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About Peaches and Cream
Peaches and Cream is a sativa-leaning phenotype of staple strain Skunk. It improves on the latter’s aroma with a more fruity, crowd-pleasing flavor profile. Cultivated by Big Buddha Seeds, the same growers who have created Blue Cheese and Buddha Haze, Peaches and Cream has mostly upbeat and stimulating effects. Its THC content has been measured at between
This memorable strain stands out right away with medium to large-sized flowers. The buds adhere in an elongated, tapered formation, somewhat like miniature pinecones. They also have a seemingly indica bud structure, with a dense core and closely-packed leaves. The leaves themselves are a mottled mix of dark and pale green and are set off by neon orange pistils. Peaches and Cream’s flowers are finished off by a dense covering of sticky, translucent trichomes.
As you might anticipate, flowers of Peaches and Cream have a distinct peach aroma when properly cured. This fruity scent is accented by some sweet and flowery basenotes. When broken apart or ground up, these buds have more of a tangy, almost fermented odor, somewhat like rotting leaves. They burn with a smooth and extremely palatable smoke and have a smooth, silky mouthfeel on the exhale with just a hint of vanilla
For a sativa-dominant strain, Peaches and Cream has a surprisingly slow onset. Some five to 10 minutes after toking, consumers are struck by feelings of heaviness in the head. This sensation may be marked by an increased pulse around the temples and lower forehead and by slight stimulation of the salivary glands. Cognitive changes follow, with users immersed in a kind of fast-paced, freely-associative mindset. Ideas or concepts (or even objects) that might not otherwise be interesting may suddenly occupy the smoker’s attention. This cerebral can be great for working on detailed, complicated tasks or on more open-ended creative pursuits. Alternatively, the strain’s mental action can simply provide some nice entertainment for those working on mundane tasks like laundry. In social situations, meanwhile, Peaches and Cream has a tendency to amplify internal monologues, leading to easy conversation among friends and even strangers.
After about an hour, some subtle feelings of relaxation creep in. Smokers may feel their eyelids and limbs weighed down in equal measure and may want to opt out of any extended physical exertion. If dosage is increased, this sedation can become even stronger. Fortunately for those who are trying to be productive, Peaches and Cream’s acute head high persists, allowing for lucid conversation and concentration if need be. Because of gradual decline in energy levels, Peaches and Cream is recommended for toking later on in the day or early in the evening.
Peaches and Cream’s wide-reaching effects can have several benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. The amped-up thinking that comes with its onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on a single task. The strain’s easygoing mood may also alleviate symptoms of stress and depression, albeit only temporarily. Physical applications include chronic pain relief as well as anti-inflammatory effects that may take the sting out of everyday afflictions like cramps and nausea. Unfortunately, because Peaches and Cream can bring about recursive and potentially paranoid ways of thinking, it is not the best option for patients who are predisposed to panic or anxiety.
While breeder Big Buddha has made seeds of Peaches and Cream available online in the past, they do not appear to be consistently stocked. Prospective home growers should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to foster “clones.” These can be grown indoors or outdoors in a hot, humid climate. Those growing indoors may want to keep these plants’ branchy height under control with regular pruning. Peaches and Cream begins to flower after about 9 to 10 weeks.
A must-try for both indica and sativa fans, Peaches and Cream is an excellent mid-day smoke. Its signature flavor may also stoke the interest of terpene connoisseurs.