Definitely not one for the faint-hearted, King’s Bread cannabis is difficult to get hold of these days, though more than worth the effort of tracking down. Famed for its huge THC content and the production of some of the most gorgeous buds you’ll ever lay eyes on, this is one pure Sativa strain you need to give real thought to making a part of your life.
On the nose, King’s Bread smells less of baked goods and more of sweet mint, with an unmistakable citrus undertone and even a hint of cheese in there. When smoked, the cheese back-note becomes massively more prominent, which combines with minty-sweetness for a highly complex and interesting overall profile. It’s a taste that might need some time to get used to, though is both distinct and unique to King’s Bread.
The high itself might well take you by surprise, though not in an unwelcome way. Unusual for a Sativa strain, the ride starts with a very modest body buzz coupled with clear-headedness and a feeling of positive motivation. It’s great as an afternoon smoke or for relaxing evenings, with the kind of relaxing hit that’s deeply satisfying though in no way incapacitating. Medical cannabis users often turn to King’s Bread for the treatment of insomnia, muscle pains and poor appetite.
All of the above being said, however, with THC content in the region of 22%, hitting King’s Bread hard will undoubtedly leave you unwilling (or unable) to move at all.
It’s not the heaviest yielder and can be tricky to grow, which goes some way to explain why it’s something of a rare asset these days. Still, if you’re willing to do your homework and give it the TLC it requires, you’ll be rewarded with a seriously strong Sativa strain that delivers far more than meets the eye.
If you’re presented with Kilimanjaro weed, you could in fact be looking at one of two very different strains – one Sativa and the other Indica. As such, it’s not one to take for granted, but instead verify so you know what you’re getting. Not to mention, what you’re growing.
The Sativa version of Kilimanjaro is native to the East of the mountains in the Kenyan Hills. Though the history of its use is heavily debated, it is documented that local tribes in the area cultivated the strain that they referred to at the time as ‘elephant flattener’. Again, there’s no hard evidence as to where exactly this name came from, but what we do know is that Kilimanjaro Sativa hits with a heavy cerebral high that borders on the mind-blowing. THC content goes as high as 18% and has a tendency to have a psychedelic, visual effect when smoked heavily.
Sativa Kilimanjaro is relatively resistant to mould and disease, though is best grown in a controlled indoor setup. Flowering times hover around the ten-week mark, while yields tend to come in at 350g per square metre indoors. If you have the right conditions outdoors, this can increase to 600g per square metre with pretty enormous plants.
Meanwhile, Indica Kilimanjaro used to go by the name of Soma 1+. It brings together an array of premium genetics, including Big Bud, Big Korean Skunk, Afghan Hawaii and Super Skunk. The result is a delightfully upbeat and creative buzz, with a controlled sedative effect on the body. Indica Kilimanjaro is not the easiest strain to grow indoors or out and is a rather poor yielder, meaning it’s far from a grower’s favourite and pretty rare on the scene.
Still, if you’re looking to grow something a little different you won’t find in many regions, Indica Kilimanjaro Indica is definitely worth trying your hand at.