The best m.j. ever?

July 6, 2008

headband

headband

A strain called headband has quickly become the most sought after strain in Humboldt County. Similar to Sour Diesel and O.G. kush, this strain smells amazing and is incredibly strong. I would have to say that this is the most desirable srtain of marijuana that I have ever come across. It’s exclusivity makes it pretty hard to find. Supposedly this strain is a mix of the O.G. and the Sour Diesel. A blueberry headband has also been propogated as of late.

19 Responses to “The best m.j. ever?”

  1. Kym said

    Eric, I’m guessing you’re going to be my go to person for details.

    I assuming this is an indoor variety with a parent strain of Sour Diesel. Is the Blueberry Headband more purple?

    There has been suggestions that one of the best ways (besides legalization) to diminish the damage marijuana grows do to the environment is to encourage more outdoor–with strains like Headband coming from indoors, will outdoor be able to gain back lost market share or has it forever lost its primacy.

  2. It makes you feel like you have a headband on, too. I don’t really know how it does that- but it does and I like it. The taste reminds me of my first mushroom experience!

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  4. abirdtoldme said

    part of the benefit of prohibition has been the suppression of hemp pollen, and the creation of an amazing environment for strain breeding. If we could keep the hemp pollen out, and continue to create and produce quality medical strains like this we can still have a viable economy.

    • hans breederman said

      I never thought of that, excellent point. As an indoor grower in late January, I can think of nothing better than my outdoor counterpart’s demise at the hands of pollen from nearby hemp farms next year.

      LEGALIZE INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN HUMBOLDT, SHASTA, TRINITY, LAKE AND ESPECIALLY MENDOCINO COUNTIES AT ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. getitright said

    I assume you mean “707 Headband” and not just “Headband.” 707 HB is o.g. kush crossed with sour diesel and then those progeny backcrossed to the parent sour diesel again to retain the “elite” genes contained in sour diesel which is a mexican sativa x chemo hybrid.

    All those who attribute prohibition with good breeding practices are kidding themselves. Humans have been doing selection with backcrossing and interspecific hybrids (e.g. indica/sativa) resulting in introgression ever since… let’s see… there is this plant called “corn” that comes to mind which is theorized to have been produced in more or less the exact way that “707 Headband” was. Interestingly enough, there is a theory out there that humans come from such an interspecific backcross, lending some credibility to the Aztec metaphorical notion that “humans were created from corn.”

    From a breeding perspective, prohibition has set back the clock on _Cannabis_ as well as slowed new innovation. That is, _Cannabis_ strains had more interesting traits when they were still hermaphroditic landrace varieties developed to match a particular micro-climate. Think “heirloom” varieties.

    A breeder of some socially acceptable dioecious plant with one sex being the target, such as asparagus, is able to grow a known strain using tens of thousands of seeds just to find the slim percentage of plants with the recombinant genotype that express the desired phenotype. 99 (or 6!) plants is not enough to do any serious selection. Note that asparagus has lovely California hybrid varieties, such as “Purple Passion,” which result from the same type of purple phenotype selection that is employed with _Cannabis_.

    Prohibition has increased demand for high yield and easy to grow strains of cannabis which has poisoned the gene pool with less than desirable pharmacological traits. This is due to the fact that it is very difficult to perform a backcross which is intended to increase quantity. One has to go the other way and perform F1 hybridization with a plant that has known quantity e.g. “Big Bud” and risk losing some or all of the “elite” characteristics of the original specimen. Tetraploid (4N) varieties are often sought after simply because of their massive growth with little regard to the physiological or psychological effects of the plants. As well, tetraploid and triploid varieties often revert to diploid after some time, causing new cuttings to exhibit poor characteristics.

    A quick look at Mendellian Punnett Square Predictions through multiple generations reveals how truly rare the successful isolation of elite genes is and why there is so much enthusiasm for these genes. All of the truly successful innovations in _Cannabis_ genetics have either been stumbled upon by chance (e.g. purple urkel, trainwreck), in countries which don’t send people to prison for 40 years for having ten thousand seedlings (Switzerland, Holland), or by extremely brave individuals in the USA.

  6. RSJkassfool said

    Is there a strain called simply “Headband” Or is it all “707 Headband”?

  7. Necrolytic said

    That is something that I deal with and I have ran into two forms of this sought after crap that is a bitch to trim. The often is that it is OG x Sour D. but I have seen it as LA Confidential x Sour D.

  8. jason said

    head band was offical its the defintion of a one hitter quitter i paid 150 for a quarter and 600 for the ounce it was the dankiest ive ever come across it does the job and is most def worth ever cent spent on it

  9. Guerrilla in the Midst said

    getitright said:

    sour diesel which is a mexican sativa x chemo hybrid.

    That is either a guess, bad information, or a different strain called Sour Diesel. People on the East Coast have Trainwreck as a seed strain because a seed company bred a plant and decided to call it Trainwreck.

    The cannabible says Sour Diesel and OG Kush come from the same set of seeds or from crosses from those seeds. Sisters is the word used in the cannabible to describe the pair. Keep in mind that the cannabible is more photography than accurate information.

    Humans have been doing selection with backcrossing and interspecific hybrids (e.g. indica/sativa) resulting in introgression ever since… let’s see… there is this plant called “corn” that comes to mind which is theorized to have been produced in more or less the exact way that “707 Headband” was.

    This is entirely incorrect. Maize being produced from this type of breeding is a theory. Another problem with this statement is Cannabis sativa and C. indica are the same species.

    Necrolytic said:

    That is something that I deal with and I have ran into two forms of this sought after crap that is a bitch to trim. The often is that it is OG x Sour D. but I have seen it as LA Confidential x Sour D.

    The above quote is reality. Bubba Kush was supposedly bred with trimming in mind. Bubba Kush is impossible to verify because of look-alikes. Headband is little more than a name used for marketing purposes. There may be a real strain but there are also several look-alike strains. The same can be said for OG Kush and Sour Diesel as far as marketing and look-alike varieties.

    Names with the suffix Kush are popping up everywhere for marketing purposes. Master Kush is supposedly a clone-only strain and a seed company claims it is their strain renamed from High Rise. Either none of the above or both are true. “Woody” developed Woody Kush which is supposed to be a Master Kush, Hindu Kush, and OG Kush strain. Soon there will be Eric Kush. I’ve even heard of a “Kush Collective.”

    I don’t like any of these Kush or Diesel strains. None of them last more than a few minutes. I remember the effect of the Chem/dawg-like original strains before it was called Chem/dawg from Grateful Dead concerts. The stuff on Shakedown Street was superior and more varied than what we have today (or maybe it was just the music). The original people who supplied this particular kind most likely did not grow clones bred from random hermaphroditic bagseed.

    It is time to move on from these five minute strains.

    • hans breederman said

      “Highrise” was around in Holland long before the Califoria Kush craze, my friend. This is the first Master Kush and it has nothing to do with the Master Kush that we know and enjoy in this particular temperate zone.

      As far as “The original people growing clones from hermaphoditic bagseed” goes, that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately, you can’t take clones from bags of weed, even if you get them on Shakedown Street from Andy Garcia’s brother Barry.

      ” People on the East Coast have Trainwreck as a seed strain because a seed company bred a plant and decided to call it Trainwreck.”

      Nothing could be farther from the truth. Aside from the obvious, which is the fact that you can physically drive, fly or boat a live plant from Arcata to anywhere in the world, there is such a thing as silver reversal, in which silver thiosulfate is applied to flowering female plants in order to stress them into inducing intersex tendencies. This technique is particularly beneficial to hobbyist growers, as this is exactly how feminized seeds are produced. The legendary breeders Arjan and Franco, of the dutch seedbank Greenhouse Seeds, were mailed a cut of E-32 Trainwreck and have been producing S1 feminized seeds of it for at least five years. I personally have a good friend in Sheffield, Uk who grows the best E-32 I have ever tried.

      “The above quote is reality. Bubba Kush was supposedly bred with trimming in mind.”

      the above quote is not a reality, altough you know what they say about perception and reality.

  10. Willow creek said

    There us the 707 and the real “headband”. The real one is like putting your head in a vice, unfortunately the 707 doesn’t match up. Unfortunately I cannot share how or who aquired it.

  11. ROB A RODIGHIERO said

    what is super norcatic? and how do i get seeds

  12. BidD said

    C. Sativa and C. Indica are not the same species. That is a fact. Same genus different species. One is a shorter fatter bush. With the other being taller and leaner. Your ignorant statement voids anything eles you mention. Before you start “correcting” people you need to get your facts straight. Or maybe you hit some bud u couldn’t handle and wrote that amateur bullshit.

  13. hans breederman said

    OG Kush and Sour Diesel are probably the most recognizable strains on the market today. Although the many incarnations of OG are mostly elite (outside of a few S1’s and S2’s done in holland and by Apothecary seeds, et al. of California), The two different versions of Sour Diesel, ECSD (chemdawg 91′ X Mass. Super Skunk) and NYCSD (some bullshit Soma strain), have long been stabilized through backcrossing and are thusly available in male form from seed. This means that countless crosses of these three strains from a widely variable pool of phenotypes have undoubtedly been made worldwide and called headband, by matter of tradition. The problem here is, the EC and the NYC are two completely different strains. Imbued with the authority of one of the original holders of the original Headband (daywrecker, ecsdS1 x deadhead 91’og), I have rebuked no less than a dozen impostors, including the “707” and the most nefarious of all charlatans, the “headband kush”. Nothing is even remotely close to the original, which is now an endangered species thanks to the popularity of it’s parents.

  14. Serg Kush said

    Touching in from the East coast, blueberry Head band has stretch across the country and found its way to the east coast… I would think in order to truly experience this herbal blessing you would want to know someone in Nor Cal make sure not to tip over in to Oregon (lol)… And i don’t care what you bring to the east coast, it just does not have the qualities of herb grown on the west coast!!!! I want to say much Raspect to the Nor Cal growers….

    Serg Kush

  15. 707greenfinger said

    just got the blueberry head band recently and its lookin good! the blue cross seems to do wonders for that headband stretch and also gives them a nice blue/ purple tinge to the stems. ran “headband many times in the past and cant wait to finish up these ladies. they smell great and i just flipped them! hope the flavor is up to par.

  16. HUMBOLTIA said

    Headband! (along w/numerous other strains,this is Humboldt!)Kick total Ass!
    Has anyone grown AK-47 in a greenhouse atmosphere? If so, how did it do?

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