CATEGORY: Flower / Hybrid
TYPE: Hybrid 50% Sativa /50% Indica
THC CONTENT: 15%
CBD CONTENT: 1%
EFFECTS: Body High, Cerebral, Euphoria, Giggly, Happy, Hungry
FLAVORS: Citrus, Fruity, Pine, Sweet
AROMAS: Citrus, Fruity
RECOMMENDED USE: Afternoon
MEDICAL USES: Anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eye Pressure, Insomnia, Loss of Appetite, Migraines, Nausea, Stress
DESCRIPTION: Only widely known about in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Canada, Black Velvet is the creation of B.C. Grown Seeds. They’ve created a balanced 50/50 hybrid by crossing The Black with Burmese Kush, resulting in a strain that’s equally effective on the mind and body. Decent THC levels and a yummy flavor make it a favorite – if you can find it.
Black Velvet ranks with many other hybrids in a moderate THC zone, with lab tests ranging from 15% to 20%. Nugs are quite sticky, making it difficult to roll a joint, yet are beautiful with a purple-black tint to them. As far as the aroma and taste are concerned, Black Velvet is high up on the charts. Notes of berry, flowers, and citrus blend together for a sweet treat that feels as enjoyable as it is to smoke.
Nugs of Black Velvet can be intense, so new smokers or those with lower tolerances might want to take it easy with this baby. Your high will come on quite quickly, with a cerebral high that’s intense and lengthy. Boosting your mood and creativity, users may find that they’re able to sit and focus on one task for a certain length of time. However, once your body begins to buzz and you’ve melted away into a total state of relaxation, all thoughts of productivity might go out the window.
Used primarily for its antidepressant properties, Black Velvet is very effective for medical patients. Since it brings about total relaxation, some might find this sedation useful for getting a good night of sleep if they suffer from insomnia. But before hitting the hay, make sure to have a big meal – Black Velvet induces a fairly strong case of the munchies, which is why those with nausea and appetite loss love it so much.
Try growing Black Velvet only if you truly love this strain, as the plants tend to produce a rather low yield. Although they do well inside or outdoors, you’ll find yourself waiting 9 to 10 weeks for their flowering cycle to kick in, and heavy colas might need a little bit of your attention along the way. Plants are easy to manage though, with heights that won’t take over your whole grow space.
Those with a high tolerance might love Black Velvet as a daytime strain to help focus the mind and lighten the mood, however many find that it just makes them too sedated to fully function. Try this strain a few times to get a sense of how you react to it, then keep some handy for a bit of stress relief.