About Mother of Berries
While it’s not nearly as powerful as Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Berries is nevertheless a potent and appealing indica. This fruity bud was born of Blueberry genetics in Maine and found fast fame in Amsterdam with breeders TH Seeds thanks to its incredibly strong body stone and pleasantly sweet aroma. Mother of Berries (aka MOB) won the title of 2nd Best Indica in the 2016 High Times Cannabis Cup held in Irun, Spain. Its THC content has been measured at between 16% and 24%.
Mother of Berries stands out with eye-catching, well-formed flowers. These buds adhere in a tapered, pinecone-like formation. Their internal structure is characteristically indica, with compact, densely-packed leaves that curl tightly in war toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a patchwork of sage green and deep purple; these latter colors come about when cold weather in the late stages of plant growth activate pigments called anthocyanins. Finally, crystalline white trichomes cap off these already-colorful flowers, giving them a white sheen.
Mother of Berries is known for its signature aroma, which is fruity with very few traces of dankness. When properly cured, the flowers burst with the unmistakable scent of fresh blueberry. Hanging out underneath is a more mellow, musky smell like damp earth. Cracking the dense nuggets opens yields a skunky, cheesy tang. When burnt, MOB burns with an uncommonly smooth and palatable smoke. On the exhale, this smoke carries a light and sweet berry flavor.
With pure indica genetics, Mother of Berries is a true creeper and may take as long as 15 minutes before fully revealing itself to smokers. Eventually, it makes itself known with a slow warping of the senses; users describe an intensification of certain sounds, as well as odd visual distortions like a flattening of any depth or distance. Some also experience a powerful uncanny sense of time dilation. Trippy sensations like these can be boosted even further by setting a spacey mood with atmospheric music or a slow, visually engaging movie. It’s not long before this bud hits consumers with its trademark physical sedation. Smokers who may have been standing may find themselves suddenly seeking out some comfortable surface where they cn stretch out vertically. MOB weighs down limbs and eyelids in equal measure and can dissipate any muscular tension or tightness. This is certainly not a strain to enjoy before embarking on any activities that require physical exertion; it’s also bad for concentrating on complex, analytical tasks, although it may inspire creative bouts of daydreaming or brainstorming under the right conditions. At high enough doses, Mother of Berries has been known to incapacitate its fans, pinning them contentedly in place. It may even lull susceptible smokers into a deep, fulfilling sleep. Because of its deeply sedative properties, this strain is best enjoyed during a lazy day off or at night, especially just before bed.
Mother of Berries’ strong, almost narcotic effects can have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. It can temporarily numb the painful symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It may also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary or chronic and disease-related. MOB’s anti-inflammatory properties may also ease everyday discomforts like indigestion or headaches. As noted, this strain can even combat stubborn cases of insomnia. Because it is not likely to induce strong patterns of recursive thinking, Mother of Berries is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately, seeds of Mother of Berries are available for purchase directly through TH Seeds. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The strain’s plants tend to be short and bushy, and rarely exceed 3.5 feet; growers may need to occasionally prune away light-blocking fan leaves from nourishing any low-growing buds. Mother of Berries flowers within a very brief 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors. It offers growers a high yield of about 42 to 51 grams (or 1.5 to 1.8 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Very popular in its home state of Maine, Mother of Berries may be difficult to find elsewhere. It’s worth snatching up wherever it’s spotted, especially by indica fans or connoisseurs of fruity, smoothly-flavored cannabis.