Back in 2008, long before Mephisto was born, we were adding to our seed collection like crazy and came across some very interesting freebies on the site Seedbay. These were made by a community member 'hazeseeker' and (before the exodus cheese was blowing up and being hyped) the genetics involved were the exodus cheese cut as the mother, and Northern Lights #5/haze from sensi seeds as the pollen donor. The resulting cross was aptly named 'Northern Cheese Haze'.
Years later we raided our archives, made F2's of these and ran them inside and outside several times to select our favourite specimen. We wanted to create an autoflowering version of a modern sativa leaning strain and chose our fantasmo express (sharing haze in her genetics also) to be the auto parent.
Strain behaviour and Structure:
Overall we'd classify the NCH as a medium sized strain, with potential to monster at a fast rate.
Seedling growth is pretty rampant, and the NCH expresses fair sized internodal gaps and she doesn't put out much foliage meaning light penetrates through her well, which can result in a nice multi-branched plant without too much effort at all.
She doesn't afford too many trichomes on the fans but the flowers get quickly enveloped in a generous coating and the odor during growth is relatively low unless you set about touching and exploring a little too adventurously. The flowers build solidly but can also make some compact foxtails.
When harvested though, even immediately if you get your nose in there you are welcomed by a beautifully spicey musky cheesey aroma.
Indica / Sativa
Exodus Cheese x Northern Lights #5/Haze F2 (cutting) x Fantasmo Express F4