I remember a very olden indica called Champagne, and it was one of the few pure indica varieties I really love to smoke on a regular basis. It’s not that AK47 type that hits you incredibly hard incredibly fast, and disables you basically—LoL—and is all over and done with in about 45 minutes for the greater part. Then you are hungry and sleepy. I find any super-fast cannabis variety, 7-weeks or less flowering, to be of the same high-type. Many “Hashplant” types like Kush also closely imitate this general high-type, for me.
One thing about the Champagne an old and wise cannabis breeder in Canada told me 20 years ago was that it wasn’t actually 100% indica, and was about 10 or 15 percent Thai. That always stuck with me. The Champagne has a very cool high, very ‘happy-go-lucky’ I would say. Lasts a long time too, a couple of hours at least. It sure seemed to me like there was an ever-so-slight exotic sativa aspect to her.
Pairing these two varieties to make La Smush F1 seeds, the Riffraff Thai and the Skyanchor, felt to me like it may represent that old Champagne quality of a high-type. Not to mention, both of the breeder females, and the male were extremely purple—like bigtime. The Skyanchor itself is already very close to the Champagne in my opinion, and only lacks that little bit of magic from an olden Thai perhaps. We shall see, but I feel fairly confident here that La Smush will mirror the Champagne; for the greater part, at least.
P1 Breeders for La Smush
MALE BREEDER DEETS: I had recently inbred my Riffraff Thai line of beans, and while selecting the breeders for that project I came across a truly exceptional male. Hearty and vigorous to the max, and seriously purple. Some of the Riffraff Thai high-type qualities have always reminded me of the Champagne—as weird as that may sound. The Riffraff doesn’t really hold any super Thai-like qualities and is more of a deadly potent and tasty combo that yields really big. I kept the male in clone form until I had my Skyanchor breeders all set to rock and roll. Go to the Riffraff Thai description here at KOS for more details on it.
FEMALE BREEDER(S) DEETS: The Skyanchor is a superior weirdo strain. A cross made by me some years ago, where I selected a wonderful Bogglegum (from BOG) male, and a clone-only variety called Purple Salem Indica (PSI). The Skyanchor is very purple and a master of severe resin production, along with sweet candy like Tootsie Pops—very pungent indeed—extreme terpene power and resin production.
Special Growing Instructions
La Smush should be easy for most growers and especially those using all-natural methods like TLO style. She’s good in high heat, and her flowers will be quite dense and quite large. Outdoors is iffy for coastal growers, unless you have great wind exposure. As in lots of open space around the plants without a lot of trees or any buildings that block wind/airflow.
Please do not sprout these on a 24/0 photoperiod and KOS recommends 16/8 for sprouting and until 30 days old. Always allow plants to get at least 55 days old from sprouting, before starting to flower for maximum resin production. Plants grown from seed work much better outdoors than clones do. Alternately, clones work much better in containers than plants from seed. Sprout seeds in ambient temps of 70 – 85 deg. F. Obviously KOS always recommends organically growing our gear for the full appreciation of smells and flavors, among other reasons—cheers!