Black Willie Seeds
When our Willie Nelson strain is crossed back to the Vietnamese Black to create Old School Breeders Association Black Willy, all the desirable traits of the original cross are retained, however, with a higher more amplified sense of euphoria, a signature quality of the original Willie Nelson.
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(Vietnam Black x Willie Nelson) Willie Nelson won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2005 for Best Sativa. Willie Nelson is a cross that involved Vietnamese Black. A very exotic and rare Sativa lineage. When Willie Nelson is crossed back to the Vietnamese Black all the desirable traits of the original cross are retained. However, with a higher more amplified sense of euphoria, a signature quality of the original Willie Nelson.
While this strain can be classified as an “Exotic Sativa”, it’s easier to grow than most plants in this class and offers respectable yields in a reasonable amount of time. A plus with stretchy and longer flowering Sativas such as this, is that little if any, time is required for vegetative growth once plants are established. Lots of space for the limbs and roots are recommended for maximum results. Staking or trellising may be required to support dense colas at maturity on longer limbs. When mature, towers of large resin coated calyxes protrude from the elongated buds with minimal foliage.
Buds glow due to their thick resin carpeting. Yes, by the way it’s true, Willie Nelson really is Willie’s favorite strain. You almost sure to see some Willie phenos in a regular pack, but you can also select for something even a little more exotic with this one! A really, up, up, up kind of variety-little or no ceiling to the buzz; the more you smoke, the more intense it gets. While not an ideal candidate for Sea Of Green applications, Black Willie is highly adaptable to Screen Of Green (ScROG)/trellised applications.
Recommended for patients with glaucoma, migraines, depression or just feeling good with no slowing you down. Breeders Notes: Black Willie THC strain a sativa dominate variety (The Legendary Willie Nelson x Vietnam black) The Black Willie high THC phenotype is a real nock out contender. It has the the defined Genetics of the Willie Nelson. Crossed back to a single male survivor of the Vietnam Black. This male was a sole survivor of 10 seeds. That were sent back to us from Florida. A die hard Reeferman Genetics fan. Who had saved 10 seeds he had purchased many years back sent the seeds back without protection. We thank him for getting them back in any condition. But unfortunately This caused most all but 3 seeds to be crushed. Of the 3 one made it to be mature.
This was an astounding male that showed of glistening trichomes at the end of its bloom cycle. We luckily used this male to create the BLACK WILLY THC strain. Many users can tell you this strain is a winner. This strain is the only strain to “HOLD BOTH A THC CUP AND CBD CANNABIS CUP”.
A 8-10 week flower time with a tremendous yield and spicy earthy taste. Makes you see why this strain won both cups hands down. From a Jamaican Island healing helpful THC and CBD effect of the CBD strain version. To a well developed Oldschoolba uplifting and cancer fighting CBD-THC high. There is no doubt why IT has been awarded a full spectrum of cups!
The Yield may vary due to growing conditions: med – heavy Flower time : 8-10 weeks or the End of October Cbd: 9-15% on average with the Cbd version Thcv: 2-8% on average on both versions “Thc black willy” 15 -21% thc on average with the high thc version
Black cannabis seeds
Black Russian (DS29) is the result of crossing two legendary indicas with potent medicinal effects; White Russian and a splendid Black Domina mother, a selection of the famous phenotype known as “domina”. The latter is a real jewel and well known among the best growers across Spain. It’s a very easy plant to cultivate as growth during the start of the flowering phase isn’t excessive.
It’s compact yet well-branched, making it one of the great Indica yielders. It produces a large amount of flowers in very dense buds. One of this strain’s most desirable characteristics is that very few leaves grow between the buds. The flowers produce abundant fruity-smelling resin with citrussy and earthy notes probably due to its Afghan ancestry. The taste, which is denser than its smell, is very sweet and citrussy; like a fruit salad with lemon juice.
The effect is markedly indica, relaxing and long-lasting, making this a highly recommended for medicinal usage. It’s also very rapid, immediately noticeable in its effects when inhaled whether smoked or vapourised. Furthermore, with Black Russian (DS29), a low tolerance is developed to its effects, meaning that it remains potent even if we only consume this strain of Cannabis during a long period.
Dark vs white cannabis seed germination test
One common question from growers is whether white cannabis seeds or dark cannabis seeds have different germination rates. When you compare cannabis seeds you may have noticed that the seeds are rarely identical. Instead you may see a range of different sizes and colours. The differences in size, colour and appearance often produce debate among growers. Why do the cannabis seeds look different and do these differences result in slightly different growth characteristics in the plants which grow from them?
Dark vs white cannabis seeds germination
In the video below you can see a germination comparison. On the left hand side, you can see 9 white Think Different autoflowering seeds. On the right hand side there are 9 dark coloured Think Different seeds.
The autoflower seeds all came from the same batch, meaning that they were produced from the same parent genetics under the same conditions. Seeds were chosen simply on the basis of their appearance. 9 white cannabis seeds and 9 dark coloured Think Different seeds were selected. They were planted in moist (but never soaked) soil and a time lapse video was made.
Note that the white cannabis seeds on the left hand side were the first seeds to germinate, with 8 out of 9 seeds sprouting pretty quickly. In the end all 9 seeds germinated on both sides, which was a 100% score. In terms of white seeds vs dark seeds (cannabis), there was no difference in the germination rates.
Does the colour of your cannabis seeds really matter?
The time lapse video shows that the colour of your cannabis seeds doesn’t have any impact on their germination rates. The colour of the shell casing is simply not an indication of the type of genetics contained inside. Nor is the colour or appearance of the exterior of the cannabis seed a good indicator of any other property, such as the future plant sex, size or potency. Only the genetic material inside the cannabis seed really determines the types of result that you can expect.
Black cannabis seeds germination test results
The dark cannabis seeds (on the right hand side in the video) showed the same germination rate as the white cannabis seeds (left hand side). However, the white cannabis seeds appeared to germinate a little bit faster than the dark cannabis seeds.
White cannabis seeds germination test results
Can white cannabis seeds germinate? One curious result from the white vs dark seeds cannabis video was that the white cannabis seeds appeared to germinate slightly faster than the dark cannabis seeds. This is interesting, since the seeds all contain the same Think Different autoflowering genetics from a recent cannabis seed batch.
One suggestion is that the white cannabis seeds may have a slightly softer shell, allowing the white cannabis seeds a slightly faster germination. The experiment was repeated twice more. On each occasion, the seed germination rates were the same, but the white seeds tended to germinate faster.
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Why are some cannabis seeds white and some black?
Even cannabis seeds produced from the same branch of a plant can have quite different appearances. Size, as well as shape and colour can vary. Some cannabis strains can produce seeds that have certain appearance characteristics. White Widow seeds, for example, can often be very small and pale. Frisian Dew seeds can have a slightly grey colour.
There have been many theories about how the size, shape and colour of cannabis seeds can affect the plants which they eventually produce. In reality, it’s the cannabis genetics inside the seed case which really determines the results that you can expect. The shell of the seed and the markings on it are purely cosmetic and don’t give any clues to the results you can expect.
In the years before Dutch Passion invented feminised cannabis seeds, people would often try to predict which seeds would produce female plants. Of course, this was impossible. But it didn’t stop people going to great lengths, even measuring the weight of individual seeds in an attempt to derive some knowledge from the seeds physical appearance/size.
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Is the colour of seeds a cosmetic difference only?
Some dark cannabis seeds have black lines on them (tiger prints), giving them a distinctive appearance. Other seeds have no significant patterns or markings on them at all. Dark black cannabis seeds can be occasionally seen.
You may also see light vs dark cannabis seeds produced from the same plant. But it’s important to note that cosmetic differences between the seed casing is not a factor which defines how the cannabis seeds grow or germinate.
The genetic material in the soft plant tissue inside the seeds is what really determines the type, size, sex and potency of the cannabis you will eventually grow. These genetics, along with the environment you provide, will control the terpenes, cannabinoids, yield and potency of your eventual cannabis harvest.
Why are some cannabis seeds white and some black? It’s just the way that nature has evolved. Seeds from all kinds of plants and trees show similar variations in their appearance.
What should you look out for in a cannabis seed?
Rather than looking at the appearance of a cannabis seed, you should focus more on the quality of breeding which has gone into the seed. Some growers think that only the largest, tiger-striped cannabis seeds will go on to produce the best plants. Yet some strains will never produce seeds like that.
Time spent researching your cannabis seeds and cannabis seed supplier is time wisely spent. Look for a seed supplier with a good track record in cannabis breeding. Preferably look for a cannabis seed supplier that has been around for a long time with a few cannabis cups and plenty of online reference grows for you to check out before you spend your cash.
Knowing whether you prefer e.g. a Kush, a THC rich vs CBD rich strain, a fruity strain or a Skunk strain is a good place to start. If the array of cannabis seed choices can seem overwhelming, the following article may help you select the best strain for you.
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Once you have the best cannabis seeds for you, it’s worth ensuring you get maximum germination rates with a good germination method. The preferred Dutch Passion way to germinate cannabis seeds is with moist (but never soaked) cotton pads. If you spot any issue during the growth of your cannabis seeds, we highly recommend to refer to our illustrated guide featuring the key nutrient deficiencies and excesses symptoms and how to cure them.
White cannabis seeds vs dark cannabis seeds
We hope the germination video is a useful illustration of the fact that there is little useful information that can be conveyed by the colour or darkness of a cannabis seed.
Each cannabis strain can produce subtle differences in the size and appearance of their cannabis seeds. You can even expect to see differences between cannabis seeds produced from the same plant. Don’t worry about trying to read too much into cannabis seed appearance. Instead, do your research carefully and select the best cannabis seeds for your particular needs and your specific grow situation. Enjoy growing and good luck!