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El Dorado OG was released in the spring of 2020. Key features of this indica dominant strain include its intense bouquet and extreme resin production which quickly earned this plant the nickname of ‘The Trichome Bomb.’ The genetics are a blend of classic Kush and Thin Mint GSC. 

Germination and Vegetative Stage

Two seeds were germinated and planted in a soil mix, breaking the surface within 3 days. The early veg stage was characterized by rapid growth and great uniformity. The Kush genetics produced stocky and bushy plants and the solid branch structure was covered in medium wide dark green leaves. At the end of the veg stage (4 weeks), the heights of the two plants were 32cm and 34cm.Grow Report El Dorado OG

Flowering Stage

Within 4 weeks of switching to flowering, the El Dorado OG plants stretched significantly, basically doubling in height; the main stem shooting up through the middle, surrounded by a plateau of numerous lateral branches below.

This trend continued and, after four weeks in flowering, the evenly distributed lateral branches were showing a multitude of tight packed calyxes upon which dense flower clusters. There was already an indication of the over productive nature of this plant, in relation to its oozing resin production. As the plants approached harvest the development of the tops was most impressive, those excessive resin glands pumping so frosty they looked like a snow scene with intensely orange pistils.

These changes were accompanied by a smell so strong that it could be described as penetrating. The highly odorous scent was a terpene swirl of wood, heavy earth and pine needles with a hint of sweet lemon - the plants definitely showing their Kush lineage. 

Harvested after nine weeks of flowering, the plants were 74cm and 85cm in height.

Harvest Yield

The combined yield of these two plants was an impressive 193 grams.

Smell and Smoke Report

Dried and cured, the smell had retained its incredibly potent scent, with the earth-pine-lemon character now infused with a note of fuel. To test El Dorado OG, half a gram was mixed with a pinch of tobacco and rolled into a joint. The initial hit confirmed that combination of flavors with a spicy taste of concentrated pine and lemon. A faint bitterness, not unpleasant, added an extra dimension to the complex taste.

Verdict

El Dorado OG has its own character - intensely aromatic and intensely resinous An excellent addition to the Paradise Seeds stable, this is an indica that sits well in this trio of new strains. 

Cultivation data:

Genetics

El Dorado OG (indica dominant)

Vegetative stage

four weeks (after germination)

Flowering stage

63 days / 60 days in general

Medium

Plagron Grow Mix soil, 11 litre pots 

pH

6.2-6.6 

EC

1.2–1.8 mS

Light

up to 12 x SANlight S4W = 1680 watts

Temperature

19-28°C 

Air humidity

40-60%

Watering

By hand

Fertilisation

Organic Bloom Liquid + Organic More PK from Green Buzz Liquids

Additives/stimulants

Living Organics, More Roots, HuminSäure Plus, Big Fruits, Fast Buds and CleanFruits from Green Buzz Liquids

Tools

CleanLight Pro for mould prevention

Height

74and 85 cm

Yield

together, 193 grams