This comically named hybrid strain owes its name as much to its lineage as it does to the legendary soul singer Barry White. Funnily enough, this strain came about accidentally. Cannabis breeders at Green Beanz Seedz in Colorado only intended this strain to be a stepping stone in a much larger project, but were so impressed by the results that it became a strain in its own right.
What is the Berry White Strain?
Berry White is an indica-dominant hybrid strain which is the result of crossing the indica strain Blueberry with a hybrid strain White Widow, hence the name Berry White. It is quite a potent strain, with THC levels ranging between 19-25% and generally averaging around the 22% mark. This makes it perhaps more suitable for a seasoned cannabis smoker rather than a novice. Its high THC level is offset by a CBD level of approximately 0.1%.
Berry White’s effects are what you would expect from an indica-dominant hybrid. Smokers of Berry White weed rave about its indica effects, which deeply relaxes both body and mind, making it a great choice for those who just want to kick back and relax. As Berry White is a hybrid, smokers also receive the welcome positive effects of its sativa genetics, which leave smokers of this strain feeling uplifted, happy and euphoric.
Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
Berry White’s fragrance is a rich combination of blueberries mixed in with sweet, sour and earthy aromas. Smokers of Berry White describe its taste as a strong blend of blueberries and unripe berries, with notable sweet, sour and spicy flavors added into the mix. These flavors, as well as its earthy pine and floral flavors, make Berry White a treat for the taste buds.
Appearance wise Berry White is a medium-sized cannabis plant when fully grown, with large buds which are bluish in color but can even turn a purple color depending on the individual plant. Berry White plants produce a dense coating of trichomes with bright orange pistils growing around the leaves.
Berry White Strain Grow Info
Berry White is generally considered to be a relatively easy strain to grow for a number of reasons. It is naturally highly resistant to mold and mildew, which means that humidity levels while growing aren’t as much of a concern with this strain. Berry White grows well with just moderate feeding, making it a fairly low maintenance plant to grow.
A Berry White plant is naturally quite compact and doesn’t require much pruning in order to keep it under control. Training the plant and removing the lower foliage will help provide more energy to the buds and will boost the overall yield.
You can grow your Berry White seeds either hydroponically or in soil. Growers using the hydroponic method find that it helps with resin production, while growing the seeds in soil is said to maximize the plant’s blueberry flavor and aroma.
For those growing outdoors, Berry White thrives in a warm, dry, sunny climate. The optimal temperature range for this particular plant is between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The flowering period of a Berry White plant is short, between 7-8 weeks.
The average yield from a Berry White plant grown outdoors is around 18 ounces per square meter with early October being the ideal time for harvesting. Those growing their Berry White plant indoors can expect an average yield of around 16 ounces per square meter.
Medical Benefits of the Berry White Strain
Berry White’s relaxing effects make it a great treatment for both stress and anxiety. Its ability to calm an overactive mind and create a deeply relaxed feeling throughout the body makes it a helpful antidote for those suffering from insomnia.
The positive, uplifting effect smoking Berry White has on one’s mood makes it a good strain for people with mood disorders such as depression. Berry White can also be useful as a treatment for moderate pain levels, as well as a treatment for migraines and muscular pain. Smokers of Berry White rate its use as an antiemetic as only average, and say that it only moderately increases appetite.
Possible Side Effects of the Berry White Strain
The number one side effect associated with Berry White is a dry mouth, with smokers rating it at ten out of ten in terms of severity. The next highest rated negative effect is dry eyes, with smokers rating it a seven out of ten. While smoking Berry White weed will leave you feeling deeply relaxed, it is not known for the producing the negative couch-lock effect of some other strains.
As Berry White has quite a high THC level (averaging around 22%, but it can be as high as 25%), more novice smokers have found this particular strain too strong, experiencing dizziness, as well as increased anxiety and paranoia. This one may be more suitable for a more experienced cannabis smoker.
Final Thoughts on the Berry White Strain
Berry White is a good choice for a more seasoned cannabis smoker due to its potency. Its effects are beneficial for both recreational and medicinal cannabis smokers due to its relaxing properties combined with its effectiveness at boosting mood and alleviating stress and anxiety.
Berry White may be a strain for the novice grower to try their hand at cultivating, with its grow difficulty being rated as easy. Berry White’s shorter than average flowering period will mean that you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor sooner, too.