Time for another Black Banana SOG. I have 17 of the BBC in a 2×3 tray. The other tray has 9 Tropicanna Cookies and 5 test plants. The testers are a Koffee and 4 Platinum Candy.
The Black Banana SOG will be a good producer and the BBC is a favorite of mine. The Tropicanna cookies is another long time favorite. I am also running 5 test plants. One is Kaya’s Koffee and there are 4 Platinum Candy. I have not grown either of these strains but have heard really good things about both.
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BLACK BANANA SOG DAY 1
Today these ladies were flipped over to 12/12 lighting. They were rooted clones to start and were given about a week of veg. The Black Banana makes large leaves so she was leaf stripped just before switching over. The other plants mostly had lower bud sites pinched off.
The Black Banana is under an HLG 550 but it was dimmed to 285 watts to match the Tropicanna and test plants under the HLG 300. They have plenty of light and it is summer so I want to keep temperatures down. Also with a sea of green lights do not need to penetrate as far into the canopy which is nice.
Kaya’s Koffee from Pacific Northwest Roots
This plant above is Kaya’s Koffee from Pacific Northwest Roots. I only have 1 girl and a boy I saved for possible breeding. I am pretty excited to see what she does. At the Seattle Cannabis Cup in 2014 she tested at 31% and High Times moved her to their Worlds Strongest Strains list.
BLACK BANANA SEA OF GREEN DAY 7
Today is day 7 and flowers are beginning to appear and it is especially noticeable on the Tropicanna Cookies. The Black Banana is filling out nicely and although plants were cleaned up and stripped on day 1 you would never know it.
Koffee And Platinum Candy Testers
The Koffee is a short strain and looks like it was not 100% revegged judging by the large leaves it produced. Most of those have been removed now.
The Platinum Candy has 2 nice plants and 2 that are quite a bit smaller. Not expecting much from them but you can never tell.
Black Banana Cookies Day 14
My Black Banana SOG is taking off! Plants are vigorous and still stretching. The Dutch Master nutrients are performing well too. Very stable and without some of the negative side effects I often see from other brands.
The Tropicanna is also doing well. Of the 4 Platinum Candy only one really looks like it might be a keeper. The Koffee is less than impressive at this point. It has been through a lot but I know the potential is there. That’s why I call them testers!
Some Day 14 Pics
SOG DAY 21
The Black Banana is really taking off and looking good. The Tropicanna is really tall this time and I pulled some of the taller colas to the side.
The Platinum Candy has one really tall plant and 2 shorter ones. There was a runt which I removed. I doubt I will be running it again unless it really surprises me.
The Koffee was in coco instead of growstones and I forgot that. It was overwatered and stunted but I raised it up and now it looks much better.
Black Banana Cookies Day 35
Black Banana looks really good. The Dutch Master nutrients are doing a great job. I can feed at higher ppms without leaf clawing or tip burn that I had with other nutrient lines. Also I can see purples showing up at least 2 weeks earlier than normal especially in the Tropicanna.
The Platinum Candy is very tall with large leaves. There are 2 shorter ones not doing much right now but the large plant is very frosty and may be worth a regrow.
The Koffee is interesting. Two different looking plants from the same mom and 2 weeks apart now. The order one showing effects of monster cropping or incomplete reveg along with over watering. The other that is 2 weeks behind has a more OG like structure. Curious to see how they both turn out because I will be starting a breeding project with the Koffee strain.