Fruity Pebbles OG x Animal Cookies
The Sweets is more than eye candy. This premium feminized cannabis cultivar brings together the fruity flavor and potency of Fruity Pebbles OG and the exceptional bag appeal and resin production of Animal Cookies. The Sweets produces dense, sugar-coated buds that are sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth.
Fruity Pebbles OG has been a favorite among growers and users since its release in the early 2000s. Growers love its generous yield and hardy growth, and users can’t get enough of its sweet, tropical-fruit flavor and mood-elevating effects. By combining this renowned cultivar with the rare, clone-only cut of Animal Cookies, Greenpoint Seeds has created The Sweets, a potent, dessert-themed strain that produces an array of elite phenotypes.
The Sweets Strain
Fruity Pebbles OG
Fruity Pebbles OG, the mother of The Sweets, is one of the most flavorful and aromatic cannabis strains on the market. This variety produces large, resinous buds that fill the room with the scents of tropical fruits and sugary cereal.
The story of Fruity Pebbles OG started with Alien Technology, a rare strain coveted by growers and breeders alike. Some growers believe that this variety is a pure landrace Indica that was brought to the United States by a soldier returning from Afghanistan. The soldier gave some seeds of this strain to an Oregon-based breeder nicknamed Obsol33t.
Obsol33t cultivated the seeds and soon became captivated by the strain. The flowers were remarkably potent and emitted a pleasant aroma of vanilla and incense. Determined to preserve this rare strain, Obsol33t found a suitable male from the same batch of seeds and used it to pollinate his cut of Chem D. Next, he chose a male from this Chem/Alien Technology hybrid and pollinated his cut of Las Vegas Purple Kush, dubbing this strain Alien Kush. He then crossed a male Alien Kush with the renowned Tahoe OG, creating Tahoe Alien.
Sometime during the early 2000s, Alien Genetics—a well-known group of cannabis breeders in California—used Obsol33t’s Tahoe Alien to pollinate a cross of Green Ribbon and Granddaddy Purple. The resulting hybrid was named “Fruity Pebbles OG” in recognition of its sweet, fruity aroma and OG Kush-like appearance.
In 2006, Alien Genetics offered a limited release of Fruity Pebbles OG, and the seeds were auctioned at $1,500 for a pack of 10. Although this strain was available for only a brief time, it received widespread acclaim from growers and users. Since its release, Fruity Pebbles OG has won numerous awards and is now highly sought-after among growers and breeders.
Fruity Pebbles OG Lineage
Fruity Pebbles OG, the mother of The Sweets, is a three-way hybrid of Green Ribbon, Granddaddy Purple, and Tahoe Alien. Green Ribbon is believed to be a hybrid of Green Crack, Trainwreck, Afghanica, and White Rhino. Granddaddy Purple is a hybrid of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Finally, Tahoe Alien is a cross of Tahoe OG and Alien Kush.
Animal Cookies, also referred to as Animal Crackers, is the other parent of The Sweets. This rare, clone-only strain was developed by the Cookies Family of San Francisco. The Cookies Family has bred many elite cultivars such as Gelato 33 and Thin Mint Cookies. To create Animal Cookies, the Cookies Family used the renowned Fire OG to pollinate a cut of Girl Scout Cookies. Animal Cookies’ powerful effects and bag appeal make this cultivar one of the finest representations of the Girl Scout Cookies strain.
Animal Cookies Lineage
Animal Cookies, the other parent of The Sweets, is an Indica-dominant hybrid of Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG. The ancestry of Girl Scout Cookies is unclear; however, the Cookies Family has indicated that the strain is a three-way hybrid of Durban Poison, Florida OG, and an unknown strain referred to as “F1.”
The lineage of Fire OG also is uncertain. This cut, popularized by a California-based breeder known as OG Raskal, is an excellent phenotype of OG Kush. Some growers believe that Fire OG is an original cutting of OG Kush, but others suggest that it may be an S1 or a hybrid of OG.
By crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG, the Cookies Family developed a strain that provides the striking color and aroma of Girl Scout Cookies and the potency and yield of Fire OG.
The Sweets Lineage
Greenpoint Seeds created The Sweets by using the rare, clone-only cut of Animal Cookies to Pollinate the elusive Fruity Pebbles OG. The resulting stain brings together the best traits of both parental lines. Some phenotypes may share the tropical fruit aroma of Fruity Pebbles OG, and others may lean toward the sweet-and-sour aroma of Animal Cookies. Nearly every plant will offer exceptional aroma, flavor, and potency.
The Sweets Aroma
Fruity Pebbles OG’s most notable quality is its sweet, fruity aroma. As its name suggests, this variety smells strongly of sugary cereal. Fruity Pebbles OG fills the room with the scents of berry, cherry, guava, and pineapple. When the buds are broken apart, they release additional hints of orange and lemon.
Animal Cookies provides a sweet-and-sour aroma that is pleasant yet pungent. The flowers emit an earthy and nutty smell, with undertones of cookie dough, petrol, skunk, and menthol. When the buds are broken apart, Animal Cookies displays notes of cherry, pine, and pepper.
The Sweets brings together the sweet, tropical bouquet of Fruity Pebbles OG and the cookie dough funk of Animal Cookies. Some plants may present the fruity aroma of Fruity Pebbles OG, and others may share the sweet-and-sour tang of Animal Cookies. Most plants will offer a blend of these aromas.
The Sweets Flavor
The Sweets is a flavorful strain that tastes of berry, cherry, cookie dough, and citrus, mixed with bitter notes of soil, pine, petrol, and skunk. The sweet-and-zesty flavor lingers on the palate for several minutes after smoking. Depending on the phenotype, The Sweets may be sweeter and fruitier or may taste more of cookie dough, soil, and skunk.
The Sweets Effects
Fruity Pebbles OG offers a well-balanced high that is remarkably potent. This variety is known to produce more than 20 percent THC. Almost immediately after smoking Fruity Pebbles OG, users report experiencing a powerful cerebral effect that elevates the mood and relieves stress. Within minutes, this powerful head-high makes its way to the rest of the body, relaxing muscles and easing pain. Due to its uplifting and mood-boosting effects, this variety makes for an excellent all-day smoke, provided that it is consumed in moderation.
In contrast, Animal Cookies offers a relaxing, narcotic effect that can be felt almost immediately. Some users report that the body-numbing stone lulls them into a deep sleep and appears to relieve pain. Animal Cookies is perfect for a relaxing evening or weekend smoke but is not ideal for daytime use.
By combining these two powerful strains, The Sweets offers a potent but balanced high, which can stimulate the mind and soothe the body. The high begins with a rush of euphoria, and slowly evolves into a calming and soothing body stone. Fruity Pebbles-dominant phenotypes may be more uplifting, and Animal Cookies-dominant phenotypes may be more sedating.
The Sweets Structure
Fruity Pebbles OG is tall in height, with long branches that have substantial internodal spacing. This cultivar forms large, heavy colas that are colorful and frosty. Fruity Pebbles OG produces rock-hard buds that display striking hues of purple and green. The flowers are decorated with lime-green and purple sugar leaves, bright-orange pistils, and milky-white resin glands. This variety is as beautiful as it is flavorful.
Animal Cookies is medium to tall in height, with long, stretchy branches and small, frosty buds; however, this cultivar is somewhat more robust than most Cookies varieties. Animal Cookies develops dark-green leaves that often turn purple when exposed to cold temperatures. Animal Cookies forms small, bright-green buds that are speckled with red pistils and hints of purple in the sugar leaves. The flowers are dense and heavily coated in trichomes.
The Sweets is medium to tall in height, with long, lanky branches, and thick, emerald-green leaves. This variety produces medium-size colas that are glazed in a sugary coat of trichomes. Fruity Pebbles OG-dominant phenotypes may be somewhat taller and produce larger buds than the other plants.
Growing The Sweets
Fruity Pebbles OG is a hardy and easy-to-grow variety that is resilient to most pests and diseases. This variety is adaptable and can be grown both indoors and outdoors, using a variety of cultivation techniques. When grown outdoors, Fruity Pebbles OG thrives in a warm and dry environment. When provided with ample lighting and proper nutrition, this cultivar is capable of producing a large yield of high-quality buds.
In contrast, Animal Cookies is a challenging strain to grow. This variety is sensitive to many environmental stressors, and requires proper nutrition, ample lighting, a stable pH, and a moderate climate in order to produce a modest yield.
The Sweets is a moderately easy strain to grow, and can withstand most environmental stressors; however, some Animal Cookies-dominant phenotypes may be more sensitive to environmental stress and nutritional deficiencies. The Sweets is an adaptable strain and can be grown indoors or outdoors if given a warm and dry climate.
Both Fruity Pebbles OG and Animal Cookies stretch significantly during the flowering period. Like its parents, The Sweets often stretches considerably during the early flowering period. Growers may wish to use high-stress or low-stress training methods such as topping, fimming, and super cropping, during the vegetative growth period. This will limit the stretch and boost the yield of The Sweets.
Pest & Disease Control
The Sweets is resistant to many pests and diseases; however, some phenotypes may be susceptible to powdery mildew. Growers can prevent powdery-mildew infections by pruning the plants, using fans to provide ample air circulation, and reducing the humidity in the grow room. Foliar sprays such as water and sodium bicarbonate solutions will help prevent the spread of powdery mildew.
Due to the extreme density and frost of The Sweets’ buds, some phenotypes may be prone to bud rot. Growers can prevent bud rot by pruning the plants, providing adequate ventilation, and keeping the humidity level low during the flowering period (below 50 percent).
The Sweets requires a diet rich in calcium and magnesium. Growers can avert calcium and magnesium deficiencies by including a cal-mag supplement in the usual nutrient routine or amending the growing medium with dolomite lime and Epsom salt. Experienced growers typically use a pH meter when mixing nutrient solutions. This helps ensure that the plants receive a consistent pH and can absorb the optimum amount of nutrients.
Harvesting & Curing The Sweets
Most phenotypes of The Sweets reach maturity in nine weeks. Growers can determine if the plants are ready for harvest by using a microscope or jeweler’s loupe to observe the trichomes on the buds. When the trichomes turn milky white, with some starting to turn amber, the plants are fully mature and ready to be harvested.
If The Sweets is harvested when the trichomes are still transparent, it may produce a more uplifting and invigorating high. If it is harvested when the trichomes are mostly amber, the effects may be more narcotic and sedating. Harvesting the plants when they are fully ripe will help ensure a generous yield of potent buds.
Roughly one to two weeks before harvest, growers usually discontinue the use of nutrient solutions and flush the plants with plain, distilled water. This may remove excess fertilizer from the flowers and enhance their flavor, aroma, and overall quality.
To harvest the plants, most growers remove the ripest colas first. They remove the large fan leaves from the branches and then manicure the buds by trimming away the small fan leaves that surround the flowers. Manicuring the buds will improve their appearance and make them smoother and more flavorful.
After the flowers have been manicured, the branches can be hung by a node or placed on a drying rack for three to six days. It may take longer to dry The Sweets’ buds, given their extreme frost and density. The buds are dry when the branches snap rather than bend.
Once the flowers have been dried, they are ready to be cured. Curing helps preserve the aroma, flavor, and potency of the flowers. To cure the buds, growers usually remove the buds from the branches, store them in sealable glass jars, and keep them in a cool, dry, and dark place. They open, or “burp,” the jars twice a day for three days. This prevents excess moisture from accumulating in the flowers. After three days, growers burp the jars once a day for the next two weeks. The buds may be smoked after two weeks; however, it may take four to eight weeks to cure them properly.
|MOTHER PLANT||Fruity Pebbles OG|
|FLOWERING LENGTH||9 Weeks|
|RECOMMENDED GROWING AREA||Indoor or Outdoor|
|BLOODLINE||Animal Cookies, Fruity Pebbles OG|