O que se sabe com certeza é que esta variedade surgiu possivelmente na Ásia Central – e floresce muito mais cedo do que as sativas ou indicas. O ciclo de floração mais curto faz com que este tipo de maconha seja muito utilizado na confecção de sementes automáticas (que florescem automaticamente independente do fotoperíodo). Com o crescimento e a modernização do cultivo de maconha no mundo, os jardineiros – então chamados breeders – passaram a cruzar diferentes tipos de maconha, seja com o objetivo de acelerar a colheita ou potencializar certos efeitos. O resultado é essa infinidade de strains híbridas que vemos à disposição por aí, cada uma com um perfil distinto de canabinoides e terpenos, que dependerão de cada cruzamento genético em questão.
Basicamente, as híbridas consistem em cruzas de sativa X indica (ou sativa X sativa e indica X indica). Este artigo foi escrito em parceria com nossa equipe treinada de editores e pesquisadores que validaram sua precisão e abrangência. O wikiHow possui uma Equipe de Gerenciamento de Conteúdo que monitora cuidadosamente o trabalho de nossos editores para garantir que todo artigo atinja nossos padrões de qualidade. O cânhamo é uma planta que tem de ser bem cuidada e colhida com cautela. Use luvas e escolha muito bem o momento de fazer a poda. Apare o topo da planta para deixar que as folhas recebam mais luz. Remova folhas amareladas ou mortas, bem como pequenos brotos que surjam na parte inferior da planta. Não a pode em excesso, ou você prejudicará seu potencial de crescimento.
For many growers, obtaining sugar leaves is the best part of harvesting cannabis buds. Partly, it’s because while you can always purchase buds in dispensaries, one cannot lay his hands on sugar leaves unless he personally grows cannabis plants. However, there are many growers that throw away sugar leaves because they don’t know what to do with them. If you’re one of them, here’s the ultimate guide to educate you on how to use sugar leaves. It’s possible you’ve never heard of sugar leaves; however, if you’re a grower, you’d have handled them. Once you grow cannabis plants, you’ll notice that it develops leaves. These leaves get bigger as the plant grows, and are known as fan leaves. While fan leaves are visible from the branches, sugar leaves peek through buds where only their juicy tips sprinkled with a generous amount of trichomes are seen. They aren’t really visible in some plants where there’s a heavy amount of resin. Once you remove the fan leaves, you’ll see small sugar leaves clearly. Even fan leaves have trichomes, but in negligible quantities. Named aptly due to the resin that resembles sugar, growers collect even small leaves to make different products. Collecting sugar leaves is as simple as harvesting the buds themselves. However, since sugar leaves are small, you’ll have to spend some extra time trimming them one by one. For this reason, many people let the sugar leaves stay on the buds and smoke or vaporize them along with the buds. Another point to note is that the amount of sugar leaves obtained per plant will be small. Thus, you can save the sugar leaves by storing them in a ziplock bag or any airtight container and place it in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. This will also ensure that the leaves are brittle and it makes it easier for the trichomes to fall off when you’ve finally decided what you want to do with them. If you’ve grown those plants with so much effort, it’s natural to wonder if you can smoke them too. Yes, it is possible to smoke sugar leaves, but remember that it can be harsh on your throat. It doesn’t make sense to trim the sugar leaves and then smoke them because you can simply leave them on the buds. You’ll also need more sugar leaves compared to normal buds because the leaves don’t contain as much resin present in the buds. Therefore, if you decide to trim the leaves, make sure you create something else with them or you can just leave them on the buds. Here’s a video on what happens if you smoke sugar leaves: How to use sugar leaves. If you want to use sugar leaves to make different cannabis products, keep in mind that the trichomes differ from one strain to another. For instance, a strain like Green Crack may not produce as much trichomes as, say, Gorilla Glue that’s famous for its resin.
Just like the strains differ when it comes to the effects they produce, the amount of trichomes also differ.
Sometimes, plants with super huge buds don’t produce too many sugar leaves while those with smaller buds will have a lot more sugar leaves. Last but not the least, no matter what edibles you make, remember to decarboxylate the sugar leaves before using them so you get to use active THC or CBD. Here’s how you can use these amazing leaves studded with resin. People generally use cannabis buds to make edibles.