Not to be mistaken for the Red Congolese strain which is a multi-poly hybrid.
This Congolese Red is a pure equatorial heirloom hybrid using a long flowering and highly sought after Panama Red female of the legendary red traits, with an equally rare and trippy equatorial African Congolese Black male. This is not to be missed, a true genetic gold mine for cannabis breeders, growers and connoisseurs. Real cannabis genetics of true origin. Not Hindu Kush renamed as Nepalese and whatever the other strain is. Congolese Red will produce upright plants from smaller stature to taller ones. Outdoors the plants can get tall, but topping, LST, pinching, FIM, and super-cropping all work well and produce bountiful buds sites all over the plant. The green traits will come up in the vegetative cycle indoors or outdoors, but vegging for a minimum of 60 to 90 days before inducing flower is recommended as this Pure Equatorial landrace hybrid is genetics flower-sensitive versus photo-sensitive. I wouldn’t bother trying to manipulate by force flowering an equatorial acclimatized variety as one is more likely to piss off the plant and cause hermaphroditism versus bringing in the plant a week or 2 earlier. So be prepared to be growing the Congolese Red for an extended time period. If controlling height is an issue I would recommend repotting every several weeks by checking on roots and making sure they eat up all the soil in the container before upgrading to a larger pot. This doesn’t lessen yields but can slow the progression of creating more “stem” or height to your plants. The Panama Red phenos will either be green with a lemongrass to parsley aroma, to a more citrus aroma which is quite nice. The red phenos have a more rich aroma/flavor and can be spicy to fruity, some sweet and berry like. The colors turn red, purple, and shades of blue, rose, yellow and orange, with brick red to bright red and pink pistils, They can look orange while growing and fresh. Resin is quite good on most phenos and on the Congolese Black phenotypes. The plants are similarly structured, just smaller in height. Some are more compact in the bud set with some yellow and black phenotypes coming from the Congolese side. The Congolese Black isn’t the best tasting as its rich and earthy, but potency and experience of the unique Central African herb is a treat.
Flowering Time: 16-24 Weeks