Buying cannabis seeds can be an uncertain business. Unless you’ve tried the strain before, you won’t be completely aware of what you’re getting yourself into. However, there are several ways to determine the quality of a cannabis strain without having it in front of you. One factor to consider is if the strain has won any legitimate awards. El Patron is one such award winner. She won first place for “Common Weed Cultured in Soil” at the Highlife Cup—judged by a verified panel of cannabis experts, making it a real seal of approval.
El Patron was created by crossbreeding parent strains AMG and Shiva. AMG (Amnesia Mac Ganja) is a sativa-dominant hybrid that packs a THC level of 22% and stimulating effects. In contrast, Shiva is an indica strain that offers tastes of cardamom and a therapeutic high. By crossing these cultivars, our breeders created a well-balanced hybrid that features 60% sativa genetics and 40% indica. El Patron is loaded with THC and fruity terpenes.
Effect, flavor, and aroma
Some smokers adore a sativa buzz, whereas others value an indica body high. El Patron occupies the sweet spot between these territories. The strain provides both of these effects in near-perfect balance. After vaping or smoking her flowers, you’ll notice an initial head-high set in. Your neurons will get excited, you’ll become more alert, and creative thoughts will rise to the surface. Eventually, this effect descends into a soothing body high that encourages reflection and contemplation. The multifaceted effects of El Patron make her a strain at any time of day. She’s a good social cultivar for parties and a perfect candidate for moments of solitude.
El Patron is a favorite among cannabis chefs. Her flowers produce potent tastes and smells of citrus and kush. Together, these flavors go down well in cakes, brownies, and other sweet recipes.
Growing el Patron
El Patron isn’t fussy. She grows exceptionally well in both indoor and outdoor environments. Her indica genetics come to the fore in terms of growth patterns. She’s relatively short and produces a lot of lateral growth. Cultivators can tame her wild nature through topping and LST. Both indoor and outdoor plants provide a medium yield.