After originally having a stance against whole flower, Surterra Wellness finally embraced the evolving Florida medical cannabis market and released their “Float” line of products on Black Friday 2019, which includes products like whole flower, pre-rolls, shatter, and soft wax.
One of the strains available in whole flower is a strain that has been part of Surterra’s “Florida’s Finest” vape cart line for some time now: Myakka Native.
This strain is a shoutout to Donnie Clark, who is known for growing a strain called “Myakka Gold” in Florida during the 1970’s. Clark served time in federal prison for federal charges of “conspiracy to grow marijuana”; ultimately, he would be pardoned by then-President Bill Clinton and released from prison. You can read more about his story here.
Not much information is available about Surterra’s version of the strain online. The original Myakka Gold was described by Clark as a “pure sativa”, so the lineage of this strain is uncertain. However, Surterra’s Myakka Native turned out to be a fairly solid product for its price point.
Myakka Native (Sativa)
Price at time of review: $30/eighth
Batch/Harvest Number: DEC19MN01
Total Cannabinoids: 21.28%
Unfortunately, Surterra hasn’t make this lab report available as of the time of writing this review, so I have no terpene percentages to provide for this strain. Whenever this information becomes available, I will update this section with the terpenes and their percentages.
For one of their first batches of whole flower, Surterra did a pretty good job with this Myakka Native. The flower is trimmed fairly well, but could use more attention to detail; however, at $30/eighth, what I see with this eighth is certainly acceptable.
This flower is a more dry than I would like it to be; it seems like it falls apart easily, and it almost turns to dust when ground up. However, there are plenty of trichomes, and there is a bit of stickiness to the buds as well.
Myakka Native is listed as a pure sativa, and the buds I have do take on the old stereotype of “sativa” plant structure: long and very slightly airy buds that are brighter green in color.
Surterra definitely still has some work to do to achieve an excellent cure, but this batch of Myakka Native is not a bad start at all, and I feel that I got what I paid for at $30/eighth.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 5.80/10.00
This eighth of Myakka Native is almost completely lacking a smell. Upon close inspection, there are hints of sweet pine, with a faint trace of earthy and skunky notes lingering in the background.
Frankly, I was disappointed with the lack of smell in this flower. For me, half of what makes a truly good batch of flower is attention to getting the most out of terpene development; it results in better smelling flower, and a product that is more medicinally efferctive due to higher terpene content. I’m not sure if the genetics of the plant that Surterra has labeled as Myakka Native simply don’t develop a smelly flower, or if the lack of smell is due to Surterra’s relative lack of experience with growing whole flower products.
The taste isn’t bad – it is pretty bland, but not particularly harsh. It certainly tastes better than the “reggie” and “mids” I used to get off the street.
Smell/Taste Rating: 4.00/10.00
For what it lacks in the other categories, Myakka Native makes up for it with its effects. I find this strain to feel like a pure sativa as advertised. For me, this strain is euphoric, energetic, and uplifting – but not at all speedy or racy. It seems like a good choice for patients fighting depression, as this is one of those strains that helps me change my angle of thinking or viewpoint of life and situations. Since it isn’t speedy or racy, it doesn’t add to my anxiety, which makes for a great daytime medication.
Myakka Native is a good choice for the morning and afternoon, but is gentle enough that I think it can be used in the early evening; however, most patients will probably prefer a heavier hybrid or indica strain for the late night before bed. Towards the end of the effects, Myakka native leaves my body feeling lightly relaxed – but not at all sedated or sleepy.
This is a well-rounded sativa strain that, in some ways, reminds me of Trulieve’s Colombian Gold flower strain. Once Surterra is able to dial in on their grow quality (and get those terpenes really coming out), this is one I may have to revisit in the future.
Possibly good for treating:
- Depression and related anxiety
- ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
- Good for treating lack of motivation
- Minor aches and pains
- Minor nausea/gastrointestinal issues
I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications.
Effects Rating: 8.00/10.00
Overall Rating: 5.93/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Myakka Native as a “slightly above average” sativa strain from Surterra Wellness.
I’m pleased to see that Surterra has embraced more full spectrum cannabis products like whole flower and concentrates, and I am confident that in time, their quality will greatly improve and lead to the production of some excellent medical cannabis products.
At $30/eighth, I was pleased with this purchase thanks to the nice sativa effects I get from it – they work well for daytime use to help me overcome my depression. I will definitely be trying other strains from Surterra in the future, as their $30/eighth price point is one of the most affordable in the market, and the quality matches (or possibly exceeds) it.
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