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Strain Overview: Blueberry is a West Coast staple created by breeder DJ Short, who crossed a variety of landrace strains including Thai, Purple Thai, and Afghani. A distinct and alluring blueberry aroma has given this strain quite a reputation, and growers worldwide have coveted the genetics for their own breeding projects. Its dreamy indica effects pair perfectly with relaxing activities or as a nightcap before bed.
Grow Techniques: Blueberry really shines outdoors. Start this strain early in your greenhouse and be ready to plant after first frost. Amend your soil with quality nutrients and watch your Blueberry plants take off. Top your plants to help create a bush shape which will increase the yields. Stay on top of pruning the inside of the plants to prevent powdery mildew from taking over.
Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
Grow Difficulty: Easy
Climate: Mild climates between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberry can handle colder nighttime temperatures without it affecting the yield significantly.
Indoor/Outdoor: Grow Blueberry outdoors to see what the plant can do under the natural sun. It can handle colder/northern climates and will produce its best buds when grown outside.
Feeding: As with most outdoor growing, you can prepare the soil with most of the nutrients your plants will need before they are in the ground. As the plant enters flowering, top dress your soil with worm castings and bat guano to help the buds take off.