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About Fraggle Rock
“Dance your cares away / worries for another day” -- the theme song from Jim Henson’s popular series Fraggle Rock do a great job of describing the vibe from the strain named in its honor. Fraggle Rock is a cross between Sour Cream and Tahoe OG. It imparts a well-balanced high with a complex, crowd-pleasing aroma. Its THC level has been measured at between 14% and 21%.
Fraggle Rock is marked by solid, medium-sized buds that adhere in a rounded, bullet-like formation. The buds maintain a characteristically indica silhouette, dense and compact, with tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves are a dark shade of forest green but are often punctuated by flashes of pale purple; these surprising hues come about when anthocyanin pigments are stimulated by colder than average weather during the growing process. Finally, orange pistils wind their way through these already-colorful flowers and translucent white trichomes dot all visible surfaces.
Fraggle Rock’s buds give off a deeply dank, earthy scent, redolent of fermented vegetable matter. Hanging out underneath are some sweet, fruity scents. Grinding up or cracking up the buds results in a hashy, spicy kick, paying testament to the strain’s Kush backbone. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Fraggle Rock gives off a smooth and rich smoke. This smoke tastes sweet and somewhat herbal on the exhale, similar to hybrid favorite Jack Herer.
Fraggle Rock tends to assert itself quickly, exerting some increased blood pressure in the face and resulting in a slight throbbing around the temples. What follows is an uptick in cerebral thinking, with otherwise unremarkable ideas taking on a new dimension or gravity. Smokers may also find their thoughts moving from one to the next in previously unthought-of associations. This sudden mental activity can be a great way to plow through a to-do list, whether it consists or detailed, analytical tasks or mundane chores. Fraggle Rock’s fast-moving head high can also inspire chattiness, making it a good way to facilitate conversation and camaraderie in social settings. As some time passes, though, these brain-focused effects begin to meld into a thorough body high. Waves of relaxation roll down through the core and limbs, undoing any persistent knots of physical tension and facilitating deep, therapeutic breathing. As this point, lucid conversation and concentration are still possible, but any initial motivation to get things done is likely to give way to a more slow-moving, lazy sedation. Passive pursuits like snacking and binge-watching can be enjoyed, as can activities that involve both mind and body, like exercise, gaming, and even sex. If dosage is increased, prepare for some weightiness in the limbs and eyelids alike, along with the serious possibility and couchlock. Because it slowly transitions from energy to relaxation, Fraggle Rock is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.
Fraggle Rock’s versatile properties can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its early feeling of focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on a single task. Its subtle euphoria can also temporarily treat mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Fraggle Rock’s body high, meanwhile, can soothe physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties can take care of everyday irritations like cramps or headaches. Because its early cerebral properties can result in some recursive, obsessive thinking, it is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Seeds of Fraggle Rock are not available for sale online; those looking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings from mature plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” It can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Whether in or out, Fraggle Rock’s hardy genetics make it particularly resistant to mold. Gardeners looking to bring out the plant’s eye-catching purple hues should briefly expose their crops to nighttime temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below average. Fraggle Rock flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
Fraggle Rock can be a great way to enhance some hang time with a small group of like-minded friends. It’s an excellent smoke for closing out a long day or week of work.