Strain of the Day: It Can be Tough to Find Blueberry, But It and Its Many Cousins are the Pick of the Crop

Article by Alana Armstrong, London Free Press

Strain of the Day: It can be tough to find Blueberry, but it and its many cousins are the pick of the crop There is near-consensus about this strain’s sweetly sedative effects ALANA ARMSTRONG Getting hold of the original Blueberry is like holding cannabis history in your hand. HIGHGRADEROOTS / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS SHARE ADJUST COMMENT PRINT The Blueberry

The Blueberry name is sprinkled throughout the strain lexicon, but what is the true blue?

Such a wholesome name reminds many of foraging for wild berries, warmed by the rays of the sun, to gather these tart, juicy and sweet bits of joy. The taste promise is matched by the smell of soft, sweet floral notes of blueberries, which contribute to delivering mostly sedative effects.

Blueberry by DJ Short Seeds appears to be a phenotype of Blueberry Line, the love child of HTAF (aka Highland Thai Afghani), a mix of Thailand and Afghani landraces and Temple Flo from DJ Shorts Floral Line F3, a mix of Purple Thai and Afghani. Blueberry averages 18.5 percent THC and less than one percent of other primary cannabinoids.

While some sources list Blueberry as an indica, it’s probably more accurately described as a hybrid because of its varied family tree, which includes some sativa-like genetics.

First. The strain has Afghanistan roots

Afghani is a strain named after its geographic origin, from which the earliest varieties of cannabis hail. Afghani is a good choice for growers because of it offers heavy production capabilities and alluring terpenes. DJ Short describes this prize-winner as “a large producer under optimum conditions, that produces dense bud with red, purple and, finally, blue hues that usually cure to a lavender blue.”

Second. Blueberry is berry sedating

Few cannabis strains elicit unanimous effects across most consumers, but Blueberry may be one of those unicorns.

Third. These are blue ribbon strains

It’s no secret that the judges of Karma Cup like Blueberry. The event is one of the most discerning for judging elite cannabis, where growers and producers are recognized for their hard work, right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Blueberry won 11th Place at the 2015 Karma Cup for best indica and 5th Place at the 2014 Karma Cup 2014 for best hybrid.

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