With this particular strain, its name doesn’t really warrant detailed explanation. Maple Leaf is characterised by leaves that look, unsurprisingly, a lot like maple leaves. Which is has to be said couldn’t be more appropriate, given the way in which it’s a prime example of the kinds of super-stellar strains that have been emerging from Canada over recent years. Its exact origins remain unknown, though it comprises largely Afghan genetics and supposedly emerged from the Middle East as far back as 1979.
Tasting Maple Leaf
The aroma of Maple Leaf is somewhat on the deceptive side – heavy, musty and earthy to the extreme. When burned however, it’s an entirely sweeter, lighter and more lively flavour experience with an unmistakable note of citrus. As for the high, Maple Leaf is the kind of strain you go to if you have the intention of hitting the couch for the evening and not moving. Even if it doesn’t result in involuntary couchlock, you won’t want to move for hours. Which is great for relaxation, not to mention helping assist with restful sleep. Not what you’d call a social strain, mind.
Growing Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf is a great choice for growers with limited space available, with plants usually topping out at about the 110cm mark. Expect dense and heavy buds with a heavy crystal coating, with THC levels hovering around the 12% to 14% mark. It’s also ideally suited to well-controlled indoor growing environments, with average flowering times in the region of eight weeks. It packs a wallop and pretty much takes care of itself, though yields remain rather on the low side at around 250g for every square metre. Still, it delivers more than it asks.
Perfect for amateur home-growers and anyone looking for the kind of strain that makes epic enjoyment of doing absolutely nothing at all.