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About Blue Frost
Blue Frost is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid with standout flowers and an unforgettable taste. Created by Goldenseed, U.K.-based breeders who have stabilized taste-focused strains like Blue Cheese and Lemon Skunk, it is a cross between complex indica Blue Monster and Goldenseed’s own Jack Frost. Although its flavor -- containing hints of fruit, cheese, and mint -- is something of an acquired taste, this strain’s potent, well-rounded high can’t be denied. Blue Frost’s psychoactivity has been measured at between 15% and 22%.
Blue Frost’s bag appeal is obvious right away. Its flowers, although small to medium in size, have a distinctive conical shape. These tapered buds hang together in a somewhat loose, ragged bud structure; leaves appear fluffy and can be easily torn away from their central stems. The leaves are predominantly a mossy green, although many phenotypes of the strain exhibit patches of surprising colors like pale blue and deep violet. These hues come about when pigments called anthocyanins in the plant’s genes are agitated by cold weather during the growing process. Translucent white trichomes cover the inner and outer surfaces of the already-colorful leaves, giving them a sticky texture and a silvery sheen.
As with so many hybrids in the Blue family, the smell of grapes and sweet blueberries wafts up from the cured buds. Lurking underneath, though, is a tangy, cheesy funk, possibly passed on from grandparent strain G-13. Breaking up or grinding the buds yields some of the pronounced herbal notes that make grandparent strain Jack Herer so popular. When buds of Blue Frost are burnt, they give off a rich and surprisingly smooth smoke. That said, all of these concentrated and contrasting aromas tend to clash when inhaled all at once; some may find Blue Frost’s flavor profile somewhat rank and unpleasant. There’s some relief on the exhale, though, which leaves behind a faintly herbal, minty taste. Blue Frost can be particularly pungent when smoked -- those consuming it in public should take any necessary precautions to maintain discretion.
Blue Frost’s high sets in quickly, leaving smokers briefly disoriented as the strain’s fruity, funky clouds begin to dissipate. Initial effects include a sharpened perception of external stimuli as well as a qualitative uptick in mood. Smokers may find themselves drawn to thoughts, impressions, and even sights or sounds that might otherwise seem mundane. They may also sense an increased sociability, marked by talkativeness and, in some cases, giddiness. In short order, waves of physical relaxation tumble down from the neck, spreading over the user’s core and limbs. This meld of mental alertness and physical sedation make Blue Frost a great strain for unwinding after a long day or week of work. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, couch-lock becomes more likely; smokers are content to relax and kick back, remaining lucid even as they melt into their surroundings. Because of the lazy vibes that creep in on its backend, Blue Frost is best enjoyed in the early evening or just before bed.
Blue Frost can have several uses for medical cannabis patients as well. Its euphoric effects can temporarily counteract the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and even PTSD, while its clearheaded feeling of focus can assist those with attention deficit disorders. Physiologically speaking, Blue Frost can also numb deep-seated aches and pains. Its anti-inflammatory effects may take care of passing problems like headaches or nausea and indigestion. Because its mental effects do not often take a turn into paranoia, this strain can be a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Goldenseed has made seeds of Blue Frost available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime sunlight. As with many predominantly indica strains, its plants grow short and bushy with strong lateral branches and are well accommodated indoors. Growers should “top” their crops by trimming away any broad fan leaves that might block light and discourage the growth of any low-lying flowering nodes. Those looking to bring out Blue Frost’s signature colors should also expose their plants to cold (but not freezing) temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Blue Frost takes a long time to flower for an indica: it matures within 10 to 11 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late September to early October when grown outdoors.
With its versatile high and crowd-pleasing taste, Blue Frost is great for some mellow time with friends or as a solo treat while unwinding. If you do bring it out in public, be prepared for its striking flowers and pungent tang to turn a few heads.