Ed Rosenthal Super Bud
Sensi Seed Bank released this elite strain in honor of Ed Rosenthal, the undisputed heavyweight champion of growing gurus.
Ed Rosenthal Super Bud
Indica/sativa ratio: 65/35
Buzz: Creative, light-hearted
Flavor: Tropical, fruit salad
Time till maturity: 55-65 days/Nov. 1
Parents: Afghanis, North Indian, Thai, African, Mexican, Jamaican
Yield: Up to 500g/m2 in; up to 135g/plant in/ up to 500g/plant out
Literally decades in the making
This hybrid achieves a superb layering of traits from both the indica and sativa ends of the cannabis spectrum. This variety was refined from the “Potent Evolved Hybrid” project, where pure Afghani cultivars and equatorial sativa strains were interbred over many years, and their offspring selected for potency and yield at every step. The blend of tropical genes in ER Super Bud’s background is especially wide-ranging, representing sativas from all around the equatorial zone—Africa, South East Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.
Climate for Ed Rosenthal Super Bud
Ed Rosenthal Super Bud thrives outdoors in hot climates, and should be grown indoors in temperate or cold regions like Holland. Any medium is fine, and plants enjoy standard to generous fertilizer feedings. ER Super Bud is very manageable as she grows, with a surprisingly uniform growth pattern given her diverse heritage. This strain is suitable for sea of green; alternatively, both her indica and sativa phenotypes can be grown into excellent multi-stem plants.
Distinguishing features of Ed Rosenthal Super Bud
Succulent flower formation is the Super Bud strain’s distinguishing feature. All females exhibit flower structures bursting with indica density, made even fatter by the running sativa tendency. The result is buds that swell upwards and outwards to crazy sizes and sport a stupendous covering of full-sized resin glands. ER buds also have a unique pistil formation—the oversized antennae sprouting from each calyx are covered with a visible fuzz of tiny hairs, giving them a ‘woolly’ appearance. Different individuals show extra sativa or indica influence through subtle variations in the development and structure of their resin-soaked buds. The sativa-leaning females make particularly good multi-stem plants and produce huge oval calyxes which spiral into crooked bud-pyramids large enough to bend branches.
The indica phenotype’s flowers are distinct and impressive, building into voluptuous columns of snowy bud with main colas as thick as an arm. In other respects, phenotype variation is small, with a majority of plants flowering at the same speed and increasing their height by about 150%. A small proportion will show a jump at the onset of blooming, which first widens the gaps between internodes and later gives an even greater yield potential.
All plants from this strain are sweet smelling and taste of pineapple punch. As for the stone—get ready for an immediate body flush, a bright physical glow that’s not given to lethargy. Later, a cerebral high creeps up, subtle at first, yet longer lasting than the body effect. Ed Rosenthal Super Bud is sweetly relaxing, leaving plenty of energy for conversation and socializing with friends. Medicinally, this might be a good variety for chronic body pain and the blues that come with it.
More about Ed Rosenthal Super Bud from Sensi Seeds
It’s no exaggeration to say that Ed Rosenthal Super Bud has been decades in the making. Sharp-eyed cannabis historians and collectors of old seed catalogues might have seen the single printed reference to the breeding program that eventually led to the Super Bud strain. In 1989, this Ed-affiliated strain was called Ed’s Potent Evolved Hybrid Type 1 (PEHT), when it was briefly offered in a limited edition of 1500 seeds. It sold out very quickly and was never commercially offered again. Around this time, there was a big shift toward indoor cultivation and few growers had the time or space for experimental crossings. Sensi Seed Bank’s releases in the following years were geared toward this new indoor trend, featuring stabilized F1 hybrids—strains that could be relied upon for predictable behavior.
As the years passed, and Sensi’s breeding-stock expanded into a truly comprehensive collection of traditional cultivars and legendary hybrids, their breeders found plenty of fascinating new possibilities to explore, and the PEHT program continued quietly in the background. With occasional infusions of promising new genetic material and dozens more generations of crossing and selection for yield and resin production, the program yielded several rarefied plants which proved to be valuable intermediate parents in complex hybrids.
A desirably heavy, sticky form began to dominate the later PEHT generations. Breeders focused on stabilizing the finer points of the emerging strain. Unique flower structures and flavors discovered in the program were successfully reproduced as recurring traits and the ER seed strain neared completion. By this time, near the end of the 1990s, Holland’s tolerance for cannabis was in sharp decline, and professional breeding became much more difficult, as the large crops of test seedlings required for rigorous selection were no longer possible.
As a result, the small amount of refinement required before releasing ER in its final distinct form took many years longer than expected, making this hybrid the longest single project in the Sensi Seed Bank collection. Sensi feels this world-class strain shows the years of work and care invested in its development. This gourmet hybrid promises to be a special addition to any serious aficionado’s garden.