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Holy Grail Marijuana Strain Review

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Holy Grail is a heavenly hybrid of epic proportion. Originally cultivated by the magical bean breeders at DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada, the Holy Grail strain took first place for hybrid seeds during the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup (HTCC).

The Result: Being the progeny of award winning parents (Kosher Kush & OG 18), Holy Grail came out on top of the hybrid competition, and is said to have taken home the first-ever perfect score at a HTCC competition.

Type: Indica Hybrid

Also Known As: Holy Grail Kush

Genetics:  OG #18 & Kosher Kush

Origin:  DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

How Stoned Will You Get: Holy Grail Hits an 8 out of 10 in strength

Average THC: 23%

Average Price Per ⅛: $ 40

Awards: Hybrids — 2011 HTCC.

Dispensaries Carrying Holy Grail: 19

Strain Profile/The Science: The admiration heaped upon the Holy Grail revolves around the strains over-the-top potency. Featuring THC levels that have tested at well-over 20%, this modern hybrid instills a slightly mellower high than its name might suggest.

Appearance: As a hybrid, the Holy Grail strain combines the complex phenotypes commonly found in two of today’s more popular Indicas. Producing a pocket-sized plant that resides on the shorter side of the height spectrum.

Consistency: The Holy Grail strain produces sticky dense nugs that are thick with resin and blanketed in THC rich trichomes.

Scent: The intricate mix of flavonoids in Holy Grail produces a seriously spicy aroma – easily as visually impressive as the strain is potent – the aromatic quality of this hybrid is that of an untainted Kush. Rich with a uniquely complex spicy/citrus fragrance, this strain is easily detectable while being cultivated and once harvested … so growers beware.

Taste: Spicy / citrus

Effect: Incredibly stoney

Strain Background: Kosher Kush & OG 18

Growth and Seed Info: As is the case with most hybrids, the Holy Grail strain tends to produce a slightly more nuanced bud. Short, stocky, and ready to flower at the drop of a light switch – this strain works perfect for the indoor cultivator.

Pros: Known to produce a blissful and relaxed state of mind

Cons: Red eyes, dry mouth and occasional paranoia

Original Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

Current Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

Known Phenotypes: Produces Indica sized flowers from short / stout females

Seed Bank of Choice: Seed Mine

Flowering Time: 6 – 8 weeks

Flowering Type: Dense

Growth Height: Short, yet dense

Expected Yield: 1 – 4 ounces (Depending on the skill of the cultivator)

Garden Skill Level:  Intermediate

Breeder Quote/Advice: Perfect for indoor cultivation

Medical Uses: Holy Grail is known to increase appetite, reduce incidences of insomnia, minimize depression, reduce pain and mitigate daily stress.

Verdict: As a cross between Kosher Kush and OG 18, Holy Grail provides it’s consumer a spicy hit of one of today’s more potent strains. Great for the intermediate gardener, this strain thrives in the indoor environment.

Related Strains: OG 18 & Kosher Kush

Family: Indica / OG with spicy overtones

In the below 2011 video, Gil and Miss High Times review some frosty Holy Grail nugs from the now closed Costa Mesa Patient’s Association.

(Photo Courtesy Of Gil Mota)

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