The Indigo Strain wears its heritage proud in the name as a 100% pure Indica, not the most common combination. Growers love how hardy the plant is and users love the taste, which has a calming tea flavor with a little spicy aftertaste, a welcoming flavor for novices concerned about getting used to the skunkiness of other strains. Its effects bring on classic symptoms, complete with a warm sense of calm and an addicting bout of the munchies.
Growers love Indigo because the plant is so strong, but those looking to produce high yields quickly need to realize that Indigo takes a while to start growing. The sprouts come later than most strains, bringing the total growing time up to around 70 days, a little longer than average. However, you can expect this strain from Sativa Seedbank (they bred it from Afghani Landrace and North African Landrace strains) to produce 450 grams per square meter. The plants are strong, so you won’t likely lose any either. It also needs less vegetating than most strains.
Once the plant grows and flowers, you’ll be taken aback by its purple hue (even the trichomes are lavender-purple). The nugs are lumpy, like little violet pieces of popcorn, and the hairs grow into a rich amber color, thin and long. The aroma of these nugs recalls the herbs and fresh soil of the earth out in the country, with overtones of an almost spicy, wildflower scent. This carries over to the taste, which retains a floral sweetness and earthiness, finishing with a spicy-sweet flourish that will remind you of a nice herbal tea.
When it burns, Indigo starts your high out gradually but rewards you with a sense of happy calm for many hours, possibly owing to Indigo retaining 2% CBD. This strain provides a brilliant state of relaxation to people that need to control troublesome mood swings or fight chronic fatigue. An inability to relax can cause you to stress out chronically, which leads to feeling burnt out on busy days. A session of mellowing out with Indigo gives your body and mind a break.
If you have stress-related insomnia, potentially related to a depression or fatigue issue, you can hang out with Indigo for a while (even hours) to get the relief you need to drift off to sleep. However, we should mention that Indigo doesn’t have a full sedating effect that puts you to sleep against your will or can solve a particularly bad insomnia problem. Still, relaxing with the wild florals and earthy-sweet tea flavors of Indigo combines with mood-stabilizing and stress-reducing effects to bring you to a kicked back state. Keep in mind that you’ll be overtaken by munchies for hours on Indigo, so keep a steady stream of snacks coming while you lay back and enjoy mellowing out.