It’s been hailed as one of the most popular cannabis strains on the planet. Blue Dream not only appears to be easy to grow, it tends to produce a good crop in a variety of environments. Recent research, found that throughout 2015, this cannabis strain was the biggest seller in states such as Washington and Colorado.
Although it still seems to be more popular on the West Coast, especially in California where it originated, the strain has cultivated its own legendary status that is fast spreading across the globe.
What is Blue Dream?
Blue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid, created by crossing the indica Blueberry, the part that gives the drug its pain-relieving properties, with sativa Haze, something that is guaranteed to give those grey cells a workout just when you need it. With its sweet berry aroma, it tends to mellow you out rather than send you into a coma and is a favourite with many medical cannabis users who want relief from pain during the day but still need to function.
There’s a lot of mystery about who created Blue Dream but it quickly gained cult status in its native California. With aggressive marketing in recent years, the strain has just as rapidly become popular around the world. For many, it provides that ultimate balance between relaxation and creative thought. If you like a little ‘calm euphoria’, then this is certainly one strain you’ll be eager to try.
The Popularity of Blue Dream
The ease of cultivation and wide availability of Blue Dream is partly responsible for its popularity. The fact that it generally has a great yield compared to other strains is another important factor. With cannabis legalised both medically and recreationally in many states in the US, advertising and commentary on different strains has become more widespread which means that reach is improving. You probably won’t find many weed enthusiasts who will have a bad word to say about Blue Dream and for those looking to grow their own supply it’s a reliable seed to start from.
The rise of Blue Dream in places like Washington and Colorado is undoubtedly down to some much better branding than in the past. With that comes the need for quality control. Much like some computer software nowadays, Blue Dream is considered ‘open source’ and it’s relatively easy to find cuttings if you want to grow from there. Our advice is always to get your cuttings or seeds from someone you trust.
The Benefits of Blue Dream
With a THC content in the late teens, the balance between relaxation and brain stimulation is one of the key benefits that many committed users simply love.
If you suffer from headaches, pain or have mental health issues such as depression, advocates have attested to Blue Dream’s soothing properties. There’s even some evidence that it helps with issues such as menstrual cramps which could be one reason why it’s popular among women.
Most reviews point to the fact that Blue Dream is great for daytime use and is brilliant for social occasions when you want to loosen everyone up for some good conversation. It can alter mood and perception without getting users too high so that they are unable to think or function effectively.
There’s no monopoly on Blue Dream as there is with some other strains. That means you can find cuttings easily and there’s no one group in control of it. It’s also fairly cheap to get hold of which is something that most growers love.
Combine that with the comparatively big yield and the fact that the plant is resistant to powdery mildew, most cultivators achieve success when growing the plant.
You can grow Blue Dream both indoors and outdoors and it usually reaches a medium height, often spreading more once flowering starts. Most experts say it’s best to grow indoors and takes about 65 days before it reaches the flowering stage. If you’re new to growing, it’s a great strain to start with as it’s fairly forgiving if you make mistakes. The plant does need a lot of feeding but requires the soil to be kept fairly moist.
The plants may need support as they grow as the stems can be weak, so early staking can ensure you crop stays upright and sturdy. The stems generally get stronger once flowering starts. If you are planting outside, you also need to watch out for pests such as caterpillars that seem to love the sweet smell of the leaves.
As one of the strains that seems to tick most boxes, Blue Dream continues to deliver. Making sure you source from a reputable supplier is always a good starting point – whether that’s shopping online or obtaining from a local cultivator.
There are many strains on the market at the moment and competition between them is fierce. Particularly for first time growers, however, Blue Dream is a safe bet to start with.