Genetics: Reina Madre x Diesel x Afghan / Hawaiian
Flowering: 60-65 days
I’m a big fan of Spain’s Reggae Seeds, not only because I listen to the same genre of music as they do (along with every other self respecting stoner!) but because their strains are always amazing looking. It’s some dedication not only to name your company after the music you love, but to make your plants express the colors of that music too – and almost all Reggae Seeds strains express beautiful red, green and yellow colorings that go beyond belief! Beauty is not the only goal for this company though, and their original strains are as hard hitting as they are attractive. Juanita La Lagrimosa, which translates as Juanita’ Tear, is no different, and with Mexican and Afghani landrace genetics, the high is a special one indeed. These plants were bred into each other and the crossed with Reina Madre, also known as Queen Mother, bringing a whole other regal level of quality to an already fantastic plant. There is no question that this is a sativa dominant strain, with the young plants showing that typical sativa growth pattern right from the beginning. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the stalks, as they need to be strong for when the flowering period rolls around. Vibrating the stalks between your index and first finger regularly can help strengthen them. Flowering indoors should last around 60-65 days, and if you’re growing outdoors you can expect to harvest around the first two weeks of October. An indoor grow can bring around 500 grams per square yard of grow space when fully finished. As with most sativas, you can get the most bang for your buck if you grow outdoors and let the plant get fairly massive, with the final yield being anywhere from 700 grams to a solid one kilogram per square yard of outdoor grow space. Yep, you can read that part again, if you like. This is a relatively easy plant to grow, especially outdoors, and in fact the biggest problem you’ll face is likely to be finding somewhere big enough to dry such a massive harvest. The fully cured buds of Juanita La Lagrimosa are not only a treat to look at but are also a treat to smell; the citrusy, pine scent will leave you drooling from the mouth and weirdly hungry. Try not to eat the buds though, they’re much better smoked – and trust me, I’ve tried both. The resulting experience will be a very, very clear social high that sets your mind on Warp Factor 7 and doesn’t stop ’til you’re at the other side of the galaxy far, far away. This might sound fantastic, but hitchhiking home is a nightmare. Don’t panic though, just have another bowl.