CRIMEA (RUSSIA)

Genetics: Pure Crimean Landrace – (Semi Auto-flowering Sativa)
Sourcing: Sourced by Russian Landrace Bureau in Crimea
Latitude: 44°N
Harvest: Mid-late August to first week of September
Height: 1.5 – 4 metres
Aromas. Fresh flowers, pineapple, woody scents, light pepper, nutty, sweet spice. Very strong pungent aroma
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or Indoors
Characteristics: Early flowering, cold, powdery mildew and high wind resistant, purple & black phenos, CBD

These seeds have been hand picked from wild plants on the lower mountain slopes of Mount Roman-Kosh growing in Chernozem a fertile black soil rich in humus, with a lighter lime-rich layer beneath.
Many different phenotypes were selected from small bushy to big tall plants. Color ranges from purple, black to all shades of green. Smell like fresh flowers, pineapple, and woody scents like Moroccan and Lebanese cannabis, this plant needs to be cured for long period before smoke (3-4 month or more) for best smooth taste.

These were gathered at 44°n latitude. The leaves were dominantly narrow, thin and heavily serrated. It flowers in July in its original place. This early flowering characteristic makes this strain  an excellent tool in the hands of skilled breeders. Explosive growth, resistant to cold, powdery mildew, and high speed winds. Highly biodiverse plants. They begin to flower in early July and end by mid-end August or first week of September at the latest.

*Noteworthy:  It will ripen around Sept. 1st.  Crossing these plants variety with a later flowering variety will predictably cause the resulting hybrid to flower earlier. 56 days from seed to seed

* Soil: Chernozem is a black-colored soil containing a high percentage of humus and high percentages of phosphoric acids, phosphorus, and ammonia. Chernozem is very fertile and can produce high agricultural yields with its high moisture storage capacity.

 

Climate

Crimea’s summers are hot at lower altitudes and warm in the mountains. A subtropical, mediterranean climate dominates the southern coastal regions, is characterized by mild winters and moderately hot, dry summers. The climate is influenced by the Black sea. In July mean temperatures range from 15.4 °C (59.7 °F)

 

Seed Germination suggestions.

First do a peroxide wash in a light solution mix. Next Gently crack the seeds manually either by purchasing a seed cracker or using some sturdy tweezers with serrated tips for grip. After you have cracked them, soak the seeds in cup with a few drops of aloe and after 24 hours transfer them into a wet tissue until you see 1 inch tails or plant them directly to soil. * To prevent excessively fast drying up, cover the tissue with plastic keep at 75 °F (day and night). These seeds are dark and fairly small.

 

Geography

Crimean Republic, Russia. Crimea itself comprises three regions. The first of these, consisting of the northern and central part of Crimea (which constitutes about three-fourths of the peninsula), is made up of a level plain that slopes down gently from south to north. This steppe region is under intensive agricultural cultivation, with winter wheat, corn (maize), potatoes, and sunflowers among the main crops. The climate is dry and continental, and additional water supplies are brought by canal from the Dnieper River at Kakhivka.

The second region, the Kerch Peninsula, thrusts eastward toward the Russian kray (territory) of Krasnodar and consists of low hills rich in iron ore. The mud volcanoes and mineral springs that dot the landscape have given rise to a spa industry that draws both domestic and international tourists. There is steppe vegetation, but large-scale agricultural development has been hindered by the limited availability of suitable soil. A 12-mile- (19-km-) long bridge spans the Kerch Strait, linking Crimea and Russia.

The third region is made up of the alpine fold mountains of the south, which form three chains parallel to the southern coast. These chains of flat-topped limestone blocks, known as the Crimean Mountains, rise successively higher from the north to the south (with steep-faced southern slopes and gentler northern slopes), topping out at 5,069 feet (1,545 metres) at Mount Roman-Kosh. This range drops steeply to the sea, where there is a narrow coastal plain broken by cliffs and headlands. Precipitation in the mountainous belt is significantly greater than elsewhere in Crimea, its average annual rainfall totals exceeding 23 inches (600 mm). The mountains have a luxuriant and varied forest vegetation of oak, beech, hornbeam, maple, and other species, which give way to juniper and meadow grasses at higher elevations. The southern coast, sheltered by the mountains from cold northern air, has a mild Mediterranean climate. Many other plants have been introduced, such as cypress, oleander, almond, and myrtle, together with palms and other subtropical flora.