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Sativa Temp. Question.....

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Howdy guys,


I am just curious... is Sativa/crosses handle higher temps better than indicas?


I mean if a grower wants to grow indoors in summers or warmer times of the year specially those living in tropical areas where the grow boxes/rooms usually will have higher than normal temps. Sativas suitable for indoors in summer? Even they take longer and all that usual sativa information.


I was thinking that because Sativas usually comes from tropical areas like Thai, Malawi Gold and many South American and African Sativa strains, etc etc so meaning do they tolerence higher/very warm grow boxes better than indicas?


Because of our current 2002/2003 summer has been pretty hot and a lot of growers had problems with heat issues so I have read/heard.... was curious sativas might be better? handle higher than normal humidity levels than indicas?


Or am I wrong here?


Cheers for any feedbacks.....


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I have always found Sativa's to be more heat and humidity tolerant in mixed crops but have no scientific evidence to back that up.



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Guest Urbanhog

Yeah I am aware of that t-boat, was asking from Aussie's tropical summer's point of view going indoors in summer, I assume Queensland's summers is probably more humid and hotter than European Summers? I never been to Europe, so I wouldnt know.


Thanks for the replies, Looks like Sativas can handle high humidty and temps better than indicas, so maybe its a worth a try for me to find out next upcoming summer.




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just a few more thoughts on this topic

Is obvious when you look at actual structure of Sats compared to Indicas

sats tend to be a finer spindler type with thin leaflets and long nodal length thus allowing more air to flow around plant, also actual sq ft of receptive leaf area is much less than indicas, this all allows for less loss of moisture in full sun.

So I guess what I try to say ids that sats are already prepared by MT for high heat grow.


On top of that I have been doing SSH for over 12mths now and saw no loss during mid summer where as the indicas all needed extra care

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g'day; from my experience, indoor growing in Aussie summer is no problem if in veg only. temps of 40C will not harm veging plant, but......do not try to flower indoors in extreme temps, buds will grow stringy and give lower than usual yields. if you use a/c for flowering in summer you have no worries.
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