene rich flowers’. Part of it has to do with growing and drying/curing skills, but I’m sure that the genetics that are being used play a BIG part.
In my experience, some of these new flowers truly have a fragrance of their own; when their vapor or smoke enters your mouth you will have a flavor-sensation. Flavor (or actually the Terps) gives a whole new dimension to cannabis. By appreciating the flavor, you become a cannabis fine-taster/cannabis connoisseur, and just like with wine you start to find what your own personal preference is.
Exotic strains are strains that are covered in trichomes, have superb bag-appeal and amazing colored flowers. But it is the remarkable new (terpene-rich) smell that manifests a pungent/intense aroma that really stands out. A combination of existing flavors all mixed up in one, something that tingles your nose, awakens your senses, and has your body screaming ‘give me some of that!’
When weed affects you this way, the terps and their synergetic powers are doing their work. Once they enter your body together with all the cannabinoids, you will experience ‘WALHALLA’. That’s my experience of EXOTICS. What do you think? Come and share your experiences with me on the ASC-forum.
Let’s talk Exotics people!
I dedicated this edition of my Column to the ASC-forum so here is a part of my thread on the ASC-Forum – ‘ At the moment there are some names in the game that everyone is searching for in Clones, Seeds or even Bagseeds. Almost everyone wants to grow these Exotic Cultivars, but what do you think? Is it worth it or is it just a hype?
You will probably recognize names like: Sunset Sherbert, Gelato, Mochi, Gorilla Glue, Guava, Dosidos, WeddingCake, Cookies & Cream, OGKB, Lemon Tree, Roze, Dosidos & Zkittlez. These strains are very popular in the USA but also in the rest of the world nowadays, if you smoked any of these strains from a certified source, you will understand why. But only when it is really certified you will understand, I mention this because this industry is like the Chinese, if a strain is popular and really good, the name is being copied instantly and that's were the fakes come in. But actually these FAKES destroy the strain-names, because instead of being a real exotic (new) flavor, they just try to cash in on the popular names without even having anything close to these exotics.
I started this thread because I want to hear some experiences, people that smoked these exotic strains from dispensaries in the States (What do you think of them? Tell us some more please about your experience). But also I would love to hear other breeders, that have managed to get ahold of these genetics and started breeding with them. And ALSO I would like to hear people that found bagseeds in these strains (again from certified growers/dispensaries ofcourse) and started growing them or breeding with them. How are the results, did you get those exotic terps in there?
Some brands/growers/breeders in the industry that have worked (or just said that they did, but who am I to say if its true or not) with these kind of exotic strains are: Exotic Genetix, Cali Connection Seed Co, Moxie Genetics, TKO Reserve, Inhouse Genetics, Barney's Farm, Karma Genetics, True Canna Genetics, LadySativaGenetics, JungleBoyz, Cannarado, Sin City Seeds, BC Bud Depot, Raw Genetics, Norcals Gardens, Phenofinder Seeds, Dutch Passion, Crockett, GoldCoast, and many more.....
I have seen a lot of good stuff that really showed characteristics from the certified cultivars, so for me that shows that the breeder or grower is working with the realdeal genetics to make his own pheno or cross. But also I have seen lots of brands just using the names and when you actually grow their seeds or their so-called certified clone, you end up with something thats totally different from the real thing. I won't point fingers and I am actually eager to hear some of YOUR OPINIONS and thoughts... So, Mister/Misses X, come join our forum and discuss that dank with us on our forum: http://amsterdamseedcenter-forum.com/