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Skywalker

A hybrid of Mazar and Blueberry strains, the Skywalker strain is a clean 50/50 split of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. It has a THC level of around 15% and contains almost no CBD. Though this sweet strain (cultivar) is perfectly balanced, it is considered indica-dominant because of its powerful mellowing effect. This makes Skywalker great for managing chronic pain and insomnia.

Skywalker was created in Amsterdam by the seed company Dutch Passion.  The blend of the two indica-dominant hybrid parent strains resulted in the fruity-yet-spicy Skywalker strain. It has a strong blueberry and fruity aroma and flavor with fruity notes and hints of spice and sage.

There is a collection of marijuana strains with a Star Wars namesake, but Skywalker is not named after the heroic Luke Skywalker for the reasons you would think. The urban legend goes that one of the lead cultivators involved in creating the strain was named Luke, and it stuck from there.

The Skywalker strain is the predecessor to the well-known Skywalker Kush/Skywalker OG Kush/Skywalker OG strain. The two often get confused, but Skywalker OG is a potent indica strain — containing 85% indica and 26% THC — which blends the relaxing effects of Skywalker with the high THC content of OG Kush.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

15%-23%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1%

Strain types

  • 50%Indica
  • 50%Sativa

Aromas

  • Blueberry
  • Pungent
  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Blueberry
  • Fruit
  • Pine

Terpenes

There is no data on the terpene composition for the Skywalker strain. The two main terpenes in its parent strains include myrcene and linalool. Also, by looking at the terpene composition of its daughter strain, Skywalker OG (and the other parent strain OG Kush), Skywalker likely contains beta-caryphyllene.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

Flavonoids

Effects

Skywalkers has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Relaxed
  • Sleepy
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

People who use Skywalker have reported the following effects:

Medical Applications

Due to its effects, it could help manage and treat the following:
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

CBD and low doses of THC can help relieve stress and anxiety by increasing the amount of anandamide available in the body, improving mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

CBD and low doses of THC can modulate serotonin transmission, which can have anti-depressant effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

THC can increase levels of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other

Dosing

Growing

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This plant is reportedly straightforward to grow and is resistant to mold and disease, making it a great option if you are a beginner. It grows better indoors but can be grown outdoors in the right conditions. If you choose to grow your Skywalker outside, it will need to be in hot conditions with temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lots of sunlight.

You can use either Skywalker seeds or clones (cuttings from a mature female plant). The growing process is faster using a clone rather than seeds, but clones can be hard to find and need to be of high quality. With lower-quality clones, there is a risk that any bad traits from the mother plant will be passed down to the clones.

A successful Skywalker plant grown indoors can produce 14 ounces per square meter. An indoor setup will require the temperature to be controlled between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit; sunlight, humidity, and ventilation will also need to be controlled.

Using a hydroponic setup could increase yield by up to 20%. You should only choose a hydroponic setup if you are an experienced grower, as they require more equipment and knowledge.

Height

As this plant is indica-dominant, it won’t reach record-breaking heights and will stay short and bushy, ranging from 30-70 inches in height.

Humidity and Temperature

Skywalker thrives in a hot, dry, and sunny outdoor environment — akin to a Mediterranean climate. When growing indoors, you must replicate this sunny, dry environment. Humidity should be between 65% and 70% during the seedling phase and drop by approximately 5% each week until the flowering stage, and humidity should be no more than 50% by the blooming phase.

Flowering

Skywalker plants grown indoors will flower between eight and nine weeks. If grown outdoors, buds will be ready to harvest by mid to late October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Skywalker strain good for?

The Skywalker strain has relaxing effects like all other indica strains and moderate THC levels, making it a good strain for beginners. Due to its mellowing effects, it is suitable for when you need some relaxation or stress relief and can be used for aiding sleep.

This strain also has some sativa-style uplifting effects, making you feel happy and light-hearted. Lastly, Skywalker’s “munchies” effect makes it a good strain for increasing appetite in people managing appetite loss.

Is Skywalker strain an indica or a sativa?

The Skywalker marijuana strain is 50% Cannabis indica and 50% Cannabis sativa. This 50/50 split is a perfectly balanced strain because it shares equal indica and sativa effects. This is an indica-dominant strain because its main effects are relaxation, sedation, and sleepiness, characteristic of an indica strain.

How does Skywalker strain make you feel?

Because Skywalker is indica-dominant, it will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. But it also contains a sativa level of 50%, so along with relaxation, people often report that this strain is uplifting and will make you feel happy and giggly.
This strain, like many others, can make you hungry. Some people see this hunger as a side effect, while others seek this effect out to help increase their appetite. Lastly, as with most cannabis strains, Skywalker can potentially make you feel dizzy or paranoid and can make your eyes and mouth feel dry.

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