The Black Diamond strain is an ultra potent strain – in both its flavor and effects. It has an overwhelming and juicy blackberry flavor, interwoven with notes of burnt toffee and hardwood. You may even feel like your environment is shining like a diamond, literally, as this strain is known to have some hallucinogenic effects. Great for relaxing and giggling, without the sedating couchlock.
A diamond has long been considered to be a girl’s best friend, the perfect gemstone to accompany her life and make her feel elegant. In many ways, diamonds themselves represent a sense of possession and gleeful pride, something that you just can’t achieve in any other way.
The marijuana community always finds a way to pay homage to all things beautiful, and breeders have managed to create one diamond of a strain that you’ll be proud to show off: Black Diamond.
Black Diamond is a powerful hybrid strain with indica leanings that exist to create those unique feelings of joyful, pleasant emotions associated with owning something special; something that’s just for you.
Let’s take a look at this unique strain and uncover precisely what it is that makes it so special.
What is the Black Diamond Strain?
Black Diamond is an indica-leaning hybrid that was initially bred from a mix between Blackberry and Diamond OG, two classic strains well known for their pungent flavor and aroma.
The key thing about Black Diamond is its insane quantity of THC, as well as its profoundly noticeable effects.
The high of the Black Diamond strain is oddly subtle, taking hold quickly yet without a great deal of introduction. Expect to feel an odd weightlessness and gentle feeling in your limbs, as well as an overwhelming sensation of peacefulness and serenity.
There is this temptation that quickly sets in, causing you to try and sit down somewhere comfortable – if you try Black Diamond while out somewhere unfamiliar, you will be immediately tempted to head home as quickly as possible. The relaxing feeling that takes over will have you heading home to get as comfortable as possible. Nothing will be able to stop you from winding down.
Due to the high quantity of THC inherent in this strain, Black Diamond has been known to cause feelings of hallucinogenic effects, such as the paint on the walls looking like it’s shimmering, along with some mild sound amplification. This typically only occurs if you smoke a lot of it, but it can be quite pleasant to experience as long as you are expecting it.
As the high progresses, your gentle calm will develop into a surprising giddiness, causing massive bursts of laughter at strangely unfunny things. Your body will feel intensely strong yet equally mellow, giving you the sensation of restlessness and energy, all while not really being able to get up and do much.
Black Diamond is an excellent example of a true stoner’s high, leaving you feeling, not quite tired, but very mellow and reluctant to get up.
In the same way that diamonds are known as a woman’s best friend, Black Diamond has also been known as the couple’s best friend, due to its mood-enhancing and aphrodisiac properties; many couples buy this strain looking to share it together.
Towards the end of the high, the indica elements fully kick in and induce a pretty strong feeling of sleepiness, drifting towards general sedative qualities that will eventually leave you lying gently down on a pillow and snoring fitfully.
What about its actual flavor and aroma though? Is it is as impressive as its parent strains?
The initial aroma of the Black Diamond strain is strongly berry-like, reminiscent of its Blackberry parentage. However, instead of the powerful acidity and tartness of Blackberry, Black Diamond has an underlying element of earthiness that smells rich, vibrant and powerful.
On breaking up the buds, there is this same flavor that hits the nose, but it is somehow more profound and more pronounced, rather like browned sugar or nuts. This is the strain that smells almost rich and mahogany-like, while not really being woody – it is perhaps one of the closest marijuana strains available to a fine Cuban cigar.
The aroma is oddly specific in its flavors, yet still indescribable without having smelled it, leading other experienced marijuana smokers to become convinced that you aren’t actually smoking marijuana at all.
What about its flavor, however? Is it just the same deep, rich notes, only on your tongue?
The smoke of the Black Diamond strain is initially quite like its aroma’s profile, offering a slightly burned toffee undercutting to the overwhelming berry flavor on your palate. However, the smoke is far smoother and gentler than might be expected, with such pronounced flavors feeling very like the drag of a smooth, extremely expensive cigar.
On the exhale, the flavor is similar to its initial aroma, though the notes of mahogany and fine, hardwood get more pronounced, somewhat oaky and overall more pronounced flavors.
There actually isn’t a lot of the Diamond OG in its flavor, instead of borrowing much more heavily from its Blackberry parentage.
However, it isn’t just the flavor and aroma that set this strain apart from the rest – Black Diamond also has a very interesting appearance as well.
Black Diamond Strain Grow Info
Unfortunately for those looking to grow their own Black Diamond, there are no commercially available seeds due to the genetic cloning nature of the Black Diamond strain. If you want to try and grow your own Black Diamond, you need to find a grower willing to give you one of his or her cuttings.
If you do manage to get your hands on a clipping of Black Diamond, you can grow it either indoors or outdoors, depending on your needs. Just remember that, if you are looking for those purple swathes of color, then you need to make sure that you properly introduce cold weather into its vegetative state.
If growing indoors, you can turn on the AC and blast it with cold air, about 6-7 degrees Celsius, for a few hours at nighttime. If you can only grow it outdoors, you are out of luck unless you get very cold nighttimes.
Black Diamond has a tendency to grow quite bushy and not develop much height, similar in fashion to many other indicas, so make sure you are frequently topping it and trimming any unnecessary leaves that would seek to obfuscate any of the plant away from the precious sunlight that it needs to develop healthy buds.
You don’t really need any special feeding or other instructions to grow your own Black Diamond, other than making sure that it stays in the 70+ Fahrenheit temperature range, except for when you are blasting it with cold air.