The Merkabah: SFV-OG Kush x Afghani Kandahar Landrace Breeder: Delta-9 Labs Height: .75-1.50 meters Weight (yield): 400-500 grams per square meter Flowering time in days: 63 days Ratio: Sativa 90%/ Indica 10% The Merkabah is one of the two newest strains from Delta-9 Labs that has been in development for the past 2 years and is well deserving of it’s name due to the tremendous risks that the strain went through coming during fruition. It is derived from an original “best of the best” San Fernando Valley(SFV) OG Kush cuts crossed into a pure landrace Afghani male directly from Kandahar, Afghnaistan. It is quite stable so the phenotypes will have much uniformity. Due to the pure Afghani, the appearance is very impressive over a typical OG as that the yield is more than 60% what you would expect. The plant remains short and with a flowering time that is very fast for a mostly Sativa dominant variety which makes it appealing for growers wanting to switch from an Indica based strain to Sativa without compromising their schedules. The Merkabah which remains short to average in height will create multiple side brances from the base of the main stem quite early in the vegetative stage, therefore creating the multiple branches and buds sites required for higher yields. The taste is quite hard to describe as it also seems to be a cross in itself! a little like a sour taste of mixed fruits and herbs. The combined fragrances of the sandalwood scents of SE Asian strains along with oily/sweaty scents of the original OG Kush. The bud structure tends to shift towards the lighter green side of the color spectrum while having a texture that is velvety in feel. Breaking up a bud seems to stay together rather than crumble as it rolls through your fingers. The high comes on very fast as if you were smoking a stronger hash instead. The high stays creatively motivating and stimulating but remains uplifting for the period of the high without coming down fast or with having any so called creeper effects, which makes it a very reliable high to anticipate. Great for first time smokers! Depending on ones tolerance, the high can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours on what our colleague David calls .3, meaning a 1/3 of a gram pre-weighed and then smoked through a multi-filtered water pipe. The high is clearly motivating and stimulating allowing one to “Wake & Motivate” as Delta-9 Labs has coined the term. A great strain to start your day off with and keep you motivated and alert. With the few studies we have had the time to test out this strain, mild headaches appear to be repressed perhaps allowing this starin to be offered to the medical community in need. The Merkabah is a strain preferred in the morning and afternoon during a busy schedule as it allows you to feel the effects of a Sativa dominant variety. Being a bona-fide medical patient and breeder I look for attributes to alleviate pain due to several automobile accidents. Anti-inflammatory properties are paramount in our studies and this strain helps with the morning headaches and tea time.
Indoor in a controllable flowering environment for 10-12 weeks to complete flowering cycle. Can be grown outdoors however warmer climates and a southern latitude facilitates proper completion. All new strains are developed in soil exclusively at Delta-9 Labs. This strain however will have increased yield and perhaps a shorter flowering time if grown hydroponically. The plant grows tall and creates many long side branches allowing for less plants to be grown in a room allowing for optimized plant growth and yield. Gauno fertilizers of high nitrogen keep this variety rich green throughout itâ€™s growing period. In a heat stress test experiment this variety continued to thrive over others tested. Mother: Pure Thai Haze Father: Stargazer (Sensi Star x Warlock x AK-47) Strain Type: Sativa 90%, Indica 10% Flowering Time: 70-80 days Yield: 500-600g/m2 (1-1 2/3 oz/ft.2) Buzz/Effects: Upbeat, creative, motivating Taste/Smell: Sweet, fresh & fruity Enviroment: Indoor/Outdoor
Super Star is a double-back cross of the legendary Sensi Star, utilising two breeding Sensi Star males. She gets her name from the amount of crystals she produces, as well as the enlightening high that brings you the feeling of being a super star. The high is very clear and creatively inspiring. This strain is mostly Indica, with the uplifting properties of a typical Sativa. Paradise Seeds’ Sensi Star, winner of Highlife and High Times awards in 1999 and 2000 has been back crossed by Delta-9 Labs, with the main characteristics being swayed toward the Sativa male phenotypes from the labs. Conventional wisdom says that Sativa’s give smokers a head high in contrast to the Indica body high. Super Star successfully joins the original Sensi Star with 2 powerfully selected males, to produce a buzz that both stimulates the receptors and opens the chakras. Mother: Sensi Star (Female – 60%) Father: Sensi Star (Male – 40%) Strain Type: Indica 70%, Sativa 30% Flowering Time: 60-70 days Yield: 300/500 g/m2 (1-1 2/3 oz.ft.2) Enviornment: Indoor Buzz/Effects: Uplifting, creative and clear-headed Taste/Smell: Sweet and super pungent; a combination of Lylacs and Lemons