I was torn where to place this plant’s genetics of a list for acquisition (Sativa) but decided to simply put this Sativa workhorse under the Landrace category because that is what this plant really is – a Mexican Sativa landrace plant. The genetics were acquired in early 1980’s from a cannabis and melon farmer named Humberto Guerrero on his farm outside of Acapulco up in the mountains. I found Humberto through a contact who also sold a version of hash to tourists. I acquired a total of 100 seeds and 4/5 grams of blonde Acapulco gold hashish in 1985 for 100$. The seeds were obviously commercial and no thought or care had been given to the genetics so it took and bit of time and selection to bring out the best qualities of the strain. Eventually I even made an autoflower from it I call Autopulco Gold. The current strain is stable and vigorous. The bud produced by the strain is effective for pain relief, a fun cerebral high, is long lasting and smells like woody, earthy pepper with an aroma of burnt sugarcane and coffee.
It feels a lot like my Alaska Thunderfuck and I sometimes see Alaska phenos that look like shorter versions of my Acapulco Gold – so there must be some Acapulco Gold in the original Alaska.
I have been working now with this plant for many years and have backcrossed it so many times I have no idea how many times it has been. I stopped recording it years ago and breed it every two or three years. I personally like using the plant to make a version of Blonde Mexican hash styled after Blonde Lebanese hash.
The plant is easy to grow but does require room to grow as it can reach heights of up to 12 feet easily if given a long growing season. For this reason, this plant should be started in early spring indoors in Canada and transplanted to a greenhouse or cover in late May and grown under cover. The plant is photoperiod and finishes in early November. The plant is not that easy to grow for beginners but is rewarding as the buzz is soaring and incredibly cerebral