Black Cherry Soda ~ The Quest for a New Mom

If you have followed me at all either on the internet or have read my book Dank you will know that I don’t consider myself a educated breeder as much as I do a collector of Elite genetics.

I have spent two decades growing out thousands of seeds or growing out clones and cuttings collected from friends and foes alike. Some times they herm out and seed your entire crop and other times you find that special plant that makes it all worth while. Now that I run TGA I have other talented growers on the look out for those special strains and that is how we found the Black Train Wreck used to create Chernobyl.

The problem is I am an extreme Pot Snob and very few strains actually impress me these days so when when does I get really excited. This is the case with this new bud/clone/cutting that came to us as Black Cherry Soda.

The bud first came to me through Dioxide my best friend and the creator of Chernobyl, Deep Purple, and Qrazy Train and as always we washed the bong and MzJill, Dioxide and myself sampled the bud and gave our opinions and all three of us loved this stuff.

It has a nice grapey fruit cherry flavor but the really unique part is the exhale when you actually pick up traces of Cream Soda, which we assume helped coin its name.

I’d like to thank Fat Dave for the sample that we enjoyed very much.

I smoked at least nine samples of assorted Purple Buds at the International Expo and not tasted as good as this bud. Grand Daddy Purps, Mendo Purps and many northern California strains all have a similar grape, merlot, musty taste but this was completely different. The smell was a sour grape odor and the flavor was sweet and fruity.

I asked Dioxide if he thought we could get a cutting from Dave and he said he would give it a try. The clone came to us in poor shape but some TLC by Dioxide and he got some nice healthy growth and was able to take a few cuttings which he rooted and brought one to me. I placed her into the veg area and she has been growing up and is a very healthy vigorous plant.

I’m really excited about the prospect of working with this plants genetics but first she will be tested fully to make sure she really is as good as our initial impressions.

Everyone in this story is a card-holder and this is all legal under or state laws which makes what I do easier than when I did it all underground.

It the next chapter we will see how she performs in bud.



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  3. Bud-A-Mer on

    I’m going 2 try it with vanilla ice cream…

  4. Oregonic on

    Just got this young lady the other week. She was covered in tri’s and preflowers at only 3 weeks old. She is super squatty and bushy and christmas tree like. I’ve heard she doesn’t stretch too much in flower and is slow growing in veg (soil), not much vertical but lots of lateral growth. My girl looks slightly different from the one in the pictures. Smells chronic already, can’t wait to see how she turns out.

  5. Star Girl on

    totally awesome

  6. calikush on

    subcool, you rock, man you are the best, it’s the stone man, not the color or texture or the way the thing grows man, it’s the stone man, do you understand what I am getting at man. we want stone and that means that you need to go back to a start point and quit working with stuff that looks great and gee it grows great but the “GD” stone is only so-so. AND you might work in a legal area of medical mj but you do us no good if you do not give us the best in STONE we are medical and that means we want and need the best. got it sub—— coooooooool

  7. Anonymous on

    This may be the most beautiful little nug I’ve ever seen.

  8. Anonymous on

    Hey I got a question for ya. Are you going to be adding this to the line up at your TGA seedbank? I hope you add it and keep it pure in addition to using it for creating new strains.

  9. David762 on

    I wish you could email me a cutting to try out … LOL.

    I am curious how you will explore this new variant. Do you have a handle on the genetics of Black Cherry Soda? Is it an F1? Will you force one of the clones into a hermie, to keep the breeding pure? Or do you have some prized male donors (Chernobyl?) in mind to cross, and then back-cross?

    Keep us informed, eh? Same bat-time and same bat-channel …

  10. Anonymous on

    I always enjoy reading your stuff Subcool.

    The Black Cherry Soda sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to see how it pans out.

    If I could, I’d like to ask you a question(s) on cloning as per your example in another post.

    Q: If a plant such as Bubblegum (TH), shows heavy pre-flowers, would it be cloned the same way as any other plant would be? If it’s always been under 24 hour 600 watt MH conversion bulb at apx. 2 feet distance from light, and around 3 months old.

    Q2: If the clones taken were put in soil mix (Sunshine mix # 4) in 5″ square pots with root gel applied. If they were under a dome for the first week and a half and are now 2 weeks old and look good. If temp and R/H were around 80 degrees & 80% r/h constantly, and after dome removal, 76 & 30-40%.
    When would you recommend to start feeding them, what and how much?
    Is there any special instructions?

    I know it’s a lot to ask, but I hope you can help.

    Thank You