Today we’re going to review some homemade bud. I’ve been calling it Blue Genes because it stems from two blue/purple coloured cultivars, and because I was really taken by 90’s Versace fragrance as a teen. I used material from two breeders for this cross, so it’s important that they are credited. This cultivar was derived from a Rare Dankness cultivar and a Jordan of the Islands cultivar.

I won’t name the specific genetics. From what I’ve been able to research on plant breeder rights, I’ve learned that I have a lot more to learn, a lot more work to do in the garden and probably a petri dish. For now, I am happy to create for myself inside the space allowed.

This plant grows tall and in volume. Three identifiable flavour profiles have appeared inside two taxonomies so far, categorized by internodal distance and bud density. We review the tight internode phenotype here (tight blue genes), later on, we’ll review the loose fitting version.

Tight Blue Genes was the best plant of this run. It flowered 62 days with little maintenance and support, producing more than the plants I had to wrangle (0.6 grams more). In terms of volume production, it was not exceptional, other cultivars did better within smaller spaces but I left interested to see what this plant can do outdoors. In all, it produced 109.8 grams of prime bud and an unknown amount of lowers I used for dry sift.

While growing, it was not the most fragrant plant, showcasing some light blue notes. The scent of the flower is an unassuming dusty blue. A deep drink beckons the fuel tones within the profile but are otherwise lost within the primary blue frontage.

The flavour profile for this phenotype is outwardly blueberry. Internally, it has fierce grain of sharp gasses and stringent chemical. At first, the profile is aggressive, offering sweet blue edges as a consolation. After use, the fuel tones fade inside friendlier blues and violet earths reveal dank bottoms, balancing the profile to a more comforting position.

Costs were under $100 to grow, labor not included. Produced about $1100 to $1500 worth of cannabis from a >6.25 square foot space, but the experience of creation and discovery is invaluable.

I had a vision for this cross, which turned out to be totally wrong, it wanted to be something else. Forced to abandon my initial plan, I am guiding according to its own potential and I just select for where it shines most.

Alright, there you have it, perhaps not the most interesting read because you’ll never try this flower. Unless you know me personally, then you’ll have to endure my attempts to convey to you why it’s special, which is really just an attribution to the breeders of its parents.

This phenotype is the keeper for both flavour and structure. I’ll continue putting work into the incross, but right now, the lineage is floppy, demonstrating multiple phenotypes and a wide variety of flavours. We’ll review two more phenotypes from this lineage, both trade the fuels present in this profile for friendlier fruits and vary in taxonomy.

Next up, we continue the retail cannabis reviews with back to back Jean Guy, Aphria and 7ACRES.