Skunk #1 became a household name in the 420 communities. For this reason, several breeders such as Dutch Passion, Royal Queen Seeds, Nirvana Seeds, Flying Dutchmen and Sensi Seeds created their own variant bearing the same moniker. Each one claiming to have similar strings of effects and just as skunky as the original.
by Bonza · Published July 18, 2018 · Updated January 29, 2020
Spreading its pungent fragrance since the ’70s, Sacred Seed Co. first bred the oldie but goody weed. To come up with a hybrid that checks off all the boxes in the marijuana list of must-have attributes, the breeder needed three epic strains to do the job. The Sativa landrace Columbian Gold gave its uplifting and focus boosting kick. Most importantly, it passed along its sweet and sour skunkiness.
To give the herb a heaven on earth type of relaxation, Afghani was put in the mix. With the most legendary Indica strain on the planet on one’s genetics, skyrocketing a newcomer’s reputation wasn’t a hard task at all. Then, the rare Acapulco Gold was also infused to provide the plant an irresistible bag appeal. With such weave of parent strains, needless to say, things went really well for the then-neophyte. And, four decades after, it’s still a best-seller in clubs and dispensaries.
This cannabis can ease the symptoms of chronic stress, depression, and PTSD. Its uplifting abilities ward off unpleasant thoughts and emotions. At the same time, the joint’s ‘munchies’ boost one’s appetite and ceases nausea and vomiting. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and those with eating disorders benefit from that feature. Then, after a few hours of joy, even insomniacs get to achieve a long slumber with a smile on their faces.
Growers in areas with a pleasant climate similar to the Mediterranean must take advantage of such pristine condition by growing Skunk #1 outdoors. Sowing its seeds in a warm, sunny spot will make them grow handsomely, and each can produce up to 600 grams of crops. In the north, the variant will surely thrive during summer and be ready for harvest by mid-October.
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Cannabis enthusiasts or even those who are still thinking of trying one must get their hands on Skunk #1. It is a delightful strain that ushers a beautiful evening and puts a smile on one’s face before ending the night. Perfect for capping off a rough work day, toking it in the late afternoon frees tired souls of burden. It rids the mind of taxing thoughts, while also cleansing the body of tension. Unnecessaries are all stripped away, so the trip to euphoria is without tribulations.
Growing the plant indoors requires enough warmth. By keeping the temperature between 21 to 27 °C and the RH within 40 to 50%, molds and mildew are not on the horizon. Watching the beauty grow its nugs and long, striking hairs as it flowers for 8 to 9 weeks is a pleasure. But, of course, nothing can be more gratifying than reaping up to 500 grams of pungent buds per square meter.
Skunk #1 is the epitome me of a well-balanced strain that can give a satisfying mental and physical buzz that both beginners and veterans can delight in.