Old Congo: Old-School Vibes, New-School Highs
It's not often you get to sample a strain with essentially no indica influence. Well, such is the case with Old Congo, a 100% sativa that combines five classic sativas—particularly Congo Pointe Noire and OT Haze—into one unique cultivar. With a rushing, "upper" high suited to daytime smokers and those in need of an energy boost, Old Congo brings uplifting vibes to the table, alongside woody, leathery, fruity sativa flavours.
Although this smoke is not suggested for beginners, it tends to have a mild THC content. The warning lies in the cerebral, energetic nature of the high, as it can cause the uninitiated to get a little jittery.
Aroma, Flavour, and Effect of Old Congo: Not Your Average Smoke (In More Ways Than One)
In many ways, Old Congo provides a distinct experience compared to other modern cultivars. Starting with her aroma, it's a unique mix indeed; leather and wood meet kiwi, grape, and other fruity notes for an indulgent scent that's more on the deep, sultry side. The Haze influence is unmistakable, alongside some harder-to-identify influences. The taste enhances these notes further, perhaps with more emphasis on the fruit. Ultimately, it's a satisfying smoke that lingers on the taste buds.
As for the effect, users can expect a euphoric, uplifting high that lends itself to those seeking creative inspiration or some good vibes while doing chores. With Old Congo bud samples testing at around 15–20% THC, the potency isn't outrageous, but it's not considered a beginner smoke either. Given its exhilarating high, this is not a strain for individuals seeking purely physical relaxation or a hearty stone.
Growing Old Congo: Large, Branchy, With the Potential To Bear Purple Buds
Old Congo thrives under the sun, though it can be grown indoors if kept under a 12/12 schedule from seed to harvest. Moreover, this plant is a good candidate for the ScrOG technique. Developing a tall, branchy structure, Old Congo churns out hairy, large buds that may take on a purple hue. Flowering tends to last around 90 days, and yields are medium to large.
Grow your own Old Congo
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