The elite clone collection currently handled by Sweet Seeds® could be said to be like the world library, but in Cannabis plants.
11 years have passed since Sweet Seeds® started to draw its path in the cannabic world. More than enough time to turn into one of the seed banks of reference in the worldwide cannabis seed business. The seed bank stands out for the production of autoflowering and photoperiod-dependent feminized cannabis seeds, featuring maximum quality, with a collection of high-yield strains that are easy to grow and possess distinctive tastes such as exotic, sweet, spicy or earthy, that are delighting lots of growers around the planet.
The elite clone collection currently handled by Sweet Seeds® could be said to be like the world library, but in Cannabis plants. Each and every one of these clones has been preserved for various characteristics that stand out and make them particular. Some are used to maintain a defined structure in the final plant, others to shorten flowering in order to help the grower and, above all, to create plants that can be grown by anyone with minimal knowledge. Most of them are selected for their amount of terpenes and high contents of THC or CBD. With all of them, the Sweet Seeds® breeder team has been cooking their varieties to offer us the best, every season.
One of the first elite clones that arrived at the Sweet Seeds®’ bank of mothers was a Jack Herer featuring many desirable qualities. A great effort was taken so that everyone could enjoy this specimen in its maximum expression: great flower production, high THC content and a very strong pine, incense aroma, with a chemical background, which gave shape to one of its first varieties, the renowned and mythical: Black Jack® (SWS01).
The Beginning: Black Jack®.
In the breeding of Black Jack® the Sweet Seeds®’ team tried to preserve the strong presence of incense aromas, but conformed to the soft and pleasant character of the other strain that takes part in the cross: Black Domina ’98. This elite clone is a very high yielder that features a complex flavor which is extremely sweet. It also stands out for the amount and high percentage of terpenes and for the multitude of trichomes that flood their buds. It also helps to balance and moderate the growth of the sativa strain, the Jack Herer clone.
The mix of both genetics could only end in resounding success, becoming one of the best sellers of the whole catalog to this day. For indoor growers, it is a medium-sized plant if it is not given much vegetative period. Outdoors, with proper weather and favorable conditions, it becomes a green monster with big flowers.
Usually there are two very marked phenotypes. One features columnar flower production and a shorter height, with a sweeter aroma, somewhat woody, but with the incense background always present. The other phenotype is wilder, developing more branches and featuring an extreme taste of incense. The effect is very versatile, suitable for the whole day. It is the ideal companion if you like to feel good vibrations all day.
As a grower, before working for Sweet Seeds® I was fortunate to grow this variety by the time it was first released and it is one of which I have not been able to stop growing yet. In my garden you can always find plants of this magnificent variety. The extractions made with it are always great, with abundant and first quality results. I remember lighting a joint of hash made with this variety in a concert and at the end the singer said: “That’s the way it smells in paradise!”
After the success of this variety and along with the rise of autoflowering strains, Sweet Seeds® did not hesitate a moment to get an autoflowering version of this variety. Black Jack Auto® (SWS21) was the result of the hybridization between a 2nd Generation autoflowering strain named S.A.D. Sweet Afgani Delicious Auto® (SWS24) and the Jack Herer elite clone. A 3rd Generation autoflowering genetic line that delivers an intense sweet aroma, with hints of incense and a background of pineapple or citrus fruits. It is a plant of superior quality that only requires 9 weeks from germination to harvest to deliver amazing buds totally covered in medicinal sugar.
Growing this strain under artificial lights is really fast, producing branchy plants, with scattered buds of great quality and weight. The final yield varies depending on the grow method, nutrients, lights used, etc. But it will always be of the highest quality.
With autoflowering strains, the best results can be obtained by growing with COCO or similar, but if you like the characteristic flavor of growing in soil and prefer to use organic fertilizers, this is an ideal plant. With this, all plants show very rich and complex aromas. I always grow with soil and organic fertilizers because I give preference to quality over quantity.
And after the queen…The super-hybrid Jack 47®.
When two large tectonic plates meet, the mountains are created…and this is the case of the most sativa and impressive plant from the Sweet Seeds®’ genetic collection: Jack47® (SWS08), a high-yielding vigorous beast of powerful effect.
This strain is the cross between the previously mentioned Jack Herer elite clone and another sativa strain from our elite clone collection that is famous for a high content of THC: AK47. The resulting hybrid is extremely powerful, reaching to over 25% of THC in its long compact flowers. The taste and smell of Jack 47® features acidic tones, very incensed and somewhat lemony. This plant does not require much effort as it adapts perfectly to all systems. SCROG, LST, Main lining, COCO, Organic, etc.
Outdoors, if you want to be discreet, it is more than advisable to have the plants behind a very high fence, because this strain can exceed 4 meters when grown directly in the soil. It is not a slim plant, it is a plant that completely covers its branches with large flowers which have a hardness and density far superior to many Indica varieties.
Just a few years later, Sweet Seeds® obtained an autoflowering specimen of the Jack Herer clone and hybridized it with the elite clone of Ak47 to give life to our beloved Jack 47 Auto® (SWS31).
This is an elegant plant, large and a high yielder. It features fresh, sweet aromas, with hints of incense and a lemony touch. It is positioned as one of the most powerful autoflowering strains from the entire cannabis industry. High THC rates capable to crush any expert smoker who dares to taste the sweet smoke of this genetic line. A top-level autoflowering plant!
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Originally published in Weed World Magazine Issue 132