Capers is an indica-dominant hybrid with roots in Southeast Asia. This pungent strain is derived from a Burmese Kush and offers some heavily sedative effects. Best reserved for relaxing nighttime use, Capers is, in fact, unlikely to inspire the user to set off on any wild capers, instead of lending itself to calm, introspective settings. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 19%.
Capers stands out with impressively large flowers that maintain a rounded, chunky shape. The buds take after their indica Kush parent with a compact, densely-packed structure. The tightly-coiled leaves are a mossy green, although occasionally, phenotypes will show off dark purplish buds; these striking purple hues come about due to anthocyanin pigments, which are activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, Capers’ flowers are twisted through with dark brown pistils and covered in cloudy white trichomes.
Capers at once gives off a dank, earthy aroma, redolent of a musty basement. A second whiff reveals some woodsy notes of oak and pine as well. Grinding up or picking apart these flowers releases a sour skunky odor. When it’s burnt, Capers gives off a harsh smoke that may sting the eyes and sinuses. This thick smoke tastes sour and piney on the exhale.
True to its indica lineage, Capers is a creeper that may take 10 or 15 minutes before revealing its weighty high. Eventually, smokers are struck by a heavy feeling in the head, punctuated by a pressure in the temples and a possible increase in salivation. As these strange sensations become more familiar, consumers are likely to notice some changes to their perception; slight auditory distortions are commonly reported and a flattening of visual depth -- especially when it comes to mobile phones and other device screens -- is also possible. Those who are so inclined can embrace this psychedelic edge by enhancing the mood with a favorite album or an absorbing movie. As time passes (or as dosage is increased), Capers’ tingle of relaxation slowly turns into a dull roar, with the smoker’s limbs and eyelids weighed down in equal measure. Users who may have been active or mobile may be seized by the desire to take a load off and indulge in something passive like binge-watching. At this point, kicked-back consumers may feel a release from muscular tension or a capacity for deep breathing as the stressors and cares of the day fade into the background. Couchlock is certainly possible under the right conditions, and those toking Capers in public settings may want to keep the bud’s overpowering sedation in mind before smoking a second or third bowl. Properly relaxed users may even be lulled into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Because of its mostly sleepy vibes, Capers is recommended for end-of-day or nighttime use.
Capers can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its deep, therapeutic relaxation can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It may also soothe physical pain, whether it’s chronic and condition-related or a minor inflammation like a headache. Insufficiently laid-back circumstances, Capers can even counteract insomnia, granting a restful sleep. Because it is not likely to bring about the kind of intense cerebral mindset that can lead to paranoia, Capers is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Capers are not available for sale online. Instead, prospective home growers should seek out clippings of mature, healthy plants of the strain that can be fostered as genetically identical “clones.” Once obtained, Capers can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to be on the short and bushy side and may call for occasional trimming. Those looking to highlight any possible purple hues should briefly expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average. Capers flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Capers’ luxurious high is a great way to end a stressful day or week of work. It’s a fun strain to enjoy for a long, introspective solo session.