One of the lesser-known strains, this hybrid is a cross between Black Cherry Soda and Querkle. Black Dahlia is a potent and rare hybrid strain that boasts a relatively low THC content and a multitude of powerful effects. The flowers have purple-red coloration and are often sticky to the touch thanks to heavy trichome production. Black Dahlia leans toward its indica genetics and delivers strong body effects suitable for insomnia and pain relief. This strain is a must try for athletes recovering for minor sports-related injuries or consumers dealing with chronic pain issues.
APPEARANCE AND AROMA
The Black Dahlia strain presents itself in the form of small to medium sized nugs with a densely packed structure. The nugs are a mixture of bright and dark green with an abundance of orange pistils. The bud is pretty frosty with a generous coating of crystal white trichomes across the surface. The bud is easy to break up with the hands but a grinder is recommended for consumers looking to save the kief. The aroma of the Black Dahlia is a mellow mixture of floral, berry, and pine, with a honey sage taste that sweetens as you exhale.
EFFECTS AND USES
With a THC content of only 15%, Black Dahlia is one of the least potent indica varieties around. Although 15% is unusually low for an indica, it’s important to remember this strain is a hybrid. This strain comes with a list of effects for recreational consumers such as a boost in mood, a sense of relaxation, and an increase in general happiness and wellbeing. As it calms the body, the mind will feel at ease as racing thoughts come to a halt. It’s known create a sedating effect once the high wears down, so consuming closer to night time or bedtime is recommended. Medically speaking, Black Dahlia is an excellent treatment for any ailment where sedatives are beneficial. Because of these properties, it is used for pain, insomnia, nausea, and mood disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression, nausea, and mild cases of PTSD. If you are a first-time smoker, it is suggested to take this one slow. Despite its low THC content, it tends to be on the more potent side. With that being said, this is an approachable bud and all experience levels are welcome.
Black Dahlia offers an easy to medium growing challenge, making it perfect for the beginner that wants to advance to the next level. This short plant is ideal in warm climates with a soil base, so indoor growers can rejoice at the fact that it won’t get too tall for your apartment ceilings. Whether you want to try this one outdoors or in, you’ll find that your flowers will be ready for harvest around 10 to 11 weeks or early October.
Although the effects are short-lived with the Black Dahlia strain, it is approachable for all levels of consumers. It’s clear to see why this intricate hybrid strain is a fan favorite. Let us know how you like it in the comments below.