About Deep Chunk
Deep Chunk is a pure indica with strong sedative properties. Though originally cultivated and stabilized in Northern California, it has its origins in potent Afghani landrace genetics. Deep Chunk is the brainchild of breeder Tom Hill, who has stabilized varieties like X18 and Pine Tar Kush. Deep Chunk has bag appeal to spare, with colorful, eye-catching flowers and a complex, crowd-pleasing aroma. All of this aesthetic appeal does not detract from the strain’s sleepy potency: its THC levels have been measured at between 11% and 20%.
Flowers of Deep Chunk are true to their name, clinging together in dense, chunky formations. These buds have the solid structure typically associated with indicas, and the broad leaves curly tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves on these medium-sized buds are a dark, mossy green threaded through with vibrant orange pistils. Frequently, phenotypes of Deep Chunk also boast shades of blue and purple in their leaves; these cool hues are the result of pigments called anthocyanins in the bud’s genetics, which become activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, a coating of silvery white trichomes covers the inner and outer of surfaces of these dense nuggets, making them very difficult to break up without the use of a grinder.
When properly cured, Deep Chunk’s flower have a musky, earthy aroma, tinged by some toasted chocolate notes. Lurking underneath is also the rich, woodsy scent of pine. Meanwhile, grinding up these sticky buds emits a hashy, incense-like odor, likely passed on from Afghani, as well as an astringent chemical tang. When combusted, Deep Chunk burns with a harsh and acrid smoke that can tickle the palate and sinuses, triggering coughing. On the exhale, this smoke has an earthy taste with some surprising hints of fruit.
Deep Chunk’s effects have a slow, creeping onset. Several minutes after enjoying its rich and flavorful smoke, users may begin to feel a pressure around the eyes and temples. This light throbbing soon gives way to relaxation, as a tingle spreads down from the neck and through the core. While some may find this strong, almost dissociative feeling of physical relaxation overwhelming, in the right set and setting, it can be all that’s needed to unwind. Deep Chunk may lead to a trippy mindset in which certain sights and sounds take on a more intense dimension than they otherwise might. Many smokers also report a powerful sense of time dilation. This spacey edge can be a great way to enjoy psychedelic movies and music. Alternatively, this strain can be a great way to break the ice and mellow out with like-minded friends in social situations. If you consume Deep Chunk, don’t plan on accomplishing much; as the high wears on or as dosage is increased, couch-lock becomes much more likely, allowing users to melt into their surroundings as the outside world recedes into the background. Because of its mostly sedative, spaced-out vibes, Deep Chunk is more appropriate for evening and nighttime than for daytime and afternoon use.
Deep Chunk’s potent effects can also have applications for medical cannabis patients. Its sedation has the ability to temporarily numb the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Additionally, it can act as an effective analgesic for deep-seated aches and pains as well as minor irritations like headaches and nausea. In high enough doses, Deep Chunk can lure even insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep. Because it does not bring about intense, recursive thinking, this strain is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Breeder Tom Hill has made limited quantities of Deep Chunk’s seeds available for sale online. Alternatively, home growers can obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical clones. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branches; growers should regularly prune away any broad, light-blocking fan leaves in order to encourage the growth of flowering nodes on lower branches. Deep Chunk flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in September when grown outdoors. It rewards patient growers with a high yield of flowers.
Somewhat difficult to come by, Deep Chunk is worth snatching up if spotted on dispensary shelves for its luxuriously sleepy properties.