Papaya Strain Review – Bonza Blog
Those craving for long walks at the beach would be delighted to pack Papaya along the trip. Sunny, slow-paced and as calm as the ocean waves, toke this to transform anyone’s living room into an ultimate, tropical getaway.
Indeed, there are many fruity strains with a similar nature; it’s only a matter of which one completely suits the one’s taste. On that note, this bud is Nirvana Seeds’ heavy-limbed version of K.C. Brains’ Mango.
Furthermore, the crossing of two landrace strains Citral #13 and Ice #2 resulted in a rare type of Indica that is rather cheerful than most of its other variants. Stimulating as well as soporific, expect to a have a lively onset before easing off into the classic, body stone where it proves its whopping potency.
Indeed, a bowl of this is a smoker’s ticket to paradise.
|Papaya Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Cintral No. 13 x Ice No. 2|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||15% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.01% to 0.05%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late September|
|Average Yield||420 g/sqm / 800 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Sweet and fruity, Papaya permeates a refreshing aroma that truly encapsulates the juiciness of mangoes blended with the exotic notes of papaya. This is what one may smell when lounging back at a resort as the senses are greeted with tropical notes that aim to unwind its smokers.
Its flavors are just as invigorating, although it tastes like it’s dusted with pepper as a subtle, spicy kick finishes the experience. Hints of earthiness add a pungent bite to it as well, giving the otherwise youthful fragrance a mature twist for cannabis connoisseurs.
Like taking a bite out of the ripest fruit in the cannabis bowl, a burst of bracing effects kick-starts the high. A mellow boost in energy is oddly there, and it frees up the mind from its anxious-filled constraints. As such, a river of ideas starts to fill their headspace, allowing users to think outside the box.
While it’s quite head-focused for a while, it aims to relax the mind more than to spark excitement, prompting a lazy kind of contemplation. Moreover, it may inspire creativity, but a warm, tingling buzz soon settles into the body and prevents smokers from taking further action.
Once the heavy blanket completely covers smokers from head-to-toe, expect to settle deep into the couch with a dopey smile plastered on the face for hours. While it’s meditative at its core, an enormous THC of up to 25% makes this a strain that only veterans can dip their toes in.
Due to how it tapers off into a narcotic high, this is best used as an evening companion. The initial mental stimulation makes it perfect to camp out for a movie trip. Amazingly, sleep comes usually when the credits roll in.
As mentioned above, Papaya has an intense amount of THC that may cause alarming effects to novice-users. Those who have low tolerance for such strong effects may be vulnerable to dizziness, paranoia and even anxiety. As such, users are recommended to start with low dosages to keep such adversities at bay.
Meanwhile, veterans and beginners alike will most like experience cottonmouth and dry eyes. This is a rather mild reaction that manifests in other variants as well, and can easily be soothed by keeping hydrated at all times.
Medical Use and Benefits
Just like the actual fruit itself, Papaya strain has many benefits that can be applied to ease a variety of ailments in patients. For one, the uplifting onset clears the mind of any lingering worries or stress.
Indeed, it truly takes the edge off as a whiff or two affords its users a vacation leave for a few hours. This allows those suffering from depression or anxiety to take a breather and feel eminently restored to a better frame of thought.
Moreover, its analgesic properties shine through as a THC of up to 25% make it powerful enough to soothe minor to moderate aches such as back aches, arthritis, headaches and cramps.
With the mind and body eminently relaxed, this strain feels like it can truly lift up the spirits to an oasis.
Papaya is truly a joy to grow, especially if done outside. However, it can also adjust well indoors as it has an Indica stature – short and bushy, a height of 90 cm makes this easy to work with in restricted spaces.
Pruning is required as this tends to have big fan leaves that cover the lower nodes, so trimming it allows for more air and light to flow in. Due to its short flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks, using the Sea of Green (SOG) method is ideal.
Those who want to increase its yields may opt for hydroponic system; meanwhile, those who prefer to improve its flavors should go for using soil as a medium. Either way, the average yield indoors reaches about 420 grams per square meter.
As mentioned above, this plant flourishes better outdoors with under a Mediterranean climate. It may survive less than ideal conditions as it has a natural resistance to mold and mildews, although a dry and sunny area is always preferred.
When taken care of properly, it can be harvested by late September with a generous yield of 800 grams per plant. Certainly, this is the type where growers get more than was expected after reaping a stash that can last all year-round.
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