About Blue Knight
Arthurian legend tells of a mysterious and sinister Green Knight who tests and threatens King Arthur’s court. Luckily, the strain Blue Knight is decidedly more mellow. This indica-dominant hybrid is a cross between Kryptonite and tasty staple Blueberry. A variety with serious bag appeal, Blue Knight boasts multicolored flowers and a rich complex flavor profile to match. This strain’s sedative effects are said to be very long-lasting, even for experienced cannabis users. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 27%.
Blue Knight is distinguished by medium to large flowers that hold a solid, dense bud structure. These impressive nuggets have a distinctly conical, tapered shape. Particularly eye-catching are Blue Knight’s flowers; parent strain Kryptonite is descended from the famously colorful Mendocino Purple and it shows in Blue Knight’s deep blue and purple streaks, which exist in almost equal proportion to more conventional shades of mossy green. The former colors are the result of pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics -- when agitated by cold weather during the growing phase, these pigments bring about vivid colors in a process similar to the changing of foliage in autumn. Translucent trichomes are the crowning glory on Blue Knight’s flowers, coating the inner and outer surfaces and making them very sticky to the touch.
As might be expected, Blue Knight’s buds give off an unmistakable Blueberry scent, albeit with some added sweetness. A hint of vanilla and cloves complements the fruity, tangy blueberry aroma. There are some woody, piney base notes lurking underneath, while grinding or breaking up these dense flowers yields some hashy notes. When combusted, Blue Knight gives off a smoke that is thick and lung-expanding, but smooth. On the exhale, smoke tastes fruity and slightly herbal.
Blue Knight offers what might be called a creeper of a high. Several minutes after smokers have savored the strain’s unique taste, a tingle begins to emerge around the eyes and temples. This stimulation may move down the neck and through the limbs as users are able to breathe more deeply and freely. Smokers may also begin to notice changes in their perception; sights and sounds may be amplified while previously unremarkable thoughts or concepts can take on a new dimension. Rather than creating a feeling of cerebral “mind race,” though, Blue Knight tends to feel mentally subdued. Those who partake can expect to feel social and even giddy as thoughts and conversations ramble pleasantly along. As time wears on or as dosage is increased, this strain’s heavy, stoney feeling may tip into couch-lock, rendering smokers able to do little more than lounge around or fall asleep. Because of this powerful sedation, Blue Knight is best enjoyed after dark, when its almost narcotic ability to pulverize stress and tension can be fully appreciated.
Blue Knight may have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. It can be a potent analgesic for aches and pains, whether they’re temporary and injury-related or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve irritations like headaches or nausea. Psychologically speaking, its mellow euphoria can relieve stress and anxiety. As mentioned, Blue Knight can also work against insomnia, lulling users into a deep and restful sleep. Because of its relative lack of cerebral intensity, Blue Knight may be a good choice for those who are prone to panic.
No large-scale breeders have claimed responsibility for Blue Knight’s creation or stabilization and none have made seeds available for purchase. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature plants in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” The strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Growers looking to bring out the strain’s signature blue and purple hues should expose their plants to cold temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Blue Knight flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors.
Somewhat difficult to come by, this rare strain is worth snatching up if spotted on dispensary shelves. Its well-balanced taste and stoney, all-consuming high make it as enjoyable for use at home alone as out with a group of good friends.