Chocolate Hashberry is a hybrid with varying claims to its lineage. Alternately said to be a cross between Hashberry and Chocolate Thai or between Blackberry Kush and Chocolate Kush, this strain has a balanced high and a powerful flavor profile. Although breeders and growers provide different stories about this strain’s genetics, its chemical composition does appear to be consistent – cannabis testing laboratory Analytical 360 has shown that multiple samples bearing the Chocolate Hashberry name have been high in the terpene humelene. The THC content of of this strain averages between 20 and 25%.
Chocolate Hashberry buds are strikingly multicolored, with hues of red and purple in some phenotypes. Pistils are more pale yellow than orange and buds have a loose, leafy sativa look. The cured flowers are caked in resin and give off a sharp hash scent. When ground, buds have a rich, earthy aroma with notes of chocolate and fruit – the overall effect is not dissimilar from a full-bodied red wine. Smoke is harsh and can be cough-inducing. A vaguely nutty taste is present on exhale.
The high from Chocolate Hashberry comes on quickly, with a marked increase in focus and alertness. The uplifting cerebral effects are balanced out by calming body melt. This strain’s versatility can translate into simultaneous physical relaxation and relief from mental stress. As such, it’s great for both day and night.
A resilient grow, Chocolate Hashberry is resistant to different conditions. The short, bushy plants take on a Christmas tree shape and are easily grown indoors. Indoor flowering happens within 7-8 weeks and typically results in a high yield. It is recommended that growers prune any low-growing fan leaves to encourage development of calyxes that form at the base of the plant. With equal parts bag appeal and psychoactive potency, this strain is a good strain for social use. Its adaptability also makes it attractive to novice growers.