It seems like the most challenging strains are also the most rewarding. Chocolope took well to LST and started frosting out extremely early. Her funk was unmatched until mid to late flower. But she did not like the supersoil. At some points she was dying out so fast that I was worried about her stress herming on me. In the end, all that energy got pumped into terps and flavs. Her smell is INSANE...graham crackers and burnt toast. Sweet flavor where the chocolately aroma really comes out. And the high is the raciest I've had in a long time.
I've heard DNA does good work and this was my first try with DNA. I can assure you it won't be the last!
I really feel bad for the HSO Purple Trainwreck, rating her #4 out of the 4 HSO strains grown and #5 out of the 6 overall. She's got the yield, she's got the DENSEST of all the buds. She's got the weirdest baco-bits mixed with baby powder smell, that at first is alarming, but endearing in its uniqueness. And she does hit like a train, fell asleep to this the other night :) She just happened to be up against some tough competition with these other strains!
The PT stands well on her own. If you're looking for an indica with a different flavor profile but a nice couchlock effect, this would be a good place to look. She does awesome with LST and grows thick hardy buds. But when lined up against all the other HSO greatness I've grown, she's just the last of this bunch. Don't let that stop you from trying and deciding for yourself!
I would rate the Skunk #1 6 out of the 6 plants grown. One of her greatest qualities is her insane likeness to doublemint gum with as touch of pepper, a scent and flavor that has carried on from flower through to the cure. She's pleasant to smoke and remind me of old school, a very relacing high. Thast being said, she isn't the most potent compared to the others, likely the least, and the high is short-lived. As well, she grew so thick in veg, almost feral, that I worried about extreme molding throughout the grow, but luckily was well ventilated enough to avoid it. For a freebie I'm pleased, and if there are better phenos to be found she might be worth growing again. If anything it was nice for the exerience.