About Walter White
Nowhere near as sinister or intimidating as its fictional namesake, Walter White is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid. Created by the UK-based Mephisto Genetics, Walter White is an attempt to improve on the high resin production of The White by crossing it with an unspecified sativa. What results is a tasty bud with buzzy, heady effects. Its THC levels have been measured at between 15% and 21%.
Walter White is marked by large, chunky flowers that have surprisingly irregular forms. These exceptional buds look more like fluffy clouds than like any of the more conventional botanical shapes like spheres or spades. The seafoam green leaves are clustered densely together and are twisted through with hairy, dark brown pistils. True to their name, Walter White’s buds are also coated in an exceptionally high volume of translucent white trichomes, making their leaves appear very pale from a distance.
When properly cured, Walter White’s flowers carry a dank, earthy scent. On closer inspection, there are also some zesty hints of citrus. Meanwhile, grinding up the amorphous buds releases the fragrance of fresh pine. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Walter White gives off a thick, acrid smoke that may tickle the palate and sinuses. This smoke tastes like a combination of pine and citrus on the exhale and finishes with a creamy mouthfeel. Smokers who’d like to maintain discretion should beware that this bud can be a very pungent smoke; some odor control precautions may be required.
Like many other strong sativas, Walter White hits quickly, exerting a pressure around the eyes and temples. Many smokers also note a flushing in their cheeks and an increase in salivation. Within short order, though, these odd sensations morph into an upbeat and active mental stimulation. Thoughts may flow in a freely-associative monologue and may occupy more of the consumer's attention than they otherwise might. Such unyielding focus makes this strain a good way to accomplish a mountain of work, whether you’re executing complex analytical tasks or simply running some errands. Walter White can also lift mental inhibitions, thereby facilitating creativity for any freewheeling, open-ended projects. Luckily, this bud’s stimulation tends to be more grounded and calm than that of many other sativas, allowing users to carry on lucid conversations and move about their daily agendas as usual. Walter White may be especially welcome in social situations, where it can break the ice, sparking conversations and camaraderie among like-minded companions. While the high’s latter half comes with a subtle physical relaxation, this body high is not nearly strong enough to couchlock smokers or to derail their built-up motivation. As such, Walter White is best enjoyed as a wake-and-bake treat or an afternoon pick-me-up. If consumed before bed, it’s likely to keep smokers wide awake.
Walter White can also have many applications for medical cannabis patients. It may help sustain focus and concentrations for those with attention deficit disorders. Its buzzy properties can also temporarily take the edge off of the gloom of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, the strain may also stoke hunger, making it an effective appetite suppressant for those who struggle with appetite. Some relief from mild irritations like headaches and nausea is possible as well. Because its cerebral onset can be very intense and disorienting in the wrong circumstances, Walter White is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Fortunately for home growers, Mephisto has made seeds of Walter White available for sale online. It can be successfully cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for as semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants of the strain tend to be short and bushy, rarely exceeding 3 feet in height. Walter White flowers within a long 10 to 11 weeks when grown outdoors. Once flowering begins, growers may need to support the blooming colas with wooden stakes to keep the overburdened branches from drooping too much.
Strong and long-lasting, Walter White is a strain sure to impress even experienced and jaded sativa fans. Its high resin output can also be very valuable in the production of hash and other THC concentrates.