Jillybean Strain Review
Some strains may be named after a specific thing because of traits or genetic lineage. What does not happen often is when it is named after its breeder. Such is the case with this strain that is named Jillybean or simply Jilly. Bred by TGA Subcool Seeds, its name is inspired by their “first lady” MzJill.
To develop Jillybean, the breeder used two hybrids. One is Orange Velvet which boasts of a mouth-watering aroma and mild euphoric high. Another is the infamous Space Queen, a strain that takes users on a trippy wild ride.
Jillybean delivers a mental high that makes for a fun-filled day. It induces an energizing cerebral euphoria that lasts for a few hours. Taking the best of its parent strains, it does so in a subtle but very pronounced manner.
|Jillybean Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Orange Velvet x Space Queen|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||60 / 40|
|THC %||15% to 18%|
|Climate||Dry and warm climate|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Late September|
|Average Yield||200 g/m2 / 350 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Even though this strain does not come as a bean-shaped candy with a jelly core and a robust sugar coating, its flavor and aroma are quite the same as the usual jellybean. A mouth-watering scent of mango and citrus emits from Jillybean. Upon smoking, users are reminded of a time when a random yellow jellybean is picked from the box. Sweetness wanders the mouth reaching the throat with a smooth and creamy taste with notes of orange which just increases the appetite for more upon the exhale.
As appetizing as it is, Jillybean actually more than lives up to the expectations of recreational cannabis users. It brings joy to those who need to feel better about the things that are happening around just as much as the tasty treat does. Being a perfect daytime strain, it is definitely one cannabis that could keep users company and be productive.
Jillybean plays around numerous mental effects that users look for. Upon setting in, a high-spirited buzz starts to creep into the mind resulting in feeling elation and cheerfulness. Furthermore, it helps boost the creativity as well as allowing for a sharper focus.
Some might think that this is not a go-to strain because of its 40% Indica percentage. However, once the physical effects creep into the body, it does not lead to a couch-lock. It also does not cause mental haziness. In fact, most people still tend to remain active and productive even as they are feeling relaxed. Much of it, of course, is due to the revitalizing boost delivered by the Sativa side. It keeps users inspired and motivated to get things done.
“With great power comes with great responsibility,” Peter Parker was told. Due to the potency of Jillybean, some of the adverse effects of using cannabis can be pronounced. One thing that people can do is to stay hydrated and keep a glass of water nearby. That is because the strain can cause cotton mouth. In some instances, it can also cause red eyes.
Used in moderation, Jillybean is a pleasurable cannabis hybrid. However, some people may simply be susceptible, or possibly due to overusing, it can cause other reactions. Some people may experience dizziness or having a headache. Others may feel a little paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
The combined components of Jillybean gives a lot of contributions to the medical cannabis world. Though not being able to provide enough for those who are suffering from physical pain, many could still benefit from it.
Due to the rather low CBD and Indica percentage found on this strain, Jillybean does not do much when it comes to treating seizures. However, it can still offer a degree of comfort in mild cases of pains and aches including headaches.
As users of Jillybean tend to feel a little bit euphoric, or generally happy and cheerful, then it can help people with some forms of mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Not to mention, it does a great job of busting stress. In general, this strain is an excellent mood-enhancer. Because of that, coping with the negativities becomes manageable.
Besides using Jillybean for recreational reasons, or even medical, there is also much joy in cultivating this plant. Growers can choose to plant it out in the open, or in the privacy of their house. Either way, the plant will thrive. It is quite resilient and resistant to common molds and mildews. Even beginners should be able to cultivate it successfully.
Indoors, the best way to reach maturity is to use hydroponics and combine it with the Sea of Green or Screen of Green training method. Topping the plant early should keep it short. Also, growers will have to do some trimming and pruning from time to time to allow for better ventilation as well as to let the lighting reach the otherwise hard-to-reach parts of the plant. It should also be ready for flowering in 9 to 10 weeks. Under 600 watts of light, it can produce around 200 grams of buds per square meter.
In its natural environment, growers opting to cultivate the plant in the garden or the backyard will have a yield of up to 350 grams per plant. It thrives best in a dry or warm climate and flowering should occur during the last week of September.
Have you grown or used Jillybean? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.