Strawberry Haze: Quick Overview
If you happen upon some Strawberry Haze for sale—in finished form as a bag of fragrant nugs at the dispensary or as cannabis seeds ready for the growing—jump on that deal and consider yourself lucky. This sativa-dominant cultivar created by the world-famous Arjan Roskam is hard to come by, and totally worth it. For flavor chasers and cannabis fans seeking a social or creative cerebral high, the strong cerebral effects and mild body buzz this haze strain delivers are like no other.
Type: 70:30 sativa-dominant hybrid
THC Level: Can be over 22%, 18% average
Effects: Uplifted, happy, energetic, euphoric, talkative
Smell and Flavor Profile: Earthy, strawberry, berry, sweet, fruity
Grow Difficulty: Easy
Strawberry Haze Strain Benefits/Effects
Strawberry Haze, also called Arjan’s Strawberry Haze, introduced itself to the world in the 2000s. This sativa-dominant bud named for Arjan Roskam, its original creator, smells, tastes, and hits exactly like you’d expect from both the name and a high-quality Haze strain.
Founder of Green House Seed Co. in the Netherlands, Arjan is a cannabis cultivator known around the world, and a great bowl of Strawberry Haze is enough to prove it. From 2000 to 2004, Arhan was the master breeder for Green House, and this strain was among the results of that collaboration.
Strawberry Haze is a 70%/30% sativa-dominant hybrid strain that provides a happy and uplifting sense of euphoria along with a steady yet manageable stream of mental energy. Strawberry Haze is a notable medical marijuana strain in its own right, with both moderate to high THC levels and notable CBD and other minor cannabinoid levels. Strawberry Haze THC levels hover between 14 and 22%, with an average THC content of 18%.
Strawberry Haze can help people who suffer from social anxiety, as it creates a lively, talkative vibe in the user. Among fans of sativa-leaning hybrids, this strain is a perennial favorite, sweet and fragrant yet potently effective.
This member of the Haze Family balances those classic earthy undertones with sweet, fruity flavor, and induces even the unhappiest person to smile and laugh. Your body will love the warm and fuzzy buzz it gets from this strain.
For an uplifting high that is anything but overwhelming, you can’t go wrong with Strawberry Haze, making it ideal for a wake-and-bake session. This is a great all day cultivar, so don’t be fooled by that sweet dessert strain flavor; there is a definite surge of energy and motivation coming your way, yet none of that frantic, rushy feeling.
Strawberry Haze is a creative, social sativa that sparks ideas and fosters a motivated mood. If you need a pick-me-up at the end of the day, you won’t do better than this cannabis strain, especially if you’re about to make some conversation. Disclaimer: you say more than you intended after a nice bowl of Strawberry Haze. Strawberry Haze will help relax and de-stress mind and body, getting you across that finish line.
Although Arjan’s Strawberry Haze has never been in very wide circulation, it has still managed to impress. It won 1st place at the 2005 Green House Very Important Smokers Panel.
Strawberry Haze Medical Benefits
For medical marijuana patients and others looking for medical benefits, Strawberry Haze will not disappoint. In fact, it has a suite of medical effects for both mental and physical health.
Many Strawberry Haze users report treating grief and chronic depression effectively with this strain. It can also help manage symptoms from chronic stress such as feelings of anxiety and nervousness, and mood swings. Many patients also report that Strawberry Haze is helpful in relieving symptoms of ADD or ADHD.
If fatigue is getting you down, whether caused by mental or physical problems, Strawberry Haze is perfect for a boost of energy. This makes it a great daytime choice for battling chronic fatigue.
Physically, Strawberry Haze can produce that comforting, warm blanket, body buzz feeling, especially in sufficient quantities at night. Strawberry Haze tends to register with at least 1% CBD, unlike many other sativa-dominant strains, so it can truly help treat the body.
It helps some patients reduce mild to moderate symptoms of pain and thereby treat insomnia. And Strawberry Haze users also report treating muscle cramps, migraines, joint pain, and other pain issues.
Strawberry Haze Taste and Smell
With a very sweet strawberry aroma enhanced with floral notes and hints of melon, Strawberry Haze is among the sweetest-smelling strains we have run across. Open up a jar of Strawberry Haze and you’ll swear there is a basket of freshly-picked strawberries somewhere in the room.
The flavor is nearly as strong as the smell, and almost identical, with a strong berry taste that is almost candy-like in its sweetness. Each inhale has a floral, sweet taste that clings to the palate, with strong berry and earthy notes. There is an aftertaste on the exhale, and you’ll love this lingering hint of strawberries.
Strawberry Haze Cannabinoid/Terpene Profile
The Strawberry Haze strain has an average THC content on average of 18%, with phenotypes ranging from 14% to 22%. Levels of minor cannabinoids for Strawberry Haze are amazing, with CBD levels of over 1%, and other minor cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, and CBN often still detectable depending on the sample. These minor cannabinoids in such abundance are helpful in reducing some of the classic high THC side effects, such as dry mouth and dry eyes.
Strawberry Haze is rich in the terpenes Myrcene and Caryophyllene, with smaller amounts of Humulene and Pinene.
Myrcene, like many terpenes, boasts anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities. It also has antibiotic and sedative benefits, and antimutagenic or anti-cancer effects. Finally, myrcene is known for its calming herbal mood qualities.
Caryophyllene is a pain-relieving antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits. It can also treat stress and anxiety.
Humulene can influence either overactive or poor appetite, and serve as a pain reliever. Thanks to its bronchodilator benefits, pinene may ease difficulties with breathing. It also has anti-anxiety benefits, and may help prevent impairment of short-term memory, a common THC side effect.
Strawberry Haze History and Genetics
Strawberry Haze reportedly combines four strains in its genetics. On the indica parent side there is Northern Lights #5, which was bred with a sativa-dominant Haze or Haze C to create something called NL5 Haze Mist.
On the other side there is a delightfully flavor-packed Swiss sativa, Erdbeer, which translates into “strawberry” in German, and Kali Mist. After winning an award in 2005, grower Arjan released Strawberry Haze publicly in 2006.
If You Love Strawberry Haze Marijuana, Try These Strains
If you love the happy mood and energetic feeling you get from Sour Diesel or Chocolate Thai, but you love that berry flavor, Strawberry Haze is a great strain for you. Or maybe you’ve always been a huge fan of that relaxing, social vibe you get from Jillybean or Cherry Pie, but you’re ready to boost your social energy in a more serious, Haze-fueled way? Reach for Strawberry Haze.
And if you love to wind down with Afghan Kush or Big Bud but you’re in the mood for some talkative, uplifted times, have them plus some delightful fruity flavor with Strawberry Haze.
Growing the Strawberry Haze Strain
Arjan’s Strawberry Haze is no small plant. It grows to serious heights with long branches given enough space.
Strawberry Haze grows indoors or outdoors, but outside it can reach a huge 3 meters, so watch out. Inside it’s easier to contain the size of the Strawberry Haze plant. The soldier of a grower in the genetics of this plant is the NL #5 x Haze cross which adds vigor and robust growth yet, like a more classic indica-dominant plant, reduces the size overall.
Thanks to these genetics, Strawberry Haze grows in a mostly linear way, so vertical growing methods for indoor cultivation such as Sea of Green or SOG method and the Screen of Green (ScrOG) or LST methods work well with this strain. Strawberry Haze also has tight internodal spacing, so it is a better strain of Haze to keep contained and stop from growing too huge inside.
Thanks to the Swiss Sativa in this strain’s genetics, the buds have a unique, sugary smell and taste of sweet strawberry candy. The nugs are standard cannabis green and brown with hints of red and a frosty layer of white trichomes.
Strawberry Haze produces best in hydroponic systems, like so many strains do, but it actually tastes best when grown in soil. Either way, Strawberry Haze yields generously, with reliable moderate to high harvests.
Indoor flowering time for Arjan’s Strawberry Haze is ten weeks, and indoor yield is about 21 ounces on average per square meter planted.
Outdoors in Northern hemispheres, optimal conditions for growth are equatorial or tropical. The sativa dominant Strawberry Haze is ready for harvest around mid-October to late October and yields about 28 ounces per plant on average.