The Black

The Black

an unknown / legendary cannabis strain

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Basic Strain Info

The Black is a mostly indica variety from unknown origin and can be cultivated indoors and outdoors. .

What do we know about the unknown/legendary The Black?

The Black was created in Texas during 2005-2007 by Dr. Dank, the co-owner of the Deep Ellum Seed Company. The Black is a stabilized 4-way hybrid consisting entirely of heritage landrace lines that have been in our family for over half a century. The Black was assembled as a tribute to our founding father, after his unfortunate passing in 2005. She is very sentimental strain to us, and was our first attempt at releasing genetics, outside of our local area.
Dr. Dank started in 2005, with a (Michoacan x Oaxaca) IBL that our family first created in 1965 and stabilized in 1968. He took this decades-old Mexican IBL and crossed this to our family’s Afghani, which we have had since we brought it back from Afghanistan in 1970. Our family kept and inbred only the green phenotypes of Afghani (our founding fathers all thought purple color was a genetic defect and bred away from it), however in 2006 when Dr. Dank added this green Afghani line to the Michoacan/Oaxaca line, purple coloration began to appear in the resulting hybrids. It had been a year since his father’s death so Dr. Dank thought it would be cool to finally make a purple strain, so he selected towards the purple phenos in the (Afghani/Michoacan/Oaxaca). He then added the green Vietnamese, a line that has also been in our family since 1970 when we brought it back from Vietnam and had also been intentionally bred away from any black or dark coloration by our forefathers. When Dr. Dank added the green Vietnamese into his (Afghani/Michoacan/Oaxaca), roughly 60% of the resulting hybrids when ripe had a beautiful dark, raven color that shimmered a deep shade of purple in the sunlight. Apparently recombining these 35+ year old genes resulted in recessive traits (purple) coming out. We found this fascinating and so Dr. Dank further selected towards the “black” phenos over successive generations and in the backcrosses, until the entire cross was stable August of 2007. He called it “The Black”, because it was black in colour, but also because of the strain’s black-market heritage.

The lineage is of The Black is: Afghani x (Michoacán/Oaxaca) x Green Vietnamese.

The Black Lineage / Genealogy

Map of the The Black Family Tree

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The Black Hybrids & Crossbreeds

We found 19 direct descendants from The Black in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our The Black Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

Strawberry Mamba
The Black 84′ x Pink Dream
The Black
The Black 2008
Black On Black
The Black legendary cut x Pure Michigan
Gray Visitor
The Black legendary cut x Sugar Cube
The Black F4 x The Black F2
The Black
The Black
Double Black Doja
The Black x Double Purple Doja
Slick Rick
The Black x Neville's Skunk #2
The Yogi
The One x {The Black x NL#5 NH 91}
Black Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze x The Black

Map of the The Black Descendants

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