Orissa Gold comes from the east of India, which is close to equator and not only borders with other southeastern states like Andhra Pradesh, but also borders with north-eastern states like West Bengal. The overall feel of the climate is humid/hot and tropical as it’s a coastal state, unlike Kerala and some other Indian coastal states, temperature can see a maximum of 38-40 Celsius as it begins to climb from April until July after which monsoon rains brings it down to a typical wet-tropic temp ranges with min and max between 24-30 Celsius.
Still being very close to the equator this variety flowers for a very long time (approx. 18-20 weeks) and produces a signature long active/euphoric high, with predominantly floral aromas coupled with very complex incense/temple ash kind of smell such as Nag Champa.
The yields are quite phenomenal and long flowering certainly does pay off with Orrisa Gold. This feral cultivar is very comfortable with high amounts of heat and humidity, and thrives with minimal feeding and care.Mostly suitable for outdoor full season or greenhouse light dep (for higher latitudes)
Classification – Long flowering/equatorial variety
Region & Country – Orissa, India
Flowering Term – 16-20 Weeks
Flavours – mostly floral, sandal talc, temple ash and incense
Yields – Large yields of fluffy/airy flowers
Pest Resistance – Yes, moderate against soft body pests
Mold Resistance – Yes, excellent mold resistance
Phenology – The plant starts with medium broad leaflets with normal internodal spacing during the vegetative stage. The plant stretches around 4-5x from the point it goes into flowering and ends up as a Christmas tree-like shape with multiple branches running parallel down the length of the stalk.
Effects – The effects are a mild, but energetic and uplifting, and can last a ling time, up to an hour or more.