The potency on this one is devastating and is not something to be taken lightly.
NorStar Genetics created Breakout by crossing two of their stellar in-house strains and together they culminate into something truly epic. They took a Moonshadow female and crossed it with an Alcatraz OG male and ended up with a strain that has the perfect blend of purple haze and OG traits. There is enough haze in the OG dominant phenos to satisfy the inner sativa lover in all of us but also enough OG in the Moonshadow dominant phenos to take care of those die hard OG lovers.
Expect beautiful magenta pinks, lavender purples and deep jade greens throughout the progeny. Her colors can be hard to see or capture in photos because of her thick and dense covering or trichomes. The shimmering diamond-like resin glands will coat the entire plant from the secondary fan leaves all the way to the stems. The buds will appear as if they have been dipped and rolled around in fairy dust with crystals completely covering every nook and cranny. She is a hash maker’s dream come true! Everyone will love this strain not only for its abundant resin production but also for the exotic terpenes that she blesses you with.
The potency on this one is devastating and is not something to be taken lightly. She definitely doesn’t lack in smell or taste either and is just as powerful in both those departments. Two thirds of the phenos will carry the haze internode spacing with long running buds and can achieve colas that reach 20” long before a nodal gap. The other third will have more OG like internode spacing and the OG bud structure and calyx formation but with those fat, solid, chunky, triangular tops. Her yield is very rewarding no matter which pheno you choose or end up with.
I am thoroughly pleased with the outcome and I’m sure Frank Lee Morris and the Anglin Brothers would truly appreciate all the preparation, hard work and dedication that went into executing this plan called Breakout! A strain with definite flagship material for the breeder, instant celebrity status and a likely cult following just like the famous Escape from Alcatraz in 1962. I would enter her flowers in a cannabis cup without hesitation.
There is quite a bit of sativa and haze in the growth pattern and characteristics of Breakout, but she maybe is not the best choice for beginners or those with little experience in the garden due to her stretch factor of 2.5x-2.75x. This means that if you took a 1 foot tall plant and put it into bloom it would finish at around 3.5 feet or a slightly more. Those with height restrictions or that vertical farm with shelving racks should certainly take this into account.
She will thrive in LST style grows, scrog setups or as a multi-topped bush. When using screen of green or aiming for big wide bushes you will need to top her early on and train her a little from there to open her up or top her a few times until the basic desired shape is achieved. I recommend topping her at the sixth node then remove the cotyledons and the first two nodes leaving only four. From here you can start them in a north, south, east, west orientation to initiate the training process. Her stretch will let her fill out nicely later on.
Breakout loves intense lighting and it’s really hard to expose her to levels that are harmful, she practically has to grow right into the lighting source before you’ll notice any bleached or discolored cellular tissue on her buds or foliage. You can take just one plant in a 10-15 gallon container and put her directly under a 1000W HPS and she’ll soak up every ray thrown smiling happily the entire time. She is equally at home running in 5 gallon pots with 4 under the same 1000W HPS. I used Kessil H1200 LED grow lights for this run pictured here so basically she likes the lighting source to be powerful and intense and as long as that is met she will thrive and reward you with sticky goodness.
A quick to average vegetative stage paired with a bloom period of 9-10 weeks make her very friendly in a garden rotation. There is a very high calyx to leaf ratio on all phenos so you’ll get loads of nug meat. Two thirds of the phenos will have close internode spacing inherited from the purple haze genetics associated with the Moonshadow mother. These will be easy to spot with their very long running fox tail style colas that can easily reach 20” long before a nodal space is seen. These will contain the beautiful magentas and lush purples throughout their buds. They will also be the best rewarding in terms of yield at above average.
The other one third of the phenos will be more Alcatraz OG dominant and have more noticeable internode spacing. These will have those fat, chunky, triangular kush-like tops or buds and carry that deep jade green color that OG strains are famous for. The yield on these are average but still much heavier than pure OG’s. All phenos absolutely drip with resin so there isn’t any certain one to look for in that department. It’s more about what bud structure and terpene profile you prefer because their effects are close to each other as well with only a minor difference between them. No “Golden Ticket” to be chased here because all three phenos are spectacular.
Whether you’re a fanatic of and crave those OG strains or have a desire more for those sweet fruity haze varieties this one has you covered and then some! You might also just find yourself salivating over the terpene profile that least appealed to you at first. Straight OG lovers may fall in love with the infusion of wildflower and kiwi while the more fruity haze fans may find themselves falling in love with the sweet and sour, slightly spicy OG. The burnt smoke she emits smells just like the broken up buds do and will fill the air with an incense or potpourri effect.
With potency that will sky rocket you straight up to the stratosphere in the blink of an eye, both beginners and experienced patients should take it nice and slow with this one. Maybe even grab an official NASA space suit because you may end up needing it by the time you exhale that first puff. An electric haze head high that is borderline psychedelic will hit you first followed by a nice creeping body buzz that will start in your feet and work its way up your body. It’s really strong and affects the sensory experiences of sight, sound and touch making it great for immersing oneself into good music, a cinematic tale or a passionate night with someone close.
It also seems to have good mood stabilizing properties to its effects. If you are feeling dull and grey it can brighten up your day by accentuating the warmer colors around you and if you need to slow down and relax it can highlight the cooler colors helping you to calm down and relax. It’s certainly head and sativa heavy with its dome ringing effect but there is just enough OG shining through to help kill any mild pain and discomfort that you may have. It’s smooth like a fine wine on the throat but once it hits the diaphragm it’s like a shot of Wild Turkey Whiskey and will leave coughing and feeling like Harry Houdini did when he got sucker punched by that college kid. The smoke expands and has a strong vapor that will burn from the abdomen up to the solar plexus.
Get ready to turn on the waterworks because it will not only have you coughing and sweating but also dripping and running from the nasal passages! It makes your nose very watery and runny to the point that snot will drip down 12” as you barely grab a tissue in time to relieve yourself. Literally every time I smoke her I have to blow my nose after a few puffs no matter if I had any sinus congestion or not. She really makes you feel as if your respiratory system has been thoroughly cleaned out. I would imagine like breathing in dirty polluted city air all your life and then going camping out in the wilderness for the first time and noticing how you can breathe a lot better and easier. She doesn’t affect the equilibrium at all so your balance should be intact for physical stuff like weight lifting and exercising, soccer, volleyball, swimming, bowling or whatever it may be.
Whenever I set out a jar of this with other strains people seem to grab and smell this one the most. This could be due to the fume-like vapor quality that the buds emit. It’s very strong on the nose like a strong men’s cologne. Pheno “A” smells like fresh wildflowers and old rusty gas cans and has a heavy whiff of the vapor like fume quality to it. Both phenos “B” and “C” have a heavy rocket fuel, sour fruit and baby poo smell. You get an overwhelming amount of the rocket fuel with its vapors and fumes at the forefront and then an exotic sour fruit smell that’s paired with a skunky baby poo. All her aromas are very intoxicating and only surpassed by her sublime flavor!
The taste will be that of a sweet and sour, slightly spicy OG that will have you salivating upon first taste. The flavor is so strong it will overpower arctic mint toothpaste, even if you just brushed your teeth before smoking. Pheno “A” tastes like wildflower kiwi OG. The haze really comes through on the flavor of this one and adds a sweet purple wildflower to the tangy and slightly spicy exotic kiwi fruit. Phenos “B” and “C” were pure kiwi fruit OG: totally sweet and sour kiwi with a spicy punch similar to when you bite into the tiny black seeds of the kiwi fruit itself. Powerful flavor on all three phenos and even hard to describe but I think Exotic Island Kiwi OG nails it!
THE STRAIN: Breakout
BRED BY: NorStar Genetics
THE PARENTS: Moonshadow (f) x Alcatraz OG (m)
INDICA/SATIVA: 25% Indica and 75% Sativa
STRETCH FACTOR: 2.5x-2.75x
FLOWERING TIME: 9-10 Weeks or 63 to 70 Days
YIELD: Average to Above Average
SUITABLE FOR: Indoor, Outdoor and Greenhouse
LENGTH OF EFFECTS: 3-3.5 Hours
TOLERANCE BUILDUP: Minimal
SMELL/TASTE: Wildflower Kiwi OG, Kiwi OG, Heavy Rocket Fuel and Sour Fruit with Baby Poo, Old Gas Cans, Sweet and Sour Fruit with a Spicy Punch, Sweet Purple Wildflowers and Tangy Spicy Fruit
MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS: Good for headaches and sinus congestion, good for asthma patients or those with other respiratory problems, good for PTSD, good for mild to severe cases of depression, mild appetite stimulant, mild pain reducer and muscle relaxer, excellent for relaxing and refreshing the mind, great for mediation and yoga, great immersing oneself into music, movies or literature, good before physical or outdoor activities and great for alleviating a mundane existence or task/situation.
WORDS AND IMAGES BY: THE ORGANIC MECHANIC – IG @ORGANICS_GARAGE
OFFICIAL BETA TESTER FOR NORSTAR GENETICS – NORSTARGENETICS.COM
Originally published in Weed World Magazine Issue 137