From a remote mountainous area near the Tamil Nadu border, the Chellakutti is one of the most sought after South Indian landraces.
Unlike many Kerala cultivars, the Kerala Chellakutti does not have a fruity smell. The aromas are reminiscent of a delicious blend of spice and pepper with an underlying Hazy flavor. The effect is long lasting but totally devoid of body stone or tiredness at the end. It is a potent strain but with positive cheerful effects as this Sativa is uplifting and social.
The Chellakutti has been cultivated at 11° N in the wettest state of India, therefore, it can withstand heavy rains and is highly mold resistant. Nonetheless, the internodal spacing is relatively short compared to most tropical Sativas. The vigorous Chellakutti will thrive in a wet and warm environment such as a greenhouse. Despite the fact that its very long flowering time and tremendous flowering stretch make it a challenge to grow indoors, experienced indoor growers can also achieve great results.
Because we have carefully culled out all the mutated plants, hermaphrodites and weak specimens while performing a controlled open pollination indoors, growers can expect a high sexual stability as well as very few undesirable phenotypes.
The smell is very discrete at first as the Kerala Chellakutti only starts producing trichomes late into its flowering cycle ( around the 13th to 16th week of flowering). Then, the tropical lady starts revealing its beauty.
Although the state of Kerala is famous for being home to some of the most potent Indian landraces, most of the local landraces are in danger of extinction. In Kerala, these long flowering varieties are gradually being replaced by quicker flowering strains. On top of that, the habitat loss due to urbanization as well as the harsh eradication campaigns have caused this cultivar to be on the brink of extinction. Our friend from the Collector's Collective (Coco Genes) acquired the seeds directly from local Kerala farmers wanting to help preserve this endangered cultivar.
Even though this crazy psychedelic sativa can be challenging to tame, the growers with enough patience and skills will be rewarded by a burst of energy and a memorable cerebral high!
|Tipo||SATIVA LANDRACE STRAIN (P2)|
|Sativa / Indica ratio||100 % sativa|
|Flowering indoors||18-25 weeks|
|Flowering outdoors||Early December to mid January|
|Resistance against spider mites||Average|
|Resistance against powder mildew||High|
|Resistance against botrytis||High|
|Resistance against white fly||Average|
|Resistance against cold||Average-Low|
|Resistance against heat||Average-High|
|Genetics||Landrace Strain (P2) open pollinated indoors to increase the sexual stability.|
|Structure||Tall tropical Sativa, requires experience to grow indoors. The internodal distance is important during the long flowering stretch but quickly tightens up in the second half of the flowering cycle. The buds are fluffy but can sometimes get big.|
|Bouquet||Spicy Indian sativa aromas: peppery, Hazy, metallic.|
|High||Extremely strong energy boost, Uplifting, very clean effect.|
|Terpene profile||It has not yet been tested.|
|Growing Tips||The optimal light cycle indoors is 11 hours of light for 13 hours of darkness. That way, the plants can flower a bit faster and also express themselves fully. Indoors, it is recommended to top off the plants many times and train them. Growers can keep topping the plants up until day 70 of their flowering cycle.
Also, keeping the plants in small containers until the end of the flowering stretch (between day 70 and day 80 of flowering), since it will help to reduce the stretch indoors. Then it is advised to transplant into bigger containers to prevent the plants from becoming root-bound. We recommend low to moderate levels of nutrients for the whole cycle, with moderate levels of nitrogen.