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Five Memorable Cannabis Strains, One Unforgettable Weekend

November 14, 2018
(Will Hyde/Leafly)

Harvest season is a time of abundance on any farm, and as your cup overflows, you have the opportunity to share the fruits of your labor with your neighbors and community. Local orchards invite visitors to pick apples and make cider. Tulip growers open their fields for guests to take fresh bouquets. It was only a matter of time before harvest season on cannabis farms brought in similar traditions.

This year, Phantom Farms led the charge with the Harvest Ninja VIP Tour, a private 2-day event in mid-October that showcased the amazing work their farms have put in over the last 12 months—and what they have been building for over 10 years. It was a thoughtfully curated weekend of activity, breathtaking scenery, and exceptional cannabis.

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Phantom Farms is a beautifully crafted lifestyle brand that happens to grow fantastic herb, too. Their ethos of adventure, family, and gratitude were reinforced with every stop we made throughout the weekend.

And what would a harvest event be without enjoying some of the seasonal crop?

Five Memorable Strains

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If there’s anything we love more than an epic #Croptober harvest it's buds, buds, food, and suds. Fortunately for our #HarvestNinja VIP Tour, we got a healthy dose of all the above. Check out the full wrap video and get a peak behind the scenes of this year’s explosive #harvest. #ChopChop (Link in bio) 🌲☀️🍽🍻💨😎🙌

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One of the first stops we made on our Harvest Ninja adventure was a tour of Phantom’s brand new, meticulously crafted indoor farm. Within the walls of this facility, their experienced cultivation team is applying Korean Natural Farming (KNF) techniques, an organic and thoughtful approach to agriculture that emphasizes the natural terpene profile each strain exhibits. It was exciting to see the cultivators at Phantom apply these time-honored growing practices using the functionality and control that a state-of-the-art indoor facility offers.

Later that night, while sipping craft beer and devouring a buffet of delicious food, the Phantom team shared their vision with us—as well as the results of the first indoor harvest.

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Do-Si-Dos #22

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A stellar phenotype of Do-Si-Dos, this sweet and piney strain finishes with a hint of gas, and then cradles you with stoney calmness.

  • Lineage: GSC x Face off OG
  • THC: 29.82%
  • CBD: 0.07%
  • Total terpenes: 6.22%
  • Dominant terpene: Myrcene
  • Featured terpenes: β-caryophyllene and limonene

What makes this strain memorable?

Not only is it hard to forget its unique gassy and doughy flavors, Phantom’s Do-Si-Dos delivers a deeply calming high perfect for unwinding and self-care practices.

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Mendo Breath

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A potent strain with complex earthy flavors, Mendo Breath is a flavorful way to melt stress and find a happy headspace.

  • Lineage: OGKB x Mendo Montage
  • THC: 22.9%
  • CBD: 0.05%
  • Total terpenes: 2.82%
  • Dominant terpenes: Myrcene and β-caryophyllene
  • Featured terpenes: Limonene and humulene

What makes this strain memorable?

Chunky, resin-frosted buds with insane purple hues and a fragrant hint of sweet blueberry made Phantom’s Mendo Breath the perfect flower to kick back with.

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Mimosa

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Mimosa, bred by Symbiotic Genetics, is one of my personal favorites. Its a beautiful, sugary flower with sweet citrus flavors and an uplifting buzz.

  • Lineage: Clementine x Purple Punch
  • THC: 22.83%
  • CBD: 0.05%
  • Total terpenes: 3.11%
  • Dominant terpene: Myrcene
  • Featured terpenes: β-caryophyllene and limonene

What makes this strain memorable?

Phantom’s Mimosa checks all the boxes. It’s chunky, frosty, tinted with a light purple, and bursting with sweet citrus terps. I could smoke this strain anytime, anywhere.

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Blue Zkittlez

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Blue Zkittlez is a dynamic Zkittlez cross that delivers a sweet candy flavor alongside euphoric bliss. The Phantom pre-roll I shared was one of the most flavorful joints I’ve tasted from spark to final draw.

  • Lineage: Blue Diamond x Zkittlez
  • THC: 28.29%
  • CBD: 0.06%
  • Total terpenes: 6.17%
  • Dominant terpene: Myrcene
  • Featured terpenes: β-caryophyllene and limonene

What makes this strain memorable?

The unique nose on Blue Zkittlez makes this flower hard to forget. The sugary, sweet flavor finishes with a lingering gassiness that kept me coming back to this strain morning, noon, or night.

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Ice Cream Cake

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Before this, I hadn’t had a chance to try the Ice Cream Cake genetics. The mix of Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake offers deep relaxation with an earthy flavor of vanilla and sugary dough.

  • Lineage: Gelato #33 x Wedding Cake
  • THC: 30.11%
  • CBD: 0.07%
  • Total terpenes: 3.56%
  • Dominant terpene: Limonene
  • Featured terpenes: Myrcene,β-caryophyllene, and linalool

What makes this strain memorable?

Beyond the compelling mix of genetics, Phantom’s Ice Cream Cake stood out for its knockout potency and sweet vanilla finish.

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One Unforgettable Weekend

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With cannabis so memorable, it’s tough to see how the weekend could get any better. But the fact is, Phantom Farms knows how to host a weekend of adventure.

In the Harvest Ninja VIP Tour, we also visited Crater Lake to take in central Oregon’s natural beauty. Then we stopped at some local staples for the best food and beer Bend has to offer. We were up early both days, but with plush accommodations, comfortable transportation, and an endless supply of good vibes made every stop along the way effortless, enjoyable, and unique.

We ate well, we drank well, and we most certainly smoked well.

The weekend was a reminder of why we all love cannabis in the first place. It brings people together, and it was amazing to spend a few days with industry friends new and old.

Shout out to all the good people at High Quality in Corvallis, Tumbleweed Cannabis Co. in Hines, CannaDaddy’s in Portland, Good Karma in Springfield, and DOPE Magazine who joined us for the weekend of adventure. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy any of the mighty tasty cannabis Phantom Farms grows, be sure to pick some up on your next trip to Oregon.

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Will Hyde

Will is a cannabis expert and co-host of Leafly's "What Are you Smoking" podcast. He's a cultivator and former budtender who loves complex hybrids with piney and gassy terpene profiles. Follow him on Instagram at @the.avid.dabber

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