Skunk #1 Cannabis Seeds
Skunk #1 was one of the first strains developed specifically for indoor growing. In 1998 it took first place in the High Times Cannabis Cup under the category Cultivator’s Choice. Overall, it’s an easy strain to grow, has a quick flowering cycle, and offers a diverse flavour profile. It’s favored by many cannabis growers and smokers around the world.
The lineage of Skunk #1 is a combination of genetics from three parent strains. The first is Afghani, from which Skunk gets many of its traits. Also, it was crossed with Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold. As an Indica-dominant strain it has a medium-strength potency ranging from 15 to 18% THC.
The Indica dominant genetics of Skunk #1 brings a deep sense of relaxation that can eliminate stress of all kinds. With each additional hit or bowl you smoke, the stone turns into a powerful body buzz that can relieve pesky pains, making it a great option for chronic pain sufferers. Also, this is a strain that can make your eyes heavy and help you drift off into sleep.
Skunk #1 is a durable and resistant strain making it suitable for first-time growers. Also, because it only reaches medium heights of 100 to 150 cm, it’s manageable in an indoor space, like a grow tent or small greenhouse. There’s an average flowering time of 8 to 10 weeks with an outdoor harvest taking place in late September. Only grow outdoors in a warm climate and if the strong aroma won’t be a problem. When growing inside the pungent aroma can be better hidden with various types of odour elimination equipment. Yields are decent on this strain. You can anticipate harvesting 300 to 400 grams per M2.
Appearance & Aroma
In true Indica fashion, the buds on Skunk #1 are dense and chunky. During the flowering cycle the aroma is a pungent skunk smell. But, the aroma after the buds are cured is much different. The first wave of aromas is a sharp citrus tang that happily greets your nostrils. As you smoke the strain you'll smell a similar fragrance in the air as well as earthy aromas that combine perfectly with the spicy and musky skunk smell.
MSNL Editors Verdict
It’s not hard to tell why Skunk #1 is a highly admired strain that’s as famous now as it was when it debuted decades ago. It has a calming body buzz that melts away stress and pain while providing some uplifting cerebral effects. Besides its fantastic stone, it has delicious and varied tastes. Plus, we love it for its nice sized yields and ease of growing.
Surprisingly, Skunk #1 varies in tastes and flavours. Your taste buds are initially met with citrusy notes when you first inhale. That flavour is then followed by subtle fruity notes along with sour undertones. The sour tones become more prominent after several pulls from your joint or bong. It’s a classic and a delightful skunk strain to smoke.