Normally, I prefer my strain’s sativa/indica percentages to be on the extremes. I want either the energetic and cerebral affects for day work or the knock-me-out body buzz for late at night. But lately, I have been wallowing in hybrids to better understand the nuances of how a balanced high highlights the flower’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A prefect hybrid example for this review is Sour Banana Sherbet #2 by Nature’s Grace and Wellness.
I picked up an eighth of SBS #2 at BEYOND/HELLO Dispensary in Bloomington-Normal, and as I mentioned before, I prefer when the see-through containers. For SBS #2, this is an advantage. The darkish fluffy buds are light in density and easy to break up. They are covered in trichomes and bursting with burnt orange hairs. This Sour Banana Sherbet #2 strain, a cross between Banana Sherbet and AJ’s Sour Diesel, boasts 25.86% THC levels.
Nature’s Grace and Wellness has selected the best performing phenotype No. 2 that is high in the terpenes beta-myrcene, beta-caryophyllene and limonene. The caryophyllene and myrcene give the buds an herbal and spice aroma but when broken apart, the limonene adds citrus notes. The flavor is different from the smell. The first of the inhale has more of a creamy musk that quickly switches to the sour banana and yogurt it gets its name from. On the back end are hints of lemon and diesel with a sour sherbet finish.
The powerful but balance high has strong cerebral affects but also an easy and relaxed feeling that is eventually followed by a body relaxation. SBS #2 is a great mid-day and evening strain that allows for an array of activates. However, after several doses, a heavier more tiring buzz catches up. The entire high, though, is happy and easy going, and the strain helps calm my upset stomach (three times). SBS # 2 is a great example of an even hybrid with diverse aromas and flavors and a nicely balanced high.
Nature’s Grace and Wellness, according to its website, is owned and operated by the O’Hern Family. The O’Herns are fifth generation farmers and run O’Hern Stock Farms in Western Illinois. The Spoon River Valley area is their home and they are passionate about improving the livelihood, health, and wellness of not only their families but their fellow friends and neighbors. Their Grow Center is located down on our family farm in Fulton County, Vermont IL.
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