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australian bastard cannabis seeds

Australian bastard cannabis seeds

I think the leaves are beautiful

The flowers of ABC plants stay small and aren’t particularly potent, but the breeding possibilities for stealth strains are intriguing. Auto-flowering strains originated from the wild hemp Ruderalis plants that naturally grow around Siberia, yet now offer a huge range of high-THC versions after extensive breeding. There’s no reason ABC plants couldn’t also be hybridized to grow big high-THC buds.

The leaves from an ABC plant make ducksfoot strains look like normal cannabis plants!

More Pictures of ABC plants by Painted Forest Farms

I would love to grow one of these as a houseplant. Hidden in plain sight. For true lovers of the growing process!

Did you know? Cannabis is an extremely successful plant species ever and grows all over the world. Wild hemp plants have been found naturally growing on every continent except Antarctica.

Note for breeders: The ABC leaf trait is recessive. That means a plant must receive the ABC trait from both parents for the trait to appear in the offspring. If you cross a pure ABC plant with a standard high-THC cannabis strain, chances are that every single plant of the first generation (F1) hybrids will have “regular” cannabis leaves (because the ABC trait is recessive). However, each of the F1 plants has one copy of the ABC genetic trait from their ABC parent, which means if you breed the F1 plants together, a percentage of the F2 hybrids will show the ABC characteristic. These can continue to be crossed and backcrossed with high-THC plants to retain the ABC leaf trait while improving the resulting flowers and yields over time. I made a quick explanation of recessive vs dominant traits as it relates to cannabis breeding if you’re interested in learning more.

Talk about an interesting mutation! The folks at Painted Forest Farms have been breeding cannabis strains with unique characteristics that almost look like a clover. They generously allowed us to repost their pictures with credit.

This wild hemp strain is originally from Australia and is sometimes called the ABC strain or Australian Bastard Cannabis. These plants naturally grow all over Australia.

ABC shows a specific leaf mutation that instead of the classic leaves with serrated leaflets form shiny and tiny palmate leaves that have an irregular shape and size, some even resembling imparipinnate leaves. Compact height, with many thin flexible branches, it grows very densely. ABC shows resistance to adverse conditions, especially resistance to night temperature drops. In cold weather, the buds turn slightly purple. Australian bastard cannabis is a vital sativa greatly affected by its unusual mutation, which has been shown to be adaptive to the inhospitable conditions of the east coast of Australia.

Strain: ABC (Australian Bastard Cannabis)
Region:New South Wales
Latitude: grown at 49° N
Height: 1 to 1.80 metres
Vegetative: 16 – 18 weeks
Flowering: 13 – 14 weeks
Harvest: December at latitude 49°N
Aromas: lemon, slightly floral, slightly spicy, hash, rubber
Effects: mild sativa high, active, stimulating
Grow type: Outdoors, indoor
Characteristics: purple buds, palmate leaves, thin flexible branches, cold resistant,

A certain percentage of the seeds usually does not germinate immediately after soaking and it is necessary to use the method of hydrogen peroxide or, as a last resort, even cracking the husk open. After such an intervention, most dormant seeds always germinate. It is not uncommon for dormant seeds to germinate during the following season. Seedlings do not produce massive leaves like classical cannabis as they do not have such a large leaf area for photosynthesis and the initial growth is slower.
After 40 days from germination, it reaches about 35 centimeters in suitable conditions, the growth accelerates further as the leaf area gets larger.

Some phenotypes produce rather large shrubs without the typical central apical bud and remain low, while growing to the sides. Phenotypes with a classic structure can reach a height of 2 meters. ABC creates flexible branches that can withstand even strong winds.Due to the specific structure of the leaves, ABC is highly resistant to drought and low night temperatures. If we do not count the disadvantages in the initial stages of growth, ABC is very vital, despite the smaller leaf size, it does not suffer from diseases or pests.