Blueberry Strain Cultivation | Cannabis Training University
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Blueberry strain is a true old-school strain created in Oregon back in the ‘70s by the legendary cannabis breeder DJ Short, who also created potent favorites like Blue Moonshine and Flo. There is more than one version of Blueberry, so those who want to grow the real deal should do the necessary research and acquire genetics from a reliable source to ensure they are getting the original strain.

DJ Short is known for utilizing Thai in his breeding projects, and he’s written books on marijuana cultivation that detail the various types of Thai he utilized to create his strains. If you were enjoying cannabis back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, you no doubt remember the various Thai imports well, because they were commonly available and truly delicious. This Thai wasn’t what was found on “Thai Sticks” of the day, but instead were found as loose buds sold in baggies. Short’s very accurate descriptions of the Thai varieties quickly bring back memories of days past. For the Blueberry strain, he used a Highland Thai (“Juicy Fruit Thai”), a land-race “Chocolate Thai,” Oaxaca Gold from Mexico, and Afghani. Although not easy to detect in Blueberry, the Afghani played a prominent role, because Blueberry is an 80/20 indica-dominant strain. The effect when smoked or vaped also masks the dominant Afghani component of the strain, because although decently potent, Blueberry doesn’t result in a knock-out, couch-lock buzz. Instead, the resulting high is more pleasing and balanced. The initial upbeat, and euphoric effect settles into a mellow head/body experience that is relaxing but not sedative.