The mostly Sativa Snowcap comes with great flavors and well-rounded cerebral high. Its lineage, however, is somewhat vague. As if its mysterious origin is not enough, the presence of another strain with the same name can be confusing. In the nearby country of Humboldt, there is an Indica variant and most likely, a descendant of an Afghani.
Originating from Fort Bragg in the Mendocino Country, Snowcap may have come from a mix of seeds from Greenhouse or Sensi Seeds. While its genetics is mainly unknown, the cerebral effects it delivers suggest one of its parents could be Haze.
Snowcap, in many ways, is the mini version of Haze. Instead of delivering an electrifying cerebral buzz, its effects are more subdued yet remains pronounced.
|Snowcap Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||13% to 15%|
|CBD %||0.13% to 0.3%|
|Flowering Period||10 to 12 weeks / Late October to early November|
|Average Yield||350 g/m2 / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Unlike the snow during winter, this strain has a delightful scent. It emits a refreshing citrusy odor that has a fruity quality. Adding to its enticing smell is a lemony and piney note. Its smoke has a faint earthy blend and leaves a sweet aftertaste.
Snowcap is one of the best mood-enhancing weeds for both recreational and medical use. Right from its onset, the strain induces an uplifting mental high. It is pronounced but not too intense. Although this is also dependent on the amount used or individual tolerance level.
The boost in energy it delivers, in addition to the upbeat mood, can certainly motivate people to be active. Furthermore, it promotes clarity of the mind as well as helps users focus better. It even inspires creative thinking without the overwhelming rapid flipping thoughts.
Gradually, an overall sense of well-being envelopes users. This is due to the Indica traits of the strain. Subtle and relaxing, it is not likely to cause laziness, let alone lethargy.
Overall, Snowcap is excellent for daytime use as it inspires positivity. In fact, some people may find it difficult to control bouts of laughter. And, that makes it ideal for sharing with friends as well.
As with any cannabis, Snowcap is no exception when it comes to side effects. Although these are not intense, its severity still varies between users. Typically, it can cause the drying of eyes and mouth. As such, it is best to stay hydrated.
Some people may also have bouts of dizziness. And, because of its Sativa genetics, it may also cause a few to feel a little bit anxious or paranoid. To minimize these effects, one must take moderate amounts of this herb. Overindulging can only make the symptoms of adverse effects a little pronounced.
Medical Use and Benefits
Being a highly cerebral strain, Snowcap presents immense value to the medical cannabis community. For one, its uplifting mental stimulation is more than enough to relieve people of stress. As a mood-enhancer, it can indeed offer comfort and reprieve to those with depression.
Together with its smaller Indica side, Snowcap has anti-inflammatory properties. Not only can it soothe aching muscles, but it can also help reduce pains. Such trait is precious to people with chronic illnesses seeking alternatives to pain-relieving drugs that have side effects.
The strain keeps people on the go. By delivering an energy boost, it helps ward off fatigue. Snowcap can people productive and focused. In fact, this same trait is beneficial to those with ADD/ADHD.
Snowcap has dark green leaves with short and thick pistils. Its buds, though, have a lighter shade of green and is covered with rust-colored trichomes.
Unfortunately, cultivating this plant may prove to be difficult as it is clone-only. For most people, obtaining a clipping is impossible. Still, if one can get ahold of a cut, then planting it indoors and outdoors should be a rewarding exercise. That is not to say that it is easy, though. In fact, it tends to need a lot of attention as it is susceptible to powdery molds.
For most cannabis growers, the preferred environment is right inside the house. As is the usual practice, especially when placed in a tent, topping and regular trimming of its leaves is a must. It has a long flowering period of 10 to 12 weeks. Still, when harvest time comes, the reward comes in the form of some 350 grams of fresh buds per square meter.
In an open outdoor environment, Snowcap is likely to grow tall. In other words, there is a possibility that people on the street can see it if that is a concern. At any rate, it thrives in a warm climate and should be ready for harvest in November. Each plant can produce around 450 grams of buds.
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