About Blue Sky
Blue Sky is a indica-dominant hybrid with a sedative power to match its eye-catching bag appeal. Although its creators remain a mystery, it is a cross between LSD and flavor-engineered Rocky Mountain Blueberry. This strain offers a strong physical sedation that appeals to indica fans, but with an added sativa spark. It has all the psychedelic potency of its parent strains, along with a complex spicy berry flavor profile. Blue Sky has a THC content that’s been measured at between 13% and 19%.
Blue Sky sets itself apart with medium to large-sized buds that hold a tapered, spade-like shape -- no surprise, considering that distinctive parent strain LSD is known for oddly triangular-shaped flowers. The strain’s leaves hold together in the dense and hard bud structure typical of predominantly indica varieties. Leaves themselves are a mossy green and are shot through with vibrant red pistils. Many phenotypes of Blue Sky also actually have patches of blue in their leaves; these dynamic hues are the result of pigments called anthocyanins in the plant’s genetics. When excited colder than average temperatures, these pigments trigger shades of blue and purple in a process similar to the changing of foliage in autumn due to falling chlorophyll levels. These already-colorful flowers are also dotted with translucent silvery trichomes, giving them a very sticky texture.
When properly cured, flowers of Blue Sky burst with a sweet blueberry tang passed on from Rocky Mountain Blueberry. On closer inspection, there are also some herbal and piney notes that keep the berry scent from seeming overly sweet. Breaking up or grinding the flowers yields some musky and earthy hints. When combusted, Blue Sky burns with a smooth smoke that tastes fruity and slightly floral on the exhale. Those expecting these violet flowers to taste like grape may be disappointed, though -- the terpene compounds that dictate the bud’s flavor have no correspondence with the pigments that determine its color.
Blue Sky works quickly for an indica, beginning as a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples. This sensation is accompanied by a sudden enhancement of the senses, with sights, sounds, and even tastes taking on interesting new dimensions (and in fact, smokers may be particularly drawn to experimenting with different taste combinations, as this strain can be a powerful appetite stimulant). While Blue Sky also exerts some mental effects, these are more on the order of free-associative thinking than of intense cerebral analysis. This hazy mindset makes this a great strain for watching a trippy movie or participating in a rambling and giddy conversation with some good friends. Ultimately, Blue Sky leaves its users relaxed if not entirely incapacitated, making it great for some active socializing or unwinding. Enjoy this bud during the afternoon or early evening -- just don’t plan on harnessing any kind of productivity after you toke.
Blue Sky may have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its capacity to bring about somatic relaxation can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re chronic and deep-seated or only temporary. Some anti-inflammatory effects can also take care of irritations like headaches and nausea. Blue Sky’s overall mellow vibes can even temporarily relieve the troubling symptoms of stress and depression. Because it is unlikely to bring about paranoid, recursive thinking, this strain may be a good option for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
No commercial breeders have taken responsibility for Blue Sky’s creation or stabilization. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from reputable breeders in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Although there is little information available about specific best practices for Blue Sky’s cultivation, we know that it can be grown indoors or outdoors in a warm, semi-humid climate. Those looking to bring out the strain’s signature blue hues should also expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins.
Take a cue from this strain’s name and enjoy it while having a picnic or taking a high under a cloudless blue sky. If that’s not quite your speed, Blue Sky is just as enjoyable while hanging at home and unwinding after a long day of work.