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Apricot Candy GrowReport | Paradise Seeds | Finest Quality, Original Genetics

Grow Report: Apricot Candy

Cookies for the Dragon: Monstrously good!

Apricot Candy is a dessert strain sativa for the connoisseur which hits high notes across the board! A cross between classic Paradise strain Dutch Dragon and new generation crowd pleaser, Thin Mint Cookies, this one’s a real sweet treat!  Silky smooth (with layers of apricot, apple and vanilla flavor), super strong (+ 20% THC) and excessively resinous in a way that many Cali strains aren’t. We know you’re going to love this one! 

Germination and Vegetative Stage

The two fem seeds sown popped within 2.5 days by the Doc, seedlings soon displayed vigorous growth and branched out very early, having formed a richly branched solid scaffold at the end of the three weeks veg stage, perfect for carrying big heavy buds later on. Relatively narrow-fingered shade leaves appeared, expressing the not inconsiderable sativa heritage of Apricot Candy. When he switched to flowering, The Doc read heights of 30 and 33 cm off the measuring tape.

Flowering Stage

It was obviously the sativa genes of Dutch Dragon that lead to a strong propensity to stretch, with both plants tripling in height in the first four weeks of flowering.

In terms of flower structure though, the strain’s genetic indica impulse won through -at an early stage already, The Doc knew that the buds would assume a chubby shape. 

Not long and resin production started with a kind of vengeance that deeply impressed The Doc: “On both plants, resin is spilling out in vast amounts, submerging the entire buds in massive trichome layers.” 

The two head buds hastened up and away, being encircled by 10 and 12, respectively, side tops further down. He was taken with the smell of this new Paradise plant as it pronounced a very complex, multi-layer sort of aroma: a mellifluous sweet fruitiness reminiscent of a fruit basket filled with apricots, figs and apples, blended with spicy-woody notes of pine, cedar or thuja.

In the last three weeks of flowering, the two Apricot Candy specimens resorted to the paint pot and coloured their calyxes and flower leaves reddish, dark violet to blueish which further added to their attractiveness. Also because through this, those immensely frosty white resin gland coatings contrasted to the max. After almost precisely nine weeks (62 and 64 days), the blooming show was over. 

Final Apricot Candy heights were 92cm and 104cm. 

Harvest Yield

103 and 113 grams.

Smell and Smoke Report

With their awesome crystalline appearance looking like shock-frosted, the dried buds were able to rival the best Californian West Coast produce. And gave off that unmistakable intense fragrance of a sweet fruit potpourri seasoned with different spices with a strong hint of dried apricots. 

With the usual test amount of 0.5 grams in the filling chamber of his Mighty vaporizer, The Doc was ready for his first Apricot Candy taste and effect experience. Almost as savoury-sweet and full-bodied as a spiced cake with dried fruits – Apricot Candy set its own unique flavor mark. 

After he had taken two more draws and was still feasting on that yummy taste, he felt a strongly stimulating ascent of euphoria, as if the Cookie Dragon’s mighty breath had blown over him and provided him with mental tailwind. An initial invigorating sativa kick without an unpleasantly accelerated heartbeat that lasted about half an hour until the energy curve began to level off. So that The Doc, still in a sunny state of mind, started to sense the chilly side of Apricot Candy through getting cozy, completely relaxed bodily feelings.

The verdict

These two outstanding varieties have been amalgamated into a monstrously good new strain, the cookies diet has pushed the Dutch Dragon to new heights of performance. Definitely a most valuable new addition to the Paradise strain library!

Cultivation data: 

Genetics 46R (Dutch Dragon x Thin Mint Cookies.)
Vegetative stage three weeks (after germination)
Flowering stage 62 + 64 days 
Medium Plagron Grow Mix soil, 11 litre pots 
pH 6.2-6.6 
EC 1.2–1.8 mS
Light up to 7 x SANlight Q6W = 1505 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, Humin Säure Plus, Big Fruits, Fast Buds and Clean Fruits from Green Buzz Liquids
Tools CleanLight Pro for mould prevention
Height 92 and 104 cm
Yield 103 and 113 grams
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