Whether you’re a cannabis grower, breeder, or user, you’ve probably heard of DJ Short’s Blueberry. Nearly every dispensary in the nation has something blue on the menu—and for good reason: This iconic cultivar is loaded with sweet, fruity flavor and delivers a wonderfully mellow high.
DJ Short, the breeder behind the legendary Blueberry strain, has been a figurehead in the cannabis industry for decades. Getting his start in the early 1970s, DJ traveled the world collecting landrace strains and creating some of the first modern hybrids on the market.
These hybrids varieties were created out of necessity. DJ had long been a fan of pure Sativas but found that they weren’t ideal for indoor cultivation. On the other hand, he appreciated the growth structure and fast flowering time of Indicas but found their effects to be lacking. His solution was to create a hybrid that displayed all the best traits of both subspecies.
DJ created the famous Blueberry strain in the late 1970s, and it quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. This award-winning strain was unlike any of the cultivars that were commonplace at the time. In an interview with the Willamette Week, DJ’s son, JD, said:
“A lot of the herb that was around at that point was spice weed, or it was the Afghan, which was skunk. DJ came along with these things that were berry and purple, and it just blew people’s minds.”
DJ Short continues to produce cannabis seeds to this day, and breeders around the globe have used his legendary Blueberry strain to create a staggering number of hybrids. His tireless work truly has changed the cannabis industry forever.
Here at Greenpoint Seeds, we work with a variety of strains that descend from DJ’s Blueberry. Shop our Blueberry hybrids today.