News Joint Grow Journal 2.0: Five Signature Strains is back with a new spotlight entry for PuTang by Mass Medical Strains. We left off my last PuTang entry ready to top the plant to keep control of the height. After topping, every day I started low stress training the branches with my fingers, and I have to admit I have never smelled a better stem rub on a plant before. I could not get enough.
Early on, the aroma stuck to my fingertips was sweet orange rind. Each time I pinched and bent out a branch I smelled my fingertips. Other than that, I let plant grow. I quickly learned that PuTang did not need as much water as the other plants.
Closing in on the flip date, PuTang added grape menthol to the sweet orange rind, which fascinated me even more. I flipped the plant December 5 and kept the same daily LST schedule. I added Lotus Nutrients to the water, balanced the pH levels, and watered the plant about a liter every four days. Overall, the plant was low maintenance.
Three weeks after the flip date, I pruned the plant and cracked the stems back and forth. After a few days of recovery, I started LST again. After a few weeks, the developing buds showed that I had the “green” (not purple) phenotype of PuTang.
PuTang’s aroma became heavier and heavier as the buds developed. I couldn’t help but wonder how an entire field of this plant would smell and that non-weed smokers probably would not even guess cannabis if you gave them a blind sniff. The orange aroma became crisper and less sweet and a heavier grape menthol aroma added to the sell later in the flowering stage.
Late in the flowering stage, I plucked a small bud off a bottom branch and a couple days later smoked it. I knew right then that PuTang had the potential to be a top three favorite terpene profile for fruity Work Sativa strains.
Of course, I tried a bud of the other four Signature Strains (Tenzin Kush #4 x Hazy Kush by Green Bodhi, Jilly Bean by MzJill Genetics, , Peanut Butter Cookies by Tastebudz, Strawberry Cough by Kyle Kushman). But the PuTang had the best straight-off-the-branch pre-cure flavor I’ve tried. The flavor matched the aroma with sweet orange rind and sour grape menthol.
In the next installment of the PuTang journal entry, I will chop, dry, and cure for the final product. Where will PuTang fall as one of my favorite strains?
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