Australian Blue crosses homegrown Fantaseeds’ prize-winning strain, Blue Haze, with an Australian sativa given to them in 1999 by some friends from down under. Australia is well known as one of the great global spots for sativas. Blue’s 90% sativa mother, the “Duck” or “Boesi” strain, contributes a classic sativa high and the clean musk of a lemon grove to this hybrid.
The haze influence combined with the dominant sativa make Australian Blue a leggy plant that loves to branch and get tall. She forms branches from the bottom and grows into a slender Christmas-tree shape. You don’t have to be in Australia to get good results with Australian Blue, but you do need to be in a locale where the weather supports an 11-week flowering cycle and the thermometer stays above 17 Celsius (62 Fahrenheit). In location that don’t meet these criteria, Australian Blue can be grown indoors. Homegrown Fantaseeds prefers gardening this variety in soil. Indoors, the average expected yield is 3/4 ounce (20-25 grams) per plant, a fairly typical sativa yield.
The buzz from a haze-sativa is lucid and uplifting, sometimes bordering on the psychedelic. When harvested too early, it can be a little speedy, but at the proper maturation, Australian Blue delivers the type of high sativa fans love – thoughtful and euphoric, relaxed yet awake and ready to enjoy what the day sends you.
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