In a 420 galaxy not so far, far away, a strain named Ewok guides enthusiasts through an over-the-Endor-moon high. Bouncy and cheery in spite of its Indica-leaning genes, this bud is just what people need to keep going after a long, tiring day.
Its effects are not caused by some cosmic alignment though. Instead, it is due to a cross between two impressive and highly prominent strains. Tahoe Alien, for one, is quite notorious for abducting the mind and the body while leaving behind the hassles of the daily routine. It seduces victims with a dreamy and almost spiritual journey across the universe.
Mixing in the genes Ewok is a remarkable descendant of Afghan Skunk. Albert Walker, a mostly Indica hybrid, served to complement the mentally stimulating Tahoe OG while at the same time, accentuating its physical effects. The result of this cross led to a more dominant Indica offspring.
|Ewok Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Albert Walker x Tahoe Alien|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 0.68%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||300 g/sqm / 400 g/plant –|
Odor and Flavors
Ewok may as well bag an award for its head-turning odor. It has an exceedingly pungent aroma of wet soil complemented by a strong, zesty lemony note. Its flavors are slightly more pleasant though as the refreshing taste of woody pine, as well as the sweet undertone of a pinecone, makes the overall experience palatable.
Like being hugged by the furred biped from the famous movie franchise, its heart-warming effects can be comforting and rather gripping at the same time. It has a pleasantly energetic onset that restores overwrought minds especially for busy bees coming home from a strenuous shift at work.
Moreover, the fuzzy feelings help brew good vibrations. This rouses curiosity and may just serve to motivate one in making the most out of the day. Mentally stimulated, it is not uncommon to pursue personal projects especially as it also unleashes creative thinking.
Once the physical buzz starts, it takes over with a calming high that is agreeably languid. It allows tense muscles to ease up leaving one fully relaxed even while binging on the Star Wars trilogy in a comfortable spot.
Beginners with weak tolerance for THC are potentially vulnerable to its mind-boggling effects if not careful with the dose. The buzzing high could prompt a mild case of dizziness. And, in more extreme cases, it could spike the levels of anxiety or paranoia.
Other adverse reactions are more typical of general cannabis usage. For example, even veterans could not avoid feeling the eyes and the mouth dry. Mitigating these symptoms can be done by sipping water.
Medical Use and Benefits
This little green furball, being an optimistic and holistic herb, serves as a powerful tool against stress as it relaxes the mind while bringing back the sense of happiness. Instead of anxiousness, it raises the mood. As for depression, it replaces the negativity with a euphoric, upbeat feeling.
The potency of Ewok, having up to 23% THC, should never be taken for granted. Used beyond limits, it could bring on undesirable adverse effects. On the other hand, keeping it within limits make it a potent analgesic that gives a reprieve from pains such as backaches, headaches, migraines, muscle spasms.
During the comedown, its effects taper into mild sedation that lulls insomniacs to sleep.
Previous experience and basic gardening skills are needed to grow and nurture Ewok to its full potential. Although it does lean towards the Indica, its lanky structure tilts on the Sativa side. Its lateral branches stretch quite a bit with most energy focused on the upper parts.
At an average height of 180cm, cultivating it indoors could be problematic as it requires tall vertical spaces. Although its lower area is not as compressed as in the case of short and bushy Indica plants, some form of pruning is necessary especially in the lower branches to maximize the production of flowers in the upper nodes. Air circulation is not likely a problem, and this offsets some of its weaknesses such as possibly being susceptible to molds and mildews.
On the choice of medium, using organic soil is better suited to allow it sufficient time to grow and stretch as opposed to speeding up the process using hydro. Not to mention, it enriches the flavors too.
At any rate, the flowering time typically lasts 8 to 9 weeks. Some people might opt to let it continue for a week more to improve the potency though as well as maximize its yield of up to 300 grams per square meter.
When cultivated outdoors, it tolerates colder weather but prefers to receive plenty of sunshine. The harvest period occurs around the second to third week of October in the northern hemisphere. Each plant is capable of producing up to 400 grams.
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