It's no surprise that the Crystal strain is an award winner when both of its parents are also Cannabis Cup award winners. This strain boasts some of the best genetics in the marijuana gene pool, being the result of a crossing between White Widow and Northern Lights, two world champion marijuana strains. It is an indica-dominant hybrid, although both the sativa and indica components are felt strongly when it is used. The Crystal seeds available on Weed Seed Shop are regular seeds, meaning both female and male plants will result from these seeds.
The result of this amazing cross of genetics is explosions of solid, rounded buds that begin at the internodes and grow along the branches, developing a thick, even coating of shiny trichomes as they do. Crystal is one of the whitest and most sparkling types of ganja, and this is where it gets its appropriate name from. This strain of weed is definitely for those who like to get fancy with marijuana and a little bit of crystal. Its genetics are top of the line and a powerful stone to contend with.
Smoking Crystal begins with a soaring cerebral high, no doubt caused by its sativa genetics. However, a very sedative body high soon balances out the strong sativa effects, and the result is a well-balanced body and head high. The smoke is thick and white because of the sticky resin, and this gives it a sharp aroma and sweet taste. Overall, this high is fast acting and pretty long lasting and great for those who love sativa but like to have a little something to balance it out.
Growing Crystal is not particularly hard, but with some extra care this strain can produce an outrageously huge amount of weed. This strain grows well indoors or outdoors, but for outdoor climates it prefers something warmer and sunnier. If this strain is grown outdoors in sub-tropical climates, it can shoot as high as 3 metres tall and produce volumes of huge buds you've never seen before! Growers are able to get yields of 750 grams per plant if it is grown correctly and in a sub-tropical climate. Indoors it will acquire an average height gain and only needs a relatively short flowering time of 50-70 days.
Crystal won the Best Seed Strain award at the 2002 Highlife Cup and is a beautiful addition to any garden! Whether you're an experienced grower or a novice, Crystal is a great strain to invest your time into. Aside from trimming to maximise yield, she really doesn't require too much work, and you don't have to compromise on quantity or quality!
Medical properties of Crystal
A high indica strain is always very good at treating any kind of physical pain, as it is very good at relaxing the muscles. Similarly, we recommend using Crystal strain for stressful days or difficulty getting to sleep. Crystal is also well known for combating nausea because of its analgesic effect.
How to identify Crystal
Crystal buds certainly do look like glistening crystals. The buds almost look frosted in white sugar, which creates almost a furry look on the buds. Brown pistils are dispersed between fat buds covered in trichomes and this bud is definitely sticky to touch.
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So you like strains that are covered in thick, resinous trichomes? Then check out Ice strain, which is also coated in a generous layer of resin. It also produces a heavy yield. Those who like Crystal will also probably like Master Kush, another super strain of marijuana that produces a high yield in a very short flowering time.
The medical information provided above is only intended as a guideline. If you intend to use cannabis for medical purposes, you should consult a qualified physician beforehand.