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Avalon

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.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

19%-23%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.1%

Strain types

  • 75%Indica
  • 25%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy
  • Herbal
  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Blueberry
  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Herbal
  • Lemon
  • Sweet

Terpenes

Although the exact combination of terpenes is not available for Avalon, it is available for the parent strains. Afghani has myrcene, limonene, and pinene terpenes.

DJ Short Blueberry, the other Avalon parent strain, also has limonene and caryophyllene. Caryophyllene is the only terpene that can act directly on the endocannabinoid system as a cannabinoid, although other terpenes can have cannabinoid-like (cannabimimetic) effects.

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene

Flavonoids

Effects

Avalons has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Focus
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating
  • Sleepiness

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.

Medical Applications

Avalon has a high THC percentage, making it useful from a therapeutic perspective. These applications come from the high level of THC and terpene and flavonoid interactions. In particular, the terpenes have some potential therapeutic uses, as outlined above. In particular, the terpenes caryophyllene and limonene have the most therapeutic benefit, specifically in treating chronic pain and inflammation. In addition, Avalon is a very hypnotic strain, which often leads to the user becoming sleepy. This is an excellent medical use, as people managing pain often struggle to fall asleep, and a lack of sleep has an extensive range of adverse effects.
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Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Nausea & Vomiting

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other

Dosing

Growing

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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.

Height

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.

Flowering

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.

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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.

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