You’re probably here because you’re a Star Wars nerd and you feel attracted to anything that reminds you of the award-winning franchise. Don’t worry, you’re secrets safe with us. On the other hand, if you are not a fan of the great Starwars saga yet, then this strain might just make you rethink your stance. Meet Skywalker OG.
While the namesake is for actively fighting off the dark side, that’s definitely not what you’re going to experience once you take a hit from the Skywalker OG. In fact, you’re probably going to want to put your lightsaber down as the darkness of calm and relaxation trickle and ooze through your system. Yes, this herb was specifically developed to cradle you off into the complete isolation of cognitive and body bliss, perhaps even ebbing you to finally joining the darkside.
Origins of the Skywalker OG strain
The Skywalker OG strain is a hybrid of the Skywalker and OG Kush strain. The Skywalker strain is known for its mixture of blueberry and Masar that originated from the Dutch Passion Seed Company from Amsterdam. The hard-hitting indica is mainly where its offspring gets most of its effects, passing down its calming impact to the eager Skywalker OG.
On the other hand, its Kush origin gives this strain its laid back buzz. But more than that, OG Kush also lends its complex flavor profile that adds a touch of dynamism and distinction to the Skywalker OG’s overall genetics. All together, these qualities birth the unique herb that blends together interesting effects with a prominent flavor and aroma you’re not likely to forget.
Aroma and Appearance
Once you see a Skywalker OG in person, you’ll immediately notice its remarkable number of thick white trichomes. It is unrelentingly sticky, with deep grayish green buds covered with orange hairs. Throughout the nugs, peeks of purple swirl with the backdrop of green, giving the bud some definite intergalactic appeal.
The signature aroma of the Skywalker series is very evident in this unique offspring. One whiff and you will get the sweet blueberry scent from the get go, mixed together with a mild hint of dough. The pungent scent is a mixture of fruity, diesel, and spice that gives just the right buzz to wake up your senses. This strain is one of those whose scent is almost identical to its flavor, so you don’t need to worry about having your expectations met with disappointment.
Experience and Effects
The strain is indica-dominant, so most of its effects center on subduing your body and mind. Expect pure calm and relaxation when the high hits. The force is definitely strong with this one, but depending on how much you take, you might just be able to manage the potency of the effects and prevent couchlock if that’s something you’d rather do without.
If you are ready to travel through hyperspace to make your interstellar dreams come true, the Skywalker OG might just be your best partner. It’s potent effects are quick to manifest and long to stick around, letting you enjoy the benefits of the heavy indica impact for extended periods of time. It’s also worth mentioning that as a classic strain with OG Kush genetics, this herb is likely to inspire that strong feeling of hunger from deep within. Be ready with your snack army.
At the height of the experience, Skywalker OG can taper off into a deep sense of sleepiness, enveloping your body in a cradle of comfort that can ebb you off into dreamland. As your heart rate slows down and your breathing reaches a deep and rhythmic cadence, the strain gently moves you into a calm collectedness that can get you sleeping in less than a minute.
Growing and Processing
Growing this strain is going to be a little bit of a challenge for novice growers. It is temperature sensitive, ideally grown between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Outdoor growers need to be guarantee dry and sunlit climate for the Skywalker OG to thrive. Humidity is its number one enemy. This is why it is still preferable for you to grow this indoors while utilizing the Sea of Green (SOG) method to maximize the plants’ yield.
It grows to a relatively controllable size and is resistant to mold and other cannabis diseases. This is also why experienced growers find it as one of the easier strains to farm. Know to be a fast finisher, Skywalker OG takes no more than 7 weeks to reach maturity from the seed. For every foot of its height, the plant can yield around 6 ounces of bud. And because it can reach heights of over 6 feet, you can expect a pretty fat harvest at the end of the entire exercise.
Who Is It For?
Skywalker OG is potent, delivering hard-hitting body and cognitive effects that can easily subdue even the most experienced smokers. For these reasons, novices and rookies would do themselves a favor to steer clear of the herb. If you’re known to worry or if you deal with mental distress, then it would be wise to consider taking the cultivar in lower doses.
For people that have trouble sleeping or relaxing before bed time, this is also a good strain to try. It can calm you down and get you ready for bed in no time, helping you achieve uninterrupted sleep that can swaddle you through the entire evening minus the tossing and turning. And because Skywalker OG also offers potent effects for the body, the cultivar might very well give you some well deserved relief against those annoying aches and discomforts.
As one of the best strains to take at day’s end, Skywalker OG can definitely help you cool down and relax after a full load of work. And if you’re interested in farming your own cannabis, this cultivar provides just enough of a challenge to help you hone your cultivation skills.
No Jedi mindtricks here – Skywalker OG is really a formidable herb to add to your ever growing list of staples.
George Mouratidis works as a full-time copywriter and journalist. He is the founder of WeedCopywriter.com, a bespoke content writing agency for the cannabis industry. George is a regular editor for many industry publications, as well as corporate blogs. He is also the co-writer of the book Ganja Hustle; a hit cannabis growing guide for the USA and Canada markets. When he is not writing, George likes to work out, trying new foods and playing with his cat. Currently, he lives in Greece.