For this weeks review, I get a chance to look at one of my very favorite skunk strains: Island Sweet Skunk. A sativa heavy hybrid, Island Sweet Skunk is most often considered a phenotype of Skunk #1 or a close relative. They certainly share similarities in appearance, displaying the same shade of light green.
Jack Herer, like its namesake, the self -proclaimed Emperor of Hemp, is legendary in its ability to defy expectations and stigmas. If you haven't sampled it, you've probably heard of it. The award winning cross is reputed to be 50% Haze x 37.5% Northern Lights #5 x 12.5% Skunk#1 and if that sounds familiar it’s probably because those are the same strains used in a number of other big-name crosses (including one of my personal favorites Super Silver Haze). The intention of the breeder was to take full advantage of the incredible sativa effect of the Haze, but to shorten its stature and increase the bud density by combining it with an indica.