Project introduction and Overview:
Sour Strawberry Kush: An ode to BOG and elite automatics.
This is a project that’s been a long time in the making, we wanted to make a new strain from scratch using 24 Carat as the autoflower parent. 24 Carat was the first Mephisto project that we completed way back in 2012/2013, so we hold it very close to our hearts. Usually it takes a lot of deliberation combing through the internet and grow journals, as well as testing and growing out many strains to find our breeding project candidates. But this time we instantly knew where to go for some fire genetics. BOG. For anyone that hasn’t grown out any BOG gear their classic trademarks are dense, dense flowers always coated in sticky white frost, with unique aromas to boot.
Sour Strawberry Kush stood out immediately as the girl to look to. Afterall, who dislikes strawberries?! Who dislikes kush? Who dislikes sours? It sounded perfect. When we first developed 24 Carat there were 3 distinct phenotypes split by colour: a green (which later became the mainstay for 24 carat) pink, and a purple.
The pink pheno held a delicate balance between potency and having an exotic edge to it, so we delved through our MG breeding stock to ressurect the pink regs to use to cross into the Sour Strawberry Kush and begin working from there. At each subsequent generation we selected for plants with an abundance of resin, subtle pink hues and a delectable skunky, strawberry flavor and aroma. Having genetics in common, the Sour Strawberry Kush and 24 Carat have blended together exceptionally well and the resulting Strawberry Nuggets are a delight to grow and toke. It’s hard to go wrong with Strawberry Nuggets… we’re not a hype machine, but this lady is well worth checking out. Say no more.
Strain behavior and structure:
Strawberry Nuggets is a thick, short, Afghan girl. She grows at a good rate, incorporating a fat main stem and hardy branches. She produces thick green foliage and some of the widest fan leaves from anything we offer, read; dinner plates! She loves loves to bush out and often will end up as wide, or wider than she is tall. Strawberry Nuggets does take some maintenance whilst growing to see the best results and yield. At a minimum we would recommend several spells of leaf tucking to encourage the inner shoots to get out of the traps and race away. Due to her thickness she isn’t the easiest to train, but it’s definitely possible.
Strawberry nuggets transitions into her flowering cycle quickly, so it’s imperative that she gets a good start in the best environment. She develops thick white frost early on and builds and builds as she progresses. The flowers formed have a VERY high density, so it’s also essential to ensure good airflow and a low humidity level around her from mid-flower onwards. She’s good for a low density Sea of Green. We run her in-house with 9 plants per light without issue. From our testing, Strawberry Nuggets has several phenotypes that have differing level of colors. You can get pure green through to subtle pink hues, then further ranging to pinks and coloration bleeding into the flower leaves. Rarer still, we have had pure purple phenotypes emerging at a rate of about 1 in 10.
She’s a magical little plant to grow with exotic fruity smells emanating from her, combined with the high quality golf ball-esque flowers. The resulting harvest gives dense nuggetry, super high bag appeal, aroma, looks, effects, and terpenes, this strain ticks a lot of boxes. She’s harvestable at 65 days from sprout in most environments, meaning you can have a quick turn around of superb quality buds.
Strain figures and info in brief:
Aroma and flavor: Sweet succulent strawberry with berry undertones and a dank, sour-skunky edge
Best grown: Indoor
Flower Density: 9.5/10
Ease of grow – 6/10 – Plant management is often required to extract the best yields. Being a shorter, faster strain she can stunt if not given a good environment in the early growth stages.
Aroma level whilst growing – 7.5/10 High – Odor control is a must.
Trim ease – 9.5/10 – Super easy. You can race through big yields in no time.
Frost Level – 9.5/10 Lashings of frost on flowers and fan leaves.
Bag Appeal – 10/10 Thick dense sparkly nuggets, combined with beautiful aromas and coloration (depending on phenotype)
Potency – 8/10 High potency levels… this is not an amateur smoke.
Concentrate info – 10/10 A great little hash plant, rich in terps. Ideal for rosin, live resin and bubble hash.
Overall Mephisto rating – 9.5/10 – A firm favorite at the MG headquarters.