Fantasmo Express is one of our most sativa dominant automatics and was a long-awaited and now much-loved addition to the Mephisto catalogue. After trialling several variants of the OG Ghost Train Haze series from Rare Dankness, in 2012 we settled on using a lovely male from the #1 line to begin our project. The OG GTH was paired to a very white and spicy hybrid balanced indica/sativa automatic and the progress went from there. Our work with her has since continued, being a staple parent for many of our Illuminautos over the years, and also a parent to our Artisanal strain ‘Northern Cheese Haze.’
Strain behaviour and structure
Fantasmo Express begins her auto grow journey expressing both a squat indica appearance and OG reminiscent leaves, but when preflower hits she reveals her sativa side creating many branches and long colas. She will often more than quadruple in size during the stretch phase. As flowering progresses every branch, going up the stem pokes out also wanting to become its own mini cola. Given her sativa heritage Flowers aren’t the densest but she produces a lot of them and they are covered in very nice heady resin. Her larger more open structure and lower bud density makes Fantasmo Express a great candidate for outdoor and greenhouse growing and for indoor really suitable to train and tweak to produce a multi-cola high yielding bush or scrogged plant. Fantasmo is certainly a unique automatic and definitely one to tick off in your auto quest.