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About Sirius Black
Although it shares its name with a mysterious Harry Potter character, the strain Sirius Black is purportedly named for its deep, dark purple coloring. A growing operation calling themselves the Oregon Breeders Group has taken responsibility for this strain, claiming that it was originally conceived in Portland in the 1980s under the auspices of the so-called Sirius Black Project; Oregon Breeders Group has not revealed Sirius Black’s genetics, though. Whatever the truth of its origins, this fragrant strain has serious bag appeal and an enduring body high to boot. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 25%.
Whether or not Sirius Black is really named for its very dark flowers, they’re certainly impressive. Genuine-article buds of the strain are medium to large in size and adhere in tapered, pinecone-like formations. They maintain a characteristically indica structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a deep, uniform purple, almost indigo, with very few traces of green. The unusual shade is due to a very high concentration of pigments called anthocyanins. Finally, yellowish pistils and cloudy, translucent trichomes cover all visible surfaces of these stunning flowers.
Sirius Black has a predominantly sweet aroma with fruity overtones. Notes of grape and berry mingle with an underlying woodsy scent, giving the overall impression of potpourri. Grinding up these buds intensifies their earthy tang. Sirius Black gives off a very smooth and easily ingested smoke when burnt in a pipe or a joint. This thick smoke tastes floral and fruity on the exhale.
For prospective home growers living in Oregon, Oregon Breeders Group may be able to provide seeds and clones of Sirius Black through their facebook page. There is little information publicly available on best practices for growing this strain, but like many hybrids, it can be grown either indoors or outdoors in a hot, humid climate. Furthermore, Oregon Breeders Group claims that Sirius Black’s purple color can be achieved through typical growing protocol and does not require gardeners to “cold-shock” their crops by exposing them to lower than average nighttime temperatures.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Oregon, be sure to grab a bit of this impressive bud wherever you find it. Its thorough high and flavorful smoke makes it a must-try for indica lovers and for terpene connoisseurs.