Mimosa Evo was the first-ever Barney’s Farm strain of Mr. Knolle’s gardening career. Having emerged as one breathtaking spectacle, he naturally was keen to experience more strain adventures based on the work of this heavily popular Dutch seed company.
One of Barney’s varieties particularly appealed to him was Orange Sherbert. No wonder – whose cannabis aficionado’s neurons wouldn’t fire wildly when reading the fine pedigree of this 80% Indica dominant plant: Orange Cream x Purple Urkle x Cherry Pie – a truly promising U.S. all-star cast!Like many other Barney’s cultivars, Orange Sherbert can wow growers with a high-yield performance – up to 650 grams dry, they can pull off one square meter. Regarding flowering, a little more patience than average might be needed until growers can harvest the orangy fruits of their work, as the arrival of maturation can take up to 70 days, while 60 are possible too. Plants grow to medium height, producing heavy, large-sized buds on their lateral branches that may need support. Living up to the strain name, these abundantly trichome-soaked flowers, also capable of putting a violet livery on, exude a deep sweet orange scent, the bouquet of which fully translates into a taste of the same kind. Effect-wise, following its genetics, there’s a lot of Indica on the agenda, with Orange Sherbert serving as a super-chilled relaxation stone. In happy, peaceful tranquility lies the strength of this variety. Outside Orange Sherbert cuts a fine figure, too, proving to be a very fast finisher with crop maturity setting in by the third to fourth week of September. Cultivators get reimbursed up to 700 grams a plant for their efforts if everything goes according to plan.
Vegetative stage: 3.5 weeks (after germination)
Flowering stage: 64 + 67 Tage / 60-70 days in general
Medium: Bionova Bio Soilmix-Erde, 11 litre pots
EC: 1.2–1.8 mS
Light: 3x SANlight Q1 and 1x Q3
A surprising growth behavior!
To start the race, Mr. Knolle successfully germinated two feminized Orange Sherbert beans in his test station. After about 2.5 germination days off the ground, the two seedlings were ready to enter the 3.5 weeks veg stage. Both ramified early and stood stately 37 and 41 cm tall upon receipt of the flowering signal from Mr. Knolle through a switch from 18/6 to 12/12. Heights which at that point came as quite a surprise given their 80% indica nature. They displayed a nicely branched shape, though – “a good solid branch scaffolding for the flowering stage,” approved Mr. Knolle.
The flowering stage: Bulky head buds, beautiful colors, and intensely citrusy resin galore
A solid scaffold from which plenty of budding sites were growing up before long. Heavy branch extension growth occurs during the first four weeks of blooming. The two plants had almost tripled in height (which was unusual for a strain with such a strong indica lean) but not failed to simultaneously bring forth a lot of dense flower clusters along their branches. Which soon exhibited a reasonably high calyx-to-leaf ratio and developed into well-proportioned buds that started early to fire up their resin pumps, soon running at full blast. Crystals galore came to light and submerged the buds deep and deeper into a frosty polar sea of trichomes. Near the end of flowering, a plethora of side buds gathered around an impressively long and bulky head bud of about 50 cm in length as if they were forming a guard of honor. All the top buds produced charming violet flower leaves in their upper parts. These resin-dripping colorful flowers olfactorily visually bewitched Mr. Knolle’s senses. The heavenly odor they were exuding was as sweet and wonderfully orange-like as described – “not only for me as a lover of real orange fruits. This is something to drool over!” he said, full of delectation. After 64 and 67 days, the Orange Sherbert flowering show had glamorously ended, leaving the plants at final heights of 102 and 117 cm.
A new yield record for Mr. Knolle!
That sweet orange terpene profile was refined through careful drying and slight fermentation. Together with countless orange pistils in the dried Orange Sherbert buds, did the strain name credit. Being that heavily laden with big tight buds, it wasn’t too surprising for Mr. Knolle that with 115 grams dry, one of the plants bestowed a new personal yield record to him, while the second (98 grams) almost scored a three-digit amount also.
Smoking it: An orange-soaked flavor and chilled grinning happiness
When Mr. Knolle had rolled his first Orange Sherbert test joint, it appeared to him like one “fruit stalk” – when he dry-smoked it, i.e., took a draft unlit, a strong orange flavor hit him. But also smoked in combination with all the tobacco Mr. Knolle had put in, this taste was unmistakable, a sheer exquisite citrus sensation. Even on his lips, sweet and fruity aroma layers accumulated, as he noticed when licking over them. With two deep hits down his lungs, he felt a warming indica swell surge inside him, which a few tokes later flooded his body and mind with a deeply chilled, grinning happiness lasting about two hours. After shopping, he had forgotten to take his 2-Euro coin out of his trolley. Never mind! That today at work, his boss had paid compliments only to his new colleague again? It’s okay; good new employees must be given positive feedback. That the tenants below had listened to music with the volume turned up again? Well, live and let live. He could now look at everything that had bugged him during the day with stoicism.
Conclusion: A straight-A in school marks
“This Barney’s Farm strain release is simply A.C.E.! Orange Sherbert has conquered the top position in my yield record list and delivered a highly remarkable orange flavor and a delightful, super relaxing Indica effect. By school marks, I give it a straight A!” Mr. Knolle passionately concluded
‘I GIVE IT A STRAIGHT A’
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