This Shishkaberry strain review was interesting to write because my expectations were very low before trying it out. It may have been a mix of recency bias from getting consistently bad products or the fact that $4.41/gram may be the cheapest I paid for legal weed, so you get what you pay for? Boy, was I wrong! Re-Up Cannabis stepped up their game when it comes to value as the price/quality ratio is comparable to the illicit market. Shishkaberry is an Indica-dominant strain with a fairly complex terpene profile that makes for some interesting flavors and aromas. This specific Shishkaberry made by Re-Up comes with anywhere between 10%-16% THC (this batch was at 13%) and an insignificant amount of CBD. Below is a more in-depth breakdown.
Terpene Profile: The dominant terpenes on this strain are myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene. Exact figures weren’t available.
Lineage: Somewhat mysterious, Shishkaberry is a cross between DJ Short Blueberry and an unknown Afghani strain.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 05/05/2020 and reviewed/tested on 05/26/20, exactly 21 days later. Lot# 10000768
Pricing Details: Purchased 15 grams for $66.20 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($4.41/gram).
I didn’t find many issues when it came to bag appeal and visuals. I didn’t find one little nug, all large and fluffy buds; some weighted over 2 grams! Very pleasant. The moisture content was excellent; it came in at 60% humidity. The visuals were excellent as well; there were many textured light green buds, with touches of navy and dark purple, covered in a coat of shiny trichomes. The trimming job could’ve been better.
If you’ve smelled properly-grown Shishkaberry in the past, you know how complex and pleasant its aroma can be; it’s no different with Re-Up Cannabis’ version. As soon as I took off the seal, the first smells I noticed were berries, accented with hints of pine. It’s intense, sweet, and fruity, and it got stronger as the weed got bid up in the grinder—very pleasant scents, not subtle whatsoever.
This Shishkaberry was as flavorful as they come! I felt the fruity touch of berries and grapes on the inhale and hints of pine on the exhale and after taste. This is the type of strain that leaves your palate wanting more, just off the flavor alone. I didn’t even have to re-hydrate this weed and it was packaged less than two weeks before I tried it, so the terps were alive, and the weed was super fresh, which usually makes for great tasting herb.
If you’re like me and you enjoy weed that gives you a buzz but doesn’t get you ripped, you may enjoy this Shishkaberry as much as I did. I found it perfect for the day time, as the cannabinoid content is on the low end at 13% THC. It’s a light buzz that lasted a little over an hour but still a little more potent than the 1:1 THC:CBD ratio strains like Durga Mata 2 or Shark Shock.
This whole experience felt like a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed this Shishkaberry strain very much, and that price point is ridiculous. I will be trying out their other strains for sure, very curious to see the consistency. I would recommend this everyday users and beginners alike, since the price is so low and the cannabinoid levels are low enough, both would enjoy this. If you’ve tried out some of this Shishkaberry made by Re-Up Cannabis, let me know how you found it in the comments below.