Since its release in the 1970s, Blueberry has gained a massive following. Not only do people worldwide enjoy its Indica traits and outstanding flavors, but breeders have also used it to breed many other strains.
Credit goes to the “Willy Wonka of Cannabis” DJ Short for creating Blueberry using three strains.
Arguably the one Indica plant that matters is the Afghani strain from the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The breeder then crossed it with two others, a pure Thai strain and the Purple Thai hybrid. The resulting offspring, named Blueberry, took most of its traits from the Afghani. Curiously, it seems to have developed the berry scent and taste on its own.
|Blueberry Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Afghani x Thai x Purple|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20% / 80%|
|THC %||15% to 19%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
From its name alone, one can conclude that the plant emits the odor reminiscent of grapes and berries. It becomes even more apparent once users break down the buds. It also comes with the same earthy freshness as that in a garden on an early morning.
Once close enough and all the way throughout its use, the sweet aroma of blueberry is evident in the air and the mouth. A slight note of pine is barely detectable, but it does add to the unique blend making it arguably the best tasting strain ever created.
A couple of decades ago, Blueberry was one of the most potent strains that one can get ahold of if the basis is its THC content. Because breeders had been focusing on increasing the potency of new hybrids, it is easy to underestimate it today.
It announces its presence with a euphoric buzz that not only uplifts the spirit but also induces an overwhelming sense of happiness. Users describe the sensation as calm and mild yet very pronounced.
The cerebral effects are soon followed by a warm sensation ebbing down to the body. Users feel their muscles loosening up. It does not take too long before they feel completely at ease.
The Indica traits of Blueberry does not have a numbing effect that causes people to stay on the couch. For most people, it should not stop them from being productive and doing their tasks. Perhaps they can do things more efficiently as one of the cerebral effects is mental clarity and focus.
Used with a group of people, expect giggling and laughter. However, this is assuming that no one exceeds their personal tolerance limits. If one were to use a tad bit too much, then drowsiness sets in. Hence, it is best to use Blueberry at the end of a tiring day.
Generally, there are various reactions experienced when using different cannabis strains. Despite its seemingly innocent and captivating aroma, it is a potent strain that packs a punch. As such, it is better to use a tiny amount if trying it for the first time.
Once overused, it can cause some people to feel a little bit paranoid. No one knows exactly why it occurs, but if it does, it is likely because of predisposition. In other words, some people simply are more susceptible.
Another possible side effect of using too much having a more intense euphoric cerebral buzz. In turn, it causes users to feel dizzy or have a mild headache.
In using cannabis, it is best to stay hydrated. This is to lessen or eliminate experiencing dry mouth and eyes.
Medical Use and Benefits
The same traits that induce the strong euphoric mental high plays a role in calming people. It is further enhanced by being in a state of complete relaxation as it has a substantial influence on behavior. Working together, both the Sativa and Indica sides of Blueberry is quite efficient in driving away stress. Furthermore, the body high is also useful for pain relief from chronic pains.
As the effects start to wane, most users are likely to fall into a deep slumber. Insomniacs and anyone having trouble sleeping, as well as patients recovering from injuries or illnesses, need quality sleep. Blueberry can certainly help with that.
In general, growing Blueberry is not delicate. It does help if growers already have previous experience and know-how. Still, there is no reason why beginners cannot grow this plant successfully. All it takes it a little more effort in learning the techniques.
Space is also a consideration as it tends to grow with more lateral branching like typical Indica-type plants do. At any rate, it thrives in a warm climate if planted outdoors. Of course, that goes without saying that it grows very well inside the house too.
Blueberry is a little picky with regards to temperature and humidity. Fortunately, these can be managed without so much effort so as long as growers have the right tools. The plant is also highly adaptable to either the Screen of Green or Sea of Green training methods. Keep room temperature at 22C to 27C. Once it reaches nine weeks, it should be ready to transition to the flowering stage. Under 600 watts, it can produce up to 500 grams per square meter.
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