We have to own up that we love a name with a good pun in it, we like it even better when it relates to a hybrid of the legendary G13 (along with Trainwreck and Silver Haze) but joking aside, this is a high-quality strain with a really great taste and plenty of THC.
BLZ Bud averages around 20% THC and it gets to work quickly, so if you’re looking for a strain which can zap pain nearly instantly, then this could be a very good choice. Once the initial head-high wears off, the couch lock kicks in as you experience a buzz which is both euphoric and calming. Overall, we’d class this as a daytime strain, albeit one which requires you to allow yourself a decent period of recovery, but we have heard of it being used for insomnia. We wouldn’t recommend it if insomnia is your main, medical issue, but for occasional use BLZ Bud could be a reasonable option. Regardless of when you use BLZ Bud, you definitely want to be lying down, or at least sitting in a very comfortable chair before you take your first draw since we meant what we said about this strain acting quickly.
Indoor growers can expect about 500 gr/m2 under a 600 watt light. Outdoor growing is possible although results can be more variable. For all its devilish name, BLZ Bud is, if not an angel to grow, then certainly a reasonably friendly strain and a feasible choice for beginners. It has the classic Indica “Christmas tree” growth pattern and stays a reasonably compact height of between 1 and 1.5 metres. Plant training can keep this even lower. Its bushy structure means that you’re unlikely to need to worry about providing support to stop it falling over or breaking up.
BLZ Bud will be ready in a reasonably prompt 8 to 9 weeks, so mid-/end September for outdoor growers. It will grow happily enough outdoors with the usual caveats about providing protection from the weather and practicing good odour control.
Overall this is a strain for those who like their weed on the sweet side, but not overly sweet, some people say that it reminds them of apples. There are sour base notes and a dash of spice to take the edge off the sweetness. Those with delicate throats should note the fact that BLZ Bud has a very smooth smoke, which is highly unlikely to trigger coughs.
BLZ Bud is actually quite a cheerful-looking weed since it is a bright green and has a decent sprinkling of bright orange pistils to add even more colour to it. Nugs are dense and compact without being so hard you break fingers trying to crumble them and the scent reflects the taste. Some people find the aroma has a creaminess to it, like bananas.
We love the original G13 and BLZ Bud arguably has even more going for it. It’s reasonably easy to grow, so a committed beginner should be able to manage it (basically you’re only going to get much simpler if you go down the autoflowering route), it has a great taste (the smoothness of the smoke is a distinct advantage in our opinion) and it gets to work really quickly. We know we’ve mentioned this before, but we’d really like to underline this, if you’re used to high-THC strains which need a bit of time to get started then BLZ Bud will be a very different experience for you. It’s up to you to decide whether or not this is a benefit or if you prefer to have a bit more time to ease into your medication.