Strain review by Gatorbackbob: Black Ruby

Strain: Black Ruby

Grower Name: Gatorbackbob


Medium: Coco

Nutrients: GH 6/9 Lucas formula, also kool bloom in flower

Lights type and schedule (indoor): Vipar Spectra 450 18/6

Days from Seed: 70

Harvest Points: Harvested entire plant at day 70 with all cloudy trichomes

Dry Yield (grams): 62 grams

Growth Comments: Black Ruby is an excellent cultivar for both novice, and veteran growers alike. She basically grows herself, but multiple rounds of heavy defoliation enabled this plant to spread wide and stack heavy! Buds ripen with a colorful array of greens, purples, and bright orange pistils, and laden with velvety frost to the core.

Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): During growth, aromas varied from vegetative green, to spearmint and menthol, gassy funk, and she ended with a beautiful nose bouquet of skunky berries. Dried and cured however, she smells of ripe dark berry alcohol perfume, and jasmine!

The Smell: Earthy, Berry, Floral, Blueberry, Fruit, Pine, Menthol, Grass, Mint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, Jasmine

The Smoke: Thick, sweet, and heavenly deep. This is hands down the best sleep bud I have grown to date. Taste on exhale is a sweet berry perfume and earthy. Very smooth, but also very expansive and hard to hold.

Method of Delivery: Bong, Joint

7 Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

9 Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

9 Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

9 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: Slow onset, taking about 15 minutes to peak, strong force pulling eyelids down and very heavy in the body. Very nice pain relief in my legs I notice. High is long lasting but you want to go to bed about an hour in, and sleep like a baby. The most notable characteristic of this strain for me is my tolerance hasn’t changed with this strain in months of regular use.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

2 The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects)

6 Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

9 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

2+ Hours the effect lasted

0 – none Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)


Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

1 – worst time of the day Morning (wake up)

1 – worst time of the day Day (work)

9 – ideal time of the day Evening (relax)

9 – ideal time of the day Night (sleep)

10 – Holy Grail Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)

Do you personally consider this strain a keeper for long-term use

I am a  Recreational user

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.

8 Sense of well being

8 Euphoria

7 Anxiety relief

9 – severe Paranoia relief

4 Sex drive

9 – severe Sleep

8 Pain relief

9 – severe Ability to rest or sit still

6 Thought process

1 – mild Speech process

1 – mild Imagination/creativity

8 Humor perception

1 – mild Visual perception

5 Audio perception

7 Taste perception

2 Appetite stimulant

5 Introspective dreaminess

5 Menstrual cramps relief

1 – mild Paranoia

7 Confusion

1 – mild Restlessness

1 – mild Hallucinations

1 – mild Anxiety or panic

4 Detachment from reality

8 Decreased reaction time

7 Altered thinking and memory

1 – mild Altered vision

7 Bloodshot eyes

7 Reduced coordination and balance

1 – mild Increased heart rate

7 Dry mouth

Final Comments: I really hope Black Ruby becomes a regularly available strain on the portal. I haven’t gotten the chance yet to run the parents individually to note differences and similarities, but for Black Ruby, she’s a keeper that checks all boxes in the indica department for me. A real honor to grow this one.

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