Kerala is the wettest state in India. Therefore, the Kerala Chellakutti 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 controlled open pollination indoors, growers can expect high sexual stability as well as very few undesirable phenotypes.
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.
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, this 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.