About Skunk #1
History & Genetics
Skunk #1 is predictably skunky but did you know that it’s nearly 50 years old? Unlike so many strains that have been bred to match modern tastes from venerated favorites within the last decade, Skunk #1 is an oldie, one of the strains that baby boomers talk about when they tell stories about the 60s.
Even today, Skunk #1 is highly relaxing and interesting to take in. Continue reading to learn why oldies are still goodies when it comes to this skunky favorite by Sacred Seed Co.
The strain was bred by crossing Afghan Indica strains, still unknown to this day, with famous sativas, Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold. Its breeders made the strain in Holland, but its genetic lineage stretches around the world, from South America to Thailand. The result is a potent, indica-leaning hybrid (65/35) that earns its keep with a pungent flavor profile and potent effects.
Appearance, Aroma, & Flavor
The strain’s taste is spunky and sour-earthy, with a spicy onset that drifts into more herbal, sweet, and sour flavors as you go. The exhale is pungent, earthy, with hints of fuel. The aroma is similarly pungent-skunky and will fill the space with its sour power. Don’t expect to be able to hide this strain! If you and your house can handle it though, its 17% THC levels conceal some massively relaxing effects.
Stress is the main reason people go for gold (Colombian gold) with Skunk #1, while also experiencing increased hunger and reduced depression. Many consumers report dry mouth on this strain as well, so be aware that you’ll be reaching for water right after you’re done reaching for snacks.
Skunk #1 is a peaceful companion to have, one that encourages euphoric giggling and stress-free relaxation at the time that it shows those new strains who are boss when it comes to skunky earth flavors.
Indoors, the strain takes 8-9 weeks to flower while outdoors, it harvests in mid-October after reaching a medium-sized height. Skunk #1 can handle either condition with confidence so long as you have a warm climate to nurture it in, complete with ample sunlight (or the artificial equivalent).
GROWING TIP: Growers will be pleased to learn that Skunk #1 is resistant to mildew and mold for most of the flowering process. However, the strain is known to become susceptible in its late flowering stages to dreaded molds so be sure to keep an eye on humidity levels and check your plants frequently.
If you can handle buying an oldie, the strain will show you why it’s been around so long.
Nice one!! Smooth high, relaxing but not couch locking. Cerebral focus, overall very pleasant!