25 years ago we did grow outdoor at more than 1400 m.a.s. in the Swiss alps huge fields with thousands of cannabis plants. With temperatures below zero and high humidity most plants would start rotting and get grey if not harvested before peak or maturity.
We had fields with 2 metre Nepalese Indica that would shine even more and survive all other genetics by far!! So we called it "the Beast " !! As the police did destroy all our seeds, after many years of adapting and inbreeding I was looking for a long time to get those real high altitude Ganja with the most clear euphoric high as I could not find in any other weed I have grown!!!
When I saw Speed Queen's description I was convinced to have found my lost jewel and I have ordered 50 seeds to get endless seeds for the rest of my life!!! As a biological farmer I always work with my own bred regular seeds and I am very happy. Mandala is one of few seed companies I Wish to support for their natural way of breeding!!! Go for It!!
I m really glad that speed queen is back available to order. The thick stem and fast growth make it a great strain for gorilla growing. It can hold up the big buds without having to be tied up. I used one pinch of organic Nutrients. They never showed any need for feeding and only got greener as the year got later. I take 2 trains and a bus for 4 hours round trip. I don't have a car. I rely on Mandala strains. I take the young plants in plastic containers in my backpack. They get bent up some but bounce back in just a couple hours of planting. I water good then stick the root ball in a plastic bag. Then I plant in the holes without watering. Almost everyone has made it. I couldn't do this with weak slow growing plants. Speed Queen is a hardy easy to grows plant. I do very little effort to get these results. I just love growing. I give most of it to friends. I just thought about it. IV e ordered 4 time in 2022. I'm a seed freak, almost all Mandala. Thanks Devi, Mike and Jasmine.
The title of this review is about the best way to put it. Warm sun on your skin, smile on your face. It doesn't "dumb" you down. You're simply very chill. Doesn't weight you down. You're just choosing to take your time. It's a beautiful high! Grow the whole pack to find the winner, it's worth it! As with all Mandala genetics, this one has its own special effect. These genetics are what "being high" should be.
Note that this is a review based on the previous version of SQ and I will update with this new iteration in time. Very small indoor grow space was used, roughly a .5 x 1.5 with approx 1.7m height. 250w cooltube (remember those?!) with active extraction and passive intakes. Ended up with 3 ladies that were all pretty similar, one was quite distinct with stockier growth and stubby branches and did not take so well to the LST as the others.
The compact growth was a real plus in a crowded small space and some branches and quite a few leaves were removed to accommodate all three. Beautiful bulky buds formed on the miniature shrubs despite their restricted roots in small 7.5l containers, they took my heavy handed feeding very well (please follow Mandala's guide though). Aroma and flavour are a distant memory now but as you'd expect there was one distinct winner out of the three. Everyone who sampled was struck by the great effects of the buds as it was very different to all the commercial stuff around... even got some folks who'd given up toking, sampling and singing it's praises. I can say that the breeder description is spot on as I remember this plant and I'm looking forward to being reunited with an old friend :)
I had some Speed Queen growing outdoors in 2009 i think. I think I still have progression picks. They were knee high when I put them out. They have a thick stem and big sticky buds. In 24 days they went from knee high to 7 foot bushes. A hurricane came through the year after Katrina. The eye crossed Indiana with 75 mph winds. They held up and budded. When they finished looked like how trees that grow on windy slopes have all the limbs on one side. Every year I thought about Speed Queen. That was the same year Mike and Jasmin had some fem. Mandala #1 seeds. Ill be ordering soon.