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Gutbuster has a high that Indica and Sativa lovers adore. It has an energizing onset that keeps one productive throughout the day. Complementing it is a mellow body high that gradually intensifies with each passing hour. In all likelihood, users will feel thoroughly relaxed after a day at work.
It was not difficult to create the strain. After all, the industry has multiple strains that cater to one’s needs in terms of growth, flavor, and high. To this end, Kimbo Kush ticked off all the requirements. It is delicious, potent, and impressive in the grow room. Washington breeders Exotic Genetix later added the award-winning Cookies and Cream for its therapeutic benefits.
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Among Gutbuster’s best qualities is its memorable flavors. It has the distinguishable taste of vanilla-flavored ice cream accentuated by the flavor of chocolate cookies topped with fruits.
Information About Gutbuster Strain
|ORIGIN||Kimbo Kush and Cookies and Cream|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric – 10|
Creative – 9
Focused – 7
Energetic – 7
Relaxed – 3
|FRAGRANCE||Fruity, berry, creamy, vanilla, woody|
|FLAVORS||Creamy, sweet, vanilla, blackberry, woody|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry eyes – 10|
Anxious – 2
Paranoid – 2
|MEDICAL||Depression – 10|
Insomnia – 7
Stress – 7
Cramps – 6
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to mid-October|
|THC CONTENT %||20% to 25%|
|INDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces or more per plant|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Gutbuster is a peculiar strain. It is predominantly Indica in structure but its effects lean toward Sativas. However, it remains a slow starter. Rather than a head-slamming high, it induces a gentle buzz of energy from head to toe after 15 minutes of the first two to three puffs. Gradually, it strikes the mind with a rush of euphoria that leaves users feeling happy.
The mental clarity, along with the upbeat disposition, creates a path for thoughts to flow and form. For casual users, it creates fresh perspectives that sparks creativity. Feeling engaged, and focused, users work through projects and complete tasks with complete motivation.
After about an hour or two, a tingling sensation trickles down from between the temples. It surges throughout the body like a soothing buzz that unties knots in the muscles. In releasing the tightness, it blankets users in deep relaxation while restoring one’s initial limberness.
Overall, Gutbuster is best used from late afternoon or early evening. If consumed in the morning, users should ensure to moderate dosage to take advantage of its wake-and-bake qualities.
Gutbuster has a strong fruity fragrance that is mirrored by berries. Blackberry, in particular, is accentuated by a creamy vanilla that intensifies once the buds are broken apart. Meanwhile, a woody aroma permeates in the room at combustion.
Gutbuster has a creamy smoke that fills the palate with the sweet taste of vanilla. Complementing it are notes of fruit reminiscent of blackberries that add a tangy undertone. Meanwhile, on the exhale, it leaves a woody aftertaste.
Dry eyes are a typical side effect of cannabis smoking. It is mild but can last for a few hours. In such cases, it is better to stay hydrated throughout the day to mitigate the discomfort. At times, it is accompanied by possible anxiety and a subtle feeling of paranoia depending on the dosage. Hence, users should use the bud in moderation.
Gutbuster is an impressive recreational strain. After all, it delivers a head to toe high that improves one’s overall disposition. However, its potent psychoactive levels is also a source of comfort to patients dealing with mental and physical health issues.
Its cerebral euphoria, for example, soothes the overwhelming dread that stress brings. Replacing the worries is an upbeat mood and a serene disposition that tranquilizes turbulent emotions. Through a similar mechanism, it manages symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
In high levels, THC turns into a natural painkiller. It relaxes the muscles thoroughly with its potent analgesic properties. In doing so, it manages the uncontrollable contractions that cause painful cramps.
The deep relaxation, along with the calming head high, lulls users to sleep. With its sedating properties, Gutbuster enhances the quality and quantity of sleep so one wakes up feeling refreshed or energized the next day.
Gutbuster has the typical structure of an Indica. It has dark broad leaves that are tinted with a hint of purple. Its stalks and branches are sturdy enough to withstand a variety of growing factors like strong winds and fluctuations in temperature. For this reason, beginners can easily grow it in a farm or garden.
Although it is relatively sturdy, growers should prepare a temporary enclosing to keep the Gutbuster safe against harsh weather. Frost, for example, can possibly kill the plant overnight. Not to mention, it helps circulate heat in the cold weather of the northern hemisphere.
A controllable environment is also an option for growers. Indoor growing space allows one to adjust deciding growing factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity. Moreover, one can opt for high intensity light to increase the output per watt.
The Indica-leaning plant is a great candidate for the Sea of Green method. Its compact structure allows growers to group at least four per square meter. However, it will have to be pruned often. Its density can sometimes harbor moisture in between its crevices. If left unattended, it can develop into mold or mildew that may stunt its growth. Installing an adequate ventilation system will also help aerate the batch.
Another way to improve yields is by using a hydroponics setup. It delivers nutrients straight to the roots and boosts bud production. Meanwhile, using soil as a medium improves flavors.
In a controllable environment, Gutbuster has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks. It yields between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter at harvest.
Gutbuster flowers from the last week of September to the middle of October. It produces at least 12 ounces of buds per plant once ready for harvest.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Gutbuster? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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