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The Grow Room forums; After acquiring a bag of pineapple chunk I decided that I would have to grow this, the smoke was excellent, ...
Barneys Farm - Pineapple Chunk
After acquiring a bag of pineapple chunk I decided that I would have to grow this, the smoke was excellent, just what I was looking for. I looked around here for information on B.F pineapple chunk and there seemed to be a lot of negativity towards this strain. It would seem the information the breeder has stated seems almost false and in particular I have came across many posts complaining about long flowering times, in excess of 100 days and 250-300% stretch. However, despite this I decided to go ahead and buy some seeds as I want to smoke this again I planted two seeds in 50 litre pots of coco and decided that I would SCROG this grow. I vegged for 3 months and when my screen was 50% full I decided to flip to 12/12. Now I have the long thin leaves, It is very nutrient sensitive and just generally looks sativa dom. No problems, however with only 50% of the screen full I eagerly awaited the horrendous 250%+ stretch.....
3 Weeks in and still no stretch. Great. I guess an under vegged screen is better than an over vegged one but after spending so long vegging these trees, its just a little disapointing that I haven't managed to fill my space.
If theres anyone out there who has grown pineapple chunk, Id be interested to know just when your plants started and stopped stretching. And what was the ideal e.c you had yours at. Mine seem to grow best at only 0.8!!! I just don't know wether I'm due a spurt or not
Thanks for the info on the strain. I was set on PC for awhile, and was finally close to pulling the trigger, found the same thing. Almost no info, and all the negativity about multiple low-yielding, low potency phenos just scared me off. I went with Vanilla Kush instead, I really did wanna try out BF, some of their strains look great. 4/5 of them germ'd, all 4 are about a month old and happy as can be. Gonna be scroggin mine too. Keep us updated, do you have a journal?
Originally Posted by timmy84
I did three Pineapple chunk in soil and boy did she stretch, I topped before flowering and the still grew taller than the others I had growing.
I had one go hermie on me so keep a good look at them, I pulled the hermie at week three as it was 30% seeded.
The two that I finished went to 9 weeks and came down with the others, they could have gone 1-2 weeks longer.
The smoke was potent and the bud stunk so bad that I can't leave a joint in the car or it will stink it out (I need to keep it in a small air tight container)
I would like to see pictures if possible?
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Pineapple Chunk - Pics attached
Similar situation to yourself. I normally work from cuttings but a recent house move seen me pack away all the kit and unfortunately start again. I was too impressed with the smoke and potency of pineapple chunk. A real hard hitter, with a very clear head, euphoric yet heavily stoned. Being a night time smoker, this was perfect. The potent skunky smell with a hint of fruit was what sold me. So without hesitation, after our house move was complete, barney's farm pineapple chunk seeds were on their way.
There have been many times that I simply wanted to throw these plants away in the beginning. However, it was the thought of the final product that kept me going. So i took a chill pill and decided I had to nail this strain.
I'll just put out the information that I have learned about pineapple chunk.
600W HPS cooltube
4x4 grow room
Plant Magic coco (70/30 mix clay pebbles)
Plant Magic nutrients:
Hardwater A+B Grow - N 3.4% P 1.9% K 3.4%
Hardwater A+B Bloom - N 4.1% P 2.5% K 3.8%
52 Litre Plastic Tubs
3 Inches of hydroton/clay pebbles at the bottom.
Run to waste.
This strain is not a heavy feeder. I too veg for long periods of time. I have slowly increased my e.c of the nutrient solution and have had her running at 1.5. Growth almost seemed to stop. I then flushed with ph balanced water and then watered with a solution of EC 0.70. Growth resumed. In the early days after germination, I suffered with leaf tip curl, the claw. Too much nitrogen. I back off the nutrients only for slight yellowing to occur. After several weeks i seemed to have dialed in to my grow and the result was an EC of 0.95-1.00. ph 5.8 (VEG) This practically runs on straight tap water for me as my water is very hard at EC 0.68 only adding 5ml of nutrient solution to 10 lires of water. Cheap
For flower I shall push to around 1.6EC and go from there. Ill let you know.
Watering everyday also slowed growth. Signs of over watering never occurred, they were always very healthy but they just seemed to freeze in time and literally do nothing. Watering once a week, 10 litres each pot gives me vigourous and explosive growth. Excellent!!
My screen is 20" above my pots, I prefer long veg times and to grow twice a year with larger yields. However, at 16" all vertical growth seemed to stop, and heavy side branching was occurring. This plant was getting very bushy. I gave her another two weeks and she maybe grew an inch at best, It was the side branches that were taking off. I dropped the screen to 16" and gave her two more weeks and finally she was poking 2" inches above the screen. I decided to give her two more simply to fill the screen a little before flipping. It just wasnt happening. All growth was going on the stem, i mean, its huge. I had pistils all over these plants after around week 4. I finally flipped her to 12/12 around 10-12weeks.
I have had minimal stretch and my screen is so thick with leaves and shoots. Is this strain indica dominant? I would argue so purely because I've battled with sativas in the past. I would not dare veg a mostly sativa strain for any more than 2 weeks, id even be tempted to go 12/12 from seed straight into a screen.
Ill pop out get some pics, and I shall update. Maybe I will fall victim of this rumoured 250% stretch. I have left plenty of room and welcome it.
Learning How To Roll
Learning How To Roll
Those stalks are super chunky!
Looks like u already got ur answer and I'm all soil so I don't know about ec much
But my pc came out excellent. Wry stinky. Very tasty
I harvested at about 9 weeks and it could have gone 2 maybe 3 more like it wanted to finish but just couldn't
The hairs on mine were more pink than orange but buds were the most dense of that whole grow
I got another freebie of It and I'm looking forward to it it did yield the least of all my plants but they were all 12/12 as a freebie experiment I think if u grew out a lot to find a mom and vegged a lil extra it could be nice like it ended up as the tallest Plant next to ones vegged a month
Urs may not stretch? Bc mine stretched the whole time!(12/12 from seed)
ordered from attitude and got a pineapple chunk and well as others,lookin forward to it.i have an eye for hermies and picem off,very few seeds .
Able To Roll A Joint
Able to roll a joint
I can attest to low nutrient requirements and my stretch was only around 50%. between two plants over 40 colas and have had three large branches that were propped up, completely snap. Awesome yield, awesome smell, great taste too. Cross your fingers and hope for the good pheno! definite couch lock indica. Wife is already complaining she needs a daytime smoke
I just finished a freebie Barney's Farm Pineapple Chunk and got about 2 1/2 ozs. You can check out my grow journal. It is a very stink strain to grow so be prepared. At least mine was. This is some top-shelf weed in my opinion without a doubt. All my friends that I have smoked it with has though so too. I have only grown it this 1 time though. I have read alot about PC here on RIU dissing PC, but not me. I really liked this strain and would try it again.
no tellin how much i'll get in my smart pots and canadian soil mix.