Golden Goat Strain Review – Bonza Blog
There is a saying that beautiful things come unexpectedly. In the cannabis scene, Golden Goat is truly a pleasant surprise in that its appearance itself steals attention from other strains. It has fiery orange trichomes almost as bright as gold with lime green flowers that evokes thoughts of the good times ahead.
It is not only in its appearance that turns heads, though. Golden Goat is also an unplanned strain. In other words, the breeder Irie Genetics developed it by accident. Nonetheless, this descendant of Hawaiian, Romulan, and Island Sweet Skunk has started to gain recognition since its debut in the cannabis scene back in 2012.
With its high THC percentage, it takes users on an intense experience from head to toe. Such traits are what has made it popular among the recreational and medical cannabis users. Although it started out as a clone-only plant, the acceptance of users has led to the breeder providing its seeds to make it more available.
|Golden Goat Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Hawaiian x Romulan x Island Sweet Skunk|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||70 / 30|
|THC %||12% to 23%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 11 weeks / Late October|
|Average Yield||450 g/m2 / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Golden Goat is packed with an aroma that would definitely catch the attention of everyone around it. It emits a citrusy scent that is complemented by the pungent smell of fresh earth. Once the buds are broken, it also exudes a hint of citrus. Although its aroma can take a little bit of time to get used to, it does have a surprisingly great taste. Once smoked, it comes with a tropical note blending with its sweet and spicy citrusy note.
The good thing about Golden Goat is that effects come in gradually compared to other strains. It does not shock users with a heavy-hitting high. Although it may appear to be mild, it does intensify gently.
Golden Goat is not named as the strain that brings users the “happiest high” for nothing. Upon setting in, this hybrid delivers immense happy endorphins. It has an uncanny ability to uplift the mood and turn the grinches into social creatures. In other words, the strain is excellent for use with a group of people.
Even if this strain runs a little short on its Indica heritage, its effects are not to be underestimated. A relaxing body buzz that travels all over the body more than satisfies the users without the feeling lethargic.
The effects of Golden Goat can last for from 1 to 2 hours. It is best used in the late afternoon or early evening. While it induces happiness, and is excellent for use in the company of friends, the body relaxation is also conducive to a peaceful night.
Golden Goat lays out its effects strongly. Due to that, those who are not used to extremely potent strains might be in for a shock. Among its psychoactive properties is that it can cause some people to feel paranoid. It can also cause a slightly higher level of anxiousness. Hence, it is best avoided by people who are susceptible to these conditions.
Other adverse effects of using Golden Goat include feeling dizzy or having a headache. Also, like others, it can also induce dry mouth and eyes.
Medical Use and Benefits
Most people would look into the CBD content before considering it as something that is qualified for medical use. However, what some do not know is that the psychoactive effects of cannabis alone are already beneficial.
For starters, the high THC of Golden Goat provides an enjoyable experience for recreational users. In inducing happiness, it also helps people who need a break from stress. Furthermore, it helps people with depression by uplifting their mood.
As the Indica traits kick into the body, it also helps by providing comfort to patients suffering from illnesses that cause chronic pains and aches. It helps people find relief from muscle spasms and even migraine. Cancer patients and those who are undergoing treatment have to tolerate a lot of pain. As a result, most of these patients do not have the energy to eat. Golden Goat may come to the rescue. Besides pain-relief, it helps increase appetite.
Growing Golden Goat
Golden Goat grows relatively tall compared to other strains. Though it may be raised in both indoor and outdoor environments, spacing must be taken into consideration as it requires a little bit of space with its lateral branching. It is also resistant to molds, mildews, and some parasites. So, that somehow makes it a little easier to tend to and should provide a leeway for beginners who may make small mistakes.
Extra attention is needed when growing this strain in an indoor setting with the use of Light Stress Training (LST) and Sea of Green (SOG). Topping might be needed to make some space since this strain grows tall. It should be ready for flowering within 9 to 11 weeks. Under 600 watts of lighting, each square meter of the plant can produce up to 450 grams of buds.
When growing outdoors, using a controlled amount of fertilizer may help the flowering process. It thrives well in a dry and warm environment and should start flowering on the last days of October. Once ready, growers can harvest up to 400 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used Golden Goat? 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.