Leafly Buzz: eight Hashish Strains in 2021
Hundreds of thousands of cannabis lovers and newbies, from coast to coast, have a full year of mega-flavors and powerful, euphoric effects to discover in 2021.
The pace of innovation in cannabis is constantly accelerating, and delicious results are just a trip away to a licensed pharmacy.
Just like with sneakers and watches, various types and brands of weed are trending up and down across America – where one in four citizens now lives in a legalizing state. Search and sales data also match: Americans show consistent, specific tastes in trendy, premium ganja.
For example, many of the national flavors of 2021 started with the Cookies variety more than five years ago on the West Coast. Each of the strains listed below stands on the shoulders of past greats and extends into the future of the Valhalla weed. Here are eight of the most popular trees in the U.S. forest to try in 2021.
Gushers (Photo by Chewberto; Courtesy Connected Cannabis Co.)
Gushers comes from Gelato # 41 crossed to Triangle Kush. In fact, four of the hottest strains will be crossed with Gelato in 2021. Everyone loves gelato and you can’t blame them. Not liking it is like saying you don’t like pizza because it has become too popular. Don’t be that guy.
Gushers isn’t exactly a new strain – it won an Emerald Cup trophy in 2018 – but the California staple continues to roam the US with a notable clip. Brand Connected Cannabis Co. in California provides a major source for gushers, although other people grow it too.
Like all hot strains, Gushers packs the THC in. Its amazing smell comes from a hit trifecta of aromatic molecules called terpenes: lemon-scented lime, funky beta-caryophyllene, and floral linalool.
Fans report finding themselves relaxed, happy, and euphoric about dealing with stress and depression with Gushers, also known as Fruit Gushers, and White Gushers.
And many seed breeders are also working on the fruity Gushers line:
Colorado breeders introduced crosses like Cannarado shock (Vietnam Black x Gushers) and offspring Frumpz (Freshwater Taffy x Grumpz). Oakland’s Purple City Genetics was made in Cali Gusher Pie (Gushers x Rainbow Pie F2).
Gelonade (Photo by Chewberto; Courtesy Connected)
Like Gushers, gelonade shows how tribes typically debut on the west coast and become commonplace over several years in markets like Oklahoma and Florida nationwide. This is a huge win for legal customers across the country, as well as the influential breeders and breeders who are still working hard on California’s next great taste.
Over at the coveted HENDRX tree nursery in Humboldt County, owner Daniel Hendrix agreed that Gelonade received the goods. “It combines a new level of potency, purple and gas with this intense fruit. It’s so, so good. “
Connected Cannabis Co. of California has made lemon tree jelly crossed with Gelato No. 41 – sweet, thick, syrupy lemon terpenes mixed into the creamy berry and biscuit flavor of gelato.
So far, those are two flavors that mention gelato and buckle up for more. Why did Gelato break away from the pack? Big commercial grow, said Ted Lidie, founder of high-end cannabis brand Alien Labs.
“In order for strains to achieve a certain level of awareness, they must have a certain supply,” Lidie said in a December 29th Instagram Live video hosted by Leafly freelancer Jimi Devine. “The reason Gelato # 41 became so popular is because it was the most popular exotic at the time.”
“Sherbacio” by Alien Labs (David Downs / Leafly)
Sherblato is a true California relic from the 2016 Before Times and is gaining more national fans in 2021 as Connected Cannabis Co. expands to other states and brings their stables of thoroughbred pots to the masses.
Sherblato comes from the cross between two classics, Sherbert and Gelato. (Connected calls her “Sherbacio”). It has Pink Panties, GSC and Sunset Sherbert in its line. Expect Sherblato, like its cousins, to deliver a creamy berry smell and taste, fuel. Leafly readers report that Sherblato is relaxed, happy, hungry, and calm on the high-THC effects.
Lumpy’s Apple Fritters (David Downs / Leafly)
Let’s take a gelato break and celebrate the apple flavors that are on the rise in 2021.
Apple fritter from Lumpy’s Flowers in Northern California dates back to pre-2018 for medical marijuana in California but is slowly rising to the fore in the adult-use era. It shows how hot varieties don’t just fall from the sky. They debut on the shoulders of bygone genetics, gain fans, sow the culture, and then break out into mass recognition.
Speaking of ancestors: The influential breeder / breeder “Lumpy” screwed a deadly apple odor onto a cookies chassis – Apple Fritter combines Sour Apple (Diesel x C99) and Animal Cookies (GSC x OG).
Now that customers on Main Street in America are asking for fritters, Weed architects are working on new crosses.
Lumpy is released Lemon trill (Lemonade x reckless rainbow) and Cherry Janeand soon LAX (Apple Fritter x LA Snow) Sherly Temple, that is Cherry Jane x Apple Fritter # 39; For the sativa heads, Lumpy Sour Apple made Haze (Super Silver Haze x Sour Apple). Portland, OR’s Archive Seeds offers Fritter Licker – Apple Fritters for Face-Off. California-based breeder / breeder Compound Genetics is selling a # 30 Grapple Pie (Apple Fritter x Grape Gasoline). Most recently, Californian Alien Labs are growing the perfect strain –Atomic Apple (Triangle Mints x Apple Fritters); now on pharmacy shelves.
How do you like these apples
Kush Mints (Courtesy Cookies)
2021 will shape everything, and we are here for it.
Seed Junky Genetics from LA dominated the regular game like Kobe dominated the NBA in ’05 -’06, making Kush Mints by crossing Animal Mints with Bubba Kush. Let’s unpack all these good things:
Animal Mints harnesses the power of GSC, OG Kush, and even Blueberry. It is a cross between animal biscuits (GSC x Fire OG) and SinMint biscuits (GSC x Blue Power).
The ice cold classic Bubba Kush comes from Northern Lights and Triangle Kush.
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Kush Mints spawned its own line of mints, including LA Kush Cake (wedding cake x Kush Mints) and pancakes (London Pound Cake # 73 x Kush Mints # 11).
And while we’re talking about mint, don’t miss the sub-madness in The Menthol (Gelato x White Diesel x (High Octane x Jet Fuel)) which is the hottest unofficial ‘Baby Yoda’ cut from Khalifa Mints (Khalifa) by Compound Genetics is Kush x The Menthol).
Los Angeles is getting its jungle cake this year and smoking it too. Jungle Cake was bred by Seed Junky Genetics and crosses White Fire # 43, also known as Wifi43 (Fire OG x The White) and Wedding Cake (Triangle Kush x Animal Mints).
Jungle Cake looks so icy and good looking, with slight flavors of sugary frosting and fuel. In fact, consumers with the highest THC value love jungle cake because of its high levels of AF. The hybrid stretch test is in the 30% THC range and ensures a strong high. the antidote to life in the concrete jungle.
Colorado Breeding Kings Cannarado have one setting: Beast Mode. Your Garanimals have escaped from the zoo and are running amok nationwide.
Garanimals was developed for cookies fans and gives Animal Cookies the cherry and grape aromas of the Grape Pie variety (Cherry Pie x Grape Stomper). Garanimals is dark, dense, resinous, fragrant evening herb that goes well with Netflix and your fridge.
In fact, all of the most sought-after strains in the US revolve around that relaxing, happy evening effect – as opposed to a racy, daytime, and psychedelic mood. You can’t blame people for just wanting to relax after 2020.
Ice Cream Cake (David Downs / Leafly)
Finally, Seed Junky Genetics strikes again with their indica cross made from wedding cake (aka Triangle Mints # 23) and Gelato # 33.
Ice cream cake is an example of when a virtuous cycle becomes vicious: popularity leads to greater availability, which leads to rampant growth that ultimately undermines quality control. Ice Cream Cake became such a safe bet that every Tom, Dick, and Heidi tried – with varying results.
In the best case scenario, this strain makes perfect sense as gelato will transition to Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. They are all great strains on their own. The combination is cake-like, sweet, and high in THC and a powerful finish.
Even so, it takes a master breeder to get the most out of Ice Cream Cake. In 2021, fields of not-so-pretty cream pies will turn into bargain B-buds or, to the horror, oil for vape pens.
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And so we have come to the end. You are probably feeling pretty full of desserts, right? We can already hear haters ask:
“When, oh Lord, when will hearty flavors break the stranglehold of the sweet ?!”
“Where are my favorite sativas?”
“Will the real old school classics stand up please ?!”
We have you, fam. Keep clicking Leafly News and we will keep showing you the best.
David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as chief of the California Bureau for Leafly.com. He has written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and author of several cannabis books including ‘Marijuana Harvest’ by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He is the co-host of the Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns
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