Silver Nina is a sativa-dominant hybrid created by prolific growers Colorado Seed Inc. The strain incorporates the genetics of Silver Back and Colorado Seed's own Nina Limone, a flagship that has been used to breed crosses like Blue Nina and Sweet Nina. Silver Nina has a dense coating of trichomes and a tangy, fruity aroma. Its THC content has been measured at between 17% and 23%.
Silver Nina establishes her appeal from the get-go with large and colorful flowers. The trimmed buds adhere in chunky, irregular shapes and have the dense internal structure usually associated with indica varieties. The tightly-curled leaves are a vivid shade of lime green and are made even brighter thanks to a coating of resinous, silvery trichomes that make these buds very potent and difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
Silver Nina's aroma is primarily sweet and fruity, with distinct notes of lemon. There are also some sharp, astringent hints of licorice. Grinding up these flowers, meanwhile, gives off more of an incense-like odor, similar to hash or pine. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Silver Nina burns with a thick, sour smoke that's liable to tickle the palate or irritate the eyes and sinuses. On the exhale, this heavy smoke tastes fruity and earthy.
Unsurprisingly, given its sativa character, Silver Nina begins working fairly quickly. Shortly after ingesting its acrid smoke, consumers may experience a jolt of energy centered in the head. This can result in strange tics like a feeling of increased blood pressure around the head as well as some flushing in the cheeks. What follows is a discernible change in the smoker's thinking patterns, with some formerly innocuous concepts or ideas seeming to take precedence over others. This kind of cerebral intensity may allow users to work for an extended period of time on complicated tasks or analytical, problem-oriented scenarios. It may also inspire creative thinking, leading to inspiration for creative projects. Meanwhile, consumers who aren't feeling quite as productive can use this strain's mental stimulation to achieve a kind of pleasant background buzz as they go about an otherwise mundane agenda.
As Silver Nina's high progresses, it can lead to some subtle feelings of relaxation. Users may experience some relief from any lingering muscular tension. Fortunately for those want to remain active, the strain doesn't often weigh its consumers down with sedation or total couch-lock. Instead, its singular combination of physical and mental simulation can enhance activities that require full brain-body coordination, including dancing, exercise, and even sex. When shared in social settings, all this energy and thoughtfulness may even manifest in chattiness and easy camaraderie. Because of its mostly buzzy, energetic vibes, Silver Nina is recommended for daytime through late afternoon consumption.
Silver Nina's multifaceted properties can have many applications for medical cannabis patients as well. The strain's cerebral properties can aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Its upbeat mood may help relieve troubling symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. It may also soothe physical pain, whether it's temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may address common afflictions like headaches or cramps. Because its intense onset can come with some risk of paranoia; as such, it is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Unfortunately for prospective home growers, seeds of Silver Nina are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to cultivate it should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to propagate $$clones.$$ These can be grown indoors or outdoors in a hot and semi-humid climate. Silver Nina's plants have a short and bushy appearance and growers may occasionally want to trim away any obtrusive fan leaves that block light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Silver Nina flowers within a short 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Thanks to its slow, creeping relaxation, Silver Nina is a must-try for sativa lovers who don't want to be wired and overwhelmed. It pleasantly fruity scent can be a hit when this strain is shared in social situations.