Aptly named for its sweet berry taste and aroma, Strawberry Fields undeniably brings the sweet and sour flavor of real fresh strawberries. It strays away from candy sweetness and instead gives you the invigorating taste of fresh fruit that definitely adds to its overall appeal. Also known as a potent mood booster, the Strawberry Fields cultivar is best enjoyed in peace at night with a lot of snacks handy before going to bed.
A forerunner in the fruity cannabis strain department, Strawberry Fields has raked in tons of patrons for its delectable, mouthwatering flavor, intoxicating aroma, and well-balanced effects. So if you were wondering what this strain can do for you, let me take you down ‘cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields.
Origins of the Strawberry Fields Strain
Strawberry Fields was developed in the Netherlands by one of the country’s most prominent breeders. However there’s a lot of debate as to the real breeder behind the herb, with two competitors fighting for the claim to fame. Whatever the case, we don’t really care. What matters is that Strawberry Fields is one heck of an herb.
A cross of Strawberry Cough and a secret indica, the minor mystery that shrouds the strain’s roots makes it even more appealing to the ever eager marijuana market. Its only known parent – the Strawberry Cough herb – is a powerful sativa that lends its complex fruity flavor to the genetic mix. This was then crossed with a pure indica strain, which is where the Strawberry Fields strain gets most of its effects.
Aroma and Appearance
The aroma of this strain will remind you of fresh strawberries, but it also gives off the scent of ripe, sweet, citrus berries that work to add dimension and depth to the overall flavor profile. As you stick your nose into the jar, the glorious blend of organic fruit flavors swirl together and awaken the oflactories with their strong waves. On the other hand, mild hints of burnt wood and gasoline wiggle their way through the backdrop. To the inexperienced novice, the added flavor tail might not be too evident. But any connoisseur should be able to pick up on the minor notes.
Strawberry Fields have buds demonstrate the typical conical shape, tapering towards the ends in the shape of a little Christmas tree. And just like a tree decorated for the holidays, the beautiful nugs are laced in the tinsel of bright orange tendrils. And of course to top it all off, the glittering bud is drizzled in a coat of glistening trichome snow which secretes the delectable, sticky resin that contains the prized cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other chemical compounds.
Experience and Effects
Strawberry Fields is a known creeper strain and first time users are advised to be patient with its results. It can take around 10 to 20 minutes before a feeling of bliss kicks in. Those that become impatient and want to feel its effects immediately fall into the trap of smoking more. Others like the taste so much they also tend to smoke way beyond than their threshold. All that said, it’s important to know that Strawberry Fields will hit you hard if you smoke too fast or too much.
Once it starts, you will begin to feel relaxed and light. Giving you a clear mental state, you’re likely to feel as if you are lying in an airy field, enjoying the breeze and calm. Slowly as the effects progress, the cannabinoids work to lift the mind and body into a sense of gentle, soothing euphoria, slapping a smile across your face as the worries waft away from your mind.
At this point, the cerebral high will move on to your body. Your limbs – now heavy and unmoving – are likely to fall limp to your sides. What’s interesting about Strawberry Fields is that the herb can get you feeling a little more sociable and outgoing, perfect if you’ve got company. But without the friends and family surrounding you, it’s balanced effects can be a wonderful way to escape the drudges of daily life.
Growing and Processing
Novice growers will be happy to know that Strawberry Fields is a beginner friendly strain to grow due to its indica origins. It is a relatively short plant with thick and sturdy branches. These characteristics make it resistant to harsh outdoor weather, pests, and molds. Growing the herb in a wide, spacious garden space or farm can bring you to a bountiful harvest within about 8 weeks’ time.
An outdoor setup will give you a yield of 12 ounces per plant. Those that elect to do indoor cultivation get a better yield, a shorter flowering time, and a higher potency when a hydroponics structure is utilized. This system allows a yield of 10 to 12 ounces per square meter with a flowering time of 7 to 9 weeks. Of course, it will take a little extra time and effort, so unless you’re a pro, you might want to try your hand at outdoor growing first.
Who Is It For?
There’s no doubt that we’re living in stressful times, but fortunately, strains like Strawberry Fields are here to make us feel all better. Offering well-rounded effects and blissful flavor, this delectable strain can cradle you off into a state of utter relaxation as it swaddles you in its soothing effects. Needless to say, the herb transcends the many different preferences and levels of experience throughout the cannabis audience, so it doesn’t really matter if you’re new to the stuff or if you’ve been using marijuana for a while. The Strawberry Fields strain delivers.
In terms of its cultivation, Strawberry Fields is partial to outdoor spaces. So beginners can find it to be particularly easy to grow. Of course, with its dense cannabinoid profile and intense terpene content, you can expect that this herb will make the perfect raw material for a wide range of cannabis-derived products.
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.