Oranges are delicious and a must in every breakfast fruit bowl. Aside from the great taste, it is a top source of vitamins and minerals that help combat sickness. The California Orange strain is just the same. It is a delight to recreational users as it also brings about various medical benefits.
Its lineage remains a mystery though. Some say that it was created back in the 1980’s in California. Since its appearance, it was called by many names such as Cali-O, California Orange Bud, and C.O.B. Regardless; one thing is for sure. It has a 50-50 Sativa-Indica ratio that provides balanced cerebral and body effects. It is also considered to be a mild strain in that its effects are gentle.
Dutch Passion has a feminized seed version of this strain, and it has made its way all across the world. Aside from the energizing and relaxing high that appeals to users, growers also love to cultivate this strain for its bountiful yield.
|White Widow Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50% / 50%|
|THC %||8% to 15%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Late October to early November|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/m2 / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Peeling the skin of orange gives off a zesty citrusy smell that wakes the senses. That is how this strain delivers its scent. It has an earthy and tropical undertone that is very pleasant on the nostrils.
California Orange smells great, but it tastes even better. As they say, its all about the orange flavor. It is sweet and fruity that a user forgets that he is not actually eating an orange. On the exhale, there is a citrus taste that sticks in the mouth. Smoking this hybrid, one can say, is a refreshing experience.
California Orange is known for its mellow kind of high. Users feel calm at the onset of the cerebral high. Next thing that happens is that there is an elevation of the senses. As such, sights and sounds seem to be amplified but it is not too overwhelming.
Often, its users tend to have a clear mind and can certainly focus well on a particular activity. Not to mention, it promotes creativity. As the uplifting sensation spreads, it also induces a sense of happiness.
While users bask under the gentle mental high, the Indica effects come in to play thus putting the body into total relaxation. The good thing about California Orange is that it does not send its user to dreamland. In other words, it does not cause laziness or make people feel lethargic.
The various benefits California Orange offers its users do not exempt it from some adverse effects. Dry mouth and eyes are inevitable in smoking cannabis. For some people, it may feel uncomfortable. There is pretty much nothing that one can do except to stay hydrated.
Once the head high kicks in, some people may feel dizzy. A few may even have a headache. Such conditions are often rare and if they do occur, are often mild.
On rare occasions, there are also some people who may feel paranoid. In this case, it is likely a result of overindulgence when the strain can become overwhelming. For this reason, users should always use this strain within limits.
Medical Use and Benefits
Being a balanced hybrid with an average to above-average potency, the gentle effects of California Orange also has benefits for medical cannabis users.
Among its most notable use is in pain relief. Patients suffering from the physical discomforts caused by various illnesses may find comfort in its use. While it does not have the same sedative-like traits that others do, it is still able to help soothe aching muscles, for example.
Furthermore, it helps people find relief from stress with its uplifting effects. Because it keeps users upbeat, such trait is invaluable in the fight against depression.
As mentioned, it does not cause people to feel lazy. Hence, its reinvigorating effects can help people combat fatigue for a prolonged period without crashing down.
Growing White Widow
Orange trees grow tall and rounded. Often, it can reach up to 450 centimeters in height. In similar ways, California Orange grows quite the same. It also has pale green leaves with a tight bud structure. These leaves are covered with trichomes making it look matte. Its buds are very sticky when touched.
Growing this cannabis hybrid is not that difficult but it needs some hard work for it to produce a high yield. Naturally, it requires a warm environment to thrive in and enough space for it to grow tall. It is not a hardy plant so opting to plant it indoors is also an excellent choice because of the controlled environment.
In an ideal set up, growers will use hydroponics and combine it with the Sea of Green training technique. It has an indoor flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks. Once ready, the estimated yield per square meter is between 400 to 500 grams.
For the fortunate ones who have the space and the choice of cultivating cannabis outdoors, it is best to plant it in an area where the climate is dry and warm. It should transition to flowering period by the end of October. During harvest, growers can expect up to 500 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used California Orange? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.