Big White Strain Review
Big White’s moniker suggests it is a plant that produces huge dense buds with a thick sticky coat of milky trichomes. And, indeed, it is. In a sea of greens, a bag catches the eye as its sparkling sugar hints at high THC levels that induce an impressive recreational buzz.
Of course, nothing comes short from a cross between The White and Big Bud. The former has a reputation for producing buds that look like snowballs and a plant with vigorous trichome production. On the other hand, the latter gained fame for its huge nugs and commercial value.
Interestingly, Big White was initially created by another breeder. However, it was La Plata Labs that eventually stabilized the strain after a long process of phenotype hunting and breeding. This dedication to perfection created a strain that exhibited desirable traits such as a high THC level and an excellent growing profile.
One thing to remember though is that there is another strain with the same name. However, it is the offspring of two other premium breeding strains – Power Plant and Chronic.
|Big White Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||The White x Big Bud|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||19% to 24%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Climate||Cool and dry climate|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to mid-October|
|Average Yield||550 g/sqm / 790 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Big White has a pungent scent with strong sour notes of diesel. Complementing it is a sweetness that intensifies once the buds are either broken apart or combusted. Drawn in, its tangy smoke washes over the mouth and invigorates the palate. On the exhale, it leaves a subtle floral aftertaste that lingers for hours after the last puff.
Big White is not one to rush users with a head-slamming onset. Instead, its effects start off slowly; usually manifesting around 10 to 15 minutes after the first two to three puffs. Calming and soothing, it takes the mind off to its happy place as it invites in a rush of euphoria.
Although slow-starting, its effects intensify once the onset fully settles. The behavioral change is immediate too. In uplifting users, frowns turn to smiles and users beam with a sense of happiness that can only come from within. This upbeat state of mind is usually a preclude to its famous Indica buzz which comes after an hour or two.
A light pressure begins to build in between the temples. It relaxes the mind and muscles in the face before gradually trickling down to the rest of the body. In the limbs, it plants an unmistakable heaviness that tranquilizes stress while untying knots in the muscles. Without a doubt, it will devour each once of wakefulness until users have no choice but to take Mr. Sandman’s hand and enter the land of dreams.
Dryness is an inevitable side effect of using marijuana and its cannabinoids interfering with moisture production. Typically, its symptoms are most notable in the eyes and the mouth but is mild enough to ignore. While it often goes away on its own, users can still down a few glasses of water through the day for easy management.
Although an intense head high is often associated with Sativas, Big White’s powerful THC can still overwhelm the mind with heightened anxiety and a subtle feeling of paranoia. Although, only a headache is reported most of the time. It is still best to start in small doses.
Medical Use and Benefits
Big White is an impressive strain that not only takes users to utopia with its recreational high, but also relieves a myriad of maladies through the same psychoactive effects. For example, its ability to tranquilize the body is a source of comfort to patients suffering from pain as a result of either disease or a health condition.
Its psychedelic buzz also has a soothing effect to the mind. It reduces stress levels and replaces feelings of overwhelming dread with an innate sense of calm. Meanwhile, its calming euphoria manages symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
It should also be noted that the enhanced mood also stimulates the appetite. This makes it a great companion for people with eating disorders or cachexia. Having food is usually a good idea before a heaviness plants itself in the limbs and lulls users to sleep.
With that said, Big White is a great bedtime companion. It eases both the mind and the body into tranquility until one is fully enveloped in deep relaxation. Another advantage of the Indica-dominant strain is that it improves the overall quality and quantity of sleep.
Growing Big White
It should come as no surprise that Big White is an impressive breeding and commercial strain. After all, its parents are two of the world’s vigorous producers in the world. Its offspring marries together the traits that have both gained it accolades thus creating a friendly beginner’s grow with business potential. Although, it will require some basic gardening knowledge as it only comes in regular form. This means that at least half the batch will be males that do not produce colas.
Among the most important techniques to learn are pre-germination methods, pruning, and Low-Stress Training or LST. Because its seeds do not come in feminized form, growers will likely lose at least 50% of potential total buds or revenue. However, by presoaking the seeds, one can increase the chances of producing a female strain.
Pruning is an essential part of growing Big White. Because of its Indica structure, it is compact and bushy which creates problems for the lower nodes as it will not get enough air and light. However, by removing large fan leaves, it creates an even canopy that also addresses certain humidity problems. Nutrient distribution is subsequently refined too.
At the same time, growers will have to ensure that the cannabis plant does not experience stress. Otherwise, it will turn into a hermaphrodite that produces substandard flowers. The Sea of Green is a LST method that works well with Indica-dominant plants like Big White. It entails placing at least four plants in a single square meter. Each usually produce hormones that encourage growth for other cannabis around it thus creating a ‘sea’ of green. This shortens the flowering period while also encouraging higher yields. It can even improve trichome production.
Indoors, Big White flowers between 7 to 9 weeks with each square meter producing up to 550 grams of buds. However, in its natural environment, its yields are significantly higher. After blossoming from the last week of September to the middle of October, growers are rewarded with a hefty produce of 790 grams of buds per plant.
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