Satellite Cindy is a variety that’s been worked by my good friend and OGS grower, Donny Greenseed.
Satellite Cindy is a little different take on the ‘Blue Cindy’ varieties that have been available for a while. While most other Blue Cindy varieties use the more typical indica blueberry originating from DJ Short, Donny Greenseed used our sativa leaning Blue Satellite 2.2 male to pollinate the Cinderella 99.
Blue Satellite is based on a sativa-leaning phenotype of DJ Short’s blueberry line, and then worked for some time by Spice of Life in Canada. He married beautifully with the pineapple Cindy.
Growers can expect a very robust and easy-growing plant. Satellite Cindy exhibits very good resistance to molds and pests and she’s not nutrient sensitive. She performs very well indoors or out. She takes about 55 days to complete her flowering cycle (indoors), and outdoors harvest can start mid September here in northern Oregon if put outdoors by mid May to June 1st.
Depending on plant size, yield can be well above average. Flowers on Satellite Cindy are about the size and shape of large pickles that stack all along the branches. Although the flowers are less dense while growing, the dried buds become rather dense for such a sativa dominant plant. This translates to more weight when dried than you might expect.
Most people really enjoy the taste of Satellite Cindy. The Blue Satellite daddy added a bit of his fresh fruity flavor to this girl, and its a nice addition to the Cindy’s tropical flavors. Potency is very good and with staying power, but without the sometimes racy confusion associated with C99.
Satellite Cindy is a good choice for patients who need a daytime medicine that helps with pain, anxiety, mood, focus – a medicine that does NOT keep you from doing things and being productive. Be social, have fun, read a book, mow the lawn, whatever you decide you’ll feel revived yet relaxed and at peace while under the spell of Satellite Cindy.
* available in packs of 10 regular seeds
Jeremy (verified owner) –
100% germination at three days. All plants are growing well at three weeks. No culls at this time. Good structure and early leaf development. Seems more prone to pests (leaf miner, spider mites) than other strains growing with it.
This is an outdoor medical grow in Hawaii with supplemental light for veg.
Will update as plants progress in developing.
Jeremy (verified owner) –
This is an update on this strain.
Culled plants as needed for sex and plant limit compliance.
Growing out one nice satellite Cindy female.
The pest issues seem to have subsided with growth and proper care. I blend my soil to help the plant become healthy and pest/ disease resistant without unnecessary chemicals.
Good sativa structure. Excellent flower development. Low odor.
Looking forward to see the results in April.
Satellite Cindy is an amazing and resistant plant to say the least. Having only sampled one phenotype of her I can only say what I have experienced. Also, it should be noted that the Satellite Cindy plant that was grown for me years ago was planted at only 14″ tall in late June in a small 2’x2′ hole in average soil blended with native yard soil. The plant was watered initially with a general compost tea once when planted, then a mild bird guano and kelp tea once blooming had been underway for a week. Then plain water up until the last two weeks. Regardless of the late planting and light feeding she performed as well as plants that were fed more and planted almost a month and a half sooner. Starting out as a literal fountain of branches and long dagger shaped leaves and finishing as a nice “cola bush”.
Tight multi branch work and a super fast vegetative sprint allowed her to finish nearly 4′ tall and 5′ wide. I know that is peanuts however it impressed me as well as everyone else given the conditions.
Large cola bottle shaped flowers literally sagged the plant outward near the end of flowering. Plenty of mid sized very uniform flowers of high quality filled in the middle and lower parts of the plant. Even the smallest flowers ended up tight rounded sparkling nuggets after drying. Purple and bright magenta colors appeared as soon as the temperatures dropped. By the end of flowering most leaves had turned black or pink giving her nearly white frosted flowers a delicious and tempting look. Satellite Cindy finished by mid September, however the guy that grew it for me talked me into letting it go another week and a half. Early samples were ripe with fresh pineapple aromas complimented with a skunk citrus peel aroma when squeezed. The buzz from the early flowers lifted spirits while doing a nice job of relieving tension headaches and stiffness. Excellent stimulating sativa properties that were very well balanced by a calming euphoria and feeling of well being. Later harvest flowers seemed to lose a bit of the pineapple/tropical flavors and aromas however gaining an extremely well pronounced dark berry flavor. Not easy to place something in between a blueberry and a black raspberry. Pleasing hints of sandalwood and warm spice fill the air after being burned lingering like berry incense encouraging further consumption. While some of the stimulating properties died down a bit in the late harvest, a bounty of calming and quelling sensations seem to increase without being too sleepy. Also the later harvest did seem to have a more pronounced effect on nausea and stomach cramps. Dried flowers are very high in quality and have nice long shelf life and super bag appeal.