S.A.G.E. (TH Seeds)
S.A.G.E. is an easy-to-grow, hardy, high-yielding strain that will suit an inexperienced grower. It doesn't mind temperature fluctuations and draught and requires only moderate amounts of ferts. It has two phenos - a squat indica dominant one and a stretchy sativa-lkie one. It tends to get bushy, with bud sites going all the way down. You can put SAGE to flower when it is quite young (10 days from sprouts) and it will stretch 350%. The typical flowering period is 10 to 12 weeks but sometimes it is best to to let it flower for 90 days. There is also a very rare 9-week pheno.
Very strong and long lasting. Old-school sativa energy, racy thoughts but also warm, relaxing waves through the body.
Sandalwood and spice in the sativa pheno, sweets and skunk - in the indica one. Sometimes also grapefruit, lemon and cat piss (in a good way). Some smokers find the taste strange.
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The name says it all ! Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium™, a well balanced Haze crossed with a robust Indica that produces a power- packed plant with over 20 % T.H.C. Fast becoming a legend, S.A.G.E.™ took 2nd place in the blind test of the 2001 High Times Cannabis Cup also the hash made out of this plant won 1st place in 2000, both of these victories were based on overall strength and quality. High T.H.C. and low C.B.D. make this plant a perfect head stash variety. Spicy sandalwood flavor combined with a long lasting and uplifting high make this the plant for those who must have the best. Longer flowering time is rewarded with large buds that will seem to double in size in the last few weeks.
Type: Mostly Sativa
Height: 120-140 cm
Yield: 300-350 p.s.m.
Flowering Time: 70-77 days
I should have probably rated this strain even higher, but I did not want to come across as a salesperson for it.
But it is that good. Completely recommended; I can see why THSeeds head breeder considered this his favorite head-strain for over 10 years.
Typical Christmas-tree shape throughout its life, the very long and strong side branches give birth to a ridiculous amount of bud sites, which by harvest swell into these arm-sized chunks of solid bud.
After just a few weeks of curing, it is already one of my top 3 favorite strains (next to Jack The Ripper and OG Kush).
Easy plant to grow, very hearty and strong, can take drought conditions if water is scarce, and not show any worse for wear.
Strongest recommendation...GROW IT!
Taste 9 out of 10. Would smoke this stuff if it didn’t get me high. A true keeper
I am currently growing S.A.G.E. for my own medicinal purposes and it has thus far (week 3 flowering) been an absolute pleasure to grow. As mentioned above, this strain is great for the LST/Low Stress Training method. In fact; it has been the best strain I have ever applied this method to. It is about as resilient as they come. I have never experienced even minor problems, no nute burn, no deficiencies, no problems what so ever.
I raised six different varieties and S.A.G.E. was one. While the other stains were relatively resistant to attack, the S.A.G.E. quickly fell under attack to both spider mites and mildew. It was badly ravaged while the other plants stood straight and true. The mites seemed to be attracted to the plants particular smell. The buds that did make it were quite tasty and the high was well balanced. If you raise this one, keep your eye on it and have your fungicide and bug juice ready!
My experience with S.A.G.E. was the polar opposite of yours. On my last grow I raised 3 S.A.G.E. along with 1 Chocolate Chunk, and 1 Caramelicious. While both the Chocolate chunk and Caramelicious showed mild signs of deficiency, overfeeding, and even a bit of heat stress (in their first 2 to 2 and a half weeks in veg. cycle), the S.A.G.E. variety not only continued to grow without being similarly affected, it visibly flourished ahead of the others while being exposed to the very same elements/conditions. Thankfully, I have never had any issues with mildew, mites, or any other pests. I have since sorted my heat issues with central air, and better circulation, also, a switch from chemical nutes to (mostly) organic nutrients. I had scaled back my ppm’s, and finally got it dialed in correctly.
In my experience with growing S.A.G.E., I have noticed that it tends to hang on to ‘N’ a lot longer than other varieties I have grown, and this might explain why your S.A.G.E experienced mite infestation while your other strains did not. It is a well-known fact that mites love ‘N’, so it makes sense that they would prefer to feed off your (Nitrogen-rich) S.A.G.E.
I do not mean to imply that this was the case with you, just an ‘educated’ guess, you could say.
S.A.G.E. is well-known as one of the more highly-resistant strains out there, and in most cases, the last one standing in a grow room where conditions are less than favourable. Great genetics for sure! Not to mention, great smoke, highly medicinal.
S.A.G.E. responds real well to the LST method. It has been an absolute great pleasure to grow this wonderful strain. The only drawback I can find, is the long-finishing time.10-11 weeks flowering might be a long time to wait, but well worth it for those who can afford to wait the extra 2 weeks. Buds nearly double in size in those final 2 weeks – just as advertised as per TH Seeds.
I found this strain from The High Country to be very enjoyable. Colas are covered in crystals, and the aroma and flavor are definitely on point. This strain is very potent, and hits you hard. I would have to say i am very satisfied with this strain and would absolutely get it agian. Big up The High Country, very very pleased with this one.
I specifically tracked down some Sage while in Amsterdam after hearing it was selling for 25 euros per gram (about $30). After finding the shop that was selling it and actually trying some, I was pretty disappointed.
Looks: Looks good. Nice buds with a golden sheen. Tightly wound orange hairs.
Smell: Smells like a bag of freshly cut grass. Reminded me of a nice lawn.
Taste: Pretty much just like it smelled. Not good at all.
Buzz Type: Immediately felt the buzz. Forhead got a little warm like I was about to be hit with something good but then nothing happened.
Buzz Length: Short.
Overall: After the hype that was built up around this expensive weed by this couple we met at the 420 Cafe, I was completely let down by the actual bud.
Buzz Report: After smelling the herb I new it was not going to be very potent. I ended up grinding up the entire nug and rolling it up with some Greenhouse Ice I had left over from earlier in the day. The Ice saved the day for sure.
Medical Cannabis of the Rockies:
I have a review coming of this strain and it was freakin awesome and more of a Indica than Sativa. This strain seems to be hit or miss because I had some of it previous to the one I have now and it sucked…so…
Ive had sage and sage crossed with sour d. I must say the sour cross was better and for some reason the sour buds are becoming a favorite. Any strain mixed with a sour that Ive tried has been killer.
interesting review, must have been a bad batch. i thought it was one of the most unique tasting spice ive had, with a thunderous cerebral buzz
I agree with PTX a great medicinal sativa but its not going to be a hard hitter still a great daytime smoke!!!
Betty Boop used to be a half decent shop about 5-6 yrs ago. Now the supply is whack and the owners are huge douche’s. Not a place for premium buds.
that sucks because Sage is so bomb the rush it gives is awsome i was chiefing it out of a vape so that could be part of the reason
Smoking the S.A.G.E right now and its not that bad…then again I’m smoking on stuff from norcal and the review is Amsterdam lol. It smells and tastes too old school for my liking but the high is nice. even mix of head and body high. sativa dom but thats fine by me lol. B- in my book…if I owned a book that I rate strains in >.> yeah S.A.G.E got me baked lol
That’s too bad you had a bad experience with SAGE. When grown properly, it has an amazing bright sandalwood flavor that you can taste 5 minutes later :) Its a powerful Sativa too, very good for daytime use. Any Sativa dominant from T.H.Seeds is excellent!
I cant remember S.A.G.E well enuf to agree or disagree,however the live specimen I seen in person was one of the most blue hewed plants ive ever seen;only the old HARDCORE blueberry strain can be as blue but it has more lavander overtones… S.A.G.E can be blue beyond compaire. However I am displeased that no one ha mentioned Sage kush-I sampled a couple 8th’s and NEVER in my forteen years of smokin all kinds of strains(expecially since the dispensary explosion of north and south cali),NEVER had a bud,Kush at that,come so close to the actual cooking hearb sage/white sage. I started to think it was infused with real wild sage the taste was so overpowering-you wouldn’t have guesed that by the smell alone.I believe this was a poo genetic and maby a poor grow for the strain. I was gifted one massive seed out of the two eighths greatest bud… its a monster beauty and maby I can get some pics someday. SmokeNgrow on!
i just tried some of this today, it’s pretty good, though i think the batch i tried has been pulled a little early. has a strong lemoney/hashy smell. it’s the taste that really got me though, it’s so weird. i don’t quite know how to describe it, other than hashy and “herbal”…
OMFG I got an EXCELLENT batch of this right now, it’s very similar to the first batch I had, that same crazy weird herbal smell/taste, but this batch is fully mature, and it is FIRE! I am sending in a review tomorrow!
Looks: Really bright green buds covered with trichomes and little red hairs. Nice dense buds that are very sticky. Almost looks like it’s covered in wet sugar in the sunlight.
Smell: Kinda hard to explain. Extremely danky. Kinda earthy with a hint of skunk but like a sweet skunk I’d say.
Taste: It has a very good smooth smoke that tastes kinda earthy with like a citrus piney punch. I really enjoyed the flavor on this.
Buzz Type: I got a head high right away from first toke. Then a slight body high went into effect. It has a very heavy head high. Makes my mind wonder, as couch lock tends to set in unless your active. It made me feel really good about everything, great mood changer if you’re having a bad day.
Buzz Length: Long. A good 2.5 to 3 hour high and maybe longer. 3 or 4 bong hits and I’m good for a movie.
Overall: This is a very beautiful bud that smells amazing once you open your jar. The smoke is smooth with a lovely taste that leaves you wanting more. You definitely get your money’s worth with this strain as just off a couple hits you notice you’re higher than you expected. Would recommend to anyone if they can find this strain to pick it up. I have read that it has over 20% THC. I hope I can find some more.
sage is a potent smoke but smells and tastes horrible. i like sage and sour more cuz it has the great aspects of sage but still the taste and smell of sour d…or atleast the pheno I used to smoke was.
Yea not too sure about my sage experiences – never had a good one
sage is a pretty balanced high but wouldnt a sativa dom hybrid crossed with pure indica=something in the 60/40 to 40/60 range? Either way around sage is a pretty good smoke when grown right. you should pop some beans of it one of these days wheeze. it seems like a great plant for breeding purposes.
I had some S.A.G.E not long ago, review in the queue, and it was the shit! Very very unusual smell and taste, as grasstronaut said, some people are completely put off by it. I’m all for unusual flavours though and really enjoyed it’s weirdness. It had an equally unique and weird high to it as well.
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here is a report on two separate feminised phenos of TH Seeds "S.a.g.e.".
my two phenos of sage have been curing for about 3-4 weeks now and its turning into something special.
pheno 1 (smelled strong of sweet grapefruit while flowering)
pheno 2 (had a different smell that had some grapefruit hints to it while flowering)
a nice smooth smoke that has killer bag appeal, smells so sweet, and has a tangy goodness about it. my taller pheno (pheno 2)is smelling like cat piss. but in such a good way. after removing maybe two nugs from a glass jar and putting them into a plastic baggy, the flavors begin to come forward. an intense smell of cat piss easily penetrates the plastic baggy as if the bag wasn't even there. a smell of cat piss, but in a sweet type of way. definitely a good way.
but if i take the baggy up to my nose and smell the sage nugget up close, i pick up a pepper smell. but a sweet black pepper smell. two flavors that i wouldn't expect to have combined together.
the other pheno (pheno 1)smells even sweeter, but no pepper or cat piss smell at all. just tangy sweet mixed with a creamy french vanilla smell. it smokes just as good.
no harsh smoke here at all. nice and smooth, with great flavors and killer head and body high. i don't really know which one i like better. they are both total keepers if you ask me. perfect in their differences and similarities. i will continue to let them cure to their best and see how it differs from this report
flowering for the sage n sour was about 9 weeks although i am gonna hold out for another week next time.
flowering time for the sage n sour was around 80-85 days i think. i think it was definately ready then
both phenos of sage smell so damn good!
the smoke is great! super smooth, smells great when bagged (a couple grams of the catpiss pheno in a sealed baggy will have the whole room smelling like sweet cat piss! you just want to keep smelling it its so good!)
check my signature out for a sage n sour grow. i am a big fan of the sage n sour too, but so far sage is higher quality (at least the phenos i have found so far)
I was talking to a fellow grower today that says their 85-89 day SAGE is some of the strongest smoke they have ever had. I know this grower and their exposure to strains and this is no small statement.
I would have to say the 11+ week strain is the one to search for, but I have not grown it personally.
if you let it flower for 90 days, you will have some of the highest quality bud possible. That extra 5 days could make a diffrence!!
I now have SAGE in my stable and love this strain.
We crossed the S.AG.E. to a Darkstar and Mk Ultra Male
Great genetics all around!
picked up a Sage Clone 2 years ago .. and havent flowered her out in a while.. but i do have 2 in my flower room at the moment.. and i only have them in there for headsmoke honestly. deff one of the strongest strains i have had.. and thick dense buds all the way down the trees. its the only plant i dont chop the bottom 1/3rd.. because it actually yields well the entire way down with dense buds.
My SAGE had a cheese smell when cured and gave me the "hot forehead" good shit. Kept it for 6years!
I think my SAGE was more Afghan giving it the skunk "cheese smell".
I know a guy that has been growing the SAGE for 10 years now. He pulls it at day60 and its good to go. I think its the Afghan pheno. Makes my head all warm and fuzzy.
Does it smell like catpiss while growing and have a grayish green color when dried?
Yes Sir you nailed it. Also smells like a fine cheese in the jar.
That's the pheno I had about 9-10 years ago. Very nice smoke.
SAGE is def a good one....
It does have HERBAL type smell and its not very pungent as say a SOUR or a OG.....
I have def heard about peole growing it because they thought it was smelling like a sage plant....
ours is super SATIVA dom...
one guy swears by it here at 45N and grows the plants indoors for 2-3 months in spring and grows them outside all summer and then brings them in for a greenhouse finish..veddy nice.. Doesn't grow anything else.......super oldttimer...LOVES it.....
I just happen to have a SAGE cutting in the oven now for the last two weeks. I have been growing this on and off for about two years. A cutting was gifted by a friend.
The smell of this cut is divine. I would describe it as woody, and honey and spice. Vaguely sage, if you have a vivid imagination, but really more peppery. It's woody and sweet with a bit of pepper. I absolutely love the aroma.
I'm a sativa lover who is sick and mostly tired of indica. Ha! Tired is what 98% of all indica makes me. I'm too old to want any more tired in my life. This SAGE is one of the few indica x sativa crosses the preserves the "life is good" and trippy sativa high but with some heft to the buds, stems, and pungency.
I would rate the potency of this cut as medium. It's good weed, but not "top shelf". It is, as of this moment, the best I have. I'm searching for a mind blowing trippy high of yesteryear. It has been 7 or 8 years since I have been in possesion of something like that.
I once had a SAGE wich smelled of Green Apple. Even smoked she was so flavourful of acidic apples. fantastic. And the high....
Doing a little research i came up that the "green apple" pheno is actually a pheno of the Sage'n'sour cross.
Hope to find it again
not sure if it's still the same TODAY but back in the day... i used to get crazy potent batches of SAGE from a close buddy...these were THICK dense HUGE buds that were sticky as shit and had one of the most unique flavors and highs I have ever expereinced...it was a total sativa but with body..not all head..hence the Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium- SAGE...
I smoke exactly this in NY all the time. Most people dont buy it because its too strong.
This girl is 84 days in flower... and well worth the 12 week wait. Bog and SmokeydaPuffmaster put me onto this stuff... and have smoked it almost every day for a year and a half. Its the usual "breakfast" round here.
Could rant and rave about Sage all day... its my favorite smoke. The flavor of the hydro stuff is a bit weird... but grown in organic soil... its sweet, sweet sweet. *smiles* Despite the Afghani in her... she is 100% sativa type of high. Fast acting and very potent... half a joint keeps me flying round for 3 -4 hours. Have yet to build up a tolerance to it... just cant smoke it past about 8pm or sleep won't be very restful.
Sage is a social smoke... very comfortable... you can carry on a conversation at a party (but may talk way too much *grins*). Its easy to begin smoking a bowl of this... and forget what you were doing... including smoking the rest of the bowl. hee hee hee
If I had to choose only "ONE" for the rest of my years... have no doubt that I would choose SAGE... and have no regrets.
I will have to agree with you about how much i like it. The hydro i have done with it pulled super crazy weight but for sure the BIO is some of the best tasting weed. But the hash it makes is amazing. I was using a super old mother
Yes it's one of my favorites. I described it as tasting like pez candy. That leaves a sweet taste on your toungue. There are not too many strains that do that.
This plant smelled like spicy lemons and yeilded about 4oz.
I concur, one of the best indoor strains period. When I read, years back that Robert Connell Clark claimed it to be the best smoke, I had to grow it. I have grown ~50 strains, and is the one that every wants and can't stop talking about. I am currently working on multiple crosses with her.
SAGE definately one of the best, I will come back to it, I dont want a cross, not sure if u could make this better lol but guess it makes the other stuff better :-p.
SAGE was so potent it scared me away from it 3-4 hours of just haze- talkative and stuff still though, felt like I was abusing the smoke and should be given to some serious cancer patients. Taste is very unique sandlewood spicy, earthy.
S.A.G.E. is tha bomb!
Tryin 2 hybrids of it so I don't have to worry...
sage smells just like sweet sweet grapefruit! so sticky and stinky. no carbon filter needed here at all. it just smells good!
i have only worked with these two phenos. one taller, one short but both are great in their differences and similarities. very sweet grapefruit smelling. so good you just want to keep smelling the shorter one. the smell has turned a little less fruity in the final days of flushing now. i bet it will be back with a nice cure though for sure. beautiful buds on both, the taller has greasy looking trichomes everywhere and is foxtailing nicely. the shorter is twisting up in the buds and looking dense.
my girls have withstood 100 degree plus temps daily and no hermies here!
one of my sage is short and fat, the taller one is fat too. i like the short one best though. its gonna be with me for as long as i can keep her!
these girls have dealt with high temps daily and keep on truckin! SAGE is a strong plant for sure
i just jarred the two phenos of sage and they are doing their thing. the taller pheno made the room stink like cat piss the first time i opened up the jar. the nugs look great but not nearly as dense as the sage n sour. some are very loose. i will let you know how they get as they cure more!
right now i have to say that sage n sour is my #1 and i found it in my first two seeds. not bad considering i still have eight let to pop in the future!
they can deal with temps over 100.. and yes they do fox tail. the leave begin to yellow and become brittle with too much nutes (don't know specifics though, sorry)
i love sage but haven't seen a 65 day pheno. more like 80-85.
you are gonna love it! i would just use root stimulator in the early stages to get a bigger harvest
also i haven't experienced any mold problems at all
I had a pheno several years back that finished around 9 weeks. Bone dry the colas' wouldn't fit ina wide mouth mason jar. I wanna find that one again and stick style sog it.
I had 2 sage in soil in my last growroom...they have a very great amount of resin and medium yelding,very dense bud.Smoke is very sweet,with just a note of lime.
ps:one sage(fem.seeds) in my hydro dwc was a complete male instead of female...not hermy,a real male..
best of both worlds right there huh?
i let my SAGE mom go-she was too clear of a buzz with little euphoria-couldn't hang with the sour diesel or chem hybrids so will pop the remaining 5 soon looking for something with more zip
She likes AN iguana between 800-1000 ppm depending upon how big they are. She has a tendency to get mold if things are too humid, so I suggest a good deal of air movement and air exchange. If the heat climbs over 77f they will foxtail a lot more. The pheno I was working with came in about 65days. The smell changed greatly with the cure and more sage flavors came out after 1month cure. Before that it was a citrusy hazy garlicy flavor. Yield was 18oz per 600w or slightly over 1oz per plant with 4wk veg.
I LOVE sage too! Adam nailed that one !!!
The SAGE is some of the strongest smoke I've ever encountered. The high is super upbeat, a little racy, and cuts through other highs. I can't recommend it enough.
Who said the S.A.G.E. wasn't a yielder? Just under six ounces in a 3 gallon smartpot. Not bad!!
One of my absolute favorites.
And it is so, so easy to grow ...
Mine grew from seed for about 11 weeks before I flowered, and they're huge. I attached a pic of the trunk to give you an idea of how big they are (8 days into 12/12). I'm running Botanicare, and so far, they seem to like it around 800 ppm. I tried taking it up to 1000, but the tips started burning.
Its a little spendy, but man they are worth it. I had the strain before
SAGE is one of my all time fave hybrids,it tastes lovely,smells lovely and has a superb 'usable' sativa buzz. Its a tough plant as well.....;]
It is my everyday wake n bake bud, such a nice bud to start the day with.
The smoke smell can be a little off putting for some. I think I would appreciate it much more now since I don't smoke as often as I used to and would prefer a more mellow & not too strong sativa hybrid now.
loove the sage..........so tasty
I grew the kushage about 4 years ago and it?s a great strain. I picked up the seeds, because it was the best (tasting) smoke I had on my Amsterdam trip that year. The taste is really special. It?s fuely/lemony and it tastes as it smells. The buzz sets in immediately and heavy redeyes are guaranteed! The yield was good in the 35 gram/plant range under 400w hps. I only tossed her, because my keeper mom was quite stress sensitive and showed up some nanners... I think you couldn?t go wrong with both strains, but I think the sage has a little more yield potential, but it also takes her at least 2 weeks longer than the kushage. While the sage is more sativa dominant, the kushage has a more indica-like effect, but it?s not too couchy.
I am on my third sage and cant keep from burning it, I am going to have to start mixing its own nute water with way less than everything else. I always have indica's with the sage and they are just fine but the sage is very sensitive like you said. I didn't like sage at first but I looove it now and always want it in my grow. Beautifull all around plant with a very nice balanced high and yields better than anything I have grown.
Damn, I didn't like SAGE. Got 3 pheno's out of a ten pack, too much stretch on the Haze leaning females. 80-85 days is right, too long for me.
Not a bad strain at all, mine even purpled up towards the end and the smoke is great. Not the flavor I was looking for out of something with that much Sativa influence. Great yielder though!
B. Self Reliant:
An acquaintance of mine in CO got me hooked on SAGE. I've been raving about it ever since. He grew from a mom that he harvested at 92 days of flowering and he said it could go longer if he could wait. The smoke was some of the best I've had. Very much a sativa high, with sativa looking buds. The taste was a tangy, slightly sour taste that was smooth and not nearly as heavy as most indica dominant hybrids. The color was a lime green that as kind of dull looking. Very strong! I hope to have a SAGE mother someday.
I had another opportunity to get some from a dispensary and although it was of excellent quality overall & I would buy it again if given teh opportunity, it wasn't as much of a sativa high.
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SAGE is killer, easy to grow. Outside it was a beast, 10 feet tall multi topped fist buds. Sticky, sweet, heavenly! mmmm... it was done by the end of the first week of october
The girl I had smelt a bit skunky and well hard to describe but not completely unlike many afgans. Maybe a bit of fuel, fruit, and spices?!??!?!
I love my SAGE and have kept a mother for quite some time now. It grows great and the smoke is outstanding.
I grew some SAGE (sativa afghani genetic ecquillibrium) five years ago. It was above average in potency, a decent yielder, and had a very strong Skunky/poon-y scent. I'll probably save up the freebies from the tude until I get 6 or 8 or they come off as the UFO, and then do a run for a keeper. The darkstars I got were both decent for free, but not high potency enough for me to keep, compared to the strains I ran beside it. The best freebies I have gotten from the tude have been the TGA ones, chernobyl and dairy queen both had killer phenos.
I guess what I mean is that it smelled like A) skunk and B) a smell that the closest thing I can place to it is the one generated by hours of lesbian sex.
Sage is awesome does not grow like a sativa mine had very large colas and had a sandlewood smell with a hint of pine.
This plant is a very fast grower and super easy to clone.
Smoke was also very strong,made hash from some was the best ive smoked in my 40yrs of smoking, highly reccomend this strain.
That's S.A.G.E. alittle over 5 weeks into flowering under a 600 hps. I got alittle over 2.5 oz off that plant of A+ smoke. The nugs are nice and dense, smell skunky/acrid and it is very cerebral. I definitely would suggest it for headstash if not already in your collection. Plants grow really well too.
I have grown SAGE and Kushage, Sage is much better in my opinion. It has a nice sandlewood flavor that is unique compared to most of the stuff I have come across and has a very uplifting high. Kushage is a great looking plant yields well and has super frosty dense nugs but at least in the pheno I grew it completely lacked in flavor and the high was kinda generic.
Can't say enough good things about S.A.G.E. Grew it outside during a trying season and it performed like a champ. One of my all time fav's
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