The Scoop: This Amsterdam classic and true Hybrid developed from a skunky, hazed out Reclining Buddha, and a tropically-flavored Afghani Hawaiian to become the famous coffeeshop classic, Buddha’s Sister. Providing an elevated mindset and a zen-like perspective, Buddha’s Sister is great for relieving stress caused by those daily activities, otherwise known as existing in the modern world.
The Result: Like a mystical Indonesian surf spot, her tropical terpene profile and well-balanced cannabinoid content provide a sense of awe and relaxation. And, like the annual migration of would-be professional surfers to the handful of over publicized “secret spots” that dot the surf-rich islands of Sumatra and Java, this strain can catch the uninitiated “Pro” off-guard.
The Verdict: Thanks to its Afghani Hawaiian lineage, the strain’s scent profile most often encompasses the floral, wood, and earth columns of the average marijuana terpene chart. Generally associated with a high Linalool terpene content, Buddha’s Sister is also known for its elevated Humulene terpenes, which benefits consumers with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Regardless of whether it’s for recreational or medical purposes, Buddha’s Sister provides an enlightened path to Nirvana.
Type: Indica-dominant hybrid – 60% Indica; 40% Sativa
Also Known As: Soma Skunk V+
Genetics: Reclining Buddha x Afghani Hawaiian
How Stoned Will You Get: 9/10
Average THC: 17%
Average Price Per ⅛: $40
Awards: 1st place IC420 Growers Cup 08’; 2nd place High Times Cannabis Cup 02’
The Science: Reclining Buddha’s incredibly spicy hazed-out profile was hit with pollen from an Afghani Hawaiian male to accentuate and elevate the berry-haze flavors.
Appearance: Buddha’s Sister produces golf ball sized buds that resemble diamonds. Look for dark green flowers highlighted with accents of deep blue and magenta — it’s nothing short of stunning. Her delicate orange pistils protrude from her colorful body as if they were warning beacons in the night. When properly cultivated and cured, this strain maintains a voracious crystal content with plenty of mature trichomes sparkling like stars in the nighttime sky.
Consistency: Buddha’s Sister has a slightly drier consistency at first touch, but as soon as you break into her THC-laced flower she excretes her resinous super glue like crystals. Dense, sticky, and ready plow your anxieties and stress into submission, Buddha’s Sister might require some freshly cleaned scissors or a good grinder to adequately shred this “tasty” bad girl into a manageable smoke!
Scent: Releasing her inspired and hazy aroma, mixed with a swiss cheese scent, Buddha’s Sister is praised for her pineapple-like fragrance, and is commonly attributed with transporting its consumers to a higher spiritual plane of existence. After breaking into her nuggets, you can smell a sweet mango aroma that is followed by a spicy, coconut, limeade-like aroma that tickles your nostrils. After firing up, the scent of Buddha’s Sister leaves a tropical signature wafting through the air for all to enjoy.
Taste: Ripping a hit off the joint, you can taste her skunky, spicy, lemony, ginger candy-like flavor. On the exhale, you can taste her sweeter side with hints of mango, kiwi, papaya, and cantaloupe.
Effect: Buddha’s Sister is known for providing a relaxing, zen-like experience; one that transports her consumers down the path of enlightenment while simultaneously delivering spiritual bliss and increased empathy. For those skilled in the meditative arts, this strains helps the subconscious mind access and understand the four noble truths of Buddhist teachings.
Strain Background: Buddhas’ Sister is more than just a “staple” at the many coffee shops in Amsterdam, she’s one of the best sellers at the best coffeeshop in Holland.
Medical Uses: Buddha’s Sister mitigates discomfort caused by common headaches, alleviates sleeplessness as a result of insomnia, lifts the cloud of depression, reduces nagging pain and daily anxiety.
Growth and Seed Info
Note: Available in both standard or feminize seeds
Pros: Flavor, fragrance, buzz/high
Cons: Yield/flower output
Original Breeder: Soma Seeds
Current Breeder: Soma Seeds
Known Phenotypes: Indica-dominant phenotypes
Seed Bank of Choice: Amsterdam seed bank
Flowering Time: 2-2.5 months after light cycle change
Flowering Type: Fast/Indica
Growth Height: 5 – 6 feet
Expected Yield: 1 – 1.5 lbs. per 1,000 W HPS Light
Garden Skill Level: Advanced
Related Strains: Super Skunk, Super Silver Haze, Genius, P75, Blueberry, Bubba Kush
Breeder Quote/Advice: SOG, LST, Top for max yields
(Main photo courtesy of Gil Mota)
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