Looking at Plushberry, two things stand out. First is the plush-looking appearance. It has large buds with orange hairs and heavy resin coating. Second is its distinct and highly enticing berry aroma. As one can see, the name of the strain aptly describes two things that are important to cannabis users, besides its effects.
Bred by TGA Subcool Seeds, the choice of using Black Cherry Soda as one of the parent strains was the key to the new hybrid having a delightful scent. More than how it smells, it also passed on its outstanding Sativa traits complemented well by its body high.
Space Queen is the other strain used by the breeder. Long-time cannabis users should recognize the name as it has gained quite a following. Considered to be among the elite hybrids, it takes users on a speedy and, often, a trippy high.
If one were to look at both Black Cherry Soda and Space Queen, both do lean towards the Sativa side. However, Plushberry released by TGA Subcool Seeds is an 80% Indica hybrid.
Cultivating Plushberry (formerly called Pink Lady), growers should expect the appearance of a phenotype that is more balanced. Compared to the Indica-dominant plant, this one is a little less potent and has gentler psychoactive properties.
|Plushberry Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Black Cherry Soda x Space Queen|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20 / 80|
|THC %||15% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 0.5%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||200 g/m2 / 200 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
As mentioned, one of the most notable features of Plushberry is its fruity fragrance. It emits the reinvigorating smell of earth with a sweet note of berry. To the delight of users, much of its aroma carries over to its taste.
Plushberry is Indica-dominant, but there is also the balanced phenotype. The best source of information is, of course, the seller. After all, a reputable dispensary should know specifically what they are selling. Because it comes from a line of very potent strains, the same can be expected of this hybrid.
Plushberry is an excellent mood-enhancer. At its onset, the strain induces an uplifting sensation that leads to cerebral euphoria. Often, users feel their head clearing and may even have a keener sense. The Indica traits, though, soon creep into the body.
Once it kicks in, the soothing buzz calms the body and puts users in deep relaxation. While intense, it does not seem to lead to a couch-lock. It goes without saying that people who use more than they can handle will find themselves locked to the couch or bed.
If one were using the balanced Plushberry phenotype, then it will have the same cerebral and behavioral effects, but it will be a little gentler. The same is true once the physical effects kick in. Used in moderation, most of the users should be able to stay productive. Of interest to some people is that the strain is known to increase libido. If that is the purpose of using cannabis, then pick this phenotype over the other one.
Even when using only a moderate amount, it is possible that some adverse effects may occur. As expected, the most common ones are dry mouth and eyes.
There are other conditions too, and they are often a result of using a tad bit too much. Some of these include mild dizziness or having a headache. At times, a few people may also feel a little paranoid.
To avoid or at least lessen the severity, remember to use within the limits of the individual tolerance level.
Medical Use and Benefits
In general, both phenotypes of Plushberry are excellent in uplifting the spirit of users. Hence, they can melt away stress much like their predecessors. Consequently, they are also quite useful as an aid for people with depression.
Plushberry delivers a euphoric mental high. As a result, patients who are suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety could find relief from using this strain. Instead of feeling down, the mood-enhancing properties can inspire users to focus on the positives.
People suffering from chronic pains, muscle spasms, headaches, and others may also find comfort from the anti-inflammatory properties of the strain.
The Indica-dominant variant of Plushberry comes with a mild sedative-like property. As it induces full-body relaxation, it is a natural tendency for the users to feel sleepy. As such, it can be beneficial to insomniacs.
The strain also comes with a compound that boosts the appetite. So, depending on which variety and how much was used, either one can get up to find some food or simply go on to sleep and wake up starving later.
Cultivating this plant is not that difficult. In fact, even novice growers should be able to nurture it until maturity and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Like many others, it grows well in the outdoors.
However, most people can only grow cannabis inside the house. In this case, it is best to top the plant early on to keep it short and promote more lateral growth. While many prefer using hydroponics, TGA Subcool Seeds recommend using soil as a medium to have a more flavorful bud. The indoor flowering time falls between 8 to 9 weeks. After, growers can expect up to 200 grams of harvest per square meter.
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