A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks.
I purchased 3 types of seeds back in December from you guys. The Chronic Widow and Gold Leaf are both finishing their 7th week of flower. I have another week on the Chronic Widow, but the Gold Leaf pistules are ready to harvest, but my flower leaves did not turn gold? Any ideas?
Can’t really tell because of colors in pic but those pistols still look white to me. Also you may want to get a jewelers loupe to look at the tricomes. The tricomes will be mostly cloudy with some amber ones and a few clear ones. If you want a more narcotic affect then you want more amber tricomes. If you want a more energetic high then harvest mostly cloudy tricomes. Don’t harvest if your tricomes are clear as this leads to a more paranoid high.
Also on the gold color you are looking for may not develop on every plant some may have the pheno and sone may not.
People say cooler temps help bring the colors out but I have been talking to people who are getting these awesome colors with temps as high as 88 f me not so much lol
I am in complete agreement with you on this. It appears that you have mostly white pistils which indicates active bud production. FYI looking at pistils alone is a poor indicator of when your plant is ready. A loupe or digital microscope is a much more accurate and reliable choice for determining the time to harvest: most of us use this method.
Gold Leaf will certainly turn yellow at the end of it’s life, assuming a correct reduction in N during flower. But it won’t look any differently than most other strains in that regard.
No my white pistules have been there for a few weeks. The amber turning is what has changed in the last two weeks. The plant (Gold Leaf) seems to have stopped growing and only plumping up the buds slightly.