The Skunk #1 strain does not smell as skunky its name implies. Instead, it smells slightly skunky with a nice mixture of sour, sweet, herbal, and pungent earthy aromas. Skunk #1 is an indica-dominant strain at 65 percent with 35 percent sativa. Being a hybrid strain, Skunk #1 contains the perfect balance for deep-body relaxation with a nice, mellow head buzz. Users report this strain is best used later in the day and toward bedtime.
The lineage of Skunk #1 consists of Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold/Afghani with its roots originating from Afghanistan, Thailand, and both Central and South America. A former prisoner of the California Department of Corrections named Bob the Skunkman and a small group of local breeders who called themselves Sacred Seeds, are the main sources responsible for creating the Skunk #1 strain.
Skunk #1 is a pest and disease-resistant strain, and it’s also the first strain to be stabilized into a commercialized hybrid. It has been bred with many other well-known strains that span the globe, and it’s a dominant favorite among the Europeans.
Potency, Effects, and Medical Benefits
The average THC level is approximately between 16 and 19 percent while CBD levels are around 0.4 percent. It provides a euphoric and energetic head buzz while leaving you feeling uplifted, happy, and eventually sleepy. This smoke doesn’t stone you to the degree of going to the ATM and forgetting to take your money with you. Rather, due to the sedative elements of its Afghani genetics, you’ll be looking at your couch or bed for refuge as the head buzz mellows out. It’s known for offering excellent pain relief and medical benefits for those living with a variety of medical conditions including insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and others.
Aroma, Taste, and Appearance
Believe it or not, most skunk strains like BC and Dutch Skunk do not smell as skunky as the original Skunk #1 strain. They have a more fruity and sweet but pungent aroma when compared to the original. Skunk #1 has a sweet and sour citrus taste coupled with hints of herbal hash, which reminds veteran smokers of when Colombian Gold was mainstream during the 70s and 80s. The buds have a nice green texture with bright orange pistols. When fully cured, the nugs are heavy and dense and covered with thick trichomes.
Growing Skunk #1
Growing Skunk #1 is a good strain to grow because it offers resistant properties to common mildews and molds, which can be beneficial for novice growers. The indoor flowering time is between eight and nine weeks with 18 ounces per square meter. Growing it outdoors offers about 16 ounces per plant. Outdoor harvest time generally occurs in mid-October, and it thrives in hot and humid environments.
Purchasing the Skunk #1 Strain and Popular Sellers
Buying Skunk #1 seeds can be done through select local breeders or online with popular seedbanks such as Royal Queen Seeds, Nirvana Seeds, Flying Dutchmen, Dutch Passion, and Sensi Seeds, which was formerly known as the parent company, Sacred Seeds. The cost per seed varies widely between sources; however, most suppliers offer reasonable rates with discounts for buying bulk packages of Skunk #1 seeds.