The marijuana strain at hand this week: Plushberry by Avitas Agriculture, I picked up a gram at $34.99 from Herbal Nation (in Bothell, WA).
Last week, I reviewed a different Avitas produced strain (Mickey Kush) and gave some insight as to who they are (as a producer), and what they stand for. To swiftly reiterate: Avitas has a svelte website detailing their mission and methods, Avitas also takes special care in packaging their products (adorning every sticker with strain specific descriptions that go way beyond the call for testing results and tracking information).
Looking at the packaging for Plushberry, it’s in some ways like a work of art. The Avitas logo is well placed and soft in color, the bud itself reflects off the packaging and creates (what I can only describe as) a hallowed glow – in the right light. A pattern runs around the sticker, which reads:
“Relaxing and sensual. Sweet smooth smoke with hints of blackberry and current.”
Well done, Avitas (golf clap).
Moving on to the specifics:
Indica – 80% / Sativa – 20%
THC Total – 19.12
CBD Total – 0.76
(check out the sticker for more information)
Cracking open the package, the smell was instantly apparent. As the name Plushberry suggests, there is indeed a berry fragrance – but honestly I couldn’t immediately identify it as blackberry. It’s more so along the lines of “mystery berry” (or perhaps “mythical berry”), an all but extinct fruit located deep in the western end of the Kunlun mountains… or something.
The look of the bud was velvety, and it burns nicely. The curing process yields a great looking nug (and potency), with just a few leaves. On the Avitas website, one can view the products; the image for Plushberry doesn’t hide it’s leafy appearance – it’s just the way the bud is.
Avitas was spot on in it’s description for the mythical Plushberries flavor, though. I couldn’t specifically identify the smell itself, but the blackberry taste was heavily evident. It’s a fragrant bud that I would recommend for daytime and nighttime use – an “anytime” strain.
After hitting Plushberry out of a water pipe, it was time to nerd out and play some Destiny. The high has a gradual onset, and results in a focused-yet-peppy feeling (which was great for interplanetary exploration). Get focused, and get giddy – I like it. It’s good for a project, recreation, chores, etc.
Burnout is surprisingly low for this indica, and it’s easy to function after the high fades. It’s fair to say that Avitas has yet again hit a home run, and I’m looking forward to sampling them again in the near future.