Cabbage Patch is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a complex, fruity taste and a bouncy, social high. This strain, whose creator is unknown, combines the flavor of Cherry Pie with the cerebral strength of Durban Poison. Slightly less intense than some pure landrace sativas, this bud’s balance of focus and relaxation makes it a great choice for fans of hybrids. High amounts of THC, measured at between 17% and 27%, ensure that Cabbage Patch can be potent for even experienced cannabis consumers.
Cabbage Patch is marked by small to medium-sized buds. Like actually cabbages, these flowers cling together in a tight, dense structure. The tightly-coiled leaves are a dark shade of mossy green and are filled with vibrant, almost neon orange pistils. Finally, particularly thick coat of trichomes covers the flowers’ inner and outer surfaces and gives them an almost white appearance, even from a distance.
When properly cured, Cabbage Patch gives off a pleasant aromatic combination of musk and fruit, a scent that is reminiscent of leather. This bud has also inherited parent strain Cherry Pie’s bright notes of cherry. There’s an acidic lemon scent hanging underneath as well. When ground up or broken apart, Cabbage Patch’s flowers give off a more robust odor of soil, with some hashy undertones. When combusted, this strain burns with a smooth, palatable smoke that tastes sour and tangy on the exhale.
Uncharacteristically for a sativa, Cabbage Patch is a creeper of a strain that may take several minutes to reveal its potency. Eventually, smokers feel a concerted pressure around the temples and the back of the neck. A surge of energy accompanies this strange sensation and may inspire consumers to get up and move. Cabbage Patch also brings about some cerebral stimulation, paving the way for productivity. The strain can be an effective aid for powering through a mountain of work, whether the work is problem-oriented or creative and open-ended.
Alternatively, it can inspire artistic endeavors like drawing or writing, as it frees up any inhibitions on the imagination. Some physical tingle keeps this bud’s effects from becoming too head-centered. In social situations, Cabbage Patch’s freely associative effects may spark stimulating conversations with like-minded friends. Users should beware that in larger doses, the strain can leave the mind unfocused, making it better for daydreaming or just for lounging around the house. Due to its initial burst of energy, Cabbage Patch is better suited to daytime than to evening use. A little bit of this bud can go a long, even for cannabis veterans.
Cabbage Patch may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its burst of euphoria can temporarily relieve mild to moderate stress and depression. Additionally, its cerebral focus can also be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to sustain concentration. The strain’s mildly relaxing effects can also soothe deep-seated aches and pains. Because it can bring about obsessive, recursive patterns of thinking, Cabbage Patch is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No large-scale breeders have claimed responsibility for creating Cabbage Patch and none have made seeds of the strain available for sale online. Instead, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” This bud can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, Cabbage Patch’s mostly sativa genetics suggest taller, branchy plants that may need to be pruned back early in the vegetative stage.
Growers should also cure their harvest by hanging the buds upside down for about a week in conditions with 50% humidity and 70 degree temperatures. Once the stems can easily snap off the flowers, the flowers can be sealed in airtight jars in ambient humidity of 60-65% and a temperature of around 70 degrees. While curing, the buds should be checked daily for a week for any signs of mold.
Cabbage Patch can be a great way to start the weekend or to enliven a party. Its upbeat, social vibes may even have you doing the cabbage patch.