Crystal is an award-winning powerhouse strain that’s a combination between well-known heavy hitters Northern Lights and White Widow. The plant is bushy yet tall, leaning slightly towards indica (60/40) and producing powerful buds that contain as much as 25% THC. The strain goes down with sticky-delicious confidence and comes out smooth and sweet. It’s hugely effective at nudging out racing thoughts and negative feelings. Continue reading to learn more about the award-winning Crystal strain and its unique effects.
The Crystal flavor combines pine and fruit terpenes for a refreshing inhale while the smoke smells like pine but with a touch of gas. If you enjoy sugary yet pungent strains, Crystal might be your new favorite. The strain even won the Highlife Cup in 2002, which is the prestigious Netherlands competition that pits the classiest strains against each other for dominance in different classes. Coming out on top, even just once, is why Crystal speaks for itself.
The high of this strain starts a little slow, but as it creeps in, Crystal invigorates its users from their brains, out through their necks, and into their limbs. Consumers love this strain for its ability to calm nerves and quell troubled thoughts while warming them up all over. If you find yourself racing, anxious, and negative, Crystal could prove to be a calming companion.
The plant itself grows in a bushy sativa-like structure that also grows substantially in its final phases (up to 200cm), producing a space-dependent high-yielder that experienced growers will really be able to utilize. Its buds are large and sticky, coated in white crystals and red pistils. The strain is suited to warm climates and produces around 22 oz of bud outside and 15 oz inside. Expect a harvest in the first week or two of October if you decide to let Crystal run wild.
Despite its euphoria-inducing, calming presence and fruity yet pungent flavors, Crystal is known to cause dry mouth and eyes. Keeping water and the occasional snack on-hand will not be a mistake as you let Crystal work its magic. It’s not going to come on strong and fast, but give it a minute and Crystal has potentially one of the most invigorating highs around. This cerebral and smooth smoke goes wonderful with late afternoons relaxing with loved ones or by yourself – pair this strain with a good movie you don’t mind sleeping through and you’ll find out why it’s been winning awards for 20 years now.