Project introduction and Overview:
Chemdogging was released in early 2015 as one of our Mephisto Originals and has remained a firm favorite in it’s pure form, but you know us, we just had to use it as a basis to create some fresh automatics! So aside from the obvious similarities in genetics, why use Chemdogging as the auto parent? She’s stable, she’s potent- testing consistently high THC levels above 22%, and she puts out intense aromas. Combine all those factors and she’s just an overall Decent with a capital D auto to work from. We love her so much we’ve also used her as the auto parent to another new artisanal strain: Cosmic Queen.
From the offset when planning this project we wanted to out-cross again to a photo-period of exceptional quality, with shared lineage. After some trials and tribulations searching, our stars aligned and we happened upon a cut of Top Dawg Seeds, Stardawg, specifically the Illuminati cut.
Us Meph_heads are equivalent to magpies and shiny things as the stardawg produced real nuggets adorned with lashings of frost, in combination with super intense aromas, it was a no-brainer to utilize. The initial F1 cross was made when we were doing some outdoor testing in summer of 2015, and over two years later we’re able to finally release into the world this absolute joy of an auto.
Strain behavior and structure:
Creme de la chem grows fast and thick with good vigor, she produces huge dark green fans and if you peer beneath them you’ll see fast branching progression from early on.
She definitely benefits hugely from some leaf tucking/manipulation in order to get those lower branches up from under the canopy but once you do, the many secondary branches form a platform equal in height, with just the main cola poking out above.
Creme de la chem is a medium sized automatic, but if she’s able to grow and branch freely, will often be as wide as she is tall.
She flowers at a medium rate speed wrapping up in around 65 days within a good environment. The flower formations result in golf ball (or often larger) round nuggets at the end of a branch, and density is well well up there. It can certainly pay dividends to clear out some lower growth and lower branch nodes.
Creme de la chem is really a delight, both surprising and surpassing our expectations, she puts on a thick coat of sticky white almost furry frost, which contrasts beautifully against the cooler autumnal colours she puts out through her flowering phase as she gets her fade on. As well as visual appeal, she ticks all the boxes in the smell department too. (Read: Odor control warning!) Smells emerge initially as quite sweet to floral, with hints of incense and spice. We’d definitely recommend CDLC as an entry point strain into Mephisto, she’s deserving of a space in every garden and for us she’s a strain we’re going to put on repeat.
Strain figures and info in brief:
Cycle time: 65-70 days
Size: 55-80cm Height/Width 55-80cm
Yield: 90-120g as a single plant grow
Best method for overall high yield: 9 per 1.2×1.2 space in 12 liter pots under a 600w – 500g is obtainable.
Aroma and flavor: Varied delights from flowers and spices to incense with fuelly notes. Aroma and taste are STRONG!
Effect: Highly potent, long duration high.
Best grown: Indoor
Flower Density: 9.5/10
Medicinal qualities: Fantastic medicinal strain, aches/pains/insomnia all taken care of.
Ease of grow – 7/10 – Some plant management required for best results.
Aroma level whilst growing – 9/10 High – Odour control a must.
Trim ease – 9/10 – One of the easiest to harvest and manicure.
Frost Level – 9.5/10 Super white
Bag Appeal – 9.5/10 Amazeballs, chunky nuggets that stink so good with fantastic resin coverage.
After Cure Aroma level – 8/10 – High – double bag worthy
Potency – 9.5/10 Very high
Concentrate info – 9.5/10 Rich in terps ideal for rosin, live resin and bubble hash.
Overall Mephisto rating – 9.5/10 – Easily in our new top 5 current strains that we love to grow and toke.