Subcool named this Cutting Bloodwreck to distinguish it from the Arcata, TGA is Subcol, Dioxide, TCcurtiss, Jinxproof, Miss Rose and all the other amazing reps we have around the world. Thanks to MzJill for her support during the start of TGA.
I heard of the strain Trainwreck way back on the east coast when I was still smoking brown imports. It was spoken about like it was the long lost epic weed and I always hoped I would get the opportunity to work with a clone or hybrid of the cross. The first time I actually got to sample any of the bud was traveling from Arizona to Humbolt county to visit a friend who had invited me up. The weed scene in Prescott was horrible and we were used to smoking dirt weed about 50% of the time and I will always remember how as I traveled north the quality of weed got better and better. I was broke and on the run back then and I traveled the way many people in those circumstances did I rode the Dog! You meet some colorful people when you ride on a Greyhound bus and this trip was no different. In Vegas a couple got me high on some nice green outdoor but by the time we hit northern Cali at a rest stop a dude broke out a nice glass pipe full of Bubblehash and I knew I was headed in the right direction. As I talked with this cat he told me he was from Arcata and had been down south visiting a relative and was on his way back home. He asked if I had any bud and I said no so he gave me a nice hunk of indoor and as we re-boarded the bus I thanked him and ask what kind? He says thats Train wreck bud and gave me a big old grin that said without words I wouldnt forget smoking his gift. Once I actually got to my destination I was pretty impressed that dudes bud was better than anything I smoked while visiting my friend including the Salmon Creek Big Bud and other local strains.
Once I finally moved out west and started growing out all the famous west coast genetics I met a young guy who gave me cuts of Purple Urkle and Arcata Trainwreck and I grew both of them out. We still grow and love the Urkle cutting and used it to create our cross called Querkle but the Trainwreck was a different story. The final bud was very potent there is no doubt of that but from a growers stand point the plant was very tall and very picky producing male stamens ( Herms) as early as week 6 of budding. IT also had a woody acrid taste that I couldnt get past. This taste I learned is what Train wreck is known for but as I tasted other samples I learned there are at least a few different cuttings of the plant. In the book of Dank I detailed this particular cutting on page 88 but after growing it to harvest several times I decided not to breed with it and to stop growing it.
Last year my best mate, Dioxide ran across a cutting found by Smokescreen, story goes he scored a nice sack of Train wreck buds grown by a cat that has been growing the Trinity and the Trainwreck for sometimes. Smokescreen found a few seeds in the sack and grew them out finding one female that was exceptional. Dioxide was given a cutting of this female and started running it at his place. All 3 of us are legal card holders under state law and we trade cuttings pretty regularly with people that need better genetics or something for a specific ailment. Now while I am not a fan of Trainwreck myself I know incredibly potent weed when I see it and this was some of the most potent I had smoked in a long while. Turning a dark maroon almost black color the plant is completely covered with raised resin stalks crowded together so tightly they seem to form a web entwined glass beads. The plant is also virtually mildew proof, this trait would be very desirable to those growing outdoors in wetter climates.
This particular cutting has another unusual trait in that she will turn almost completely black in color by harvest with just a minimal temperature drop between light and dark periods. Dioxide has mastered this technique and his is fully transformed into a Black Red by harvest. At first the leaves will fade from green to red then maroon and finally a deep blood color. We added the prefix to distinguish this cutting from the Arcata or any other Train Wreck cutting. Everyone out west seems to have a cutting they favor and who really knows the origins of any of them but the taste of the strain is unmistakable and the very first hybrid we created using our Blood Wreck tested at 22.01 THC % which is very high.
The most important factor to me was its stability, unlike other cuttings this one does not produce hermaphrodites even under stress. It tolerates my hot soil and thrives at high PPM levels of nutrients. Outdoors it’s slightly effected by high temps and gets wrinkled leaves but this only happens at temps above 95 and does not seem to effect the flowering phase.
When we share some of the finished flowers with seasoned Train Wreck smokers they are always very impressed and blown away by the resin production the dry buds look like there covered in glass dust but are nothing more than but Organic cannabis.
Thanks to Dioxide for pointing out this amazing cutting and urging me to work with it.
The most stable Trainwreck cutting I have ever grown out with crippling potency
Sativa/ Indica 40/60
Harvest Time 60 days
Phenotype Classic Train Wreck taste and high with a nice Dark flowering pigment
Height Medium and wide
Parentage Train Wreck X Trinity
Grow Advise Lower temps 2 degrees per day for 1 week 2 weeks prior to harvest
Aroma Lime and Sandlewood with skunk undertones
Type of High At first the high is up and in the head but quickly drops into the body and transforms into a slow stone