Three celebrities are invoked by the name of this smooth, balanced strain that leans indica (65%-35%). Of course, there’s soul legend Barry White, perhaps the personification of “smooth.” But the two parent strains of Berry White, Blueberry, and White Widow are both celebrities in the weed world.
Berry White goes by different names in different parts of the country; you may know it as White Berry, Blue Venom, or Blue Widow, and some people actually call it Barry White.
This strain delivers a strong, relaxing head and body high. The cerebral effects are uplifting and social, while the body buzz is enjoyable and lazy. Smoke too much, though, and it becomes sedating. The scent and taste are heavily blueberry but with notes of spice, earth, and pine.
There are usually two stages to a Berry White high.
The first begins quickly and delivers warm, full-body relaxation. There’s a cerebral bump that is happy, stress-relieving, and uplifting. The head high doesn’t feel overly powerful, yet users often find themselves more sociable, giggling and laughing even for no reason. The buzz isn’t foggy, allowing smokers to fully enjoy the calm and joyful mental state.
After about an hour or so, the experience morphs into a more physical high. Users feel the unmistakable urge to find the nearest couch and plant themselves there for a while. If they’ve smoked a lot, the feeling can turn sedating and cause them to fall asleep; otherwise, they’ll be able to enjoy the cerebral buzz, which has turned more meditative, creative, and relaxing.
Berry White is perhaps best enjoyed in the early-to-mid evening. Smokers can relish the initial head rush and then settle in for a few hours of fun in front of the TV or phone or hanging with good friends. Some experienced users may be able to get away with daytime Berry White use, but couch lock is always a problem waiting to happen, particularly with overconsumption.
Bottom Line: The Berry White high is as smooth as Barry White’s music, delivering full relaxation that may eventually turn body locking and an uplifting and very happy head high.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 3/5
- Mood: 5/5
We’ve mentioned the possibility of couch lock if you smoke too much Berry White, and overconsumption may also lead to side effects like headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia. Those issues aren’t common among veteran smokers who know their limits; novice users are more likely to run into those problems. Some with existing anxiety issues may get more anxious.
The usual weed side effects of dry mouth and dry eyes are likely to hit all users, as are the munchies.
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 5/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 3/5
- Cough: 3/5
Patients with all types of health issues say Berry White can be a very good friend. They say the initial full-body relaxation helps with headaches, cramps, and chronic pain caused by conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis; the stronger body stone that hits later in the experience is said to relieve even serious pain and may assist those with insomnia who need help getting to sleep.
Many MMJ users dealing with psychological issues like chronic stress, anxiety, and depression also use Berry White regularly. They’ve found that the uplifting head high eliminates the concerns and negative thoughts that plague them, although some with clinical anxiety may find that using this strain worsens that condition instead of helping it.
Flavor and Aroma
The sweet and savory smell and taste of Berry White are a delight.
Blueberry dominates both, of course, but there are also notes of earth and pine in this strain’s aroma. It’s a somewhat strong but pleasant scent, without any skunk or diesel to scare away fans of dessert strains.
Berry White’s flavor is similar, although the blueberry presence is even stronger. Spice, pine, and sour lemon are noticeable as well, and the aftertaste leaves a delicious blueberry taste in your mouth after you’ve enjoyed a toke.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 2/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
The lab tests for THC content in Berry White are all over the map. One test says the strain averages 16%, but most others say that number should be around 20%. Let’s call it 19% and agree that this is a potent weed, but you won’t feel like you’ve been run over by a steamroller after smoking it. CBD and other cannabinoids are only present at very low levels.
Carene, limonene, phellandrene, and pinene are the dominant terpenes in Berry White, partly explaining its yummy sweet-and-sour smell and flavor. There are also decent amounts of caryophyllene, myrcene, and ocimene in this strain.
Green Beanz Seedz created Berry White, and it was reportedly something of an accident. It’s said that they were simply playing around with various combinations when this strain emerged — and they were so impressed by it that they decided to release it to the public. It’s a cross of two legendary parents, Blueberry and White Widow.
Berry White’s cerebral effects are largely due to its White Widow genetics, and its strong body relaxation is thanks to the same characteristic in the Blueberry strain. We probably don’t have to tell you where Berry White’s dominant flavor comes from.
Where to Buy Berry White Seeds
Feminized Berry White seeds are easy to find online. Check out vendors like Pacific Seed Bank, Growers Choice Seeds, Crop King Seeds, and Premium Cultivars for a good selection. Phresh Start Farms sells clones of this strain.
If you’re checking out the details of Berry White, you’ve probably already tried the closest comparison, Blueberry. Other possibilities include Gelato, Strawberry Banana, and Cherry OG.
Berry White Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How long does it take to grow Berry White?
A: It produces a harvest relatively quickly. The length of the vegetative stage will vary depending on whether you’re using light to force the plants to flower, and the flowering stage can last anywhere from 7-10 weeks.
Q: How much will Barry White plants yield?
A: Quite a bit. Expect to harvest about 18 ounces per plant when growing outdoors, and you should get around 16 ounces of flower from indoor grows.