Swiss Miss is another one of those rarer, more exotic types of marijuana. It is an extremely indica-heavy hybrid strain. It is loved by growers because of its genetic characteristics that make it incredibly easy to grow, and its ability to thrive under very basic growing conditions.
Swiss Miss's roots start high up in the mountains, from the Swiss Alps all the way to the Himalayas. In fact, this strain gets its genetics from a quite a diverse heritage. It was bred in the Alps of Switzerland from an Afghan Skunk variety, a North Indian cannabis variety, and an ancient hash plant from Nepal. That means that this strain is specifically designed to grow in cooler climates and at higher altitudes. She can flourish just as well high up in the mountains as she can in a tropical climate by the sea.
She is basically fungus resistant and can withstand extreme temperature changes between warm days and very cold nights. This overcomes a lot of problems that growers can have with overnight condensation. That also makes it a perfect strain to grow both indoors and outdoors. However, those who are living in colder climates in the mountains should take advantage of this strain's ability to grow outdoors. Another beneficial characteristic of this strain is its short flowering period, which is only 45-55 days. This strain also has the potential to produce quite a heavy yield if a little bit of extra attention is paid.
The aroma of this strain is sweet with citrus notes such as orange, and a similar taste accompanies this. The effect of smoking this strain is quite a mellow high that is smooth and relaxing for both the body and the mind.
This strain is really for those who are unable to grow other types of bud because the climate where they are simply will not permit it. Otherwise, this strain is a delight to have around because of its exotic look. It is quite an unusual strain to come by and is perfect for marijuana connoisseurs.
Medical properties of Swiss Miss
The high indica content makes this strain perfect for those who are suffering from any kind of physical pain. It will relax the body and calm the mind to ease the pain. Its relaxing effects also make it great medicine for those stressful days or for difficulty getting to sleep.
How to identify Swiss Miss
Swiss Miss has a very peculiar look about its buds, as its hairy pistils are white and furry. It really does look like it has been snowed on, and even the buds themselves can look white. The leaves are frosted white and the buds are covered in trichomes. The buds are also quite dense and heavy. The orange scent of this strain is also a main characteristic when identifying it.
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If you like the exotic look of Swiss Miss, then you must have a look at New Purple Power, which also has quite a heavy yield. Of course, for those who are growing this strain because of the climate where they are growing, then other strains well-suited to harsher climates are Holland's Hope and Early bud.
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.