Cinderella 99

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Cinderella 99

Cinderella 99 (sometimes Cindy 99 or abbreviated as C 99, C99 or C-99) is a sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. It is derived from Jack Herer and Shiva Skunk and was named after Cinderella because, "like the well-known fairly tale heroine, she is a high-class girl with humble origins".[1] The strain is known for being "super potent" and for having a mild citrus or tropical scent.[2]

History and Description

The F1 generation was developed by the Brothers Grimm, but the strain became unavailable when their business ended. Commissioned by Gypsy Nirvana, breeders at Nirvana developed an F2 generation, reviving the "traits package" which included "delicious flavor, saliva high, and a quick finish".[1] Cinderella 99's bud construction is dense and it features a fruity scent and a sugary resin coating.[1]

"A Cinderella Story"

Following is an account by Mr. Soul of the Brothers Grimm:

The strain is named after the popular fairy tale heroine

"Cinderella’s story begins in 1997, when I discovered a few surprising seeds in a bud of Jack Herer (a Sensi strain named after the famous hemp activist) that I bought from the Sensi Smile coffeeshop. I wasn’t really expecting much when I grew them, but one of those seeds produced an undeniably special female. I called her "Princess". I’d also bought some seeds on purpose during the same trip to Sensi Smile, and from these I got a few more promising females and several males. I used pollen from one of these males on a heavy yielding, dense, resinous Shiva Skunk female from Sensi Seedbank, then used the resulting seeds to grow a crew of males worthy of crossing with Princess.

At this point, I began the cubing process. I crossed one of the males with Princess, making seeds that were 50% Princess, or P50. I then used males that grew from this batch of P50 seeds to backcross with the original Princess, creating a P74 (75% Princess) batch of seeds. I again backcrossed the original Princess with pollen from a P75 male to get a P88, then once more to get a P94, which is "Cinderella", a cubed version of Princess. C99 is the F2 generation of this Cinderella plant that Brothers Grimm developed. True-breeding reliability is something that takes a while to prove itself, but the F2 generation of C99 is very much the same as the original F1 C99 in my experience. I feel, but can't say for certain, that subsequent generations will continue to produce plants with the essential traits of the original C99. That’s the theory of cubing.

Aside from her stability, Cindy 99 stand out because she finishes flowering in under 60 days, like an indica. but delivers a delicious and pleasurable sativa high. This makes her attractive to both commercial grower and the cannabis connoisseur."

Source: Kind Green Buds[1]


Planted in a 3-gallon (11-liter) container, Cinderella 99 can yield an average of 2 ounces (50 grams) of dried bud. Gypsy Nirvana's F2 generation flowered in 57 to 61 days under a 12/12 indoor light cycle. The strain was developed for indoor cultivation but may also be grown outdoors to yield up to one kilogram of bud per plant.[1] According to Kind Green Buds, C99's many fine elves make it difficult to manicure. However, the strain is easy to clone. Numerous trichomes start two thirds of the way down its first leaves, closest to the buds.[1]


According to Leafly, the strain is "great for daytime use and provides plenty of energy".[2] The website also recommends, "Be careful not to underestimate her or you may pass out or become paranoid."[2] Kind Green Buds wrote, "Cinderella 99 gives a silly, bubbly yet lucid head high with a few inhalations of her pineapple-like smoke or vapor. Sweet taste and giggle fits make Cindy 99 fun for occasional smokers while her classic sativa mind stimulation – and her growing traits – will please the old school congregation of devoted tokens."[1]


In 2014, a cross between Cinderella 9 and White from Natural Remedies won third place for Best U.S. Hybrid at the Denver Cannabis Cup.[3]

Additional Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Cinderella 99, Kind Green Buds. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cinderella 99 Cannabis Strain Details, Leafly. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  3. The 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup Winning Flowers by Bailey Rahn (April 21, 2014), Leafly. Retrieved September 12, 2014.