Hemlock


Strain: Hemlock (Durban Poison x LA Confidential)

Recommended experience level: Beginner Friendly

Female: Durban Poison

About the mother:

Overview:

  • Durban Poison originates from the Rift Valley of Kenya. This strain has a uniquely powerful, pungent and spicy aroma and flavor. Infamous weed critic William Breathes claims the aroma reminds him of pencil shavings, while others equate it to sandalwood or caramel. The strength of the aroma on this strain may require smell mitigation efforts in grows where stealth is desired.

Yield: high

  • 400-800g / 1000W

Flowering time:

  • 63-70 days.

Growth stature:  Medium

  • Very heavily branched, this strain grows more like a bush than a tree if left unpruned. Handles topping and pinching very well. Doesn’t stretch near as much as most sativas.

Nugget type and density:

  • Rock hard egg sized nuggets. She produces fairly well below the canopy as well, so she doesn’t need to be under stripped as hard as most strains.

Unique strain traits and oddities of mother:

  • Very heavily branched
  • Unique flavor and aroma

Why we chose her:

  • Monstrous yields, unique flavor & aroma, and compact stature for a sativa. The Durban is one of many folks’ all-time favorites.  Very forgiving and easy to grow.

Traits to look for in ideal phenotype:

Desired traits from mother

  • Heavy branching
  • Pungent Aroma
  • Bold flavor
  • High yields
  • Vigorous vegetative growth
  • High resin production
  • High potency
  • Disease resistance
  • Stability, consistency, and repeatability
  • High medicinal value

Desired traits from pollen donor (LA Confidential)

  • Manageable height
  • Tight dense buds
  • Short flowering period
  • High resin production
  • High potency
  • Disease resistance
  • Stability, consistency, and repeatability
  • High medicinal value

Undesirable traits potentially inherited from parents

  • Lower than average yield (LA Confidential)
  • Slow vegetative growth (LA Confidential)