Skywalker is a 50/50 strain that was bred by Dutch Passion using two of the company’s most popular Indica strains: Mazar and Blueberry. The award-winning Blueberry can be traced back to the late 70’s and is popular not only for its high THC content but also for its ability to suppress pain. Combine this with Mazar, originating in the far north of Afghanistan (boasting high CBD levels), and you have a potent mix! Indoor growth is recommended for this plant, making it an excellent choice for first-time growers who want to stick it to pain.
These are hardy plants that tend to grow small and stout which makes them perfect indoor plants. The ease with which these plants grow means that it is a common pick for new growers, with the flowering phase taking place after just eight weeks. You may expect a yield of up to 400 grams per square meter (if grown in optimal conditions). The ideal growth temperature is between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is recommended to keep a good airflow up and keep humidity down to protect colas and reduce the chance of mold.
The combination of Mazar and Blueberry results in a sweet, fruity taste that visually resembles the short and bushy Mazar. Despite the fruity notes of this plant, there is an earthy and gritty undertone that creeps through after a few hits. Skywalker will coat your mouth as you inhale, and the taste will linger on your taste buds for quite some time after you have finished smoking or inhaling. Your breath is likely to give this one away.
The potency profile of Skywalker, as investigated by reputable source Analytical 360 in a recent experiment, is made up of a THC total of 23.07% and a CBD total of 0.24%. Within this is a Terpene total of 3.66% with 1.20% alpha-Pinene and 2.01% Humulene coming through the most.
This plant produces an Indica style high which might result in couch lock for some, but can also simply leave you feeling mellow or sleepy. The prolonged body-melt is where you can really feel the influence of the parent strain Mazar, and makes Skywalker a good evening or bedtime strain. It should be noted that the effects of Skywalker can come in quite quickly and last for a long time!
Skywalker is not intended for severe or intense pain and is better suited to mild aches and pains. That being said, the body-high produced can help with chronic pain by knocking the body out and alleviating bodily pains temporarily. Consider this strain to be a light source of relief rather than a complete pain solution.
The effects of Skywalker may vary with the individual, and while some users claim that the body high experienced is much more potent with other Indicas, some individuals experience couch-lock and other side-effects such as munchies which might prove bothersome, unless this is desired (in that case get the chips and dips out). Responsible consumption is always recommended with any strain in order to reduce potential side effects.