Information about Brand X:
Just by its name, Brand X (also known as Ostipow) indicates intrigue and mystery. As such, it makes one curious as to what thrilling experience it offers. In truth, it’s one of the most potent psychedelic strains that can knock anyone out. As such, this mostly Indica hybrid is not for the faint of heart, literally and figuratively.
Brand X originated from Michigan. Its original breeders, though, are not known. Nonetheless, there is a consensus that it is a cross between four classic strains – Afghani #1, Hash Plant, Northern Lights #5, and the original Ostipow Indica.
Information about Brand X:
|ORIGIN||Afghani #1, Hash Plant, Northern Lights #5, and Ostipow Indica|
|EFFECTS||Sleepy – 10|
Happy – 10
Hungry – 9
Relaxed – 8
Euphoric – 3
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry Eyes – 10|
Paranoid – 4
Dry Mouth – 3
|FRAGRANCE||citrus, earthy, lemon, pungent, sweet|
|FLAVORS||pungent, woody, flowery, berry, blueberry, lemon, pine, sweet, tangy|
|MEDICAL||Pain – 10|
Insomnia – 10
Stress – 10
Depression – 5
Inflammation – 2
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to early October|
|THC CONTENT %||25% to 28%|
|CBD %||Less than 1%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||90%/10%|
|INDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||12 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Cool to warm climate|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
To say that Brand X is potent is, in fact, an understatement. Packing between 25% to 28% THC, the effects of this hybrid are devastating. A fact that may turn off beginners and for a good reason too but can nonetheless entice hardcore users.
Right off the bat, the hybrid induces an intense mental buzz. Ideas and thoughts races and floods the mind. It also causes visual distortions and amplified senses. For instance, colors become incredibly vivid.
Typical of Indica hybrids, the physical effects gradually manifest. Not for Brand X, though. After some ten minutes, it slams into the body hard rendering one not only sedated but also locked on the couch. At this point, the trippy mental stimulation settles into a spacey high. And, it does not take long before users find themselves in dreamland.
In contrast with its hard-hitting narcotic effects, Brand X gives off a relaxing earthy and minty aroma. Blended with a hint of woody fragrance, smelling the dark-green nugs creates a feeling of strolling in a pine forest.
As with any other potent cannabis strains, there’s bound to be dry eyes and mouth when using Brand X. Drinking lots of fluids can help ease these mostly mild symptoms.
Users will want to watch out for palpitation. Brand X is insanely potent and can cause the heart to race. For this reason, people who have a heart condition should avoid using it. Another thing to watch out for is that it has the potential to cause some people to feel paranoid.
The sedating effects of Brand X can quickly cripple users. For that reason, the best time to use it is at the end of the day. At any rate, it is also the reason why it has immense value in the medical marijuana community.
It can significantly help people suffering from chronic pains find relief. Apart from physiological discomforts, its mood-altering properties can also aid in melting away stress. At the same time, people suffering from other mental issues such as depression can have a reprieve.
Of the tens of thousands of hybrids developed over the last several decades, most have the potential or ability to help people with PTSD, ADHD, ADD, and anxiety disorders. Brand X cannot help in this regard. In fact, using it may worsen the symptoms of these conditions.
Typical of Indica plants, Brand X is short and wide. It is also a picky plant making it less ideal for beginners in cultivating marijuana. A slow starter, its growth accelerates once it approaches or begins flowering.
Indoors or outdoors, the plant will thrive especially in a cool environment and fed with organic nutrients. It requires some work once it starts its lateral branching. Pruning and trimming some of its leaves can help better air circulation and moisture in check. Not to mention, it also allows light to reach the tight spots.
Brand X may be a bit difficult to manage, and it can be prone to some diseases. But once it starts the bloom phase, it takes only around 8 to 9 weeks before it is ready for harvest. Ideally, growers should combine with a stress training to promote a higher yield. On average, it should produce between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the garden or the backyard, Brand X starts to flower during the last week of September. By mid-October, it should produce an around 12 ounces of buds per plant.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Brand X? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.