The Truth is a classic old school elite the Triangle Kush crossed with SFV OG Kush x Chemdog D which won 2nd place in Indica category at 2014 HTCC Amsterdam. It was bred by True Canna Genetics.
This is not the same strain as the cup winning True OG strain from Elemental Seeds which I have a grow journal about here.
Some Background Info On The Truth
There is a full description of the strain at http://en.seedfinder.eu/strain-info/The_Truth/True_Canna_Genetics/ but there is a misprint, they used SPV instead of SFV.
Also Triangle Kush, SFV OG and Chemdog D are all clone only strains. So I began wondering what male was introduced and where. After digging around I found out the Chem D was from Reservoir Seeds and they list the male used to make this in seed form as Hindu Kush.
Hindu Kush is a pure indica strain named after the mountain range stretching 500 miles between Pakistan and Afghanistan where it originated. The harsh climate of its homeland has conditioned this strain to express a thick, protective coat of crystal trichomes cherished by hash makers worldwide. With a subtle sweet and earthy sandalwood aroma, Hindu Kush induces a deep sense of calm that helps bring relief to those suffering pain, nausea, and stress disorders. https://www.leafly.com/indica/hindu-kush
I managed to find a few grow shots and they looked pretty impressive. The creator took 2nd place Indica at the High Times Cup in Amsterdam with a plant straight from a single pack of seeds so I am hoping this strain lives up to its hype. Here are some pics from IC Mag.
I have a pack of The Truth and decided it’s time to pop them. I have been hanging on to it for 3 years and was afraid germination would suffer if I held it much longer.
Popping The Truth
So these seeds come 15 to a pack and I soaked them all in a shot glass with some H2O2 to help them along. It has been about 24 hours and 10 have cracked and have tails. So I guess they didn’t lose too much in my fridge. At 48 hours all 15 seeds had tails.
The seedlings were planted into straight coco in a 50 cell 2″x2″ cell tray and now it is a waiting game to see how many make it up and shed their husks. Sometimes older seeds crack and even get a tail showing but lack the vigor to fully sprout and I am hoping that wont be the case here.
So I have 14 seedlings. One had issues, it threw its husk but somehow couldn’t get its roots out and looks like it’s a goner. Here they are 5 days later:
My plan is to put these seedlings directly under 12/12 lighting. This will let me sex them and once the males are gone I will reveg them in larger pots. This will provide me with monster cropped type seedlings with lots of branches to choose from.
It can take a month for plants to totally reveg, sometimes even a bit longer. I am not in a big hurry to flower these and would rather spend some extra time getting rid of the males and growing a larger multibranched plant.
Almost Ready To Sex The Truth
So a few weeks have passed. I kind of lost track of the days. There are still 14 plants and they are all showing the 3 leaf pattern that OG Kush is known for.
I decided to run them 12/12 from seed so I could sex them faster. Then I will dump the males and reveg the girls.
They are in my flower closet along side the Cookies and Cream and should start to show sex in about a week. So here are a couple of pictures of The Truth: