When it comes to smoking marijuana, the flavor is one of the things users consider before purchasing a strain. The taste of a cannabis varies and can range from offensive to the most pleasant. Though some prefer smoking strains with harsh and rough flavors, others prefer the mouth-watering ones like the Mango Kush.
To this day, no one knows who bred Mango Kush. Nonetheless, the consensus is that it is a cross between two Indica-dominant hybrids – Mango and Hindu Kush.
Mango, from its name alone, is already indicative of how it smells and taste. It is also the same traits that were passed on. The Hindu Kush, on the other hand, is a landrace strain found in the mountain range in Afghanistan bordering Pakistan. In combining the genetics of both these strains, the result is one that delivers not only a delightful scent but also one that can induce deep relaxation.
Mango Kush is the perfect choice for capping the night off. While it begins with a decent cerebral head high, it also brings users to a state of bliss and finally, a restful sleep.
|Mango Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Mango x Hindu Kush|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||35 / 65|
|THC %||11% to 20%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid to Late October|
|Average Yield||400 g/m2 / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
As mentioned, the traits that made one of its parent strains popular is evident as it exudes a fresh mango aroma that is reminiscent of being on a tropical island. It is also quite pungent and accompanied by the refreshing, earthy scent.
The delightful fruity aroma is also very evident with its flavors. Upon exhaling, a citrusy note adds to its exotic taste.
After a hectic day, there are many ways to ease out exhaustion. For some, it might be doing some chores or just laying down to rest. To cannabis users, it might be smoking an Indica dominant strain that sends them to slumber in no time. Still, there are some who opt to get things done before hitting the bed. That is where Mango Kush comes in.
The cerebral effects of Mango Kush come in lightly. This strain is known to prompt giggles and happiness. Due to that, users tend to feel a craving for social interaction. Hence, there are more than a few people opting to use it in the company of others.
Even as it induces an invigorating high, body relaxation can occur soon after using the strain. Its Indica side helps soothe tired muscles as if one is getting a therapeutic massage. This, combined with the cerebral high it delivers, results to a night of unwinding and tranquility. For those who want to use it to feel sedated, a few more tokes of Mango Kush can quickly send them to dreamland.
When it comes to adverse reactions, expect the usual dryness of eyes and mouth even if used in moderation. Of course, that goes without saying that anytime someone exceeds personal limits, then there are also other conditions that may occur.
Other adverse effects of the strain include feeling dizzy and having a headache. A few people may also feel a little bit paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
Although much of the psychoactive traits of Mango Kush should appeal to recreational users, it also has medical benefits as well.
Primarily, the strain is excellent at crushing stress. It does so with its euphoric buzz that results in happiness. This same mood-enhancing trait is also useful to people with depression and anxiety.
The heavy-hitting body sedation which induces relaxation can also be helpful for pain relief. As such, patients can use it to fight off the suffering caused by the illnesses ailing them.
Although Mango Kush is touted to be a social strain, most people use it in the evening. Following the body relaxation, soon users feel drowsy. Patients and anyone else with trouble sleeping can use it to help them get quality sleep.
Growing Mango Kush
Mango Kush is like a machine that slowly gains momentum when grown. In the beginning, it usually grows just like other strains. Then towards the end of the cycle, it vegetative growth accelerates. It is also quite sturdy in that even with its massive buds; support is rarely needed. Trimming is required for it to stay in shape and to retain proper air flow. Though it might sound difficult, novice users may still grow this strain.
For indoor growing, the temperature should be around 20 and 27 degrees Celsius. It thrives well when Sea of Green (SOG) technique is used. Flowering can be triggered in 8 to 9 weeks, with yields that reach up to 400 grams per square meter.
An ample amount of sunlight is needed when this strain is grown outdoors. Outdoor flowering usually occurs in the third to fourth week of October with yields of up to 450 grams per plant.
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