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About X Tra Chz
X Tra Chz is a balanced hybrid with some serious bag appeal. The strain, whose name is a phonetic rendering of “extra cheese,” is a cross between Cheese #1 and Cheese Bomb, both of which are incredibly pungent. X Tra Chz follows suit, with a bold aroma and colorful flowers to boot. With a well-rounded and long-lasting high, this strain’s THC content has been measured at between a modest 10% and 16%.
X Tra Chz is marked by flowers that are medium in size and hold a chunky, roughly spherical shape. The buds maintain a mostly indica structure, with solid and well-defined edges and a dense core. The small, curling leaves are a yellowish green and are twisted through with fewer than average pistils. Some phenotypes of X Tra Chz also show off bold patches of blue and purple in their leaves. These eye-catching buds are capped off by a layer of translucent, amber-colored trichomes.
The aroma that wafts up from this pungent strain may be something of an acquired taste. X Tra Chz has distinct top notes of tangy cheese; some consumers also compare the scent to that of dirty socks. Grinding up or breaking apart these flowers, meanwhile, yields more of a sweet and skunky odor. When X Tra Chz is combusted in a pipe or a joint, all these smells mingle to yield a very stinky and sour smoke that may cause eyes to water. On the exhale, this smoke has a cheesy and slightly sweet flavor.
X Tra Chz has a high that takes hold quickly, unleashing a sudden headrush. This may come with strange sensations like an increased pulse near the temples and some flushing in the cheeks. Eventually, these effects die down, leaving smokers immersed in an altered headspace. This strain’s mental effects can manifest as a kind of tuned-in, cerebral thinking that can be great for getting all kinds of work done. Alternatively, this high can provide some much-needed entertainment throughout an agenda consisting of boring chores or errands. Consumers may also experience some trippy changes in sensory perception, like a feeling of time dilation or a flattening of depth perspective. If X Tra Chz is shared in social situations, all this buzzy energy can set the stage for friendly vibes and free-flowing conversation.
After about an hour (or even sooner, if intake is increased), X Tra Chz starts to exert some physical properties to complement its palpable head high. Users’ limbs and eyelids may start to droop in equal measure, making any extended physical labor increasingly difficult. Although X Tra Chz’s earlier mental clarity may still be present, smokers are more likely to lose motivation to get anything important done as they succumb to the strain’s body stone. Because of this slow decrescendo into relaxation, X Tra Chz is recommended for consumption starting in late afternoon or evening.
X Tra Chz’s balance between physical and mental can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. The cerebral rush that comes with its onset may help those with attention deficit disorders to stay tuned in on one task at a time. Its elevated mood may also temporarily soothe the difficult symptoms of stress and depression. X Tra Chz can also dull physical pain, whether it’s due to chronic conditions or to minor, everyday inflammation. If smokers are in a properly relaxed set and setting, they may even find relief from insomnia thanks to this strain’s sedative lull. Because its fast-paced mental effects can veer into paranoia in some circumstances, X Tra Chz should be consumed with caution by those who are prone to panic or anxiety.
Seeds of this hard-to-find strain are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to grow X Tra Chz at home should obtain clippings from a source who has access to mature, healthy plants of the strain. These clippings can be propagated as “clones” and may be grown indoors or outdoors in a hot, humid climate. Although not much information is available on best growing practices for this specific variety of cannabis, its indica-influenced flowers imply that plants grow short and bushy and that they have a brief flowering timeline of about 8 to 9 weeks. Because this cheesy strain can be very pungent even during its vegetative stage, indoor gardeners may want to invest in some odor control measures like carbon air filters.
Although its scent isn’t for everyone, this potent strain can be an appealing choice for indica and sativa lovers alike.