Deep purple streaks can be seen stemming from the hues up through the leaves, much like the Crown Royal whiskey box. This strain’s pure genetics can be traced back to the Afghan, Thai, and Hindu Kush landrace strains. The tart-blueberry taste is much like that of parent strain Blueberry, with its spicy-pepper aftertaste most likely being passed on from its other parent, Purple Kush. According to users, this strain’s effect gradually takes hold as a warm wave of neuromuscular relaxation hits first, followed by a numbing body-buzz that washes away aches and pains.
The cerebral elevation has a positive effect on mood, leaving the user light-hearted and free of paranoia, making it an excellent strain for social situations. The physical relaxation carries over as emotions, as anxiety and stress seem to melt away. The mind will be prone to some vivid daydreams, although they appear through a somewhat hazy fog. Tasks that require a greater amount of mental focus such as reading will be more difficult. One might want to opt for activities such as listening to music or watching a movie instead. Crown Royale has been known to test up to 22% THC and routinely has a CBD content of more than 2%, making it quite a popular choice among medical cannabis patients. The most common conditions users are finding relief from with Crown Royale are chronic pain & inflammation, anxiety & depression, fibromyalgia, nausea, and insomnia. Crown Royale can be grown indoors and out but does require a humid-Mediterranean climate of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. The cool night air will bring out the purple in the leaves, as long as it doesn’t reach freezing temperatures.
Like most Indicas, the bushy leaves will need frequent pruning so the flower can receive the optimal amount of sunlight to grow. Crown Royale is pretty much everything a great strain of weed could possibly be. It’s attractive to look at and easy to grow, has a great taste and offers significant medical benefits. Bred by Crop King Seeds, Crown Royale is a cross between Blueberry and Purple Kush. It has landrace strains further back in its pedigree, including Hindu Kush, which is a benefit to growers since it helps to make Crown Royale more robust. The marijuana strain Crown Royale tastes absolutely nothing like the drink with a similar name. It is packed full of fruitiness with berries and pineapple for sweetness and citrus to bring a refreshing tang. This is counterbalanced by spiciness and a dank underbelly. The aroma is actually very fresh, with clear notes of citrus and pine. With 17% to 21% THC, Crown Royale can certainly produce a buzzy, energetic head high, however it’s known as a strain which takes a bit of time to get going, possibly because of the Indica genetics. This means that instead of blasting off the way you would expect from a Sativa, what generally happens is that you start to feel a reduction in pain and improvement in mood and then, one step at a time, the effect builds up until the pain is gone and in its place you have sparkling good humour. The transition down into the Indica full-body stone is equally gentle. The relaxation, however, is so complete that this strain is generally best kept for use in the evening. Aside from its obvious benefits to anyone suffering from insomnia, Crown Royale has become known as an excellent headache strain, even providing relief for migraines. In fact it’s effective for pretty much any kind of pain and/or emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. In principle, Crown Royale can be grown indoors or outdoors, but outdoor growers will need to be confident that their local climate will support daytime temperatures of around 21C. Additionally, if growers want to bring out purple/blue tones in the leaves, they will need to ensure that the plants are exposed to cold (not freezing) temperatures towards the end of the vegetative stage. This, however, is purely cosmetic and so entirely optional. Although Crown Royale is a hybrid, it grows to be short and broad in typical Indica style and while this makes plant training unnecessary, growers should be prepared to “top” their plants by trimming away any leaves which are blocking the light from lower nodes. This will encourage buds to develop further down the plant. Crown Royale will finish flowering in about 9 weeks indoors and harvest around late September outdoors. Yields are very respectable with 500g/m2 being perfectly feasible indoors. The key point to remember with Crown Royale is always to buy your seeds from a reputable supplier.
The fact that, at this time, Crown Royale is relatively hard to find, both in seed form and as weed, means that some growers may be tempted to take a punt on seeds from sources they would usually avoid.
This is usually a mistake as comments on forums demonstrate. Strain Characteristics: Indoor/Outdoors: Indoors or outdoors (in warmer climates) Height: Short THC Level: Medium/high Flowering Time: Nine weeks Plant Type: Balanced hybrid (physically resembles an Indica.) Harvest: End September Genetics: Blueberry and Purple Kush Yield: High Grow Difficulty: Easy/Medium Crown Royale , 3.3 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.