When you talk about ‘Lambsbread’ in weed circles, most folks admit they have never actually experienced this ‘holy grail’ of sativas. So why is the pinnacle strain of cannabis culture so hard to come by, even in Jamaica? Well, I guess it simply went out of fashion. Modern growers hate long flowering times, whispy buds and plants that stretch at least 3-4 times their ‘veg’ height. This plant is exactly that, everything modern weed isn’t.
We were very lucky obtaining a Lambsbread line, that as far as we could see, had no Indica influence whatsoever. And yes, most people who know will tell you that is reasonably difficult these days. Most commercial landrace sativas always have a small amount of indica bred into them to shorten flowering time and bulk up yields.
The Lambsbread line used in this cross came from a group of passionate preservationists that have kept this line safe (and pure) for decades. Search ‘vibes collective’ for more info, there is plenty of it. They are 100% responsible for ensuring this line didn’t disappear altogether, and are the soul reason it still excises today. We can’t emphasise enough the importance of this kind of dedication and preservation, so thank you VC. We are forever thankful for your efforts.
Regarding the line itself, it has everything you’d expect from a pure tropical sativa. Indoors she went 17 weeks, doesn’t pack on the yields that much, and she grows / stretches loads. But with a little time and patience she will reward you with some of the most wonderful medicine you’ll ever experience. Cure is everything with this strain. The longer you leave her the better she gets. We jarred her up in several containers and didn’t touch one for nearly 6 months. And WOW, it was worth it. They should call this strain ‘Joy’ because that’s all you feel when you try her.
So with all that said, let’s talk about our male. ’78 OG LA Affie is another legendary strain originally created by breeder Johnny Que. Relatively unknown until ‘Aficionado’ released it in a limited fashion. JQ then put her out under under his own ‘Stanky Dank Genetics’ (our source). This is her genetic make up.
Heirloom Lemon Thai x ’78 Colombian Gold x ’78 Pakistani Landrace
Many see this strain as a heirloom OG, one that pre-dates all the other strains within this now, large gene pool. Think heavy fuel aroma, indica leaning growth structure and a deeply relaxing high. The perfect evening smoke. She paved the way to OG Kush / Hollywood Pure Kush which both appeared after her arrival. ’78 Affie is simply an amazing line, hence the reason we partnered it with the pure Lambsbread.
AROMA / PALATE
We are still a month or so away from our King Willie release due to germination / stress tests still being completed. She’s actually going out as a back-cross (BX) for that little extra stability. Here is the complete break down.
King Wille #5 F3 X [Sawa Natty x King Willie #5 F3]
Our favourite #5 girl (see pictures below) inherited all the traits we like in both the lambsbread and OG, super upbeat / positive vides with wonderful full body relaxation. This final cross will hopefully ensure these phenotypes are most prevalent when she finally goes out. The BX was done for two reasons. The first was due to the quality of the male it produced. The second was to ensure a few of those longer flowering phenotypes were again minimised in the offspring.
From a ‘terps’ standpoint she defiantly leans more to the OG side, gas / funk on the nose, with a bit of earthy fruitiness. Taste again is way more OG leaning too, very earthy / pine.
King Willie’s structure moves more toward her sativa side with a strong central column and Christmas tree style branching. Topping her creates a very large bush loaded with clusters of rock hard buds. Defoliate her some more and she becomes a dream to trim once flowering is finished.
King Willie BX will be our second original strain release, and is available to buy right here in our online store. A collection of KW crosses will also be available in the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled on our IG channel for updates as and when they happen.
Note: All our seeds are regular unless stated.