HEXO Bayou Flower
Labeled as: 7.4% THC and 0.06% CBD
Format: 3.5 grams, dried flower.
Rated 1 (low score) to 5 (high score)
Packaging/Weight: I will rate this category a 4. This cannabis came in a white plastic child-proof container, with the required government labels and stamps. The weight of the flower was within legal requirements. However, the label doesn’t show that it is indica-dominant which can be frustrating if you have more than one product on hand.
Look: I’m rating this a 4.5! This is the darkest purple herb I’ve ever seen, with lots of dark orange pistils (or hairs) and plenty of trichomes (or crystals). The product was trimmed nicely, no leaves or sticks remain. However, this batch was full of little popcorn buds and was extremely dry.
Smell: I rate this category a 5. The dominant terpene in this herb is guaiol and can be found in several plants including the cypress pine with a profile similar to other terpenes such as pinene. It also contains caryophyllene, found in black pepper and cloves. I smelt the pine slightly more than any of the spices, which is my preference. This product smelled delicious and was pleasant overall.
Taste: I’ll rate this a 4.5. The flavour was neutral and very smooth, with no particular after-taste detected. I tasted no chemicals or artificial flavours, which means the cannabis was flushed and harvested properly.
Effects: I’m rating this another 4.5. The effects were mild but enjoyable. I experienced some increased mental alertness, instead of the drowsy effects normally felt with an indica variety. The low THC level made it easy for me to perform regular tasks and lasted a short time (individual results will vary).
Comments: Unique! The flower looked and smelled great. I was also impressed with the mild effects of the herb, which was great for my daytime actives. Unfortunately, the herb was very dry and disintegrated when ground up. This is possibly due to irradiation, a common method used to reduce the risk of harmful microbes, etc. This variety of Purple Kush from Hexo gets overall good scores and I would purchase it again when available.
Grow Notes: This pure indica strain emerged from the Oakland area of California as the result of crossing the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. The flower is grown in a hybrid greenhouse in Gatineau, Que. It is hand-manicured and sorted with a slow drying and curing process. This particular variety grows wide rather than tall and is ready for harvesting after an 8-week flowering time.