There are lots of strains out there which make you wonder about their origin and breeding. Any grower can end up being confused when a particular strain offered has two or more than two seed banks. It is always tricky to figure out which is original and which one is a copy. Bubble gum is that contentious strain which happens to have two seed banks offering their own versions – T.H. seeds and serious seeds (both of these reside in Amsterdam).
Bubble gum strain gets its name from the fruity flavor you get when smoked. So much is its popularity that it has traveled all the way to Holland from Indiana. The effects of bubble gum are a proper balance between indica traits and sativa – all of it that allows you to relax out properly without being knocked out. The bubble gum strains can be found growing well in a big scale sea of green. They are easily managed and the offer a quite uniform growth. Since this hybrid clones pretty well, it makes it easier to rotate the garden space in order to keep moving forward the production. If there are hydroponic setups and quality soils available, this strain is equally suitable for both expert growers as well as noobs.
What is Bubble Gum?
The flowering time is about 8 to 9 weeks, the yield is high, it is easy to grow, and it grows well when the temperature ranges from 68 to 80 degree Fahrenheit. The bubble gum can grow well either outdoor or indoor, but it always helps if there is sufficient protection against the outside weather for the production of mold in buds. For best results, it is advised that increased levels of phosphorus be used for a better finish of buds. Not only that, it also needs to be ensured that enough amount of time be given for flushing of the nutrients to achieve the iconic bubble gum flavor.
History of Bubble Gum:
Now we now there are two different bubble gum strains, both of which are of high quality. There is quite a bit of history here. In early ‘80s in Indiana, USA, the original material by a grower was developed. Back in 1993, this person gave 3 different plants of female bubble gum, to T.H. Sees’ Adam, and to Cerebral Seeds’ Tony and Simon (they split up shortly after this; Tony founded Sagarmatha Seeds and Simon founded Serious Seeds). Hence, this is how the bubble gum arrived in Netherlands – through three different breeders. From then on, different stories have been written about the bubble gum’s history. What we know is, there were 3 breeders and they had 3 different ways of breeding.
Bubble Gum: Appearance, Aroma, and Flavor:
The one quality that puts bubble gum apart is its ability of making your mouth water along with stimulating your senses. The aroma is simultaneously pungent and sweet, which can easily overwhelm any room where it is smoked and would leave behind a candy like smell everywhere. It is kind of similar to those sweet vale juices. Some aspects of the aroma of bubble gum can also be associated with that of the earth and its flower, thereby giving more of a natural component to its smell.
Bubble gum’s flavor essentially tastes like a bubble gum, just as the name suggests. It could be not as pleasant as the aroma, but it is pretty much equal to that. The smoke has a tendency to make the mouth water and fill up the tastes buds in it with notes of berries and cream along with an array of different flowers and fruits. Even once the smoke is all gone, the sweetness of the bubble gum lingers on the tongue and continues to impress the senses.
Talking of the appearance, the bubble gum buds are pretty classic looking – thick, densely packed dark greenish forest nuggets mixed with brassy orangey pistils marks which bend and curl through the entire length of the sugar leaves. The buds are entirely coated with a frosty THC crystals’ layer or trichomes – which basically signifies the cannabis’ potency when smoked. This frostiness is quite reminiscent of winter’s first snow, the one that can be seen when the seasons change and the land is about to begin freezing over.
How to grow Bubble Gum?
For the experienced growers, it is quite an easy crop to grow. Moreover, even for the beginners without a lot of experience, it is pretty easy to grow, provided they are ready to maintain a close watch on it, majorly about the climate control and humidity. There is just one major disadvantage to bubble gum – they are very susceptible to mold and rot and they have to be grown in hot, dry, outdoor environments offering protection from any kind of precipitation. The more preferable way is to grow it indoors where controlling the climate environment could be much easier. For growing it indoors, the most suitable ones are soil growth and hydroponic methods – both of these have been successful with SOG setups. If they are being grown outdoors, the location needs to be ideal – sunny, but properly sheltered which is tricky to get sometimes. The plant that grows is about 100 to 120 centimeters in height on an average, so not huge amounts of space are required for it to flourish. These bubble gum plants yield up to 16 ounces per every square meter when grown inside and about 14 ounces when grown outside.
Effects of Bubble Gum:
- It melts you into a relaxed and a euphoric state. It makes the body calm and it stimulates the mind while uplifting your spirit.
- At times of a creative shortcoming when one needs the hit of that inspirational wave, or during those times when one is socializing, bubble gum can be of great use. Mostly it gives the best results when you do it in late evenings or during the times when there is nothing else to be done.
- Bubble gum is known for giving plenty of happiness waves along with joyous bliss, all of which causes an immense uplift in the demeanor and mood, and also it could create a proper giggles case. Basically, the effects of bubble gum are majorly balanced apart from being highly pleasant.
Bubble gum – medical benefits:
Bubble gum is relied upon largely by the cannabis community because it is known to bring relief and heal a number of different ailments and medical conditions. Basically, it acts as mood booster and a major pain diminisher. Things like back pain, headache, body tension, chronic pain, migraine, menstrual cramps, and muscle spasms – all of these can be got relief from by the bubble gum strain.
Some other ways to use bubble gum apart from smoking are candies, edibles, tinctures, extracts, gummies, and concentrates – all of these can provide higher doses with putting in lesser than the actual act necessary for consumption. Some other conditions like insomnia, anxiety, depression, and stress can be benefited by bubble gum, but one needs to be cautious so as to avoid any paranoia or uncomfortable anxiety.
If you happen to be looking for alternates to the conventional medications for any of the above mentioned conditions, the bubble gum strain is the perfect one for you.
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