Tombstone: Triangle Kush x Stardawg
Tombstone combines Triangle Kush with Stardawg to create fantastic new phenotypes with all TK’s potency and Stardawg’s massive, sturdy structure. Many of Tombstone’s most prominent phenotypes display fantastic reds and purples upon finish, though some take on the bright-green color most typical of common Indica varieties.
Tombstone cannabis is an excellent flower choice for anyone looking for genetics with mouth-watering flavor and hard-hitting potency. Her most common flavor characteristics include berry, pine, spice, and sour lemons. Indeed, this flavorful cultivar is the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys the taste of OG Kush with hints of fruity citrus on the side.
Growing Tombstone is easy for a relatively experienced grower. Notably, there will be some stretch in the first few weeks of flower. Growers should control growth with a trellis net or staking to improve light penetration and airflow and support the soon-to-be massive flowers.
It’s important to note that though branches grow thin, buds thicken quickly. As such, proper support is crucial for the plant to withstand the weight of its bulky buds. However, with the proper tools and training tactics, Tombstone will produce massive colas quickly and enthusiastically. As the colas begin to stack resin-soaked flowers, the extra effort will return tenfold.
Lineage: Triangle Kush x Stardawg
Tombstone is a reliable breed, hailing from the notoriously strong genetics of Triangle Kush and Stardawg. These dependable performers combine potency, weight, and flavor to create Tombstone, a hard-hitting Sativa hybrid that’ll knock-em-dead then have them coming back for more.
Triangle Kush is a Florida-born strain and one of the most famous cuts on earth. This championed clone-only variety is notorious for her absolutely insane aroma and potency. This cut became popular in the mid-1990s throughout Florida and quickly exploded into one of this culture’s most desired strains.
Triangle Kush earns its name from the three Florida cities that produce the most cannabis in Florida: Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami. To be clear, whereas Emerald Triangle is a popular East Coast cannabis strain, Triangle Kush holds equivalent ranking in Florida.
As a Sativa-dominant variety, Triangle Kush colors will vary significantly based on phenotype. Whereas some are bright green, tinged with fiery orange hairs, others develop deeper accessory coloring that may include shades of blue, purple, or red. Buds develop densely along the length of the thin to medium-sized stems, resulting in more popcorn-type nugs rather than massive colas that are characteristic of many Indica varieties.
Her exclusivity indeed makes her a coveted find. Of course, it is easy to see why she is so popular, given her intense flavor and potent cannabinoid levels. Those who consume Triangle Kush will quickly realize why she is so highly prized. The odor of the massive buds is powerful, the bag appeal is captivating, and the effects are dizzying (literally and figuratively!).
Triangle Kush Qualities
Many who suffer from chronic pain or insomnia prefer to consume Triangle Kush medicinally. The Triangle Kush cultivar delivers a very relaxing and euphoric effect that quickly eases pain and heightens mood. Though the inhale is initially bitter, the sweet-and-sour finish complements it well, lingering long after the smoke session ceases. The smoke is smooth and pleasant (provided it’s received a proper cure), and the flavor well-received among most cannabis consumers.
With more than 20 percent THC on average, Triangle Kush tends to hit users hard and fast. Sensations alter following the first inhale, beginning with heat behind the eyes followed by a gentle numb washing over the body. Though pain generally dulls after consuming Triangle Kush, limbs can become heavy, prompting many to use the experience to relax and unwind after work or a particularly stressful situation. However, some users also note an uptick in creativity, largely due to her Sativa leaning and profound limonene and pinene presence.
Those who want to kick back on the couch and unwind after a long day at work will experience just that upon Tombstone consumption. The Triangle Kush variety is indeed something special to have in the garden and watch progress through the flowering stage.
Triangle Kush grows well in many environments but may require support to reach her fullest potential. Expect quick germination and vigorous growth within the first few weeks.
The Greenpoint Seeds Stardawg stud is a prize cut from the world-famous Stardawg lineage. It comes from popular parents Chemdawg 4 (a.k.a. Chem 4) and Tres Dawg, both of which lend their citrusy-fuel flavor and vigorous growth to their lineage. Prized for its stability, potency, and genetic predictability, Stardawg is a key ingredient in some of our most sought-after strains. Indeed, everything Stardawg touches benefits from its genetic contribution. Our long line of Stardawg genetics (and the rave reviews they receive) proves that it’s true.
Stardawg is a Sativa-heavy hybrid that packs intense flavors of diesel and earth. As such, it creates a sort of “rubber-meets-the-road” type of experience in both flavor and effects. The aroma is earthy and musky and adds a distinct Truck Stop tinge to the air. The teardrop-shaped nugs display contrasting colors of bright green and rusty orange that weave deep into the flowers. Buds are often very dense and require a grinder for a smooth, easy smoke session.
Stawdawg is an uplifting cannabis variety that will melt away pain and stress and leave the user feeling motivated and conversational. The resinous trichomes take effect quickly when smoked, beginning as a head high followed by a gentle tingling sensation throughout the body.
Many users prefer to microdose Stardawg by taking a single hit or two before attending to other daily tasks. Running errands, spending time with friends, or even heading to work are all reasonable activities to engage in after Stardawg consumption.
Medically speaking, Stardawg can help relieve digestive issues and stimulate appetite, making it an excellent option for those who need to gain weight and maintain healthy energy levels. It may also help dull pain and improve mood, though its minuscule CBD content makes it less than ideal for most other medical conditions.
Growing Stardawg is easy due to its resilience and relatively simple nutritional requirements. However, she does tend to grow tall and bushy if pruned and trained correctly. Expect medium to high yields when growing Stardawg seeds and genetics.
What to Expect from Tombstone Cannabis
Tombstone features a kaleidoscope of colors ranging from bright greens and yellows to deep purples and reds. Buds densely develop when given a healthy diet, ample light, and sufficient air circulation. Flower surfaces coat themselves with sticky trichomes throughout the flowering stage resulting in glisteningly potent cannabis nugs with to-die-for bag appeal. Tombstone is a common crowd-pleaser thanks to her plump, rounded shape and powerfully pungent perfume.
Tombstone radiates aromas of earth and sweet lemon, though a more discerning nose can often detect notes of fuel, pine, and spice, as well. Its flavor is smooth, beginning as a spicy, hashy palate followed by a sweet, citrus berry and diesel fuel finish. When properly flushed and cured, Tombstone should cause no throat abrasion, thus making it easy – and quite tempting – to continue indulgence well beyond a recommended dose. As such, despite the pleasant flavor and enjoyable smoke, novice users should exercise restraint when consuming Tombstone cannabis flower.
Tombstone Effects and Medicinal Properties
Tombstone is a well-balanced Sativa-dominant hybrid that produces euphoric, stress-free sensations. Though it doesn’t necessarily relieve pain, it does well to mask it given its profound THC level (usually between 18 and 22 percent).
Notably, Tombstone’s effects tend to vary between phenotypes – some pick people up, and others put people down. Slow, controlled consumption is the best practice for familiarizing oneself with the effects of different Tombstone varieties. An easy way to do this is by microdosing cannabis with a single hit, then waiting for a few minutes before proceeding.
When users consume Tombstone in small doses, daily activities are still manageable. In fact, it may even improve experiences like exercise, housework, and errands. On the other hand, extremely high doses may send a person to bed, riddled with either exhaustion or paranoia from the high THC content.
Growing Tombstone at Home
Tombstone seeds often germinate quickly (in as little as a few days) and proliferate rapidly. The strain’s Sativa leaning is very apparent during its vegetative growth stage, stretching a few feet tall within the first few months. As such, growers must control growth from the jump by frequently topping for bushier development and pruning away unproductive branches to promote girth. Growers should also consider adding trellises or other support systems to the grow room before plants begin to flower, as the dense nugs will likely be too heavy for the relatively thin branches.
Notably, a carbon filter is also essential when growing Tombstone indoors. The flowering plants are incredibly aromatic, emitting presumes of lemon, eucalyptus, and diesel fuel. Those operating stealth grows may not be able to contain the scent without the proper equipment, so careful grow room planning is a must.
Tombstone cannabis flowers are ready for harvest when their milky white trichomes begin to age and turn amber. Timing a harvest is largely a matter of preference, though. For example, amber trichomes indicate that the degradation process has begun. Because THC degrades into CBN (a more lethargic cannabinoid), later harvests will result in sleepier weed. Because Tombstone tends to lean Sativa in its effects, a slightly degraded product might be ideal for some people. It is at the discretion of the grower when to harvest Tombstone cannabis buds.
About a week before harvest, growers should flush residual nutrients from their growing medium. This will encourage the plant to process all excess nutrients stored in the leaves, stems, and flowers and ultimately improve the quality of the smoking experience. All that is required to flush cannabis plants is to feed them plain, distilled water (no nutrient tea) one week before they come down. During this same time, growers can begin removing fan leaves to speed the trimming process later
To harvest cannabis, growers should remove branches (or even the whole bush) from the root system. Next, they should trim away the remaining fan leaves using clean trimming or manicure scissors. Toss fan leaves out, add them to a compost pile, or throw them in a smoothy for an extra nutritious snack.
Trimming and Curing Cannabis
To trim cannabis, growers should remove the sugar leaves (the leaves protruding from the cannabis flower that contain cannabinoid-rich trichomes) and shape the buds while leaving them attached to the stems. These sugar leaves are valuable, though, so they shouldn’t end up in the garbage just yet. Instead, growers can use these sugar leaves (i.e. “trim”) to make edibles or infused teas.
Next, growers should hang the bud-filled branches from a node in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. Temps should remain between 60 and 80 degrees Ferinheight, and the humidity should be roughly 50 percent for optimal results.
Those who cannot hang buds can use drying racks instead, frequently rotating to keep buds from going flat on one side.
When branches snap instead of bend, growers should remove buds from branches and place them three-quarters full in a sealable glass jar to begin the curing process (mason jars are great for this). Once or twice daily, growers should open or “burp” jars to release excess moisture. This helps buds dry evenly and slowly by pulling excess water out through the plant’s leaves. Curing helps growers preserve cannabinoids and terpenes, improve flavor, increase the shelf-life, and rid the plant of excess chlorophyll to enhance the overall smoking experience.
The time from harvest to consumption is usually about two to four weeks
Buy Tombstone Cannabis Seeds
Tombstone cannabis seeds produce potent, flavorful buds. The plants grow large and require ample space, nutrients, and support to thrive. Though not necessarily ideal novice growers, Tombstone is a great intermediate-level variety with outstanding results. Indeed, the Tombstone cultivar is an exciting way to add variety to any cannabis garden.
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Grow Credits: sackmastaflex (2017)
Photo Credits: @anthony.louis.lorenz (2017)