Cookies Strains Seeds
The Cookies family is a wide range of marijuana genetics that revolve around the famous Girl Scout Cookies strain (known by its acronym, GSC), and which are among some of the most coveted cannabis seeds ever created. Their reputation that has established them as essential genetics for consumers seeking an excellent balance between the world of indica and sativa plants, all seasoned with the sweetness of California flavors that come from the other side of the Atlantic.
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While the beautiful appearance of these cannabis plants is hard to ignore, it is their exceptional potency and unmistakable organoleptic properties that truly distinguish Cookies from other strains of marijuana in today's cannabis landscape.
Over the years GSC has been recognized, even winning several High Times Cannabis Cups, including first prize for Best Hybrid at the 2013 Southern California Cannabis Cup.
Like OG Kush which came before, the Girl Scout Cookies influence has led a new generation of cannabis strains to the palette of flavors and effects that will dominate the marijuana of the future.
Let's start with a bit of history to put the emergence of the Cookies family of genetics into context. California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, giving the green light to the first dispensaries and the proliferation of professional crops to supply them. There was a sense of energy in the San Francisco Bay area that something was happening that was really special. The cannabis industry was being born.
In that time frame Girl Scout Cookies was born, quickly becoming popular for its intense flavor of freshly baked cookies. But as is often the case in the world of cannabis, it is not known for sure its true origin.
The only certainty is that it was created in San Francisco sometime in the early 2000s (perhaps 2011 or 2012) by a clandestine collective of 'breeders' known as the Cookie Family (#cookiefam). A network of friends, they organically grew to produce some of the most popular varieties of the time. As recreational and medical laws expanded, they brought their genetics and brand to the top of the burgeoning West Coast cannabis market.
It was a group that included famous "breeders" such as rapper Berner, Jigga or Mario Guzman, better known as Sherbinski, among others. Cookies Fam is today one of the best-known marijuana companies in the world thanks to Berner, a visionary in creating the Cookies brand, which grew like crazy thanks to a careful marketing and advertising strategy that benefited from the advent of social networks. Cookies is a cannabis variety mentioned without rest in hip-hop of the time, with ambassadors at the height of Wiz Khalifa, B-Real or Snoop Dogg.
Cookie Fam growers were also responsible for other prominent genetics such as Cherry Pie, Sunset Sherbert and Gelato - all following the pattern of naming the strains as delicious desserts which the flavors are reminiscent of.
The group spent most of their time in the shadows, so much of their genetics are secret. But GSC is believed to start from a Durban Poison F1 phenotype that was crossed with OG Kush (specifically a clone known as OG Kush Florida), to produce the wonder we know as Girl Scout Cookies.
This strain has become ubiquitous today and resulted in multiple phenotypes, offering a broad line of descent with its coveted qualities. Soaring THC content and a sublime combination of flavors made this strain an obvious choice for hybridizing potent new strains, including some multi-award winners
Seeds of Cookies Varieties
An example of this variability in Cookies genetics is Wedding Cake. the product of crossing Girl Scout Cookies with the bitterly spicy Cherry Pie, Wedding Cake is an indica dominant hybrid with a delicious flavor profile and high. The influence of Cherry Pie is strong, giving Wedding Cake a spicy aroma mixed with skunk and a little lemon zest. Break through its dense, rounded buds and you'll be rewarded with incense-like hints of sandalwood.
Also noteworthy is the famous Sunset Sherbert, Sherbinski's flagship and an indica hybrid with only 15% sativa genetics that is the result of crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties. Sunset Sherbert offers an unmistakable aroma and flavor. If you are lucky, you will find the phenotype that shows buds with purple bursts between orange pistils and a thick layer of trichomes, which give off a sweet and citrus aroma on the nose. Open the buds and you will find some very spicy and earthy skunk underneath its aromatic profile.
Don’t forget about Gelato, a cross between Sunset Sherbert and Girl Scout Cookies' Thin Mint phenotype, which results in a very well balanced hybrid. It Eliminates some of Sunset Sherbert's indica weight and produces lighter body effects. Among the many Gelato phenotypes, all the buds share a dense and compact structure, tinged with purple and a trichome-covered appearance that makes them practically shine.
Platinum GSC is another popular Girl Scout Cookies phenotype - Or at least it is believed to be a phenotype of hers. These genetics remain unconfirmed. Some think it has the same parents (OG Kush and Durban Poison); others believe that a third strain was added to the hybrid mix. But like the original GSC, Platinum GSC has a familiar scent of earthy sweetness, though it usually tastes a bit more fruity than its bigger sister.
Last but not least is Animal Cookies, another hybrid created by crossing two legendary strains, - GSC and Fire OG (said to be the strongest of the OG family) - with the aim of giving it greater potency. It is characterized above all by the superior quality of its harvest, composed of hard and dense flowers with swollen calyxes and completely covered in resin.
Whatever Girl Scout Cookies phenotype you grow, it is likely to be very potent. Lab tests show they hover in the 18% to 26% THC range on average, with strains that can even go as high as 28%. It's not a beginner's herb due to effects that are a powerful blend of psychedelic head loops and a deeply satisfying body stone. The high levels of CBG and CBN found in GSC also show the potential to provide a high level of neuroprotection, while CBD levels are generally low, hovering around 0.5%.
What terpene profile can we find in the Cookies family?
We can say that the Cookies family represents a turning point in the quality of marijuana strains, which caused the ‘breeders’ to make much more effort to search for new terpene profiles for their genetics. It was no longer worth just looking for the most psychoactive or productive cannabis plant (GSC isnt that), but it was necessary to enhance the flavors to substantially.
GSC buds produce an earthy yet complex aroma. Break them up and the smell fades into a tasty mix of berries, frankincense, and the sugariest part of a cookie. The puff of exhaled smoke may contain grape notes and a hint of fuel or "gas" that the OG house invites.
This scent can be attributed to its intricate terpene profile. With the OG Kush and Durban Poison parentage, GSC shows a tendency to express high levels of beta-caryophyllene with a complex blend of secondary terpenes, such as limonene, humulene, myrcene and linalool, all working together to create the earthy characteristic and flavors pasty and floral for which the Cookies varieties are known and that give it an intense aromatic bouquet that can be reminiscent of baked cakes with walnuts, with a touch of cherries
Why is the flavor of the Cookies varieties so distinctive?
GSC's flavorful buds treasure a cult following due to their fresh-baked cookie-like flavors, with earthy notes of nutmeg accentuated by a light spicy spice and mild sweet vanilla. Of the two parents revealed, Durban Poison and OG Kush, there are elements of skunk mint flavor and lemon zest. The unknown parent "F1" may be responsible for the pastry flavor that dominates this taste profile.
Girl Scout Cookies smoke has been said to be dessert-like and truly embodies the flavor of OG Kush, with a hint of caramel mixed with a little peppermint, but with that distinctive citrus touch, while still maintaining its earthy background
What are the effects of the Cookies varieties?
The effect of Cookies marijuana is as sweet as its flavor, with balanced effects that please the most demanding connoisseurs. It begins with a sativa signature euphoric cerebral high that instantly improves your mood and replaces negative thoughts with an introspective energy. This is accompanied by a long-lasting indica body high that immerses you wherever you are sitting and gives you a feeling of hunger, but nothing powerful enough to be annoying.
As with many other indica-dominant hybrids, Cookies tend more towards the relaxation side. Few varieties do better. It is not just a feeling of relaxation, but of complete satisfaction. In addition, the effect has the interesting quality of lasting hours and hours. It almost seems like the high will never fade, giving you its virtues over and over again, like a pulsing sensation that doesn't seem to recede.
It has also been praised for providing an energetic boost of creativity and sociability, a high best enjoyed in good company. Other effects include a feeling of confidence that elicits good vibes and a desire to laugh and joke.
Creative people love this variety, yes; but it is also ideal for the late afternoon, to relax after a long and tiring day. Because of this, it is a perfect smoke to exhale after a hard day's work.
As is common with these powerful strains, adverse reactions can range from dry mouth to irritated eyes. In these cases a good quantity of liquid is always recommended on hand. Due to its high THC content, novice smokers may experience a bit of paranoia mixed with some anxiety, although the levels of these effects are mostly rather mild.
How is the visual appearance of the buds of Cookies marijuana?
The Cookies family does not produce bulky buds, that is not their strong suit. But it is possible that you have never seen flowers denser and heavier than these, which more than compensates with the great yield of resin, cannabinoids and terpenes that are obtained. The buds breakdown into a lot of volume when crushed and grinded. These buds have a dark olive green color, with hints of purple and bright orange pistils, crystal trichomes and visible drops of very sticky resin.
How are Cookies Varities Cultivated?
The physical characteristics of the Cookies family genetics come from their indica dominance, which is why the plants are medium in size and very bushy, with a tight internodal structure that creates their iconic, dense and compact, spearhead-shaped flowers.
These are plants with robust branches and glossy dark green leaves, which turn almost black when grown in colder environments, although they can also present purplish tones, with extremely long, thick and wine-red leaf stems or petioles. , which are actually longer than the length of the blade.
What therapeutic benefits do Genetic Cookies offer?
GSC has some incredibly powerful therapeutic effects that are very beneficial in dealing with various pathologies. First of all, it is a great variety to treat chronic pain, inflammation, muscle tension, or seizures. Its highly sedative properties will make you feel relief in no time.
In addition, many use this strain to relieve stress, as the calming sensation it offers puts you in a place of complete relaxation, even preparing you for a good night's sleep.
Insomnia has also been successfully treated through the use of Girl Scout Cookies, as it calms the mind quite easily and stimulates melatonin levels to rise. This also makes it perfect for fighting off any bouts of depression and anxiety, as it has a very gentle way of calming the nerves.
Cookies varieties also cause an irresistible sensation of hunger. This is why doctors often prescribe them to patients to regain their appetite. This is especially important for those with cancer and associated chemotherapy treatments.
Under Indoor lamps it does not require great knowledge to bring out its full potential, so it is highly recommended for those who want to start in the world of self-cultivation without taking great risks.
In the last weeks of flowering, the plants may need external help to support the weight of the buds, such as stakes or support nets. Plants normally flower in 9-10 weeks until buds are plump and abundant; And the best way to take advantage of its morphology in indoor cultivation is to use different pruning techniques to optimize its production.
In fact, the cultivation techniques for this plant vary depending on who you ask, although they adapt easily to all media, whether in soil, coconut or hydroponic; and techniques based on training, ties, grips or 'super cropping', among others, can be applied without problems.
The yield of this plant is not very high, although in stellar conditions it is possible that it can be squeezed to produce a little more. Indoors and from seed, the ideal strategy is to cultivate in SCROG, making the plants open in the form of a bush, thus increasing the final production, because as we have said, this characteristic is not its strong point.
Girl Scout Cookies produce a thick aroma towards the end of flowering which may require additional odor control measures. Some growers have had to double their activated carbon filters to deal with this. When grown indoors, the flowering time of GSC is approximately 62 to 71 days after changing the photoperiod.
The varieties of the Cookies family grow well in sunny and pleasant climates, at a humidity that does not rise above 60%, and with a temperature around 25º C. Their OG Kush genetic base contributes to a fast and productive flowering phase.
Thus, outdoors, they prefer warm climates such as the Mediterranean. If you live in colder regions, you will get better results growing it in a greenhouse. Prepare a large pot with quality soil (for example, with a substrate with coconut fiber and worm castings) as this plant performs better with a medium-high nutrient regime.
Abroad, growers will have to wait until mid-October in the northern hemisphere (until mid-April in the southern hemisphere) to harvest, avoiding the start of the rainy season. Regardless of where it is grown, the plant requires full exposure to light to reach its maximum yield potential.
And overall, its's a very mold and pest resistant varietg. the key is to create an environment where it can flourish without stress, and with enough room to branch out.
Plantinum Cookies Seeds For Sale
Where can I buy Cookies marijuana seeds? In addition to Girl Scout Cookies, and her most successful crosses, such as Sunset Sherbert, Wedding Cake or Gelato, the Seedstockers catalog contains feminized varieties of the Cookies family that you will not be able to resist.
This is the case of feminized Cookies & Cream, a 50/50 hybrid created from a selection of Girl Scout Cookies with another of Starfighter (another monster in resin production) with the intention of achieving the maximum possible percentage of THC. this makes Cookies & Cream an ideal strain for lovers of extractions. But it is also a very easy plant to grow as it is super productive, and has flavor notes mixing creamy and extremely sweet nuances, with hints of pastry and spices. It’s as if you placed a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of a cookie with a chocolate topping and then passed it an OG gas torch.
Also noteworthy is the feminized Fruit Cake, one of the most highly regarded Cookies genetics in North America, born from the cross between an Animal Cookies and Fruity Pebbles OG selection. (the latter, a hybrid of multiple parents such as Grandaddy Purple, Green Ribbon and Tahoe Alien).
This is a high-yielding strain that is perfect for producing cannabis oil, shatter, BHO or any other concentrate where you want a happy and stimulating high.
If you are looking for autoflowering genetics of the Cookies family, in addition to the main players such as the auto versions of GSC, Sherbet, Gelato 41 or Cookies & Cream, within the Seedstockers’ catalogue you will also find the Autoflowering Sticky Fingers, the result of the fusion between a Sticky Monkey and an OG Candy Dawg Auto.
It takes around 75 days from seed to harvest, and maintains the organoleptic properties of the Cookies family with fruity and sweet touches, accompanied by notes of mint and pine. And it brings together everything that an autoflowering marijuana strain should have in a single plant: potency, flavor and resin production at the highest level.
And finally, we also do not forget the "fast" versions of this family, ideal for those who want to grow more crops indoors in less time; and also as an aid outside, in latitudes with short summers, as it is ready to harvest up to two weeks earlier than could be expected from its feminized version.
An example of this division is Cookies Fast, which has been created by crossing Cookies & Cream with the original Girl Scout Cookies, resulting in a fast version that can reach 20% THC. This makes it one of the most potent varieties in the category ' Fast 'from the entire Seedstockers catalog. And of course, it maintains its delicious and creamy cookie flavor.
As you can see, the Cookies family has many dimensions, a seemingly infinite range of facets that has allowed it to spread its legend around the world and in all possible ways. It has already become a cultural phenomenon whose popularity rivals other iconic American genetics of all time, like OG Kush or Sour Diesel. You should definitely give it a try, if you haven't already.