About Blackberry Dream
Blackberry Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a bold, memorable flavor. This strain was derived by British Columbia-based breeders Elev8 Seeds as a combination of resinous Super Silver Haze and Kimbo Kush. Blackberry Dream’s long-lasting and multidimensional effects are sure to please cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Its THC content has been measured at levels ranging from 15% to a staggering 28%.
Blackberry Dream sets itself apart with exceptionally large, chunky flowers. These buds have a roughly spherical shape and an internal structure that leans more indica than sativa, with small leaves that twist tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a mild shade of yellowish green and are shot through with curly orange pistils. Finally, parent strain Super Silver Haze passes on its propensity for high trichome production, coating these green nuggets in cloudy, resinous secretions that make them very difficult to break up by hand.
Unsurprisingly, Blackberry Dream’s flowers give off the unmistakable aroma of tart and sweet berries. A closer whiff, meanwhile, may pick up on some light citrus notes. Grinding up or breaking apart these solid flowers yields more of a skunky, almost fermented odor that may tickle the palate. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Blackberry Dream burns with a smooth, light smoke that’s typically easy on the lungs. On the exhale, this smoke tastes fruity and tangy.
As with many other sativa strains, Blackberry Dream strikes the user quickly, exerting a headrush that may be temporarily disorienting. Strange sensations like an increased pulse around the temples and cheekbones and slight flushing in the cheeks are commonly reported. Once these facial tics dissipate, smokers find themselves rocketed into an activated mindset in which thoughts and ideas may adopt a new volume or intensity. Users may begin to ruminate on topics that might not otherwise interest them and may stumble across conceptual connections between seemingly unrelated things. This kind of tuned-in, cerebral thinking can allow motivated consumers to work on detailed-oriented tasks; it may also spark the kind of freewheeling, creative thinking needed for artistic projects or brainstorm sessions. Those who aren’t feeling quite as productive, though, can simply enjoy Blackberry Dream’s head buzz as they go about otherwise mundane errands or household chores.
As time passes, some physical effects begin to creep in, taking the edge off of Blackberry Dream’s initially stimulated state. While smokers may still be able to concentrate on complicated tasks or carry on lucid conversations, depleted energy levels may spell a decline into mindless activities like binge-watching or snacking. In these later phases, Blackberry Dream can be a particularly fun strain to share in social situations, where its heady blend of mental acuity and relaxed mood can bring about good vibes and free-flowing conversation.
A versatile strain for recreational use, Blackberry Dream can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its early cerebral mindset can help those with attention deficit disorders to zone in on one task at a time. Additionally, its steady euphoria can lift the clouds of mild to moderate stress and depression (albeit only temporarily). On the physical end of the spectrum, Blackberry Dream can relieve chronic, disease-related aches and pains as well as temporary inflammations like cramps and headaches. The strain’s affinity for snacking can even work as an appetite stimulant for those suffering from diminished hunger due to digestive conditions or too harsh treatments like chemotherapy.
Luckily for prospective home growers, seeds of Blackberry Dream are readily available for sale online. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, with outdoor cultivation depending on a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend to have short, squat stature with bushy, sideways-growing branches; gardeners may need to prune their crops from time to time, cutting back any broad fan leaves that might prevent light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Blackberry Dream is ready for harvest within a relatively long 10 weeks. Per Elev8 Seeds, growers can count on a yield of up to 51 grams (1.8 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
With a surge of mental stimulation that slowly melts into relaxation and dreaminess, Blackberry Dream offers something for everyone. It’s a fun smoke whether you’re consuming alone or sharing with friends.