Shishkaberry Strain [2021 Full Review]
Cannabis lovers may know this strain by its other name, Kish. It came to prominence back in 2001 when it came second in the Best Indica category at the High Times Cannabis Cup.
With legendary indica genetics and the ability to dull pain, it is not surprising that medicinal marijuana consumers have fallen in love with the Shishkaberry strain.
What Is the Shishkaberry Strain?
The Shishkaberry strain is a heavily indica-dominant hybrid with an 80:20 indica to sativa ratio. It is a cross between the legendary DJ Short Blueberry strain and an unknown Afghani strain.
With the Shishkaberry strain, cannabis consumers are getting the best of both worlds. While only amounting to 20% of Shishkaberry’s overall genetics, its sativa content is conspicuous in this strain’s early effects.
Initially, Shishkaberry’s effects are uplifting and euphoric. Users say that strain boosts their mood and puts a smile on their face. Shishkaberry’s early effects are characterized by a clear-headed high, which leads to a short term increase in focus.
With the Shishkaberry strain, cannabis consumers are getting the best of both worlds.
As time passes, Shishkaberry’s indica effects begin to take over, and pretty soon, you will start to feel deeply relaxed. Your body will start to feel heavier and heavier, and you’ll want to sit back and relax.
Please note that Shishkaberry’s indica effects are incredibly potent and sedating. When these effects have you entirely in their grasp, you will experience a deep body stone and couch-lock.
As the evening draws to a close, staying awake will prove to be almost impossible. Your eyes will naturally start to close, and before you know it, you’ll have drifted into a deep, peaceful sleep.
The nature of Shishkaberry’s effects makes it a great after-dinner strain and perfect for relaxing and unwinding. As its latter effects tend to make people very sedated and sleepy, this strain is much better suited to evening rather than daytime use.
One of the most distinctive aspects of the Shishkaberry strain is its enticing sweet and fruity aroma. It has inherited its fragrance from its parent strain, DJ Short Blueberry. These sweet and fruity Blueberry notes are offset by a milder, earthier aroma, which complements rather than detracts from its overall fragrance.
The Shishkaberry strain’s wonderfully fragrant aroma is a reliable indicator of its flavor. On the inhale, you can taste its deliciously sweet and fruity blueberry flavors, which linger long in the mouth. Shishkaberry’s milder earthy notes are more detectable on the exhale but pale compared to its stronger fruitier taste.
A Shishkaberry plant can grow as tall as six or seven feet in height when grown outdoors. By the time this plant is fully grown, it is heavily frosted in a thick layer of white, resinous trichomes.
A Shishkaberry plant has dense, spade-shaped buds and light green flowers. It also has beautiful, vibrant purplish hues, which stand out prominently against its overall frosted appearance.
Shishkaberry Strain Grow Info
The good news for prospective Shishkaberry strain growers is that its growth difficulty is rated as easy. It is a pretty straightforward plant to grow, which makes it suitable even for novice growers.
A Shishkaberry plant can be grown either indoors or outdoors. However, experienced growers recommend that you grow it hydroponically indoors, using the Sea of Green method.
The average indoor flowering period for a Shishkaberry plant is between eight to nine weeks. However, another massive plus for Shishkaberry growers is that it can flower in as little as 45 days. In terms of Shishkaberry’s yield, indoor growers are looking at around twelve to sixteen ounces per square meter.
If growing your Shishkaberry plant outdoors, expect a yield of twenty ounces (or more) per plant. Outdoor growers, your plants should be ready for harvesting around late September or early October.
Experienced Shishkaberry growers recommend curing the buds for even better results. Begin the curing process by either hanging the buds upside down or; you can place them on a drying rack for around seven to ten days.
When the buds are completely dry, put them in wide-mouth mason jars. Seal the jars’ lids tightly and place them in a cool, dry place for storage, e.g., a closet.
For the first week, open the jars’ lids at least three times each day for about five to ten minutes. This will allow any moisture in the jar to escape and will prevent mold from forming.
You will only need to open the lids a few more times during the second week of the curing process. After two or three weeks, the buds should be sufficiently cured. You can continue to cure the buds for longer if you wish, for even better results.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded THC level in a Shishkaberry strain sample is believed to have been a whopping 26%. Shishkaberry’s THC level can range anywhere between 15%-26%.
Everything you need to know about Shishkaberry marijuana strain, also known as Kish. Here are its effects, benefits, and growing information.
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One of the best around. Tastes just like it’s namesake. Rare flavor, very fun to share and experience.hidden jem that deserves more attention.
Got an oz of this strain on sale a few days back. It doesn’t make me cough even with a deep toke, and it doesn’t take much to feel the effects. Dank scent but in a good way, dank fruity taste. Immediate head rush, then a strong body rush. it leaves me floating in a warm place. It helps with my chronic neck pain. And I’ve been sleeping well the past few nights.
Love the flavour. My bid from OCS was a bit dry. Nice head high followed by a nice come down on the body
Thanks Caitlin, I have some “on order” and should be sampling in a few weeks, hopefully. I was interested to see how this flower will effect my hands. I have had cronic numbness and mild pain especially in my right hand for years, non-stop, And recently I had a round of gout in my right foot. excruciatingly painful to say the least. However that pain has caused me to nearly give up all sugar as it is huge in contributing to the issue. So should be healthier in the long run! I also liked what I have read about anxiety and stress. I also have ptsd. So my patient loving wife is excited too! Appreciate your post.
Great bud! Good hi. the little bit of sativa in it keeps it interesting and not zombie like. smooth up and smooth down.Keeps me happy, calm and it also helps with arthritic pain. Happy. Caitlin
“The Kish” is one of those strains that’s hard to find, but once you do find it, you’ll want to buy as much of it as you can. The THC level is insane, well over 25% every time I’ve bought it, although the CBD level is pretty much nonexistent. The high itself is very well balanced with both head and body effects that leave you relaxed mentally and physically. I would highly recommend trying Kish to any experienced user, but I would avoid it if I was inexperienced because of its high THC.
Shishkaberry, also known as "The Kish" to many members of the cannabis community, is an indica dominant hybrid (80% indica/20% sativa) strain that is a potent cross between the delicious The Red X Blueberry strains. This dank bud boasts a moderately high THC level ranging from 18-26% on average a…