A hybrid with built-in name recognition, Blueberry Diesel is of course a cross between Blueberry and Sour Diesel, two popular strains in their own right. This mellow bud is both mentally and physically relaxing; although it has a slight indica edge, there’s substantial mental stimulation to be found in the high as well. A great middle-of-the-road smoke, Blueberry Diesel’s THC content has been measured at between 13% and 23%.
Blueberry Diesel establishes its bag appeal right away with big, chunky flowers. The buds adhere in a dense, indica-typical structure and have a tapered, almost conical shape. Leaves are a mossy green and are shot through with dark, rust-colored pistils. Occasionally, phenotypes of Blueberry Diesel often have flashes of dark blue and indigo in their flowers — these colors come about when pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genes are stimulated by colder than average weather during the growing process. Finally, white trichomes cover these nugs, giving them a sticky and slightly moist texture when freshly trimmed.
Unsurprisingly, blueberry is the most prominent that wafts up from these flowers in fruity and tangy waves. As astringent gasoline tang also comes through on closers inspection, thanks to the Diesel in the strain’s background. Grinding up the buds yields some dank and earthy notes. Surprisingly for a Diesel-inflected strain, Blueberry Diesel burns with a very smooth smoke when combusted. Nevertheless, this smoke leaves behind a fruity and somewhat sharp, acrid aftertaste. Notably, this bud’s blue hues are coincidental to its blueberry flavor — while botanical color is determined by pigments, aroma is dictated by separate compounds called terpenes.
Blueberry Diesel offers a creeping high that may only become apparent several minutes after users have savored its unique flavor. Initial effects can be detected as a tingle around the eyes and temples. Smokers may also develop a sudden interest in external stimuli, with bright colors and music taking on new, more intense dynamics. Although users may also become increasingly thoughtful, this mindset is characterized more by a rambling creativity than by any kind of analytical focus. As such, Blueberry Diesel may not be the best strain to smoke before delving into work. As the high wears on, physical relaxation tends to set in, pulverizing muscular tension and allowing deep breathing to happen more easily. In these later stages, this bud can be a great way to add a giddy kick to social gatherings; it can provoke conversation and camaraderie. A great way to kick back without being totally immobilized, Blueberry Diesel is best enjoyed during the afternoon or evening, when its sedation and slow waves of euphoria can be fully savored.
Blueberry Diesel can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. It can stimulating hunger, helping to recover appetite for those who may have lost it to illness or to chemotherapy treatment. Its physical relaxation can also relieve pain, whether it’s incidental, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or lupus. Psychologically speaking, Blueberry Diesel can also temporarily take the edge off of stress and depression. Because its sativa onset is not particularly cerebral or intense, this strain may be a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Blueberry Diesel are available from several digital retailers. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants can grow to between 4 and 6 feet tall; those cultivation indoors should take care to train this height early on through vigilant pruning. Those looking to bring out this bud’s blue and purple hues should also expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins. Blueberry Diesel flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late September to early October when grown outdoors. It offers a yield of about 42 grams (or 1.5 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
This strain’s combination of heady effects and a rich, complex aroma make it a great all-purpose strain. If you break it out at a party, be sure to bring enough to share, as its fruity clouds are sure to turn some heads.