Grower Report: Blueberry
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|Sea of Green?
|Lighting & Wattage:
||410w to 1000w
||Mix of chemical and organic
|Pruning or Plant Style:
||65 to 70 days
||Initially skunky, then sweet berry fragrance
|Yield Per Plant:
||Varies, citrus - spice/berry - blueberry
||Up w/body tingling side effects.
Based on this grow
|Ease of Growing:
Final Grow/Smoke Report:
Well, I've gone over my notes and am
now ready to render my personal conclusions on this strain. I
definitely feel that a lot more growing and pheno testing is required
to validate most conclusions, as I only grew 5 initially. With that in
mind, here are some comments that I feel are relevant:
Shared physical traits:
are very sturdy plants. All shared wood-like stems and were very rigid
throughout. Leaf shapes were uniform between phenotypes and the fan and
shade leaves were quite large and thick leaved. All of the plants had
very tight branching. Nodes were spaced evenly about one inch apart.
This would be a more difficult strain to train, as there is little
flexibility among the branches.
I would definitely recommend
pruning and some form of training, as light penetration to the lower
areas of the plant is very poor if left untended. This is a low
yielding strain, if left to itself. The bushy, low stature of this
strain makes it a liability in a cramped grow room and without
training, the plant will grow into a cylindrical shape by pulling its
branches inward, making the core of the plant very tight and
consequently, light resistant. Training and pruning are again,
During the 12/12 stretch, the plants doubled in
vertical size. This stretch went into the fifth week of flowering. Only
the Indica pheno went to the sixth week. These plants each showed
unique needs at some point in the grow. Due to the esoteric nature of
these requirements, I would limit Bubbler grows to this strain only, so
other plants will not be adversely affected.
Nutrient needs / Deficiencies -
cloning solution that I germinated the seeds in worked well and seemed
more than adequate for the first few weeks. No burn or stress was
detected during the first two weeks. All seeds germinated fairly
uniformly with the exception of one, which was culled from the grow due
to excessive height. The stems were adequate to support growth
initially and the root systems developed very quickly with no problems.
found that at three weeks the seedlings suffered slower growth at 250
ppm, after raising the concentration to 450-500 ppm, I noticed an
immediate improvement in growth rate. I'd advise watching for any
slowdown during this period and responding with an incremental raise in
nutes until you see a slight tip burn, then back it off a bit by
diluting your mix with straight water.
I ran into some serious
PH fluctuations with three of the plants at week 4 and very bad
Potassium deficiency was encountered at week 5. These problems
disappeared when I switched to my Flowering nutes and started 12/12.
am using a 5/5/10 mix with my biggest mom currently and she is doing
quite well at 4 months old. I would recommend supplementing Potassium
and Magnesium if you plan to veg past 4 weeks.
progressed from 800 ppm - 1100 ppm - 1300 ppm - 1500 ppm in two-week
intervals. I never really felt that the plants were receiving optimal
nutes until 1500 was hit and slight tip burn appeared on two of the
plants. I will go with a more aggressive feeding schedule the next run,
maybe start at 1100 and move to 1500 after week 6. PH remained rock
steady at higher levels and I was confident enough to lower it to 5.2
for all plants in the final weeks.
only two phenotypes by the strictest definition, but overall I felt
that there were three types that shared more than just color
differences, bud structure and leaf shape.
type resembled DP's advertisement, an 80/20 Indica dominant - shrub.
This plant was very short and very wide. The leaves turned purple
around week 5 and the cola was purple with purple calyxes. Finished
height was I believe, 32 inches.
I found there to be way too
many leaves on this plant! Interior buds ended up underdeveloped due to
light penetration issues. I really never liked this plant. It was much
shorter than the others throughout the entire grow, and despite its
beautiful appearance, it yielded only 42 grams. The lower foot of this
pheno yielded only hash fixings.
Color: dark purple leaves and calyxes at 5 weeks flower.
Ease of Grow: 8
Yield: poor - 42g.
Okay, so I like the plant a little more after smoking its buds...
blueberry taste, instead it is a cross between lemon and Skunk, if you
can imagine that. Smooth, even smoke that will alert any nose within a
mile. Very strong body high that hits you immediately. This is
medicinal quality all the way. Your face goes numb and the rest of your
body follows. Snoozer pot if you let it.
High lasts about 4
hours. No headache or other 'down' trauma in my experience. No munchies
or cotton mouth, although it leaves a mild aftertaste, which may come
out in the cure. Very potent stuff that will sit ya down quick. Mild
paranoia, this should go away with a longer cure. Great TV pot, or just
right for staying in for the evening.
High: 7. Kind of a couchlock, does numbers for my insomnia.
type had the POTW winner for a cola. The cola turned purple but this
was the only area of the plant to show color. The stems were dark red,
but the leaves stayed green. If it weren’t for the beauty of this
plant, and the fabulous high, it would have been a total loss. This
plant had a nice fat cola surrounded by really puny bud sites that
never really got any bigger. Yield was lousy as a result. I will never
grow those clones, that is a given. Most of the lower plant was processed for hash.
Color: green leaves and calyxes except for the main cola.
Beauty: 10. Fantastic cola.
Ease of Grow: 8
Yield: Poor - 50g.
one was by far my first choice to try. The taste is amazing! Very
berry-like, almost BB, but not quite. Very smooth easy on the throat
and mind numbingly potent. This is my happy pot - it just makes
everything about the present, better. Nice up lifting high with built
in body numbing as a bonus. The real killer is that this herb is so
good that I feel like I would have to do a serious SOG grow to keep me
High: 8. Up w/body tingling side effects.
is my favorite pheno and was fortunately the best producer. This pheno
exhibits a tallish cola and long heavily budding branches. High calyx
to leaf ratio with good sized fat and dense buds. These were more
Sativa in appearance and as a result grew taller than the others with
more numerous bud sites and better exposure to the light.
of the three that shared this type had dark purple leaves the other two
were green. The growth was uniform among these three and the two that I
flowered produced the best yield of the four flowered plants. I believe
that if I had been aggressive with pruning and FIM, yield would have
been considerably higher (on all of these plants).
I have a
clone from one of this types mother's that is pushing 4 feet in veg and
is soon to be featured in my future Mega- Plant: Friend or Foe, thread.
Color: green leaves and calyxes except for one that was completely purple.
Ease of Grow: 8
Yield: average (from seed) - 75g.
was pleasantly surprised to find a true couch lock in the group. Two
hits will park you for a good long time. The taste is truly amazing.
Blueberry, with a hint of spice. Fortunately, the potency will prevent
you from being able to smoke too much, 'cause the taste is addicting.
Potency: 10. Stupefying.
Taste: 10+. Promises to cure into the best I have ever had.
Smell: 9. Close all the windows.
High: 9. Couchlock; cancel your plans for the evening.
have wanted to do a Blueberry grow for many years and I am glad that I
finally have one under my belt. Many of the 'facts' about this strain
are misleading. Under conscientious eyes, this is a trouble free strain
that will reward you with a high quality product at harvest.
plants happily lapped up any quantity of nutes I threw at them without
any serious nutrient burn during flower. Fan leaves remained green on
three of the plants all the way through to the flush. Veg, is another
story. Watch your nutes close during week four and five prior to
Yield was below average from any standpoint, tweaking
and training should bring it up to average, however. Clones should add
yield through genetic maturation in theory.
I strongly urge
anyone growing this strain to use clones. The plants all grew in
different stages and an even canopy is hard to achieve without
training. The large amount of leaf material is overwhelming on the
Indica phenotypes, severely limiting light penetration. Pruning is a
must with this strain.
Color appeared on the two seedlings
that matured as purple and even 50F night temps failed to encourage
purple on the remaining two.
Clones rooted within 10 days and
look pretty shaky for a bit but come around and grow very well under
initial high humidity. Due to the variety of plants my seeds produced,
I would recommend growing out as many seeds as you can to get a true
idea of this plant's potential, take clones and grow the ones that fit
your personal preference.
Flowering time seemed just right at 70
days, although outward appearances suggested that they could go on for
another month. I kept waiting for a surge in bud size that never came.
Get a magnifying glass to call the harvest date on this strain.
More Grow Info:
DWC: 4 - five gallon airstone supplied buckets w/controller
600 watt HPS w/Hortilux bulb
3' wide x 2' deep x 7' high, grow area
Nutrients: Olivia's Cloning Solution, General Hydroponics Flora Series 5/5/5(ml) veg, 0/8/16(ml) bloom