Jager is an indica marijuana strain made by crossing LA Confidential and Blue Dream. This strain produces full-body effects that are relaxing but not sedating. Jager tastes and smells like black licorice. This strain was named after the dark acloholic beverage from Germany. Jager is sometimes called JR, or JGR.
Many believe that it is a Hindu Kush descendant due to its effects and smell, but many others argue that it must be a descendant of the Southern Oregon strain because of its appearance. Regardless of its genetics, Jager is one delicious and effective smoke, with THC levels reaching up to 23%. Much like the real Jager, this bud has an aroma of sweet earthy licorice and a taste of woody lemon pine with a hint of rich licorice upon exhale that becomes intensely sweet at times. These buds have long tapered pepper-shaped forest green nugs with deep rich purple undertones, fiery orange hairs, and a thinly spread layer of fine clear crystal trichomes.
Jager is also known as Jäger, JGR, or just JR. Jager’s mystery beginnings are rumored to be in southern Oregon, where someone may have crossed a Kush, or perhaps mixed L.A. Confidential with Blue Dream.
Either way, the plant is reported to have dark green leaves with purple stripes and a licorice aroma and taste like the German liqueur Jägermeister.
Jager immediately establishes its bag appeal with large, chunky flowers. The flowers have a spade-like shape, almost resembling pine cones, tapering down from a broad base to a pointed tip. The buds adhere in a dense, indica-typical structure with dark green leaves and rust-colored pistils. Most phenotypes of the strain also boast streaks of deep purple — these striking colors are the byproduct of colder-than-average weather affecting the plants’ pigments (called anthocyanins) during the growing process.
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Like its namesake liquor, Jager has a pronounced aroma of black licorice. When inspected more closely, dank scents of musk and damp earth are also at play. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking open these dense buds yield some traces of diesel. This strain has a surprisingly smooth smoke for an indica; on the exhale, this smoke has a herbal, tobacco-like flavor, along with some sweet licorice that lingers on the palate. Notably, Jager offers no grape flavors, despite its often entirely purple flowers — this is because the pigments that determine the leaves’ color do not have a corresponding effect on their aroma.
According to sources online, Jager is easy to grow but only available as a clone. The bushy plants grow well either indoors or outdoors in a somewhat humid environment. Its trademark purple highlights come from cooler nighttime temperatures near flowering time.
Eventually, Jager’s high progresses towards sleepiness — and while the alcoholic namesake often renders its consumers unconscious, this bud’s knockout effect is more subtle, without the subsequent hangover and embarrassing loss of control. Jager is best enjoyed in the early evening or right before bed. Finally, its effects are said to be long-lasting, even for cannabis veterans.
Jager’s relaxing properties may also be worth sampling by medical cannabis patients. The strain can numb deep-seated aches and pains, whether temporary or chronic. It can also take care of minor annoyances like headaches or nausea. Psychologically speaking, Jager may temporarily blunt the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. In large enough doses, it can also soothe insomniacs to sleep. Because it is unlikely to bring about overly cerebral thinking or paranoia, Jager is a good option for users who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Since no commercial-scale breeders have made seeds of the strain available for sale online, those looking to grow Jager must obtain clippings from mature plants in order to grow “clones.” The bud is said to be an easy grow for newcomers to cultivation, as it is particularly resistant to mold. It can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Predominantly indica genes means that plants will grow short and bush; growers should regularly trim away any fan leaves that could block light and air from stimulating low-growing flowering nodes. Finally, growers looking to bring out Jager’s full dark purple potential should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees colder than average, just before flowering begins.
While Jagermeister liquor is often considered a “pre-game” psychoactive enhancement, Jager bud is more of a nightcap for relaxing before bed. Its moody, mellow effects are just the thing for unwinding after a long day or week.
Type of High
Jager cannabis strain’s high is a full-bodied one which creeps up on you with spacey relaxation and introspective tendencies. Sedation won’t necessarily occur, but expect to be out of it and happy about it. Buds are tapered and shaped like peppers, with vibrant lilac undertones and orange hairs. It can treat inflammation, spasms, pain, and tremors. Ideal for evening usage.
This high is characterized by full-bodied indica effects that slowly creep on before hitting you like too many drinks. You’ll suddenly feel completely relaxed in both mind and body with tendencies towards introspection and becoming spacey. You won’t be completely sedated in this state – rather, just blissfully out of it. Due to these effects, Jager is often used to treat chronic pain, inflammation, tremors, and muscle spasms.