The Blueberry strain is one of the most sought after cannabis hybrids out there. This Indica-dominant strain is a winner of the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup and was created by the one and only DJ Short. Back in the 70’s, this breeder sampled numerous strains from all parts of the world. Whether from Thailand, or places like Colombia and Mexico, DJ Short worked on a lot of landrace strains. These are the original strains whose genetics haven’t been altered by humans. They are natural breeds of cannabis that evolved over thousands of years.
After going through hundreds of strains and testing them out, Short finally found what he was looking for. He found two of the most highly regarded strains of the modern cannabis industry.
He mixed Highland Thai (Juicy Fruit) and Purple Thai. This gave him the female plant. These two Thai sativas make up the female side of all DJ Short’s strains. He absolutely loved them.
With the female ready, he simply needed the male to create the strain he had envisioned all this time. It was only in 1979 that a group of Californian growers introduced DJ to a strain that surprised him. Said strain was an Afghani indica. And at the time, indicas were a very new breed of cannabis. Sativas controlled most of the grow rooms before indicas changed the trend.
This new genetic was able to yield the same bud density, with less height, and at a faster rate. The original Blueberry was 80% indica and 20% sativa. But DJ also worked on a more sativa-dominant plant which was later refined into what we know today as the Blueberry sativa.
The main features of Blue family are: sweet, fruity taste, reminiscent of blueberries, blackberries and ripe grapes, and very pleasant. Many phenotypes show purple and violet hues during the flowering stage, developing hard and dense buds. Yields are above average, and the effect is powerful, euphoric and long lasting despite being a mostly Indica variety.
During the 90’s DJ Short travelled to Europe and worked with several seedbanks. Around 1993 he started working with the Sagarmatha Seed Company, and by 1995 he was supplying this seedbank with seeds for sale and breeding projects. Sagarmatha seedbank still sells seeds from the Blue line, like Blueberry Bud or Flow.However, the relationship did not last much and DJ Short started working with another seedbank, Dutch Passion.
Today, Dutch Passion still has strains from the Blue family in its catalog, such as the renowned Blueberry, Blue Moonshine, Original Flo or the automatic version of Blueberry, AutoBlueberry. They also have a very interesting strain called Skywalker, a hybrid between Mazar and Blueberry.
If you are looking for fruity and sweet flavours different from the sweet Skunks, you should give the Blue family a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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