Super Skunk is an Indica-dominant cannabis strain with potent body effects. Its parent, Skunk #1, is a reliable and legendary strain that first created Shiva Skunk. Three years later came Super Skunk, which the breeder, Sensei Seeds, calls the first hybrid breeding project with Afghani roots. The breeder says that Super Skunk adds potency, weight, and flavor to Skunk #1 and Shiva Skunk.
The company continues its experiments in Afghan hybrids, as do other companies in the U.S. and abroad. Breeders are chasing the dream of a perfect Afghani genotype that matches Skunk #1. Their passion stems from Skunk #1’s global influence since the 1970s and it's crosses that span generations including Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold.
Super Skunk inherits its parent’s aromatic values, which people call skunk due to its overwhelming resemblance to the black and white woodland creature. Others say that the smell is like cheese or the fungus underside of a rock. People describe the smoke as clean and the taste as sweet.
Super Skunk is green in color, but some people have noticed undertones of orange and brown. Buds are dense with short trichromes, the hair, outgrowths, or appendages on the plant. Some say the skunky smell reminds them of ammonia while others say Super Skunk has fruity notes of pomegranate and cranberry. The pleasant effects are short-acting to medium-acting, for about 90 minutes.
The heavy, Indica-style body buzz is good for medical users. You can use it all times of day for pain relief. Use it at night to calm anxiety and alleviate insomnia. People with headaches and cramps also use the relaxing cannabis strain.
For recreational users, the strain with the distinctive smell of skunk is something to get excited about as it may put you into a spacey state or a euphoric zone. People with all tolerance levels should find something to like in the strain.
The THC level is above normal at 19 percent and at 2.4 percent, the CBD level is high, making it suitable for the more serious medical conditions such as seizures. People with trouble eating, such as those with chemotherapy-induced nausea, may like this strain as it is known to boost the appetite.
Super Skunk has not changed much since the early 1990's when it was originally released and it has a reputation for being very strong and potent. Super Skunk has dense, thick buds and is not difficult to grow.
When growing indoors one can expect higher than average yields at roughly 15 ounces per square meter and a flowering time between 8 and 9 weeks. Outdoors, this strain is ready for harvest in mid- September with yields just over 21 ounces per square meter.