[I’m going to review this Mimosa as a product from The Flowery rather than Surterra. All Surterra did was package and sell it thanks to an emergency relief measure after their crop failure during Hurricane Ian in 2022. In all respects, this is flower from The Flowery, and therefore will be reviewed as such.]
Hey there everyone! Hope this review find you well, as always.
This is my second Flowery review, and I’ll have one more (Beach Crasher) coming after this. This review will be more of the usual style – long and detailed, but not a storytelling post. If you are interested in the context of how I came to get Flowery flower through Surterra, why these reviews are significant, and more, simply click this link to the Jet Fuel OG review that I posted earlier this week.
Mimosa was my second pickup from Surterra recently. I got Jet Fuel OG and Beach Crasher on the first pickup, so Mimosa was the only strain that I initially missed, of the 3 Flowery strains that my location received. After experiencing the quality of the other two strains, seeing positive reviews of Mimosa on the Florida Medical Trees subreddit, and realizing that this is likely the last chance I will have to try The Flowery’s flower for quite a whie (context in the Jet Fuel OG review linked above), I decided to go ahead and pick up the Mimosa as well.
Lineage: The Flowery’s website lists the genetics as White Runtz x Jet Fuel Gelato. This may be a different strain then the common Mimosa genetics listed on sites like Leafly, which is Clementine x Purple Punch.
Price at time of review: $50/eighth (purchased on sale for $32.50/eighth)
This eighth of Mimosa makes 3 out of 3 batches of flower from The Flowery that prove the hype around their flower does have some credibility behind it. The appearance/cure is the main category where it is obvious that The Flowery is a step ahead of everyone else, and I’m told by some other patients on the Florida Medical Trees subreddit that these strains aren’t even the best that The Flowery has to offer.
You can see in the images above that the trichome coverage is extremely dense and they appear to be longer and more fully developed than almost any other flower I’ve reviewed on here – see the images in other reviews for yourself as a testament to that. The moisture content is nearly perfect (between bone dry and too wet to grind in a grinder), and the buds are dense.
Again, trichome heads are large enough to be abundantly visible to the naked eye. This eighth had somewhat smaller nugs, averaging around the size of a large grape.
I score this one slightly lower than the Jet Fuel OG because there were more sugar leaves left behind on this trim. This isn’t a huge deal, but enough to cause a 0.30 point knock in this category.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.60/10.00
Mimosa is a Limonene-dominant strain, and these flowers tend to have a lemon, orange, or other citrus smell. It should be noted that limonene strains smell different than Terpinolene-dominant strains, which can also have citrus smells.
I have found that limonene usually gives a sweeter, more appealing citrus smell. Terpinolene is more harsh and smells like lemon floor cleaner and other chemicals. I personally don’t enjoy that as much as I do the limonene smell.
With that said, the limonene presentation in Mimosa comes out as a very obvious, somewhat pungent and sweet orange smell. It reminds me of Trulieve’s old Mandarin Dreams flower, and Sunnyside’s Tropicanna Cookies flower (review coming soon). It literally smells like there’s an orange peel in the jar.
When the flower is broken up, though, a delightful smell that is both gassy and nutty comes out – a complete contrast to the sweet oranges coming from the flower’s exterior.
The taste when smoked is sweet and spicy orange, more pronounced on the exhale.
Smell/Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00
In my experience, Mimosa feels like a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid. I enjoy the effects of this strain and find them to stand out amongst the 135+ flower strains I have reviewed to this point because of the pronounced focus that I feel after smoking it. I am able to totally immerse myself in whatever I’m doing at the moment, whether that be playing a video game or writing this review. It also provides a pronounced mood lift – not quite euphoric, but close.
There is definitely a component of body relaxation as well. At this point, we realize just about all cannabis strains do induce at least some effect on both the body and mind. When you have reviewed as many strains as I have, a lot of them blend together. Everything is a hybrid of some sort. But: there are strains here and there that do feel markedly different, and those often score the highest in this category. Mimosa’s focus-inducing effect on me is something I consider unique, so it scores a little higher in this category than the Jet Fuel OG did.
Effects Rating: 8.40/10.00
Overall Rating: 8.67/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Mimosa as an “excellent” hybrid strain from The Flowery.
I shared a few closing thoughts on the Jet Fuel OG review that I will share here as well:
- Does The Flowery have the best flower in Florida? In terms of the grow and cure and overall quality/presentation, my opinion is of everything I have tried so far, yes. But: I have had strains from GrowHealthy that have almost been in this league. Trulieve’s Alien Labs flower was in this league. Some of the grams of flower I’ve gotten from Sunburn are in this league. But I have also reviewed strains that scored higher overall because in addition to being just below or close to this level of cure, they also had an insanely good smell and amazing/unique effects. The moral is this: I don’t think The Flowery is the end-all-be-all based off of this, and someone else in Florida could easily grow this quality or better in 2023. It’s good, not god. If a product makes you feel good, that is seriously the only thing that matters – not the opinions of strangers on the internet.
- I bought this at $32.50 an eighth. Now: I believe in there being justification in having tiers of prices if more time and capital is invested into the higher-priced, “premium” options. I’m also not going to judge anyone else for where they spend their money. I have bought several expensive eighths in my day. But: I got this for $32.50, and it’s $50 even at Surterra’s full price for it. It’s better than a lot of the more expensive stuff – literally half the price of Trulieve x Alien Labs’ Kryptochronic which is $65/eighth, lower than Sunburn’s $55 eighths, and it scored higher. It’s either time for everyone to improve flower quality to this level at a minimum, or stop charging so much damn money for an eighth of flower. We have seen now that it can be done. No more excuses.
- The Western Panhandle and other areas in Florida are still underserved. It is very likely that my access to The Flowery will end soon as Surterra’s new crops are produced and packaged for stock in dispensaries. Compared to central and southern Florida, our access is a joke. It is an entirely different landscape of the medical program in some aspects. Let’s start changing that this year and get more storefront and delivery access to these areas.
Thanks for reading! I know this has been a long one. I still have The Flowery’s Beach Crasher (and half a dozen strains from other dispensaries) to review and post in the coming weeks.
Take care and be well, wealthy, healthy, and happy!
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