Strain Spotlight- Santa Marta Colombian Gold

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Santa Marta Columbian Gold
Santa Marta Colombian Gold

Santa Marta Colombian Gold, which is also referred to as “Colombian Gold” or “Santa Marta” gets its name from its area of origin- the Colombian Santa Marta mountains. It is a sativa-dominant strain that is closely related to the famous, legendary Acapulco Gold weed strain. Its scent is often said to be very lemon-y, being skunky yet sweet simultaneously. 

This strain has held popularity since the 60s, when word spread widely across the United States. Now, causing just as much craze as back then, it is considered a classic, old-school strain that is sought after by many. It is one of the keywords that bring this website quite a bit of search traffic. 

Being a Cannabis Sativa strain, Santa Marta Colombian Gold offers promising, effective treatment for depression and pain. This strain has undeniable uplifting effects, stimulating the mind to result in creativity and productivity. This strain also appears to cause much less anxiety and paranoia than most other common Sativas, which makes it even more wonderful for those who use it medicinally and recreationally.

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Is This the Real Santa Marta Colombian Gold? My Journey Hunting for the Phenotype

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Well lets start at the beginning.

Santa Marta Colombian Gold Cannabis Strain

I grew my first Santa Marta Colombian Gold cannabis plant in 1969. I got the seeds from a kilo of ‘redbud’ that I had procured. Cannabis was generally fully seeded and fully mature in those days. No one here in the USA grew cannabis to speak of…..Certainly none was grown for bud to sell. And no one grew indoors either.

I lived in Southern Oregon at the time at nearly 4500 ft. above sea level. Needless to say, not the latitude one could successfully grow a long season tropical Sativa like plant like the Colombian Gold.

The growing season there was about 31/2 months. The Santa Marta Gold plants I grew got to about 6 ft. tall, and were very bushy, as they were about 6 ft. in diameter as well.

Long Season Santa Marta Colombian Gold Pheno

As fall approached the plants just barely began to flower, then the first frost brought an end to the grow. We didn’t know any better so we smoked the leaves, and basically got a sore throat.

I remember the plants were big, robust, healthy, and impressive. Thin Sativa like leaves, and very slow to flower, just what you would expect from a tropical Sativa.

Fast forward to today….

I have made it my passion to bring back some of those ‘old school’ cannabis strains of yesterday. So the pheno hunt has begun! I have grown Santa Marta seeds several times now, and can seed several distinct pheno-types. Some have asked how….if this is a Landrace Sativa strain…there can be ANY different pheno-types?? Well, what has happened is the Colombia Gold has been crossed….there in Colombia! The actual pure Santa Marta Colombian Gold of days gone by may be gone forever.

Santa Marta Colombian Gold Male

I can however try to isolate a pheno-type that is as close as I can get to the original genetics…..just like the plants I grew so long ago. And I am having some success…..

I found several pheno-types while growing out many of these plants….one has large leaves like an Indica dominate plant, and one is short and stocky. Both of these pheno-types are quick to flower, and are basically almost ready to harvest before my chosen pheno-type has gotten into full flower!

The pheno-type I have chosen is very Sativa dominate, and takes a long time to flower just as it should. These plants are very tall, slender, and have the thinner Sativa like leaves. I think this plant is close to the original.

I am propagating it as we speak. I have just one female, and one male….once their seed is mature I will produce enough to sell on this site. These will be F2’s and I will see if they breed true….if so, I think I will be close, and satisfied I have achieved my goal.

Then I will move on to my next project….Panama Red….

Santa Marta Colombian Gold Cannabis Strain Review

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Cannabis Sativa Flower

Santa Marta Colombian Gold is seriously old school marijuana. Colombia Gold is a Sativa landrace cultivar developed years ago in the Santa Marta Mountains of Columbia in South America. As a matter of fact, this strain is closely related to the famous Acapulco Gold.

The Gold cannabis strain is a near pure Sativa with a calming, yet energizing, cerebral high, that will have you coming back for more. Some say it has a skunky taste, while others have said it tastes of lemons or limes.

This strain has been bred, inbred, and cultivated for 100’s of years by the local growers in the Santa Marta Mountains. They have created one of the most stable strains on the market. The strain has been half of many hybrids over the years, just as I hybridized it with Jedi Glue.

It is a big beautiful plant that grows vigorously, with big tight buds that are covered with trichomes. So many trichomes that it comes in at about 19% THC.

Santa Marta Colombian Gold cannabis high produces giggles, chattiness, and improves mood and concentration. The strain is great for treating depression, stress, PTSD, nausea, anxiety, muscle spasms, chronic pain, and even seizures. The high finishes with a mild sedation which can bring on a restful sleep.

Just Harvested New Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds

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Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds
Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds

Some strains of cannabis take forever to ripen their seed. The Tajikistani Hash Plant Seed is no exception.

Possibly trying to ripen the seed under LED lighting may have something to do with it. Although some other strains have been quicker to ripen with thew same lights.

Here are some of those Tajikistani Hash Plant seeds in the image to the right, they are big, fat, and some have that sought after tiger striping. These seeds will grow big impressive pure landrace Indica plants.

If you are needing meds for sleep, or pain relief you can find this strain to be that familiar couch lock heavy stone many look for.

These plant are easy to grow, and will remain fairly short thanks to their pure Indica genetics. The buds get very frosty, and sticky with trichomes. A potent variety that is sure to please….even the cannabis connaisseurs!

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My First Experience With Cannabis Indica

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A guest post by A Harel, Thanks A Harel

My first encounter with Cannabis was through a story I was told by my father who grew up in Fez, Morocco.

Ata Tundra Cannabis Strain
Ata Tundra Cannabis Strain

The story, which dates back to 1942, is a tale of young boys ? my father and his brothers – who decided to horse around with their mother.

Somehow, the three oldest brothers managed to buy Hashish and on Friday night dinner they put the hashish on their mother?s plate. She ate it with her dinner without noticing anything at all.

The food she had prepared for the family was enough for both Friday and Saturday for 9 people (parents and 7 children) since cooking on Saturday ?the Sabbath- is prohibited in the Jewish religion. The family woke up on Saturday only to discover that both the entire prepared and raw food had disappeared from the house.

All the pots and pans were empty!

It turned out that the mother of the family, under the influence of the Hashish she had eaten at dinner, woke up in the middle of the night and ate everything in sight…..without knowing it.

For a long time I was against marijuana.

I had been under the influence of all who opposed cannabis, without offering any good reasons why.

Jedi Glue Cannabis Strain
Jedi Glue Cannabis Strain

I have since changed my mind.
Last summer my wife went to Europe and I asked her to buy a few cannabis seeds.

She bought three and brought them back on August 4th. On August 5, 2019, I planted one seed in my garden. It grew into a beautiful cannabis plant.

I showed it to a few people who commented that it was a model plant that could be on a poster.

Unfortunately, frost came very early in 2019 and before the frost I dug out the plant (very carefully) and put it in a huge planter. It continued to do beautifully indoors but I noticed that its growth had slowed.

I did not provide special lighting to the plant. It also did not help that my little 12Lb dog started feasting on the bottom leaves and behaving very strangely!

Eventually I did put a fence around the plant to protect it from the dog.

The winter in New York is very long and although the cannabis plant survived for another 3 months indoors it stopped growing and eventually died. I did realize I needed 2 more months for a cannabis plant to mature but I did not have that time.

Now some of my seeds are in the ground, two full months earlier than last year?s experiment.

I truly hope to succeed this year!