Guava Jelly buds are a colourful, sweet-smelling treat for the senses even before they’re consumed. The foliage of this strain is medium green, with slender-bladed leaves, and its flower clusters often appear a lighter lime green due to their frosting of clear and golden trichomes. Calyxes are large and oval shaped, with long pistils that may start out more yellow than white and change colour to deep pink as the buds ripen.
White Label Guava Jelly feminized cannabis seeds can grow well in a greenhouse or outdoors in a warm Mediterranean climate, as long as they have daily access to direct sunlight throughout the growing season. Growing outdoors also allows this Sativa-heavy hybrid to reach its full size and greatly increase yield. Guava Jelly is a vigorous strain and can deal with outdoor conditions, though it may require support from stakes or a trellis as its relatively slender branches may be weighed down by buds at the end of the summer.
The height of Guava Jelly can be easily controlled indoors by flowering plants quite small. As this strain will generally triple its height in the flowering stage, clones can be put into flower at 20cm to 30cm in order to achieve a final height under 1m. This strain’s tendency to produce branches that grow upwards rather than outwards makes it suitable for Sea of Green (SOG) growing.
When flowering original Guava Jelly seed plants, which often benefit from a longer vegetation time, their height and structure can be optimised for indoor grow-spaces by pruning plants to create multiple stems (AKA topping), by supercropping or with the Screen of Green (ScrOG) method.
The bud structure of Guava Jelly’s best phenotypes takes the form of fat calyxes which explode in clusters and grow atop one another in strings. These ropes of calyxes twist around each other at each node to form large knots of bud with multiple tips growing in every direction. Throughout flowering they also expand to cover the internodal gaps and fill Guava Jelly’s stem and branches by harvest time.
Bud density is greatest at the nodes and bracts, where Guava Jelly’s oversized calyxes almost fight for space. The ropes of calyxes running between the flower clusters, joining them into colas have a more open structure without being feathery or underweight. Due to their thick covering of resin glands, even single strands of calyxes become brittle, sticky shards of bud when dried.
While growing and flowering, Guava Jelly tends to have low growing odour. This variety’s full, fruity bouquet is only released after buds are harvested, dried and broken up. Guava is just one of the fruits in its terpene profile; a deep inhalation will also reveal berry notes from Strawberry Kush, aniseed and citrus from the Durban parent and a deep, sweet Skunk undercurrent from Wedding Cheesecake.
White Label Guava Jelly imparts a hugely powerful high from both its Indica and Sativa background. The first feeling reported by most users is a warm, positive body feeling inherited from its Kush and Skunk ancestry. This immediate effect is soon enhanced by the uplifting, energetic, electric high of Guava Jelly’s Sativa side. Many connoisseurs become wrapped up in the initial happy, down-to-earth Indica ‘stone’ and don’t realise how high they are until they stand up.