@Kalgrae @Gaz29 @Scissor-Hanz and others...after speaking to longtime growers and a couple of breeders, all more knowledgeable than me (and one of whom knows Tom Hill personally), it does seem like there may be some intersex issues that are inherent in the X18 line. It's possible that this is why it's one of Tom's "unworked" lines, i.e., it could have been an abandoned project due to the herm issues. This is also why Bodhi shelved his X18 project, because there were unacceptably high levels of herming in the outcross offspring. I do believe that, unfortunately, this is indicative of what we're seeing here in these test grows
So I think I am going to have to shelve this project myself. The outcrosses definitely; I still think there's some solid plants to be found, but I'm seeing way too many herms to offer these for any kind of official release.
As far as the pure, uncrossed X18, which was the main goal of the project, I have a couple hundred seeds that I kept for personal hunting and line work. I'm going to now offer those to anyone who wants to do a test grow. I think at this stage it's most important to see how pervasive this trait is in the PURE line. So anyone that did want to run the pure X18, I'm offering 6-packs to that end. I just want to give it out there, and get it grown, and get as much data and feedback as I possibly can, to see if it'll even be worth my effort to try to continue this line in the future.
To be clear, I still do think there's solid phenos to be found, but it's definitely not stable enough for public offering.
If you've DM'ed me about running the X18 testers, please also DM some info so I can send them out to you. If you haven't, then feel free to DM. Between overgrow, IG, and my local canna group, I'm trying to get as many testers out there as I can. But aside from testing the pure line, I'm going to shelve the rest of the line (the outcrosses) until further notice. It'd be unethical for me to put any more of these out there, regardless of if they're freebies or testers, etc.