Bunches of blue berries on a branch

Strain Spotlight: Blueberry

You know we love talking about award-winning marijuana strains, so Blueberry has been on our list for a while. The winner of the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Indica and Best Overall Strain, Blueberry has been making its presence known for decades. It’s the perfect combination of potency, flavor, and appearance. In Blueberry’s strain spotlight, we'll explore its origins, unique characteristics, and popular variations. 

What is Blueberry?

Blueberry, or Berry Blue, is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that has been immensely popular since it first popped out of the dirt in the 1970s. Blueberry offers a delightful combination of sweet blueberry flavor and fragrance, making it a favorite among both recreational cannabis consumers and medical marijuana patients. While it’s renowned for its dense, colorful buds, don’t let them fool you—they’re packed with THC that ranges up to 23.5%.

Where Did Blueberry Come From?

We’re not saying that Blueberry was an accident, but we are saying that its breeder, DJ Short, was a bit of a marijuana Dr. Frankenstein (even though he’s referred to by the community as the Willy Wonka of pot). He loved working with landrace strains, creating unique crosses. Eventually, he hit blue gold with a specific combination of landraces, allegedly Highland Thai, Afghani, and Purple Thai, which finally created Blueberry in the 1970s. It didn’t take long for Blueberry to make its way into the hands of cannabis enthusiasts, especially when it won the High Times Cannabis Cup.

What Does Blueberry Smell Like?

One of the best parts of blueberry is its amazing smell. As the name suggests, the strain emits a delightful fragrance reminiscent of ripe blueberries. This fruity bouquet is complemented by subtle hints of spiciness and even a pinch of skunk, making it an aromatic wonder that’s worth experiencing.

What Does Blueberry Taste Like?

The flavor profile of Blueberry is just as delightful as its aroma. There’s no question you’re going to be hit with the overwhelming reason it received its name—a sweet blueberry flavor. Like its aroma, Blueberry’s profile then becomes more nuanced with woodsy notes mixed with vanilla.

How Strong is Blueberry?

The word “strong” isn’t just for this strain’s berry flavor and scent. It’s also in its THC levels. In terms of potency, Blueberry ranges from a moderate 16% and then skyrockets to a high 24%. It also holds 1% CBN in its buds, creating a unique cannabinoid combination. Because you’ll never know if you have the 16% or the 24% THC strain, it’s best to enjoy them all the same—slow at first until you know what to expect.

What Other Types of Blueberry Strains Are There?

Why make one Blueberry strain when you could make a bunch of Blueberries? Beyond the classic Blueberry strain, several popular variations have been developed. Here are three noteworthy Blueberry strains:

Blueberry Muffin

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

What do you get when you cross Blueberry with another super-fruity strain, Purple Panty Dropper? A Blueberry Muffin. Taking its parents’ fruity essences to new heights, Blueberry Muffin infuses the blueberry flavor with hints of vanilla and baked goods, making it an absolute pleasure to enjoy. In terms of cannabinoids, Blueberry Muffin does have 1% CBD, and it also has a range of 16-19% THC. While Blueberry has beautiful purple buds, Blueberry Muffin has dark green nugs with delicate, blue undertones that give a nod to its parents.

Blueberry Kush


Combining the genetics of Blueberry with the renowned OG Kush strain created Blueberry Kush, a perfect 100% indica strain. It’s both sweet in flavor and aroma, combining blueberry notes with other sweet fruits and just a hint of kush on the back end. There’s no question that you should take this strain slowly, though. That’s because there’s no range to its THC—it proudly sits at a steady 25%.

Blueberry AK

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Crossing Blueberry with the popular AK-47 strain results in Blueberry AK, a well-balanced 50% indica and 50% sativa hybrid strain. While its berry parent packs a THC punch, Blueberry AK contains some of the lowest THC content that we’ve featured at 7% THC. Don’t let this fool you though—it can still have unique effects on your body that you might not expect. While there are definitely berry flavors, there are also some kush undertones that likely come from its other parent. 

Blueberry FAQs

Before you make your Blueberry purchase, there are just a few more things you might want to know:

Is Blueberry an indica or sativa?
Blueberry is an indica-dominant hybrid at 80% indica and 20% sativa.

Is Blueberry a Kush strain?
While Blueberry itself is not classified as a Kush strain, Blueberry Kush is a strain variation that combines Blueberry with the classic OG Kush strain, resulting in a just-as-popular hybrid.

What strain is Blueberry?
Blueberry is a hybrid indica-dominant strain known for its blueberry flavors and fragrance.

Purchasing Blueberry

Ready to treat your tastebuds to the sweet flavors of Blueberry? Visit one of our dispensary locations. You’ll likely find Blueberry or one of its inspiration strains stocking our shelves. Of course, if you don’t see the specific strain you want, just talk to a budtender. They’ll be able to help you find what they have and make recommendations to suit your interests.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.