Nothing to do with the band (as far as we know), Twisted Sister is a great-tasting, heavy-yielding Indica dominant, which is robust enough to survive pretty much anything a beginner can do but will still satisfy more serious growers.
Forum Genetics hasn’t released details on the THC content, but based on genetics and effect, we’d hazard a guess that it was in the region of 18% to 20%. One of the many interesting points about Twisted Sister is that it works the opposite way to every other type of marijuana. In other words, it starts with a gentle, comfortable, stone and then brings on an energetic, cerebral high to bring you back into the world before it fades out. Hence this is the absolutely last strain you want to use for insomnia, but it’s pretty good for just about anything else. Even though you’ll feel ready for anything after using Twisted Sister, remember to give yourself a decent amount of time to recover before you do anything complicated, like driving.
Give Twisted Sister a reasonable amount of care and attention and you can harvest about 550g/m2. Do anything short of taking a chainsaw to this strain and you can still expect to harvest something. For all her Indica genetics, Twisted Sister is still a tall girl, she can easily reach two metres out of doors. Indoors, plant training can help to keep her height down somewhat but you’re still going to need to think about vertical space. Ventilation is your other major consideration since about the only realistic way you are likely to damage this strain is by letting mould take hold. Odour control isn’t technically necessary in terms of gathering your harvest, but it will probably help to keep you on good terms with your neighbours. Remember that a big girl like this is going to have a big appetite, so be ready to bring on the food, Twisted Sister can actually survive a bit of overfeeding, although obviously if you spot any signs of your plant looking out of order, then it’s time to investigate (there’s plenty of help on the net) and, if need be, reduce the rations, but overall, if you’re a beginner still learning the ropes, then err on the side of overfeeding this strain, rather than starving it.
Twisted Sister will need about 9 to 10 weeks indoors and will be ready about the middle of October outdoors. This means that, realistically, outdoor growing will only be an option for those in the warmest of climates.
Top notes are of citrus lemon and pine, base notes are quite sour, not really diesel, but certainly enough to give a decent amount of body and substance.
Twisted Sister looks good in the grow room and looks good to very good in the bag. Genetically, this is a cross between McGreen and McPurple, which means that it can be turned purple (blue) if the grower so wishes. Either way, growers will get plenty of frosty trichomes, covering heavy, dense, sticky nugs. Start to crumble them and you’ll release the citrus and pine fragrance, which is worth breathing in just on its own.
At this point in time, if you mention the words “Twisted Sister”, then unless you’re speaking to a real marijuana connoisseur, your listener will probably assume that you are talking about the band and that’s a shame because this strain really does have a lot to offer. We think its taste and smell should appeal to most people and, medically speaking, this is another good all-rounder, which could help a range of conditions.