Sweet Island Skunk Strain History
Sweet Island Skunk seeds, also known as SIS, or Island Sweet Skunk, has been grown on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, for decades. During this period she has been named one of the High Times Top 10 Canadian Strains of All Time. First bred by Federation Seeds SIS is a cross between BC Sweet Pink Grapefruit and Big Skunk #1.
This is a feel-good strain, an 80/20 sativa dominant hybrid that embraces a skunky and sweet taste along with diesel accents. Sweet Island Skunk is one of the best-selling strains in the Canadian cannabis marketplace and is a popular variety that’s found all across Canada and the United States.
Sweet Island Skunk has bright green nugs with orange hairs and heavy trichome coverage. SIS produces long and dense spear-shaped buds that range from dark to light green, with hints of blue, purple, and pink. Most buds are medium to large-sized with few smaller popcorn pieces.
The buds have a pleasing aroma of fresh-cut pink grapefruit and tropical skunk. The taste is an elegant combination of ripe citrus with tannin notes similar to earl grey tea. Sweet Island Skunk has an earthy and diesel taste on the exhale.
In addition to the strong cannabinoid content, SIS is abundant in terpenes, with myrcene, trans-nerolidol, pinene, and humulene having the highest concentrations.
Sweet Island Skunk contains above-average levels of CBD. This contributes to the noticeable euphoric effect, accompanied by such medical benefits as; pain relief effects and anti-inflammatory properties. This hybrid can have up to 19-26% THC and a CBD level of 0.41%. THC can be an effective daytime medication for minor aches, arthritis, nausea, and appetite loss.
Sweet Island Skunk Effects
Sweet Island Skunk has a lively and upbeat high. This pairs with an intense focus on the ridiculous that leads to a major case of the giggles. In social circles, you might find yourselves on the floor laughing for some reason you can’t seem to remember. All you know is that it feels good to lose yourself in the moment. When the laughter subsides, a gentle body buzz will leave you feeling completely relaxed and ready for a chill session.
Growing Island Sweet Skunk Seeds
Sweet Island Skunk plants produce heavy colas, with incredible resin production. The sativa genetics make her extra stretchy and, plants experience a strong surge of vertical growth after switching to a 12/12 flowering cycle.
If plant height is a concern, you might consider a brief veg period or topping them before putting them into flowering. Some growers even skip the veg process with this one and go straight into flowering once the young plants start showing their first true leaves.
Sweet Island Skunk is a low-maintenance plant that’s easier to grow than many other sativa dominant strains in her league.
SIS can provide a generous bounty when cultivated outdoors, with a yield of around 39oz/ plant. SIS is usually ripe for harvest from late September to mid-October. Indoor plants can provide optimal results utilizing the SCROG technique.
Staking is advised during the final weeks of flowering to help keep its massive branches from falling over. A harvest of around 21oz/m2 is standard after 7-9 weeks of indoor flowering.