What’s the origin of Super Skunk Autoflower?
The lineage of Skunk goes back to the 1980s, when it was recorded as the first ever hybrid created using pure landrace varieties. Created by a small circle of breeders that originated from the Bay Area in San Francisco, and the most famous being Sam The Skunkman, named after the pungent terpenes produced from his Skunk project offspring and the reminded people of the spray from a Skunk animal.
It was a group of 6 breeders who were led by Sam The Skunkman, and they consisted of Mendocino Joe, Maple Leaf Wilson and 3 others. The team has goals to stabilize these new F1 hybrids that they had been working on under the seed bank Sacred Seeds.
Skunk #1 was created using Columbian Gold and an Afghan male. By crossing a sativa and indica landrace, true hybrid vigor was achieved, which birthed the way for many of today's modern hybrids and breeding blocks. Skunk #1 was the first plant that produced stable, uniform and homogenous offspring, with a great selection of various phenotypes ranging from short flowering indica dominant, to the longer flowering haze phenotypes.