S.A.G.E. Marijuana Strain



Origins: Big Sur Holy x Afghani indica
Flowering: 70-85 days
Harvest: mid November

SAGE stands for Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium, but also describes the aroma of this interesting hybrid. SAGE’s mother is a native Californian called Big Sur Holy, a sativa with a long finishing time but strong mold and bug resistance. She is combined here with a chunky Afghani indica selected for its extreme characteristics – hardiness, tight internodal structure, and fast finishing time – and grown from seed for cross breeding.

The vigorous growth, elegant leaves, straight growth pattern, and hefty weight of the Afghani balance with the pleasant, mentally aler and thoughtful sativa high, which continues to be satisfying with repeated use. A fulfilling equilibrium of the paternal lines, this plant deals well with challenging conditions, and will usually be the last plant standing in a stressed garden. SAGE holds her color and resist mite infestation.

The SAGE flavor is “old-school”, reminiscent of the days when Columbian and Thai stick were still primo. The aroma is like the wild sage native to the sativa mama’s California homeland. This fresh smell is also a factor for the stealth grower – the odor doesn’t really give away its source. Even without charcoal filters, trained noses may not recognize the scent as weed.

SAGE responds well to topping and is also amenable to the bend technique because the branches hold the rubbery quality of the Afghani papa. This plant likes to grow large, so it works great in beds as a larger plant but is too wily for a sea of green method. Hash made from this variety won first place ion the 1999 Cannabis Cup and scientific analysis by an unaffiliated testing facility reported that SAGE’s THC content is over 20 percent, ranking in the top 3 varieties tested.

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5 comments to S.A.G.E. Marijuana Strain

  • Anonymous

    I have a cross I’ve created between SAGEXLambs bread I callSledgeHammer. I just tested some lower larry buds at 20.46 THC

  • Roadkill

    My SAGE has this sweet wild sage funk about it. Never looked “sickly” at all and I think that could have been a factor of your environment Shaggy. Especially since you also mentioned fluffiness, when all SAGE I’ve seen grown in an optimal environment produced decently-dense spear-like flowers partially akin to the Afghani Indica father. It’s all been super potent frostiness too. You’re spot on about the bizzare extremely thick needle-like pistils though. Try adding more lumens the next go around or run it outside absorbing the ultraviolet rays of the good ol’ big beautiful sun. Do you grow soil w/ chem ferts, hydro w/ chem, hydro w/ organic nutes, aquaponics, organic soil, mineralized soil, High-Brix soil/foliar broadcast methods, or just out in the loam? What training methods were you using? I wouldn’t write a strain off based off of one run with it that was definitely not “dialed in” as they say. My grows are usually in highly mineralized soil with a large microbial population w/ earthworms (not just EWC, but actual worms) in the soil and microclover beds grown around the base. The microclover is left as it dies as mulching and food source for my worms. My soil was amended and foliar sprays/scheduling are based off of recommendations from a soil analysis done by Ag Labs. I also add 20lbs of worm castings per bale of Promix HP w/ mycorrhizae. I’ve lost track of how many lumens per plant I’m running, it’s very optimal conditions though. The training methods I use are all strain-dependent. The methods I’m using now are the best results I’ve achieved in 23 yrs and I’ve tried all growing styles and nutrient regimes possible, a-z. It’s time to raise the bar.

  • Paris

    Has great aroma♥

  • Lion

    The SAGE I have now smells very cheesy like a Super Bomb or OG Cheese but sativa effects, very relaxing toke.

  • shaggy

    About the Sage–1 of the 2 was Female. She looked sickly all grow, but snapped out of it just before flowering. She was very haze influenced. The flowers grow in big, prickly masses. The pistils are so fat they’re like needles. It really looks bizarre. However, the haze also means fluffier masses of flowers and a
    longer flowering period. I finally stopped mine at 11 1/2 weeks. I’m sure it could have done better if given another 2 weeks or so. My real hope are my Cinderella88/sage seeds. Hopefully it will solidify the nugs while shortening the flowering period. Who knows? And the high? Well, let me just say that whatever it was that I smoked in A’dam was the most devastating stuff I’ve ever touched. My sage has never quite done the same, but last batch had a nice energetic up buzz.
    We’ll see how this goes after a nice long cure. All in all, Cindy is better, but this is a great one to have around for personal stash…

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