After centering our attention on heavy hitting Indicas for the past few seasons we decided it was time to focus on producing a potent haze to add to our library. Golden Haze is a cross of Super Silver Haze with the Amnesia Haze by the legendary Soma. Both had characteristics we liked and after a lot of initial groundwork, we came across this unique phenotype which literally shone brighter than her sisters in the grow. Straight away we knew what we had created – this stunning Golden Haze.
As early as 2011, we entered this strain into the 24th anuual High Times Cannabis Cup. At the time, High Times LOVED this strain – we were featured in their 2012 guide to the ‘Earth’s Strongest Strains’.
Here’s what High Times had to say about our Golden Haze back then:
“The Golden Haze (20.51% THC tested): ..a nine-week pheno of the legendary Amnesia Haze, shows the (Devil’s Harvest) crew’s prowess as big-time indoor cultivators, as they got the old-school strain into the upper stratosphere of potency, rocking it at more than 20% THC – something definitely not easy to do with her.”
After spending some time stabilising the cross, we kept her in the library and persevered with other projects. Other strains have been created in our labs and gone on to great things, but we never forgot about our Golden dream.
Several months ago, we decided to revive the project. We stabilized and tweaked the strain– it is now a slightly longer flowerer than before. The extra week or 2 at the end has increased her potency even further without impacting on the taste and form which were so popular.
The taste is classic Haze. If you’ve smoked Haze then you know – the good stuff has this unique, wispy quality to the smoke. The taste harps back to the original ‘Amni’. Growers will see all the classic characteristics of the old-school Haze. Be warned, she really does stretch in the last 2-3 weeks so leave lots of room. Outdoors, Golden Haze can grow into a monster at well over 2 metres tall. This is partly due to how hardy and durable it is, giving the ability to flower well into mid-October and beyond.