Breeding New Cannabis Strains A female plant must be pollinated with male pollen. However, in the creation of hybrids, breeders are engaged in selective breeding in a controlled environment. In other words, they choose female and male pollen to produce a specific trait or set of pollen. The magic of blending cannabis strains is that it offers a level of control that was once the grower's domain.
Because the effects of cannabis are determined by the cannabinoids and terpenes in each strain, mixing multiple strains can create unique results, designed for an optimal user experience. People don't just mix strains to create a certain experience, but also because of taste and flavor, and the sky is the limit when it comes to creating intriguing combinations and profiles. Mixing different strains to produce a mixture of different effects is a fairly common way to consume cannabis. Mixing cannabis strains can be a positive experience for both recreational smokers and medical smokers.
Because the high produced by cannabis depends on the cannabinoids and terpenes contained in each strain, mixing certain strains can offer unique experiences. In addition, mixing cannabis varieties will alter their taste and flavor, allowing you to create combinations that best suit your preferences. By blending cannabis strains, you start with a solid foundation. A good base for a cannabis blend is a strain that produces long-lasting effects.
We recommend choosing popular strains that you can find almost anywhere, such as Sour Diesel, GSC, OG Kush, Pineapple Express, AK-47, Blue Dream, Gelato, Green Crack, Purple Haze, Wedding Cake, Forbidden Fruit and Biscotti Strain. Of course, there are many more you can choose from. A good base should represent between one-third and one-half of the mix. A “salad” is when you mix and smoke two or more different varieties of cannabis mixed in the same bowl.
People often describe cannabis strains as indicas, sativas or hybrids. Hybrid refers to a strain created by combining indica and sativa strains. Once a breeder has crossed a strain and reduced a phenotype and finally has one, they usually backcross that strain to strengthen their genetics. While it's likely that people smoked from a pipe or bowl that had traces of a different weed strain, mixing two strains isn't something you normally do, at least not as a first option.
Thinking about the name of the strain or the flavor combinations of foods can help you find new herbal blends, but they only scratch the surface. Backcrossing is a practice in which a breeder will cross-pollinate the new strain with himself or with a parent, essentially inbreeding the strain. The use of some CBD-rich strains mixed with high-THC strains can help balance the psychoactive effects of THC. After crossing a strain, the breeder will have to select the phenotype of the new strain that he likes best.
Strains are not an exact science, but sativa varieties are usually associated with a set of common effects.