Blue Diamond is an indica-dominant hybrid with a mysterious background. This precious gem was forged by breeders BioQueen Genetics, producers who have stabilized strains like Ice Queen and Big Princess. Although BioQueen has not made this strain's exact lineage publicly known, its slightly sleepy vibes imply that this otherwise well-balanced strain has a hefty dose of indica in its background. Furthermore, some have speculated that Blue Diamond's naming convention points to a cross between the ever-popular Blue Dream and the potent Diamond OG. Whatever its genetic makeup, Blue Diamond's potency appeals to cannabis novices and veterans alike. Although the strain is high in THC, there are also some high-CBD varietals in circulation; these are calibrated for physically therapeutic, rather than psychoactive, use.
Blue Diamond is marked by small to medium-sized nuggets that adhered in tapered, triangular shapes. Buds have the dense, tight structure typical of purely indica strains. The leaves are a mossy green and are shot through with curly red to orange hairs (which are actually pistils, reproductive structure intended to catch pollen from male plants). A few phenotypes of the strain also exhibit hints of purple in their leaves -- these hues are the result of anthocyanin pigments in Blue Diamond's genetics which reveal blue and purple shades when stimulated by colder than average weather during the growing process. Crystalline trichomes dot these already-colorful flowers, giving them a slightly white sheen.
When properly cured, Blue Diamond bursts with a berry aroma that is equal parts sweet and tart. A distinct piney scent grounds out these acidic topnotes. Additionally, Blue Diamond has a slight, underlying funk, reminiscent of skunk or fertilizer. Breaking up or grinding the buds yields some deep, hashy flavors, perhaps revealing some Afghani landrace in this strain's background. Blue Diamond burns with a smooth and easy smoke when combusted and tastes somewhat grassy and vegetal on the exhale.
Blue Diamond's high builds gradually, manifesting within minutes as an increase in emotional well-being. Many smokers describe a sense of euphoria some time after consuming. Although the initial effects are squarely head-focused, this strain is unlikely to lead to a cerebral mindset, though, more often resulting in a sort of passive, dreamy haze. Smokers may experience phenomena like amplified sights or sounds, and may even have a distorted perception of time. These trippy effects make Blue Diamond a great accompaniment to easy but stimulating activities like an afternoon stroll. This strain is not without some creativity, either -- smokers experiencing free-associative thinking should jot down any thoughts or impressions. As time passes, this hybrid's indica force really kicks in, with a mounting heaviness in the core and limbs. Breathing happens more easily as physical tension evaporates. For the uninitiated -- or for those who overindulge -- this relaxation can lead to full-on couch-lock, causing smokers to melt into their surroundings as the outside world recedes into the background. Blue Diamond's spaced-out and relaxed vibes make it great for spending intimate time with loved ones or for spending some introspective time unwinding alone. Because of its sedative, almost narcotic nature, Blue Diamond is best enjoyed in the evening or just before bed, as it can easily transition smokers into a fulfilling sleep.
Blue Diamond may have some utility for medical cannabis patients as well. Its heavy somatic relaxation can ease aches and pains, whether they're temporary or chronic. It may also provoke hunger for those who have lost their appetites to disease or harsh treatments like chemotherapy. As noted, Blue Diamond can provide relief from insomnia. Because it doesn't bring about an intense thoughtfulness, this strain is a good option for users who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Although BioQueen has made seeds of Blue Diamond available online, stock levels of the strain can waver. Alternatively, growers can obtain clippings from trusted breeders in order to grow genetically identical "clones." Blue Diamond can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The short and bushy plants take well to confined indoor spaces. Growers looking to boost the likelihood of purple hues in Blue Diamond's flowers should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) temperatures late in the vegetative stage. This strain flowers within a short 8 weeks when grown indoors.
Whether you're enjoying Blue Diamond in front of the TV or passing it around the campfire, this strain is sure to help you appreciate the many gifts that nature has to offer.
Flowering period is approximately 56 days. Best grown indoors.