Spoetnik #1 is a versatile plant with excellent resistance to a wide variety of horticultural problems. She has compact rock hard buds, and offers an unusually cerebral stone for a pure Indica – an uplifting, meditative awareness. This variety is a superb spectacle. Her slow start may cause growers concerns although suddenly, out of nowhere, she bursts forth around day 38 or 40 of the flowering cycle. Spoetnik #1 seems like she is reviving her engines, storing up everything she is fed for the countdown in the last 2 weeks of flowering, when she explodes with amazing power. By harvest, the plants look oily, thanks to their heavy coating of glands. Her colas form into rockets: long and cylindrical. She tastes like dark Corinthian grapes mixed with a mineral, astringent touch on the exhale.
The effects of this pure indica strain are surprisingly uplifting, with no physical crash at the end. The high is felt mostly on the top of the head and in the face.