PINEAPPLE EXPRESS combines the potent and flavorful forces of parent strains Trainwreck and Hawain. This hard-hitting hybrid provides a long-lasting energetic buzz perfect for productive afternoons and creative escapes.
Pineapple express strain is one of the most notorious cannabis strains known to the world. It rose to its popularity and became a household name due to James Franco and Seth Rogen’s film (of the same name), a classic in a world of stoner comedies. But it has always been popular in the Netherlands from half a decade before the film’s release.
It combines the flavor of 2 powerful and potent parent strains: Trainwreck, and Hawaiian. Trainwreck is a Northern California staple having a strong sweet lemon and spicy pine aroma. Hawaiian reminds you of tropical fruits. The combination of them, with their taste, provides a strong flavor of pineapple, pine, and cedar.
The first hit will remind you of apples and tangerines (not necessarily sweet), but you can sense hints of something fruity, citrusy, or even little floral. The smell itself will leave your senses craving for more when you open the bag. The strain is equally powerful in its taste.
The THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) on this strain is about 16-26%. This hybrid offers a long-lasting buzz, which makes it apt for productive afternoons and escaping in a creative world. The strain merges the best of both tastes (Hawaiian and Trainwreck) to give us a cult favorite that never runs out of style.
HISTORY OF PINEAPPLE EXPRESS STRAIN
There is no definite answer for where the strain came from. There are a couple of theories though. Some people claim that the name originated from an environmental phenomenon – strong moist winds flowing across tropical regions such as the Hawaiian Islands, causing torrential downpours and massive damage. The name came from the natural occurrence of one strain – Hawaiian; and the effect of the downpours – Trainwreck.
Originally found in California medical dispensaries, the strain has spread to the rest of the world. It is assumed that its origin is from California, but a mystery still exists with the origin of this strain.
Another aspect of its history is that in the mid-2000s, a seed company called G13 claimed to have created the Pineapple express strain. No one is sure from where the strain particularly came from. It is almost like a chicken and an egg situation. But one thing is for sure, it has become famous because of Seth Rogen’s film.
Appearance of PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BUD
The plant resembles its Indica (40%) and Sativa (60%) blend, showing densely packed buds that are long and tapered in shape. It is extremely resinous with sticky flowers. Its long water leaves reach up high into the clouds, displaying shades of deep greens, burgundy reds, and blunt oranges.
The color mainly depends on where the strain is cultivated - colder or hotter climates. You will find the buds to be sugary and crystalline. The buds are green with a slightly hazy yellow and orange shade around its pistils.
Effects of PINEAPPLE EXPRES
Do not expect the effect of the strain to be the same as seen in the movie. You will be disappointed. This strain was developed before the time of test results and studies. It was mainly developed for flavor than the high. It would only give you an uplifting high as compared to today’s super potent narcotics.
It can create a mild high throughout the day for the user and make them more creative and productive. It is great for someone coping with depression, mild pain, digestive issue, and other forms of general discomfort throughout the day. It acts as an excellent hunger stimulator.
It brings introspection and hefty cerebral effects, filling you up with blissful relaxation and yet an urge to carry on – be productive. It also numbs your body, relieving you of all the body pains while keeping your mind sharp.
It has been medically proven that Pineapple express strain can help patients dealing with depression, due to its uplifting and energizing nature. It gives that push to patients to go on with the day-to-day activities. It sets a consumer in good spirits and fills them with positive thoughts. Some researchers have also proved that it improves the sex drive in some individuals. It is also known to help with PTSD.
The medicinal impact of the Pineapple express strain was so beneficial and accepted that phenotype was created with higher CBD content for direct assistance of individuals battling medical conditions.
It is a good choice for new users who are not used to the potency of many modern super-hybrids. The strain is not for someone who has a high tolerance to THC, since it will hardly affect them.
Again, like all other marijuana, one should be careful about the amount consumed. Over-consuming the strain might cause excessive mental disorders, worsening in stress, anxiety, and even paranoia. It is also not considered that potent as compared to the other strains in the market. The usual side effects include dry eyes, dry mouth, or feeling of dehydration. To reduce this impact, make sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Growing PINEAPPLE EXPRESS SEEDS
The plant has multiple phenotypes that grow differently – from its shorter Indica dominant phenotype to its lengthy Sativa varieties. Knowing the phenotype and how it grows will immensely help you to make the process easier.
Pineapple express strain is moderately difficult to grow primarily due to the required climatic conditions. Pineapple express needs a tropical and warm climate (70 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit) where it will be able to flourish and thrive.
On the bright side, it is extremely resistant to bugs, mold, pests, and diseases which brings down its maintenance requirements exponentially.
The strain is a tall-growing one, so make sure there is lots of space for the plant to grow, wherever you cultivate it – indoors or outdoors. It is low maintenance, high-yielding strain that promises 18 ounces per square meter indoors and 19 ounces per plant outdoors. The flowering period is 7 to 8 weeks, with the ideal time to harvest being mid-October.
Focus on 3 macro-nutrients while feeding the plant – Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. In addition to this, Silica products keep the stems large and healthy to support the heaviness of the buds.
There should be a gentle breeze to encourage the plants to strengthen as they grow. Protect them from high winds though. Make sure to grow it in premium quality soil. This will elevate the strain’s terpene content, preserve and enhance its fruity aroma.
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