Big Bud X C99
( OPENS IN A NEW WINDOW )
10 Seeds / $80
A reliable producer of heavy yielding buds with good potency and great bag appeal. Always a crowd pleaser.
Big Bud is around in a few forms, and the more potent selection exhibits some Sativa like growth patterns until bud development begins in full-from there the female used in this selection fattens up big and round-very round. Football sized top colas are not unheard of when grown adaptley and well supported.
C-99 is also well established as a Sativa Dominant strain that produces relatively hard and compact resinous buds of considerable long lasting cerebral potency.
In this cross, you should find some sturdy growing Sativas that launch at the start of the bud phase with a controlled burst of growth before exploding into rotund resin buds that finish in a respectable amount of time.
While the distance between flowering sites is good for growing under lights and not too stretchy, you won't typically need to spend much time in the vegetative growth phase to cultivate plants that will produce heavy yields after a modest flowering cycle, averaging 7-8 weeks in most grow room conditions.
To produce exceptionally heavy tops, plants can be trained into focusing their energies on top cola production with minimal pruning of side growth. Some phenos will also be great selections on widely branched bushes that produce multiple heavy yielding tops-a throw back to the original C 99 genetics.
The effects when smoked should be a good balance of heady to physical-while tending to lean towards the headier end of the spectrum without being overwhelmingly cerebral.
For maximum production with these vigorous genetics, it is advisable for growers to pay close attention to fertilizing levels to ensure that developing plants reach their full potential. Following peak budding, to preserve and fully unlock the dank and fruity aromas that can permeate from ripening buds, a good flush period is recommended as harvest approaches to provide a good balance between yield potential and qualities like aroma and flavor.
Staking may be required due to the heavy nature of these buds at maturity and it pays to keep a close eye on humidity levels as large and dense buds mature.