White Star gets its name for its trichome-coated limbs that point out like rays in every direction. This strain is the sativa-dominant progeny of two highly awarded strains: Paradise Seed’s Sensi Star, winner of High Life and High Times awards in 1999 and 2000; and Soma’s New York City Diesel, three-time Cannabis Cup winner and favorite among the Amsterdam crowd. Conventional wisdom says that sativas give smokers a “head high” in contrast to the indica “body high”. White Star successfully mixes the two for a buzz that both tingles the pores and opens the third eye.
Recommended for indoor gardens, this variety’s flowers may begin to reach maturity at around 9 weeks but the average time is closer to 10 weeks. At this point or a little earlier, the calyxes start to bulge. Some gardeners prolong the bloom to between 10 and 12 weeks for continued trichome production. White Star forms many individual main stem branches that grow very tall and sprout long thick leaves. The internodes or branching points seem unusually far apart at first, but they fill in fast as the growing cycle progresses. This plant produces the best yields when multiple branches are selected and kept.
This sweet tasting variety delivers an uplifting mixture of mind and body buzz that can be energizing and profoundly psychedelic. The celbrity match contributes stellar qualities to the high; however, the Diesel parentage creates a sense of brain acceleration and the Sensi Star makes the high come on fast and strong, so some pacing may be advisable. As long as it isn’t overdone, the result should be a giddy animation, which could be harnessed to complete projects around the house or to enjoy with friend for a night out on the town.
Ever smoke or grow White Star? Tell us about it in a comment below!