The genetics of this strain is a cross of Lemon Skunk and Three In the Pink. There are three main terpenes listed on weedmaps: Caryophyllene, Limonene and Humulene. I didn’t have a lot of knowledge of Humulene. In research I found that it was previously classified as Caryophyllene because it is almost always found with high Caryophyllene dominate strains. Skunk Shocker is a well balanced 50/50 hybrid. I did find a seed but we’ll just add it to the seed bank in case Arkansas ever legalizes the right to grow.
The cure rates 8 out of 10. Under magnification, the tricombs are mostly opaque with respectable amber head here or there and a few clear. Im pressed with the quality of the cure but there is the seed I found that will deduct a point
The effect rates 8 out of 10. I made sure to have this sample as the first medication of the day, so I would be sober and hurting. I got little body effect, maybe lowering my chronic and muscle pain by one level on the pain scale. It didn’t relieve my nerve pain at all. It did lift my brain fog and cleared my sinuses.
Island Sweet Skunk from Next Generation Seeds
This is a question for Tim Alchimia in particular and anyone else in general. I am doing my own research for an article on the very first "Hybrid"? By 'Hybrid' I specifically mean the very first strain crossing sativa landraces with 'Afghani' in California, sometime during the late 60s early 70s. "G-13" is certainly a top contender but I am looking for any other contenders.
Tim Alchimia 2021-08-16
Hi, thanks for your comment and question. I’m no cannabis historian but everything I’ve read points to the first hybrid being Skunk, as a cross between Colombian Gold and an Afghan Indica. For obvious reasons, the true history of these varieties and their creation is clouded with many inaccuracies, mistruths and contradictions, but one name that comes up a few times (apart from Skunkman Sam, of course) is that of “Jingles”, who some claim created this first hybrid in 1969 before passing it on to the Sacred Seeds collective, who later added Acapulco Gold to Skunk’s genetic mix. I’m afraid that’s the best I can do, I hope you have success in fitting the pieces together, please let us know how you get on! Best wishes and happy growing!
The Origins of Diesel
We could literally find hundreds of strains developed from Skunk genetics, or at least with Skunk genes in their gene pool.