Long Valley Royal Kush (LVRK) #11 had a reputation as a high-powered strain back in 2004 when it was developed. Since then, a lot of effort has been put into pushing the limits of what can be done with cannabis.
The joining together of artistically brilliant minds who were masters of the Northern California landscape and climate led to a creation of something special to say the least. Long Valley Royal Kush #11 deserves the respect of telling its proper history. The late legend out of the Emerald Triangle region of Northern California named Ras Truth, or affectionately known amongst his peers as Mandelbrot, originally created the strain in 2004. This amazing strain was created by crossing the highly acclaimed sativa-dominant Sour Diesel, with a very rare Indica-dominant Pre-Soviet Highland Afghani male, and finally with a meticulously selected Gaberville Purple Kush clone. By 2008, LVRK was in its 7th generation and had built up quite a reputation. Mandelbrot was still determined to increase the potency, so that season he decided to crown a single champion among 3000 plants. This champion became known as the legendary Royal Kush #7. Mandelbrot continued developing the strain until the path of his work intersected with fellow world-class breeder Leo Stone in 2013. The two labored together to continue to evolve the strain. They specifically worked on bringing out certain aspects of the plant, particularly the gasoline smell and bright colors. They continued to develop the strain into the 10th and 11th generation, which is where it is today.
A treacherously potent strain with THC testing upwards of 28% and its thick musk of gasoline, skunk, and berries make it quite obvious that LVRK #11 is not for the novice user. The taste is a bizarre mix of a grape-jelly donut, skunk, and gasoline. It's long and durable leaves are tough enough to stand high Northern California winds and low temperatures. Its stunning colors boast an even mix of lime green buds coated with purple streaks stemming from the hues. Its wet coat of sticky-resin offers protection from the Humboldt County frost.
In addition to the powerful cerebral-psychedelic effect, users report this strain greatly reduces anxiety and stress otherwise known as the $$Zen effect.$$ As the mind gets more still and quiet, colorful daydreams start to play out. In addition to the stress and mood benefits, users of this strain report an enhanced stimulation of their senses. Music becomes richer and more beautiful, and food even tastes better. A hug from a loved one warms your heart as you melt into each other's arms feeling total contentment.
Long Valley Royal Kush #11 is relatively simple to grow yet still calls for a moderate amount of attention. It's a resilient plant that's able to withstand high winds and low temperatures. Excessive humidity and neglect can lead to mildew but at a lesser risk than other afghan-derived cannabis plants. One can expect an average size yield from a harvest, with the potential of more with the perfect amount of sunlight and moisture. LVRK #11 fairs best when cultivated under a strict 100% organic regimen since she's been bred that way for the last ten plus years. Mandelbrot and Stone both agree the plant's genes will express themselves better when receiving the soil and nutrients she's most used to.