Cinderella 99

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Cinderella 99 Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety disorder, Depression
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Fibromyalgia, Nausea
Northern Lights, Skunk, Haze
Hybrid sativa dominant
Type of High
Clear, Euphoric, Focused, Giggly, Social, Uplifting, Slow-onset
Citrus, Earthy, Pineapple, Sweet
Citrus, Earthy, Pineapple, Sweet
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Headache, Paranoia

A sativa-dominant strain developed by Mr. Soul of Brothers Grimm, Cinderella 99 is great for daytime use. Helping patients cope with stress, anxiety, and depression is only half of what C-99 provides. Physically, it is also reputed to assist in treating mild chronic pain, easing inflammation and nausea, and stimulating the appetite. Offering a fruity, tropical aroma and taste, Cinderella 99’s high comes on as an initial mental rush followed by euphoric energy. Be careful not to underestimate this strain as the effect can take a few minutes to fully set in.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 49-56 days
  • Indoor yield: 400 g/m2
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Early October

Flowering Time: we recommend 50-60 days of 12/12 flowering. Morphology & Effect: flowered at 12-18 inches, the finished plant will be approximately 36 inches. Expect frosty tight buds with tropical fruity terpenes & a seriously speedy, thought-provoking high. Average Yield: 1-2lb/kW (contingent on environment and grower skill). Growing Notes: we grow these as a multi-headed bushes with tomato cages or stakes for support. Each plant yields a huge basket of fruity, resin-encrusted colas.

The plant grows relatively low and bushy for a Sativa-dominant strain, reaching about 1.5 meters in height. Strong side stems have thick clumps of light green leaves, and the buds are covered in reddish, orange hairs and glittering crystals. The bushiness of Cinderella 99 makes it a good bet for growing with the SOG method. You can expect yields of around 300 grams per square metre, not the highest, but it’s quality weed. Cinderella 99 seeds will grow well outdoors in a sheltered spot with plenty of sunshine and you can expect to harvest around one kilo per plant in early October. Grow Environment: indoors is best, outdoors possible. Height: medium-tall. THC Level: 12-15%. Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks. Harvest: late September, early October. Genetics: Jack Herer x Shiva Skunk. Yield: up to 450 g/m2. Grow Difficulty: moderate-easy.

Through a long process of back-crossing over three generations, Cinderella 99 was created by Mr. Soul of the Brothers Grimm. The result is a cross between Princess and Cinderella 88, which was bred specifically for indoor setups. The strain is rather short for a Sativa and rarely grows over 100 centimeters. Growing well in hydroponics, Cinderella 99 can reportedly produce up to two pounds per square meter (or 1,000 watts). Recommended for moderately-experienced growers, this strain finishes flowering in about fifty days.

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Cinderella 99 received her name because, like the well-known fairly tale heroine, she is a high-class girl with humble origins. Originally, the Brothers Grimm developed the F1 generation of Cinderella 99, but they discontinued their business, making the strain unavailable. Gypsy Nirvana commissioned the breeders at Nirvana to produce the F2 generation. They selected two top parents and concentrated on reviving a version of Cinderella that retained the “traits package” of delicious flavor, sativa high, and a quick finish. The F2 Cindy was selected and stabilized.

A Cinderella Story As told by Mr. Soul of the now defunct Brothers Grimm Cinderella’s Story begins in 1997, when I discovered a few surprising seeds in a bud of Jack Herer (a Sensi strain named after the famous hemp activist) that I bought from the Sensi Smile coffeeshop. I wasn’t really expecting much when I grew them, but one of those seeds produced an undeniably special female. I called her “Princess”. I’d also bought some seeds on purpose during the same trip to Sensi Smile, and from these I got a few more promising females and several males. I used pollen from one of these males on a heavy yielding, dense, resinous Shiva Skunk female from Sensi Seedbank, then used the resulting seeds to grow a crew of males worthy of crossing with Princess. At this point, I began the cubing process. I crossed one of the males with Princess, making seeds that were 50% Princess, or P50. I then used males that grew from this batch of P50 seeds to backcross with the original Princess, creating a P74 (75% Princess) batch f seeds. I again backcrossed the original Princess with pollen from a P75 male to get a P88, then once more to get a P94, which is “Cinderella”, a cubed version of Princess. C99 is the F2 generation of this Cinderella plant that Brothers Grimm developed. True-breeding reliability is something that takes a while to prove itself, but the F2 generation of C99 is very much the same as the original F1 C99 in my experience. I feel, but can’t say for certain, that subsequent generations will continue to produce plants with the essential traits of the original C99. That’s the theory of cubing.

She’s BACK… the legendary Cinderella 99. When Brothers Grimm closed in 2002, the small batches of our original seeds were quickly depleted. Over the years, elite growers continued to clone their Cinderella 99 moms to preserve them, and several notable breeders continued the legacy by creating hybrids of C99. It’s my immense pleasure to reissue the Bros Grimm’s most famous strain, recreated using all the experience gleaned from years of reflection and observation. Select individuals grown from the original batch of C99 were evaluated until a male was chosen to pollenate the original “Holy Grail” Princess female. The results are fit to satisfy the pickiest connoisseur’s expectations of flavor and quality of high. This batch produces a fairly high percentage of purple phenotypes – what else could I give the plant that has everything? Rich in terpenes ranging from fruity to funky, all in the same bud, the flavor and aroma are intense. And of course, the famous clear, soaring C99 high to spark the imagination and motivate creativity - heavily influenced by Haze - devastatingly psychoactive.

The Cinderella Story – as told by MrSoul: In 1996, I discovered a few seeds in a bud of Jack Herer I bought @ “Sensi Smile” coffeeshop in Amsterdam while there to buy seeds. I didn’t expect much when I grew them, but one of those seeds from the JH bud produced a very special female that I call “Princess”. She had devastatingly psychoactive resin and stayed short, compact and had a heavenly aroma of tropical fruit and rotten meat. The scent given off by Princess, was unusual in the late 90’s - not at all skunky - she’s sweet and fruity. Someone passing by the flowering room MIGHT not recognize the scent as pot and mistake it for tropical flowers. When you rub the resin you can definitely smell it. The high of Princess is also more “psychedelic” or “trippy” compared to the strains like Skunk #1 that were popular. I always advised friends to smoke a LITTLE, wait 10 minutes, then think about whether or not you need any more…it’s easy to over-indulge and become paranoid. We can assume Princess’ mother was a Jack Herer not only because Sensi Smile printed it on the package, but also because I’ve smoked verified Jack Herer since then. So Princess’ father is a totally unidentified mystery plant – his pollen somehow got in Sensi’s growroom. Princess had two sisters join her from that same bud. I called them Genius & Café Girl. There were also 3 males from those seeds which regrettably, I didn’t preserve. Genius became the mother of the Brothers Grimm Apollo lines, while Café Girl gave us Rosetta Stone. I wanted to create a strain that would allow me to share Princess with others, but I wanted this incredible “Holy Grail” of indoor clones available to the world in SEED form. I decided to use a technique called “cubing” (because there are 3 backcrosses involved) to create the seeds. (See the FAQ for an overview of how the cubing process works) In the process of “cubing” Princess I wanted to add a little strength to her branches because the buds were always so heavy at harvest that the branches flopped over. To do that, I crossed a heavy-yielding, dense, resinous Sensi Shiva Skunk female with one of the males grown from same group of seeds that produced Princess (i.e., her brother). I then grew the resulting seeds to select a male to pollenate Princess to begin the cubing process. That select male was then crossed to Princess, creating “P.50” (using the shorthand notation I developed to indicate the fraction of Princess genes in the cross). Each generation is the result of crossing a male from the previous generation to Princess herself. Here’s a blow-by-blow description of the generations: P.50 = Heavy, single-cola type plants with mellow high (too much influence from the Shiva Skunk) Sweet fruity scent/flavor. Unstable in most traits – for example, 10 days’ difference in fastest/slowest maturation period in a group of 20 seedlings. P.75 = Princess floral cluster and bud structure, scent/flavor turned more “tropical” like pineapple. The stability was becoming better – two major phenotypes; short & dense (potent too) or tall/HUGE (less potent). P.88 = Renamed Cinderella 88 when first released on the market. It grows fast and produces excellent yields of FROSTY buds in 7 weeks! Generally uniform seedlings with minor differences in floral formation and some height variance, but the smoke is quite consistent from all plants – Dense, heavy nuggets of fruity scented & flavored (like wild berries) and covered in resin glands, the dried buds have distinctly ORANGE pistils. And finally P.94 = Cinderella 99. The name “Cinderella” was chosen because of the parallels between this story and the well-known fairy tale in which Cinderella becomes a Princess despite her humble beginning. Each generation exhibited a MAJOR jump in potency: P.50 was rather mellow, P.75 has a well-balanced body/mind high with a citrus flavor, Cinderella 88 is cerebral and paralyzing with a tropical fruit flavor, and Cinderella 99 is of course renowned for the fruity flavor and speedy, scary high inherited from Princess. Cinderella 99 yields are highly dependent on the methods used. Pruning style and number of plants/area make a BIG difference. Generally 1-2 lbs/kW depending on the grower’s style. This project clearly became a huge success. The strain has been embraced by the cannabis growing community. The smokers gave rave reviews & the breeders elevated Cinderella 99 to cult status. It’s extremely gratifying to me, MrSoul that so many hybrids were created by breeders who recognized C99 as a stable parental stock from which to build or tweak another variety. It’s a big compliment to me as the breeder, and a huge testament to the enduring quality of Cinderella 99.

Additional Information

This strain may be the "Holy Grail". The result of painstakingly backcrossing a VERY RARE female to her male progeny over 3 generations. This hybrid was specifically bred for indoor cultivation. Short-statured & heavily branched, this plant grows LONG, dense colas with an EXTREMELY high flower/leaf ratio and OUTRAGEOUS resin production. The breeder has observed a "giant leap" in potency with each progressive generation and, as expected, Cinderella 99 has topped all previous results

Cinderella 99 gives a silly, bubbly yet lucid head high with a few inhalations of her pineapple -like smoke or vapor. Sweet taste and giggle fits make Cindy 99 fun for occasional smokers while her classic sativa mind stimulation – and her growing traits – will please the old school congregation of devoted tokers.

The Cinderella 99 strain is well known for being super potent with a mild citrus or tropical aroma. Cindy is great for daytime use and provides plenty of energy. Be careful not to underestimate C-99. Cinderella 99 is a sativa-dominant strain and provides all the good sativa benefits. “Cinderella 99 is a great strain to stay alert and energetic when needing to still medicate. It has a great uplift high that helps a lot with pain and feeling down. The smell is a piney, lemon type scent that makes you want to eat your buds. This strain helps you keep a clear mind and lifts your mood making it the perfect daytime strain.” – Lucid420

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