What if one mostly sativa and three heavyweight indica strain champions united to throw a party? They certainly wouldn’t ask for a sultry dance, but rather send everybody sprawling on the sofa. And if those four strains were Sour Diesel, Purple Kush, Mazar I Sharif and OG Kush, a new star would be born at that party!
Named Dawg Star, by T.H. Seeds of Amsterdam, who created this stunning 4-way mostly indica hybrid which promises such a super indica party. To breed their latest variety, Dawg Star, they married the famous Chemdog strain (OG Kush x Sour Diesel) to their own Dark Star (Purple Kush x Mazar I Sharif). The small part of sativa contained in Dawg star, mainly coming from Sour Diesel, doesn’t keep this strain from having a very narcotic effect, so narcotic even that is supposed to bring relief to those who are suffering from insomnia, according to T.H. Seeds. They praise Dawg Star as a therapeutic variety that is also helpful for patients plagued by chronic pains, thanks to high levels of CBD and CBN.
Its smell is expected to be strong and heavy, and nuances of damp earth and pine will be perceivable in its basically sweet taste that “will surprise anyone who tries”. Dawg Star needs 60-65 flowering days to mature, indoors arriving at heights of 100-120 cm in the end and delivering up to 600 grams of buds per square metre. Outdoors, she can get as tall as two metres.
It was infamous master grower The Doc, again, who eagerly took care of this new T.H. Seeds release.
For his test, three feminized Dawg Star seeds were put to germination and as expected, they all sprouted quickly – within three days, they had raised their small heads above the Jiffy surface. The Doc planted those Jiffys into two litre pots filled with Plagron Standard Mix soil and placed them under a 600 W MH bulb. Two weeks later, after the seedlings had definitely got off on the right foot and exhibited excellent early growth with four internodes already, they were potted in their final 11 litre containers and enjoyed the light of an additional 600 W MH bulb. Another one and a half weeks later, the three plants had become 35-45 cm tall and the Doc decided that it was time for the flowering stage, which he induced by cutting the daily light cycle down to 12/12. All lights were changed to HPS to assure an optimum blooming performance.
The Doc: “Looks like an all-indica affair so far, broad leaves and very dense compact growth. But these three Dawg Stars will certainly reveal a good deal of stretching power during the first weeks of flowering.”
When three weeks of flowering weeks had passed, The Doc reported: “What magnificent plants: strong, robust and bushy. They’ve considerably stretched out in the first three weeks though, indeed, and one of them to a particularly strong degree. But it’s obvious that all the three are working very well as multi branch plants. There are lots of nice little flower “roses” on them meanwhile and I can see the stars already, an early onset of many trichomes.”
At the end of the seventh week of flowering, he continued: “Dawg Star has turned out to be a highly proliferous strain, building a lot of big thick buds with a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. And the buds have meanwhile exploded with copious amounts of tightly clustered trichomes, attractively shimmering with resin and filling the air with sweet and spicy aroma clouds.”
Maturity came just in time. After nine weeks, all the three Dawg Star plants had reached the home stretch, laden with impressive amounts of big juicy nugget buds. “Very well proportioned plants these are”, The Doc said, “having quite a handy size of about one metre, one metre full of proliferating branches and voluptuous hard buds.” One of the plants had arrived at a height of 1.20 metres, while the other two with 93 and 98 cm had remained near the one metre mark. Thanks to the fairly high (especially for a mostly indica strain) calyx-to-leaf ratio of the buds, The Doc could make quick work of the harvest.
After the drying process, The Doc rejoiced at a total bud yield of 313 grams i.e. an average yield of more than 100 grams per plant. Once again, a T.H. Seeds strain had made it beyond that “magic” threshold. Of course, he couldn’t wait to smoke those lovely super-crystalline nuggets, but he managed to restrain himself, giving the Dawg Star buds the usual 3.5 weeks of drying and curing.
The final result was a deliciously sweet smell with piney undertones, like weed from deep in the forest. Then The Doc happily lit his first Dawg Star joint by early evening and in next-to-no-time got tremendously stoned, it quickly felt as if somebody had put lead weights on his eyelids, and for some time he struggled not to fall asleep on his couch as he watched a movie on TV, the end of which he didn’t want to miss. No chance. He dozed off like a baby after a lullaby! When he woke up again several hours later, having slept from “dusk till dawg” so to say, he found himself staring at one of those shabby sex hotline commercials – Damn! “Jeeez, Dawg Star really proved to be packed with super indica powers!”, The Doc said, adding “If I ever suffer from insomnia, this stuff will definitely be my choice of medicine. The more so as it is anything else than a bitter tasting medicine, Dawg Star’s yummy taste is oh so sweet and organic, a bit earthy and piney, indeed.”
The Doc’s conclusion: “Once again, quite incredible stuff from T.H. Seeds. With Dawg Star, I’d say it’s a super indica party, indeed, but a heavily narcotic party that will be quickly over if there aren’t any stimulants on hand for the guests!”
Words & pics by Green Born Identity – G.B.I.
Published in Weed World magazine 117
|Genetics||Dawg Star = Dark Star (Purple Kush x Mazar I Sharif) x Chemdog (OG Kush x Sour Diesel)|
|Vegetative stage||here: about 4 weeks|
|Flowering stage||63 days / 60-65 days in general|
|Medium||Plagron Grow Mix soil, 11 litre pots|
|Light||Up to 2x 600 W MH + 1x 400 W HPS in the vegetative stage, 2x 600 W HPS + 1x 400 W HPS in the flowering stage|
|Fertilisation||Organic Grow Liquid and Organic Bloom Liquid from Green Buzz Liquids|
|Additives/stimulants||More Roots, Humin Säure Plus, Big Fruits, Fast Buds and Clean Fruits from Green Buzz Liquids|
|Height||93, 98 and 120 cm|
|Yield||5 plants = 313g|
Written by Green Born Identity
Published in Weed World magazine issue 126