When cultivated outdoors, Blue Dream hits full maturation by late October in the Northern Hemisphere, late April in the Southern Hemisphere. The strain thrives when grown indoors in a hydroponic environment and finishes flowering about 8 to 10 weeks after the 12/12 light cycle switch, according to Dark Heart Nursery. For a more robust flavor profile, many growers choose to cultivate this strain in soil with organic nutrients.
This version of Blue Dream is known for producing a short, dark-green plant that grows slowly in the vegetative phase and produces modest yields. Due to the Kush influence, this variety is an early-stretching plant that takes on more Indica qualities when flowering and finishes with chunky, pungent blue-hued flowers. This version of Blue Dream is considered to be a good commercial strain that’s highly resistant to mold and pests.
DJ Short’s version of Blue Dream grows relatively slow during the vegetation cycle and stretches dramatically once the flower cycle begins. Training these plants via the Sea of Green or Screen of Green technique helps to maximize yield. DJ Short’s Blue Dream strain produces dense, rounded flowers that create an above-average yield.
The strain’s growth pattern is slender with narrow fan leaves. The light green calyxes turn golden near harvest time and typically produce swollen teardrop-shaped colas that outproduce other versions of this strain.
Humboldt Seeds also offers an autoflowering version of Blue Dream that’s ready for harvest about 11 weeks after planting. The autoflowering Blue Dream strain produces a short, bushy plant that produces long side-branches with wide internodal spacing. From seed to smoke, Blue Dream Auto is typically ready for harvest within 75 days of germination. Featuring a rich Blueberry Haze flavor, this auto hybrid is zesty enough to entice skilled growers and simple enough for novice cultivators to gain their first taste of success.