Chocolate Hashberry Strain

Chocolate Hashberry is a deliciously aromatic strain of marijuana with stunning foliage. The original lineage is up for debate, but it is widely believed to be a cross between Chocolate Kush and Blackberry Kush.

With a strong aroma of chocolate and an unmistakable flavor of berries, Chocolate Hashberry is the choice of many cannabis connoisseurs who have a penchant for flavor.  

Chocolate Hashberry Strain

Chocolate Hashberry is a balanced 50/50 Indica/Sativa hybrid strain of marijuana. Its magnificent fragrance and flavor are thanks to its double Kush phenotype. Because of this, it also has a balanced effect of both energizing and calming properties. 

Chocolate Hashberry growers will find that their plants grow rather thick and bushy like Sativa plants typically do.

They are moderately easy to grow as they are resilient to changing climatic conditions, but it’s important to note that the plants do require some pruning and maintenance for optimized growth. 

Strain History 

Genetics 

The original genetic lineage of the Chocolate Hashberry is debated, but it is widely believed to be the product of Chocolate Kush and Blackberry Kush. Seemingly, the only consensus on the genetic origin of Chocolate Hashberry is that its roots can be traced back to the Kashmir region of Northern India. 

Origin 

Chocolate Hashberry is thought to have been first bred by the Purple Caper Seed Company in California, USA.

Strain Appearance 

Some phenotypes of Chocolate Hashberry will have red or even purple hues. The buds from this strain are beautifully multicolored, with bright orange or even yellow pistils running throughout the flowers.

These flowers have that classic, leafy Sativa appearance. Once cured, the buds will have a nice blanketing of resin and you’ll be able to smell that sharp scent that’s reminiscent of hash.

Strain Flavor 

Once ignited, Chocolate Hashberry tastes quite similar to how the cured buds smell, with notes of chocolate and dark berries. This strain gives off a smoke that can be harsh and is likely to induce a coughing fit. Upon the exhale, you may get some earthy and subtly nutty notes.

Strain Aroma 

One cured and ground, the flowers of the Chocolate Hashberry plant have a very rich and full-bodied aroma of chocolate and dark berries. The aroma of this strain is not too dissimilar to that of a nice, aged red wine. This strain also has the distinct scent of hash, which is earthy and rather musky. 

Strain Cannabinoids 

Various samples of Chocolate Hashberry have been tested with THC levels ranging from 20% to 25%. There are only trace amounts of CBD present in Chocolate Hashberry. 

Strain Terpenes 

Despite the speculation regarding the actual genetic lineage of Chocolate Hashberry, samples that have been tested show a consistent chemical composition.

The cannabis testing laboratory Analytical 360 has shown that multiple samples of cannabis bearing the Chocolate Hashberry name have high levels of the terpene Humulene.

This terpene is common in both cannabis and hops, the ingredient found in beer. Humulene is responsible for giving beer its distinct taste and aroma. It also gives strains of marijuana that have high levels of Humulene a distinct, herbal, and woody taste.  

Other samples of strains bearing the Chocolate Hashberry name show that the most abundant terpene in this strain is Myrcene. This terpene is responsible for earthy and peppery aromas.

The effect of this terpene ranges from a little chill to a fuller sedative feeling. Myrcene is also found in thyme and lemongrass.  

The next most abundant terpenes present in Chocolate Hashberry, according to certain samples tested, are Caryophyllene and Limonene. Caryophyllene gives the strain a peppery taste and aroma, and Limonene provides a citrus flavor.  

Strain Side Effects 

The side effects of Chocolate Hashberry are effects that are commonly associated with cannabis use or overuse more generally. These negative side effects include dry mouth and dry eyes.

When used in large doses, some users may experience paranoia and heightened anxiety. Because cannabis affects everyone differently, some people may experience different side effects depending on their predispositions.  

Medical Benefits 

Chocolate Hashberry Strains

The relaxing cerebral effects of Chocolate Hashberry make this strain a good choice for treating various mental conditions such as anxiety and depression.

The relaxing qualities of Chocolate Hashberry can ease the patients’ intrusive thoughts and help to relieve them of stress. In addition, the physical effects of Chocolate Hashberry use can be helpful for treating both short-term muscular pains from injury or chronic pain conditions. Chocolate Hashberry is also used by patients to ease pain from headaches.  

In higher doses, the uplifting effects of Chocolate Hashberry can become more sedating and sleepy. For some users, this can be helpful for treating insomnia as it can aid patients’ sleep.

The relaxing effects of this strain can calm the mind of rushing thoughts and get you into a calmer headspace and ready for sleep. 

Other suggested medical uses for Chocolate Hashberry include the treatment of appetite loss, as the THC content is great for stimulating the appetite. Additionally, the pain-relieving effects of Chocolate Hashberry are great for helping with menstrual cramps. 

Strain Review 

Chocolate Hashberry is a strain with a fairly pungent aroma and it can be pretty harsh on the lungs when smoked. The high produced by this strain is fast-acting and many people report an increase in their alertness and focus once the effects set in.

These uplifting cerebral effects are accompanied by a pleasant physical relaxation and body-melting sensation.

The combination of these physical and mental effects makes this strain a good choice for unwinding and relieving stress either during the day or at night. 

Chocolate Hashberry flowers are incredibly pleasing to the eye. The fluffy medium-sized buds are coated with orangey-red hairs and are blanketed with sticky amber-colored trichomes.

The earthy yet sweet and complex flavor of Chocolate Hashberry is just as incredible as its looks. On the inhale, there is the distinct taste of sweet chocolate accompanied by the flavor of dark berries.

This fruitiness is then counteracted by an earthiness and a muskiness reminiscent of hash on the exhale. 

Chocolate Hashberry plants are quite thick and bushy, which is due to their Sativa genetics. Despite this, it grows with considerable spacing between the internodes. Growers should prune the undergrowth in order to increase the denseness in the upper buds.

The buds, if grown under the ideal conditions, should be completely coated with frosty trichomes. 

Strain Grow Info 

Cultivators will find that Chocolate Hashberry is a pretty resilient plant to grow. It is able to withstand a range of weather conditions when grown outdoors.

When grown indoors under controlled conditions, growers can expect to see short, bushy plants forming in conical shapes reminiscent of Christmas trees. Many growers describe the growing difficulty of Chocolate Hashberry as moderate.  

Strain Seeds

Fortunately for cannabis growers, Chocolate Hashberry seeds are available for purchase online from a variety of vendors, depending on stock availability.  

Strain Flowering Time

Indoor growers can expect to see their Chocolate Hashberry plants flowering at around 7 to 8 weeks. Growers are recommended to maintain their plants by pruning the low-growing fan leaves. This is to encourage the growth of calyxes that form at the bases of the plants.  

Strain Yield 

Growers of Chocolate Hashberry can expect a moderate to heavy yield from their crop. If grown outdoors, providing that the climatic conditions are favorable, you can expect a yield of between 10 and 15 ounces per plant.  

When grown indoors under controlled conditions, cultivators can expect to see a yield of between 0.5 and 1 ounce per square foot.  

Final Thoughts

Chocolate Hashberry is certainly an interesting strain of marijuana for a variety of reasons. The unique aroma of chocolate and berries is rather rare in the cannabis world.

Its flavor when smoked is even better, with the initial chocolatey sweetness and fruitiness being counteracted by its hashy muskiness and earthiness upon exhalation.  

The high from Chocolate Hashberry is a nice balance of uplifting cerebral effects with relaxing bodily effects. This is due to its 50/50 Indica/Sativa balance, which gives the user the best of both worlds.  

Chocolate Hashberry is a good choice for growers as it is moderately easy to grow both indoors and outdoors, and it can be very resilient to varying climatic conditions.

The yield is also very reasonable, but keep in mind that the bushy Sativa-like plants do require a little maintenance and pruning in order to conserve growing space.  

Chocolate Hashberry tends to smoke a little harshly and may induce coughing, especially for non-experienced smokers. Because of this reason, it is not recommended for newcomers, although the high is nicely balanced.

The main selling point of Chocolate Hashberry is its rather unique flavor profile, due to its notes of chocolate, berries, and hash.

These properties make this strain of marijuana very aptly named. Additionally, the other appealing aspect of Chocolate Hashberry is its well-balanced high, with uplifting cerebral effects and calming physical effects. 

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