Jack Frost (JF) is a ghostly-white albino strain of Psilocybe cubensis that seems to have it all — looks, potency, and contamination resistance. However, its origins are shrouded in mystery.
Although this mushroom is relatively rare and uncommon, the two “mother strains” — True Albino Teacher and Albino Penis Envy — are celebrity strains in their own right. Both are revered for their above-average potency.
Is Jack Frost the ultimate albino strain?
In this article, we’ll dig deep into this mushroom’s qualities, history, cultivation, and everything you need to know about this ghostly mushroom, including how to cultivate it yourself at home.
What Are Jack Frost Shrooms?
Jack Frost mushrooms are a strain of Psilocybe cubensis — a species of psychedelic mushrooms. This strain is an all-white hybrid of True Albino Teacher and Albino Penis Envy.
True Albino Teacher is a non-pigmented progeny of Golden Teacher — an extremely popular Psilocybe cubensis strain renowned for its easy cultivation.
Albino Penis Envy is a non-pigmented version of Original Penis Envy shroom — one of the strongest Psilocybe cubensis strains ever developed.
The combination of these genetics could make Jack Frost appealing for several attributes — including its appearance, potency, and contamination resistance.
This strain gets its name from the aesthetics of the fruiting bodies it produces. Jack Frost produces flat caps that curl upwards as they begin to drop a blanket of fine white spores. They look as though they’ve been covered in a dusting of fresh snow.
The gills take on a bluish hue, which is a clear indication these shrooms contain a lot of psilocybin.
The fruiting bodies are medium in size, with dense stems and relatively heavy caps.
Once dried, Jack Frost mushrooms retain their ghostly white appearance for the most part. However, you may observe areas that take on a light to dark-blue coloration due to bruising that occurs during the harvest, drying, and storage process. If you handle them carefully, it’s possible to end up with milky-white mushrooms as the final product.
This is a truly stunning albino strain that’s relatively easy to grow while maintaining above-average potency. It’s a rare strain and can be challenging to find depending on where you live — but we’re noticing this strain is becoming more common every year.