Attempting to grow landrace Colombian

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Backyard_Boogie

Backyard_Boogie

IDK if you would call this wild, it's grown by people. Was the old Santa Marta gold wild? Maybe kinda sort of. I mean it does grow in the wild but these seeds were selected by people. They say its pretty good. Colombia allows 20 plants for personal use.
I would say that the genetics are partially wild. Most of the time it is small little grow operations up in the hills. But you gotta think its always outdoors and there is always seeds in the stuff. There is a ton of open air pollination going on within the entire region. These genetics end up in these areas from many decades ago and then they kind of get "land locked" in these small pockets and they become adapted over many generations to the specific light and grow conditions. Yes, there is definitely intervention from Man but so much time has passed in these remote grow areas that evolution has started to take effect. The laws of natural selection start to set in and only the strongest and most adapted specimens will become successful in passing their offspring forward. Im a Science nerd so I love thinking about this kind of stuff. I often ask myself in regards to my Fijian strain... Where did the parent gene stock come from? Was it some bagseed brought over from a hippie in the 60s? Maybe it goes back even further... Did the seed stock come from centuries ago when the Fijian Islands were used as sugar cane slave encampments? Maybe it was an old hemp strain from back during the pirate times? The use of hemp and cannabis goes back literally thousands of years so who knows where the origins actually came from. I would think it must take many generations in order for a strain to become adapted to a completely different location and environment. Same thing with your Columbian strain. How long have those columbians been growing that stuff? Do the origins of that stuff come from African sativa landraces brought over during colonial times? It's all really fun to think about.
 
growsince79

growsince79

I would say that the genetics are partially wild. Most of the time it is small little grow operations up in the hills. But you gotta think its always outdoors and there is always seeds in the stuff. There is a ton of open air pollination going on within the entire region. These genetics end up in these areas from many decades ago and then they kind of get "land locked" in these small pockets and they become adapted over many generations to the specific light and grow conditions. Yes, there is definitely intervention from Man but so much time has passed in these remote grow areas that evolution has started to take effect. The laws of natural selection start to set in and only the strongest and most adapted specimens will become successful in passing their offspring forward. Im a Science nerd so I love thinking about this kind of stuff. I often ask myself in regards to my Fijian strain... Where did the parent gene stock come from? Was it some bagseed brought over from a hippie in the 60s? Maybe it goes back even further... Did the seed stock come from centuries ago when the Fijian Islands were used as sugar cane slave encampments? Maybe it was an old hemp strain from back during the pirate times? The use of hemp and cannabis goes back literally thousands of years so who knows where the origins actually came from. I would think it must take many generations in order for a strain to become adapted to a completely different location and environment. Same thing with your Columbian strain. How long have those columbians been growing that stuff? Do the origins of that stuff come from African sativa landraces brought over during colonial times? It's all really fun to think about.
My guess is Colombian weed came from India, as did the Jamaican. Both India and Jamaica call it ganja. It may have been discussed in a book I read once upon a time.
 
MTBKush

MTBKush

My guess is Colombian weed came from India, as did the Jamaican. Both India and Jamaica call it ganja. It may have been discussed in a book I read once upon a time.
Interesting history. I wish you luck to preserve her.
I have been gardening this morning. I am now seeing what I have been waiting on. Trichomes are clear, but foilage has started to change color.
So we are on track. Come over in 4 weeks you can test it LOL
Aloha
 
MTBKush

MTBKush

Interesting history. I wish you luck to preserve her.
I have been gardening this morning. I am now seeing what I have been waiting on. Trichomes are clear, but foilage has started to change color.
So we are on track. Come over in 4 weeks you can test it LOL
Aloha
Keep me posted on your above I like learning about growth of plant
 
growsince79

growsince79

I would say that the genetics are partially wild. Most of the time it is small little grow operations up in the hills. But you gotta think its always outdoors and there is always seeds in the stuff. There is a ton of open air pollination going on within the entire region. These genetics end up in these areas from many decades ago and then they kind of get "land locked" in these small pockets and they become adapted over many generations to the specific light and grow conditions. Yes, there is definitely intervention from Man but so much time has passed in these remote grow areas that evolution has started to take effect. The laws of natural selection start to set in and only the strongest and most adapted specimens will become successful in passing their offspring forward. Im a Science nerd so I love thinking about this kind of stuff. I often ask myself in regards to my Fijian strain... Where did the parent gene stock come from? Was it some bagseed brought over from a hippie in the 60s? Maybe it goes back even further... Did the seed stock come from centuries ago when the Fijian Islands were used as sugar cane slave encampments? Maybe it was an old hemp strain from back during the pirate times? The use of hemp and cannabis goes back literally thousands of years so who knows where the origins actually came from. I would think it must take many generations in order for a strain to become adapted to a completely different location and environment. Same thing with your Columbian strain. How long have those columbians been growing that stuff? Do the origins of that stuff come from African sativa landraces brought over during colonial times? It's all really fun to think about.
I read somewhere years ago that wild weed evolves to its environment. Industial hemp grown in Colombia becomes potent weed after enough generations. Likewise, the most potent equatorial sativa gone wild will evolve into industrial hemp at higher latitudes.
 
MTBKush

MTBKush

I read somewhere years ago that wild weed evolves to its environment. Industial hemp grown in Colombia becomes potent weed after enough generations. Likewise, the most potent equatorial sativa gone wild will evolve into industrial hemp at higher latitudes.
Yes I have heard similar for other varieties. Landrace species like Kush, it will do the same.
Haww'ian the same things happen.
They adapt and change.
 
Bobrown14

Bobrown14

Yeah those landraces will just keep growing. When my wife and I were in Fiji I scored some swag weed from a cab driver. Super illegal in Fiji and really hard to get compared to here. Anyways after I smoked the bag I had 2 seeds. Brought them back home in my suitcase so I popped both of them. Only one germinated and lucky for me it was a female. I wish I had taken more pics cuz this shit looked very interesting it was the most sativa dominant strain I have ever seen the leaves were super narrow and long. Super branchy and tall and spindly. I started growing it on my patio here in Socal and in the fall it started to flower but kept going it wouldn't stop stretching. Once it hit about 8ft tall I chopped her couldn't commit any longer. It went all the way through winter and was still stretching into the spring equinox. These were true wild tropical sativa genetics from the mountains on the island of Viti Levu. Since this landrace adapted to the light cycle near the equator it wasn't adapted for outdoor growth in CA. Gotta take flower all the way down to 10 or 11 hours sometimes in order to finish. Before I chopped her down I was able to take cuts and just as a fun experiment I crossed her with a handful of newer strains. This was 3 years ago I still have not popped any of these beans but I have been meaning to give them a try. This is what I crossed her with...

Wild Fiji X Fire OG
Wild Fiji X Tangie
Wild Fiji X Space Wrangler
Wild Fiji X (xxx OG)
I'll do a test run for ya with the Wild Figi x Tangie. I got room height wise and have grown lots of landrace sativa +120 days...I have Transkei from SA going now about to flip to flower.

I just finished a strain that never stopped growing even well into flower. Was Platinium Silk from IHG. I thankfully only popped 1 seed. Got 10 zips in the can. Coulda done a pound maybe had I been prepared for the non-stop growth.
 
MTBKush

MTBKush

I'll do a test run for ya with the Wild Figi x Tangie. I got room height wise and have grown lots of landrace sativa +120 days...I have Transkei from SA going now about to flip to flower.

I just finished a strain that never stopped growing even well into flower. Was Platinium Silk from IHG. I thankfully only popped 1 seed. Got 10 zips in the can. Coulda done a pound maybe had I been prepared for the non-stop growth.
That is a awesome story.
 
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