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Western Winds
Sagarmatha Seeds
Written by S.T.Oner, Cannabis Sativa vol.1
mostly Sativa
Genetics: Unknown Sativa
Flowering: 70-75 days
Yield: 300 – 350 grams / m²
THC: 18%
western-windsHolland’s Sagarmatha Seeds (which is so-called after the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, in case you didn’t know) have been in the game for long enough to make them one of Amsterdam’s big players. Their strain always turn heads, and Western Winds was no exception when it was first announced to the world. A sativa-heavy hybrid, it’s been kept as Sagarmatha’s breeding stock for a while now and is fully stabilized and easy to grow outdoors. The breeders consider it to be one of their best ever sativa projects, and it’s similar to Kali Mist and certain types of Haze in that it grows like a college basketball players but smokes like a high school dropout.
I’ve heard it said that Western Winds does well under 12/12 lighting regime right from the start, but as I’ve never tried this, I can’t recommend it myself. It does do well, however, in organic soil grows with additional worm castings, and exhibits perfectly fine without any expensive nutrients or labor-intensive training. However, this is one that’s suited more to an outdoor garden, so growing inside isn’t impossible but will take a little more work on the part of the grower. Pruning the top a couple of times will stop it growing out of the top of your house, and it might need additional support from stakes near harvest due to the weight of the buds. then, again, the plant’s doing all the hard work, so you can’t really complain, can you?
The vegetative period for this plant isn’t set in stone, but instead is finished when the plants have between 4 and 7 internodes ready to sprout. It’s average height will be around 5 feet or a little higher and the finished buds will be long and very resinous: a beautiful payoff if you’ve been struggling to keep the plant tamed. After the flowering time of 75 days, which is definitely longer than some sativa strains, but is well worth the wait, you should be able to bring in a harvest of 350 grams per square yard of grow room. That’s a great harvest in anyone’s book, and thankfully it’s not a case of quantity over quality either, as these are some seriously dank nugs.
Though this strain is called Western Winds, the finished buds have an Oriental flavor that’s definitely set in the East. The high has been described both as spiritual and as a party high, so I guess you get whatever you want, but either way it’s a crazy stone that’s very invigorating and great for keeping you up all night. Even the staff at Sagarmatha say that Western Winds is their favorite weed, so put that in your pipe and smoke it!