Super Skunk Strain Review
Released in 1990, Super Skunk is a strain specially perfected for avid Skunk users. Within the same year, it also won the Indica category of the High Times Cannabis Cup. Known for its aroma inherited from the original Skunk #1, it has more than proved itself and worthy of the illustrious predecessors.
For a long time, the Skunk family of hybrids has redefined the cannabis landscape. Finally, the seed bank and breeder Sensi Seeds decided to bring the lineage back to its Afghani roots. Throughout the years, even other breeders have crossed Skunk #1 with Afghani strains. As far as they are concerned, while there have been remarkable results, none met their high expectations.
Even after releasing Shiva Skunk, the search for the right Afghani phenotype continued. Finally, three years since they released Shiva, the found and bred Super Skunk.
|Super Skunk Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Skunk #1 x Afghani Indica|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||35% / 65%|
|CBD %||0.26% to 2.4%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks, Early to Mid-October|
|Average Yield||125 to 450 g/m2, 500 to 600 g/plant outdoor|
Odor and Flavors
For the uninitiated, the smell of a skunk may turn off people. About the only time that they come forward instead of turning away is when the scent of Super Skunk is in the air. Infused with a spicy and earthy flavor, the unique blend, in some ways, one up the original Skunk #1.
Super Skunk is the embodiment of the best of both its Skunk and Afghani lineage. First, it takes users high up on a mountain. Then it makes sure that none falls off the edge.
At its onset, the strain ushers in a euphoric yet relaxing buzz that calms the mind and the body. Gradually, it builds up, and even as it sparks creativity, it also does not reach a point where random thoughts pop in and out. As users start to feel an overwhelming sense of happiness, it does even come close to psychedelic.
Even as the level of comfort continues to increase, the mind remains clear. For some people, it may lead to a profound introspection. In most cases, though, Super Skunk enhances a social gathering. Depending on how much one uses, it can also induce drowsiness especially after a couple of hours when its effects begin to subside.
Although Super Skunk is Indica-dominant, it is one of the rare strains that truly showcases the perfect balance between the two sides.
As exceptional as the Super Skunk is and as close as it gets to perfection, it is also not without its blemish. Among the unwanted reactions, users may experience is having dry mouth and eyes. Such effects are, of course, the reality of using any cannabis strain.
However, there are other possible concerns that users should know about.
Super Skunk is a very potent strain. In fact, in some tests, its THC content can be as high as 19%. It may not be the same as some others which kick in with raw aggression but never underestimate its capacity. For instance, during its onset and at the height of its effects, some people may feel dizzy.
A more troubling concern is that it can also cause some people to feel paranoid. Also, to a lesser extent, a few people may experience a heightened level of anxiousness.
Other than not using Super Skunk (and that would be a shame), the best one can do is to use only a small amount.
Medical Use and Benefits
On the subject of marijuana, its medical benefits seem to be lost in the negative rap it received throughout the decades. On its recreational uses, granted that it is subjective, the fact is that cannabis can help people in a myriad of ways.
For instance, the ability of Super Skunk in uplifting the mood and making people feel happy or even euphoric significantly reduces stress. Add to that its relaxing Indica trait, then it is easy to understand why any remnants of stress are likely wiped away. It follows then that the strain can be useful for managing depression and other mental health disorders.
The same effects can also be useful for pain relief. Even as it calms down the tensions in the body, the mind also takes away the focus from pains and aches. In this way, Super Skunk can be beneficial in mild cases and bring comfort to patients, especially those with chronic illnesses.
One thing that occurs when people feel relaxed and especially when not doing anything is to feel sleepy. It is a luxury that insomniacs do not have. People enduring pain can only wish they would fall asleep and for a brief moment, find comfort. Used in this manner, Super Skunk can help these people rest well and grant them their one wish – to sleep.
Growing Super Skunk
The perfect strain that took years and years of effort is also one that is easy to grow. For that, we have to thank its breeder, Sensi Seeds. It thrives well outdoors, indoors, and in greenhouses. For beginners, it would be hard to find another strain to start with as besides the relative ease, it is also one of the best in the world.
One thing that Sensi Seeds like to mention is that it may be easier to cultivate Super Skunk than smoking it. Besides the effects, one of the things that the breeder prioritized while breeding this strain is making it durable and tolerant, which results in a more relaxed time cultivating it.
Outdoor, the plant may grow as tall as 200 cm and prefers a temperate climate. Depending on the batch of seeds, it transitions to bloom stage during the first to second week of October. Each plant can produce up to 600 grams of buds.
Because of privacy issues, and of course the climate, most growers elect to cultivate Super Skunk inside the house. In this case, it should be kept at around 70 cm with more lateral branching. Each square meter can produce anywhere from 125 to 450 grams.