Cali connection

Discussion in 'Seed and Strain Reviews' started by Ehanley75, Jul 20, 2013.

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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    But if I get herme that is bs there should not even be this much about hermie from cali con. I can't say nothing bad until it happens to me but if it does then cali con needs to really try to fix this .
     
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    cuddlesthesheep

    cuddlesthesheep Well-Known Member

    Dude... They've had herms for years. Swerve ain't gonna change shit.he got your money and he will get others.
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    Never tried his got dj short blue berry cali con purrple chem hso black dog gdp so we will see when does.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    All cannabis plants can hermie. It is a built in mechanism for them to try to complete their life cycle. Plants like og's are chem and Thai based and have a much higher tendency to show some nanners. They are difficult to grow compared to a short flowering indica.

    I see some nanners sometimes on my Diesel Thai hybrids but never more than a seed or two in all the buds.

    Also when I remove the stress mostly I don't see more nanners. Usually nutrient stress on sativa leaning hybrids.
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    Everything you said just makes my point yes strains stress ex. Play a part but not every other grower report a hermie or if you find a pheno is good seeds it should never be like that in first place but we will see hope all goes good! :)
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    I dunno. Every pack of cc gear I've grown had been striaght fire
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    I hope the same for me out of all the purple chem growing the best!
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Late nanners are common on certain strains best phenos and almost never have viable pollen.

    Your point is you only want back crossed stabilized strains. You will see much more consistent plants too. But never an equal high.

    If you want to buy seeds made from crossing elite clones and such like Cali connection you will see more variety and more finicky plants.
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    I am all for hard strains love it usually is the hard strains that pay off :) but hermie in every batch of seeds or from a big time see co. Cali con it should never happen will post pics soon.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    Who said every batch of seeds. My Cali og didn't herm at all. You are just going to keep saying pot seeds should never hermie. They don't. They grow stamen. And it's usually from grower error.

    And whether you see them or they re hidden in lower buds they are more common than you are demanding they not be.

    Where do you think bag seeds come from? And chemdog was from a seed found in a bag of pot.
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

     
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    CapitainSpaulding

    CapitainSpaulding Member

    I figured I would give you guys an update on my situation. My one Tahoe OG that made it turned out to be pretty damn good. I got four more on the way from cloning that one. Thank God I got them clones off of her lol. But anyway she seems to be very stable. The buds are a very small and not as compact as I'd thought they would be. After my experience with the first one, this time around I topped her as many times as I could. I should've done this the first time if I wanted to get any kind of a yield out of the strain. I feel that's the way to go for sure with her. She is a very very picky eater. If you fuck up one time feeding, you will pay dearly. She's one of those strains were you have to have everything dialed in just perfect. At least that's the way it is with my pheno type. And expect a very small yield, but you'll have some premo bud. I don't know what's up with a lot of these people on these online, when they give advice for feeding, 9 out of 10 times they are completely wrong. I know we could have completely different pheno type. But there not even any were in the same ball park. I think a lot of people don't want you to be successful if they don't want you to know what they know. On my first attempt I could've done a lot better but I listen to everybody online about the nuts. This is one of those strains, I would not grow if I was a novice. I would make sure you know your shit. Unless you get luckier then me with a pheno. But that's like winning the lottery. She is a bitch in my opinion. But once you get her down she's not that bad. She's one of the only strange that I gave liquid Kool bloom all the way through. I'm talking about 3 tablespoons a gallon. I did this in veg & the way through bloom. I wish I would have known this the first time around. She got potassium deficiencies right away. But anyways Cali Connection, sorry I mean hermaphrodite Connection. Need to do some back crossing & get some more stable genetics. One good seed out of five is complete crap to me. And pay double the price of the seed banks. And most of those other seed banks have stable genetics. Like I said before the same thing happened to me with the Girl Scout cookies. One good one in four hermaphrodites. And I couldn't even call the one a good one a good one. The buds didn't even look like buds. It didn't even smell good. I should've took some pictures of it but I guess I was just ashamed that I grew something that looked like that. Well at least this time I got 1 good one. I guess it could've been worse and they could a got all hermaphrodites. But from my experience with Callie connection, I would stay far far far far away from them
     
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    eastcoastmo

    eastcoastmo Well-Known Member

    I grew out a whole pack of his tahoe og and kept 3 to cross to another strain. All the plants came out real nice, no herms at all! I got a free pack of his Larry og with the tahoe which I will definitely run! His gsc has a few herm issues, as do most gsc crosses. I've seen others say his purple strains are average too.
     
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    Bombattak

    Bombattak Member

    I never ever got an hermie from all seedbank i tried in almost 10yrs of growing. I dont even understand hermies problems ppl talkin about. I order seeds from gta seedbank for years the guy told me that cali connection is "you can fall on straight fire or real nasty shit" he said he have alot of customers complaining about cc but on the other hands he got customers who r really happy...

    So how i see cali connection seeds is: they got strong strain but probably did a weakkk job to stabilize their genetics.

    Only my 2 cents

    Peace
     
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    CapitainSpaulding

    CapitainSpaulding Member

    I went 7 years without ever having a hermie. And I've used ton of other seedbanks. And I used to read people's post about other people getting hermaphrodite's. And I used to think what are they doing wrong. And I'm glad that doesn't happen to me. But when I tried Callie connection the story changed. And I became one of those people. But before Cali connection I had not 1 single hermie. I'm talking in over 7 years. I know theres big money in seedbanks. Sometimes I wonder if people that say they don't have a hermie problems are either a paid friend of Swerve's that are being paid to say that or they are very very lucky. But with those odds, come on now.
     
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    CapitainSpaulding

    CapitainSpaulding Member

    I would never want to take that chance. And have all my plants pollenated. What pissed me off is the ones that hermied were the biggest & most healthy of the lot. And just to junk em after all that time & MONEY. But if you were right what a waste. I guess I'll never know. It's just drilled in my brain, as soon as I see a nut sac growing on my plant. She or he will get pulled right away. Before a bad situation becomes much worse. Anyways I found that interesting what you said. And that's what I love about growing. You never stop learning. But I never heard that before. I kind of feel like you're playing Russian roulette tho lol.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    Most growers feel that way. But the best pot has always been mostly sativa and especially Thai and diesel crosses tend to show late nanners.

    But late nanners usually do not have very viable pollen and could never pollinate a whole room. I find a few stress seeds at the most.

    But I know the strain.

    I just pick them off.

    But they inherently cause me stress too.....

    Early nanners are either my fault or bad genetics. I cull those plants if the nanners are persistent.

    And whole male flowers. That's a problem.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Before seed companies and Grow guides used to identify beginner plants. Easy to cultivate and uniform and stable. Like northern lights. Or ak 47.

    And there were advanced plants like OG Kush and Lemon Thai that were less uniform with more interesting phenotypes showing and with them more chance of reversal.

    The fear is real. Mess up a Thai based cross half way through flower and don't correct the stress and you could have a real expensive problem.

    I guess greed has stopped breeders from educating us about their strains difficulty.

    But I sure don't want to step backwards now that I grow great pot. I want to perfect my ability and grow environment and do better.
     
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    Jhon77

    Jhon77 Well-Known Member

    Well i got no hermie yet lets just hope i dont as well.
     
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    ruwtz

    ruwtz Well-Known Member

    Can't report any herm problems but i've been running their Larry OG for a year off a start of 12 fem seeds, and despite multiple pheno hunts this is definitely not an OG; distinctive sativa on the nose and hits kush heavy.

    I call it Lemon Cake just to get it out the door without questions.

    So much excellent breeder choice now its hard to imagine why I would pick up from CC again.
     

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