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Romulan

Romulan
Romulan

Strain Data

TypeHybrid
Strain BreederNext Generation Seeds
Lineage/GeneticsColumbian x Korean
Indica/Sativa %Indica dominant
FloweringPhotoperiod
Yield250 - 350 grams per square meter
CBDn/a
THC18% to 22%
SexRegular
Flowering Period8 weeks
Heightn/a

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The Romulan is a legend, a medical and personal favorite to many. This BC original has increased in size and vigor. The Romulan is a squat growing strain known for its overwhelming narcotic stone. It has large dark green leaves, purple stock and leaf stem with frosty buds that are hard and dense. Strong piney smell, a must have for the connoisseurs head stash, pure breeding genetics. Recommended medical strain.
The Romulan is a legend in BC and the Pacific North-West. It was originally breed and grown in the Victoria, BC area. Now it is a favorite for medical clubs all over North America. There are qualities of this strain that are sedative and very helpful with patients that have pain from nerve and muscle damage, also useful in treating seizieres. The quality of the buds are second to none and its our #1 recommended strain for medicinal users.
The Romulan by Next Generation Seed Company is made with the original `Romulan Joe` Romulan cutting. They have kept it alive since recieving it from Joe almost 10 years ago. The male is an 8th generation Backcross that was selected from a large seed run(500 seeds). At this time most of the Romulan crosses are with this strong male, the flavour and potency of the Romulan is very dominant in its crosses. However, the growing structure tends to follow that of the female parent making for more potent better producing hybrids. There are plans on producing more crosses with the original Romulan cutting very soon. Romulan has beautiful colors in cooler temperatures.
On avereage the Romulan seedlings don`t like to be overwatered. Large PH fluctuations also disrupt growth of Romulan more than with others. However the potency of this strain make it a keeper. Romulans already strong scent and wonderful aroma is drastically increased by slow drying and properly curing.
During the last large seed run, another special seedling stood out from the rest. It was faster flowering than all the others by a week and was about 30% bigger. We kept a copy of this special Romulan Seedling and it is now the mother of the `Romulan Max`. Its production level is the same as top producers like NL#5 and Hashplant. It may not be as strong as the original Romulan but at least its still stronger than most other strains around.

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Strain History(top)

Roumours and guesses on the parentage of Romulan abound. Claims that the Romulan is a pure Indica (Afgani/Kush) are mistaken. While there may be some genetics from Indica (Afgani) varieties, anyone who has tryed the Romulan knows that the mind warping effect is that of plant with strong sativa traits. `Romulan Joe` and I have had many conversations on the origin of this strain. According to him the original breeders started growing in there backyard and greenhouse in the 50`s, after being introduced to cannabis in the Korean war and bringing home seeds to Victoria. They struggled to grow and acclimatise these seeds selecting the faster flowering shorter plants from the tall lanky Korean strain. When the late sixties, early seventies rolled around they began trying Columbian and Mexician seeds and hybredized varieties from these. In the mid 80`s when the Afgani strains sweept into North America they breifly tried hybredizing with these but eventually when back to selecting the traits they liked in there old genetics. They worked mainly with Sativa genetics but always selected shorter squatter phenotypes which has made many people think that it is purely Indica strain. But whatever its true geniology is, I`m sure we can all agree on its great taste and high.
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Next Generation Romulan is a legendary strain in Canada and a medicinal favourite. It's genetics come from Columbian, Korean. Romulan is over 30 years old and known for it's overwhelming narcotic high. Romulan has crystal covered dense buds with a strong pine smell. These cannabis seeds flower indoors in about 55 days and can be harvested outdoors mid October. It's structure is medium height, medium branchy. #1 recommended medicinal strain.
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Only a handful of medial marijuana strains have a interesting story behind their history. Romulan is one these strains! But there is also a lot of confusion surrounding the history. The confusion stems from a story on the history of Romulan strain that is similar to the Indica Strains actual history, only it contains a sort of fictional side story that is nothing more than a myth. So before we delve into the strain review, lets take a minute to separate fact from fiction.
Here’s how the popular misconception on Romulan strain history goes:
Romulan is an Afgani-dominant marijuana strain that was developed by vietnam veteran and biker Romulan Joe, also known by his nickname Medocino Joe. Soon after Joe Romulan harvested the first crop of Romulan strain marijuana, in the 1970s he took the strong indica strain to Vancouver Island of British Columbia in Canada, where it almost instantly became a big hit among marijuana users and soon became of of the most popular strains in Canada. In the late 1990s, the strong indica strain was nearly wiped out before being saved from extinction by the Federation Seed Company. Federation Seed Company bought the strain from Joe Romulan in the form of clones, so the strain consisted of entirely female cannabis plants. After buying Romulan strain from Joe, Federation Seed Company crossed it with the well-known White Rhino strain. Federation seed company then stabilized the Romulan variety as a hybrid indica strain with 97% pure Romulan. Today Romulan strain marijuana seeds are homogeneous and can be , yielding pure Romulan marijuana.
Most of this story is true. Except the whole part about Romulan Joe and the marijuana strains instant popularity once in Canada. We did some research and could find no credible evidence of a man named Romulan Joe that first breed the strain, only conflicting accounts of his story. Romulan strain is not named after its creator, it is actually named after the buzz it gives users. The name “Romulan” came from the Romulans a fictional alien-race on the television show Star Trek that have dents all over their heads, after people began saying that the high could “dent your head”.
Today Romulan strain is a popular marijuana strain in British Columbia and other Canadian territories. But this wasn’t always the case. After the strain arrived in British Columbia it was grown on Vancouver Island, but it did not get much farther than British Columbia. Romulan strain was almost completely wiped out when Federation Seed Company purchased it to save it from extinction. Only then did word begin to spread about a strong indica strain known as Romulan. The strain first became popular in British Columbia where it was grown, then in other cities and territories in Canada. Romulan has only began to catch on in the United States, largely in response to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use in a growing number of US states and the resulting medical marijuana dispensaries and other businesses.


May 18, 2012