Cinderella 99 (also called Cindy or C99) is a powerhouse mostly sativa hybrid with humble beginnings.
In the late 1990s, Mr. Soul — founder of Brothers Grimm Seeds — discovered a few seeds inside a Jack Herer bud that he purchased in an Amsterdam coffee shop. He grew one into a cultivar named Princess, which reportedly provided a much more psychedelic experience than other strains on the market at the time.
From there, he aimed to create a super-strain that would allow him to share Princess with the world. First, he paired a Princess female with a Shiva Skunk male to add plant strength and used a triple backcrossing method called “cubing” to create the parent strain Cinderella 88. Finally, he bred Cinderella 88 with Princess once more to achieve what breeders call the Holy Grail of Hybrids — Cinderella 99.
The name Cinderella comes from the fairy tale heroine, who, much like the cultivar, had modest beginnings, but bloomed into royalty. Consumers savor the strain for its fruity, floral aroma, thanks to a hefty presence of linalool.
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Both novice and experienced breeders should find the strain easy to grow, with higher yields and resistance to common diseases. This plant grows tall due to its sativa genetics and produces fluffy, long buds in 56 to 63 days indoors, or early October outside.
Indoors, Cinderella 99 has average yields. Outdoors, given the right conditions, the yield can be quite high.
Cinderella 99 is available as seeds and clones.