About Royal Salute
Sometimes you just want to say to heck with the day and give everyone the middle finger, and depending on your upbringing, you might refer to this action as a “royal salute.” Crafted by Aficionado Seeds in Mendocino, California, the strain dubbed Royal Salute will mirror your carefree attitude with a cross between Royal Sour and Long Valley Secret Sauce. Slightly sativa-dominant in nature, this bud is great for the times when you want to perfectly balance energy with relaxation.
Royal Salute can be considered a moderately potent strain as she can sometimes top out at 23% THC, so newer users will want to tread carefully with her. Her flower is often quite small and dense and takes on a neon shade of green with thin pistils and glistening golden crystals. Both flavors and aromas are complex, to say the least, with a range of delicious and downright harsh notes involved. Many can easily point out vanilla, lemon, and a minty taste while hints of paint thinner and even hairspray sometimes poke their heads in to say hello. Newer smokers might be turned off quite a bit, but those who appreciate nuanced flavors could fall in love here.
Just as eclectic as her taste, the effects of Royal Salute can be quite varied as well. Most find that she offers a nice mixture of energy and relaxation along with the typical cerebral burst of joy that many come to find from hybrid strains. More often than not, individuals notice that their high is rather unfocused and although they could feel motivated to get outdoors with friends, that desire fades quickly into one of sedation. Depending on your tolerance, this bud could help you to sail through your afternoon with ease or it might be better reserved for the night time when you want to relax and unwind.
Aficionado Seeds is a very highly regarded operation and they take great pride in their seed selection, however, at times they are also open to sharing with others. A small selection of online retailers do have seeds of Royal Salute for sale, but keep in mind that they are pretty pricey. Home cultivators can expect her to mature in 9 to 10 weeks, although not much else is known about what she needs to thrive. If her plants are anything like her flower, we’d recommend investing in a smell proof system just in case.
Those who live in Northern California should keep a close eye out for this bud at their local dispensaries, as Royal Salute might not be around for much longer. She’s already seemingly limited in availability, and between her bold flavors and great effects, we wouldn’t be surprised if she was constantly sold out.