The Quest For The Old Skunky Afghani

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Aladdin.khalifa, Dec 5, 2018.

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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Hello Rollitupers:bigjoint:!

    I got some Afghani beans coming from northern Afghanistan. It's a pure landrace so we can expect a lot of diversity.
    These plants are said to have extremely broad leaves and a wide array of smells and flavors including that old road kill skunky smell. This is what I'm after.. :razz:

    The goal is to do a selection and find some outliers. I'm hoping to find some of these old school skunky phenos but if there are some other, super unique phenos, that could be interesting too...

    Ultimately, I would like to stabilize a great, unique smell/taste so that it will breed true for that trait.


    3-day-old sprouts
    Northern Afghanistan.JPG

    If some of you guys want to come along for the ride, I'd be more than happy! ;-)
     
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    wizard cabbage

    wizard cabbage Active Member

    Cool straight form Afghanistan hope there the bomb . That area of the world have produced some great genetics.
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Hope so too. There are many different landraces (BLD and NLD) in Afghanistan but they are all used for hash-making.

    I'll flip them into flower pretty soon
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    May I ask where you got the seeds?
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Not from a breeder but from a landrace collector. He told me that the seeds hadn't gone thru any selection process.
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    Amazing...best of luck on this :)
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Thank you man! I'll transplant them today and post some new pictures tomorrow
     
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    mr_c

    mr_c Member

    @Aladdin.khalifa - that teaser pic is looking great for 3 days in! How many beans did you pop? Definitely going to watch your grow!
     
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    mr_c

    mr_c Member

    @Aladdin.khalifa - that teaser pic is looking great for 3 days in! How many beans did you pop? Definitely going to watch your grow!
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Here are the seedlings 8 days after germination.
    They were transplanted yesterday from the seedling tray they were in to some opaque plastic cups. So far so good. Most of them are vigorous. What surprises me is how dark the leaves are! :shock:

    They are growing in some biobizz light mix and have not been fed yet. For now they are growing under T5 but they will be under a 600w HPS as soon as I flip them to 12/12.

    I'm planning on flipping them to flower in 4 to 6 days since the goal is only to find some great phenos no to grow out some big plants. They could be growing faster in a hydro setup but I believe that growing them organically is better for the selection process (Smell and Taste-wise).



    Balkh upper view.JPG 2 balkh seedlings.JPG Balkh profile.JPG
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Thanks brother! I wish I could only grow a few plants but unfortunately, you have to run a descent number of plants to find some outliers. Most of them will be culled and thrown away at some point during the selection.. :(
     
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    beacher

    beacher Member

    Cool thread! Just a question, I always thought being an IBL meant that the strain was true breeding? Wouldn't that mean you should expect less diversity?

    Just curious...look forward to seeing how these rare beauties turn out!
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Member

    I got 20 from northern Afghanistan back in August have some in flower now.
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Thank you man! Yes you are right! If you select some plants for the same traits over many generations, at some point the offspring will breed true for these trait. (Meaning they will be homozygous for the genes that code for these traits). Thus, the diversity and variability go down and all the plants start looking more and more like each other.

    The Afghans I'm working with are not IBL. It's a landrace strain with a lot of genetic diversity and the goal is to do a thorough selection process in order to lock in specific traits. (:
     
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    Aladdin.khalifa

    Aladdin.khalifa Member

    Awesome dude! You can post a pic on this thread if you want so we can see how they compare. Where are the seeds from?

    The ones I'm growing right now are from the Balkh Province.
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    Can we see those?
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Member

    Yup when I get a pic.
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Member

    It’s a drinker I used 3gallon pots and I have to water daily I left it dry out a few times not realizing that it’s a nutrient hog it gets tall too the taller one to the left is one too I didn’t let her dry out as much it’s only 3 weeks in C6324B68-8FEB-46F9-AC9E-7DE2E39476BE.jpeg
     
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    Seymour Green

    Seymour Green Member

    I'm wishing you much success. I would love for somebody to isolate the rks traits already lol!
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Member

    This one is going in flower room tonight same batch of seeds 84B14A65-92A0-4C87-9168-9BE7879706AE.jpeg
     

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