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Off the Shelf – Highlighting Oregon Flower

Busting these nugs is an absolute joy as well – dense and dark but also colorful, they’re expansive once broken down.

Photo by Diana Thompson

Oregon growers have been busy behind the scenes popping seeds and sourcing exclusive genetics to stay ahead of the market. We highly recommend keeping the following flower on your radar the next time you’re stocking up. 

PDX Organics

Apple Mai Tai
26.9% THC 

Bred by Clearwater Genetics and selected at PDX Organics, this Mai Tai #4 crossed with Apples and Bananas is enough to make your eyebrows pop at the first whiff. Rich tropical fruit notes dominate. There’s a light apple scent once you tear into the bud but passionfruit, guava and marshmallow are all at the forefront, layered over a pronounced petrol. Busting these nugs is an absolute joy as well – dense and dark but also colorful, they’re expansive once broken down. Relatively sticky, rolling a gram into a generous joint is just as easily said as done. Ideal for zoning out at home or relaxing with friends. Keep an eye out for this tasty treat.

pdxorganicfarms.com | @pdxorganicfarms 

Slim’s Top Shelf

23.80% THC | 0.34% CBD

While it’s hard to improve on a classic, there’s no harm in trying. This Chelato (Gelato x unknown) from Slim’s Top Shelf adds nuance and strength to the Gelato profile we’ve been digging for years. It’s got every bit of those rich and creamy dessert notes we know and love, bolstered by intense burnt rubber and nose-wrinkling gas. That balance of big funk with fresh and clean aromas makes this one stand out in a crowded dispensary. If you don’t see it at your local shop, ask for it, stock up … and stash away a jar for a rainy day.

slimstopshelf.com | @slimssport

Verdant Leaf

Grim Bastard
31.52% THC | 3.1% Terpenes 

What a welcome surprise to open a jar of herb labeled “Grim Bastard” and get a nose full of dessert. There’s nothing ‘grim’ at all about this Biker Kush and Black Banana cross bred by Solfire and selected from seed at Verdant Leaf. Even better, it smells like you just tore into a strawberry donut fresh off the line. Buttery bakery scents dominate at first sniff. Once this herb takes a spin in the grinder, we get a bouquet of berry notes, graham crackers and warm sugar. After a quick joint, the effect is long-lasting, light and elevating. Be ready to tackle a lingering project or crank the volume on that new favorite record.

verdantleaf.com | @theverdantleaf

Photos by @dude.diana

This article was originally published in the March 2023 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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