As we’ve discussed in the previous article, there are three main cannabis strains – cannabis indica, cannabis sativa and cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis indica and its subspecies are popular among potheads for being laden with THC.
Cannabis sativa, on the other hand, is popular among the medical community as it has very low percentage of THC in it and a considerably high amount of CBD. The least popular strain is ruderalis; it is used for hybridization.
In this article, we’ll take a look at various hybrid strains. Pure indica or sativa strains are rarely used nowadays. Hybrid strains rule the market as they have the best of all worlds.
Relax, it’s not the dreaded assault rifle we are talking about here. We are talking about a hybrid strain that induces a dulcet feeling in consumers. Feeling paranoid? Driven by emotions you can’t control? Smoke a joint of AK-47, you’ll become easy-going in no time.
The most interesting thing about AK-47 is its ancestry. Its parent strains have origins all around the world. Parents strains are sativa-heavy South American, pure sativa landrace that is native to Thailand, sativa-heavy Mexican and indica-dominant Afghani, widely known for alleviating stress and treating insomnia, pain and inflammation.
The only thing that gets a downvote is the scent of AK-47. The scent is sour, many are put off by it. The taste, however, is sweet. AK-47 is a high-yield strain and flowering takes eight weeks max. A mild and dry climate is optimal for its growth. The strain can be grown both indoor and outdoor.
A very interesting story is associated with the origin of this hybrid strain. Its breeder Alien Genetics initially introduced it as a limited-offering product. But shortly after its release, it became popular for its fragrance of fruit-laden breakfast cereal and its uplifting effect on the consumers.
Fruity Pebble is the result of great genetics. It can even be called a genetic gift. It’s got its gene from Tahoe Alien, Granddaddy Purple and Green Ribbon. As a result, its flavor consists of an assortment of fruit aroma, including berry, citrus, sweet and tropical fruits.
Sativa and indica ratio is surprisingly balanced in fruity pebble. Green Ribbon leans towards sativa side but Granddaddy Purple is indica-heavy strain. Tahoe Alien has a slightly increased indica ratio which balanced out the overall ratio indica and sativa.
As for effects Fruity Pebble treats nausea, pain, insomnia and clinical depression.
Jillybean’s parent strains are Space Queen and Orange Velvet. Space Queen itself is a hybrid strain. It’s a cross between an indica-heavy strain called Romulan and a sativa-rich strain called Cinderella 99. Space Queen is famous for its potency and Orange Velvet for its taste and aroma.
Jillybean is nicknamed as happy hybrid for its ability to make one euphoric and optimistic. It is available in various flavors – citrus, mango, vanilla and tangerine orange. It’s got the orange flavor from its parent Orange Velvet strain.
Jillybean is everyone’s favorite for it removes gloom, induces cheerfulness and its fruity and flavorful taste. However, two types of people that are avid consumers of Jillybean are creative thinkers and partygoers.
No strain can be more hybrid than Sour OG. It is a perfect 50/50 strain with a balanced proportion of sativa and indica. Parent strains are OG Kush and Sour Diesel. The aroma and the flavor radiate a diesel and lemon mixed scent. The “high” delivered by the strain brings an excellent calming effect.
The best things about Sour OG is it amazingly balances the high feeling with a relaxing state of mind. A lot of people are into the flavor as well. It’s a strange mix of fuel and fruit that’s hard to describe unless you have tasted it.
Skunk No. 1
It not only is one of the most popular hybrid strains in the world, but has also impacted cannabis production and hybridization on a global scale. Its parent strains were first cultivated in the 70s. The breeder Sacred Seed Co. amassed diverse and finest genetics from around the world to breed the parent strains – Acapulco Gold, Colombian Gold and Aghani. It took several years for them to restore the genetic qualities of these strains and give birth to Skunk No. 1.
The seeds available in the market now are all modifications. The original was used for harvesting varieties of strains including Dutch Passion, Sensi Seeds, Flying Dutchmen, etc. Among the trademark characteristics of Skunk No. 1 buds, one is they disgorge a strange smell that kinda sour.
Skunk No. 1 is available in flowery, earthy and skunk flavor. If you want to feel joyous and relaxed, give this strain a go. That being said, some believe the 1990s version was better than the current versions. These people, however, are a minority as most customers are happy with this strain.
Have you tried any of the strains discussed here? Do you want to try any? Write us in the comments and stay tuned for the next article where we’ll discuss more hybrid strains.