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Blackberry (Fastbuds)+ Quantum Boards

7
62
46
1882
8 months ago
VEG
LED / 240W
Light
FLO
LED / 480W
Light
Flairform
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
SoG
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Strain
FastBuds - Blackberry
Blackberry
FastBuds

Growing it

Hard

Resistance

Neutral

The Outcome
Week
12
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
478
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
16.86
oz
g
Bud dry weight
Harvested
7 plants
Number of plants harvested
Light
480 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
1.4
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
15.07
ft²
Grow Room size
0.01
ounce /watt/plant
1.12
ounce/ft²
2.41
ounce /plant
31.85
watt/ft²
0.46
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Berries
Fruity
Sweet
Feels like
100% Sativa
0% Indica

Positive effects

Creative
Happy
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry mouth
Nutrients

Harvested on Day 86.

Harvest ultimately came out at 478g, so an average of 68g per plant from 7 plants. It would have been 9 plants but 2 of them were stunted dwarves and I removed them early on in the grow. Overall I'm not super impressed with the yield, some of the plants were great, but several were pretty spindly. I'm not entirely sure if it was the strain, or my growing. This strain really wanted a low nutrient level, and I think I overfed them during the first half of their lives, so who knows..

However, the bud itself is probably one of my favourite strains so far, the stone is really enjoyable, and doesn't give me any anxiety. Its a really pleasant, yet strong, indica type stone, and I would like to revisit this strain in the future. Although, seeing as Fastbuds have just released a new purple strain which is apparently more stable I'll probably go for that one instead.

Overall, the yield and variability was a bit of a let-down for a Fastbuds strain (it could have been my growing skills however), but the quality of the bud itself was top shelf.

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Comments
TheSweetScience
TheSweetScience week 12

Nearing the end of my grow with this strain, growing 4 of these and I must say, these plants are very picky, they either are too sensitive to a certain nute or require way more so I had to make separate feeds for each plant at one point which got annoying growing in CoCo since I am feeding often which means I have to make feeds often.

Going to drop down to 3 plants and do two more grows after but next strain I am going to grow is the pineapple express from them, I have a few seeds that I am yet to try of it and hopefully they are more stable.

The smell is AMAZING though and they look amazing (the ones I am growing) but these plants all have had an issue which tells me the genetics aren't as stable as they could be.

TheSweetScience
TheSweetScience

@ProfessorSkiSlopes, Yeah when purple lemonade was coming out I saw it in my email and it was available for pre order and now it's officially out but I am awaiting reviews and diaries to see what the end result looks like, it looks way more dense so it is somethnig I would definitely be open to trying because I love genetics that give you dense buds. If they come out with a purple punch I would love to know what the lineage of the genetics are that they are using too because that could be interesting.

I have about a week and a couple of days before I stop feeding and I can just start prepping for harvest, my buds are fairly dense and some plants just thickened out way more but overall they all fattened up nicely and I can't wait.

The WstCoast OG actually caught my eye because of the look of the bud, the density and the high so I hope it goes well for you! I'm gonna do 3 pineapple express next and after that I can do two more grows with 3 plants each of blackberry (not in the mood to do 4 at a time in case I have to make 4 feeds, I rather just do it for 3 plants if anything lol) or I'll grab some new genetics.

So many fastbuds strains I want to try but I also want to give Dutch Passion a shot too and get a Durban Poison auto going.

ProfessorSkiSlopes
ProfessorSkiSlopes

@TheSweetScience, Yep, pretty much my thoughts exactly. The Blackberry definitely needed way, way less nutrient strength than any other fastbuds strain I've grown, the run-offs were high for the first month and I only used 25% strength. I think this probably was a big factor in the large number of low yielding plants. But that said, the buds were absolutely first class. I had several people say these were simply the best buds they had ever smoked and that's with over ten years of experience. I personally found the Kush indica stone to be the nicest, low anxiety, happy stone and I would happily smoke it always, excepting for its troublesome growing requirements. I am planning to do an WestCoast OG tent next, that has the same Kush lineage as blackberry, and sounds like hopefully a similar stone with more consistent genetics/yield. I see fastbuds just released a new purple strain (purple lemonade), looks like they knew Blackberry was inferior and have been working for awhile to create a replacement. I also saw on another seedbank site that they are expecting a strain called Purple Punch from fastbuds this year as well.