Picture that distinct aroma you inhale when passing by a bakery. That's how lovers of Biscotti would describe this weed strain. Biscotti is a relatively new strain on the block, perfect for dessert lovers. It's not gone unnoticed and is quickly gaining admirers from both newbies and 'cannasseurs.'
Before diving into whether this tantalizing strain is an Indica or Sativa, you might want to learn the story behind the moniker. Biscotti is an Italian term, specifically a fusion between the words "twice" and "cooked." It's pastry vocabulary for when you split a food item in two and then cook one half for the second time.
The weed strain is similar in regards to the cookielike aroma and flavors. Biscotti, also known as Biscotti Kush, is Indica-leaning and was originally grown by the famous growers from Cookies Fam, Berner and Jigga Biscotti.
Biscotti is a crossbreed of Gelato #25 and South Florida OG (Triangle Kush). Gelato #25, also called Larry Bird, is an indica-heavy weed strain and a cross between Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet, which explains Biscotti's cookie flavor and aroma. This parent strain typically contains THC levels ranging between 17 and 25 percent. And users say it gives a head rush and induces a mellowing effect while simultaneously delivering productivity.
The other parent strain, South Florida OG, is a balanced hybrid born from Hindu Kush, Chemdawg and Lemon Thai crossing. It's potent, with average THC levels of 28% and is known for its uplifting and relaxing effects while boosting creativity.
Biscotti contains three terpenes responsible for its aroma, taste and high.
Let’s break down the entire strain profile. Biscotti boasts significant CBG and THC levels which differ based on the grower. Expect THC levels ranging between twenty-five and twenty-eight percent, responsible for the relaxing and euphoric high.
As for the CBG levels, you should note that CBG content is typically high when a plant is growing, and the levels decrease upon maturity. Biscotti contains CBG levels ranging between one and two percent. CBG wields psychoactive properties. That said, there's a common belief that it has medical benefits thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Biscotti strain is true to its name, delivering a sweet cookielike aroma with notes of spices and nuts. Upon breaking apart its bud, you may notice hints of fresh herbs. Expect a sweet and nutty flavor upon inhalation. And a creamy vanilla taste with trace amounts of diesel upon exhalation. The aftertaste is similarly sweet, with some users recommending sipping a cup of coffee and munching on biscotti cookies after a session.
Like other Indica-heavy weed strains, the Biscotti strain has tiny and dense dark green buds with snow-like trichomes, which are sticky to the touch.
Biscotti strain contains an average THC level of 25% that can go up to 28% and packs a punch thanks to its parent strains. It's the ideal strain for long days when you need a pick-me-up or for social events. Expect a hard-hitting high that leaves you feeling weightless and in a complete state of relaxation. You'll slowly begin to experience tingling from head to toe and feel warm and uplifted. You may experience loosening of body joints and relief from muscle pain. A dopamine rush may soon follow, leaving you giggly and carefree.
Every cannabis user reacts differently to the Biscotti strain. Even so, there are medical benefits that this cannabis strain commonly delivers.
As with any weed strain, the Biscotti strain may lead to unintended aftereffects. The most common is dry eyes and cottonmouth which you can mitigate by staying hydrated and using eye drops. Users with a low tolerance level may experience paranoia and anxiety after overindulging. Therefore we recommend toking in small doses.
Most growers are still learning about growing Biscotti due to its relatively new nature in the cannabis scene. However, it being an Indica-dominant weed strain means you can use the same methods as with other Indica cannabis plants.
Be sure to use the correct propagation and germination techniques. You may opt for cloning or growing the seeds directly in the soil. The vegetative stage takes up to eight weeks, while flowering takes about eight to nine weeks. And since it's an Indica, this means dense buds. So you might want to implement the Screen of Green growing method or tie some branches to allow airflow. Failure to do this may result in mold and mildew.
It's best to use eco-friendly pest control methods and fertilizers. As for the harvest, you should wait until the plant's maturity stage. Tell-tale signs are cloudy trichomes and dark orange pistils. Expect yields of about ten ounces per square ft for indoor-grown Biscotti. And up to twelve ounces when grown outdoors. Biscotti flourishes in warmer climates, and the ideal growing season is early summer.
With such revered parent strains, biscotti Kush is a must-try. It offers a delectable aroma and flavor and a pleasant cerebral and physical high. It may also provide health benefits such as pain relief, mood uplift, and, in some cases, manage depression and social anxiety. Whether you are into dabbing or smoking, Biscotti Kush is worth a try. Visit Hikei’s online store and view our product categories today.