Cheese may not be a flavour generally associated with cannabis, but the odd (and tasty) tang helps this strain reign over funky town
Originally the product of noted growing collective and seed bank, TGA Subcool, Dairy Queen packs an interesting punch in terms of flavour, aroma and potency that result in a real royal highness. Here are five things to know about this monarch of marijuana (but, as always, keep in mind that experiences may vary).
First: It’s a cheese plate in a flower.
Dairy Queen is a cross between the celebrated U.K. Cheese cultivar and Space Queen (a combo of Romulan and Cinderella-99). In Canada, Dairy Queen can also be purchased as 3 Sisters from Aurora Cannabis Inc., though a prescription is needed.
The cultivar’s distinctive flavour is one of the primary characteristics that make it stand out from the crowd. Fruity, sweet and cheesy notes meld together, making for a creamy, dreamy consumption experience (while still being vegan-friendly).
Think the bougie-est of cheese platters—plus ice cream for dessert—rolled up into a joint. Bon appétit!
Second: It stinks.
This is not the cultivar to break out when trying to keep your consumption on the down-low (je m’excuse); Dairy Queen is known for its sharp-but-sweet cheesy odour that makes it one of the more pungent varieties of pot. Royalty doesn’t enter a room without a little fanfare, and Dairy Queen is no exception. Leafly reviewer Doctricnose710 concurs: “Open the jar and you’re smacked in the sniffer with absolutely delicious terps.”
Third: It’s a mood-lifter.
Stressed, depressed or unable to rest? The mood-elevating properties of Dairy Queen make this a great cultivar to consider when feeling down, as one of its main attributes is euphoria, with minimal sedation. Pump up the energy or unwind after a hard day’s work with this upbeat strain, which different users report leaves them feeling energetic, happy or creative post-consumption.
But if looking to wake-and-bake and move on to having a super-productive day (the weed equivalent of having your cake and eating it, too), this bud may just be for you.
Fourth: It takes on the multi-tasking so you can focus.
Wikileaf notes that Dairy Queen has a potentially high THC content (aka tetrahydrocannabinol, the intoxicating compound in cannabis) and low-to-no CBD content. Aurora Cannabis lists its equivalent, 3 Sisters cultivar, at about 18 percent THC and approximately 0.5 percent CBD. Dairy Queen is a sativa-dominant hybrid cultivar (although the concept of the indica/sativa dichotomy seems pretty contentious these days).
These properties lend the Queen her many charms; primarily, the ability to simultaneously target and reign over mood, concentration and relaxation in consumers. Taking charge of everything else, the strain allows users to hyperfocus on the task at hand, whether that’s wrapping up a project or deciding on pizza toppings.
This is partly thanks to the strain’s high levels of THC. Cannabinoids present in THC make neurons continue to fire, which can essentially augment or amplify thoughts and ideas, leaving users feeling intense concentration for the task at hand.
Fifth: Those who grow it at home should expect quality over quantity.
What Dairy Queen reaps in potency, however, it lacks in product. The strain provides, at best, a medium yield, so if any dreams of Scrooge McDuck-ing into a giant pool of buds or sleeping on a mattress stuffed with weed come harvest time, seek a, ahem, commoner cultivar.
Dairy Queen can be grown indoors or out. Grown indoors, the short, bushy plants are ready to harvest in seven to eight weeks under the right conditions. But true to her name, this monarch is rather delicate and particular about her surroundings, so getting conditions right in the great outdoors could be a bit of a gamble. Beginners may want to start with a more forgiving, albeit less royal, variety (think hardier, more robust stock).
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Written by Anisha Dhiman