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The images below are of a Jackberry cross with Herebei seeding from a grow of those strains SEVERAL YEARS AGO! I wanted some seed to practice with as I learned and, despite those seeds sitting in a medicine bottle for at least 3 years- you can see they are still very viable and STRONG! Thank you SANNIE!

I double-seeded a 72-cell starter kit in late March and had 100% germination. I selected 24 from those and set out in my garden the beginning of April. Despite a freeze and very wet weather, and having to cull the males, I have 20 females in the garden now with these pictures taken at 11 weeks of vegetative growth. Several are well over 40" tall with several showing very strong BLUEBERRY phenotype that are beautiful and smell delicious!

One of the images below I believe to be a male, but giving it some time because it began growing dark PURPLE and just continued that way, while the others (females) took longer to develop that way. If it's a male, is there any reason for keeping it to save the genetics? Or should I just settle for the females I have? If it's worth keeping, what should I do? Never anticipated this situation, but the damn thing is captivating to me with its color! While it isn't nearly as pretty as the two Blueberry females pictured with it, look at that color man!

As I recall, I got roughly 2 ounces of dried flower from the grow that produced the seeds for this grow and the plants only reached about 3' high. These are already taller at 11 weeks than those! Any ideas what kind of yield I can expect from these that I don't expect to harvest until October or November (7 to 8 months of total growth)???

Thanks to everyone for helping me get this far. Outdoor growing seems to work much better for me than trying indoor grows- but I'll be taking clones of these soon and giving cloning a first attempt with my Ez-Cloner! Any recommendations on when would be the best time to take cuttings from these young ladies that are just 11 weeks?

 

Peace!

 

 

 

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Posting another pic of one of my plants that has yet to show itself- while all the others began showing at week 6 or 7 of veg. I'm heading into week 12 now and have three like this. I don't know if the pic helps and I believe i have time before it's a threat to my garden but I'm reluctant to cull it too soon. The color is a standout!

 

 

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8 hours ago, gardenartus said:

Looks like ya got a female, that is Black as Black! I've not seen a black stalk before.

 

8 hours ago, JetDro said:

No doubt, Female . Yeah, dark ass stem, maybe lighting?

Good point! We do have an LED flood light that gets left on at night sometimes, although it is not pointed at the garden. I actually moved it recently just in case. It's probably 300 feet or so from the light to the plants and any light they get from it is weak and indirect with a shed in its path too. The only other light sources are from a street light 1/8 mile away, maybe an occasional headlight and the moon.

This plant IS on the end of the garden nearest the lamp, but it is the only one like this. All my other's showing this trait are on the other end of the garden and further from the light- so I'm not sure if that is the culprit but it is the only explanation available other than the genetics of the plant itself... dunno- but HAPPY FOR IT!

 

 

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8 hours ago, JetDro said:

No doubt, Female . Yeah, dark ass stem, maybe lighting?

This would make me very happy!

 

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I appreciate the comments that this is a female. I really want it to be! But with my lack of experience, i'm just going to have to wait until it slaps me in the face I guess- but I hope that still gives me time to remove it before it spoils my crop. I'm using a jewelers lens and checking two to three times every day- for the last 6 weeks.

 

 

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I also need to give a shoutout to @sannie. I came by these seeds from a grow when I first joined this group about 3, maybe even 4, years ago. I was trying to get seed to practice with and succeeded by crossing the jackberry and herebei. But life entered the picture and those seeds have been in a medicine bottle ever since. When I sowed them for this grow, I didn't expect any of them to be viable after so long.

I double seeded them into a 72 cell starter in late March. All of them popped! I left them grow that way until the first week of April and then selected 24 of them and planted in the garden. A week or two later, we had a frost; then cool spring weather followed by lots of rain and now Virginia summer days and afternoon thunderstorms. Yet all survived with the exception of one or two of the double seedlings dying off. In the end, I still ended up with 18 females and 3 unknowns! I know I double seeded them, but that's still incredible to me and a testament to Sannie's genetics.

Again, thanks to all for helping me through the worst of it to find that while I SUCK at growing indoors; Outdoors seems to suit me pretty well!

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Still interested to hear what kind of yield I can expect. The original grow years ago was a "stealth" kind of thing, plus I let 'em go to seed, but I planted and expect to harvest about the same time and method where I transplanted seedlings two or three weeks old outside in early April and harvested in October. But because of conditions above, I got roughly two to three ounces of seeded bud out of three plants I harvested. I enjoyed the hell out of it too. If I remember right I put about 9 ounces into dry and cure and ended up with over 6 ounces of seedy, but very smoke-able flower. I'm hoping to see 4 to 6 from each of these ladies but really have no idea because it's my first grow with only females and doing it with commitment. 

 

 

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beauties here in your garden :tu

if its your first outdoor grow

do not try to expect some yield

or you will be disappointed

if you want take cuttings 

you can take some now

that black plant is rare and outstanding

i have grown Heribeï out 8 years ago

it was some of my best product

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RAS-T, thanks for the wisdom man!

I'll be taking cuttings from both the purple and the green phenotypes real soon!

 

 

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I was able to identify the sex of all of my plants by week 8 of grow except for 3 that have refused to show me what they are into week 12. Because I don't need them, I chopped all but the purple phenotype in this picture (the best I can do with my Iphone). Some have suggested that it is a male and I can understand why I think because some of my females did begin this way too before developing the two pistils later that convinced me. But these never have.

You can't really see it well, but inside of looking like pollen sac's, they have these little "crab claw" like growths on each side that are often dark brown or orange. On my other females, these eventually developed into other branches, but I knew by then they were females. These just seem to have stalled, so I have given this one a chance at life. I have a VERY strong female that is equally as dark though, so i'll be getting some cutting from her for my Ez-Clone.

If you had your choice on how to fill a 32 cell Ez-Clone with female Jackberry/Herebei clones, one (maybe two) with the purple phenotype and several of the green, how would you do it?

18 purple & 18 green clones (from my  strongest)?

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I think there is something wrong with that one. It almost looks like it dried up, that looks female, like it dried right up.

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Hey Zrex how is your Outdoor grow

peace

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