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Robert Bergman

October 1, 2020

If you’re looking for your new go-to strain, strongly consider Crystal. This sparkling strain is known for its glittering trichomes, pleasant flavor, and utterly euphoric high. Crystal’s cerebral head high will have you soaring, while the relaxed body buzz helps keep you from floating away.

The Crystal strain is a rare but much-loved combination of White Widow and Northern Lights. Do not confuse it with the Crystal ship strain. This bright combo is a 60/40 indica-dominant strain that can blow your mind. This is because Crystal kept some of the best traits from its parent strains. Growers love its reliable yield, and everyone loves its dependable 16-25% THC content. It’s an all-around great strain, that I’m excited to carry in my store!

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Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
40% / 60% 14-16 ounces per square yard20 to 24 ounces per plant 9 weeks indoors, early October outdoors.

There’s more to the Crystal weed strain than a good time, of course. It’s a fan-favorite for therapeutic use, as well. Crystal’s balanced nature, combined with its moderate THC content, makes it a solid choice for managing chronic pain, stress, poor appetites, and more. The euphoria of the head high matched with the relaxed body buzz relieves pain and worry at the same time. 

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Information about Crystal Strain:

ORIGINWhite Widow and Northern Lights
EFFECTSeuphoric, body high
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)dry eyes or cottonmouth
FRAGRANCEfuel and pine
FLAVORSpine and sweet fruitiness
MEDICALdepression, anxiety, and PTSD
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS9 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSearly October
PLANT HEIGHTmedium
THC CONTENT %16-25%
CBD %< 1%
INDICA / SATIVA %60% / 40%
INDOOR YIELD14-16 ounces per square yard
OUTDOOR YIELD20 to 24 ounces per plant
CLIMATEwarmer climates
GROWTH LEVELmoderate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEunknown

Effects

Crystal strain effects

The Crystal strain takes a couple of minutes to build its effects, but it’s worth the slight wait. The moderately high THC content leads to a satisfyingly euphoric trip for just about everyone. As the buzz kicks in, you’ll first notice a lifted, floating sensation as the euphoria settles in. It pours in from the back of your head to fill your whole body. Once it’s present, the soaring, swooping bliss of Crystal is impossible to mistake. 

Any Crystal marijuana strain review would be incomplete without mentioning the body effects. Crystal’s body high follows immediately on the tail of the head high. You’ll notice your muscles relaxing as the settled, lightly sedating body buzz melts your worries and pains away. It’s a loose, easy, low-stress experience that will have you comfortable on your couch all night. Combined with the euphoric head high, Crystal is a perfect choice for long, chill evenings with friends, snacks, and a good movie. 

Fragrance

Crystal has a unique scent that’s heavily reminiscent of fuel and pine. This intense scent is balanced with a pleasant hint of sweetness, helping to round out the profile. You’ll also notice a hint of fruitiness over time. 

Flavors

The flavor of the Crystal weed strain is similar to its scent. The fuel is a little less intense, with pine and sweet fruitiness coming to the forefront. You’ll also notice a hint of earthiness on the exhale. Get the most flavor by growing this strain from feminized Crystal seeds, instead of purchasing it. 

Adverse reactions

It’s rare to have an adverse reaction to Crystal because of its moderate THC content and balanced nature. If there are adverse effects, it will likely be dry eyes or cottonmouth, which are easily fixed with a glass of water. There is, however, some indica heritage, so there’s also the chance it can make you sleepy in large quantities. If that is not your goal, it’s best to consume Crystal in moderation. 

Medical

While the Crystal cannabis strain is an excellent recreational strain, it really shines when used therapeutically.   

The euphoric, floating head high is a favorite of those with depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. The euphoria effortlessly melts dark moods, taking worries and stress with it. Similarly, this relatively chill high keeps anxiety and spiraling thoughts at bay, mellowing out even the most anxious of people. Instead, bliss and gentle interest in the world around you take over. 

It’s just as easy to relieve physical pain with Crystal. The gently relaxing body high releases tension while the euphoria distracts you from the discomfort. Crystal can also help with chronic stress and OCD. The lightly unfocused high banishes the compulsive thoughts and worries these problems can create. 

The Crystal strain is also great for unwinding after a stressful day or getting some much-needed rest. The strain’s lightly sedating body high is perfect for helping reduce the tension that can keep people awake. The head high helps as well, turning off the constant thoughts that prevent sleep from coming. Most people find themselves ready to doze off with ease after a long night with Crystal. 

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Growing

Growing crystal strain

The Crystal cannabis strain is one of the easiest strains to grow. It’s not picky; you can grow it hydroponically or outdoors. It’s successful in high-stress training situations, in SCROG growing, and even in SOG growing if it’s trimmed regularly. Indoor plants average about four feet tall, while outdoor plants can easily shoot up to nine feet with the extra light. 

The strain is moderately bushy, but it can grow vertically in the right conditions. You can keep it in a smaller grow room if you train it well – just be prepared to trim it once a week or so when it really gets going. Sea of Green growing can yield great results as well, Lollipopping is a good idea, as it will help with airflow.  

The buds Crystal produces are dense, large, and completely covered in trichomes. That puts them at risk of mildew in extremely high humidity. Luckily, the Crystal strain is relatively resistant to pests and can handle moderately humid climates. Just keep humidity below 60%. For the best results, start with high-quality seeds. You can buy feminized Crystal seeds in my store. 

Flowering Time

Indoor

Growers keeping their plants indoors should expect their harvest in about nine weeks. These plants can produce 14-16 ounces of bud per square yard.

Outdoor

In the northern hemisphere, Crystal strain plants grown outside will get impressively large, with the harvest to match. Expect plants to be ready for harvest in early October, especially in sub-tropical environments. Look for 20-24 ounces of bud per plant. 

Origin

  1. White Widow
  2. Northern Lights

FAQ About Crystal Strain

What is the Crystal strain yield?

Crystal strain yields 14-16 ounces per square yard indoors and 20 -24 ounces per plant outdoor.

How much THC does Crystl Strain have?

Crystal strain reaches THC concentrations as high as 16-25%.

What are the origins of the Crystal strain?

Crystal strain originated from both White Widow and Northern Lights strains

The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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