Chernobyl is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Trainwreck with Jack the Ripper and Trinity. This strain produces dreamy effects that are long-lasting and may boost your mood. Chernobyl smells like lime sherbet. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.
Chernobyl is a hybrid from California’s TGA Genetics. Company co-founder Subcool created the strain in 2007 by combining a cut called Bloodwreck — a cross between a male Trainwreck and a female Trinity — with a Jack the Ripper male. The Bloodwreck mother was also used to produce strains such as Queen Anne’s Revenge and Timewreck. The female, Subcool said, exhibited genetic stability (producing no male stamen), which he felt paired well with Jack the Ripper’s genetics.
Chernobyl was High Times Strain of the Year in 2010. According to TGA, the strain delivers a lime Slurpee/sherbet flavor and pleasantly sedative, therapeutic effects.
The Dank has a tendency to turn out heavy hitters with an appearance so engaging it’s hard to look away, and this creation is no different. Named for the city in Ukraine, Chernobyl is a wild three-way cross between Trainwreck, Trinity, and Jack the Ripper, and is sure to lure you in with its aromas and then keep you hooked with its mood-melting effects.
This sativa-dominant bud offers up wide-ranging THC levels swinging anywhere from 16% to 22% on average. As a result of this, the effects on your mind and body are quite substantial and could leave you with racing thoughts if taken in excess. Much like the little green mutants said to inhabit the abandoned city, Chernobyl buds are rich in color and texture with olive green tones and electric orange hairs that are bathed in powdery white trichomes. Much like its parentage, the aromas are floral and citrus, though when smoked a deep dankness overwhelms your taste buds.
Not for the faint of heart, this bud bursts on the scene like Reactor No. 4 and rips through your mind, evacuating it of any stresses you may have. For recreational use, this is a fun high to take with you on the town as it lasts for well over three hours. It’s incredibly euphoric right from the start and has you feeling full body tingles in mere moments. You’ll notice after the initial wave that your focus begins to sharpen and your desire to be social skyrockets. Typically, this strain is saved for those with a little more experience under their belt as it can sometimes get ahead of you and induce minor bouts of anxiety.
Medical users love Chernobyl for its ability to uplift and invigorate the body. If you suffer from chronic fatigue, the energetic nature of this bud will awaken even the sleepiest of people. Mental illness and mood or attention disorders stand little chance against this strain too, as it is recommended for anyone suffering from depression, stress, bipolar, or ADHD. Her all-over tingles and moderate relaxation makes this strain idyllic for treating muscle tension and cramps as well as mild aches and pains.
Chernobyl is a moderately easy to grow plant if you know what you are doing, so intermediates and above are highly recommended. If you can get your hands on seeds and want to take a stab at her, expect your baby to reach heights between 2 and 6 feet after only 7 to 9 weeks. If you watch it closely and prune regularly, you can expect Chernobyl to deliver a very high yield.
This sativa-rich bud gives you bursts of energy and thoughtful waves of introspection. When you couple that with the mildly sedative elements of her high, Chernobyl will soon become a pretty positive moniker in your book.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 80% Sativa / 20% Indica
THC: 16% – 22%
Chernobyl is a sativa dominant strain with a 20:80 indica/sativa ratio. Essentially, it is a cross between Trainwreck and Trinity, which is then pollinated with Jack the Ripper. The strain is available in the form of medium to small tight buds, which are green in color all the while being covered with trichomes with orange hairs. It has a potent smell to it with lime and citrus undertones making it a funky smelling strain, which is quite pleasing at the same time. As for the flavor, it is exquisite. It has a smooth deep taste that resembles its smell. You will get a nice citrus flavor during the inhale, but on the exhale, it has a dank taste to it. One of the best things about the strain is that its effects can last for over three hours. You will experience euphoria all the while feeling extremely energetic. The high will wash away any anxiety or stress is highly recommended for day time use. Moreover, smoking the strain has also shown to increase appetite which is perfect for individuals suffering anorexia. However, the strain is also known to benefit patients with migraines or headaches.
Anyone who has been within 5 feet of Chernobyl will tell you that the smell is reminiscent of a tropical fruit stand. Instantly you are hit with a wave of sweet, zingy scents that are pretty mouth-watering, if we do say so ourselves!
What starts as an overwhelming sweet cherry scent is soon overtaken with a hit of lime and citrus that packs one hell of a punch to the senses! Intermingled are notes of pungent earth, which works to balance out the sweetness of the overall smell.
Anyone who loves a fruity, mouth-wateringly sweet bud will LOVE Chernobyl. This is a perfect example of a strain that sounds harsher than it is, this is a real sweet-tooth bud!
If you have spent much time enjoying the smell of Chernobyl, then the taste shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise! On inhaling, you are hit with the smoothest of smokes, rich with fresh citrus flavors that are sharp and refreshing.
A real wake-up strain, Chernobyl’s flavors will make your taste buds come to life in no time as the lemon and lime notes dance on your tongue and make you want to go back for more. On exhale, the flavors take on a dank, rich, earthy profile, which helps blanket the sharpness of the citrus.
That sweetness isn’t lost in the taste of this bud, as cherry and pineapple notes can be tasted as an afterthought, leaving a pleasant taste in the mouth.
Chernobyl is a beauty of a plant and certainly takes after its mother in stature. Cultivators be warned – this bud grows TALL, with reports of it reaching around two meters in height!
Chernobyl is ripe with small- to medium-sized tight buds in a vibrant green hue. Coated in a generous amount of thick white trichomes and sprinkled throughout with orange hairs, she is a beautiful plant for sure.
Whether you are looking to grow Chernobyl for yourself or appreciate a good looking bag of bud, she is sure not to disappoint. Flavor, aroma, and appearance combined are more than enough to keep you coming back for more, and that’s before we get into how Chernobyl fairs in the efficacy stakes!