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Swami Seeds

Discussion in 'Seed and Strain Reviews' started by Ace Yonder, Sep 2, 2014.

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    Ace Yonder

    Ace Yonder Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any experience with Swami seeds, and if so what is your favorite? Since a local dispensary carries their seeds, and they have a bit of a reputation for being mold/mildew resistant, I thought i might give them a try. Cascadian Frost looks astounding but I don't want to pay $160 for 10 beans, so I was thinking of some of the more reasonably priced strains, such as the (Kahuna Bud x Cherry Bomb) or the Velvet Rush or Zazen. Anyone have experience with Swami gear? (Did a search and there are only 7 threads that even mention it, none of them going into much detail)
     
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    I purchased Zazen, Cascadian Frost and Kali Mist x Cherry Bomb. I have only grown the Zazen so far. VERY Frosty, very strong buzz (after being jarred for a while) but no taste/smell to them, and very small plants with a poor yield.... if that's a concern for you.

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    Ace Yonder

    Ace Yonder Well-Known Member

    Very nice!! Frost like that is definitely a plus, it's a shame about the yield tho, I'm only planning on running 3-4 plants next year, putting them out early and letting them get real big. Still, looks very very nice!
     
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    Mad Hamish

    Mad Hamish Well-Known Member

    With Zazen up the aeration they like a very fluffy mix, had same issue as StOw but when you figure them out the get pretty insanely big.
     
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    Mad Hamish

    Mad Hamish Well-Known Member

    OK not often I give bad reviews, but between Zazen and Cascadian Frost I cant decide which is worse. Yeah you can get them big but it is a total waste of time, zero stretch in flower on either which you might like. Cascadian frost likes to throw sneaky little balls, tastes like a mouthful of dirt, smells like pink sweeties from my childhood, the gross musk ones. High is average, on par with a good Swazi i guess. Zazen also flowering out bland and boring as farq. Yeah both have frost but next to an OG cross they look downright poopy, Zazen has a while to go might end up super frosty but low hopes for any flavor or nose to it right now. The price is a total piss take youd do better with a fem from delicious seeds or something anything but this. I had high hopes but no way will i ever recommend his gear for anybodys lab but his own.
     
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    LOL! That bad eh?

    I found them pretty bland in every way except for potency/frost. Some of the strongest weed I've ever smoked.

    Having said that Im in no rush to get to the rest of the swami beans....
     
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    Mad Hamish

    Mad Hamish Well-Known Member

    It might be slightly euphemized there StOw. I was severely holding back. As much as i like a good erb, in absolutely equal parts am I irked by sub par doobs.
     
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    spacemoss

    spacemoss Member

    there were definitely a few runts and mutants in the Zazen which is the Blue Orca (1971 (Afganistan) x 1976 (Thai Stick)) x 1991 Northern Lights #5/Neville's Hazeback crossed to the Blue Orca. But in my experience growing a good grip of them there was extreme variance, not all being bad, some quite good and worth keeping around. With so much Thai and the general rawness of the genetics the mutants and undesireable phenotypes shouldn't be unexpected.

    Thread detailing the project:
    https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=262003

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    chocolate pheno

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    early finishing haze pheno

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    maybe it's not for everyone due to the number of plants you'll want to cull early on, but there are some good expressions.

    I would recommend growing the Blue Orca x NL5H before the backcross, it is more homogenous, and it's easy to find a keeper amongst that stock that. A lot of people that grow the BO x NLH you don't hear back from ...they found what they were looking for...

    I like the cherry bomb stuff, velvet rush stuff, the bo x nlh, and the mazar x guerrero from what i've seen so far. the straight 1991 NL5H is out there too, but it's too much for most people, maybe best for breeding with
     
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member


    Good info spacemoss.

    I didn't have as bad of an experience as Mad Hamish did, but it certainly didn't produce what I'd call a keeper either. A couple of the plants from the Zazen pack looked like completely a different strain. The nicer two that I found were VERY short and didn't yield worth a damn, but they were sure frosty.... and potent.

    Have you grown the Kali Mist x Guerro/Cherry Bomb? That one has me intruiged and I will likely get to that one sometime soon (unless you tell me it's horse shit).
     
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    spacemoss

    spacemoss Member

    There is no such thing as Kali Mist x Guerrero/Cherry Bomb, it was the Burmese, not Guerrero.
    I've grown Cherry Bomb itself as well as Kahuna Bud and Molokai Frost crosses, all of which were pretty cool.

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    Mad Hamish

    Mad Hamish Well-Known Member

    Poor choice for breeding with Nierika and then also Bodhi's land race crosses as alternatives. Swami needs to up his game a little, period. Getting everything I was looking for in the Swami gear from Bodhi TEST gear, F1 land race crosses.
     
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    Mad Hamish

    Mad Hamish Well-Known Member

    Let me go grab some snaps quick....
     
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    spacemoss

    spacemoss Member

    If I remember correctly you offered to trade landraces from S. Africa in exchange for some seeds from Swami and never held up your end of the bargain. Your contribution to this thread does not seem objective due to whatever falling out you had with the breeder. The nature of a lot of the genetics being original hybrids means that there will be undesirable expressions.
     
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    jimihendrix1

    jimihendrix1 Well-Known Member

    Anymore info on Swami Seeds?

    I just ordered the NL5 x Nevilles Haze. The original stuff was fire. If this is 2/3 as good as the original it will be a winner.

    Best Modern Day stuff Ive ever smoked was a strain I had from 92-97....... Nevilles Haze x NL5 x Nevilles 88 G13 x Hashplant x Skunk #1. It got lost, and Ive been chasing after something as good ever since.

    The Female was the NL/Haze Side, Male NL5 x F Haze and the male was 88 Hashplant/Skunk1.....Female HP x M SK1.

    Ive got some Stabilized Hybrid x 88 G13 x Hashplant and am going to breed the Stabilized Hybrid x Mr Nice G13 x Haze together.

    Should be an interesting F1.

    Im also interested in some other strains of theirs.
     
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    kona gold

    kona gold Well-Known Member


    Where did you find these?
     
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

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    yesum

    yesum Well-Known Member

    I ran 1 Guerrero x Panama Red. Got a tiny plant with small thin buds. Smoke was potent and reminded me of 1978 Colombian Red. Not soaring, kind of like a modern hybrid with a lot of body or stony effect. I was looking for a more soaring effect but it is pleasant and strong.

    Have Kahuna Bud x Cherry Bomb pack waiting, might run one next grow. I think the real Panama Red was confused with the Colombian Red which is a lowland strain and not that energetic or soaring. The Peace Corp guys may have just gotten the Colombian Red strain when they thought they had the Panama Red. Speaking of the seeds that Swami has now.
     
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    xmobotx

    xmobotx Active Member

    am running NL#5/haze, nigerian sunshine, velvet rush & mazar/PCK

    found zazen to be quite potent but, was unable to preserve it. didn't want to do well. the NL5H does do good & quite potent also.

    i don't find velvet rush particularly potent but, it has a dreamy fuzzy high which warrants the 'velvet' name. i crossed it w/ my OG variant {from seed} wondering how the velvet will feel w/ a strong varietal like OG
     
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    jimihendrix1

    jimihendrix1 Well-Known Member

    Please keep an update of the Nl5/H?:weed:

    I'm very interested in crossing the NL5/H with Hazeman 88 G13 x Hashplant.

    And am also interested in crossing Mr Nice Shit Male x 88 G13 x HP Female, and then crossing the Male of that cross, into the Female 91 s NL5/H.

    I'm also really interested in the Cherry Bomb.

    I'm actually interested in any of the stuff that Stabilized Hybrid/IBL, or that breeds consistently. I don't have enough space to do large scale pheno hunting so I I'm looking for something pretty homogeneous, but some variation is cool.

    Ive also got the Mr Nice G13 x Haze, which I'm also dying to try it. It is also a stabilized Hybrid.

    All these stabilized hybrids should be awesome.

    They also had some with The One ( Kandahar ) the Black ( Vietnamese ) x NH5/H but are sold out.

    They also informed me they also just released The One ( Kandahar ) x Punta Rojo x Mazar x Punta Rojo $100 x 15.:hump::weed:
     
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    jimihendrix1

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