Chemdog is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented strains. It is a strain that has been crossbred with many different strains to produce some of the best hybrids known today, like NYC Diesel.
The plant grows large kolas, some of which can reach 4 to 6 inches in diameter. It grows well in many different types of gardens, an attribute that shows strong genes.
The Legend of Chemdog and The 13 Seeds
At a Grateful Dead show at Deer Creek Amphitheatre, ‘joebrand’ and ‘pbud’ met ‘chemdog’ and sold him an ounce of very high quality pot for $500.
Joe and chemdog exchanged numbers and they later arranged for two ounces to be shipped to chemdog on the east coast.
According to chemdog, one ounce was seedless and the other had 13 seeds. Here began the Chemdog lineage and from there many of the highest regarded clones in the USA.
In ’91, chemdog popped the first 4 seeds. From these seeds, one male was found and disposed of (chemdog was young, you can’t blame him). The 3 females were labeled ‘chemdawg’ (now ’91 chemdawg), ‘chemdawg a’ (now chemdawg’s sister), and ‘chemdawg b’.
In ’01, chemdog and his girlfriend attempted to germ 3 more seeds, labeled c’, ‘d’, and ‘e’. the ‘e’ seed never germinated, ‘c’ turned out to be junk (according to chemdog), and chemdawg ‘d’ was the keeper. In 06, ‘chemdog’ and ‘joebrand’ reunited and joe was given 4 of the last 6 beans: Chemdawg phenos 1-4, ‘4’ being the chosen keeper. Joe thought the ‘4’ was the best representation of the original and thus dubbed it the ‘reunion pheno’.
Chemdog still has two seeds left in his stash.