Name: Death Star
Type: Hybrid (indica dominant)
Genetics: Sensi Star x Sour Diesel
The Death Star strain is a cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, and most evidence points to the strain originating from the great state of Ohio. Death Star first appeared on the scene in the early to mid 2000s, however the strain has grown immensely popular over the past couple years, especially after High Times did a piece on the strain in their Febuary 2010 edition. The awsome name and recognition that comes along with it probably had something to do with Death Star's meteoric rise to the top.
Sensi Star is a fruity indica and Sour Diesel is a pungent stinky hybrid. Deathstar is a sucessful attempt at bringing out the best qualities of both strains. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this strain, maybe due to the upcoming Star Wars Film, and anyone who knows me knows I'm game for anything Star Wars.
Looks and Smell
Death Star tends to grow in low bushy form with bunches of smaller buds and a few large colas. The strain's appearence shows more indica traits than sativa, but that makes sense since it is probably around a 4:1 (75%/25%) indica to sativa ratio. When you go to break off a chunk of bud, the whole bud tends to just mash and stick together. While slightly inconvenient, this is definitely a sign of quality, or some "fire" if you will.
The buds themselves are dark army green in color, riddled with dark orange to brown colored hairs. The dark coloration is something found in both of Death Star's parent strains. It is important to note that it is not uncommon for Death Star nugs to have some purple coloration as well. Growers especially in colder climates are often able to coax the purple hues out of the strain, thanks to the Sensi Star side of lineage.
Maybe the highlight of this strain, the aroma was very pungent both pre and post grind. The sour fuel aroma carried notes of rubber, menthol, and lemon, but also had a well balanced strange sweetness lingering in the background. The combination of these unique smells made for one really noteworthy strain and was quickly making me a fan, even before lighting up.
The flavor of Death Star smoke is delicious and leaves you with that definitive diesel after taste. Although the smoke was slightly harsh on the throat, I am going to try vaping this strain next time I get my hands on it, that or some old school ice in the bong should rectify that problem. The high produced from this strain is top notch. It truly demonstrates qualities from both the sativa and the indica sides of its lineage. Death Star has an uplifting motivational quality that had me up and about like a sativa normally would, but also had a body numbing effect to it, which comes from the indica side. All in all a good balance of sativa/indica traits in this strain.
Death Star has a mixed taste that combines sweet skunk and fuel aromas into a very potent fragrance that isn't easy to hide. If you plan on road-trippin' with this strain, I would highly recomend double even triple bagging this bad boy. Yes, the smell is that strong. All in all this strain may not have the ability to destroy planets, but does have quite the powerful buzz. Effects can be "creeper," or slow to onset, but once they do, Death Star takes away all cares and replaces them with a state of relaxed euphoria. Great for daytime or nighttime use, this Ohio native now has fans across the galaxy.
For medicinal purposes, Death Star has been found useful in the treatment of anxiety, appetite issues, nausea, stress, and chronic pain. Death Star is a strain renowned for its high THC content (consistantly hitting the 20%+ THC mark) and the resulting potency of its high. The sour flavor may not be to everyone's taste, but if you enjoy the Diesel type strains as I do, then you will definitely appreciate the Death Star strain.
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