Have 4 phenotypes gifted to me by Taylor King, I’ll do my best to interpret them for you.
Here is the first one.
This flower is named using a combination of two items. One is very delicious, and one is very brutal; let’s check out Orange Cookie MAC 10.
I’d surmise you’d properly refer to this as Orange Cookie MAC, and we’re looking at the tenth identifiable phenotype, or the tenth seed grown. From speaking with Taylor, this was bred by Capulator, the creator of M.A.C. (Miracle Alien Cookies). And from reading some of the descriptions at seed banks that stock this, some designate the phenotype as MAC 10, but this is commonly referred to as Orange Cookie MAC.
Visually stunning, the shape of the buds is conical, with fox tailing so prominent and uniform, from a side profile they appear like the teeth of a double-edged wood saw. Detail, development and colouring, this has it all underneath a pave of trichomes.
Scents are bright, with thick citrus vinyl. Feels light, yet sturdy. The cutting edge of the profile is blazing citron, raspy with acidity at the frontage. The top note stays quite wild, before it backs into a fruity mix of sweet herbs and subtle earths.
Heat unravels the top edge of the profile, separating the thin citrus edge from the funky vinyl note, giving an off-balance feel, spinning violently like a Pulsar. Character is like the Dutch on Queen’s day; reeks of unhinged youth, wears orange on top of bright orange.
Effect is upwards, colossal, but not savage. I’d call it a foolhardy love potion– friendly but, you could do yourself in smoking this all day.
Translating flavour into effects, this has little low tone flavour to find comfort in. The top side of this profile steals the limelight, but effects still stay hybrid. I’d relate it like a Citrus Skunk or a Tangie. Brightening and buzzy, not so racy or rapid.
Updating this section, I’ve recently reviewed the cannabinoid content information for this grow. This made 16.8% THCA + 1.24% THC, taking the non-acidic mass is 14.7%THC+1.24% we get 15.94% THC.
By taste, I’d have to guess this lineage includes Tangie or some form of Citrus Skunk. Or perhaps, a derivation of, like Tropical Cookies or Mimosa, which I feel is more probably given the Orange Cookies name. Also, by name, you have to include Capulator’s M.A.C. in the mix. A cultivar I have to admit, I have no experience with, so I can’t offer a comment on how it represents in this cross.
As mentioned above, this plant was bred by Capulator, the breeder of (The) MAC. This is a cross of MAC 10 and Orange Cookies. The latter of which being a GSC cross with Gage Green’s Orange Juice, which is where the California Orange appears (California Orange x Joesph). Didn’t expect it to be that far back.
Taylor specifically asked that I include some criticism in this series of reviews. For criticism on this Orange Cookie MAC, I’m like Jeff Probst for the losers on Survivor, I got nothing for ya. If there is an element to be critical about, I have missed it, but I can explain my reasoning for this stance.
As far as sensory-based criteria goes, finding a detraction-worthy flaw is a difficult task. Looks, touch, smell, taste; this had it all in high performance. I think the visual elements come clear in the photos, you’ll just have to take my word on the olfaction/gustation– it’s well pronounced and delectable.
The combination of good structure and moisture content is also a prudent note to make. Imagine pulling one of these smaller nodes off a bud pictured below. The flowers feel firm but near butter soft at detail. You bend the node away from the larger stem, which it resists, until it snaps, releasing a dusting of trichome and a splash of orange zest. When relating experience, especially satisfaction or even reported euphoric feeling, I’d argue these characteristics contribute to that sentiment.
I don’t smoke often, but I rolled this up in the most unforgiving rolling paper I have, a Raw Black. While I found good function, the flavours was slightly occluded by the tastes of the combustion reaction, which serves both as a qualitative observation, and a causality of the fact that I don’t smoke very often. As a supplement, I’ve shown pictures of the burning joint and the resulting ash.
Here’s the high points on the grow method:
Photon source: HPS lighting
Fertilizers: Salt based
Hung and dry trimmed
This reads to me like a variation of the Dutch bucket system, where larger rockwool cubes are placed on an elevated table. Nutrient is delivered to the cube, which feeds the plant and is then allowed to run back to the reservoir to be cycled again. You’d refer to this methodology as hydroponic, but the roots aren’t suspended above an aerated nutrient solution, like in deep water hydroponics. Instead, the root formation is contained within the rockwool and, depending on the size of both the plant and rockwool, may never grow past the outside of the cube.
This cannabis was provided to me by way of a gift, it isn’t available in the Canadian retail markets at the time of writing. Taylor is with a producer called BC Green Pharmaceuticals, who plans to have these genetics available by the end of this year.