Greetings. I bring word of a "new" strain...new to me at least. It's a bit of a long story. It started with my friend who saved some seed from a batch of very nice indoor buds. There was only say about 10 or so in a half-pound. He ended up starting about 20 of them in the spring as an outdoor experiment in Canada.
Round about that time he was baby-sitting a puppy and he came into the garage one night to discover 19 busted up beer cups with dead plantlets... and one one single remaining living specimen. He took that and planted it beside his garage. It grew and became evident that it was female. It didn't take long to discover that this plant wants to grow tall quick. It was head height within a month from being put outside in a beer cup. At first the leaves were larger and it grew extremely lanky. He never pinched it and when I first saw it m it was 12 feet tall in early August. As it started to flower the leaves dropped in size drastically and started looking very Sativa like.
The branches have the classic Christmas Tree effect and grow several feet long in each direction at intervals. As the summer turned to fall it flowered more and more , filling in the long skinny arms with buds. It changed colours from pink to vanilla and smelled very exotic of peaches and lime etc. The yield was quite amazing considering he didn't do much of any fertilizing. It was about 1/2 pound or more of buds.
As he harvested the buds he noticed swollen calyxes at the bottom of several buds. There was one small seed in the calyx but no seed in the buds themselves. By pure luck this plant was smart enough to know or a tiny bit hermie enough to produce 20 seeds on the entire plant. He bagged everything and kindly gifted me 10 seeds.
I grew them out a bit late and they were tiny in beer cups for the first week of June. I wasn't sure if they would act like my friends so-called indoor seeds that turned out to be a tree-like Sativa hybrid. Each one upon germinating acted the same which was get tall fast.... The first leaves were quite large indeed and therefore would seem to eliminate Sativa but they certainly get very Sativa-like in all manners in a hurry.
All of the plants sexed within the first month under natural light albeit a heatwave of epic proportions. There was males and females. The males I relocated to another location leaving the ladies in privacy for now. Each female plant from that same mother exhibited different growth traits. All of them had the penchant for getting tall and bushy and had similar leaves.
It became obvious early that this was a special plant ! It started budding early and never stopped.
Such a lovely transition in a short time !
This is how it looks at the 60 day mark from being set outside in beer cups. August 10th ... from seed !
Satreeva 2 started getting very tall very quick despite the pinching so I also tethered it to a screen scrog style. It took patience but I was able to to bend and tie down all the main top colas and force through the lower branches.
This plant is now 12 feet tall and starting to knot up with buds. It will be later in October when this will be ready. It looks exactly like the original mother Satreeva minus the fact the original was not pinched or tied down..
The third pheno started like the others with larger leaves and getting tall quick. I pinched it a few times and decided not to cage it. This plant is in a large 15 gallon bag.
Leaves started getting thinner and the branches stretched out in all directions.
Now its starting to bud and has many long colas.
I like the bushyness and long arms of this Satreeva pheno.
Edited by hyphaenation, 12 August 2017 - 12:50 AM.