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California Orange Bud Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 4  Viewed: 116,822 times  Rated by 4 users: 4.03/10
'California Orange Bud' from Nirvana
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, Indica / Sativa
Indoor Maturation55 to 60 days
Outdoor MaturationOct 1 to Oct 15
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureAverage size
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionFruity, orange aroma
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'California Orange Bud'
Our California Orange Bud is selected for its orange candy aroma and taste. California Orange Bud is one of the easier varieties to clone and cultivate under a variety of conditions. With good care it will produce a heavy crop of good quality. Buds are covered with long orange and deep pink hairs. California Orange Bud is a wise selection for experienced and novice growers as well.

  Grower Report - l kiz l on July 16, 2003, 1:28 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

Very very easy to grow. It was my first plant ever outdoors and I just let it do it's thing while feeding with pure blend. Very nice plant. Grew into typical christmas tree formation. Worth a lot more than the $15 I paid.

  Grower Report - PhatGanjaMan on July 22, 2003, 12:23 pm  

Overall Rating9  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency9  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

California Orange is some excellent stuff. She looks beautiful, and smells just like an orange citrus cleaner. She grew to about 3' tall, with 1' of that being pure thick cola. It's incredibly dense with trichs all over.

The stone is not creeper. After a nice hit you suddenly realize that you are

  Grower Report - Calyxander on August 25, 2004, 9:49 pm  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

Started 5 seeds. 100% germinated within 30 hours.
3 females.
These were grown outdoors
Plants in 3 gal containers.
Moved in and out to induce flowering.
Kept in full sun for most of day, put inside darkroom for 12 hrs every evening.
Trichomes became cloudy at apx 48-50 days
Largest plant was

  Grower Report - sicklittlemonkey on October 19, 2004, 1:34 pm  
California Orange Bud from Nirvana rated 6.43  

Overall Rating6  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency7  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky
Yield6  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Sativa
Ease5  Indoor75 to 80 days
Appearance7  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level6  Odor: lives up to its name--orangy/citrusy...especially when you squeeze a bud
Taste Level7  Taste: tastes like orange candy. A fresh rolled joint was oh so yummy
Grower's Tilt7  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

Germed 3 seeds by soaking them in a cup of water for 12 hours then placing them into 16 oz cups filled with miracle grow soil. All 3 popped within 2 days and were placed in a 2' x 2' cab under a vertical 150 HPS. Due to a lack of proper ventilation these plants grew slowly at first in the high heat environment.

After transplanting to 8 inch pots all three plants started to take off. Flowering was initiated 30 days after germination and none of the three had reached sexual maturity (alternating nodes). It took over 2 weeks for the first plant to show it's sex..a male. Second plant showed 2 days later, a female! Third plant showed a few days after that and it was male. Just as I was ready to throw out the male plants about a week after showing I noticed that the first male had started shooting out female flowers, it had hermied on me. I attributed this 100% to the high heat environment and I believe it would not have hermied under normal conditions.

Finally I was able to place the one female under a 430 HPS with excellent ventilation. I also did a final transplant into a 5 gal. bucket. This is when the plant started to really take off. It stretched...and stretched...and stretched some more. I think it went through 3 separate stretch periods when it was all said and done. Bud production was slow to keep up to the stretch at first and the leaf/calyx ratio was poor. Trich production was also slow in the beginning but both caught up after the plant finished stretching. Unfortunatly I had to harvest this plant at day 70, I felt it could have gone another 10-14 days to reach it's full potential.

I was initally pissed because this plant did stretch so much and it took forever and I couldn't wait any longer to harvest it, however after smoking the buds and giving some to friends I am very pleased with the final results. It gives a wonderful high that lasts your typical 2 hours or so and I was slow to build a tolerance to this strain. Taste is fantastic. I find myself opening the jar daily to catch a whiff of it's aroma. Yielded over 2 ounces from this plant, buds were so heavy at the end on branch snapped, other were bent over from the weight. I will definetly grow this one again but knowing that I need at least 15 weeks from seed to harvest if I get the same pheno.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used410w to 1000w
Average Plant HeightNot Listed
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per Plant2.00
Pruning or Plant StyleNot Listed
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

Vegged under a vertical 150 HPS with poor ventilation (not recommended).

Flowered under a 430 HPS with excellent ventilation (highly recommended). LST to attempt to keep the plant managable.

Fed with 20-6-16 in veg, switched to 15-30-15 in flower as needed, then down to 0-5-4 and watered with tap water the final 10 days. Bud burns to a nice white/light grey ash.

Report added by: sicklittlemonkey

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'California Orange Bud'