The Death Star Strain has been famous for its higher THC content compared to several other strains. It is also unique because of its tendency to leave a room smelly after use. The name assumingly came from the Star Wars movie, which is perfect for its ability to mentally send the user ‘into space’.
The Team Death Star started developing this strain in the 2000’s in Ohio. It was only in 2004 when it became popular. In 2010, the High Times featured it.
Moreover, this strain won at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup as a second placer for the People’s Choice Award in 2014.
The Death Star Strain has buds that are fat and thick. As you crush them with your fingers, you will feel how sticky it is between your fingers, which is a good thing. It is a sign of a high-quality strain.
This strain is also hairy, in which the hair is dark orange.
The leaves are dark green. Some are bright green with dark green shades, though. The trichomes are amber in color, which proves that it provides long-lasting benefits.
The stems are galactic in appearance because of its purple shades.
The taste of it is creamy and diesel-like with a citrusy undertone. Some are sweet and tend to linger on the tongue.
The aroma has the mixed characteristics of its parents, which is pungent, citrusy, rubbery, and earthy. It has an odd sweet scent too that is as overpowering as the skunks’.
The rate of its effects is one of the Death Star’s distinguishable characteristics.
The Death Star Strain is highly potent. What makes it unique among several strains is that its effects tend to creep up. It starts mild until it becomes intense.
Some users use this strain for paranoia treatment. It also helps in alleviating depression, stress, insomnia, and nausea. It also provides sedation and relaxation, which makes it a great recreational strain for those who want to de-stress and unwind after their long day’s work.
It also works as a pain reliever.
However, some of its benefits, like relaxation, euphoria, and sedation, can cause problems in your daily functioning if misused. For this reason, it is crucial that you only use it if you do not have any tasks or work to do.
Other side effects include cottonmouth and dry eyes, which you can easily counteract with hydration and artificial tears.
A few users claim that this strain can cause paranoia. Some say that it causes them to cough.
The Death Star Strain is 75 percent Indica, which can mean that its THC level can be higher than average. What makes this strain unique is that it is among the few Indica strains with higher CBD than the others. Therefore, this item has medicinal benefits.
Its terpenes, caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene are responsible for its effects, taste, and aroma. These are reasons for its pepperiness, spiciness, earthiness, and citrus scent and flavors. These terpenes also provide anti-inflammatory effects, even stress-relief, and anxiety relief.
Summary of Dark Strain Terpenes:
The Death Star Strain is the product of the crossing between the Sour Diesel and the Sensi Star.
The Death Star’s children include the Star Tonic and the Pink Death Star.
If you know the Death Star and fond of it, you will like it even more if you know how easy it is to cultivate this strain. Unlike most strains, the Death Star is resistant to mildews, diseases, and molds. Parasites hate it too because of its strong smell.
Whether indoors or outdoors, you can grow this strain on your own. Hydroponics or soil will do. You only have to wait for 65 days for it to mature.
The Death Star prefers a sunny environment but still needs shades for protection. What you only have to worry about is to prevent it from getting exposed to extreme temperatures and humidity levels.
This strain is small, which makes it ideal for cultivation because it provides more space. However, expect that you can only get a yield of 3 to 6 ounce per square feed in early to mid-October.
The flowering time is 7 to 9 weeks.
The Death Star Strain is advisable for nighttime use. As one online reviewer mentioned, “it is very potent, will knock you off your ass and only got to smoke a little bit. I really enjoyed the high, sometimes overwhelming, but very relaxing.”
This strain has the qualities of both Indica and Sativa. You can use it to relax and de-stress while watching your favorite Star Wars films.
If you love the Sour Diesel, you will also enjoy the Death Star because of its resemblance to its parents.
Just a word of caution: Do not smoke it if you are expecting someone to arrive at your place. Its smell lingers.