Trulieve released their new “Cultivar Collection” yesterday (10.17.2020), with 3 new strains statewide: Sunset Sherbet x Kush Mints, Grape Cake, and Rae Bae.
Trulieve offered the following statement about Cultivar Collection in a press release:
The Cultivar Collection represents an intimate elevation of the cannabis we grow. Over the past few years, we have created and designed specialized new facilities that would allow us to have a more nuanced and hands on approach when it comes to our high-quality TruFlower. After intensive pheno hunting, our Master Growers chose select cultivars from our extensive genetic catalogue.
Our cultivators have devoted more personal, hands on care for each individual plant. At every point in the lifecycle there is an essential and direct human element ensuring the Cultivar Collection meets and e)xceeds the highest possible standards. All of the premium strains in The Cultivar Collection are a mix of hand and light machine trimming, all designed to showcase the natural structure, personality, and specially curated elements of the flower.Trulieve
My location received the Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints strain, which I found to be favorable, as I have tried and reviewed Trulieve’s Sunset Sherbert TruFlower in the past – I believe this to offer me a good basis of comparison for this premium cultivar.
Note: I’ve seen some reference that refer to this strain as “Sherb Mints”, for what it’s worth.
Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints (Indica)
Price at time of review: $58/eighth
Lineage: Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints
Batch/Harvest Number: DUFL-I-34-PK-1
Total Cannabinoids: 31.59%
The lab report for this batch is currently unavailable; this section will be updated when the report is uploaded to Trulieve’s online database.
If it’s not obvious from the images above, this is easily the frostiest flower I’ve ever gotten from Trulieve, and some of the frostiest legal flower I’ve ever gotten in Florida, period.
Underneath the dense coating of trichomes, it appears that this strain took on more of the physical characteristics of the Kush Mint parent in the coloring and structure of the buds. Sunset Sherbert is typically darker green in color, and while I haven’t had Kush Mints, the images I’ve seen online indicate that it comes in at a lighter green hue.
The cure and moisture content are basically perfect, and indications are that this plant was truly given an extra amount of attention in its growth, maturation, and curing processes.
There were a couple of sugar leaves missed by the trim, but not enough to significantly impact the score of this category. If all the Cultivar Collection is this quality or better, it may in fact be (subjectively/comparatively) worth the inflated price tag when compared to the current market average of flower quality. If nothing else, this pushes the envelope of overall flower quality for Trulieve.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.70/10.00
If any readers have had Trulieve’s Sherbert (same strain as Sunset Sherbert) flower before, the smell of Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints is instantly recognizable. What I suspect to be high carophyllene content lends to a peppery and minty smell, with perhaps rotten fruit undertones. The addition of Kush Mints to the lineage amplifies that minty, almost menthol-like smell, and it becomes even more apparent when the flower is ground up.
There may be a faint kush or even skunk aroma in the background when opening the jar, but overall, the smell of this cross is nearly identical to the Sunset Sherbert parent, but more minty.
The taste of Sunset Sherbet x Kush Mints when smoked, however, is a different matter. While the minty/menthol smells are notable on the inhale, I find there to be a very pleasant kush/hash taste on the exhale that lingers after the finish. This adds to my overall enjoyment of medicating with this strain, as I wasn’t necessarily the biggest fan of how Sherbert tasted. I suppose this is Kush Mints making itself more known in the cross – and it works well.
Smell/Taste Rating: 8.40/10.00
If you didn’t notice in the stats at the beginning of the review, this batch tested at a whopping 31.5 percent THC, which I believe may be the highest amount I’ve ever personally had in a flower product. As seasoned consumers know, however, this doesn’t tell us the full story of how the effects will pan out. Terpenes, other cannabinoids, and possibly even undiscovered parts of the plant all play a role in the effects profile.
Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints does come on strong, with an instant warm-body enveloping sensation, coupled with a significant cerebral shift. Something about the way the effects come on feels more “whole” and medicinal in a sense, and while I acknowledge this may be placebo, it just seems to feel more satisfying than my average flower pickup.
As time passes, the effects progress into a sedating, dreamlike haze. A few bong rips had me falling asleep on the floor next to the fireplace while I attempted to watch TV last night. We’ll see if this repeats itself after I finish writing this review – but I will say that I am fighting the heavy-head sensation even at this point, only around a half-hour after medicating.
Based on my experiences with Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints so far, I feel this is best used as an evening and late night strain. The effects persist for hours after medicating, and seem to get heavier as time passes – even several hours later. And despite the high THC percentage, this strain hasn’t made me at all anxious yet. All in all, I find there to be very classic, full, satisfying “indica” effects with Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints.
Possibly good for treating:
- PTSD & related sleep issues
- Moderate aches and pains
- Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
- Heavy Relaxation
- Insomnia (especially in higher doses)
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. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications.
Effects Rating: 9.00/10.00
Overall Rating: 9.03/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Sunset Sherbert x Kush Mints as an “outstanding” indica strain from Trulieve.
First impression of the “Cultivar Collection” is great – I will be back to try other strains in this lineup in the future. I hope this review was useful to you all – stay tuned for all the latest strain reviews from Trulieve and other MMTCs!
New! – FLMCC Coffee Mugs
I’ve been talking about launching a merchandise line forever, and finally got around to it tonight. The first product is live: the FLMCC Coffee Mug!
These are a great way to support the Collective and have another sleek new mug to add to the collection. They also pair amazingly with great sativa strains!
Here’s a link to the product page: (I highly recommend choosing the black color option!)
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