Shishkaberry Strain Review
Often referred to as “Kish,” Shishkaberry boasts Indica effects that led its bagging second place in the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup. Although its breeder is not known, most experts agree that it is a cross between Blueberry and an Afghani strain.
For those who are familiar with Blueberry, it is one of the most fragrant cannabis in the world. Afghani, on the other hand, is hands down the best Indica plant and has been used as a genetic base for numerous award-winning Indica plants.
While it is a mostly Indica hybrid, Shishkaberry still provides pronounced mental high. Other than recreational use, its benefit to medical cannabis users is also noteworthy.
|Shishkaberry Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Blueberry x Afghani|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20 / 80|
|THC %||15% to 18%|
|CBD %||0.5% to 1.75%|
|Flowering Period||6 to 8 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Once the pack or jar is opened, the Blueberry lineage of Shishkaberry becomes evident. The mixed scent of earth and berry is quite pungent but incredibly pleasant. A sweet blueberry taste bursts once users draw the smoke. During the exhale, it has a faint herbal note.
Shishkaberry may be Indica-dominant, but it starts out by inducing a gentle euphoric buzz. To a certain degree, it promotes mental clarity and keener sense of focus. During this time, some uplifting sensation envelopes users.
Shishkaberry is an excellent mood-enhancer. The cerebral high can indeed turn users upbeat. However, once the Indica traits kick into the body, it can leave people in a couch-lock in no time at all.
Some samples of Shishkaberry have tested to contain as much as 26% THC. Being extremely potent, this is one strain that users should not abuse. Even when used in moderation, its physical effects can be overwhelming.
During the comedown, it also causes people to feel hungry. Depending on how much herb one uses, some may simply succumb to the bliss and drift off to sleep. Because of this, it is excellent for evening use.
Using cannabis has its benefits to both recreational and medical users. It also comes with some nuisances. For instance, users are likely to feel their throat dry. Some may even experience having dry eyes. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and negligible. Also, Shishkaberry may cause mild dizziness.
Although it can enhance the mood, it can also cause users to feel anxious and paranoid. These conditions occur if one were to use too much or simply not being accustomed to using cannabis. Because of this, people who are predisposed to anxiety issues should reconsider using this strain.
Medical Use and Benefits
The best use of Shishkaberry is to help people sleep. Insomniacs and patients can benefit from its use if quality sleep is desired.
As for its uncanny ability to induce hunger pangs, it can also benefit people who need to stimulate their appetite.
Another use of Shishkaberry is as a stress reliever. As it uplifts users early on before inducing total body relaxation, not only does it wipe out the negativities, but it can also help people with depression find a reprieve.
The sedating body buzz it delivers can soothe aching muscles. Consequently, it can help lessen physical discomforts including mild chronic pains.
Beginners looking for a strain should look no further. Shishkaberry is manageable even for the inexperienced growers. Regardless if it is cultivated indoors or outdoors, it tends to thrive well.
On its appearance, Shishkaberry is a striking plant with thick crystal trichomes. To make it truly stand out, growers can move the plant to a colder environment before its transitioning to the bloom phase. Doing so activates anthocyanin, a compound that promotes the appearance of purple hues.
For most people, there is only one place where they can grow cannabis – inside the house. For an explosive growth, hydroponics is the preferred method. Additionally, it is best to use the Sea of Green training technique.
Shishkaberry has a rather quick flowering period that can be as early as six weeks. It is also generous in producing 350 to 450 grams of buds per square meter.
Outside the house, the plant will thrive in a warm climate. Growers will want to ensure that the environment is clean and free of pests. The transition to the flowering phase often begins in the last days of September. At best, it can produce up to 600 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used the Shishkaberry? 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.