To be honest, we have no idea whether this marijuana strain is named after the famous ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ song by The Beatles. It seems unlikely, because the song was inspired by the name of a Salvation Army children’s home near John Lennon’s house in the suburb of Woolton, Liverpool.
It is also important not to confuse the strain with the Strawberry Fields dispensary that operates in Colorado Springs. The fruity scent and flavor of the weed is the most likely reason for the name.
What is the Strawberry Fields Strain?
Strawberry Fields weed is an indica-dominant hybrid that’s a cross of Tangie and Strawberry Banana. It is said that this marijuana strain drew inspiration from the exceptionally potent Strawberry Cough strain. As for origins, this cannabis was possibly developed in the Netherlands, although we have heard that North American company Crockett Family Farms was the breeder involved.
Once you light up this strain, you will immediately enjoy the scent of strawberries freshly picked from a field. It offers a pungent odor with slight berry undertones. If you break apart the nugs, you should get a whiff of citrus; a smell that only gets stronger when you begin smoking it.
As expected, there is a strong fruity taste of ripe berries and strawberries. Once again, you will enjoy a strong citrus taste with a subtle herbal aftertaste. After exhaling, you may find the taste of moist soil lingering on the palate.
The strain’s buds have a cone-shape, and the nugs also carry a light minty green hue. Its leaves are a darker green color, and you should see bright orange hairs and glistening white trichomes once the strain is ready for harvesting.
Strawberry Fields Strain Grow Info
Once you have Strawberry Fields seeds in your possession, you should find it easy to grow the strain due to its indica-dominant genetics. The plant is ideal for a clandestine grow because it is a short plant with thick branches and stalks that withstand a variety of issues such as strong winds outdoors. The sturdiness of the plant means that it rarely breaks off despite the size of the buds.
If you choose to grow Strawberry Fields outdoors, it could be ready for harvest as early as the end of September. The yield is approximately 12 ounces per plant. If you elect to grow indoors, the strain flowers in 7-9 weeks and provides 10-12 ounces per square meter planted. Incidentally, Strawberry Fields is widely available in feminized form, which means a shorter growing cycle and no concerns over male plants pollinating your garden.
Even though it grows well outside, an increasing number of growers are cultivating Strawberry Fields indoors because it is a more predictable environment. As well as making it easier to keep diseases and pests at bay, indoor growing enables you to adjust significant growing factors such as humidity, temperature, and lighting. While you can use soil and grow traditionally, you may find that the buds are more potent when plants are grown hydroponically.
THC Content – Highest Test
This strain’s THC ranges from 18% to 24%. We have also discovered that there is Strawberry Fields shatter on the market with a THC content of over 65%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
While some Strawberry Fields strains have minimal CBD, you can find versions with up to 1%.
What Can I Expect When I Use Strawberry Fields Weed?
If you are smoking Strawberry Fields marijuana for the first time, we urge caution because it is a notoriously slow starter. If you don’t feel anything within 15-20 minutes and use more, you will be very sorry! The first effects usually come in the form of euphoria and an improvement in mood. Soon enough, you will feel as if you are floating as you experience unbridled joy.
It doesn’t take long for the head high to become potent once it takes effect, and then it switches to the body. At this stage, you might feel a soothing of the muscles, and then your limbs will feel extremely heavy. Eventually, you will be couch-locked and feel no reason to leave your current position. Make sure you have snacks within arm’s reach because the munchies are likely to hit you hard by the time the high subsides.
Medical Benefits of Strawberry Fields Marijuana
We live in an age where high stress is almost normal! If you are one of the millions of people who are ready to explode due to stress, take some Strawberry Fields weed to calm you down. It is also used to treat anxiety, depression, and PTSD. When the body buzz hits you, it is possible that the aches and pains you feel will be less problematic. Strawberry Fields is also a big hit with insomniacs.
There are also several rumors surrounding the effects caused by this strain. While Strawberry Cough causes you to cough uncontrollably at times, Strawberry Fields could alleviate coughing fits, especially those that happen at night. There is also a suggestion that this strain helps people with their breathing.
Possible Side Effects of Strawberry Fields Weed
As this is a potent strain, there is every chance that you will end up with red eyes and cottonmouth when using Strawberry Fields. One of the main reasons why powerful strains cause these side effects is due to the large number of cannabinoids they contain. Cannabinoids can interfere with moisture production in the tear ducts and salivary glands. We advise you to have a large glass of water to hand in case dry mouth takes hold.
If you are a novice, there is a chance you will ‘green out’ if you use too much of this strain. If this happens, you may feel dizzy, anxious and have a headache. On rare occasions, a new user may throw up because they are unable to handle the powerful effects of this cannabis.
Final Thoughts on Strawberry Fields Cannabis
The distinct strawberry smell and taste of this strain ensure it is alluring and almost impossible to resist. If you are using weed for the first time or are relatively inexperienced, we advise you to tread carefully because of the extremely high THC content. 24% THC is no joke, and this is a level of potency capable of taking down experienced weed users.
It is also a beautiful marijuana strain to look at, and even new growers should find it easy to grow Strawberry Fields indoors. The yield is pretty low, but even so, you will find the entire growing process to be extremely enjoyable from start to finish.