Gary Payton

Gary Payton

an unknown / legendary cannabis strain

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Basic Strain Info

Gary Payton is an indica/sativa variety from unknown origin and can be cultivated indoors and outdoors. .

What do we know about the unknown/legendary Gary Payton?

Named after the legendary Seattle SuperSonics point guard, Gary Payton shares some attributes with the NBA Hall of Famer. Much like Payton himself, this well-rounded hybrid originates from the international breeding hub of California.

Overall, the Gary Payton strain features high levels of THC, a complex terpene profile high in pinene, and rewarding yields. Both recreational and medical smokers are attracted to this strain for its sociable, euphoric, and stress-busting effects. If you're a fan of energetic highs and fruity terpenes, then it's worth seeing what this strain has to offer.

Strain History of Gary Payton

Gary Payton stems from a rather arduous breeding program conducted by Powerzzz Genetics and Cookies, a renowned San Francisco-based seed bank. Cookies was founded by well-known breeders Berner and Jai and boasts a collection of the most famous cultivars of the modern era, including Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). Not only have each of their strains made waves in the cannabis scene, but other breeders have used them as the genetic foundations for numerous successful creations.

When it comes to Gary Payton, it all started with a careful strain selection process. In this case, they eventually settled on The Y and Snowman. But the Gary Payton available today didn't simply emerge following the first cross. The breeding team had to work much harder than that.

After hunting down an array of phenotypes, the breeders behind this project sifted through them and identified the most desirable. Much like Gary Payton himself, the 20th phenotype developed stood head and shoulders above the competition. The potent terpene profile, high THC content, and impressive productivity made the cut. To get this strain to market as effectively as possible, the Cookies team collaborated with the NBA star, making Gary Payton a quick hit in the United States.

Genetic Lineage of Gary Payton

If you're curious about diving deeper into the genetic lineage of Gary Payton, let's kick things off with The Y. Also known by the title Y Griega, this sativa-dominant strain gained popularity thanks to its THC content (22%) and stimulating high.

As the progeny of Amnesia Haze and Kali Mist, The Y naturally exerts a cognitive head high that makes users more alert. Smokers also report its usefulness in combating various physical conditions. This parent strain produces dense and compact flowers high in terpenes myrcene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene. Together, these terpenes produce fruity flavors with hints of spice.

The Y contributed several traits that really stand out when growing and smoking Gary Payton. However, Snowman also provided a wealth of characteristics, including desirable aromas and effects. Also known as Snowman OG, this sativa-dominant hybrid clocks in with a THC content of 23%.

These buds have become a go-to for many smokers seeking an energizing high and potential relief from physical and mental discomfort. As well as supplying a euphoric psychoactive experience, Snowman delivers a complex array of terpenes that many users find pleasant. Each hit provides notes of fruit, pepper, and hops.

Physical Characteristics of Gary Payton

Gary Payton maintains a compact structure throughout the entirety of its growth cycle. Despite the strain's sativa-dominant genetic profile, her indica side certainly dominates when it comes to morphology. Without training, plants top out at around 120cm. Apply LST throughout the vegetative phase, and you'll keep plants at about 80–90cm while maximizing bud production.

An indica morphology naturally results in large and dense fan leaves. Gary Payton's lateral growing pattern and dense branching mean its canopy can quickly become humid and dark. Several bouts of defoliation throughout the growing cycle can help to keep its structure under control.

Gary Payton stretches quite aggressively during the early flowering phase. Within several weeks of blooming, plants start to churn out compact young buds layered with trichomes and decorated with brilliant white stigmas. Towards the end of the flowering phase, these buds become relatively large and thick, translating into big and heavy harvests.

Overall, though, this strain is still compatible with small growing spaces. With some training and defoliation, growers can successfully cultivate this variety in a small grow tent or a secluded but sunny garden area.

Properties and Effects of Gary Payton

The effects of Gary Payton can vary depending on several variables, including light, stress, and nutrients. However, this strain typically delivers a potent and fast-acting high defined by giggles, euphoria, and sociability. Tests show that THC levels usually average around 23%. This places Gary Payton in the middle ground between weaker old-school varieties and some of the most potent modern cultivars. With that said, new smokers should approach these buds sensibly and slowly.

While THC creates the core effects of this strain, several other phytochemicals also contribute to the experience. Gary Payton buds produce various aromatic terpenes that contribute to the aroma, taste, and overall effects of the strains. Among these compounds, caryophyllene, limonene, and pinene are the most dominant.

Caryophyllene plays a similar role to a cannabinoid, binding to CB2 receptors in the body. Put simply, this produces a physically soothing effect that can help to reduce physical discomfort. Limonene adds stimulation to the equation and underpins the energizing impact of Gary Payton. Finally, pinene clears the mind and helps to keep the short-term memory impairment of THC at bay.

Uses of Gary Payton

Both recreational and medical users report several key uses of this strain. You'll find that Gary Payton quickly induces the munchies. This property makes the strain a good candidate for stimulating the appetite of medical users struggling with the thought of getting food down.

Many users also report that Gary Payton makes them feel giggly and talkative. These buds ramp up dopamine levels in the brain, which makes this strain attractive to those looking for respite from low mood. Moreover, terpenes such as limonene and pinene show promise when it comes to relieving mood-related disorders. Because this strain contains high levels of these molecules, it helps smokers to gain confidence at the start of the day and wind down in the evenings.

Aside from the medicinal side of things, Gary Payton also helps to bolster creativity and divergent thinking in some users. Blazing up a large bong bowl or blunt before sitting down to write music or paint helps to get the creative cogs turning. If you're somebody that likes to use cannabis before hiking or hitting the gym, you'll find this strain can increase focus and alertness. Most fittingly, it also helps with concentration during casual hoop-shooting sessions!

Cultivation/ Production of Gary Payton

Gary Payton performs well both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, she is ideal for growers looking to maintain stealth grow op or those dealing with limited space. Applying LST and topping early in the vegetative phase gives growers plenty of control over the strain's growth pattern and final structure.

Starting with high-quality potting soil rich in organic matter also helps plants quickly establish themselves during the early vegetative phase. You can even take things one step further with biological inoculants, giving plants the edge to defend against disease, enhance root development, and boost nutrient uptake. Mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobacteria, and Trichoderma are all excellent options. Grow her under strong lights, and you can expect to harvest up to 600g/m². Prepare to trim your buds after a flowering period of 49–63 days.

Outdoors, Gary Payton will grow well either in a greenhouse or directly under the open sky. A greenhouse will promote faster growth, but plants will require frequent irrigation. Utilize a large pot size and top your plant early to create an expansive and productive canopy. Consider surrounding your plants with insect screening or netting and companion plants to deter pest infestations. Select a sunny spot that's relatively sheltered from high winds, and you'll enjoy a big harvest at the end of the season.

Gary Payton: An Energising and Productive Cultivar

Will the Gary Payton strain reach the same heights as the basketball Hall of Famer? That all depends on your skill as a grower. However, regardless of how this variety performs, on the whole, it already ranks highly among recreational users. Her compact structure and big yields make her a good option for small cultivation spaces. Moreover, a considerable THC level and potential relief from mood-related disorders make these buds attractive to medical patients.

Gary Payton Reviews

We've collected strain info from one grower for Gary Payton.

General Impression Indoors

Flowering Time Indoor
80 - 90 days (±85 days)
Yield / Quantity Indoor
The crop of this strain is very high
General Impression Indoor
Gary Payton is all together extraordinary and quite recommendable
Strength / Lasting Effect
The weed is strong and long lasting
User Rating
Gary Payton gets 8.00 of 10 possible Points in the average!

Known Phenotypes:

» new » none up to now (homogenous??)

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Gary Payton Degustation

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Taste / Flavour

~55% Sweet

The taste / flavour of Gary Payton was characterized as fairly Sweet. more

Effect / Effectiveness

~73% Head

Gary Payton have a strong Head effect more

Gary Payton Lineage / Genealogy

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Gary Payton Hybrids & Crossbreeds

We found 64 direct descendants from Gary Payton in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our Gary Payton Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

Big Daddy Cane
Slurricane #7 x {Mac1 x Gary Payton}
French Beignet
Apple Fritter x {Mac1 x Gary Payton}
Gary Payton
Gary Payton x Girl Scout Cookies
Candy Payton
Gary Payton x Candy Fumez
Maple Dunks
Gary Payton x Black Maple
Gary Payton x SmoreZ
Deep Breath x Gary Payton
Gary Payton
Gary Payton x Gary Payton
Sweet Nothings
Gary Payton x Papaya
Gary Payton x Gushers

Map of the Gary Payton Descendants

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Gary Payton User Comments

Altogether we've collected 1 user comment about Gary Payton. Here you find the 1 english user comment:

- 10.04.2021

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Easy to grow. Grows straight up. No width. Allows for lots of plants in a small area. Grows tall and yields high with compact tasty buds. Gives an extremely relaxed state of mind. Very colourful with greens oranges purples an blues.At the moment clone only but am going to back cross. this comment

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