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01-08-2007, 11:07 PM
Bubble Gum is a medium tall, usually not too branchy (some- times stretchy) plant, producing compact, crystal covered buds. Originally the Bubble Gum was developed by growers in In- diana, USA. From there the genetics moved to New England and eventually Holland. lt took many generations to finally produce this stable Bubble Gum, with the characteristic, sweet smell (truly resembling a typical Bubble Gum taste) and euphoric high; the original trademarks of this famous strain.
The only inbred strain (no F1 hybrid) on the Serious menu. Winner of two awards in the High Times Cannabis Cup of 1994, a 2nd place in 1995 and again a 2nd prize in 1999, gives Bubble Gum a total of 4 awards from the judges.
Indoor clone grow time:
7 - 14 days
Indoor flowering time:
56 - 63 days
300 - 450 grams/m2
Outside / Greenhouse harvest time:
01-14-2007, 04:41 PM
Heres a qwote form my good buddie chronical.
Harvest Time - 500 Grams on the nose!
Hi Folks i thought i'd just grace you with this mouthwatering sight. I recently chopped down the Bubblegum crop i have been growing in a 1.2x1.0M Grow tent and what a RESULT! Here's a pic at week 8.
The other pics are of the Harvest and the finished product. I am very pleased with the final weight which was 500.3g/18oz from 6 Bubblegum plants under 1X600w HPS. The feeds i used were Advanced nutrients including Big Bud, Overdrive, Voodoo juice, Scorpion Juice etc. Here is a link to the grow thread: http://www.breedbay.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1124
Hope ya all like the pics,
01-14-2007, 04:46 PM
Here is monkeys garden and bubblegum buds.
01-14-2007, 04:51 PM
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02-06-2007, 01:54 AM
Bubble Gum - a 'Seriously' Refined Classic
There are several strains out in the world of cannabis genetics whose origin and further breeding process seem to be unclear. Growers get especially confused, when a certain strain is offered under the same name by two or more seed banks: who has the original one, whose are copies? Bubble Gum is one such contentious strain, of which at least two seed banks do offer their own versions, in this case Serious Seeds and T.H. Seeds (both residing in Amsterdam), not to mention all those internet-based criminal copy cats here. So I decided to trace back the real roots of Bubble Gum. Asking both the aforementioned breeders resulted in two corresponding versions of the Bubble Gum's breeding story, giving good reasons for the existence of two high-quality Bubble Gum strains.
A grower in Indiana (USA) developed the original material during the 80's. In 1993, this guy from Cerebral Seeds gave three very different female Bubble Gum plants to Adam from T.H. Seeds as well as to Simon and Tony (the two split up shortly after, with Simon founding Serious Seeds, and Tony Sagarmatha Seeds). So Bubble Gum arrived in the Netherlands in the hands of three breeders. And from that moment on, different new chapters were written in the breeding history of Bubble Gum, its development kind of branched out. Three breeders - three ways of breeding: These seed masters were going to make their own special selection out of the three different genetic types they had received.
Simon reports: "As far as I know, T.H. Seeds did work further with another of those 3 plants than I did." That's the reason why Adam (T.H. Seeds) considers his Bubble Gum as 'mostly Indica', whereas Simon puts his version into the 'mostly Sativa' category. He focused his research on two of the three lines, finally deciding for one type that should become his Bubble Gum seed strain.
Bubble Gum It took Simon five generations to end up in the desired breeding result, officially registering it as 'Bubble Gum'. He says that it is not possible to give exact Sativa/Indica percentages, but reveals that the genetic background of Bubble Gum consists of three different exotic Sativas, amongst them Mexican and Columbian, and an Afghani Indica.
It is remarkable that Bubble Gum is the only inbred strain (no F1 hybrid) in the Serious Seeds menu, thus being especially uniform. Upon being asked about special considerations to Bubble Gum, Simon explained: "The bubble gum shows a remarkable uniformity in plants grown from seeds. It is a strong and beautiful plant, which grows a heavy stem: you never need to tie heavy buds up. The initial stages of seedlings can be tender, and you have to take care a bit for them in that stage. It is important to not let them be overgrown by neighbouring plants, which may grow faster at first. When about 2 weeks old the Bubble Gum will start to pick up speed and grow as fast as other plants." This delay in growth can be explained by the fact that the BG is an inbred strain and therefore does not have that hybrid vigour effect (faster and stronger growth) of F1 hybrids.
Keeping these hints in mind, I sow four BG seeds - only four seeds, due to the chronic congestion on my seed-testing list. They really showed off the ground one day later than common, but germinated properly and simultaneously. And in fact, the overall growth speed was slow at first, but increased significantly after two weeks. When the multiple-finger leafs had been formed, their look was quite unusual: dark green in the colour (Indica trait), but at the same time rather narrow and sharply serrated (Sativa traits).
After five weeks from germination, they had grown into medium tall plants (55-65 cm) under HPS 400 + 250 W, with few side branching. But due to the dominating Sativa content, it was clear that they would further stretch during flowering. Two plants turned out to be female and soon developed the first flower clusters after having turned the lights to 12/12. And one could quickly realize that huge top colas were about to be produced by the plants.
Bubble Gum After four weeks of flowering, the buds began to release a sweet fruity scent that was going to become more intensive from week to week, really reminding of fruity chewing gum. Also resin production had gotten into full speed, covering more and more of the plants' surface. The buds grew into very compact resinous heads, featuring a high calyx-to-leaf ratio, thus allowing for easy harvest processing.
After 58 to 61 days of flowering, harvest was not only easy, but also rewarding, as the two BG plants yielded 25 to 28 grams of finest sticky sinsemilla. As expected, they had kept on growing vertically during flowering, finally amounting to 91 to 102 cm. But this contributed to the formation of long-drawn, heavy yielding main colas.
The buds were pleasantly mild to smoke and had preserved some of that special fruitiness also after the drying process. No surprise that the high delivered a pretty strong Sativa power dosage, with euphoric tendencies, at least it will make you blow some funny fantasy bubbles in your mind.
The Indica aspect, however, is also noticeable, causing a certain degree of stonedness, too. This nice mixture of both sides of the spectrum makes Serious Seeds' Bubble Gum an attractive experience, and accordingly, it has won several awards, e.g. at the High Times Cannabis Cup 1994, 1995 and 1999.
It may be new to some that Bubble Gum is also a good choice for outdoor cultivation. While rather taking place on the balcony in Holland, it is also successfully practiced in the great Spanish outdoors, as Simon reports: "Bubble Gum is also liked for outdoors in Spain a lot, it will also form a very nice plant with mould-resistant buds when grown outdoors here but just finishes not soon enough for my standards to call it an outdoor plant. Normal finishing date 1-15 oct."
GBI - Green Born Identity
Strain Serious Seeds' Bubble Gum (2 female plants)
Genetic type Mostly Sativa
Vegetative stage 5 weeks (including germination)
Flowering stage here 58-61 days, in general 56-63 days
Medium Standard grow-mix
EC up to 1.
Light 400w + 250w HP
Temperature Night: 16-18c, Day: 24-28c
Air Humidity 50-70%
Watering Flood irrigation
Fertiliser (vegetative stage) Advanced Hydroponics Dutch Formula
Fertiliser (flowering stage) Advanced Hydroponics Dutch Formula
Stimulators Bio Nova X-cel
Height 91/102 cm
08-04-2009, 11:53 PM
Hey where can i get the bubble gum seed
10-11-2012, 11:42 PM
I'll be starting two packs of this soon along with a few sidekick strains :)
10-12-2012, 05:54 AM
I am looking foward!
10-12-2012, 06:14 AM
me I want that white russian again,man that was a real winer,football sized buds,great smells,tastes,excellent seed company this serious seeds,peace hey Claude haven't seen you here in awhile,hope all is well,catching any big ones?
10-12-2012, 07:53 PM
I've grown out 2 packs of Serious Bubble Gum and although I didn't find any pheno's that smelled of bubblegum to me, the pot itself was right up my street, I really enjoyed it.
Great pic monkey, is that yours?
10-13-2012, 04:04 PM
I've got two packs of Serious' and TH Seed's Gum so I can compare the two lines and pick the one that best matches Blueberry for Bubbleberry and several other crosses.
I thought you'd like to know, Claude, I just started both packs of gum :)
I'm going to cross it to a few Blue hybrids and TGA's Vortex.
All but 2/22 cracked so far, all being planted later this morning :)
11-03-2012, 07:18 AM
sounds great,I love serious seeds stock,ready for this one,peace
11-03-2012, 07:19 AM
Still got to get to them, I was checking my flower tent to sort out which need a few more weeks, months, and done :)
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