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Big Kahuna Seeds from Soma Seeds

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'Big Kahuna' from Soma Seeds
LineageNot Listed
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNot Listed
RegionNot Listed
GenotypeNot Listed
Indoor Maturation60 to 65 days
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureNot Listed
YieldNot Listed
Odor Level8
Odor Descriptionskunky
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste Descriptionskunky

  Breeder's Description - 'Big Kahuna'
Big Kahuna is a good plant for first time grower's, it doesn't branch out too much and has a very large top bud. The smell is very skunky and needs very good smell control in your growing and drying rooms. The flowering time is 8 to 9 weeks. It needs good ventilation as the top bud is very dense and can get mold on the inside, with proper ventilation it does just fine.Strong skunky aroma and flavor. Mellow high.

  Grower Report - Gainster on March 8, 2005, 1:07 am  
Big Kahuna from Soma Seeds rated 7.14  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureVery tall and lanky
Yield7  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Sativa
Ease7  Indoor60 to 65 days
Appearance10  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level8  Odor: Very sweet and skunky. It smelled SO nice while hanging/curing.
Taste Level4  Taste: That's the problem - there was NO taste. Extrremely bland.. I was very surprised.
Grower's Tilt6  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: February, 004

This was a replacement. Thank you Soma for sending me new seeds. The first ones didn't germ. I had a low germ rate again. One out of 5 sprouted, and it was a female. It vegged for around 4 weeks. Towards the end of veg, I had to kill a plant to make more room for flowering. It was either Big Kahuna or my trusty NL. I kept BK because I really wanted to see what it was all about.
At the onset of 12/12, this plant was about 4 feet tall. It looked like a hemp strain. I pinched it several times, but it wasn't looking like any other strain in the room. It was extremely tall and lanky, and my friend and I kept joking that we were going to be able to make plenty of paper once it was mature. Soma describes this strain as having one main cola, with little side branching. This plants characteristics could not have been further from that description. We renamed it "the wreck" because it was completely out of control. Weak, lengthy brances all over the place. We used 4 or 5 stakes and who knows how many feet of tying material to hold them all up. Soma also says Lavendar does little branching, and while my Lavendar isn't stretchy or a mess like my BK was, Lavendar DOES branch out a lot. In fact, I crossed it with another strain specifically to GET more branching, and it worked beautifully. In the case of BK, the branching is a problem. With Lavendar, the branching is within control and really adds to the yield, so with THAT strain, it's a very cool thing.
Prior to flower formation, I almost regretted not killing it. But then the flowers began to form. I could tell right off that this strain was going to be EXTREMELY resinous - more so than any of my other high resin strains. It began to look like some amazing bud was forming on this girl, and the buds were everywhere. While they were growing into rather tight little nuggets, I don't think any of the colas were more than a few inches long.
We pushed the plant to about 65 days, but it could have been taken at 50 or so. I waited for a more amber color in the triches, hoping for a more relaxing medicine.
The plant smelled wonderful. Soma says "smells like a dead skunk"... and while I've smelled meds that are far more skunky, it did smell like skunk - the sweet kind, not the pungent kind. We anticipated that this would be the best tasting smoke in the room. It was up against Soma Lavendar (another on that didn't turn out like Soma says... NO purple in any of them at all - but the best tasting smoke I've got growing for sure!), NL, Green Giant, and an NL x Lavendar hybrid. I thought surely it would knock them all out in flavor. I was very disappointed. Have you ever smelled a food that was so aromatic you could not WAIT to taste it, only to have it taste bland and nothing like what it smelled like? Well, that's what I got. I will admit that I only did a short 10 day cool air (hanging plant in the dark) cure. I know that a 4-6 week proper cure would improve this strains flavor... but none of my other strains need a 4-6 week cure to at least have a great taste. Sure, the proper jar cure makes any strain improve so many different ways, but good smoke always tastes semi-good (even in a short cure) providing you don't heat it to make it dry out. Big Kahuna just didn't taste like much. It is smooth, and pleasant, but it's really hard to decide what you are tasting. It's just bland - that's what it comes down to. I cloned the flowering plant to make sure I didn't lose it, but now I'm not too worried about holding on to this strain. Bag appeal is A++++, LOTS and LOTS of resin, and the smell?? IT KICKS ASS. But again, the flavor just isn't really there. The yield was decent (about 130 grams dry), but not so great when you consider that this plant took up the space of two NL's in order to get that 4 or so ounces.
I wonder if BK is just an unstable strain, and I got a wierd pheno. Ya never know. I've always wondered the same thing about my Soma Lavendar... Soma says that one doesn't branch out much - wrong! it totally does.. and everyone else's looks totally different from mine and usually gets the purps. My other strains look just like other people's work, so this is not a result of bad gardening. I know what I'm doing... trust me.
I will give this more cure time and see if it get's better, but I doubt I will ever grow it again.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used2100w to 5000w
Average Plant Height8
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per PlantNot Listed
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodMix of chemical and organic

We used 70% organic potting soil, 15% vermiculite, and 15% perlite. 3 940 watt Hortilux converstion bulbs used (MH ballast, mostly sodium converstion). General Hydroponics flora nova veg, and an array of Advanced Nutrients for flower. I just fert when I feel like it.

Report added by: Gainster

Marijuana Seeds Review: Soma Seeds - 'Big Kahuna'