The CBD fever has arrived in Spain. It seems available in all places and at all times but, as in all markets, when there is a boom, fierce competition begins, and not all products offer the same quality. In this article we are going to give you some infallible tips to choose quality CBD flowers. Follow them to the letter and your purchases will undoubtedly be successful.
The Tree CBD has developed this complete guide so you will always buy top quality cbd flowers.
# 1. THE PUNGENT AROMA IS THE KEY
High quality CBD flowers, most of the time, are characterized by an intense fragrance, a distinctive, captivating aroma and should stand out from any other smell. A strong and rich aroma is the greatest indicator of a high terpene content. Terpenes are produced by a wide variety of plants and are the primary components of resins and essential oils. The combination of certain terpenes is what produces a particular aroma (floral, citrus, fruity …). The pungency of CBD flowers is also directly related to their potency.
In short, the aroma is the first, and one of the most important characteristics of a quality flower. A pungent aroma and the different nuances (sweet, citrus, fruity …) are always signs of quality.
IMPORTANT: Always avoid flowers that lack odor or whose aroma reminds you of hay.
# 2. AVOID FLOWERS WITH BROWN AND YELLOW TONES
Another quality to consider when looking for legal cannabis of the best quality, is color. The appearance of a vigorous and dense bud will always be an indicator of the best quality. Obviously, top quality cbd flowers should generally be green, in their different shades and intensities. Bright and intense colors tend to be a great indicator of quality. Some of the top varieties of CBD tend to show off a beautiful combination of green and purple.
IMPORTANT: When the flower shows brown, yellowish or reddish tones, we recommend avoiding its purchase.
# 3. COVERED WITH TRICOMAS? THEN, IT’S QUALITY
One of the most important premises to buy cbd flowers is that the best range are covered with trichomes. A very practical trick to be able to correctly observe the existence of them, is to take a picture with the mobile and zoom in on the photo itself. You will easily see that, if the flower is good, it will be covered with these crystalline and whitish ‘hairs’ that are not always visible to the naked eye.
So, if the bud you have in your hands is densely covered with trichomes and shows a thin film of apparent ‘frost’ is that, surely, you are about to enjoy a flower of the highest quality. We could say that, the amount of trichomes is proportional to the quality of cannabis.
# 4. PISTILS INDICATE THE RIGHT MATURATION OF FLOWER
Golden pistils are another indicator of flower quality. The orange, brown or, rarely, red, pink and purple ‘hairs’ represent the maturity of the flower. Its presence is a clear sign of the high quality of the product and confirms the correct maturation of the plant. This characteristic indicates that the plant comes from a controlled crop and that the grower knows well what properties a top flower should gather.
# 5. CRISPY AND STICKY, THAT’S THE KEY
Too wet or too dry? Both are indicators of low product quality. If the CBD flower is too dry it will break easily becoming practically powder. Touch should keep a minimum consistency and we should be able to split it without spraying it.
If the flower, on the other hand, is too wet it means that it has not been dried properly. The greatest danger we face in a flower that is not dried in its proper measure, is the appearance of mold, visible to the naked eye.
Try to break a little piece of the flower, if it feels a little ‘sticky’ to the touch (due to the resin) but it is still ‘crunchy’ then you have a very good product before you.
# 6. LOOK FOR TUPID, DENSE AND WELL FORMED FLOWERS
Marijuana flowers with high CBD content should be quite tight, dense and well formed. Avoid those flowers that look hollow and not very compact.
The best cbd flowers come from indoor cultivation where you will never find seeds, twigs or leaves that, apart from adding weight to the flower itself, are usually synonymous of low quality.
Just like making a good wine requires time, maturation, care and proper processing, getting a marijuana flower of the highest quality is not an easy task. Our flowers are treated as you deserve and satisfy even the most demanding. Do not forget to try our varieties, you will repeat. If you have any questions, The Tree CBD team will be happy to assist you.