There are many THC dominant cannabis strains held in high esteem for the wondrous traits and resulting benefits that THC can deliver, so we set out to breed a cultivar that could stand among these varietals not just in cannabinoid potency, but also grow into a plant that proudly exhibits integrity of structure, appearance, and harvests as good, if not better, than the prized marquee THC strains. To this ambitious goal, we wished to breed a cultivar with a higher CBD content that can deliver effective medicine while still being complemented by THC and a diverse terpene profile.
For this project, we simply chose our absolute favorite CBD strain: Sour Tsunami #3 by Southern Humboldt Seed Collective. Consistently testing at around 10% CBD to a THC level so low it could almost qualify as agricultural hemp, Sour Tsunami is an exceptionally hardy and easy plant to grow. It is incredibly sturdy, vigorous, resinous, and high-yielding. We paired her with a colorful male of our own creation: Pink Dream, which is our cross of Blue Dream x Huckleberry Hound. Here, we were hoping for this father to gift its notable traits as bud structure, color, and yield. Well, consider that all three phenotypes exhibit uniformity in plant structure, bud appearance, and aroma. Even more important, the independent laboratory test results reveal two choices of ideal CBD:THC ratios – 1:1 and 2:1. [Update: Has also tested at a 3:1 ratio.]
Sour Cyclone won our first cannabis cup medal in 2017, taking bronze at the High Times Cup for best CBD! Much thanks goes out to Fig Farms in California for entering the flower into the competition!
Sour Cyclone won its second bronze medal for best CBD in 2018 at the High Times Cannabis Cup, for the second year in a row! Much love to SkunkTek and Fig Farms in Cali for submitting this once again.