California Indica's parentage is quite exceptional; the mother was a large and huge-yielding citrus-infused sativa-dominant California Orange Bud while the father was the double Afghani Northern Lights #1 x Hash Plant hybrid which also fathered Sensi Seeds' illustrious Hash Plant strain. Utilising such seemingly diametrically-opposed cannabis strains together has resulted in incredible hybrid vigour and giving large, robust plants with multiple branches. Its growth pattern is heavily indica-dominant; plants are short and fast-flowering with buds that tend to run together forming long and dense colas.
Plants grown indoors will flower in a 7 - 8 week period gaining between 100 - 150% in height during the stretch of early flowering. Outdoors plants can become the size of small trees given suitable conditions which include a warm climate; harvest will be by mid-October in northern latitudes. The buds are true gourmet cannabis with a rich orange/citrus aroma and flavour that is improved with careful drying and curing, however, during growth, the aroma is fairly subdued and not overly strong. Their appearance is predominantly orange with only the occasional glimpse of green showing through. Its flavours linger long on the palate and at its best is likened to a hashy/orange-flavoured dark chocolate.
The high is very nicely balanced with the sativa side providing some uplift. While heavily indica-influenced the effect is not overpoweringly stupefying and therefore medicinal users or those whose tolerance is not fully developed will find a pleasantly relaxing, warm high yet potent and long-lasting enough to please the die-hard smoker. The range of delicious terpenes is actually highlighted better by vaporizing as opposed to smoking and medicinal users will gain access to more of the THC and CBD cannabinoids in this way.
Whether you are an expert grower with many years' experience or a complete newbie this strain will prove easy and rewarding.