Ace Seeds Malawi X Panama Fem

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    So after five grows I decided it was time for sativa. Spent several weeks researching breeders where I found Ace Seeds and their diligent approach to landrace breeding. I settled on Malawi x Panama Fem so that I could start a perpetual grow with great genetics.


    • 4x4x7 tent
    • 6 x 3 gallon pots
    • 6 x Ace Malawi x Panama Fem
    • Bridgelux EB2 strips 3000k x 12 on a 480w Meanwell A driver on a 44x44" frame
    • Botanicare Coco coir
    • Botanicare Pure blend pro bloom and liquid karma for veg and Jack's FeED part A with Growpito enzymes and beneficials for flower
    • SCROG
    23 DAY VEG

    These weren't bad to veg but in 2/6 seeds one set sprouted twins and the other struggled to germinate and root. I can't say if upward growth during veg was extensive because I trained down into flat canopies. I super cropped them several times and fimmed them.

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    Flipped to flower pretty effortlessly until about week 4 where two of the phenos weren't developing calyx. I reduced the light cycle to 11/13 which caused the phenos to start budding.

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    From week 5-6 I had leaves shedding badly as if I had a deficiency but they stopped in week 6 for some reason.


    I eventually had to add the second net because the weight of the bud had broken a few branches and they would out the tent. Strain was easy to grow just more patience required.

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    I continued lowering the light schedule down to 9/15 where they finished within breeder hombres of 10-12 weeks with milky/amber trichomes. Plants did really well in SCROG.

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    For the pros
    • Fast growing
    • Strong 3-4x stretch
    • Likes high heat - I did 80-86f
    • High humidity isn't a problem - 75% in veg and 60% through flower
    • Easy to train
    • Dense bud
    • Above average resin and oil production
    • Long bud structures
    • Low nutrient requirement - averaging 700ppm
    For the cons
    • May need extra silica as the stems break easily
    • Possibly requiring the light schedule to be altered may be taboo for some and possible reduction in yield without adequate lighting
    I broke these stems pretty easily and spent quite awhile trimming in flower because they ended up bushy. I enjoyed this grow with its sweet lemon scents and sticky buds and I will grow it again. Ace has great genetics and responsive customer service. Everyone I gave clones are enjoying the genetics. They clone easily and are perfect for a first sativa.

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  1. Dudeski
    "Ace seeds"
    Fantastic grow and review. All sativa lovers should want this strain.
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  3. Rebel
    "Nicely Detailed!"
    Very detailed! Lovely pics! Sounds like a strain I'd love to try! Sweet lemon hell yeah!! :d5: 5 stars!!
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  1. Damien50
  2. RivetGrrl
    Great detail, grow and amazing buds! I have been eying Ace Seeds now and really want to try one of their sativas. Thanks for the great review.
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  3. Faction
    Really enjoyed reading that, thanks man. Lovely plants and great pictures - are they from a phone or an actual camera? I back-packed around Malawi back in the day and the weed was a revelation for a youngster used to smoking hash in London!! It came wrapped in maize leaves and was the absolute business. Happy days.

    Oh yeah - your lighting is wicked and, I bet, very uniform over the canopy. Top stuff mate.
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    1. Damien50
      Thanks. they came from my phone. look up Malawi cobs
      Damien50, Aug 3, 2019
  4. Damien50
    Smoke Report

    The feel of this bud is soft, spongy, sticky, oily and a bit dense. When I was trimming and breaking it down to grind it assaults my nose with lemon incense that turns into lemon candy. The grind is easy and leaves a soft sticky pile that rolls perfectly.

    Rolling this up is easy even for me and produces a nice slow burn with aromas of musk and incense. Inhaling produces gentle flavors of lemon/citrus similar to weak Sprite and I've been told lemon cupcakes. It isn't harsh on the throat but produces ample smoke or vapor

    The exhale is flavors and aromas of earth, woods, and some sweetness like a light tea.

    The high is something I've never experienced before especially with this being my first sativa. It takes about 15 minutes for me to begin feeling the onset then my mouth and eyes become dry. Anxiety just disappears and eventually my mind wanders and keeping the same thought gets hard. I get pretty calm and there is pressure on my head eventually.

    Everything gets brighter and more detailed with munchies, more sensitivity with perception, and and deep introversion. That's alone but with others happiness, laughing, and wanting to chill in good scenery is the vibe. Music is always appreciated and everything is good. It kind of ebb and flows but it last around 2-3 hours with a gentle come down.

    Paranoia happens occasionally but it isn't a deal breaker. I honestly just want to chill somewhere serene and smoke it. Eventually enough puts me to sleep but it is some good sleep. I vape it all day at work and I get some energy while being in a chill don't talk to me mood.

    I love the strain and will keep it forever
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  5. Fitzy
    Awesome job they look great love sativa glad to see them being ran I'm looking for something similar in auto but always like to grow photos once a year so may have to try ace out
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  6. Damien50
    So far they are dried and curing at 1008 grams or 36oz. 2.1gpw
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  7. Exotic Flower
    Beautiful grow. Thanks for taking the time for this review.
    At 10-12 weeks that is a great time for a full sativa like Malawi X Panama.
    Don't forget my invitation for the tasting party and smoke review!
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  8. stedimed
    Great review, thanks. Can you tell us about the smoke sometime?
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    1. Damien50
      Still drying so it will be a month or more. I'll review it cured to be accurate
      Damien50, Jul 7, 2019