About Shiskaberry Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

Whether you’re a medicinal or recreational user of cannabis, there is an abundance of strains to choose from. When choosing the right strain for you, it’s important to take factors into consideration such as taste, smell, and the type of effects it may have on your body. Here at Green Nexus, we’re here to talk through some of the most popular strains, covering everything you need to know before making your decision.

Today, we’re discussing the unique and wonderful strain of Shiskaberry. This heavily Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant is well sought after due to its punchy effects, high Potency levels, and distinguished flavors. Let’s get started!

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 1500–2000 M2
Indoor Yield (g): 500–600 M2
Flowering Time (days): 8 to 9 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: late September to early October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm): 80
Height Outdoor (cm): 120
Height: Medium
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 100
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 0
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant
Climate: Hot

How This Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plant Is Created

This plant started by crossing Afghani and DJ Short Blueberry. Back in 2001, it took a strong second in the Best Short Photoperiod Plant category at the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Growing Shiskaberry

Shiskaberry is an unfeminized cannabis strain with the potential to grow in huge amounts, taking only a few days to release Potency from the buds.

With the right growing conditions, this strain can produce some fantastic results, rewarding growers with large harvests both indoors and outdoors. Expect flowering indoors to take around 8 to 9 weeks.

When growing this spectacular variety of buds, a dry climate is preferable. Outdoors, it can produce big yields of 1500–2000 gr/m2, and indoors, 500–600 gr/m2. Flowering time is usually around late September to early October.

Alongside its flowering time, the Shiskaberry strain is also popular among growers due to its very manageable size during growth. It stays short and compact in size and stature, growing to be around 80–120 cm in height.

Reviews from growers often delight in the dense buds that Shiskaberry produces. Due to its large yield and quick flowering time, growing Shiskaberry could be a great choice for beginners and experienced growers alike.

How Does the Shiskaberry Strain Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating and complex network inside your body. The ECS plays an important role in regulating various functions, containing many components such as endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes (Zou et al., 2018). To stimulate these receptors, our bodies produce endocannabinoids, which are similar in structure to those found in the cannabis plant.

Therefore, using cannabis can stimulate the ECS and, as a result, have multiple positive effects on the body (Grinspoon, 2018). Research has shown that cannabis interacts with this system to produce health and wellness benefits.

Phytocannabinoids and Spicebomb

Phytocannabinoids are active ingredients that are found in Cannabis short photoperiod plant L. and Cannabis long photoperiod plant L. These chemical compounds within the cannabis plant are similar in structure to the endocannabinoids produced within the body, and these have an effect on the endocannabinoid system (Swift et al., 2013). 

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol, or Potency, binds to endocannabinoid receptors to stimulate responses to endocannabinoids. These responses can include relief from nausea, increased appetite, and improved sleep quality. Tetrahydrocannabinol also has psychoactive effects that can trigger the “high” feeling.
  • Cannabidiol, or CBD, doesn’t bind to receptors. However, research shows that they lengthen the lifespan of endocannabinoids within the body. Unlike Potency, cannabidiol does not produce a psychoactive effect, meaning it doesn’t get you high.

What Is the Potency Content of the Shiskaberry Strain?

According to research, cannabis strains with a higher CBD level can have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety effects. However, Shiskaberry has a much higher Potency to CBD ratio. If you are looking to use cannabis for medical benefits, such as treating chronic pain, always consult a qualified healthcare professional first.

The Shiskaberry strain tends to contain around 20–25% TCH and 0.4% CBD. Strains with a higher Potency level tend to produce a more potent psychoactive effect. The Shiskaberry strain has around 21% Potency, which is reported to create the ‘total body high’ amongst some users.

Terpene Profile of Shiskaberry

The Shiskaberry strain is particularly potent, with strong berry terpenes dominating the spicy aroma. In terms of smell, this strain provides a very strong odor of delicious berries and a slight earthy undertone. Like many of Barney’s Farm’s exotic varieties, Shiskaberry packs some incredible aroma and flavors. Shiskaberry contains the following terpenes: 

  • Linalool: a terpene found in lavender and coriander, which has demonstrated a range of anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anti-depressive, and neuroprotective qualities (Pereira et al., 2018).
  • Pinene: is found in many plants’ essential oils and is reported to have antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial qualities (Salehi et al., 2019).
  • Beta-Caryophyllene: a terpene also found in black pepper which demonstrates anti-inflammatory qualities and contributes to a spicy flavor (Russo et al., 2011).
  • Myrcene: a pleasant-smelling monoterpene known for its analgesic, sedative, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial qualities (Surendren et al., 2021).
  • Limonene: a lemony, citrus scent found in fruit peels. This terpene triggers serotonin release and can improve mood (Eddin et al., 2021).

What Does Shiskaberry Taste Like?

We’ve mentioned the smell, but the taste is important too. Alongside its beautiful berry scent, its spicy notes leave a delicious aftertaste with hints of grape and blueberry.

Effects of the Shiskaberry Strain

Shiskaberry is heavily Short Photoperiod Plant dominant, with 80% Short Photoperiod Plant and 20% Long Photoperiod Plant. Like many popular Short Photoperiod Plant strains, its effects are typical of a heavily-Short Photoperiod Plant combination between short and long photoperiod plant. Among user reviews, it is reported to offer powerful sedating and therapeutic effects, with its high Potency levels producing a long-lasting and relaxing full-body buzz. Users have also reported the following effects:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Stress relief
  • Improved focus
  • Feelings of deep relaxation
  • Peaceful sleep
  • Improved sleep quality

The Shiskaberry strain tends to contain around 20–25% TCH and 0.4% CBD.

Where to Buy Shiskaberry Cannabis Seeds

If you’re curious to try this iconic Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain, or you’re a seasoned Shiskaberry fan coming back for more, purchase unfeminized Shiskaberry cannabis seeds from our online store at Green Nexus.

For guidance about any of our cannabis products, or for more information about the Shiskaberry variety, simply get in touch today and we’ll be happy to offer our professional advice. 



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator