Rene is another wonderful Canadian strain from House of the Great Gardener. It is rumoured to come from an amazing Himalayan Indica strain crossed with a Skunk #1 male. The Himalayan strains are some of the best strains around. They usually have a pretty high THC content as well as a high level of CBD. Medicinally these strains are often used to lessen pain, insomnia, nausea, lack of appetite, and depression. Skunk #1, of course, is one of the most famous and popular strains in existence. This strain has influenced cannabis all over the world and is often used as a basis for new strains.
It was first created in the 1970s and has been hugely popular ever since. Medicinally the effects are similar to that of the Himalayan Indica. It is used to treat pain, depression, stress, lack of appetite and nausea. The resulting strain is named after the cannabis activist Renee Boje and is a pretty powerful strain. It is an extremely relaxing and stress relieving strain with a pungent musky scent. It grows gorgeous, emerald green buds which are as powerful as they smell.
Rene is a feminised strain which means that all of the seeds will grow into productive female plants. This was first successfully done by the breeding company Dutch Passion and has been hugely popular ever since. Feminised seeds save the average grower a lot of time, money and effort. Usually, in a regular crop, the seeds would grow into male and female plants.
Growers have no use for the males, and they can harm the female plants if left in the crop, so they much be removed at the start of the flowering process. This in turn means that the grower loses money and can only grow half as many female plants as they could were they using feminised seeds. Not only will feminised crops be larger and have a greater yield but they are also of a higher level of quality and uniformity. 80% of strains which have been bred in this manner have shown marked improvement in both. Breeders can also use feminised seeds, granted that they have the correct amount of breeding experience. It is possible to convince a female plant to produce a similar pollen to that produced by the male plant. This pollen is then used to fertilise another female and create feminised seeds.
This strain has a relatively short flowering time of just 7 - 8 weeks.