CATEGORY: Flower / Hybrid
TYPE: Indica Dominant Hybrid – 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
THC CONTENT: 14% – 20%
CBD CONTENT: < 1%
EFFECTS: Euphoria, Relaxing, Sleepy, Uplifting
FLAVORS: Berry, Bubble Gum, Buttery, Dank, Sweet
AROMAS: Berry, Bubble Gum, Earthy, Kush, Sweet
RECOMMENDED USE: Afternoon
MEDICAL USES: Chronic Pain, Depression, Headaches, Muscle Spasms, Stress
DESCRIPTION: Blackberry Bubble is an indica-heavy hybrid with a complex sour aroma and heavy effects. The creation of Arizona Natural Selections, it’s a cross between Sour Bubble and Blackberry Kush. Blackberry Bubble comes with a mostly laid back, slightly psychedelic high and typically contains only moderate amounts of THC, measured at between 14% and 20%.
Flowers of Blackberry Bubble tend to be smaller in size, adhering to the dense bud structure typical of many other indica-dominant varieties. These rounded, pebble-shaped buds are more impressive when it comes to their color — depending on individual plant phenotype, the flowers’ tightly-curling leaves are various shades of green and purple, with the latter color coming from high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin. Finally, a sprinkling of icy white trichomes covers these buds, accounting for their psychoactivity.
Blackberry Bubble takes after its Blackberry Kush parent strain, offering up bright berry flavors on initial inspection. A second whiff reveals some underlying sour-sweet tones, similar to the fermented organic material. When ground up, this bud reveals its Kush roots with a hashy, heavy aroma. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Blackberry Bubble inhales with a very smooth and sweet smoke. This smoke carries some woodsy and berry flavors on the exhale.
Blackberry Bubble’s high begins in the head, arriving after several minutes and announcing its presence with some slight pressure in the temples or a sudden flushing in the cheeks. As consumers acclimate to these odd sensations, they find their thoughts to be more precise and centered on ideas that might not otherwise hold their interest. At this point, certain complicated tasks can be easily accomplished and mundane tasks like doing the laundry tend to be a little more tolerable. This period of cerebral focus, however, shortly gives way to a more physically-relaxed state of being. Users may find themselves breathing more easily or struck by the sudden desire to stretch out on a couch. Those who are already lounging may pick up on some strange sensory distortions, including an inexplicable feeling of time moving more slowly and an intensification of certain sights or sounds. These trippy properties can be pushed even further with moody accents like a spacey playlist or a visually compelling movie. However you choose to spend the latter half of Blackberry Bubble’s effects should involve minimal physical exertion, however, as its palpable body high is liable to pin many users in place. Similarly, the dreamy mindset that takes over renders analytical or detail-oriented jobs fairly difficult. Instead, spend this high binge-watching or playing games, whether you’re alone or kicking back with likeminded friends. Because of its slow decline in energy levels, Blackberry Bubble is best consumed later in the afternoon or earlier in the evening, when its gradual sedation can be fully appreciated.
Blackberry Bubble can have many uses for medical cannabis patients as well. It can temporarily soothe the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also take care of physical discomforts, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties may dull irritations like cramps or headaches. Additionally, the strain’s tendency to induce the munchies can be a good appetite stimulant for those who have lost their hunger to disease or to treatments like chemotherapy.
Seeds of Blackberry Bubble are not available for sale online. Instead, prospective home growers should seek out reputable sources from which to obtain clipping of mature plants of the strain. Such “clones” can be successfully grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants of Blackberry Bubbles tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching and may require occasional pruning. Gardeners looking to bring out this crop’s full purple potential should briefly expose their plants to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures. Blackberry Bubble flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Blackberry Bubble’s relaxed, therapeutic effects are fun whether you’re smoking alone or sharing with some friends. If you do break this pungent bud out in public, be sure you have enough to share, as it’s sure to attract some attention.