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Calizahr from Chimera

Calizahr.... the bitter orange. The 20+ year old Cali-O clone, an old elite gem that has proven her worth in gardens all over north America gets down with pollen from the Shiskaberry red line.... and large yielding, very resinous line.
The purpose of this cross was to develop a line that produces large, resinous flowers that retain the characteristic citrus flavor and aroma of the 20+ year old Cali-O mother, all the while improving upon her yield and resin production. The results culminate in an excellent plant, with lime green flowers that are covered in trichomes. Makes excellent hash.
Yield is high, plants are well suited for bush style grows. Flowering period is approximately 8 weeks.
Calizahr from Chimera
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'Calizahr' from Chimera
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Calizahr.... the bitter orange. The 20+ year old Cali-O clone, an old elite gem that has proven her worth in gardens all over north America gets down with pollen from the Shiskaberry red line.... and large yielding, very resinous line.
The purpose of this cross was to develop a line that produces large, resinous flowers that retain the characteristic citrus flavor and aroma of the 20+ year old Cali-O mother, all the while improving upon her yield and resin production. The results culminate in an excellent plant, with lime green flowers that are covered in trichomes. Makes excellent hash.
Yield is high, plants are well suited for bush style grows. Flowering period is approximately 8 weeks.
Grower Report - TheCountryMan on April 24, 2004, 1:00 pm Calizahr from Chimera rated 7.57


Report 1 of 3From TheCountryMa
Vintage: Not Listed
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Sweet, orangey-citrus, pretty stealthy
Taste: A very distinct creamy orange zest.
Garden Style for This Report: Perpetual Harvest


I have had Calizahr around for a few cycles now, she goes big! A real nice producer. It has become highly regarded, the quality is all there fellow growers. I also would like to add since my first report in Jan 04 (below), that I feel if SOGged "small" Calizahr would give you some fat bud-cycles. I haven't tried Calizahr SOGged, but from watching the plant grow I surely can see it.

Calizahr is a breeze to grow, a little needy on the feed but not bad. Germ rate was 100 percent and I ended up with 50/50 on the male/female ratio.

These big ol? bushy plants are structured perfectly for Tree/Bush/Scrog style grows. Lots and lots of side branches that produce some nice buds. Due to the amount of lower side branching massive amounts of training would be in store for one who chose to SOG her.

This Calizahr was grown using organics such as top soil, peat, cow manure, bone/blood meal, green sand and fox farms big bloom. I can?t say it was 100% organic as I once used FF Grow Big during veg, but very close to all organic.

Pulled at 58 days her high is nice and balanced. Powerful, I Give her an 8 of 10, She comes on strong, stays a good spell then disappears without a trace. Calizahr does not tend to drag one down. Which a parent of hers (Cali-O) is know for, a nice daytime high that leaves you active.

She could have gone a bit longer maybe 60- 65 days or so. I harvested because the lower buds were starting to fall over from their own weight. The branches were drooping a little more each day. Very dense solid buds, citrus-y smell, the 28? incher produced almost 2 oz. Not bad at all! It has a mellow creamy orange-y-zest thing going on in the flavor dept.

Her flavor is mellow as stated, but I must add that it has Cindy-ish overtones about her. Not saying they taste the same cause they don't, just have the same style of flavor. Where Cindy is of pineapples and grapefruits, Calizahr is of creamy-orange zest.

Over all I liked Calizar. I have one in the bubbler that has just exploded into a massive bush! It looks like she was screened though she was not.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 260w to 400w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 2.00
Plant Height: Not Listed
Harvest Indoor: 55 to 60 days

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Report 2 of 3From Gründaum
Vintage: October, 2003
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Somewhat astringent spicy-citrusy
Taste: Slightly hashy, spicy taste
Garden Style for This Report: Tree
October, 2003

I grew out the Calizahr from seed in the light-polluted, space-limited world of a northern European urban balcony. I was quite impressed with the hardiness of this plant -by the end of the season it had become a bit rootbound but it still produced very potent, dense buds despite being harvested early because of inclement weather.

In the veg phase it does everything that I like to see a plant do: extremely short internodal space, stocky christmas tree shape, nice, strong branching.

In the flowering phase it added dense, thick buds which were extremely sticky and trichome laden. It basically became a christmas tree laden with colas.

Despite its sativaish characteristics I managed to get it to finish on time (mid October). Without the light pollution problem so common to outdoor growing in cities it probably would have finished about 1 week earlier. So I am happy to have found this quality strain with sativa characteristics for my clime.

The high is quite potent despite the early harvest. It produces what I like to call a philosophical stone. Can be smoked both in the daytime and is not a party killer unless too much is smoked. Actually, it is the best weed I have come across for hanging out at the lake and swimming, wind surfing, rowing etc.

This plant does well indoors and out. Even very small clones put into flowering will produce dense buds.

Favorite characteristics of strain:

Easy harvest! Very little trimming is required with these dense, compact buds. Also very few popcorn buds towards main stem.

Extremely easy to clone. I have not seen a single one of the clones from this plant die. All in all, an excellent strain for finding a long-term mom.

Compact growth. I like plants that have short internodal spacing and don't need to be topped, fimmed, etc.

Mold-resistant despite thick, dense buds. This has become a problem with other strains in my clime.

Needed only a moderate amount of ferts. I used a mild, sugar beet based organic fert in veg and the sea kelp-based 'Plagron Alga Bloom' in the flowering phase.

A note of caution when growing this strain:

Some of the plants have a tendency to get red stems. This seems to be a natural quality of the plant and does not mean it is unhealthy and needs to be drowned in ferts. Also, some plants will naturally have light green leaves.

When it starts getting cold, a majority of the plant may turn red, making it a great plant to grow guerilla style in a stand of young red maple trees.

Conclusion: Definitely a keeper.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: Not Listed
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 3.00
Plant Height: 40
Harvest Indoor: 45 to 50 days

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Report 3 of 3From Shmokin
Vintage: Not Listed
Effect: Nicely balanced
Odor Description: Rotten orange
Taste: sweet
Garden Style for This Report: Bush


Stong vigor let her survive less than ideal conditions in early veg. She pulled through and went into flower at full speed after 5 weeks veg. Decent resin production 3 weeks into flower. Let off a rotten orange smell in thoughout flower. Even the stem smelled orangish, smellest stem ever. Leaves started to show purpling at 6 weeks with night temps in the high 60's. Chopped at 55 days with 60% cloudy trichomes. 17" high in a 3g grow bag witha rich soil and a small amout of organic ferts. Yield 35 grams. Smoke is smooth as silk.


Overall Effect: Nicely balanced
Sex: Standard (M/F)
Bloom Lighting: 20w to 250w
Outdoor Harvest: Not Listed

plants per SF:
Plant Yield: 1.00
Plant Height: Not Listed
Harvest Indoor: 50 to 55 days

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