In this article you will find everything you need to know about Colombian Red Dot. I decided to make this review as complete as possible so that there is no doubt.
This variety has become quite an unsolved mystery.
On the internet it is an odyssey to find information about its origin. In the streets, the word Red Dot is hardly used anymore or is used incorrectly to refer to mixtures of Colombian sativa varieties whatever the mixture.
If you ask a Colombian he will tell you that this is a native variety. If you ask in Europe they will tell you that it is a Colombian seed from Banco Cannabiogen.
There are those who even affirm that Red Dot marijuana comes from Paraguay and others who say that Red Dot produces uncontrollable laughter.
We highlighted it in its list of the 10 most exotic varieties of marijuana where they highlight how difficult it is to get it and how mysterious it has become.
The idea of this article is to collect that information that is released, both on the internet and in popular stories, in order to decipher the myths and truths of this enigmatic variety.
“The idea of this article is to collect that information that is released, both on the internet and in popular stories, in order to decipher the myths and truths of this enigmatic variety”
If you already know what we are talking about and just want to get it, skip to the last paragraph of this text (you will miss some interesting information but it is also worth being practical in life).
What is the origin of the Red Dot cannabis?
Let’s start with the most frequently asked question.
Most pages and connoisseurs around the world agree that this is a variety that is born in Colombia.
Although marijuana as such does not originate in South America and surely the first races that arrived in this region are from Africa or India, it is clear that these adapted to Colombian conditions and developed their own characteristics or phenotypes.
Since we have been banned for over 80 years, humanity is still trying to understand the genetic origin of the thousands of varieties that have been developed.
In this hard work there are two databases that seem to me the most complete to find information about marijuana genetics:
If you click on both links, they will take you to the specific information that each of these pages has on the Red Dot. (Phylos even has a constellation of all marijuana plants, worth seeing )
Phylos shows us that this variety is related to the Colombian Mango Biche, which rectifies that this variety is from Colombia. In addition, it shows us that it has an inheritance similar to landrace with a less similarity to Skunk and Hemp.
Seedfinder on the other hand shows us the profile of the Red Dot developed by the Cannabiogen seed bank. According to these, the Red Dot de Cannabiogen seed sold in European markets is a cross between different varieties of Red Dot from central and northern Colombia.
Both pages agree that this variety is from Colombia, it is an unstable variety and is a sativa very close to landraces or natives. So far so good.
What is said on the streets of Colombia?
When we begin to untangle this web we find that in Colombia people are confused when they talk about the Red Point.
And it is not that we do not know about marijuana – here there is a great culture that defends, smokes and cultivates this plant – it is that the media, in their ignorance and their eagerness to publish anything, have failed to use the term. This is why two mythological currents have been born around this variety.
On the one hand, there are those who believe that “Red Dot” is the name given to poor-quality marijuana sold on the streets. In fact it is used as the opposite of ” Cripy ” or “Cripa” (here it has been useful to open our urban Glossary of Marihuanero ).
Media articles like Radio Santafe or Vice have reinforced this myth; It is also because certain names hit and begin to be used in popular culture with a name other than real meaning.
On the other hand, especially among foreigners arriving from Europe and experienced growers, the Red Point is spoken of as a variety that is difficult to grow (due to its long flowering period) but of excellent quality.
A media in Argentina describes how the Red Point is paid more expensive for its quality. (I’m not entirely sure if they know what they’re talking about.)
Where does the name come from?
Two of the most particular characteristics of the Red Dot is the origin of its name and its phenotype. The funny thing is that both are related. The Red Dot is a plant that, under certain conditions, develops red pistils on its flower. That remarkable characteristic is what gave it the name of Red Point.
To detail the cultivation characteristics of the Red Dot, we will use the information provided by the Cannabiogen Seed Bank.
- Indoor production: 350g / m2
- Outdoor production: 400g / plant
- Indoor flowering: 16-22 weeks
- It is recommended for outdoors and areas with warm climates and without seasons (that resemble the tropical climate of Colombia)
- THC: Medium / High
- Type of seeds: Regular
Effect and aroma
According to many people on cannabis page forums, Red Dot has the stimulating and energetic effect typical of Sativa strains.
It is also said to cause a lot of laughter so it would be a perfect variety to watch some comedies for pot users on Netflix.
Regarding its aroma, the Red Dot has a mix of citric aroma (lemon type) with woody aroma (pine type).