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Aphrodita seeds
This cultivar is very vigorous and easy to grow using the standard methods for cultivating Mexican Pinguicula. Moist planting medium (but not waterlogged), even during the winter season, leads to better growth of the plant. We can recommend only one successful method to propagate this cultivar without any problems–using leaf cuttings.

New cultivar – Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’

Jan Flнsek & Kamil Pбsek

Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Volume 29, No. 4, December 2000, pp. 118-119

Keywords: cultivar: Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’.

Submitted for registration on 23 February 2000

In July 1998 Mr. Jan Flнsek made a bilateral cross-pollination of the Mexican plants Pinguicula agnata and P. moctezumae. Four weeks later, ripe seeds were harvested from P. agnata, whereas the pollinated P. moctezumae did not produce seed. Mr. Kamil Pбsek sowed most of the seeds (from two developed capsules) under sterile conditions in vitro at the end of August 1998. The rest of the seed was sown conventionally. Germination of the seeds was in both cases almost 100% within 3-4 weeks.

Owing to rapid in vitro growth over a period of 18 months, we were able to observe the nature of a large number of individual plants. We did not find any significant variability among the individual germinated plants; hence we regard all the individuals resulting from this crossbreeding as identical. The plants are eminently interesting, unique and deserve a special epithet. We have sufficient information to describe the new cultivar we name Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’.

The cultivar Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ is characterized by its very long, narrow leaves with rounded tips which terminate in a point. The summer rosette consists of up to 15 leaves which are up to 12 cm long and 2 cm wide; the leaf-edges roll downwards. The erect leaves display a characteristic, descending-arch along their lengths. Under intense summer sunlight, the leaf-edges of leaves can be reddish, whereas the leaf midribs remain green along their entire length. During the winter, the rosette size decreases, whilst the number of leaves increases to as many as 25. The leaves of the winter rosette are up to 5-6 cm long and 1.3 cm broad; mostly they are flat and light green.

The plants bloom all year round, indeed during winter the plants can have the most flowers open at the same time. The color and size of the flowers changes as the flowers age. Freshly open flowers are relatively small and are generally dark-violet. As the flowers age they enlarge and fade to pink. When viewed from the proper angle the petals reflect light to give a shiny appearance. The posterior side of the flower is significantly lighter in color. Gentle, faint veining is apparent over the entire surface of the five (very exceptionally six) petals; this venation is more distinct towards the flower center. The entrance to the corolla tube and the tube itself is bright yellow, and minutely hairy. Mature flowers can reach 4 cm in a diameter and this fact ranks them among the true giants of the Pinguicula! The spur of the flower is narrow, slightly bowed and may be up to 1.5 cm long. Flowering time is about four weeks depending on the growing condition. Flower stalks can reach 15 cm in length (exceptionally 22 cm), the upper part of the stalk (about 1-2 cm) can be brownish-red, and the lower part is green and covered with tentacles. The sepals are a rich green color. We have tried to crossbreed different individuals of Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’, or Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ plants using other species and hybrids as pollen donors (namely, P. agnata, P. emarginata, P. esseriana, P. ‘Gina’, P. gracilis, P. ‘Sethos’, P. moctezumae, P. rotundiflora, or P. sharpii). However the plants have never produced any seeds so it seems Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ is sterile. We have used Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ as a pollen donor in hybrid crosses, and have produced seed several times. At present we are unsure about the quality of these seeds.

This cultivar is very vigorous and easy to grow using the standard methods for cultivating Mexican Pinguicula. Moist planting medium (but not waterlogged), even during the winter season, leads to better growth of the plant. We can recommend only one successful method to propagate this cultivar without any problems–using leaf cuttings.

This cultivar is named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Beautiful Aphrodite was much in demand and liked by many of the gods. We hope that Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ will find a place in many collections of carnivorous plants as an adornment at least, just as Aphrodite was the gem of the Greek goddesses on Mount Olympus.

In addition to the above data we include a short description of the parental plants used in making Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’.

P. agnata (section Agnata; maternal plant): the diameter of the rosette is 25 cm, leaf 4-5 cm wide, the edge of the leaf is reddish in summer. The flower is white, 2.5 cm in diameter, with blue edges and a minute yellow central spot, fragrant. Origin unknown (plant was obtained at the floristic exposition, 1990).

P. moctezumae (section Orcheosanthus, paternal plant), the diameter of the rosette 20 cm, leaves green and narrow (7 mm). The flower is pink, 3 cm in diameter, with a well-marked white central spot. Origin Oliver Gluch, Germany (1998).

We wish to extend great thanks, especially to Mr. Loyd Wix (England), Oliver Gluch (Germany), Barry Meyers-Rice (USA), Jan Schlauer (Germany) and Michiaki Mabuchi (Japan) for their critical comments, and also we thank Mr. Marek Svнtek for his help in making the English translation of this text. The plants Pinguicula ‘Aphrodite’ have been sent as a present to the above-mentioned friends and other ones some time ago. The plants can be obtained also from the addresses of both authors without any problems.

“Used with joint permission of the International Carnivorous Plant Society”
www.carnivorousplants.org

Copyright (c) Kamil Pбsek & Jan Fнsek, 2000

Aphrodita seeds
You will achieve abundant harvests with a high THC concentration and surprisingly hard buds. Make sure you cure Afrodita well to bring out its incense and pine flavours. This plant adapts easily to all sorts of different climates in Spain and Portugal, proving itself in different outdoor conditions with vigorous growth and resin development. It produces a rich hash when extracted with ice. Outdoors it will be ready for harvested outdoors by the third week in September or by the first week in October for the more sativa-rich phenotype. Indoors it will be ready in eight weeks, although if you give it nine, the results will be extraordinary.

Aphrodita

breed by Kannabia Seeds

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Basic / Breeders Info

Aphrodita is a mostly sativa variety from Kannabia and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±56 days ) and outdoors . Kannabias Aphrodita is/was also available as feminized seeds.

Kannabias Aphrodita Description

One of the most popular genetic straits among Spanish growers is Jack Herer. Its results outdoors are legendary. With genetics from a highly experienced grower (who began back in the Seventies and is still growing today, exclusively with his own crosses), the clones we were given were a cross between Jack Herer and a male Morocco-sourced sativa plant that was good for producing hash and had a characteristic fresh-lemon flavour. After improving it with endogamous crosses, we achieved a high-yield Jack Herer with two dominant phenotypes: indica (fast-growing) for indoors and sativa (but early flowering) that is ideal for outdoors.

It had the psychedelic effects that are characteristic of sativa varieties. In this case we used the reversed pollen from this variety to pollinate one of our champion indica mother plants, and the results were incredible. A hybrid with structure, flavour and sativa effects, but with the extra yield and faster flowering times of an indica. The resulting plant had an excellent calyx-to-leaf ratio and from the first few weeks of flowering becomes covered in a thick coat of resin. The smell given off by the stems when rubbed is particularly striking. The leaves are average sized, narrow, fairly serrated and a colour that tends towards a dark lime-green colour, a good indicator that it is not being fertilised adequately.

A lush-growing plant, it is advisable to let it have a 12-to-15-day vegetative cycle. The roots struggle to break out of the plant pot, forming a thick root network. Be careful not to allow too long a vegetative cycle, though, or it could get out of hand. It has the typical sativa structure, with a large central tail from which numerous side branches sprout to run parallel with the central one for much of the flowering period. The stems are very robust from first growth. No problems with mould or other fungi have been found, nor any problems worthy of note with spiders, thrips or greenfly. Outdoors the plant will grow no taller than 2 m, although this is made up for with its outward growth, which can cover several square metres. By topping you can achieve a large number of strong branches and hundreds of cuttings. You can increase the EC gradually, week by week, because the plant withstands high EC levels well, turning them into compact flowers.

You will achieve abundant harvests with a high THC concentration and surprisingly hard buds. Make sure you cure Afrodita well to bring out its incense and pine flavours. This plant adapts easily to all sorts of different climates in Spain and Portugal, proving itself in different outdoor conditions with vigorous growth and resin development. It produces a rich hash when extracted with ice. Outdoors it will be ready for harvested outdoors by the third week in September or by the first week in October for the more sativa-rich phenotype. Indoors it will be ready in eight weeks, although if you give it nine, the results will be extraordinary.

SeedFinder note:
Strain renewed around 2010/2011! Before it was described by Kannabia as a hybrid with a hawaiian sativa: “Afrodite is a beautiful hybrid of Jack Flash and Hawaiian Sativa. The buds smell of the old school Skunk Sativa – totally pungent with huge colas.”

Where to buy Aphrodita cannabis seeds?

Aphrodita from Kannabia Seeds is available only as feminized seeds. Regular seeds are not available at the moment. In 5 seedbanks, we found 22 offers between EUR 7.20 for 1 feminized seed and EUR 1250.00 for 500 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy Aphrodita Cannabis Seeds from Kannabia Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Aphrodita Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Aphrodita offers: Herbalist, Oaseeds, Herbies Head Shop, Cannapot Hanfshop and Alchimia Grow Shop.

Aphrodita Gallery

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