Strawguava is a hash strain whose reputation precedes it. It’s a trophy winner in a variety of competitions and categories – a cultivar perhaps best known for taking home a medal at the Emerald Cup for the highest terpenes in a solventless product. That’s saying a lot considering how tough the competition at Emerald has been and when a cultivar makes waves in that setting, flavor chasers like myself pay attention.
Oni Seeds has been working towards breeding profiles like this for years. Strawguava was selected primarily for flavor and secondarily as a hash plant, and lucky for us, its lineage has been carefully documented. The truncated version has a family tree with branches in Washington, Colorado, California and even Afghanistan. Ultimately Oni combined a sweet and fruity Strawberry Banana clone from Crockett with a long-held and exceptionally flavorful Papaya cut in their stable.
The results ticked all the boxes. Flavor, structure and yield were all there and even better, this plant made great hash. Where most extracts tend to have earthy or fuel-laden scents, Strawguava stands out with nothing but real fruit essences.
Impress’d worked with the good folks at Eagle Green Farm for this collaboration, washing this year’s outdoor and creating beautiful, blonde-colored rosin. You know the flower had an amazing bouquet when the rosin smells like someone just opened a fresh package of gummy bears the moment you crack the seal.
In the jar, it’s all sweet florals and freshly sliced strawberries. There’s so much fruit in this profile that someone unfamiliar with this cultivar might struggle to classify the aroma as a Cannabis product. Though you simply need to drop a generous glob onto a 475-degree quartz nail to realize that this is indeed fantastic hash.
At this low temp, I get a ton of grape gummy and candy vibes. It’s more of a general “fruit snack” scent than any sort of specific fruit. Sweet without being cloying, there’s a bit of a chalky, Necco wafer-style taste on the exhale. Altogether it’s rather interesting to take a hit of solventless and get sweet flavors of candied violet, herbal florals, melted popsicle and strawberry gummies, without any of those familiar Cookie or OG flavors.
The rosin vaporizes nicely and the little bit of oil left from going in so cool wipes away easily. Flavors are satisfying without being overpowering, making this a great jar to break out in the sesh as a palate cleanser. The effect is just as pleasant and provides ample opportunity to get lost in a daydream. For those that gravitate toward fruity flavors, this is a must-have in the head stash.
This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of Oregon Leaf.
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