A Breeder since the early 70's, DJ Short has produced some of the most unique strains found anywhere on the planet. His Blueberry strain described by some as ‘the most wonderful form of marijuana to date', placed first in the Indica category at the 2000 Cannabis Cup.
As one of the most important Breeders of our time, DJ Short raises the bar for all cannabis breeders with his original mix of new and Old World Genetics.
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Tales from a Breeder of Fine Cannabis
In the '70's, connoisseur-quality marijuana was being imported from all corners of the world, but one grower decided to sprout some of those seeds in the privacy of his own house. Working with original genetics, pioneer indoor grower DJ Short has since produced some of the finest herb which has never seen the light of day. more
If you want to grow some of the finest herb on the planet, then the True Fragrant varieties of cannabis, such as Blueberry, Blue Velvet and Flo, are an excellent place to start. I speak from experience, as I am the goddess-father of these fine products... more
Know your own stone
The breeding and production of fine quality cannabis is more an art than a science. A creative mind and sense of imagination is necessary to achieve success in this field. The other requirement is a very discerning palate, including the ability to discern and appreciate subtle variations in taste, smell and mental experience. more
Harvest your Herb
There are several important points to consider when choosing the optimum time to harvest your cannabis crop. There are different factors to consider between indoor and outdoor plants. There is the difference between Sativas and Indicas in bloom. There is the difference between early and late harvest to... more
Let them Breathe
An important aspect to consider when growing plants indoors is proper ventilation, air circulation and temperature control. This practice becomes especially necessary when working with lights over 400 watts, in very small spaces, any time the temperature exceeds 32°C (90°F), or if the humidity gets too high. more
The Origins of Blueberry
The place for breeding to begin is with choosing the parent plants, called the P1 generation. For best breeding results you use true-breeding stabilized strains as your P1's. Different breeders have different standards as to what qualifies as a P1. I have very high standards... more
General Irregularities/Anomalies of Cannabis
Some of the Blue Family lines of cannabis (True Blueberry, Grape Krush, etc.) are known to occasionally sport various anomalies and irregularities. The main anomaly reported from these lines is that of the "krinkle" leaf type. Also referred to as... more
To understand the principles behind the breeding of cannabis you first need to be familiar with some basic terms related to genetics. "Genotype" is the genetic and chromosomal make-up of any given individual – it is the genetic code. "Phenotype" is the expression of body type, structure, and... more
5 Questions with DJ Short
At the HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup in Denver, their Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko sat down with marijuana breeding legend DJ Short, the man responsible for such strains as Blueberry, Flo and Old Time Moonshine to discuss the old and the new in cannabis connoisseurship and production.... more
Strains of Yesteryear
Colombian Gold came from the highland Colombian valleys near the equator, as well as on the coast (the Caribbean and the Pacific).
This was specialty pot offered commercially in the mid-70's, for about $60 to $100 per ounce. It was seeded, but most of the seeds were undeveloped, white and... more
A Silver Haze mother, Bay Area origin clone, pollinated by the famous 'stretch-indica' blueberry male to create the same cross as the Blue Dream. The Azure Haze, however, is one generation closer to the P1 landrace ancestry--the Blue Dream cross used an f5 Blueberry male, whereas the 'stretch-indica' Blueberry male used in the Azure Haze parentage is an f4. A vigorous hybrid, this cross is very easy to look after and quite forgiving, making it ideal for the novice or an expert. Medium- tall height sporting elongated, spear-shaped flower structure of densely packed small-sized calyx yet hefty buds. Medium finish time of 9 to 10 weeks (60 to 70 days). An initially uplifting experience, the full effect slowly comes on to end with a dreamy finish Strong and long-lasting potency with minimal tolerance build-up. A fruity palette with mixes of melon, berry, citrus and evergreen high-notes. Enjoyable day or night. Indoor flowering 60 to 70 days
Flo is a Sativa/Indica cross (60% Sativa / 40% Indica) with very Sativa phenotypic characteristics that also matures very early. The large, tight, spear-shaped buds are made up of small, densely packed purple calyxes. The plants are taller and like to branch out. Indoors the buds are fully mature by the end of their sixth week. Outdoors the plant is a super producer when multi-harvested over a period of time. The first buds are ripe around the third week of September. About every ten days after that, new buds form and can be harvested through the end of November, if the plant can be kept alive that long. Therefore, Flo is ideal for greenhouse production. The motivational high produced by the Flo is quite unique; the flavor is like Nepalese Temple Hash. A most pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rated #1 strain at Cannabis Cup `96 by Cannabis Canada Magazine.
Developed by DJ Short's son, 'JD', the Whitaker Blues is a true Oregon heritage cross. The mother of the Whitaker Blues is currently referred to as 'Quimby'; an old-school, West Coast staple cut reminiscent of a classic, early indica lineage--strong and sleepy in its effect. Quimby was crossed with DJ's personally selected Blueberry father, making the Whitaker Blues appear approximately 80% indica and 20% sativa in structure. It is a stout hybrid, short branching, sporting large, compact buds loaded with resin--very vigorous and productive, with hues of violet and blue at its 55-62 day finish. Finished buds have a pungent/sweet velvety grape and slightly vanilla flavor. Effect is strong with slight initial stimulation inspiring increased appetite (munchies) and a sedate after effect.
A mostly indica strain (approx. 80% indica/20% sativa) that dates to the late 1970's. A large producer under optimum conditions, that produces dense buds with red, purple and finally blue hues that usually cure to a lavender blue. A "stretch" indica, medium-tall, with long side branches that develop heavy, sticky trichome-laden buds sporting medium to large calyxes.
The finished product has a very fruity aroma and taste of blueberries. It produces a notable and pleasantly euphoric high of the highest quality, that is very long-lasting and resistant to tolerance build-up. always enjoyable!
"Vanilluna"–(aka "Vanilla Moon") a structurally Kush hybrid of a cross between a female "Blueberry Sativa" (from the exact same seed stock that produced the mother of the "Blue Satellite"; the mother of the "Vanilluna" being large, green, symmetric with a distinct dominant main-stem and compact nodes, little variegation and long side-branches) crossed with the Original Blueberry male (a "stretch"-indica). This quasi-hybrid grows medium-tall Kush-like plants with short nodes, large, dark green foliage, thick-yet-sturdy hollow stems and tight, spade shaped buds of dense-but-elongated and swollen calyx/bract flowers completely coated in large, clear trichome of superior aromatics.
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