Genetics: Greek Cretan domesticate drug cultivar
Purpose: Bud and hash
Elevation: 400 – 500 m.a.s.l.
Height: 3 – 4 meters in optimal conditions in natural outdoor environment
Flowering: 11-12 weeks. Flowering starts early August in Greece
Regional Harvest: mid-end of October outdoor in Greece
Yield: 500-600 of dried flowers per plant (outdoor)
THC levels: moderate levels of THC 14-18%
Taste: Hashy, herbal
High: intense, calming,long lasting with slight body effect
Characteristics: light green flowers,neither compact nor airy. Some phenos show vivid red pistils on flowers
Grow type: Outdoor, greenhouse, indoors
The Cretan is another classic and legendary landrace strain from Greece, seeds from these domesticated plants were collected in the early 90’s from the mountainous region of Rethimno on the island of Crete. Cretan is a cultivar that locals cultivated for bud production, not hash, although it has many characteristics of the hash plant family: it’s a fast flowering sativa (also closer to a NLD) with incredible mix of terpenes and amazing effects.
This line thanks to the oldschool genetic profile shows a similar quality of effects such as other Greek cultivars, like Kalamata Red, energetic and creative in small doses but when used repeatedly can become very intense, calming, mildly trippy, like very small doses of psilocybin mushrooms. You will be feeling full of happiness and it will be long lasting and with a slight body effect at the end.
The aromas and taste are herbal, hashy, woody, like eucalyptus, helichrysum, turmeric and dittany. Cretan doesn’t stretch like a pure sativa although it can reach 3-4 metres max with strong branching and ideal short internodal spacing. It finishes around mid-end of October outdoors in Crete with a flowering of 11-12weeks.
These plants have (been) acclimatized for many years to the harsh environmental conditions of mountainous regions in Crete, such as very hot summer days (40°-45° Celsius )and strong winds,at 400-500 metres above sea level. Old Cretan farmers were growing on rocky slopes, to avoid police helicopters, so plants learnt to survive all alone, growing almost wild in rocky soil, with very little watering, no use of fertilizers and harsh environmental conditions.
Guerilla growing techniques by the local growers result in a cultivar showing extremely vigorous individuals that could cope extremely well under many different environmental stresses. Crete has very long tradition in guerilla cannabis growing and it’s a big honour for us that we finally succeeded in preserving and releasing this great, legendary and unique cultivar from the 90’s.
Please note: There are two different versions of the Cretan. One shorter flowering and the other longer flowering. This line is the shorter flowering one (usually 11-12 weeks)
Here’s Cretan DNA analysis results. A very rare genotype with no relatives. Landrace dominance for the genetic profile.
Note: These seeds have been reproduced indoors (from the original stock) using as many individuals as possible