Skunk #1 could well be called the mother of all modern cannabis strains. The combination of sativa effects with indica yields and quick flowering time revolutionised the blossoming cannabis cultivation community. New hybrids and variations swiftly followed, and nearly 40 years later, ‘skunk’ is synonymous with strong, tasty, seedless cannabis buds. Now, decades after Sensi Seeds released Skunk #1, we’re the proud home of over 8 Skunk strains.
Skunk #1 was first bred in the USA in the 1970s as the offspring of an Afghan strain and Mexican Acapulco Gold. Skunk #1 genetics crossed the Atlantic to Europe in the mid-1980s. Sensi Seeds’ founder, Ben Dronkers, was among the pioneers of European Skunk. Skunk was revered for its consistency and strong genetics, and until today, Skunk #1 remains one of the most consistent strains.
The Skunk experience
Skunk genetics are a delight, both to grow and to experience. Skunk plants ooze stability, resilience, and abundant harvests, making it an absolute pleasure to grow, even for inexperienced growers. The most important question on the tongue of any grower shopping for Skunk seeds is stability. It is arguably the key genetic characteristic of Skunk #1. Virtually every breed of Skunk can boast the qualities of resilience and hardiness.
The moment a Skunk strain is ground or combusted, the characteristic aroma of Skunk is undeniable. Naturally, it gets its name from the smell of skunk spray, and somehow, that very smell almost defines the smell of strong, good quality cannabis.
When consumed, Skunk is more complex, revealing earthy and sweet notes. If sturdiness is what cannabis growers think of when they think of Skunk, then the smell and taste are what come to the minds of cannabis consumers. Almost all Skunk breeds preserve some degree of the characteristic aroma of Skunk, a gene obviously just as dominant as its sturdiness.
The Sensi Seeds Skunk family
Sensi Seeds is proud to offer its customers Skunk #1 in regular, feminized, and a super-quick automatic variety. Basically anybody, from newbies to growing expert can grow Skunk #1 with our comprehensive variety of seeds.
Sensi Skunk, which was bred from Skunk #1 and a mysterious, secret mother is also available in all three varieties. As can be expected, there will be a rich yield with little to no effort. Among other members of the Sensi Seeds Skunk Family are Shiva Skunk (named after the Indian god, Shiva, and the most potent of them all), Super Skunk, Ruderalis Skunk, and the latest addition: Skunk Dream CBD.
Skunk genetics have played an enormous role in Sensi Seeds’ project and manifesto as some of the most (if not the most) important founding genetics. This collection of Skunk strains honours Skunk #1 genetics and contributes to perpetuating them for generations of cannabis to come. Regular, feminized, and autoflowering varieties are available to make growing Skunk genetics available to as many as possible.
Skunk #1 will undoubtedly remain a backbone for the cannabis geneticists of the future, and rightfully so, as a pleasure to grow and a treat to consume.