A breeze to grow! She will perform well in any style grow but will thrive and excel in a Scrog or LST
The Stilton was bred by Chef Joel of NorStar Genetics, who is known for creating some very tasty and unique treats for the medical cannabis community to enjoy. Whether he is collaborating with other big names, bringing you popular and proven varieties or crafting them on his own at NorStar Genetics, his focus is always on the patients. You’ll notice this when you first lay eyes on their meticulously designed product packaging. NorStar could have easily just tossed some seeds into a plastic vial with a cheap cardboard cover but their passion for the patients and the product that they create would never allow this to happen.
Their product packaging features a tamper-proof seal and includes a pamphlet that contains some useful information for both the patient and grower. This includes a general description of the strain included and some info on storage, seed germination, and cultivation. It even contains a list of approved books in case you are a newbie or in need of some good gardening knowledge. They take every possible step to help you achieve a happy and healthy harvest.
My favorite thing is the companion pack that accompanies each regular menu item. The regular menu items are available in 10 packs and contain a companion pack that contains 5 seeds. Their special selections menu items are also 10 packs but don’t contain a companion pack. Their price point is another way they show their passion for patients as they could easily garner the usual $100 per 10 pack. Instead they keep it at $80, just another way of helping patients in need!
A complete sensory experience from start to finish! She will ignite your senses and have you salivating while you wait for her beautiful buds to ripen. The lineage of The Stilton is UK Cheese x Purple Mayhem and it’s the perfect marriage of both parents from opposite ends of the cannabis spectrum. Anyone fond of the UK Cheese or its crosses will instantly fall in love with this strain! The best cheese cross I’ve come into contact with in 15 years of growing, without question.
You get the intense odors and strong potency the UK Cheese is famous for combined with the added sweetness, insane resin coverage, and beautiful colors of the Purple Mayhem. Very stable and recessive traits with only the terpene profile being different from pheno to pheno. Every pheno displayed wonderful vigor and perfectly symmetrical branching. This makes it ideal for those who Scrog or LST. She is a monster-like bush with an above average to heavy yield.
All phenos contain very tight and dense spear shaped colas that are rock hard and will give you puff after puff from a bowl or pipe. Joints will self-extinguish even when rolled extremely dry. Tops will average the size of 18 oz. water bottles or slightly thinner in diameter. The most notable attributes from a patient’s stand point are the unbelievable flavor and the incredibly loud smell. They will also love how long their medicine lasts with this one.
From a grower’s standpoint her best attributes are her sublime vigor, symmetrical branching, fast veg. rate, exceptional yield, and the fact that she is P.M. resistant and she doesn’t get rootbound easily. If your timing is off and you need another week or two before transplanting she will be perfectly fine and won’t show any signs of stress.
The potency and the overpowering aroma of this one shouldn’t be taken lightly! It should come with a warning label stating “Caution! Extreme Potency and Smell.” Beginners should take it very slow with this one. Whether you are an experienced patient or not you shouldn’t operate heavy machinery until you’re comfortable with its effects.
Make sure that you have new carbon filters while growing this one. It’s as loud as a damn rock concert and you may receive noise complaints from up to a city block away with a little 4’ x 4’ garden. Even in the veg room during vegetative growth you’ll need a carbon filter. Clones will also have a strong pungent funk to them.
Keeper material in every pheno! I absolutely love her structure and symmetry and how easily it is achieved. The blood orange, ruby red, and pink grapefruit colored resin glands are some of the most captivating to be found! A hash maker’s delight no doubt. Give this as a gift to someone special and they will be thankful forever.
A breeze to grow! She will perform well in any style grow but will thrive and excel in a Scrog or LST setup rewarding you with a bountiful harvest. Top or train her early in veg for a multi-stemmed plant or a bush. She trains remarkably well and remains flexible and pliable until the last 2.5-3 weeks of bloom. Make sure to provide support for her as her tops will swell and be so heavy she will get floppy otherwise.
There will be a stretch factor of 1.0x so make sure to plan and account for that during veg. Her rapid veg. growth and quick bloom time of 56-63 days make her very garden friendly. She doesn’t require a ton of your attention and she has an excellent metabolic rate making her a true queen in every sense of the word. Easily a strain that can give beginners the results of an experienced gardener their first time running her.
There are 4 distinct phenos to be found. All display the same growth structure, yield, resin coverage, and medicinal effect. They really only differ in their terpene profile and the colors they reveal. Pheno “B” has slightly more sativa influence in her calyx formation with the buds being a little more open in comparison to the rest. Still tight and dense spear-shaped colas but not rock hard like the other 3.
Her colors will come out in the last 2.5 weeks. The colors that each pheno put on display really coincide with their individual smell and flavor. The pheno that stays green will have the most cheese influence and the ones that show purples, blues, and greens will be a nice mixture of both parents. If it’s the pink bubblegum, berry, and grapefruit pheno that you’re after look for the one with hot pinks and bright colored pistils along with cool purples and blues.
Imagine a candy store, a flower shop, and a pizzeria all under one roof because that’s what the bloom room will smell like. Bubblegum, candy, flowers, and cheese pizza will dominate the room and permeate the air.
She totally reminds me of “Audrey” the plant from little shop of horrors! Oh and make sure you have a quality grinder or it may end up missing some teeth after attempting to shred this one!
Be prepared for a potent and tasty treat that all will enjoy! Even very experienced patients have commented on how devastating the potency is. The smoke is very thick and expanding with a greasy like coating to it and has many veteran users saying “No Mas” after just a puff or two. It will make you break into a little sweat and leave your chest and/or ribs a tad sore from coughing. I absolutely love it!
Top notch effect hitting you both in the body and mind at the same time and with equal strength. The effects will kick in by the time you’re done exhaling and it will soon put your entire being into a lucid, dreamy like state. You’ll feel like you are walking through the sideways room of a fun house! It definitely affects the equilibrium. In larger doses it can easily have you glued to the couch or put you down for a nap. In any amount the munchies will certainly ensue, even if you just ate a big meal!
Pheno “A” tastes like a greasy pink bubblegum soda on first pull but soon changes to a triple berry flavor by the time the smoke reaches your lungs. As you exhale you’ll notice it changing again and a few moments afterwards your mouth will be coated in a very pungent grapefruit flavor.
Pheno “B” is the perfect balance between both parents. It has a very strong and pungent, musty aged-parmesan paired with sweet creamy berries and flowers. Tastes like a berry smoothie made with Greek yogurt or a piece of berry cheesecake that’s been heavily dusted with parmesan cheese. You get a skunky, salty, nutty parmesan cheese flavor at first followed by sweet berries and Greek yogurt’s sour cream like taste.
Pheno “C” tastes like cheesy and creamy blueberry oatmeal or a cheesy blueberry smoothie made with Greek yogurt. Greasy and buttery cheddar paired with a nice creamy sour blueberry is what you’ll get from this one. Smells like creamy Cheetos and blueberries.
Pheno “D” is the most cheese dominant with a pungent sour cheddar cheese aroma and flavor. You get those skunky and sour notes combined with a greasy, nutty, buttery, white cheddar.
The flavor from each pheno will coat your mouth all day long, even after a strong coffee or espresso. You will find yourself indulging in her time after time throughout the day just for that phenomenal flavor, that is if you can tolerate her out of this world potency! Her effects will last about 4.5 hours with very little to no tolerance build up.
The Strain: The Stilton
Bred By: NorStar Genetics
The Parents: UK Cheese x Purple Mayhem
Indica/Sativa: 60-65% Indica and 35-40% Sativa
Stretch Factor: 1.0x
Flowering Time: 56-63 days
Yield: Above Average to Heavy
Suitable For: Indoor, Outdoor, and Greenhouse
Length of Effects: 4.5 hours
Tolerance Buildup: Very Low
Smell/Taste: pink bubblegum, greasy cheddar, dime store candy, purple flowers, sour grapefruit, musty parmesan, and pungent skunk
Medicinal Applications: Crohn’s disease or any other gastrointestinal issues. Excellent Appetite Stimulator. Good pain reliever. Would be good for fibromyalgia and MS patients. Works well on insomnia and slowing down a racing mind. Good for mild cases of depression. Would be an excellent candidate for weaning people off opiates and/or opioids, painkillers, and possibly alcohol.
Words and Photos by: The Organic Mechanic IG @organics_garage
Official Beta Tester For NorStar Genetics
Originally published in Weed World Magazine issue 132