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Apothecary Genetics @ Spannabis 2014 Barcelona Tags: spannabis barcelona apothecary genetics 2014


 

Bird 1 - A New Tester for Apothecary! Tags: bird 1 tester apothecary genetics

Lemon nigerian on the right, I out grew all my fem seeds even after being sexed.  Stocks have a lemon pledge smell.  We'll be starting winter indoor in November and also increasing outdoor pot size to forty five gallons next year.

Why Apothecary will not release feminized seeds. The hidden problem with feminized seeds. Tags: apothecary feminized seeds


The use of feminized seeds and auto flowering strains has brought the over all quality of weed down in US. If you analized a true female, with the same strain feminized you will see that there is a big difference in THC%. Wise up, do the work.  Cannabinoid Composition of F1 Hybrids between "Drug" and "Non-drug" Strains of Cannabis 

E. Small and H. D. Beckwith. 1979. In E. Small, The Species Problem in Cannabis. Corpus. Toronto. p 121-127

Abstract Twenty-five sets of F1 hybrids [an F1 hybrid means the plants grown from the seed of a cross pollination between types] , mainly between "drug strains" of Cannabis (those in which the resin is chiefly of tetrahydrocannabinol[THC]) and "non-drug strains" (those in which the resin is composed chiefly of cannabidiol [CBD]) were examined. The majority of these were chemically intermediate between their respective parents, showing no dominance toward either parent. [So, in the plants grown from the resulting seed (the "F1" generation), THC went down with respect to the "marijuana" parent and up with respect to the "hemp" parent. The converse was true of CBD.]

Discussion:...It appears that generally crosses between drug strains and non-drug strains produce plants of intermediate potency. 

...[In studies of drug strains...] The importance of protecting the [genetic] stock against contamination from pollen by non-drug strains is stressed by the fact that the amount of THC may be halved in hybrid plants.

 

The following is a short article, taken from the June 1890 (page 104) issue of the American Druggist.Extract of Cannabis IndicaDr. Cripps Lawrence warns prescribers to be careful regarding the use of this extract, which is well known to be of exceedingly variable activity, owing to the crude drug being sometimes inert and sometimes active. He mentions that five years ago Messers, Squire & sons informed him that from the time Dr. O’Shaughnessy first introduced cannabis indica into England, and gave some to the late Mr. Peter Squire in order to make it into an extract, up to the present day, they have been continuously supplied by the original collectors of the plant, and each sample has proved good, yielding efficient preparations; but they have found that the active principles vary in different specimens of the plant from year to year, so that they cannot predicate the actual degree of potency to be attributed to an extract or tincture prepared under identical conditions, until the preparation has been adequately tested for any given year. In this connection we may recall the advice of Dr. George Watt contained in a communication to the Chemist and Druggist (Feb. 19th, 1887), in which he recommends “chemists desirous of making the very best extracts of Indian hemp to pay the full price for Bengal ‘Ganja,’ and to import the article from Calcutta instead of from Bombay, when there would be every chance that the defects complained of in the extract as now prepared would disappear completely.” The reason of this recommendation is that the greatest care is taken in Bengal to insure that the female plants are not fertilized by the male, so that the full narcotic power of the drug may be retained. This it loses after fertilization.

 There have also been a number of technological innovations that have lost currency. The use of carbon dioxide enriched environments to boost yields has largely been abandoned, due to the greater importance of good air circulation in the hot and humid environment of an indoor grow. The use of ‘feminised’ seeds, produced from hermaphroditic mothers, has also lost popularity, as the risk of further hermaphrodites (and thus pollen contamination) is a threat, and it is much easier to work with female clones.

 

The Goo hits Marijuana Growers Headquarters Tags: the goo marijuana growers headquarters hq apothecary genetics bret bogue strain review

Back in the early 1970’s The Goo wandered out of a University of Washington research laboratory and into a lab technicians pocket. This pure Thai sativa landrace found a new home with growers in the Gig Harbor area just across HWY 16 from Tacoma. In 1990, Bret Bogue of Apothecary Genetics received The Goo from friends in Gig Harbor and has done his part to help make it a familiar west coast strain. The Goo gets its swamp monster name from the extremely sticky buds and high resin content. When smoked it usually produces both an energetic happy buzz, as well as a relaxing body high. A word of caution; an indica dominant Afgani x Goo hybrid (Afgoo) is commonly mislabeled by dispensaries and sold unknowingly as The Goo. The Goo took home 2nd place in the 2005 Inglewood Cup and continues to impress both connoisseurs and medical cannabis users. Overall our reviewers enjoyed this sativa strain. We know you will too.

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APOTHECARY GRAND DADDY PURPLE in Kind Green Buds Tags: gdp grand daddy purple indica apothecary strain

Apothecary specializes in creating medical strains. They have been growing and refining this all-indica variety for five years. Her ancestors have grown in the hills of Northern California for over two decades, where her phenotypes have been known by many different names including Grape Ape, Purple Erkel, and Grandaddy Grape Ape.
 
As an indoor crop, Granddaddy Purple is equally happy in hydro or soil. With a pure indica heritage, this plant is predisposed to a short bushy stature. Granddaddy branches extensively, making her less than ideal for SOG style grows, but she can be trained to make an awesome super crop garden. When left to her natural tendencies, this strain will make a nice big shrub that reaches about 3 feet indoors or up to 8 feet outdoors. She is a hardy grower with tight internodes and dense dark green to purple leaves. 
 
Granddaddy Purple is easy to work with throughout her growth cycle. She likes a cool temperature, between 70-80 F, and can be very forgiving so long as she is adequately watered. Due to her high resin output and dense structure, this plant can be alluring to mites.
 
Granddaddy Purple finishes her flowering cycle in 8-9 weeks. The buds are dense green nuggets that gain royal purple hues as they mature. Depending on the size she is allowed to reach, Granddaddy Purple can yield between 0.5 and 3.5 ounces apiece. outdoor plants will really deliver, with potential yields between 8 ounces and 5 pounds.
 
There is a potent, undeniable grape tinge to this plant' aroma, and a sweet grape taste that lingers subtly on the tongue. Granddaddy Purple's effects are enduring, with a smooth even feeling throughout. For an indica, her buzz is surprisingly alert and energetic rather than sedating. This is a good smoke for walking in the high meadows and swimming in the lake afterwards. Medicinally, this varity has given relief to cancer / chemotherapy patients. Granddaddy Purple has taken first prize in no less than four pot competitions: The Inglewood Medical Cannabis Cup in 2004, and the Green Cup in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
 
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