Avalon is a commonly used hybrid strain (cultivar) that Next Generation Seed Company created. The strain originated from DJ Short Blueberry and Afghani strains and is 75% indica and 25% sativa. It has been discontinued and is no longer available in seed form. Avalon has been described as having sedative, euphoric, and arousing effects, suggesting that it may help manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction.
The flavor of any strain depends on the flavonoids, and flavonoids can interact with cannabinoids and terpenes to cause unique effects. Flavonoids occur in many plants, but cannabis has cannflavins that belong to the flavones family of flavonoids. These have been found to have neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties.
The flavor profile of the Avalon strain has been described by users as sweet, earthy, and nutty, with an added blueberry and lemony taste. The flavor profile suggests Avalon contains flavonoids like catechin, hesperetin, and rutin.
Avalons has been reported to have the following effects:
The following adverse effects have also been reported:
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
Avalon has been shown to cause arousal and focus in users. It also causes euphoria, with around half of users feeling uplifted and relaxed. It’s known for having a hefty sedative effect on the mind and the body, often leading to sleep. It has a strong body buzz as well. However, as with any variety of cannabis, the effects can differ from person to person.
Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.
THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.
Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.
Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.
THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
The dosage for cannabis strains is always up to the individual and their tolerance for cannabis. However, Avalon is a highly potent strain and often is too much for even experienced smokers. As such, it’s recommended to vaporize this strain. Although Avalon has been used to treat other conditions, it’s most often used to treat chronic pain.
Avalon is not a difficult strain to grow; it can be grown indoors and outdoors. It can also be grown without fertilizer, requiring few to no added nutrients to flourish. However, getting a high yield from this plant, at 13.3 ounces per square yard (450 grams per square meter), requires a lot of close attention.
This strain grows between 90-150 cm. Outside, it can grow up to 6 feet tall. As an indica strain, it’s typically a short and stout plant, growing wider than taller.
Humidity and Temperature
Avalon was explicitly bred to be resistant to mold and mildew, and this often plagues home grows because of the inability to control humidity. Although it’s still best to control humidity, Avalon can be grown in various conditions even without humidity control.
Avalon takes around 45 days to flower fully. This helps make it a great commercial strain due to quick turnover, and the high yield and ease of growth add to commercial viability. Unfortunately, the strain is unavailable in seed form, as Next Generation Seed Company has discontinued it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best strain to boost creativity?
Weed strains that promote creativity are often sativas, as indicas often cause sedation rather than inspire a burst of creative energy. Anything beyond that is a personal preference. However, lists of creativity-promoting weed strains usually include Amnesia Haze, AK-47, Chemdawg, Tangie, Blue Dream, Lemon Cake, Gelato, Purple Haze, and Jillybean.
What is the best strain ever?
It is hard to pinpoint one single strain that outshines all other strains. However, some strains have won awards time and time again for their adored effects. One of these strains is Super Silver Haze, a sativa strain bred by GreenHouse Seeds. This strain was extremely popular in the ‘90s and remains the only strain to win consecutive first placings in the High Times Cannabis Cup.
What is the rarest strain?
There are many rare strains in the world. One is Malawi Gold, an extremely potent sativa strain grown by Malawi tribes in Africa. Another rare strain is the Oaxacan Highland, grown in Mexico. This sativa strain has almost disappeared from international markets due to the violence in the area where it is grown, making it extremely rare.
THC 24%CBD 0.5%
THC 17%CBD 0.1%-1%
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