The Tangerine Dream strain is a sativa dominant hybrid of G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze. This 2010 Cannabis Cup winner was created by Barney’s Farm and is a strain that any lover of cannabis should try at least once. Tangerine Dream has the ability to eliminate pain and gives consumers a burst of energy that’s said to be uplifting and euphoric. This strain was handcrafted to suit the needs of medical patients. Tangerine Dream boasts an appealing THC content of 25%, making it an enticing strain for veteran cannabis consumers.
Tangerine Dream comes from a combination of 3 potent strains that are legends each in their own right. Afghani, G13, and Neville’s A5 Haze are the parents of the illustrious Tangerine Dream cannabis strain. Afghani is a heavy indica strain named after its geographic origin, where the earliest varieties of cannabis are believed to have grown. Patients most commonly turn to this potent indica to treat insomnia, pain, and stress disorders. G13 is an indica dominant hybrid with a ratio of 70:30. As for its history, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between legitimate story and urban myth. The story of G13 arguably begins at a rural Mississippi research facility sometime between the late 60s and early 70s. According to one account, at least one U.S. Government agency was allegedly developing weed with assistance from the University of Mississippi, which is where government-approved cannabis grows. The suggestion is that the G-men grew pure Afghani clones labeled from G1 to G23. While every clone had slightly different traits, G13 was allegedly the most stable. Then, a breeder named Neville Schoenmaker contacted an unnamed rebel lab technician who was keen to liberate G13 and received a single sample of this new strain which he spread throughout the United States. This Neville Schoenmaker is the same guy to develop the third parent strain of Tangerine Dream: Neville’s A5 Haze.
FRAGRANCE + APPEARANCE
The intense citrus fragrance is where this strain really lives up to its name– the cured flowers give off a scent of orange with some sweet earthiness mixed in. Many fans also describe a spicy, clove-like undertone, further enhancing the orange top notes. Breaking up the sticky buds yields a more herbal funk, likely passed on from Haze genetics. The flowers are covered in sticky white trichomes that give flowers a dewy look.
EFFECTS AND USES
There is a medley of uses for the Tangerine Dream marijuana strain. Consumers have noted that this strain makes them feel happy, euphoric, energetic, relaxed, and uplifted. Medical uses for this dynamic strain include stress, pain, depression, fatigue, and headaches. Tangerine Dream smokers usually feel an immediate head rush that leaves the senses buzzing. What follows is a spreading feeling of warmth and emotional uplift that can be disorienting in the short term. Thought-provoking and cerebral, but still grounded, this strain offers a high that can be as productive or as lazy as users intend. Tangerine Dream can also be a sleep-inducing treatment for insomnia.
It typically takes 8-10 weeks for Tangerine Dream to flower. Growing difficulty is said to be difficult. Plants can reach a height of 30-78 inches. Tangerine Dream can be grown indoors and outdoors, although outdoor growing requires warm and humid climates with consistent sunlight. Tangerine Dream has a fairly high yield of about 46 to 56 grams (or 1.6 to 2 ounces) per square foot of plant.
Tangerine Dream is one of the strains you’ve need to try at least once to fully appreciate all its glory. Let us know how you like it in the comments below!