An offspring of strains Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, Chocolope (formerly known as D-line) is a nearly-pure Sativa that started to gain traction in the 80s. First developed when most cannabis variants come short in potency, Chocolope excelled due to its unparalleled euphoria and aromatics.
At the present day, a plethora of Sativa varieties
|Indica to Sativa Ratio||5/95|
|Flowering Period||Indoors: 10 to 12 weeks|
|Outdoors: Late October to early November|
Chocolope buds are either compact, nugget-like nobs or long and cylindrical. The broad leaves spread loosely on the stem, displaying bright to dark green shades. Meanwhile, orange fires of pistils adorn the calyxes and crystal trichomes bedazzle the entire cola. While the resinous buds are sticky, they are quite easy to break as opposed to most Indica varieties.
Fragrance and Flavor
The fusion of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze produces a heavy-hitting Sativa-dominant offspring which offers one of the most
Compared to the vast assortment of cannabis strains which normally lean on citrus, floral, or pine scents and flavors, Chocolope exudes coffee and chocolate goodness. This can be ascribed to its Chocolate Thai parent, which is believed to have earned the unique aroma and flavor profile through the mixture of its terpene content and being grown in soil where coffee was cultivated.
While every phenotype displays a different dominant taste and smell, each one always starts with a citrus or cantaloupe burst, which resembles Canalope Haze. After the tropical explosion is a quick switch to a coffee-like and chocolatey experience. This is amplified once the herb is ground up. On the exhale, the same sweet taste can be expected.
Apart from the unique aroma and flavor which Chocolope is known for, the dynamic effects of the strain are also one of the main reasons for its huge following. What’s more, these remarkable effects are fast-acting. Even with its potency though, the impacts are said to be shorter than average.
As opposed to being a source of jitters like what its coffee aroma implies, the strain grants a motivating yet not overpowering mental buzz. It starts with a thought-provoking head high that opens doors for a change in perspective. Despite its influence on one’s thought patterns, it still permits a clear-head.
Considering its Sativa-dominant lineage, it also energizes the user instead of promoting a couch-lock experience. Consequently, it is a suitable day-time strain and a reliable companion when doing chores, running errands, and carrying out any projects in mind. However, users are discouraged to drive or operate heavy machinery until the effects wear off.
In general, the type of euphoria it produces bestows a feeling of contentment. The cerebral high is also accompanied with deep body relaxation. Moreover, its ability to uplift the spirit and erase any bouts of ill temper is another favorite feature by many consumers. Furthermore, it inspires creativity and is also best for social situations.
The soothing quality and introspective ability of Chocolope makes it a great treatment for mental problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. That said, the strain’s high THC content can be overwhelming to patients with an existing anxiety disorder, especially when at uncomfortable environments. This is not a reason to keep away from Chocolope though, but it is advisable to consume the strain at a lesser dose.
Because it increases focus, Chocolope is also beneficial for those who suffer from attention deficit disorders. Medical users also find solace in the hybrid for problems of fatigue and decreased appetite. Apart from the cannabinoids THC and CBD, the strain also contains cannabigerol (CBG) of 1.99%. This phytocannabinoid is an excellent neuroprotectant and inhibits tumor growth. It also further contributes to Chocolope’s capacity to induce hunger.
The cannabis variant is also rich in terpenes which further magnifies its therapeutic rewards. The terpenoids terpinolene, ocimene, and limonene make it a source of antimicrobial and anti-tumor properties. While each has individual benefits, all contribute to making the strain a viable treatment against infection and an efficient tool to mitigate cancer.
Although not its main targets, the hybrid can also remedy chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle pain, headaches, and migraines. However, since Chocolope is more of a morning strain with its mood-boosting and revitalizing effects, it may interfere with a good night’s sleep and is thus not recommended to insomniacs.
As with most cannabis varieties, the common side effects of the herb include dry mouth and eyes. And while probable to happen, headaches, dizziness, and anxiety only occur in rare cases.
Chocolope is a relatively easy plant to grow. However, it has a few characteristics that may draw beginners away. Like other Sativa varieties, Chocolope grows tall and demands more upright space in grow rooms. Although, this can be dealt with by training and pruning the stems during the vegetative stage.
While the vertical area is not a problem when grown outdoors, the strain is susceptible to molds. Hence, cultivators need to put extra attention in tending the plants, especially in more humid regions which are prone to raining. The variant also tends to have a huge hunger for nutrients and immediately show signs of deficiency until endowed with optimal sustenance.
Thus, it is best to feed it a well-balanced combination of nutriments while minimizing the supply of nitrogen just before the flowering period. During the budding stage, Chocolope flourishes when furnished with higher quantities of micronutrients.
The strain can also be grown in more elaborate growing techniques like the screen of green (ScrOG). It can easily adapt to this type of setup, although it might require a bit of time. When employing such an approach, always make sure that the crops are well-ventilated.
Chocolope has a longer-than-average flowering period of about 10 to 12 weeks. This can be attributed to its parent Chocolate Thai with 14 weeks of waiting time before harvest. Whether grown indoors or outdoors, growers can anticipate an abundant yield of 500-600 g/m2.
One can say that Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze are a match made in heaven. As such, while Chocolope is simple in appearance, it has hidden wonders of flavors, aromas, and effects. Its distinct coffee and chocolate fragrances make it easy to identify among a myriad of cannabis variants.
Moreover, these sweet undertones are accompanied by a controlled high and a sense of satisfaction. Nonetheless, it is not merely restricted for leisure consumption as it is also overflowing with medical benefits. This is on account of its magnificent blend of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Furthermore, while it produces heavy yields with large and succulent nugs, it is surprisingly easy to grow. This makes it a perfect choice for novice cultivators.
Consequently, even when Chocolope’s first appearance hails way back to the 80s, the abovementioned features allow the iconic strain to secure a spot on the shelves of many consumers up until this day.