Star Killer Strain Review – Bonza Blog
The force is strong among many cannabis enthusiasts. As such, it should come as no surprise that many strains and hybrids are named after some of the cult classic’s iconic characters and objects. Among the most popular are Skywalker OG, Darth Vader OG, Deathstar OG, and Yoda OG.
Star Killer joins this prestigious list. In Star Wars lore, the character is a man taken in by the formidable Darth Vader as an apprentice after being orphaned. As his name suggests, he is strong enough to put out the light of a star.
In the cannabis industry, the same holds true for Star Killer with its commanding potency. Deemed as the ultimate tool against the dark forces of everyday life, it annihilates stress from the body and minds of its daily users. A testament to its out-of-this-world power is the many awards it has won at the THC Championship and Cannabis Cup from years 2014 to 2016. Not to mention, it was once the grand champion of the 2015 Rooster Colorado Cup.
Like many of the Star Wars strains, Star Killer harnesses its roots from the legendary OG Kush through the potent Skywalker OG. Drawn in, it delivers a blast of potent euphoria before melting users to the bone. Meanwhile, Rare Dankness # 2 adds a depth of flavor and a psychedelic onset.
|Star Killer Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Skywalker OG x Rare Dankness #2|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30/70|
|THC %||26% to 29%|
|CBD %||Up to 1.88%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/sqm / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
A pungent mix of pine and earth tantalize the senses at the first whiff of Star Killer. In the palate, however, it is quite different. Apart from the taste of wet soil, there is the subtle floral sweetness of nectar and the citric buzz of lemon that intensify on the exhale.
Star Killer delivers an all-around punch that takes the mind on a journey beyond space before cradling users back to earth. It delivers a cerebral euphoria that instantly lifts off the weight of stress from one’s mind. In uplifting the mood, it leaves users feeling happier than before.
One thing to note though is that one will have to pace consumption of the bud. Though incredibly potent, with a THC of up to 29%, its effect do not start immediately after the first toke. In fact, it takes quite a while before the first effects begin to manifest. In high doses, it can feel like a comet hitting earth as its overwhelm the mind and locks the body to the couch.
After about an hour or two, a soothing body buzz trickles down from the temples. It melts the muscles with a light pressure. In the limbs, it plants a heaviness that, as it gradually intensifies, pulls users to sleep. And so, it is better suited for nighttime use or on a lazy day-off the usual, hectic grind.
This strain has one of the highest THC content in the market. As such, it should come as no surprise that it has the psychoactive capability to cripple both beginners and veterans. In high doses, it can increase anxiety and trigger paranoia. There may also a subtle dizziness that accompanies it.
The least problematic reactions would be an uncomfortable dryness in one’s throat and eyes, both of which can be eased by staying hydrated throughout the day.
Medical Use and Benefits
After winning the medical hybrid accolade, Star Killer cemented itself as a strain with holistic effects that go beyond leisure. The relief it provides hits fast with a comforting buzz taking over from head to toe.
Its euphoric effects are calming to the fast-paced thoughts that run on one’s mind, especially in users suffering from the side effects of stress. At the same time, it provides comfort to patients with mental health issues like depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
A natural painkiller, the Indica-dominant bud also eases various aches in the body beginning from the temples. Meanwhile, its anti-inflammatory properties coat the muscles with a soothing buzz that appeases redness and swelling that sometimes trigger unwanted contractions that cause pain.
The mental and physical solace, which lasts for hours, cradles users into a deep sleep. However, the depth of its sedating qualities do not stop there. It can also improve the quality and quantity of slumber.
Growing Star Killer
Star Killer produces dense, pinecone-shaped buds that are dusted with a thick layer of resin, a definite sign of its impressive potency. As it matures, streaks of amber pistils scatter like a blaze over the flower. The stunning sight is well-complemented by light that makes its trichomes twinkle against a backdrop of purple hues.
Its density can be attributed to its Indica-leaning genes which also provide it with a hardy stalk. It may need to be pruned often though. After all, its branchy structure can inhibit the light and air circulation around the lower nodes. Cutting away dead parts of the plant also improves nutrient distribution.
In spite of its stockiness, Star Killer remains a sensitive plant. For this reason, growers may opt to place it in a stable, controllable environment using either hydroponics or soil as a medium. Complemented by the Sea of Green method, it will yield 350 to 450 grams per square meter after 9 to 10 weeks of flowering.
With that said, the plant is one that requires ample sunshine but will perform well regardless of the environment. Outdoors, it produces at least 500 grams of buds per plant by mid to late October.
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