After several successes with autoflowering varieties, this veteran Spanish seed bank releases its first non autoflowering strain: Quasar.
Buddha Seeds made its debut 5 years ago with White Dwarf, the first autoflowering variety bred in Spain. It has quickly become one of the favourite strains for growers with limited space. Then they released Red Dwarf, smaller and even faster, and recently they amazed us with Deimos, an autoflowering version of Northern Lights.
Quasar is an indica/sativa hybrid with a relatively short flowering time. This feature, coupled with its reduced internodal segments, makes Quasar a highly suitable choice for indoor growing. Having a short blooming time is an important issue and is one of the key factors in getting the genetics spot on. All varieties are fast blooming indoor and outdoor.
Quasar yielded excellent results from guerrilla gardening around the Mediterranean. It was the strain that had the best resistance to extreme heat and lack of water, completely reaching ripeness the first week of October, when the first cold nights came along.
The first astounding feature of Quasar is the hardiness of its growth. Its thick branches and nodes are perfect to withstand the weight of the heavy buds. As mentioned above, its appearance is sativa-like with large leaves and sturdy branches. Incredible buds develop in big fir-shaped bunches, with a complex scent. Its effects are strongly that of a sativa: clear, creative and active, perfectly suited to smoking during the day.
It is better to avoid high levels of Nitrogen when cultivating, so it is recommended to gently fertilise during the growth period, for instance with vermicompost. Despite that, it is an easy plant to grow, resistant to insects and fungi attacks.
It’s a vigorous and fast growing plant, only needing a short time for growth indoor. If you need to be discrete, it is better to prune the top so you can control its height providing that it receives good lighting. This ensures that the plant does not just shoot up.
Its appearance and effects are mainly sativa, also the smell, someone said it has the scent of sandalwood tea. This makes Quasar something completely new, with very short flowering periods and dense buds (an inheritance of its indica side).
It’s a very carefully worked out strain, developed over many years. Proof of that is the huge amount of reports, made by beta-testers, year after year in order to find that perfectly balanced hybrid. The results of these tests can be easily found on the internet.
Quasar is bound to become one of the most widely desired hybrids for indoor and outdoor growers, because of its robustness, short flowering time and its powerful stoning effects.
Originally published in Weed World Magazine Issue 87