Star Berry is a world-class indica hybrid with a complex fruity aroma. Created by CannaVentures, who have also bred Diesel Fire, it is a cross between Sensi Star and omnipresent Blueberry. Besides offering a soothing body high, Star Berry is also remarkably easy to grow, making it a good option for newcomers to cannabis cultivation. This strain's THC content has been measured at between 15% and 20%.
Star Berry is distinguished by medium-sized flowers that adhere in an almost spherical formation. The chunky, globular buds show off their indic lineage with a compact and dense structure. The tightly-packed leaves are a dark, mossy green, but phenotypes of the strain often also show off dark flecks of purple and indigo. These latter colors emerge when anthocyanin pigments in the plants' genetics are stimulated by cold weather in the growing process. Finally, Star Berry's impressive buds are finished off by icy white trichomes that ensure this strain's protection.
When properly cured, Star Berry's aroma is dominated by a tangy and fruity berry scent. On closer inspection, there's also a definite undertone of lemon. Meanwhile, grinding up these dense buds yields a sour funk, somewhat like rotting organic matter. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Star Berry burns with a very smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke blooms with citrus and tropical berry flavors on the exhale.
Star Berry can be slow to come up, sometimes taking as many as 15 minutes after ingestion to signal its presence. After a while, consumers may notice that they can become fixated on single thoughts or stimuli and may need to make a deliberate effort to re-engage with their full surroundings. Some may also be a struck by a warping of their sensory perception, marked by slight visual or auditory distortions or by a sense of time passing more slowly. Psychedelic properties like these can be fun to bask in, especially when complemented by moody music or by low, dramatic lighting. On the physical end of the spectrum, Star Berry tends to unleash its intensely relaxing effects at the outset, sending waves of relaxation down through the spine and outward through the core and limbs. Eyelids may begin to feel weighed down even if smokers were previously active. This progressive relaxation tends to come without the added benefit of mental stimulation, instead leaving users with a foggy, unfocused mindset. As such, it is not the best bud for accomplishing complicated, task-based work; it may be better suited to simple daydreaming or friendly socializing with like-minded friends. As dosage is increased, Star Berry's physical sedation can become more and more intense, even pinning consumers down on the closest comfortable surface. In these later stages, passive activities like binge-watching or listening to podcasts may serve the smoker best. Thanks to its strong sedation, Star Berry is better enjoyed during the evening or nighttime than during daylight hours.
Star Berry's body-melting effects give it a few applications for medical cannabis patients. Its enduring sense of calm can temporarily numb the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also dull physical pain, whether it's temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like cancer or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties allow this bud to soothe everyday irritations like headaches or nausea. Because it is not known for triggering bouts of recursive, intense thinking, Star Berry is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Fortunately for home growers, seeds of Star Berry are available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation requires a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. That said, these plants can be resistant to adverse growing conditions like temperature fluctuation and can be a great choice for newcomers to cannabis cultivation. Star Berry's plants tend to grow short and bushy and may require occasional trimming of broad, high-growing fan leaves. Star Berry flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors. Gardeners looking to bring out the plant's purple potential should also briefly expose their crops to temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins.
Star Berry is an excellent strain for decompressing after a long day or week of work. If you're pulling out this fragrant bud at a party, make sure you have enough to share, as its crowd-pleasing aroma is certain to turn some heads.