The Scoop: Seemingly inspired by the Grateful Dead’s lengthy and epic space jam of the same name, Dark Star has become the strain of choice for both fans of the late Jerry Garcia and those looking to take an ethereal trip to Terrapin Station. A crisp, Indica-dominant combination of Purple Kush and Mazar I Sharif, Dark Star provides a smooth trip through the Galaxy of Kush. Originally bred in Amsterdam by T.H.Seeds, Dark Star is a galactic inspiration.
The Result: “Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis.” ~ Grateful Dead. The ghost of Jerry lives on in this relaxing, jovial strain that’s ideal for self-reflection and connecting with the universe.
The Verdict: Dark Star lives up to its reputation and namesake by providing crazy bag appeal, soaring effects, a sweet flavor and delectable scent. Defying more than just Newton’s law of gravity, Dark Star’s cannabinoids create a gravitational pull on the human psyche — sucking out the negative energy while soothing the mind, body, and soul.
Type: Indica ( 70% Indica / 30% Sativa )
Genetics: Purple Kush x Mazar I Sharif
How Stoned Will You Get: 8
Average THC: 28.7%
Average Price Per ⅛: $40
The Science: A well-known Indica with a hashy flavor and bountiful yields, Dark Star is a cross between the legendary afghani strain Mazar I Sharif and Purple Kush. Providing one of the higher CBD profiles found in an Indica-dominant strain, and helping to explain its sedative effect, Dark Star’s total CBD was found to be 0.08%.
Appearance: Wrapped in a bluish-purple hue and dusted with trichomes, Dark Star enjoys an incredibly dense flower structure. With her spiky calyxes, peach-colored pistils, and maroon frosting, this flower’s otherworldly characteristics are nothing short of mystifying. Like a meteor shower streaking through the nighttime sky, Dark Star proudly embraces her streaks of blue, purple, orange, and green.
Consistency: Dense and loaded with a sticky blanket of resinous trichomes, Dark Star is a known hash making strain. While scissors will work fine in breaking this strain up, a grinder would definitely make things considerably easier.
Scent: Dark Star has an overpowering piney scent that radiates fast from the bud to your nose, almost stinging the nostrils and lingering for several moments. Providing a heady and hashy aroma, Dark Star follows the pine scent with a warm chestnut aroma. Far from being the most fragrant herb on your dispensary’s shelf, she’s a delight none the less.
Taste: Dark Star coats your mouth with a rich and creamy full-melt flavor and leaves a taste in your mouth like you just smoked some old school Afghani hash. Sweet and powerful, the initial hit of flavor is followed by the plant’s overpowering terpenes. With hints of pine, a blast of skunk and roasted chestnut undertones, the inhale is all hash, pine, and nuts — the exhale is straight hash.
Effect: Dark Star is known for its strong Indica effects and mild CBD profile that creeps into the subconscious mind approximately 10 minutes after smoking. Allowing for a relaxed state of mind, Dark Star soothes aching and sore muscles and kills/alleviates pain. Great for winding down at the end of a long day – as well as sleep – Dark Star is also great for relieving nausea and menstrual cramps. For those looking to stimulate their appetite, this herb is a champ!
Strain Background: Dark Star was originally born and bred by T.H.Seeds in the cultivation capital of the world – Amsterdam. A star strain in Colorado and California, Dark Star is also a Coffeeshop favorite in Amsterdam.
Medical Uses: Mitigating unrelenting aches and pains, relieving daily stress, stimulating appetite.
Growth and Seed Info
Note: Short and stalky, with fat, round buds
Pros: Bountiful yields
Cons: Experience required, flower time
Original Breeder: T.H.Seeds
Current Breeder: T.H.Seeds
Known Phenotypes: Indica
Seed Bank of Choice: T.H.Seeds
Flowering Time: 70 days
Flowering Type: SOG
Growth Height: 3 to 4 ft
Expected Yield: 1.25 to 1.75 lbs per 1,000 Watt HPS
Garden Skill Level: Intermediate
Related Strains: Mazar I Sharif, Purple Kush
Breeder Quote/Advice: LST, SOG and topping
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