Sundae Driver x Animal Cookies
Sundae Batter is a delicious feminized hybrid of the Sundae Driver and Animal Cookies cannabis strains. This dessert-themed cultivar stuns growers with its dense, frosty buds that are splashed with hues of blue, purple, and red. Unlike most connoisseur-grade cannabis strains, Sundae Batter is hardy and easy to grow. Its relaxing stone and fruity flavor make it a favorite of medical and recreational users. Sundae Batter combines the vigor and resilience of Sundae Driver with the potency of Animal Cookies, creating a premium strain as popular as dessert.
Sundae Driver, the mother of Sundae Batter, offers a mellow, fruity flavor and calming effects that have made it a hit with many growers and users. By crossing Sundae Batter with the award-winning Animal Cookies strain, Greenpoint Seeds has developed a hybrid that is sure to produce many “keeper” phenotypes. This variety is perfect for anyone seeking an easy-to-grow strain that displays elite characteristics.
Sundae Batter Strain
Sundae Driver is the mother of Sundae Batter. Sundae Driver was created by Cannarado Genetics, a Colorado seed company that has developed many popular strains such as Wedding Pie and Silver Cookies. The breeders at Cannarado Genetics created Sundae Driver by pollinating the renowned Fruity Pebbles OG, also referred to as FPOG, with their reliable Grape Pie male. Sundae Driver became an overnight sensation and was featured by many well-known dispensaries such as the Jungle Boys of Los Angeles.
Since its inception, Sundae Driver has won several awards and has become a favorite among medical and recreational users. Because this cultivar is no longer being produced by Cannarado, it is now highly coveted by growers and breeders. One packet of Sundae Driver seeds recently sold for $2,500 at auction. Greenpoint Seeds continues the legacy of this rare strain with hybrids such as Sundae Stallion, Purple Crash, and Sundae Batter.
Sundae Driver Lineage
Sundae Driver is a hybrid of Fruity Pebbles OG and Grape Pie. FPOG was a limited release by Alien Genetics in the early 2000s. This cultivar is a complex polyhybrid of Green Ribbon, Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe OG, and Alien Kush. Although Alien Genetics no longer produces FPOG, the strain remains a fan favorite and is highly sought-after by breeders. Seeds of FPOG have fetched thousands of dollars at auction.
Grape Pie, the father of Sundae Driver, is Cannarado’s prized stud. This strain is a hybrid of Cherry Pie and Grape Stomper, two terpene-rich cultivars that are packed with flavor and potency. Cannarado has used the Grape Pie male to produce many hybrids that are potent and flavorful.
Animal Cookies, the other parent of Sundae Batter, was developed by the Cookies Family of San Francisco, California. The Cookies Family is one of the most admired groups of breeders in the cannabis industry and has created world-famous strains such as Gelato 33 and Girl Scout Cookies.
The Cookies Family created Animal Cookies by crossing their prized cut of Girl Scout Cookies with Fire OG. This Indica-dominant variety is one of the most potent and flavorful Cookies strains on the market. Growers and users love its exotic flavor, narcotic stone, and unrivaled bag appeal.
Animal Cookies Lineage
Animal Cookies, the other parent of Sundae Batter, is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG. The lineage of Girl Scout Cookies is a mystery, but the Cookies Family has stated that it is a hybrid of Durban Poison, Florida OG, and an unspecified strain referred to as “F1.”
Like the pedigree of Girl Scout Cookies, the pedigree of Fire OG is uncertain. Some growers believe that Fire OG is an original phenotype of OG Kush, while others suggest that it is an S1 or hybrid of OG. Animal Cookies delivers the unique color and flavor of Girl Scout Cookies and the potency and yield of Fire OG.
Sundae Batter Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Greenpoint Seeds used the original, clone-only cut of Animal Cookies to pollinate a prized phenotype of Sundae Driver. The resulting hybrid, known as Sundae Batter, combines the best traits of these two celebrated cultivars. Some phenotypes of Sundae Batter closely resemble Sundae Driver, while others lean toward Animal Cookies in flavor and bud structure. Most phenotypes will offer a blend of characteristics of these two powerful strains.
Sundae Batter is a feminized F1 hybrid. Growers value feminized seeds because these seeds make the growing process simple and rewarding. Roughly 99.9 percent of female seeds produce all-female plants, eliminating the need to identify and isolate male plants from the garden. This means that growers can rest assured that nearly every Sundae Batter seed will produce a stable and reliable female cannabis plant.
Growers also value F1 hybrid seeds because they tend to offer greater vigor and stability than other seeds offer. High-quality F1 seeds are generally uniform in growth and are hardier than highly inbred varieties. Because Sundae Batter is an F1 hybrid, its offspring grow rapidly and are resilient to many environmental stresses.
Sundae Batter Aroma
Sundae Driver is cherished for its mellow, fruity aroma. This variety emits distinct notes of sugary cereal, grapes, and tropical fruit, with herbal undertones. Some phenotypes of Sundae Driver also produce notes of bittersweet chocolate. When combined, these aromas are reminiscent of a classic ice cream sundae.
Animal Cookies offers a sweet-and-sour tang that is complex and pungent. This cultivar emits sugary notes of cookie dough and cherries that contrast with bitter undertones of skunk, gasoline, and fresh soil. When broken apart, the buds emit the faint scents of pine and pepper, which become more pronounced when the flowers are smoked.
Sundae Batter unites the sweet smells of Sundae Driver and Animal Cookies, creating a dessert-themed cultivar that will keep users reaching for the cookie jar. This variety produces a smooth, fruity bouquet, with hints of brown sugar and fresh herbs. Some phenotypes may emit the tropical fruit aroma of Sundae Driver, and others may provide the sweet-and-sour zest of Animal Cookies. Nearly every phenotype will produce terpene-rich buds that are exceedingly aromatic.
Sundae Batter Flavor
Both Sundae Driver and Animal Cookies are known for their scrumptious flavors. Like its parents, Sundae Batter leaves users salivating. This variety delivers succulent notes of grape, cherries, and cookie dough, with hints of creamy chocolate and fresh soil. The flavor of Sundae Batter lingers on the tongue long after the smoke has cleared.
Sundae Batter Effects
Sundae Driver is an Indica-dominant variety, offering a mellow but pleasant stone that is relaxing and soothing. Although this cultivar contains a moderate level of THC (between 14 percent and 21 percent THC), its effects can be felt strongly in the body and mind. The high begins as a gentle wave of euphoria that slowly transforms into a deeply relaxing stone, melting away stress and pain. Its mellow effects make Sundae Driver an excellent all-day variety, provided that it is consumed in small amounts.
In contrast, Animal Cookies is a highly potent variety, with THC levels well above 20 percent. This Indica-dominant strain is powerfully narcotic, making even the most seasoned smokers drift into a deep sleep. Users report that Animal Cookies possesses analgesic properties which may ease pain and reduce muscle tension. This is the perfect strain for a relaxing nightcap or weekend smoke.
Sundae Batter retains the calming and euphoric effects of Sundae Driver and adds the potency of Animal Cookies. This variety offers a mildly narcotic stone that numbs the body and calms the mind. Some Animal Cookies phenotypes may be highly narcotic, and some Sundae Driver-dominant phenotypes may be more mellow. Growers can choose the perfect phenotype to suit their preferences.
Sundae Batter Structure
Sundae Driver is medium to tall in height, with long branches and large, emerald-green leaves that are sharply serrated. During the late flowering period, the leaves display hues of blue, red, and purple. This variety produces medium-sized colas that are heavily caked in milky trichomes. The flowers are dense and frosty and flecked with red-orange pistils and purple sugar leaves.
Animal Cookies also is medium to tall in height, with long, stretchy branches and small, frosty buds. This cultivar forms dark-green leaves that may turn purple when exposed to cold temperatures. Animal Cookies produces small, lime-green buds with red pistils and hints of purple in the sugar leaves. The flowers are unusually dense and heavily coated in sticky trichomes.
Like its parents, Sundae Batter is medium to tall in height, with lanky branches and medium-sized colas. Sundae Driver-dominant phenotypes may be somewhat larger and more colorful, and Animal Cookies-dominant phenotypes may produce smaller, lime-green buds.
Growing Sundae Batter
Sundae Driver is known to be a vigorous and robust strain that is easy to cultivate. This variety is resilient to many environmental stresses and can thrive both indoors and outdoors. When grown outdoors, Sundae Driver prefers a temperate climate, with moderate levels of humidity. When exposed to cold temperatures, its leaves and buds turn purple.
Animal Cookies, on the other hand, is notoriously challenging to cultivate. This variety is sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and pH, and other environmental stresses. To reach its full potential, Animal Cookies requires a controlled environment, ample lighting, and adequate nutrition.
Growing Sunday Batter is as easy as pie. Like its mother, most phenotypes grow vigorously and are forgiving of minor environmental stresses; however, some Animal Cookies-dominant phenotypes may be less resilient.
Both Sundae Driver and Animal Cookies stretch significantly during the flowering period. Sundae Batter also tends to stretch, often doubling in height as it starts to flower. Fortunately for growers, the strain responds well to high-stress as well as low-stress training methods, such as topping, fimming, and super cropping. Proper plant training will limit the vertical stretch and boost the yield of Sundae Batter. Finally, staking or trellising the plants may prevent the branches from sagging during the late flowering period.
Pest & Disease Control
Some phenotypes of Sunday Batter may be susceptible to powdery mildew infections. Growers can prevent fungal diseases by pruning the plants, providing ample lighting and air circulation, and reducing the humidity level during the flowering period. They can also use foliar sprays such as water and sodium bicarbonate solutions to prevent powdery mildew from spreading.
Due to the extreme density and frost of the buds, some Sundae Batter phenotypes may be prone to bud rot. Growers can prevent bud rot in much the same way that they prevent powdery mildew—by keeping the humidity level low, providing adequate lighting and air circulation, and gently pruning the plants.
Some phenotypes of Sunday Batter may require more calcium and magnesium than most strains do. In order to prevent nutrient deficiencies, growers often use cal-mag supplements, or amend their growing media with Epsom salt and dolomite lime. Because some plants may be sensitive to pH fluctuations, using a pH meter is advisable when mixing nutrient solutions. This will help ensure that a stable pH is provided with each feeding.
Harvesting & Curing
Roughly one to two weeks before harvest, growers cease feeding nutrients to the plants and flush them with plain, distilled water. This process may remove excess fertilizer from the flowers and improve their aroma, flavor, and overall quality.
Most phenotypes of Sundae Batter reach maturity in nine weeks; however, some may take up to ten weeks to fully ripen. Growers can determine the ripeness of the plants by using a microscope or jeweler’s loupe to observe the trichomes. The plants are fully mature when the trichomes have turned milky white, with some turning amber. When harvested early, Sundae Batter may provide a more uplifting effect; however, when harvested late, the high may be more narcotic.
When the buds have fully matured, growers harvest the plants by cutting down the ripest colas first. Next, they remove the large fan leaves and trim away the sugar leaves that surround the buds. After manicuring the buds, growers hang the branches by a node or place them on a drying rack for three to six days. The buds are considered fully dry when the branches snap rather than bend.
After drying the buds, growers place them in sealable glass jars and store them in a cool, dry area. They open the jars once or twice a day in order to remove excess moisture. After two to three weeks, the buds can be smoked; however, a proper cure may take up to eight weeks.
|MOTHER PLANT||Sundae Driver|
|FLOWERING LENGTH||9 Weeks|
|RECOMMENDED GROWING AREA||Indoor or Outdoor|
|BLOODLINE||Animal Cookies, Sundae Driver|