The Finest Strains on the Bay Space Hashish Cup



The San Francisco version of the Excessive Occasions Hashish Cup occurred this previous weekend, and after judging full solar flowers and pre-rolls the week earlier than, Hashish Now Senior Workers Author Jimi Devine checked out each jar price smelling. Here’s a full rundown of the most effective genetics grown to their full potential in SF this previous weekend.

The birthplace of medical marijuana doesn’t slouch in relation to having the most effective pot attainable on any given day. As a result of it’s the closest city middle to the ancestral homeland of the most effective marijuana in America (the Emerald Triangle), a few of the finest cultivators on the planet ply their commerce on the shores of the San Francisco Bay Space. When the time comes for the locals to indicate their prime phenotypes of the second grown to the most effective of their skill, it’s fairly thrilling stuff.

As all the time, I hit each sales space and checked out their spreads on the Excessive Occasions Hashish Cup in San Francisco’s legendary Cow Palace. The entire cultivators and cubicles on this assortment had zero trash on their desk. If I approached a sales space and bought the slightest trace of poor effort in post-production, I moved on to the following. Maybe I missed one thing good, however the individuals who develop the most effective pot on the planet couldn’t even fathom placing that grassy-smelling John Deere Garden Mower Clippings Kush on their desk. Nonetheless, general, I used to be impressed with the displaying. Right here is our rundown on probably the most flame strains on the 2019 Hashish Cup in San Francisco.

Diamond Again Genetics — Granpa’s This Is The Sh*t

After I went via my first go of judging the sungrown entries simply occurring appears, I used to be struck at how completely beautiful this pressure regarded. (After all, on the time I didn’t know what pressure it was, it was merely labelled Full Sungrown Entry 8.) Amongst some choices that regarded somewhat dated from final season, this pressure had a improbable visible. The nostril took somewhat coercing to get out, so it wasn’t a pure jar jumper. However as soon as I cracked right into a nug, my nostrils have been attacked with a sensory overload giving me flashbacks to the most effective OG Kush experiences of my life. I known as it the winner even because it was the primary jar I opened, and I used to be appropriate.

Str8organics — Mendo Breath

Photograph Courtesy Str8organics, Photograph by Erik Christiansen

The crew at Str8organics have a wide selection of flamage, and whereas lots of their strains could also be a bit extra unique or unique than the Mendo Breath, I repeatedly discover myself going again to it. As I instructed the pressure’s breeders at Gage Inexperienced Group after I interviewed them final 12 months, my absolute favourite rendition of their now uber-popular pressure is actually the sunshine deprivation-grown model coming from Str8organics. It’s principally nearly as good as 92% of the indoor Mendo Breath you’re going to see, with out all of the emotional baggage of a carbon footprint.

C.R.A.F.T. — Cherry Punch

As , I really like Cherry Punch. After we named it on our Harvest Hype pressure listing final harvest season, it went on to a podium spot at The Emerald Cup a few months later. Whereas C.R.A.F.T. made it to the rostrum 4 instances this weekend on the Bay Space Hashish Cup, together with taking house the Indica Cup, shockingly, not one of the accolades have been for his or her Cherry Punch. Make no mistake about it, till confirmed in any other case, C.R.A.F.T. has the most effective reduce of Cherry Punch on the planet. They beforehand put out a small batch final fall, and it’s now in full manufacturing. Individuals spent a fairly penny on Cherry Punch seeds after they purchased the from Symbiotic Genetics at California’s first authorized adult-use Hashish Cup, which led to some less-than-perfect phenos getting out there, as a result of individuals merely couldn’t afford to lose the entire pack. The C.R.A.F.T. phenotype is like Brad Pitt’s character in “World Battle Z” in comparison with all these different cuts: It should by no means be contaminated with the illness of merely being described as “above common.”

Sovereign — Blueberry Muffin and XXX

The oldsters at Sovereign additionally discovered themselves on the rostrum 4 instances this weekend, together with scoring each first and second place within the infused merchandise class. However what took our breath away was Sovereign’s flowers, significantly their XXX and Blueberry Muffin strains. Whereas neither discovered their technique to the rostrum, they each have been one thing particular.

Seven Leaves — BonBon, Biscotti, and Vovo

Seven Leaves didn’t journey gentle to the Bay Space. The Sacramento-based cultivators introduced a stunning unfold that included BonBon, Biscotti and Vovo. The BonBon was a pleasant Gushers phenotype, whereas the Biscotti pairs Gelato #25 and South Florida OG and the Vovo is a wild GG4 cross named in a way to forestall future litigation with adhesive firms. All have been flame! Nonetheless, if somebody gave me a ticket for a free eighth and I needed to choose one among these three strains, I might choose the Vovo.

Wonderbrett — OZK

Photograph Courtesy Wonderbrett

Clearly, an OG crossed with Zkittlez goes to be banging, and — outdoors the private assortment of Brandon from third Era Household, who bred the OZK from Zkittlez and OG Eddy — it’s powerful to think about anybody having a greater model than Wonderbrett. We’re anticipating loads of OZK within the not-too-distant future, so don’t be stunned if it makes the Harvest Hype listing this 12 months, as enthusiasm across the pressure continues to percolate.

3C Farms — Sasquatch Sap, Lime Sherbert and Membership 33 OG

Photograph Courtesy 3C Farms

With a lineage tracing again to the famed Josh D reduce of OG Kush, 3C Farms has been recognized for producing absolutely the warmth for years. It’s possible you’ll keep in mind that in 2017, their Sasquatch Sap positioned second in the mini cannabis competitors we held on the Nationwide Hashish Business Affiliation’s annual convention in Oakland. We love the Sasquatch Sap, however it’s onerous to rank it above the Lime Sherbert and Membership 33 OG. The Lime Sherbert is sort of a citrus smoothie with gas notes, whereas the Membership 33 OG is quintessential SoCal OG Kush grown to peak efficiency.

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