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MILF Rev’s Rave: Red Russian Skunk

MILF Rev’s Rave: Red Russian Skunk

Red Russian Skunk

Greetings Skunkers, today’s article is an MILF (marijuana I’d love to find) with a fairly in-depth profile of the Red Russian Skunk. KOS will be releasing this one in January 2022 and it’s really a breeder’s playground of fantastic old school expressions. There are for sure real Skunk, real funk, and real Piney gems in here. Let’s get into it…

The Fast Red Russian Skunk Deets

VARIETY NAME: Red Russian Skunk

AVAILABILITY: Kingdom Organic Seeds (Jan 2022)

BREEDER/ORIGIN: KOS F2’d. Originally from Willits, CA, Private Breeder

SIZE: Stretches 2x or Less

WEIGHT/YIELD: Very Good with Fat Buds

FLOWERING TIME: 63-70 Days

SATIVA/INDICA RATIO: 50/50 Sativa/Indica

LINEAGE: – Old School Haze (SEA) x Pure Indica Hashplant

FLAVORS/SMELLS: Skunk-sour (roadkill), Skunk-sweet (skunky funky feet and candy), Piney, and Acrid Body Odor; Variant Dependent

BAG APPEAL: Old School Looking Light Green and Tons of Red Hairs

ONSET TIME: 5 Minutes or So

LENGTH OF EFFECTS: Several Hours

MEDICAL PROPERTIES: Definite mood elevator for me, and big appetite stimulator as well. You may find it has that uncontrollable laughter aspect to it if you smoke too much LoL.

The Red Russian Skunk Acquisition

Young Red Russian Skunk Female
Young Red Russian Skunk Female

In 2013 I drove down to The Emerald Cup from my home along the Southern Oregon Coast. Some months before that time I had been in contact with an old growing buddy from my Northern Cali days. He had agreed to make me a trade. Some of his inbred Skunk seeds for some of my rare-ish seeds. Now I know this guy from about 40 years ago, we weren’t close buddies, but we moved in the same circles and knew each other. Part of our agreement was that I don’t release any of the seeds I make from inbreeding them, commercially. I have kept my word. Recently, he told me it was alright to do so, and here we are.

Right up front I need to say that my experience with the Skunk also goes back 40-ish years, so my memories of details about her are not uber crisp, LoL. I also know my old buddy was a notorious back-crosser and liked plucking out recessives via backcrossing. He said he hadn’t backcrossed these, but I wonder a little bit about that, heh heh.

I don’t recall the Red Russian (Skunk) having any sweetness to her at all, but some of these do have a sweet side. I do recall the piney, and the dank body odor variants well. Some variants here in these do have a sweet side in the background. He may have outcrossed these, but I tend to trust him, and he says he did not.

Description Details

When Red Russian/Skunk first popped up in Northern California I was in those parts on a seasonal basis. It was called ‘Red Russian’ originally. As I understand it, she was created by some breeders growing her adjacent to the Russian River. Quickly, as her uber skunk smelling clones were grown outdoors around N. Cali (Humboldt/Mendo) she became known as Skunk, duh. Within that genotype’s (RR Skunk’s) terpene range has always been a very Piney type, and a serious sour/acrid Body Oder type along with a few Skunk types.

From 20 females I have grown from the original seeds I received, I have gotten 2 legit Roadkill type Skunk females. When I made these F2’s I used a single piney male—easy choice—and three different females. For the fems I used one Roadkill, one Piney, and one (barf me out) sour, acrid body-odor/funky-feet variant. However, I used 2 clones of the Roadkill female, and single clones of the other two. I have learned inbreeding to pure Roadkill doesn’t result in mostly Roadkill offspring.

The Roadkill variant tends to favor the classic Christmas Tree morphology somewhat. It sometimes seems to grow slower overall than her siblings, but not to fear, she likes to build big roots and big buds. There are spot on Roadkill Skunk terpenes/smells, no ifs ands or buts. Extra frosty as well. Back in the early 80’s this Roadkill Skunk was also fairly mold resistant. I have not tested this thoroughly regarding mold yet, but my breeder plants (from original seeds I received) endured some fairly high humidity during flowering and showed no issues with any of the plants. However, any long IBL line (especially if BX’d), is normally not very mold resistant when it comes to outdoors in humid environments; like coastal.

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Growing Information

GROWER: The Rev

She is a dream to grow, easy-peasy man. Most variants can be a lot like goldfish in a bowl and will grow into their operating environment; regarding container size, water/food availability, and light intensity. I wouldn’t grow this outdoors along the coast unless in a greenhouse with humidity control; I wouldn’t grow any long IBL outdoors coastal without a greenhouse in fact.

Visit Kingdom Organic Seeds – True Living Organically Grown and grab some good beans for your garden and grab some Skunk in Jan. 2022. Here’s another article by yours truly to check out if you want to: Letters to Rev – Organic Cannabis Growing Styles – Skunk Magazine.

Red Russian Skunk Breeders’ Info

The body-odor/funky-feet variants are strangely addictive—it’s hard to explain, you just have to try a couple and see what I mean LoL. It’s almost cat-pissy in its acrid/sour nature, very close. Whenever I let peeps smell this BO type variant, they always say “woah” and look at me like WTF? With a look kind of like they just ate a bad sunflower seed. ????

The Piney type can be a bit sweeter or Pine-Sol ish, the Piney girls are truly mind blowing in potency, maybe the most potent, but their yields are always quite a bit less (15% less or so overall). As a whole most of the females yield very well, yielding pretty classic Skunk looking buds. The Skunky and BO variants are most common. The Roadkill Skunk and Piney variants are less common, but still pretty good at about 1:5 females or so.

The Roadkill Skunk terpenes arise, in my experience, when the piney and the acrid body odor terpenes exist in certain ratios in the plant. Most of your females are killers no matter what. There are some (1 or 2 females out of 10 females) that have a little less resin production and will be less smelly, but still all good females, just good ass kickers, but most females are at least serious ass kickers. Remember that uber-potency thang is a free-ranging expression within various morphologies; however, the Christmas Tree morphology is almost always (75% ish) uber potent and stinky; no matter what the terpene profile.

Afterword Smoking with Rev

Rev Immediately After Vaping a Thin Dobbie’s Worth of Red Russian Skunk
Rev Immediately After Vaping a Thin Dobbie’s Worth of Red Russian Skunk

The “classic” Hammer of the God’s cannabis strain here. The Red Russian Skunk delivers an indica dominant uber potent thumping, with the long legs (length of effects) of heirloom sativa. Heavy and hard for several hours with a smooth slow come down. Very debilitating and not a good idea when competence or brain power is required—no mathLoL. Excellent for rainy days at home or exploring nature. Exceptional for simple artistic creativity, but again, overall competence is lowered, so complexity can be problematic.

Things like baked bike riding around a park or something is an awesome idea. However, riding in traffic, or mountain biking could end up badly due to that lack of attention, as you will be distracted easily. In light doses, say a couple hits for me, it is very cool to be social and go out and eat and/or have a couple beers. If you blaze say, a doobie, you—if you’re like me—won’t lean towards social activities.

Pretty powerful munchies, and good hardcore red eye are the norm here with Red Russian Skunk. She has an added kind of electric side, no doubt from the SEA 18-week flowering Haze that was one of the original P1s as I understand it. They are all uniformly similar when it comes to effects/high, with the exception of some that are more electric than others. Morphology differs a bit with regard to axial pattern growth, and this is the main reason I suspect a little BXing went down, heh heh. L8r G8rs

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