Dannyboy from Subcool TGA
Dannyboy from Subcool TGA[size=12]I want to tell you the story of the strain Dannyboy and how it got it's unusual strain name. Before I tell you about the strain let me tell you about the man. Growers by the nature of the game and the internet is a great way to still have some form of contact with other humans while not exposing your self to the security risk of actually having people know where you live or even what you do. Running a grow is somewhat of a ball and chain as you have chores to be done at least every 3 days and leaving a large indoor grow can always be a security risk so a grower can become secluded without this outlet.
I met a guy in 1993 that worked in the daytime, his nick name was â€œBlunt" and he seemed to always be online in the early mornings a lot. He ran a catering company that supplied coffee and donuts to job sites. Yes â€œBlunt" ran â€œRoach Coaches" and they made great chilli dogs! Over the next few years we became great friends meeting for the first time at the Jungle Juice CafÃ© in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. I found out his name was Danny and from that day on we became brothers. I talked, he listened and we saw the sites together, always returning to the net and telling all our friends about the cool things we saw and experienced.
Danny always had my back and without getting to detailed he helped me get out of jail many times on his own dime. In 2001 I was working in Amsterdam for a seed distributor and Danny came to the cup for his second time in 2001 and on the second day passed away in his sleep at 38. Seems he had some health and job related stress issues he kept to himself. Over 200 stoners from the Internet attended his funeral. His parents didn't know a man could have so many friends. It seems everyone liked the guy.
The only true way I could think of to honor this man was to name my first strain after him. He was a big fan of fruity tasting strains and loved the Killer Queen harvested at day 55. Once I found the female I wanted to work with we selected a few males of Ortega X C99 and did some out crossing. The best female was named Taco by stoner friends who made a joke about Ortega being a food company. The male was selected from only 2 boys but heritage is everything in breeding and either plant would have been a great father. The final product is a hybrid Danny would have loved.
Tasting like cherry â€œJolly Rancher" candy and just covered in thick large trichomes this plant is equally good as a head stash or a Bubblehash making plant. It is so frosty I am sure the ratio when making bubble is very high. The dry kief from it is fruity and smooth and just lovely sprinkled on any bud. This weed smells and taste so much like cherries I was surprised at its finished color. Was just destiny and I am sure Blunt was helping from above...
From seed Dannyboy stays very short with wide sharp leaf edges and a dark green color. Only topped once the females were just a short fat bush and as they matured very little stretch was present. Resin showed as early as 21 days and by 30 days they reeked like cherry gum drops. Later as the plant reached maturity it took on a solid white frost with a sour cherry smell, the first hit blew me away it was so tasty I was shocked. Once the buds dried and cured for 30 days I would just sit and smell the buds I almost got a Brandy snifter to do so. From clone the only difference in the growth was a faster finish
At First she was just a favorite of Jill and I and then Sunycheba got a cut, grew her out and loved her. Badboy was given the duplication project (Killer Quuen f1 & Ortega X C99 Male) and while at it grew out several females from seed, all cherry and fruity and potent. The strain finishes very fast which is nice if you run a bit short close to harvest our phenotype was at least 10 days faster than any other strain in the garden. Her down side is she needs extra vegetive time to compete and yield heavy in soil she starts off slow and doesn't hit her stride in the vegetive room till she's over 30" tall. This strain has been around so much it has gained quite a following and recently a good friend â€œIrishfatboy" smoked some with Wille Nelson. My favorite story from his travels with Dannyboy in his stash is a buddy that was riding with him and when they stopped to break they had some DB bubble hash his friend says â€œ The colors are getting to me I need to lie down. Irishfatboy sent me a great picture of his buddy passed out on a beach with a huge smile on his face.
Another grower â€œGanjaden" grew out Danny in large tubs full of soil and his results were amazing with his first harvest from a single pack of seeds coming in at over 26 ounces from 6 females. The more people grew her out the more everyone liked her.
I once did a thread on Overgrow detailing the 2001 Cannabis Cup and I mentioned Danny and his story and basically we sold out of the strain over night. We also have a Dannyboy BX or backcross that is a bit larger and more Killer Queen Dominant and that sold out as well. There are a few packs around but its not an easy strain to acquire in seed form anymore. The good news is a great cutting is pretty easy to find as more DB has been grown out than any TGA gear!
We have just released in limited numbers a Dannyboy X Spacequeen hybrid I named Danielle, which will be a limited offering and is available now at Cannaseur.com. We are making Dannyboy 2 but the Taco male was lost and the new cross will not be released until I am satisfied its better than the original.
Even though not many at the Cup knew of him Danny was truly an American Stoner working his ass off running a business and relaxing with a nice bowl after work. He was the coolest dude I ever met and loosing him was like loosing my brother.
He is truly the founding member of TGA and I miss him everyday.
Thanks to Danny V for letting me tell this
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