Rare Dankness in Colorado named a hybrid they developed after themselves. In more ways than one, it is apt as the Indica Rare Dankness #1 has served as a genetic base for their other strains, many of which went on to become award winners.
And so, in developing Tangerine Kush, one of the ideas was to add a twist not only to its structure but also to its flavors. Some people, in fact, can view it as an alternative or even an enhanced version of Rare Dankness #1. As one that possesses a high amount of THC, it can deliver devastating effects. Soon after toking, the assault begins with an intense high that leaves one on a couch-lock. As such, the mixing of Tangerine Haze genes serves to tone it down.
Tangerine Haze, itself, is a rare hybrid. Its best trait, apart from the aroma, is the genes of Haze, one of the consensus best Sativa plants the world has ever seen.
Tangerine Kush, deviating a little from its predecessors, delivers a clear mind and body high that is not likely to leave one utterly stoned. However, that is not to say that it no longer has the potential. Far from it, the plant still contains as much as 19% THC. Thus, it remains formidable, and users should never take it for granted.
|Tangerine Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Tangerine Haze x Rare Dankness #1|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30 / 70|
|THC %||14% to 19%|
|CBD %||0.2% to 0.38%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Tangerine Kush is all about citrus and orange, as its name suggests. That’s why the moment this strain is combusted; its signature citrusy scent becomes evident as well as the classic smell of Kush. The odor blends well with an earthy and pine undertone, and users should find it quite a delight.
As exceptional as it smells, its taste is nonetheless equally breathtaking. It boasts of a fresh pine and lemon flavor to go along with fruity notes. A pleasant spicy aftertaste lingers upon exhaling.
One of the unique traits of Rare Dankness #1 is that while it is Indica-dominant, it hits hard fast beginning with the mental stimulation. Not a lot of hybrids can match that. Of course, one that could is Tangerine Kush, its offspring. It may be a tad bit toned down, but rest assured that the psychedelic experience can be intense if one so chooses.
Moments after savoring its orange-filled smoke, Tangerine Kush clears the mind and enhances the mood. In only a few minutes, the demeanor of individuals changes to one that that is upbeat. Along with the mental clarity, some users could also feel a heightened sensitivity to the surroundings. Often, it also comes with a better ability to focus.
Once the Indica traits manifest, an uplifting sensation works its way to the body. Letting loose of tensions and worries, Tangerine Kush puts its users in a state of bliss. During this time, most people chill and listen to music or watch a movie. Eventually, most also fall asleep and in most cases do not even realize it until waking up the next day fully reinvigorated.
Beautiful mental high, uplifting and relaxing body effects, Tangerine Kush is also not without discomforts. For one, it can cause dry mouth and dry eyes. There is pretty much nothing anyone can do as it is bound to occur and a result of using any cannabis strain. At any point during the psychedelic high, it is also possible that some people may feel dizzy.
Of concern, though, is that it can also cause some people to feel a bit paranoid or anxious. Typically, these are conditions associated with Sativa. Although it is not its dominant side, these adverse effects may happen if one is overindulging, or already has preexisting issues.
Medical Use and Benefits
Tangerine Kush would not be the right hybrid if one were to seek high CBD. Still, it contains more than adequate cannabinoids to make a difference in the lives of some people. For most, its appeal is in its ability to wipe out stress. It can also provide a reprieve from depression.
It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve pains and various body aches.
The psychoactive compounds of Tangerine Kush can also do one thing well. People who use it are likely to have a case of the munchies. If the purpose of using cannabis is to stimulate the appetite, then this hybrid can be useful in that regard. Of course, it also follows that individuals should refrain from using too much. Otherwise, even when the stomach is grumbling, it may prove too difficult to get off the couch and eat some food.
Finally, most people are likely to fall asleep after using Tangerine Kush. For this reason, not only is it an excellent bed-time companion especially for insomniacs, but it is also beneficial to medical patients who need quality sleep to rest and recover from an illness.
Growing Tangerine Kush
Tangerine Kush has dark green leaves that spiral inward. It has tapered-shape sticky buds covered with bright orange and brown hairs. Completing the colorful mix are the white trichomes blanketing the entire plant.
The best environment for Tangerine Kush is one that is cool, although it should grow just as well in a warm climate.
Grown indoors, one can choose soil for optimum fragrance and flavors. For an explosive growth, hydroponics remains the best choice. In fact, growers should combine it with the SOG setup. The flowering period lasts between 8 to 9 weeks, after which it yields some 400 to 500 grams per square meter.
In an open space, the plant starts flowering towards the end of September. During harvest, it has the potential to produce up to 600 grams per plant.
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