Product review

Stardawg Marijuana strain

Stardawg

Strength

On average, you can expect Stardawg to have 18% to 22% THC although experienced medical cannabis growers may be able to push this up a notch if they so choose.

Although this strain is very much Sativa dominant, it does have a touch of Indica genetics through the Tres Dawg side and so you do get a light touch of CBD. What this means in practice is that the main effect of Stardawg is classic Sativa, which is to say euphoric, creative and energetic.  After the initial head rush, however, you will experience a light and relaxing body buzz. This is nowhere remotely close to a deep stone, more like rounding out the high into a feeling of comfortable mellowness before you either move into full wakefulness or allow yourself to drift off to sleep.

Yield

Indoors you can expect Stardawg to develop into a medium-height marijuana plant with a growing range of about 1.5M to 2M and to yield up to 500g/m2.  Outdoors, this strain will happily grow a bit taller if there is space and growing conditions are good and, obviously, the bigger you can let each marijuana plant grow, the more bud you can expect to collect.  As a rule of thumb, around 500g per marijuana plant would be a reasonable expectation.

The good news for indoor growers is that this strain is an excellent candidate for plant training, so you can keep its height down even further if you need to. Just remember that the Indica genetics in this strain’s background means that it will be slightly bushier than you’d expect from a pure Sativa, which means you’re going to need to allow a bit of space for it to grow outwards as well as upwards. Even though these certainly aren’t the bushiest of plants, it’s still important to ensure that none of your individual plants touch each other not only to keep the air flowing but to make it harder for a single plant to infect the whole grow room if you do happen to run into trouble.

Speed

Another plus about Stardawg (as compared to traditional Sativas) is that it is pretty speedy.  Indoors it only needs 7 to 8 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready for harvest around the end of September.  The obvious benefit of this shorter growing time is that it means that this strain can feasibly be grown outdoors somewhat further north than the average Sativa dominant.

In fact, even when you reach the part of Europe where the weather can start to get dicey in early/mid September, you would still have the option of a greenhouse grow, which would save you having to use grow lights (and, of course, the fact that this strain is relatively compact would be very advantageous in this situation).  The less-obvious benefit is that it reduces the risks of the grow. The less time there is between planting and harvest, the less time there is for those lovely buds to be damaged by the weather or other hazards such as mould, diseases and pests. As an added bonus, Stardawg is pretty resilient so as long as you ensure good ventilation, you have very good odds of bringing in your harvest successfully.

Taste

In terms of taste, Stardawg is essentially identical to Chemdawg.  If you’ve never tried Chemdawg, that means your first impression is of zingy citrus and fresh pine.  These flavours then give way to a robust base of diesel and skunk, with a touch of hashiness from the Afghani genetics.  The aroma is very much dominated by pine, but you can still pick up on the other notes if you focus.

Bag Appeal

Stardawg has mid-green leaves and a sprinkling of orange hairs.  Its THC content means it has far more than a sprinkling of frosty, white trichomes, for that touch of sparkle.  All that resin means that nugs are very dense, forget about using your fingers and invest in a proper grinder. Once you do get them open, you can enjoy breathing in all that gorgeous aroma.

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Lemon Zkittle Marijuana seeds

Lemon Zkittlez

Strength

A near-evenly balanced mix of sativa and indica (having a 60/40 split, respectively), Lemon Zkittle has a slightly heavier sativa proportion. This side of the marijuana plant is over represented in the high, being very cerebral in nature and taking much of the space you would expect to be occupied by the indica.

There is some physical effect from the indica present, yet it simply sits in a subtle manner beneath the strong mental component. The effect is a very subdued bodily calm that is barely noticed unless it is consciously thought of, but adds to the overall experience by providing a relaxed vibe for the head high to come.

And come it certainly will, with a rocket fuel THC level of 20%+ to enjoy. It is hardly surprising, however, as Lemon Zkittle was bred with potency in mind. It could be said to have worked, with many choosing this as their strain of choice over countless other big name options simply for its heavy sativa impact. Indeed, Dutch Passion are proud to have this as one of their most potent strains.

It helps that Lemon Zkittle gives what could be described as a very pure sativa sensation, like it has bottled the essence of what a sativa should feel like. This has made Lemon Zkittle the cannabis of choice for connoisseurs, delivering every time without disappointment. Best enjoyed in the daytime or evening, this strain offers a strong energising buzz that goes well with creative activities, socialising or even getting chores done.

Yield

The sativa dominant genetics of Lemon Zkittle are likely responsible for the yield sizes these marijuana plants can produce. A well-cultivated indoor grow can result in around 3.65oz per square foot, making Lemon Zkittle one to offer not just high-THC cannabis, but plenty of it too.

Speed

This is one of those strains that seems to offer it all – a strong smoke, a big yield, and the kind of easy growing genetics that will even see newbies obtain good results from their marijuana plant with a little effort. This is not to say that Lemon Zkittle can simply be left to its own devices and still be expected to reach its potential, but it doesn’t take much to keep the plant happy.

It should only take 63-70 days to go from seed to flower, meaning in just ten short weeks Lemon Zkittle can produce a harvest of rich potent sativa. The height of the plant may be intimidating to first time growers, with its 96 inch stature reflecting its rich sativa genetics, but it is a sturdy grower and will not need much help. As well as this, Lemon Zkittle develops rather vigorously which makes it an easier job for less experienced hands tackling both indoor and outdoor grows.

On that note, it is worth mentioning that Lemon Zkittle grows perfectly well outside too. Its sativa-dominant side has an influence on its growing preferences, making it necessary to provide the strain with a good amount of warmth and natural light if it is to reach its potential. It will stay at a similar height whether kept indoors or outside, and either way the bud it produces will be high quality and perfectly enjoyable.

Taste

If the name wasn’t enough of a hint, Lemon Zkittle is a festival of bright lemon flavour mixed with other citrusy fruits. This, of course, comes with a pronounced sour note that will be irresistible to those who enjoy such flavours.
Naturally the scent profile of the cannabis matches this, exuding strong lemony notes along with other sharp and fruity elements. This is no weak scent either, and those who love the smell will find plenty to enjoy here.

Bag Appeal

It is not only the smell and taste that led to Lemon Zkittle earning its name, sporting tough nugs that have the kind of bright yellow and green colouring usually only found on freshly grown lemons. High resin content provides a bit of an insight into the sativa-fuelled storm to come.

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CBD Charlotte's Angel marijuana strain

CBD Charlotte’s Angel

Strength

CBD Charlotte’s Angel has an average of 15% CBD and less than 1% THC. Obviously, it is used to treat conditions which benefit from CBD and recommended for patients who do not like the idea of getting at all high. What is genius about this particular medical cannabis strain, however, is that the Sativa genetics help to make the overall effect lighter than you’d expect from the headline figures. Charlotte’s Angel CBD will give you a deeply relaxing experience both mentally and physically.
Part of the reason for the minimal THC levels is because this strain is very much in demand for treating mental and emotional conditions where the patient wants to achieve a state of calmness very quickly but without resorting to pharmaceutical medication.

THC is all about energy, euphoria and creativity, which, really is not what CBD Charlotte’s Angel is all about. The absence of THC does mean you give up on the fast-acting pain relief, but, then this strain is most often used to treat conditions where this is of minimal benefit in any case. Epilepsy and nausea, for example, are not necessarily painful, as such, and hence aren’t likely to respond all that much (if at all) to THC, but they do respond very well to CBD. For all the effect is relatively light, however, we’d still recommend keeping this cannabis strain for evening use, if at all possible. If you need to medicate during the day, you’ll need to allow plenty of time to recover before undertaking hazardous activities.

Yield

Dutch Passion has not released any specific, official information on the expected height or yield from CBD Charlotte’s Angel. However, based on user reviews, we’d expect a growing range of about 1.8M (indoor minimum) to 2.5M (outdoor maximum). While this is pretty big by modern standards, a big marijuana plant can hold a lot of bud. Again, based on reviews, we’d expect up to 800g/m2 indoors and up to 800g per marijuana plant outdoors. The words “up to” are important here as this will depend on a few things. Factors include your skill, the height you can allow your plants to grow and the length of time you can allow them to grow.

Speed

A big marijuana plant generally needs quite a bit of time to get up to its full size and CBD Charlotte’s Angel is no exception.  Indoors it will need 9 to 12 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready towards the latter part of October.  In principle, CBD Charlotte’s Angel will be perfectly happy outdoors, but in practice, if you want to be totally confident of warm, dry, sunny weather right up to the latter part of October, then you probably need to be in the southern part of Europe.  North of the Mediterranean basin, it’s likely to be best to treat this strain as being one for indoors, or at least for a greenhouse.

Taste

Although the name of CBD Charlotte’s Angel does not reference Diesel ancestry, when it comes to taste, the base is clear diesel, topped with fresh herbs and crisp, menthol pine. This is all reflected in the aroma. While diesel itself is a taste which can divide opinion, if it’s not for you, but you like the sound of this strain, you could try using it in edibles or topicals.

Bag Appeal

Probably the most appealing feature of a bag of CBD Charlotte’s Angel is how much it weighs. In addition to its heft, you get the pleasure of looking at cheerful green leaves and bright orange hairs. The low THC content means minimal resin and while this does mean you lose the glittering, white trichomes, it also means that you can harvest this strain without ruining your scissors and break open the nugs easily with your fingers, although we still think a grinder is a better choice. When you do, you can breath in that lovely aroma.

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CBD Kush

CBD Kush

Strength

There is up to 8% THC in CBD Kush and 8% CBD.  The reason we say “up to 8%” is because the THC:CBD ratio can be anything from 1:1 to 1:4, which, obviously varies the effect slightly although any of these combinations are likely to be acceptable to the medical cannabis community.  In short, at its lowest level, there is so little THC that you will hardly even notice it, whereas at its highest level, you will receive a small dose of fast-acting pain relief and a slight lift to your mood.  In either case, CBD Kush tends to make itself felt in the head at first.  Depending on the level of THC, this may mean anything from a slight tingling to a warm, happy feeling.  Then you will start to feel intense comfort and relaxation spread through your core body and then into your limbs.  Your mind will also clear and settle, which is why this cannabis strain is often recommended for people who need help to achieve calmness as well as for physical conditions.  We recommend keeping this strain for night-time use.

Yield

As an Indica dominant, CBD Kush is a conveniently short and bushy little plant. It has a growing range of about 0.9M (indoor minimum) and 1M (outdoor maximum). Indoors it will yield about 450g/m2 to 500g/m2 and outdoors it will yield about 600g to 800g per marijuana plant. The bad news for beginners is that they should expect to harvest the lower end of that range. The good news for beginners is that they should expect to be able to collect a decent harvest without too much difficulty. This strain is very vigorous and robust, with good resistance to mould – assuming you ensure decent air flow of course.

Speed

Indoors CBD Kush needs 9 to 10 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready around early to mid October. As is generally the case, if you want the biggest yields, you will need to allow for that extra week. If, however, you want to harvest as quickly as possible, for example, to ensure you get your crop before the weather does, then you should still get a decent result.
CBD Kush is equally suited to both indoor and outdoor growing as long as it can be kept warm, dry and well-lit. Indoor growers should be careful to resist the temptation to overcrowd their growing space and remember that each marijuana plant will need space to grow outwards as well as upwards. It is also recommended to have effective odour control in place, especially if you are planning to grow more than one or two plants. Similarly, outdoor growers will need to think about prevailing winds if they want to stay on good terms with their neighbours.

Taste

In terms of taste, CBD Kush is, understandably, very similar to Kandy Kush. The base is a combination of wood, earth and deep, rich spices. Moving upwards, you begin to experience the sweetness of both fruits and candy, or, perhaps, sweet baking. There’s also more than a hint of dankness. Top notes are of citrus, and more spice. The aroma itself is essentially typical Kush with slight undertones of diesel, a spicy body and, again, a touch of citrus, this time blended with menthol pine. One point to remember is that, as is common with Kush-based strains, the smoke can be pretty powerful, which could be an issue if you have a sensitive throat (or share a space with someone who does). The obvious solution would be to switch to vaping, for a much smoother experience, or to try edibles or topicals.

Bag Appeal

CBD Kush has a really bright, cheerful, appearance with emerald-green leaves and lots of bright orange hairs. One of the nice features of this strain is that even though the resin content is, obviously, fairly low, there’s enough of it to coat the plant with golden-coloured crystalst. Nugs are chunky and solid. They break open fairly easily, although we’d still recommend using a grinder for the very best results.

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CBD Blue Shark

CBD Blue Shark

Strength

The headline figures are about 6.5% each THC and CBD but it’s worth looking a bit beyond these to get a better understanding of just why CBD Blue Shark has become so respected in the field of medical cannabis.At first glance you can see that 6.5% THC is enough to deliver some fast-acting painrelief and a noticeable lift to your mood, without being anywhere near enough to get you even remotely high. Essentially, it’s a good level to stave off chronic pain until the CBD gets to work. On that note, the 6.5% CBD is sufficient to treat a wide range of medical disorders, including pain, nausea and spasmodic conditions such as epilepsy.

What’s particularly interesting about CBD Blue Shark is that although you do get adeep stone, it isn’t as heavy as you would expect from the raw CBD figure because this strain is actually 40% Sativa, which makes everything just a little bit lighter. You’ll feel relaxed, comfortable tranquillity rather than being super-stoned. Having said that, however, we’d still keep this strain for night-time use if at all possible. If you do need CBD-rich medication for daytime use, then please remember to allow yourself sufficient recovery time before undertaking hazardous activities, such as driving.

Yield

CBD Blue Shark is a nice compact marijuana plant with a height range of about 0.9M (indoor minimum) and 1M (outdoor maximum). Indoors you can expect yields in the region of 400g/m2 to 550g/m2 and outdoors you can expect yields of between 500g and 700g per marijuana plant. Obviously, more experienced growers, who can provide their plants with the best growing conditions can expect the biggest harvests, but even novice growers should be able to collect a reasonable crop since this stain is very robust and low-maintenance. In particular it has good resistance to mould.

Speed

Another piece of good news about CBD Blue Shark is that it’s fairly quick. You’re looking at an indoor flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks and an outdoor harvest time of early/mid October. If you can give your plants that extra week, you’ll reap the benefits not only in terms of a bigger harvest but in terms of a slight improvement in the maturity of the flavour.

Having said that, if you do need to bring in your harvest quickly, to ensure that you beat the autumn frosts, for example, then you can still expect a decent harvest of high-quality buds. Speaking of autumn frosts, CBD Blue Shark will happily grow indoors or outdoors as long as you can keep it warm and dry and make sure it gets a suitable level of light. As always, remember the importance of both ventilation and odour control, especially later on in flowering, this strain has Skunk in its close background!

Taste

As you’d expect from the genetics, the base notes of CBD Blue Shark are definitely skunk/cheese and this is nicely balanced by the berry sweetness of the body. It’s not just blueberries although they are definitely there. There are definitely citrus top notes and a certain herbal edge, which is floral but slightly bitter-sweet. The aroma is quite fruity with a touch of fresh pine.

Bag Appeal

Although not, strictly speaking, bag appeal, we do rather like the appearance of CBD Blue Shark as it’s growing, this compact marijuana plant really does look like a little Christmas tree.  As it matures, it develops cheerful orange hairs and the THC content is enough for there to be a light dusting of frosty white trichomes. While these are less spectacular than on some other strains, the plus side is that the relatively low resin content makes this strain nicely straightforward to harvest.  You should be able to do it with just one pair of scissors and without having to stop to clean them all the time.

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