About Blue Magoo
With an unforgettable name and even more striking flavor, Blue Magoo is a pleasant, indica-leaning hybrid. Produced by breeders Dynasty Seeds -- Portland-based breeders known for popular local strains like Caramel Cough and Huckleberry Diesel -- it is a cross between a specific cut of Blueberry cultivated by breeder DJ Short and a phenotype of William’s Wonder dubbed F2. Blue Magoo delivers mostly sedative phys effects, brightened up by a subtle cerebral head buzz. These striking flowers gets high marks from cannabis lab Analytical 360, testing at between 16% and 21% THC.
Blue Magoo’s impressive flowers are medium to large in size and have sativa-typical buds with a long, almost conical shape. Rather than being densely-packed, the loose and fluffy leaves pull away easily from their central stems. They are a muted shade of green with a yellowish tint and are threaded through with rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Certain Blue Magoo phenotypes also show off different shades of blue and purple hues in their leaves. These latter colors emerge when pigments called anthocyanins in the plant’s genes are stimulated by cold weather during the growing process. Trichomes cover the multicolored flowers, accounting for this strain’s potency and giving it a very sticky texture.
The unmistakable scent of blueberry jumps off of the cured buds, clearly the influence of parent strain Blueberry. Lurking underneath this fruity aroma is a dank and pine-scented musk. When burnt, Blue Magoo has a harsh smoke that may trigger coughing and watery eyes. A tart and slightly herbal berry flavor comes through when smoke is exhaled. Notably, there are no discernible grape tastes at play here -- this may be because the aforementioned pigments that give Blue Magoo its occasional purple hues do not have a corresponding effect on the strain’s taste.
Blue Magoo’s high hits somewhat quickly for an indica, granting almost instant relaxation. Shortly after they’ve finished savoring this stain’s signature taste, smokers may find themselves able to breathe more easily and may feel relief from pent-up muscular tension. And although Blue Magoo’s high is easygoing and sedative, it buzzes along with some slight mental stimulation, facilitating creative thinking or pleasant conversation. That said, the likelihood of couch-lock increases as greater amounts of this bud are consumed. As sedative effects intensify, Blue Magoo’s sativa side weakens, becoming more cloudy and dreamy than cerebral and analytical. This strain’s ultimate combination of physical relaxation and an mental contentment makes it a great option for both laid-back parties and solo unwinding after work. Because it tapers off into sleepiness, Blue Magoo is better suited to nighttime than afternoon use.
Medical cannabis patients may also find value in Blue Magoo’s sedative properties. Its anti-inflammatory benefits can numb anything from troublesome aches and pains to migraines. It may also temporarily relieve the difficult symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Blind old Mr. Magoo himself might even benefit from Blue Magoo’s ability to soothe the painful intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. Finally, this strain’s thorough relaxation can provide relief in stubborn cases of insomnia, lulling patients into a deep and restful sleep.
Dynasty has not released seeds of Blue Magoo for commercial sale. As such, prospective growers need to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical clones. While there’s limited information available on best practices for cultivating this strain, its mostly indica nature suggests that plants grow short and bushy with strong lateral branches. Growers should “top off” their crops by pruning away any broad fan leaves that can block light from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Those looking to bring out Blue Magoo’s full purple bag appeal should also expose the plants to cold (but not freezing) temperatures just before flowering begins. When grown indoors, Blue Magoo flowers within a brief 7 to 8 weeks.
Given Blue Dream’s soaring popularity, it seems high time for another Blueberry-scented hybrid to take the legal cannabis market by storm. With rock-solid genetics and a universally-appealing taste, Blue Magoo is a clear front runner. Enjoy this drowsy flower with a small, intimate group of friends or alone while kicking back with a mellow album or movie.