Afghan Kush is a landrace strain that originated in the Amu Darya River Valley, nestled on the border of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The cultivar grew in the wild for centuries and stabilized its genetic profile through continual natural selection.Considered by many breeders to be the backbone of today’s modern Indica strains, Afghan Kush is known for its sour aroma and reported relaxing, euphoric effects.
AK-47 is an F1 hybrid from Dutch seed bank Serious Seeds. Created in 1992, its exact lineage remains secret, but seed bank owner and breeder Simon says it’s roughly a 65:35 Sativa/Indica hybrid of Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani descent.Serious Seeds carries both regular and feminized AK-47 seeds and reports a strong, fruity scent from the strain, coupled with a powerful, long-lasting “Indica” high.AK-47 has won 16 awards, including 1st Hash at the Barcelona High Life Cup in 2005, 1st Sativa at the Toronto Treating Yourself Expo in 2011 and 3rd Hybrid at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup.
Blue Dream is a popular strain with various sources of origin. Below are several anecdotes about the strain's inception.Origin 1: Blue Dream by UnknownThe clone-only version of Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that was first cultivated in Northern California. A cross of DJ Short’s Blueberry F5 strain and Santa Cruz Haze, Blue Dream produces several noteworthy phenotypes and is known to produce varied phenotypes with heavy yields.Origin 2: Blue Dream by Mystic SeedsBlue Dream by Mystic Seeds is an indica-dominant cross of DJ Short’s Blueberry strain crossed with a powerful OG Kush from Los Angeles.Origin 3: Blue Dream by DJ ShortA new Blue Dream by DJ Short was reportedly recently created and branded as Azure Haze, after crossing a Silver Haze mother and a Blueberry F4 father.Origin 4: Blue Dream by Humboldt Seed OrganizationBlue Dream by Humboldt Seed Organization is a sativa-dominant strain derived from feminized seeds. Created from a cross of Blueberry and Super Silver Haze (SSH), this version of Blue Dream is suitable for cultivating indoors or in a greenhouse.
Cherry Pie by Cookie FamilyThe Indica-leaning, clone-only version of Cherry Pie from San Francisco is a hybrid of Granddaddy Purple and an F1 Durban Poison. The strain was originally bred by the Bay Area’s Pieguy and immediately cultivated by Jigga, head of genetics for Cookie Family.During growth, the strain produces a hefty, dense flower that’s typically layered in trichomes and intertwined with rust-colored pistils. At the 2014 Denver High Times Cannabis Cup, the strain won 3rd place in the Medical Sativa category.Cherry Pie by Riot SeedsRiot Seeds offers a cross of the female Cherry Pie clone-only strain and a male WCD 710 (West Coast Dawg/Sugenite OG). This Sativa-dominant hybrid Cherry Pie produces short plants with a maroon/purple coloration. The F1 plant’s flowering time is roughly 9 weeks.
Do-Si-Dos is a hybrid of OG Kush Breath — a phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies — and Faceoff OG from Oregon’s Archive Seed Bank.The seed bank is working on an F2 line of Do-Si-Dos phenotypes — Do-Si-Dos #9, #18, and #22; as well as the unreleased #4 and #13 — all of which reportedly grow tall and deliver average-sized yields in a 70-day flowering time. The entire F2 line also shows hermaphroditic tendencies inherited from the OGKB parent in approximately 5% of the population, according to the seed bank.Of the three released phenotypes, #9 is described as the most potent, dense and resinous — producing heavy amounts of dry sift -- as well as a strong, cookies-and-kush aroma and flavor.Meanwhile, #18 exhibits thick, prominent resin glands and a strong OG Kush aroma, while #22 is a purple, aromatic, grape-flavored phenotype recommended for making ice hash.
FPOG, formerly referred to as Fruity Pebbles OG, originated in 2006 and was bred by the California-based Alien Genetics team. The cultivar descends from a Granddaddy Purple x Green Ribbon hybrid combined with Tahoe Alien pollen (Tahoe OG x Alien Kush). The original hybrid from Alien Genetics was intended as a limited release, but FPOG was so popular that other growers quickly began cultivating their own plants.Online sources claim that FPOG’s conical, densely packed buds and reported sedative effects suggest an indica heritage. The strain has massive bud appeal, with high levels of anthocyanins that create FPOG's contrasting purple, red, and green coloring.
GSC, which was originally known as the Girl Scout Cookies strain, was first bred by Northern California's Cookie Family sometime about 2012. A Sativa-leaning hybrid cross between a cutting of OG Kush and the breeder’s own F1 Durban Poison strain, GSC produces a plant with multiple branches and a powerful flower.The strain has a short stature that is common on strains with Indica lineage and is known for its tight internodal structure, which creates its iconic spear-shaped flowers with lavender calyxes. The most popular phenotype produced by the first batch of GSC seeds was Thin Mints.GSC has taken home several High Times Cannabis Cup awards since it was first propagated — including a first-place trophy for Best Hybrid at the 2013 Southern California Cannabis Cup.