A first place winner in the Dutch High Life Cup (2002) Chrystal, from Nirvana Seeds, is an easy grow and has a hard-hitting high that’s flavorsome and quick to kick in. Strong, with an average of 15-20% THC, Chrystal is a high-quality F1 hybrid notable for its strong, diesel/kerosene aroma.
Heritage & Genetics: Chrystal, from Nirvana seeds, has its roots in two world famous and powerful, varieties: Northern Lights (Afghani Indica x Thai Sativa) and White Widow (South Indian Indica x South American Sativa). The mixture of landrace genetics at play here means Nirvana seeds have produced a balanced 70/30 indica hybrid, with a strong high and a good combination of sativa and indica effects. The name comes from the plant itself which produces sticky, resinous bud during flowering, which is frosty from trichomes.
Flavor & Aroma: You’ll smell the kerosene-like aroma of Chrystal a long way off: she’s pungent and powerful. Underneath that dominant scent you will get earthy notes along with some pine, thanks to the terpene Pinene. The taste is sweet and sugary. Growers take note: the strength of Chrystal’s genetics mean she has a lot to draw on. You can influence the final flavor and aroma with your choice of growing material. Soil-based growing should bring out the most of the complex tastes whereas hydro will help reduce the odor.
Effect: The effects from Chrystal are a combination of head-high and body-stoned. She’s notable for the speed with which she hits and the pleasant combination of sativa and indica effects. Smooth and easy on the throat she won’t have you coughing, and the clear head-high that she kicks off with is pleasant and sociable. A good choice for enjoying with friends.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Already pretty popular with both beginner and more experienced growers, Chrystal is best suited to an indoor set-up and will give you little trouble once you have conditions right. You need to keep a close eye on her once she gets going because she grows fast! As flowering progresses, the branches will become heavy with the big, sticky bud that she produces in large quantities. Her structure makes her well suited to a Sea of Green (SOG) approach. Easy to manicure and dry, you should have little trouble preserving the best of her varied flavor profile. Give her the full grow time for best results.