Black Diamond is an Indica-dominated hybrid (80% Indica and 20 Sativa), resulting from crossing Blackberry and Diamond OG. It is a highly potent strain with an average THC content of 20%, but higher THC up to 24% have also been recorded. The parent cannabis strains are known for their pungent flavor and aroma. Black diamond has also inherited this profile.
The Black Diamond strain is distinguished by its medium to large flowers that are long and nearly cylindrical that it produces after 9-10 weeks. The buds are dense and characterized with icy white trichomes that give it a sticky texture. You will need a grinder to break the buds. The leaves are pale green with pale brown pistils sticking out. Some phenotypes of Black Diamond have streaks of purple due to the accumulation of anthocyanins. If you desire these properties, then expose the plant to cold during the growing period.
Black Diamond has the characteristic bushy structure of all Indica strains. As a cultivator, you need to trim excess branches to encourage light penetration. You need the experience to get a good yield from this strain. It has good returns whether grown indoors or outdoors.
This strain has a rich berry fragrance that has been inherited from one of its parents. It also has notes of dank and earth, but breaking or grinding the nut reveals nutty and toasted scents. Black Diamond emits smoke that is smooth on exhale, an unusual characteristic of Indica strains. The smoke gives your palate a treat of oak and berry taste.
The high effects of Black Diamond begin with muscle numbness and relaxation that makes you feel like sinking in the nearest couch. The recommended time for using this strain is in the evening when you are done with work and house chores because of the body stones that stay for many hours. It can be best paired with watching TV shows, listening to favorite music, and social events if taken in small doses.
Black Dimond strain is also characterized by hunger. This is a desirable condition for those battling with loss of appetite. Other medical uses include treating insomnia, muscle spasms, depression, stress, anxiety, etc.
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- Dry eyes