How to Grow S.A.G.E.

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Cultivation information for growers, from breeders.

June 11, 2019

Photo by Mojave Richmond

Cultivar Details:

Plant physiology: A true hybrid in form. S.A.G.E has a medium internode length, which allows for deep light penetration and good airflow. It borrows its terpene and cannabinoid profile from its narrow-leaf ancestors but gets its large resinous bracts and overall flower structure more from its Afghani side. Not as tall as most narrow-leaf varieties, but taller and more Christmas-tree shaped than most Afghani-based hybrids.

Average yield: Highly dependent on the cultivation technique. Under double-ended (DE) fixtures indoors, it typically yields 1 Kg per 1,000-watt fixture.

Flowering time: Indoor: 63-70 days; Outdoor: ready for harvest in mid-October at 35 degrees latitude

Ideal light intensity: If growing indoors, close proximity to heat from lamps may cause foxtails and new growth late in flowering.

Ideal cultivation environment temperature: 72 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Ideal cultivation environment relative humidity: 45%-55%, though due to its resistance to mold and mildew, S.A.G.E. may be grown in more humid conditions.

Water needs: Warmer temperatures will require more frequent watering.

Nutrient needs: S.A.G.E. tends to like a light feeding regimen with an electrical conductivity (EC) of 0.8 to 1.8.

Cannabinoid profile: Type 1 with little to no CBD. Typically tests over 20% THC.

Terpene profile: Terpinolene, ß-caryophyllene and pinene give S.A.G.E. its herbaceous, sagey, sandalwood aroma indicative of true old-school California landrace-based varieties.

Susceptibility to any diseases/conditions: Shows little susceptibility to disease and high resistance to mold and mildew.

Mojave Richmond is the developer of many award-winning varieties such as S.A.G.E., which served as a springboard for creating many notable cultivars. Richmond is a founding member of BioAgronomics Group.