Blueberry is an 80% indica and 20% sativa hybrid that has a lineage that goes back as far as the 1970’s. Back then growers were experimenting by crossing Thai landraces with Colombian and Mexican landraces, one of the outcomes was Juicy Fruit. The hybrid strain Juicy Fruit was subsequently crossed with an Afghani landrace by DJ Short creating the first ever Blueberry around 1979.
The buds and leaves of the new strain had a blue hue to them and it smelled of berries and fruit. DJ Short therefore aptly named her Blueberry. Even though the newly created strain consisted of at least 80% Afghani indica, it still had the original sativa effects of its ancestors.
It wasn’t until the 1990’s that DJ Short decided to bring the genetics of his Blueberry to Europe by teaming up with Dutch Passion. A number of new hybrids were created, giving birth to Blue Satellite, Blue Moonshine and Blue Velvet. The Blueberry strain hasn’t gone out of style since and has remained a staple with many coffee shops and growers ever since.
Named Blueberry because of the blue hues in its leaves and buds, this strain is not only beautiful but also very potent. She holds 19.5% to 21% THC, so it packs a punch, but it is still easy on the throat when smoked and goes down smoothly. Her incredibly sweet and fruity taste with floral hints is reminiscent of blueberries and forest fruits.
The Blueberry offers a long lasting body stoned that is very relaxing but it also gives the user mild feelings of euphoria, relieving stress and providing an uplifting high. It is medicinally used as a painkiller, an anti-depressant, to help with anxiety and to promote better sleep.
Blueberry might be difficult when it comes to fertilizing; she can be quite the picky feeder, so pay close attention to her. Under ideal circumstances and in the hands of experienced growers however, she will reward you with a grade A harvest. Grown indoors, this fruity strain will reach a height of around 50 to 100cm and has an 8 to 9 weeks flowering time.
Most growers like to germinate several seeds at once and select the best seedling to become a mother plant. It is very easy to multiply Blueberry by taking cuttings and effectively cloning the mother plant. By using a mother plant and continuously taking cuttings from it, a grower has a steady supply of Blueberry clones to harvest from.
Blueberry has been a celebrated strain. In 2000 she won the first prize in the High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Indica and in 2001 she took home a respectable third prize in the High Times Cannabis Cup after leaving its mark on the cannabis growing community for the years to come. This American has certainly left a lasting impression on the European market.
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