The Story Behind the Strain: Scarlet Fire

Scarlet Fire

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Dominance: Sativa

Debut: September 17, 2018

About the name: Brandon Miller, Senior Director of Production and Facilities at Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania, says the name provides a direct link to the strain’s lineage. Scarlet Fire’s maternal parent is the Red Headed Stranger.

Lineage: Red Headed Stranger x Unknown Mexican

Main Terpenes: Myrcene, Limonene

Description: Scarlet Fire comes in three distinct phenotypes. Pheno 3 (Wildfire Pheno) has a smoky sage flavor mixed with peppery notes. Pheno 7 (Watermelon Pheno) expresses a peppery flavor with the aroma of watermelon rind. Finally, Pheno 10 (Pinesol Pheno) features complex flavors of pepper and funk mixed with hints of sweet pine.

Product Forms: Flower, Live Sugar, Diamonds and Sauce, Live Resin, Live Sauce 

From our grower: “To me, the strain is really exotic,” Miller says of Scarlet Fire. “Knowing how those Sativas grow, they grow kind of wild, almost like a wildfire, so the name just worked.”

Fun fact: Scarlet Fire is also a Grateful Dead reference. In the 1970s, the American rock band began playing the songs “‘Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire on the Mountain” back-to-back during its live shows. The coupling became a staple of the band’s performances, and, as one fan wrote, “The transition from one song to another in itself became an object of worship among Deadheads.” “Red Headed Stranger” is also the name of Willie Nelson’s iconic 18th studio album and is one of the most beloved records in music history.

Leah Fassnacht