Not everyone must have heard of a certain meat product (yes, it is not a type of cheese) called Head Cheese. But, it really does exist and has different names depending on which country we are talking about. This delicacy is actually a meat jelly that is commonly made with flesh from the head of a pig. While the brain, eyes, and ears are typically removed, the tongue is usually included.
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|60% / 40%||16 to 20 ounces or more per square meter||24 ounces or more per plant||9 – 10 weeks indoors, October outdoors.|
Information about Head Cheese:
As peculiar as that sounds, the cannabis world is so fortunate to have a strain with the same namesake yet is reminiscent more of an actual cheese than a meat-flavored jelly. Indeed, Head Cheese marijuana strain is a delicious weed that offers an impressive potency to its users. It appears that the similarity in their names was more of an unfortunate coincidence.
Nonetheless, it is obviously better to talk about the Head Cheese strain than the Head Cheese meat jelly. So, here are some of the important details about this strain that should convince prospective users that it is nowhere near its cold cut meat alternate.
Although not a single connoisseur can pinpoint the original breeder of the strain, everybody in the cannabis community can all agree that the strain has one of the most impressive lineage among all hybrids. In fact, Head Cheese is the child strain of two powerhouses, the 707 Headband, and the UK Cheese.
It is believed that UK Cheese makes up most of Head Cheese’s genetics which results to its overall profile being closely reminiscent to the said parent.
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Information about Head Cheese:
|ORIGIN||707 Headband and UK Cheese|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Happy – 10
Creative – 9
Euphoric – 9
Uplifted – 9
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 9
Headache – 9
Anxious – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, cheese, earthy, pungent|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, cheesy, creamy, skunky|
|MEDICAL||Pain – 10|
Inflammation – 8
Muscle spasms – 8
Stress – 7
Depression – 7
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||9 to 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||Up to 3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||19% to 28%|
|CBD %||0.68 %|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||40%/60%|
|INDOOR YIELD||16 to 20 ounces or more per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||24 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed to grow|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Before anything else, prospective users should keep in mind that Head Cheese is considered as one of the most potent strains to date. While the majority of tests show that its THC concentration can reach 28%, other results have exceeded this data and presented a maximum of 30% THC level. Either way, the strain is certainly a tough act to follow.
Being a Sativa-dominant strain, it is not surprising that Head Cheese’s onset consists of various mentally stimulating effects. To wit, users will feel an overwhelming head rush almost immediately. This head high can be characterized as a happy and euphoric sensation that instantly uplifts the mood of users while stimulating creative ideas at the same time.
The Indica side of Head Cheese, on the other hand, manifests as a deep relaxing feeling that is unlikely to cause couchlock yet sedating enough to calm the body and free it from certain ailments. As this body buzz slowly creeps in, it releases body tension and helps improve a user’s breathing.
Considering all these effects, Head Cheese makes a great strain choice for an afternoon and evening treat. However, only the veteran users should do so as the strain can easily be too overpowering for the faint-hearted.
Staying true to its name, Head Cheese does indeed smell like cheese. In fact, it gives off this sharp cheese aroma that is reminiscent of the actual tang of a well-aged cheese. This dominating fragrance is often accompanied by a pungent earthy scent that becomes more prominent as the nugs are broken.
Head Cheese offers a creamy cheese taste that is clearly inherited from its UK Cheese parent. However, this creaminess slowly turns into a diesel and skunk flavor with a hint of citrus especially upon exhale. Nonetheless, this rather acquired taste is certainly a delightful sensation to veteran users.
Unfortunately, every cannabis variety comes with a catch. It is already a known fact that smoking marijuana can potentially cause adverse reactions. Hence, here are the known side effects of Head Cheese.
On a lighter note, the commonly reported side effects of Head Cheese are significantly more manageable compared to other strains. To wit, users have a greater chance of experiencing dry mouth, dry eyes and headaches with only rare cases of anxiety.
Although Head Cheese is not particularly the best variety to aid epileptic patients, the strain is somehow recognized for the effective relief it provides to patients who are in pain, suffering from inflammation and dealing with muscle spasms.
Furthermore, the strain’s ability to uplift the spirits of its users is known to help improve the draining symptoms of stress and depression, making it possible for these users to bring some positivity back into their psyche.
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For the prospective growers, note that Head Cheese requires some level of expertise in cannabis growing to successfully cultivate the plant. So, the for those with sufficient knowledge of the different techniques necessary for its overall growth, note that the strain can either be planted indoors or outdoors.
If planted indoors, prepare to trim the plant’s broad fan leaves to help regulate the circulation of air and light in the lower branches. Outdoor cultivation, on theother hand, is possible only in areas with humid climates and daytime temperatures that are within the 70° Fahrenheit range.
Indoors, it will take 9 to 10 weeks for Head Cheese to finish flowering. Once the nugs are ready for harvest, prospective growers can expect a total yield of 16 to20 ounces per square meter.
If the ideal conditions are met, the buds of Head Cheese should be ready for harvest by October. The overall yield can also be just as rewarding at 24 ounces or more per plant.
FAQ About Head Cheese Strain
Head Cheese yields 16 to 20 ounces or more per square meter indoors and 24 ounces or more per plant outdoors.
From 19% up to 28%
Head Cheese was created from a mix between 707 Headband and UK Cheese.
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