The original breeder of this strain is Mr. Nice Seeds and it's a renewed version of Big Bud; one of the biggest classics from the nineties. Mr. Nice Seeds brings it on the market as Critical Mass. But for most of us this strain is known as 'just' Critical.
She has earned her new home in the hall, for her amazing effect on the body and the fantastic head high that smokers have been searching for. But above all this strain is praised for its capability of growing seriously huge amounts of buds.
Critical comes from a long line of champion genetics. She is a crossing between the famous Afghani, and the legendary Skunk #1.
Afghani originated from the hills of the Middle East, the place where it is believed that the world of cannabis had first began. She has spread like wildfire and swept the whole world off their feet. Skunk #1 has the reputation as one of the greatest strains of all time, for it’s incredible euphoria and happiness. With these two crossed together, how could you not come out with a hall of famer?
Critical has brought home a number of awards in just the last few years. Awards including, the Bitox Indoor and Outdoor Sativa Cup of 2009, second prize at the Marina Baixa Cup in 2010, and the Valencia THC Cup and the Canaries Summer Cup 2011.
Critical flavors sit well with many smokers around the world. With its Skunk and Afghani heritage, you can expect pungent, earthy and sweet tastes that will produce a smile on your face. If you smell a well treated Critical strain, you will understand what the term “dankest of the dank” means.
The effects of Critical are a mix of uplifting and relaxing sensations. If you wish to go for a relaxing walk, or want to drink some tea on your balcony, this cultivar is perfect for you. Be aware that Critical can be quite potent, so novice smokers should definitely pace themselves.
Critical is a farmer’s dream that come true! She has the “branch snapping” ability to grow heavy and dense colas, with a super short flowering time. This plant really outdoes itself and tends to put on more buds than it can handle. The buds get so heavy that the branches can give out and break right off the plant. It takes an extreme amount for this to happen to a plant.
In the right conditions (in like sunny Spain...), a full kilo of smelly buds can be collected from a single plant outdoors! This is how this plant got its name. For the critical amount that she can yield in such a short time. It truly is the perfect plant for producing a large amount of superior weed.
This plant does suffer from some factors that can affect the condition of the buds. One of the main troubles that can occur with this plant is high humidity. Because the colas of Critical can grow to an enormous size, it can hold a lot of moister. Just like a sponge, it can absorb the moister in the air and hold it until mould takes place. Moulding can easily grow in this atmosphere and will ruin the entire plant if you cannot control the humidity.
Another issue that you will need to pay close attention to is the fact that the branches can snap, due to the heavy weight of the bud. Extra support can be added by tying the branches into place with strips of cloth and stakes. This will help keep the bud intact so that it may flower to its prime, finished state.
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