Oh man, we have a metric system, so ounces don't exist hereYeah but I bet you paid more than $50 an oz which is what we paid.
[emoji846]thoughts...Well I'm still at it.. trying to find that mystery "Christmas Bud" and still no luck as to what it is... but I have a few strains I have yet to try, that are all claimed to be piney, and also a few leads on alleged "christmas buds" lol.
I've posted this same question in 4 other forums, and a bunch of cannabis groups on social media, tons of people from all over remember Christmas Buds, and almost all of them share the exact same story. (came around christmas, very sticky, very pine smelling, tastes like pine trees, bright green with bright red hairs) so I know that whatever this strain was, was not some renamed bud.. it was definitely all from the same source and strain... too many people have the exact same memory of it to have it be a coincidence. Nobody knows what it was though... or maybe they do and don't wanna share the secret sauce..
Strains claimed to taste very piney: (ones I haven't tried yet)
christmas og (said to be pine og renamed),
pine tar kush,
I do plan on eventually ordering seeds for all of the above, if available... or at least trying some buds if they ever pop up in my area...
Some other pine flavored strains that are commonly mentioned, but I've had them and they aren't Christmas bud:
Super Silver Haze
Og Kush (tried 100's of them) tahoe og was piney, but not Christmas Buds..
Headband: was pretty piney, but more of a mint/menthol pine, and Christmas buds were just strait pine!
A lot of people say skunk, but personally I've never had a skunk taste piney.. usually its skunky..lol
I also came across a mention of a strain called Gainsville Green on another forum, and some people were saying that "gainsville green" was just a local term for good bud, sort of like "kind", "dank", "fire" etc... but others were saying it also was a strain, that was the original christmas buds. There is a source for the seeds I found, and the description does seem to match, but the photos they showed were nothing like I remember seeing... so maybe its a phenotype of it? maybe in the future I will try to get some of the beans... well see.
Then I found another story that was featured in 2013 in an online cannabis magazine, that told a story of a guy that came across a strain called "Christmas Kush" that only came around the winter holidays, and he found it was amazing for his pain. His supplier knew how it helped him greatly for his pain saved extra for him, and then decided to go get seeds for this guy with the pain. He got 6 seeds which was supposedly from the same genetics of the Christmas Kush. 2 were males and 1 of the remaining 4 stood out, which he kept and named it "medi kush" which later it supposedly won 2 cups or something. There was no mention of pine flavor or smell though, and even though the story was posted in 2013, the actual story took place in 2006, which is about 10 years after the time period I came across Christmas Buds....and after about 1996 I never saw Christmas buds around my area again... also the photos that are posted along with the story do not look anything like the christmas buds I remember so I don't think they are the same.
I also came across another mention that the christmas buds on a forum and a post said that the source of Christmas buds was southern Ohio.. but no strain or anything else was mentioned.
Well the search continues.. and hopefully I will find that Pine flavored dank that has been gone for over 20 years... its the only strain that sticks out to me so much that I can still almost taste it and visualize it just thinking about it.
Thanks for crushing my dreams....LMAO! just kidding... I appreciate the input....and agree with your descriptions of the ones I've tried.[emoji846]thoughts...
I recall Christmas bud well. Very piney. From the northeast, not Ohio. Great shit.
I ran Trainwreck, Arcata cut. Not piney, and I hated it lol
NL can be piney, but you'd want to run a couple dozen to select from & imo it's probably not what you're looking for.
Hazes tend to lean towards "fresh leather" smell, no real pine terps.
Real 707 Headband is Sour Diesel x OG Kush/Sour Diesel (BX) It tastes like sour diesel w/a hint of OGK.
Friesland, aka M39 (same thing) originated with the (Dutch) SSSC. Ran it, It's not piney at all.
Gainesville Green refers to, basically, old school indoor Weed from G'ville FL area. Was great, but not piney.
None of the OG Kushes, are piney, imo.
I ran the MSS (mass super skunk) cut. Not piney. Skunky, but not roadkill, kind of sweet. Meh.
Pine Tar Kush, IF you can find original Tom Hill stock, is very pine-y. But finding those seeds, legit, will be next to impossible. But do try.
I think that might be pretty close to the truth of the matter. Many people have asked around about that Christmas Tree bud and no one seems to be finding any. And the piney strains used to be pretty common where I am (BC). It's not like they were super rare- here or in other places by the sounds of it. If the best the breeders could come up with locally here is Pinewarp and Purple Pineberry, then it seems almost like it's been bred out of existence. Which is weird, and almost hard to believe, that a distinct attribute like that would get obliterated.Who knows maybe I will just have to order a bunch of piney strains and start breeding...LOL
We had the same thing in Texas I don't recall it looking at all bricky and was lime green so most likely it was the first trails of emerald triangle crops making their way east- was the Chicago brick and seedy? Or sensi?Hey everyone....
Back in Chicagoland and I believe throughout the midwest, around every Christmas there used to be a strain that came out called Christmas buds. I mentioned this on another thread but felt it deserved its own thread in search of what it exactly was.
These buds were so delicious, a mix between a pinetree and a peppermint candy cane and were nice pinecone shaped buds, very dense, with bright green and bright red hairs. I remember just a small 1 hitter packed with the christmas nugs was very strong and would hit your lungs like you just inhaled quick dry cement...very very strong high....
I have been wondering for years if anyone knows what strain or genetics these "christmas buds" came from? I know that I have seen people saying, "its just some bud that someone put a name on" which I highly doubt is true because it was consistant for a few years in a row that I could remember, always the same taste, look, and heavy inhale...
I would love to hear if anyone knows anything about this strain/cut/genetics because I would love to see if their still available and get my hands on some Also would love to see how many people got a chance to experience this wonderful tasting annual treat...
I would say this probably was around 1991-1995 or so... and I was in Chicagoland at the time..
At the time there was pretty much 3 types of herb in the Chicago area we got... most of it didn't have names...We had the same thing in Texas I don't recall it looking at all bricky and was lime green so most likely it was the first trails of emerald triangle crops making their way east- was the Chicago brick and seedy? Or sensi?
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