Mendocino Clone Company’s Exclusive Line-Bred OG Strains
Mendocino Clone Company has built our clone business by focusing primarily on obtaining the highest quality OG’s we could find. We started our company on one of the best Sour Diesels there is, period; a 65-day, thick, chunky phenotype that has been kept under tight wraps here in Mendocino County for over 15 years. From there, we began to accumulate prized, old-school, original OG Kush strains from very experienced, specialty, craft growers. These were their crown jewels.
Four years ago we began a breeding program using “line breeding” techniques practiced by champion dog and horse breeders. We were not concerned with creating fancy new strains made from the latest trendy candy flavor. But rather, we decided that we wanted to focus on creating heirloom OG Kush lines that accentuated and strengthened the unique, gassy OG Kush qualities that has kept this hallmark strain from being the usual two to three year fad that most strains have experienced. For our breeding program, we have also searched for some of the old-time true classics such as Grand Daddy Purple and Train-wreck. Our seeds have been stabilized through three years of back crossing.
Ninety percent of the calls for clones we have received over the past 4 years are people wanting “Gas”. Now we are releasing our exclusive OG Kush Line-Bred seeds to you. We know that you won’t be let down.
Note: The strain listed first was the Male and the strain listed second was the female. The characteristics demonstrated by the resulting seed will lean more toward the female that was pollinated by the male
$5ea. in packs of 20 seed
$4ea. for 1000+ seeds
$3ea. for 5000+ seeds
*All seeds must be transported through a licensed distributor*
Mendocino Clone Company’s Sour Diesel (MCC Sour Diesel)
Our Sour Diesel is a very unique West Coast Sour Diesel and is one of the best Sour Diesels that you will ever grow. It has been closely held here in Mendocino County for over 15 years. Trimmers love our Sour Diesel because it is so thick and chunky. When buyers first look into a bag of our Sour Diesel, they don’t think it’s Sour Diesel because its not larphy and spindly, yet when they stick their face into the bag, the nose is unmistakable. It definitely is Sour Diesel! Any OG that is crossed with our Sour Diesel is only enhanced with its structure and and quality.
“Octane OG”: MCC Sour Diesel x Classic True OG
“Rocket Fuel”: MCC Sour Diesel x Fire OG
“Swank OG”: MCC Sour Diesel x San Fernando Valley
“Sour Alien OG”: MCC Sour Diesel x OGF1
“Sour 98”: MCC Sour Diesel x Pre-98 Bubba Kush
“Sour Glue”: MCC Sour Diesel x GG#4
“Sour Lime OG” MCC Sour Diesel x Keylime Pie
“Sour IV OG”: MCC Sour Diesel x The Medicine
“Sour Wreck”: MCC Sour Diesel x TimeWreck
“Sour Candy”: MCC Sour Diesel x Candyland
“Sour Bean”: MCC Sour Diesel x Jilly Bean
“Sour Punch”: MCC Sour Diesel x Purple Punch
San Fernando Valley OG Crosses
Our San Fernando Valley OG was gifted to us by a very talented Humboldt grower. She cherished its dense buds that were thick from the top cola all the way down to the soil. Known as one of the original phenotypes of the infamous OG Kush, this is classic staple of the OG family. When we cross it with any of our other OG’s, the result is a well structured, gassy flower that sells itself. You won’t be disappointed with anything that is crossed with our San Fernando Valley OG.
“OG Wreck”: San Fernando Valley x Timewreck:
“Sweet OG”: San Fernando Valley x Keylime Pie:
“Old School OG”: San Fernando Valley x Pre 98 Bubba Kush:
“Bernie OG”: San Fernando Valley x GG#4:
“Sultan OG”: San Fernando Valley x OGF1:
“San Fire Nando OG”: San Fernando Valley x Fire OG:
“Opulent OG”: San Fernando Valley x MCC Sour Diesel
“SMOG OG”: San Fernando Valley x Purple Kush
Blood Diamond OG Crosses
Our Blood Diamond OG has a dense bud structure that is so thickly covered in trichomes you’ll wonder if you should simply dab the flower itself. Considered to be in the very small family of original OG Kush phenos, this is true royalty and a classic in and of itself. Boasting an extremely high THC content of 20% -30%, adding it’s genetics to any strain is a gift to that strain, especially when that strain is an OG.
“Candy Diamond OG”: Blood Diamond OG x Candyland
“Jilly Queen OG”: Blood Diamond OG Jillybean
“Prism OG”: Blood Diamond OG x Purple Kush OG:
“Fire Diamond OG”: Blood Diamond OG x Fire OG:
“Diamond 98”: Blood Diamond OG x Pre 98 Bubba Kush:
“Diamond Glue”: Blood Diamond OG x GG#4
“Bloodwreck OG”: Blood Diamond OG x Timewreck
“Blood Diamond OG x San Fernando Valley OG:
“Sour Diamond OG”: Blood Diamond OG x MCC Sour Diesel
“Blood IV OG”: Blood Diamond OG x OGF1:
“Keylime OG”: Blood Diamond OG x Keylime Pie
Headband is a cross of three classics: OG Kush, Master OG, and Sour Diesel. If you want gas, this one’s got it!! The THC levels are an impressive 20%-27%. Again, you take the three gasses that make up Headband, and you cross them with any of the incredible gasses that we have collected and what do you get? GASSSSS! How could you go wrong?
“Sour Band”: Headband x MCC Sour Diesel
“Heady OG”: Headband x San Fernando Valley OG
“Kings Crown OG”: Headband x Blood Diamond OG
“Headband Kush”: Headband x Pre 98 Bubba Kush
“Fireband OG”: Headband x Fire OG
“Sticky Bands”: Headband x GG#4
“Purple Headband”: Headband x Purple Kush OG
“Jilly Band”: Headband x Jilly Bean
“Halo OG”: Headband x OGF1
“Candyband”: Headband x Candyland
“Brain Scan”: Headband x The Medicine
Classic Sour Diesel Crosses
Classic Sour Diesel x MCC Sour Diesel
Classic Sour Diesel x Jilly Bean
Classic Sour Diesel x Pre 98 Bubba Kush
Classic Sour Diesel x Classic OG Kush
(HB x GG) Trainwreck
(HB x GG#4) x GG#4
(HB x GG#4) x Purple Punch
(HB x GG#4) x Grease Monkey
(HB x GG#4) x MCC Sour Diesel
Other Seed Combos
“Purple Pie”: Grand Daddy Purple x Keylime Pie
“Meridian OG”: Classic OG Kush x OGF1
“Pre 98 OG Kush”: Pre 98 Bubba Kush x Classic OG Kush
“Wrecked OG”: (Alien OG x Trainwreck) x Timewreck
(Blood Diamond OG x Fire OG) x San Fernando Valley OG
(Blood Diamond OG x Fire OG) x MCC Sour Diesel
(Blood Diamond OG x Fire OG) x GG#4
(Blood Diamond OG x Fire OG) x Purple Punch
(MCC Sour Diesel x Keylime Pie) x Keylime Pie
(MCC Sour Diesel x Keylime Pie) x Purple Punch
Fire OG: Raskals OG x SFV OG
GG#4: Sour Dubb x Chem Sis x Chocolate Diesel
San Fernando Valley OG: OG Kush x Afghani #1, THC %: 20% – 24.99% Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks Yield: Heavy/Dense
MCC’s Sour Diesel: Sativa, ChemDawg x Super Skunk, 8.5 Weeks, Yield: Heavy, Thick Chunky Buds
Blood Diamond OG: Sativa, OG x Unknown: Classic OG, just a bit more dense. Very Very Sticky: 20-30% THC. Flower Time: 8-9 Weeks: Yield: Heavy
Classic OG Kush: Sativa Classic OG Kush, Moderate to Heavy Yield, Dense Buds, 7-9 Weeks. 24%-25% THC. We got this gifted to us back in 2015 from a broker who wanted all of his growers to grow this specific OG. A prominent Humboldt grower solely grew this OG on all of his eight farms. It is the Original, Classic OG that made the strain famous. Lime green, piney gas, covered in crystals. One whiff of a bag of this and you know you’ve go the one, the legendary, OG.
Keylime Pie: (Special Pheno Girl Scout Cookie): OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Pie, Moderate yield, Incredible Nose, 8-9 Weeks. 20%-25% THC. Walk into a greenhouse with several strains growing and your eyes will automatically be drawn to this one. It’s large, dense buds stacked with swollen calyxes oozing with crystals. This one’s an All-Star.
Purple Kush: Mendo’s Version of OG Kush, Purple Pheno expression, 7-9 Weeks, Moderate Yield
Pre-98 Bubba Kush: Indica, Heavy, Dense Buds, 9-10 weeks
Candyland: GDP x Platinum Cookies ( OG Kush x Durban Poison)
OG Twist: OG Kush x Chemdawg: Sativa: 25-30% THC, Yield: Mod-Heavy. 8-9 weeks
OGF1: OG Kush x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush: Sativa, 22-26% Moderate Yield, 8 Weeks,
The Medicine: [OGF1 x Cherry Alien [Cherry Pie (GDP x Durban Poison)] x [Alien OG (Tahoe OG x Alien Kush)]: 50/50, 26-30%, Mod-Heavy Yield, Dense Buds, 60 Days
Jilly Bean: Orange Velvet x Space Queen: Sativa Dominant Hybrid: 22-26%, Mod-Heavy Yield, Dense Buds, 8-9 weeks
Timewreck: Bloodwreck [Trainwreck (Mex&Thai Sativa x Afganini Indica) x Trinity] x Vortex [Space Queen (Romulan x Cindy 99) x Apollo 13], 50/50, Mod-Heavy Yield, 22-26%, 7 1/2-8 Weeks
Seeds vs. Clones
The question of ‘seeds versus clones’ boils down the crop’s purpose, with advantages and disadvantages tied to both starting materials. Seeds provide growers a wider choice of strains, breeding opportunities and typically heavier yields. However, clones finish quicker and enable cultivators to produce a batch of genetically identical plants, supporting consistency across the entire harvest.
Cannabis seeds, when stored correctly, have a long shelf life and can be delivered around the world cheaply without damage. There are dozens of seed banks online that ship hundreds of strains worldwide, providing growers exceptional diversity when selecting genetics. Although seeds from the same batch will be inherently similar, subtle differences will become evident as individual plants mature.
Seeds take a month to germinate and transcend the seedling stage. However, this slow start above ground typically hides substantial subterranean progress. When grown from seed, cannabis produces a taproot which digs deep into the growing medium, from which secondary roots shoot laterally to cover as wide an area as possible. This enables the plant to access as much water and nutrients as possible, with the ability to reach far underground when none is available at the surface. An extensive root system also anchors plants into the ground, to support vertical growth and prevent them being uprooted.
The height of plants will vary between seeds from the same parents. These variations are beneficial as plants adapt to their environment, with some thriving in conditions where others falter. This enables cultivators to select the best males and females for breeding, so strains develop through (un)natural selection to flourish in a grower’s setup. Through this painstaking process proprietary genetics can be created, which provides producers a unique selling point in an increasingly saturated market. Propagation programmes often give rise to exceptional plants, with unique terpene profiles or cannabinoid ratios, which can be kept as mothers for clones.
Cuttings from a mother plant provide growers exactly the same exceptional characteristics, and can be reproduced a multitude of times before succumbing to stress. When taking cuttings, cultivators must unsure the mother plant is healthy and free from pathogens that could infect their grow. This is particularly important in the case of HPlvD, which is largely asymptomatic, but can quickly spreading through commercial cannabis circles.
As clones of one another, cuttings from the same mother should grow at a similar pace to produce an even canopy. This enables growers to maximize their space and ensure plants receive the same amount of lighting, without one dwarfing another and sapping its resources. Theoretically an even canopy should lead to higher yields, with growers often training plants to create one through trellising and ‘screen of green’ techniques.
When taken from a mother plant, cuttings need to be dipped in a rooting agent and placed in a well-lit humid environment above 20 °C. This should instigate root development, but cuttings will remain fragile and vulnerable to climate fluctuations until a hardy root system has formed.
Although seedling size, cuttings are biologically mature and will show vertical growth quicker than plants grown from seed. Although the development of cuttings will not be as vigorous, the end result is more predictable and provides greater certainty for commercial operations.
Seeds and Clones
Clones, once transplanted successfully, can be easier to raise than plants grown from seed as cultivators can bypass the vegetative growth stage – focussing on one light cycle and one potassium heavy nutrient solution. Unfortunately, as a photoperiod plant. cannabis does not naturally live longer than a year and when kept alive artificially, as in the case of mother plants, genetics weaken over time and eventually fail. This does not render mother plants ineffective, as they can be kept alive for years, but young mothers produce the healthiest cuttings and should be introduced every six to nine months.
To create a stable of potential mother plants, producers need to grow cannabis from seed and the keep the best in the vegetative stage. Specialized cannabis nurseries exist, focussing solely on starting materials, but their use increases contamination risks and creates a dependence on others.
Seeds and clones both have their place in cannabis cultivation, but relying too heavily on either can create issues. For more consistent harvests quicker, clones are the way to go. However, many swear that plants grown from seed produce higher quality flower. Both have advantages and disadvantages, but it is rarely an either-or decision, so savvy growers should combine the two for a more robust plant pipeline.
How do I Clone a Cannabis Plant?
A clone, also known as a clipping or baby, is simply a branch cut from a plant. These branches are cut, dipped in a rooting solution and placed into a simple growing medium.
For clones to properly root and survive, we need to create a low VPD environment that will protect them from high transpiration rates. Temperatures in a cloning environment should be between 70-78F with relative humidity between 75-90%.
Clones can be taken at just about any stage of a plants development – even during flowering (see Monster Cropping). Ideally a clone is taken from a plant during the vegetative stage of growth. If a clone is taken after the plant has gone into flowering, it will undergo a re-vegetative stage that can take weeks or even months. The further the plant goes into the flowering cycle, the longer it can take for clone to recover and revert back.
Clones can be taken of any size. If you take a cutting that’s too large, it will be difficult to work with and fit inside a standard tray and dome. If you take a clone that’s too small, the clipping will be fragile and can take longer to begin rooting and growing.
The first step in cloning is identifying a suitable branch to cut. You are looking for something that is not too small, not too big and as straight up and down as possible. Branches that are curling or bending for light can take up un-needed space inside of a crammed propagation tray. The more vertical the specimen is, the easier the whole process will be.
Now that we have a good looking branch spotted on the plant, we will take a clean razor blade and cut the stem at a 45 degree angle. Remove any smaller unnecessary growth on the new clone with the razor and use a clean pair of scissors to reduce the size of any larger leaves. Thoroughly wash your hands or use rubber gloves and try to keep exposed cuts away from any dirty surfaces.
Freshly cut clones can be kept happy and healthy by placing the cut stem in a cup of water. Clones can be kept alive this way for hours while more cuts are being taken.
After you have all the clones you need, dip the newly cut portion of the branch into a liquid rooting hormone of your choice. From there, you will firmly push the clone into the new growing block or medium you chose. You need to make sure the new clone is seated firmly in the block (not too shallow and not too deep). Cloning is a skill and some patience and practice will help you get it mastered. It’s always a good idea to cut a few more clones than you’ll need until you get more comfortable with the entire process.
Once the clones have been firmly seated into their new medium, they are placed into a propagation tray. A 2 tray system is a must-have and allows for proper drainage away from the blocks and a water storage area for keeping the relative humidity up. Above the top tray is a clear plastic dome that traps humidity and heat in the environment while the clones begin to root.
After the clones are taken and the tray is filled, a clean spray bottle with water is used to lightly mist the new clones, the inside of the plastic dome and plastic tray itself. You want the growing cubes/medium to be moist but not over-saturated or poorly drained. For the first 48 hours of the clones’ life, you will completely close all of the vents, trapping any humidity inside the dome.
The next step is to setup your warming mats and slide them under your trays. Heat mats are used to increase the temperature and humidity inside of the dome. Heat mats can also create a lot of problems – they can easily get too warm for clones and precautions should be taken. Placing a towel between the heating mat and the bottom of the tray will help dissipate the heat inside of the tray. Another good method is hooking the heat mats to a timer. Have them turn on and off every 5-15 minutes. Use a temperature and humidity monitor with a probe inside of the dome to dial in the proper levels of 75-80F and 70-80% RH. You will want to visually see some condensation on the sides of the dome. Leave the new clones alone and re-check the temperature and humidity levels every 2-12 hours for any potential issues that may arise.
Now that the environment is dialed, we need to setup the lighting. A low wattage fixture (fluorescent is common) is ideal and should be set 12-24” above the plastic dome. Continue to keep a close eye on the temperature and humidity levels in the dome. Mist the plants and the inside of the dome if things have dried out. Make sure that the humidity inside is still between 70-80% RH. If the humidity or temperature gets too high, temporarily open the dome and find a solution to the problem. If your humidity is too low, continue to mist the inside of the dome and add a little water to the bottom of the second tray. If the humidity is too high, slightly crack the vents and allow the cloning environment to breathe.
After 5-10 days, the rooting process should start getting underway. Once a majority of the plants have begun rooting, they are ready for a cloning solution from the Perfect Grower feeding chart. You will want to hydrate your clones with a flood and drain style approach. Once roots begin to show, fill the lower tray with a cloning solution from the Perfect Grower website. Let the upper tray soak in it and saturate the blocks for 2-3 minutes. Drain and pour all of the excess nutrient solution out of the lower tray and into a 5 gallon bucket. Cover the bucket with a lid and reuse this solution as necessary over the next week.
As soon as the clones are rooted and healthy, the dome is ready to come off. Newly rooted clones can droop or wilt if they are exposed to a high VPD environment too quickly. Make sure the VPD levels in the new environment are within the green portion of the VPD chart below: