It seems as if landrace strains are becoming more and more rare, and although breeders at The Landrace Team are stoked about Kerala, it’s fabled that this bud isn’t even around anymore. Many know her by the name Idukki, a pure sativa that’s bred in the Indian district of the same name. Complex flavors and tons of energy have made this a highly sought after bud.
Although specific potency levels have never been fully disclosed, Kerala is rather strong when it comes to her effects, leading many to believe she’s well within the 20% range. Buds are bright with a lime green shade and tend to be narrow in appearance. The flavors and aromas this strain emits are simply breathtaking, incorporating mint, spice, menthol, earth, lemon, and even apple for a fragrant bouquet that entices you quickly.
Perhaps the best word to use when describing Kerala is active, as this high will have you craving the great outdoors in no time at all. As any pure sativa would, you’ll experience a rush of energy that’s similar to drinking an energy beverage - without all the extra crap. Creativity and focus soar here, making Kerala a nice choice for a day at work or tackling a project around the house. Many tend to get rather giggly and arousal is not uncommon while high either.
Given that Kerala brings such a boost of joy to your mental state, it’s no wonder that medical patients turn to her for fast relief when it comes to depression and stress. It’s not an exaggeration to say that you’ll have a new outlook on life thanks to this bud, and if you suffer from physical pain she’s also got your back. Above all else, individuals who often have low energy levels and fight fatigue may choose Kerala as their morning substance of choice.
Whether or not this strain is available for you to grow at home is still up in the air, but if you do happen to get the opportunity for home cultivation, keep in mind that she can be tricky. Kerala is a hearty plant that can withstand a range of environmental issues, but at the same time growers need to closely pay attention to her needs. Taking up to 14 weeks to fully mature, it may be a strain that ends up being worth your while - or not.
Keep a close eye out for this bud when you visit your local dispensary, but honestly don’t get your hopes up too much. Many people believe that Kerala has been wiped out from the face of the planet, but whether that’s true or not isn’t clear. At the very least, some hybrids should be available that will at least give you a taste of her incredible genetics.