The American cannabis culture managed to flourish even while suffering from many decades of restriction and ill repute. Instead of giving in, more hybrids using strains from within the country and various parts of the world emerged. Among these US-bred fusions are LA Confidential, NYC Diesel and Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaica. Offered by Homegrown Cannabis Co as a bundle, these potent variants make up the All American Mixpack.
LA Confidential, a cross between OG LA Affie and Afghani, has an earthy pine taste and a strong, classic skunky aroma. Ideal for evening sessions, the 90% Indica carries up to 25% THC volume that makes for a euphoric yet super calming high. The bud also alleviates acute, chronic pain, along with insomnia.
On the contrary, its other mixpack mates, both Sativa-dominant, are perfect for daytime use. Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican is an exciting brew of different indigenous strains. Its ability to uplift the mood and share an energizing effect is from its Laotian and Jamaican landrace parents. The bud also provides a bit of calm from its Afghan Hawaiian heritage, ensuring the vigor boost does not cause hyperactivity. That's not all, it commands the strength of up to 25% THC content, bringing the pros and cons of such psychoactive load.
Meanwhile, NYC Diesel is a three-way hybrid among Sour Diesel, Afghani, and Hawaiian. The kerosene-tasting nug is the only beginner-friendly cannabis in the bunch with 18 to 21% THC content. Although considered moderate nowadays, cautious dosing is still required. The variant enlivens the body while boosting the mind's creative capacity. Along with the prior strain, it fights fatigue, stress, and depression. Surprisingly, they may also cause a mild couch-lock if enjoyed in high amounts.
When it comes to cultivation, the three plants are tolerant to typical newbie mistakes. These feminized variants from Homegrown Cannabis Co also ensure each plant in the garden is sensimilla-bearing. Even better, the trio provides satisfactory yields without the strenuous efforts often associated with this endeavor.
Growing All American Mixpack
The beauty of growing the All American Mixpack is that all the strains do not require extensive care to flourish. These feminized plants have deep landrace ancestry, which gives them a sturdy structure that is tolerant to reasonable errors. Moreover, the floras have high resilience against common diseases, pests, and pathogens.
When growing indoors, the variants blossom in a comfortable room temperature around 21 to 26°C. Also sustain an environment that is close to 40 to 50% RH level. Outdoor cultivation, on the other hand, is best performed in sunny locations with a Mediterranean climate like Southern Europe, California, and Australia.
True to its name, rearing LA Confidential can indeed be kept secret thanks to its small height. The charmer sports thick foliage of broad, dark green leaves. Meanwhile, its massive colas are brimming with frosty, lime green buds. The flowers are moderately dense and are small to medium in size. Exposing the plant to colder lights off temperature 2 weeks before harvest brings out the deep plum hue of the flowers, but more so the blades.
In a controlled setup, laying out pots of LA Confidential in a Sea of Green
(SOG) arrangement makes full use of small spaces and increases yield. A single square meter with 4 to 10 of this Indica can produce up to 400 grams after only 8 weeks of fruiting. One LA confidential grown in a favorable outdoor setting, on the other hand, shares around 450 to 500 grams of gluey buds. Collect the harvest from September to early October when growing in the northern hemisphere.
The Indica-looking NYC Diesel is as anticipated. Its leafage of fan-like leaves is thick and requires regular trimming for better airflow. When bared to colder than average night temperatures, the cannabis develops a dark plum coloring that appears nearly black. Unfortunately, this change of hue does not often manifest on its lime green bud clusters. Hence, the process is usually skipped.
NYC Diesel has the longest fruiting cycle in this mixpack. It takes 10 to 12 weeks in controlled settings and extends to early November outdoors in the northern hemisphere. Under the good graces of nature, one plant can share up to 400 grams of fresh buds. Meanwhile, every square meter of indoor space arranged in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup produces 300 to 350 grams.
Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican
The leggy Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican is the tallest of the three. It looks like a classic Sativa with its slender-fingered leaves and lengthy flowering sites. The lanky beauty also has wide internodal gaps and thin branches that will need support as it finishes its 10 to 13-week-long flowering.
Additionally, the strain can be grown indoors and out. However, if vertical space is an issue or staying discreet is crucial, height-limiting techniques may be required to keep it of manageable length. Employing a Screen of Green (ScrOG) grow is the most popular method. Shortening the vegetative phase and the use of smaller pots are also among the easiest ways to prevent it from stretching.
A single Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican yields up to 1500 grams of beautiful nugs when cultivated in warm, tropical or Mediterranean climates. In the upper half of the globe, be ready to gather the heavy cropping by late October. If the location is not paradisiacal for cannabis plants, a bright indoor environment, along with a nutrient-rich root zone, may produce about 600 to 800 grams per square meter.
Fragrance and Flavor
Stepping in a grow room while the strains of the All American Mixpack flower is a banquet for the senses. LA Confidential has a skunky, pine-like scent and flavor. Meanwhile, Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican has a refreshing sweetness that primarily smells and tastes like citrus with a bit of ripe peach. NYC Diesel, on the other hand, has a mixed lime and kerosene-like kick that makes the salivary glands go wild.
The All American bunch provides a round-a-clock service. Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican and NYC Diesel have identical effects. Great for daytime use, both start the day with a wave of euphoria that washes worries away. After uplifting the mood, a boost in mental and physical energy transpires. It is followed by an improvement in creative thinking that brings a flood of ideas. Such blend of upshots makes the variants useful when engaged in artistic endeavors, as well as light social situations. Just don't consume these buds in excessive amounts to avoid experiencing a mild couch-lock.
LA Confidential, on the other hand, is for nighttime employment. It gifts happiness and a head to toe feeling of relaxation. The strain also increases focus, which makes it serviceable when there are tasks that require full concentration. Hence, it is beneficial when bringing some unfinished work at home or when there is a need to block distractions so the evening can be enjoyed. After a few hours, drowsiness will occur and usher in a long, deep sleep.
Apart from their recreational effects, the All American mixpack is brimming with therapeutic compounds. The trio has enormous THC capacity, as well as health-giving terpenes. Both Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican and NYC Diesel are excellent fatigue-fighting variants, while LA Confidential mitigates insomnia, allowing consumers to achieve proper sleep. The three strains also alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, severe mood swings, and chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis, migraines, and multiple sclerosis.
As always, bear in mind that the strains must only be enjoyed in modest dosages to limit the side effects with just dry mouth and eyes. Overindulging, THC sensitivity, along with low THC tolerance, may cause dizziness, headache, increased anxiety, or paranoia.
Mixed All American Pack
The All American Mixpack offers the morning uplifters, Afghan Hawaiian x Laos x Jamaican and NYC Diesel, and the nighttime relaxant, LA Confidential. These three provide a euphoric high that can beat stress, anxiety, and depression like a drum. At the same time, they can hush chronic pain fast and for long periods.
Cultivation-wise, the trio can endure common beginners' mistakes, as well as other gardening issues such as pests and pathogens. Moreover, Homegrown Cannabis Co provides the strains in feminized version, ensuring each flora in the grow area is a bud producer. All the better, they share satisfactory outputs without the back-breaking efforts often needed to achieve a rewarding harvest.