Silver Pearl Strain Review
Silver Pearl is a three-way combination of legendary strains: Early Pearl, Skunk, and Northern Lights #5. The offspring is nothing short of extraordinary. Indeed, it follows the footsteps of its award-winning parents as it won High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 1994 as the Best Hybrid.
Its buildable high and strong mental high take the spotlight. There is also its alluring sweetness enhanced by the taste of skunk. In toking Silver Pearl, users experience a blast of flavors in the mouth that almost instantly invigorate the senses. Its psychedelic effects, on the other hand, further stimulate the mind and reenergize the body. While its recreational use is notable, the same psychoactive buzz also relieves symptoms for a wide variety of health issues.
|Silver Pearl Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Early Pearl x Skunk x Northern Lights #5|
|THC %||13% to 21%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Climate||Warm or Mediterranean Climate|
|Flowering Period||6 to 8 weeks/ Late September to Mid-October|
|Average Yield||Up to 100g/sqm. / 500g/plant|
Cultivating Silver Pearl is also a pleasurable experience. It is an overachieving sativa with a short stature and dense foliage. Not to mention, it has heavy trichome production.
Odor and Flavors
Silver Pearl awakens the senses with the scent of dark chocolate ganache with a vanilla twist. However, its flavors are from similar. Its sweetness comes from the taste of ripe lemon dipped in tea with a hint of spice. Exhaling its smoke puts emphasis on this vast difference. The stronger flavors of minty citrus and herbs coat the tongue but leave a skunky aftertaste.
Silver Pears is a great wake and bake partner for days when the mind needs an extra boost. A small dose of this bud sends a jolt of energy throughout the body instantly after the first two or three puffs. Although, its 13% to 21% THC is a warning to novice users to steer away from overconsumption. Otherwise, a definite knock out awaits.
The strain awakens the mental faculties with a euphoric sensation upon onset. With it is a caravan of that fills the mind not only with happy thoughts, but also innovative ideas. Its creative prowess allows users to review documents or situations with a fresher perspective. With better input, users can then bounce off concepts or theories to create a more cohesive output.
The invigorating buzz continues to persist two to three hours after it first hits. Although it later develops into a wave of relaxation as more time passes by, it does not immediately plant a heaviness in the limbs. Dosage also comes to factor. Users who use near the limits of personal tolerance will most likely fall asleep. On the other hand, taking a few puffs will keep the drowsiness away.
Overall, Silver Pearl is a great strain to use any time of the day. It can enliven tired users while also preparing one for a mellow night ahead.
Silver Pearl, like other cannabis strains, will leave the mouth dry and the eyes red with irritation. Although unavoidable, users may down a few glasses of water throughout the day to mitigate the discomfort. Avoiding certain drinks with alcohol or caffeine is also recommended. In rare cases, consuming beyond the tolerable amount can lead to anxiety along with a disorienting dizziness and a possible headache. Using the strain in moderation will prevent the unwanted effects.
Medical Use and Benefits
Aside from being an ideal morning companion, Silver Pearl is also a source of therapeutic reprieve. Among its best uses is relieving symptoms associated with stress. Its happy high is similar to a comforting hug that calms the dread one feels over work or school. Meanwhile, cheerful memories reinforce the upbeat disposition with a feeling of security. In a similar manner, it also manages symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues like PTSD.
It eases a variety of aches and pains beginning from the temples down to the toes including cramps. It loosens the muscles and releases fatigue. Eventually, its soothing buzz blankets users in deep tranquility. It makes the eyes droop as it lulls one to bed. With its sedating properties, it enhances the quality and quantity of sleep, so users feel more energized the next day.
Growing Silver Pearl
In spite of its genes, Silver Pearl looks more like an Indica. Its leaves are wide and its foliage is dense. Its height rarely reaches up to 1 meter and, overall, it is a very compact plant with tight spaces between each internode. It is the perfect Sativa-leaning plant for beginners to grow indoors.
Thinning it out is essential as moisture can easily seep into its crevices and develop into mold or mildew. Lack of proper aeration will also make the buds and roots rot which ultimately either kill the plant or stunt its growth. Apart from regular pruning, installing a proficient ventilation system will also help circulate air better. After 6 to 8 weeks of flowering, it yields up to 100 grams of plump and dense buds. However, it is possible to increase yields by using the Sea of Green method which maximizes small spaces.
Gardens and farms offer more free space for the stout plant. Not to mention, it has more access to sunlight which aid in bud production. Thus, cultivating it in an area that receives the most light is important. Growers can expect Silver Pearl to mature around the last week of September to the second or third week of October. Yielding even higher, each plant produces up to 500 grams of buds.
Mature buds often have a sheen to it due to its blanket of crystalized resin. Though its structure is largely Indica, it has the lime green hue of a Sativa as well as its bright fiery hairs.
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