Project introduction and Overview:
In January of 2015 we set about to create a bx project for our Artisanal collection. To improve the quality of our auto blues and to progress locking down more of the traits from our all time favorite strain into automatic form.
The main project was to use our Auto Blues as the auto parent to back cross to our livers cut and work to auto again over at least 4 generations. (That is also due out soon as the pure Auto livers)
At the same time we decided to make two other crosses for the fun of it, also crossing sour crack and chem city blues to the livers.
Fast forward a little over two years, the work is complete and we’re super stoked to launch something that has developed into an astonishingly nice automatic: Sour Livers.
To those unfamiliar, ‘The Livers’ is an old school cutting that has been kept alive and spread mostly between growers in the North of England since at least the early 90’s,
the reason being simple it’s incredible as both a commercial producer and as a high quality top shelf head-stash variety. Strains come and go over time, but there’s definitely a reason cuttings from this era are still doing the rounds, the exodus cheese, Psychosis, Northern lights to name a few others.
The only slight, if you can call it a downside, of the cutting is the intense level of aroma, and a very distinct but delicious aroma that the variety cranks out.
The catch 22 is that often it’s impossible to sell any flowers in those areas that aren’t this strain because it’s all people want and love, but due to the aforementioned odor level it has been referred to as ‘prison weed’- but have a good filter and no problemo.:)
It definitely sets the bar for high quality dope.
Mated to our Sour Crack we’ve blended two of our very favorite strains together, over each generation we selected for the ‘livers’ aroma and flower structure and the greasy sticky resin that is produced in abundance by the Sour Crack.
Sour livers is positively loaded with terps, every-time you even get close you want to give the flowers a finger hug, and that aroma sticks on your fingers for hours after. Yes, people may look at you strangely perpetually smelling you fingers.
She’s a really unique strain, and is way up there in the top strains we have made. Definitely expect to see a few special sour livers based hybrids on the horizon too in 2017
.Strain behavior and structure:
To cut to the chase the Sour Livers is not a monster large strain. Given her heritage she is far more inline with the Auto-SOG style of plant, But she is a compact bushy variety of top notch quality, and for her size she packs a lot of flowers into a small area.
Give her a smooth ride in the seedling stage and it’s plain sailing from there on out, she’s not over fussy or finicky and once established will handle good levels of feed.
She absolutely benefits from some leaf tucking to expose those lateral branches she pushes out from early on, and encourage them to grow upwards and you’ll be in for a treat of a mini-multicola’d gal.
It’s also worth clearing out fluff on the internal and lower parts of the Sour Livers to ensure all energy gets diverted to the primo sites. A very small amount of work in those areas will result in the best possible results.
Variation between phenotypes is minimal, even under hps which can make plants stretch more the end size difference is minimal.
She does respond nicely to some gentle LST if you wish to, but really her natural bushiness makes it unnecessary for the most part.
Sour livers is a quick strain with a low overall cycle time, she switches from seedling to flower very quickly and then full into bud mode very quickly.
The flowers she produces are highly aromatic with an intoxicating scent, she really oozes terps and the resin on her fans sparkles.
The flowers are compact with very nice density, and as a result the end product is properly a looker.
We definitely recommend to ensure your odor control is fully working, as this is one of our smelliest strains. Don’t chance it without.
Sour Livers – Strain figures and info in brief :
In good conditions she will deliver –
Cycle time : 60-70 days
Plant Height : 45-65cm Height/Width 35-50cm
Yield : 90-120g as a single plant grow
Best method for overall high yield : 12 per 1.2×1.2 space in 12 liter pots under a 600w – 500-600g is easily achievable.
Aroma and flavor : A Sweet/Sour/Fruity/Skunky combination that is very unique.
Effect : A nice balance is possible depending on consumption. Sedative, happy but something you can toke all day long at a good rate. Over indulge and expect couchlock.
Best grown : Indoor/Greenhouse
Flower Density : 8.5/10
Cannbinoids : TBA – Estimated over 20% total cannabinoids
Medicinal qualities: Great for appetite stimulation, aches and pains, and insomnia.
Ease of grow – 7/10 – Ensure a good start and it’s plain sailing
Aroma level whilst growing – 10/10 Very high – Carbon filter alert
Trim ease – 7/10 – Main buds are very easy
Frost Level – 8/10
Bag Appeal – 9/10 Excellent – compact tough frosty smelly nuggets
After Cure Aroma level – 9/10 – High – double bag worthy
Potency – 9/10 Very high
Concentrate info – 9/10 Rich in terps ideal for rosin, live resin and bubble hash.
Overall Mephisto rating – 10/10 – Easily in our top 5 current strains that we love to grow and toke.