This was a freebie auto included in my Seedsman order. She was a bit temperamental up until she entered full flowering and always had a harder time taking nutrients compared to the other 3 plants from 2 different breeders. She is picky about her temperatures! Too cold and she'll droop, too hot and she'll droop; nothing seemed to be wrong when she did this -- just difficult I suppose. However, once she hit flowering, she became my biggest yielder by far and that's when she took her big strides. She started handling nutes like a champ. Her top buds on her branches were rock hard and coated in frost, they got too heavy so I had to use 1-3 bamboo rods per cola to keep them from completely breaking off. Unfortunately, this plant had some problems with bud rot and mold towards the end of flowering and I ended up losing about another ounce of top buds that were infested. Seems like the last 2 to finish really got screwed in flowering because of an extended power outage (colder temps and higher humidity) and sub-par airflow. At least I learned some lessons to take with me going forward.
Not sure how much of the difficulty with this plant was due to poor genetics and how much of it was due to my lack of experience. Her trichomes never even got past 50% milky/clear by day 104. Maybe she stunted?
Ripley''s OG ended up being some fantastic smoke. She grew to just over 2 feet tall with some light LST in a 5 gallon SmartPot. The main cola was a giant bud the size of a large coffee mug. There were 4 or 5 other side branches that produced similarly thick buds. She seemed to be a little more sensitive to pH fluctuations and feeds than her siblings from different breeders. Her finished flowers produce noticeably more kief when ground than I have seen from most other strains I''ve tried. She has a unique flavor that I can''t really describe -- almost like a sweet tea.