We’re just wrapping up blueberry season here in Washington state; so what better a way to celebrate the blue, tart ‘n sweet fruit with some delicious buds that share the name? This week we present to you the Sativa dominant hybrid Blueberry, cultivated by Noble Farms.
We picked up the bud at Have-A-Heart* in Fremont for $35-$40 (somewhere in between). Noble’s nugs are available at a variety of locations, check out the Store Locater for a list of pot shops that stock their product.
Here at High Above Seattle, we like to try several strains/items from a producer before making any lasting judgement. Having checked out Noble Farms before, it’s worth mentioning that last time around wasn’t the best strain we’ve ever had (Ace of Spades) – but I must say that Blueberry far exceeded my expectations, and undeniably warrants a recommendation.
Noble Farms is based out of Tacoma, and they grow using natural methods that are pesticide free. The growing operation is thoroughly maintained for the wellbeing of the plant, first and foremost. I’ve seen a multitude of classic strains available from the producer, they seem to have a knack for selecting popular genetics.
Let’s talk about the strain at hand, though:
Species: Hybrid (Sativa Dominant 60/40)
Smell: Fruit Punch + Cheese
Taste: Blueberry Pie
Launch Point: 4-5 minutes after smoking
High: Relaxed + Versatile + Relieves Stress
Around since the 1970’s, Blueberry is medically prescribed for it’s ability to help with stress and pain. There are several iterations in terms of species, but it typically appears as an indica. Accolades include “Best Indica” for the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2000.
Blueberry has a lovely purple tint to it’s lush green. Frosted in kief, the nugs are pretty and felt fresh when snapped apart. After using a grinder, the buds burned smoothly in my li’l pipe.
Taking a whiff, there are definite notes of fruit punch with an undercurrent of cheesy-funkiness. Discerning taste is difficult when a strain is named after a specific food, as it’s easy to give into the knee jerk reaction and let bias take hold; but I kid you not, Blueberry tasted like blueberry pie (on several occasions). It’s not the placebo effect, the flavor was there.
Getting stoned with this hybrid strain is extremely versatile. Having sativa dominance allows for a fresh, carefree experience to be the forefront – while properties from the indica provide a relaxing body vibe; the combination allows for beneficial usage at anytime.
I’d smoke Blueberry in the mornings/afternoons for energy, and then use it to help fall asleep at night. For some reason, it seemed like it had a “willing sedation” that could be controlled by the user. Don’t want to be burnt out? You won’t! Time to pass out? See ‘ya! It’s this kind of duality that I love in a strain.
I’m stoked on Blueberry from Noble Farms, and I’d certainly say it’s High Above Seattle-Approved. You can find Noble products at: American Mary (Wallingford), Have-A-Heart (Fremont/Shoreline/Skyway), among other Seattle-area pot shops.
*Have-A-Heart advertises on High Above Seattle. This is no way influences the purchase of product, or the review. If it’s not good weed, it’s not worth writing about.