Cheese Autoflower is a classic marijuana strain that many people know and love. It gets its endearing name from its extremely stinky fragrance, making it instantly recognizable. It elevates moods and relaxes even the most high-strung among us. Giggles are common, and good feelings are unavoidable. As a mostly Indica-dominant strain, this autoflowering strain is ideal for smoking and growing.
Origin of Cheese Autoflower
Cheese came about in the United Kingdom sometime during the late 1980s. Its parents are said to be Skunk #1 as well as Afghani Indica. The Afghani strain was added to the “original” version of Cheese autoflower to produce higher yields and more trichomes. It was successful – after all, Cheese autoflower is a very easy strain to grow!
The Cheese Autoflower strain is 60% Indica and 40% Sativa. Due to its breeding, it has fairly low THC levels (around 14%), but high CBD levels. You can expect to notice Cheese’s excellent lineage when you catch a whiff of its extremely cheesy aroma.
Effects of Cheese Autoflower
Because of Cheese’s strong parentage, it has a similarly potent effect when you smoke it. It is best known for its stress-relieving capabilities, helping people suffering from stress or anxiety the most. When you smoke some Cheese bud, you will first notice the pungent smell, immediately followed by the relaxing effects.
People smoke Cheese because they want to feel happy, relaxed, and uplifted. Sometimes consumers of Cheese start “suffering” from bouts of the giggles, even if they can’t recall why exactly they started laughing in the first place.
In general, the strongest effects that you can expect to feel after smoking Cheese include relaxation, happiness, euphoria, a feeling of upliftedness, and potentially even hunger. Don’t be surprised if you end up hungry and super chill on the couch.
Cheese is famous for its ability to relax you from things you didn’t even consciously realize you were stressing over. It is like having a comforting weighted blanket wrapped around you, easing chronic pain and soothing the stresses you may have.
Of course, negative responses to various strains of weed are always a possibility. Luckily, none of these adverse reactions are particularly strong. The strongest of the possible harmful side effects is dry mouth. You may as well be prepared to experience dry mouth since it is fairly common and is easy to combat: just have a cup of water nearby and ready to go!
Other possible (though rare) adverse reactions include dry eyes, paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety. In general, you won’t have to worry about these happening to you, however, especially if you use Cheese in moderation.
Medical Uses of Cheese Autoflower
The Cheese strain is quite often used to treat medical ailments. This is due in large part to the fact that it contains high levels of CBD (but somewhat low levels of THC). Much of the time Cheese is favored in the treatment of stress or other mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety.
Some people may not have a mood disorder at all but simply have stressful lives. Cheese can be enormously helpful at the end of the day in that case as well. For that reason, it makes a lot of sense to “self-medicate” with Cheese. If you have a stressful life or just need to relax at the end of the day once in a while, Cheese is a great way to do so.
The following ailments are most commonly treated with Cheese:
Taste and Aroma of Cheese
As its name implies, Cheese is an extremely aromatic strain of marijuana. Some would even refer to it as pungent or extreme. It is the only strain called “cheese,” after all, meaning it is the only one with a strong enough smell to deserve such a title. Indeed, it smells exactly like cheddar cheese with a few other scents mixed in, such as an earthy undertone. Don’t be surprised if the smell overpowers you a little bit – you may as well embrace it.
The taste is somehow even more cheese-like. Rather than being more pungent still, it has the delicious buttery flavor of actual cheese. People who truly love real cheese should try out this Cheese because with each whiff you will get the cheddary, buttery, poignant flavor of real cheese.
Growing Cheese Autoflower
Growing Cheese autoflower is basically a breeze. Because of their compact size (only getting up to 56 inches in height) as well as the fact that they are autoflowering plants, predicting the harvest time, grow seasons, and so on are quite simple for beginners.
Cheese autoflower is especially useful as a beginner’s strain when someone is trying to grow indoors for the first time. This is because these plants generally thrive best when they are grown indoors. Growers only need to keep the climate warm, humid, and sunny.
Generally speaking, marijuana growers who are cultivating Cheese autoflower can expect approximately 5 ounces of bud per square three feet of plants. This is, at least, the yield for the plants when they are being grown indoors.
When grown outdoors, on the other hand, Cheese autoflowering marijuana plants will likely get to around 5 ounces of bud per plant. While the yields aren’t extremely high, it’s important to consider the benefits of a shorter grow season (since they are autoflowering plants) as well as the fact that they are easy to grow and fairly compact.
Autoflowering Vs. Photosensitive Plants
Autoflowering strains of marijuana are strains that are not photosensitive. “Normal” marijuana plants go into the flowering phase when the amount of sunlight drops below a certain number of hours. Outdoors this process happens naturally; the plants simply change with the seasons, but it can take a while.
Autoflowering plants can be grown much faster (since the transition period is based on time rather than light) and are generally more compact. Growers who want more than one yield per season generally choose autoflowering plants for their shorter flowering times and smaller size.