Good Hoots: Namaste Wappa
Good Hoots is the section of our Blog where we take a closer look at some of our most requested and top selling cannabis products here at Good Roots.
Hitting with one of the most stereotypical cannabis highs and a tasty & tropical flavour profile, Wappa has brought home multiple awards such as 1st Place at the Cannabis Champs Cup 2014 as well as the Copa de Canarias in 2011.
Able to express a variety of colours depending on grow conditions, Wappa's look can vary from batch to batch but always shows a mass of amber trichomes giving it a brilliant glow. While typically listed as an Indica, this one does contain a fair amount of Sativa genetics, making it a super relaxing Indica that won't actually give you that 'couch-lock' feeling.
Zenabis, the parent company of Namaste, along with Re-Up & Blazery, is one of the largest legal cannabis producers in Canada with over 660,000 sq.ft of grow space with a further 2.1 million in late-stage construction.
A focus on clean, sustainable growing means that Namaste's Wappa is grown in coco husks with sustainably sourced peat moss. Also instead of using potentially harmful pesticides, they prefer to use a selection of natural predator insects to keep the plants protected from threats.
What do mainstay cannabis strains Sensi Star, Delahaze, and Wappa have in common?
They all come to us from the world-famous seed bank located in Amsterdam called Paradise Seeds. Operating since 1994, these guys are absolute experts at growing and genetically breeding the best in cannabis, and Wappa is one of their most well-known and enjoyed creations.
The exact genetics are a little... hazy, but we do know it comes from a line of Sweet Skunk, which itself come from a blend of Northern Lights and Haze strains.
Citrus and skunk flavours permeate throughout the bud and the smoke of this fruity indica, and once you try it, you'll understand the connection to Sweet Skunk. Those flavours are definitely there.
Sweet Skunk is a somewhat balanced plant with close to equal measures of sativa and indica genetics, and Wappa, while having slightly more of an indica-dominance (60/40), is fairly similar. You'll experience a nice euphoria along with a gentle relaxation that won't leave you passed out in a heap.
The buds are typically large, very dense, and come in a spade like shape, starting large at the bottom and tapering off towards the top. As mentioned, the colours can vary across a spectrum and will be anywhere from a light green to a darker purple.
A blend of the fairly common terpenes, Pinene, Caryophyllene, and Myrcene can be found in Wappa and these terps combine to present the balanced effects we talked about as well as that delicious tropical taste. Pinene, being generally uplifting and energetic, mingles with the more relaxing (and fruity) Myrcene to give us that nice buzzy chill.
If you could give one strain of cannabis to someone who had never experienced it before, Wappa might be the best one to pick. It's a properly enjoyable and layered high which feels so familiar like its the median point of all cannabis highs, and which is also comfortable for even the most novice smoker
The Good Roots Gang