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This medium to high THC cannabis plant has a strong genetic lineage of landrace, “government experiment” and a globally famous Haze strain. The Tangerine Dream strain is known to have the best of both worlds on the indica and sativa spectrum with a head high and relaxation while being fully functional. It won first place in the 2010 Cannabis Cup for its unique characteristics, effects and flavors.
Tangerine Dream Strain Lineage & Appearance
By combining G13, Afghani and Neville’s Haze we get the Tangerine Dream strain that’s an energizing, focusing cannabis hybrid with physically relaxing benefits.
- Landrace strain from the Afghan region
- Heavy indica
- Known for medical benefits
- Rumored to be a government experiment that got out
- Strong indica
- Produces large yields
- Neville’s Haze
- Tall sativa named after a seed bank founder
- Cannabis Cup Winner
- Known for it’s creative and energizing effects
Tangerine Dream is a dark green leafy plant and grows to be a medium height with large dense buds that produce dark orange pistils and decent amount of frosty crystal trichomes.
Tangerine Dream Flavors & Aroma
Tangerine Dream smells and tastes a lot like its name. With aromas of citrus, it tastes sweet with orange and berry like flavors. The smoke is thick but smooth and full of those citrus flavors.
Tangerine Dream Strain Effects
This strain is known for its inspiring, creativity inducing effects along with focusing the mind which is often one of the effects of sativas like Neville’s Haze where it gets the sativa genetics from making it a great strain to use during the daytime. Due to the higher levels of THC in Tangerine Dream it is mostly a head high. Physically its also very relaxing due to it being nearly 50% indica but its not sedative. So for physical activity, while being focused and creative is a great use for Tangerine Dream. Some negative effects of the strain may be dry mouth and dry eyes which are the most common but expected.
Tangerine Dream THC & CBD Levels
The THC levels of Tangerine Dream are very high averaging around 15-25% THC. This is what allows this strain to have its focusing, creative and inspiring effects all while being productive. While the CBD levels are very low around .50% CBD that doesn’t seem to affect any of the medicinal benefits of Tangerine Dream since CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid compound responsible for medicinal effects.
Medical Benefits of Tangerine Dream Strain
The medical benefits of Tangerine Dream strain stem mainly from the G13 and Afghan genetics. Afghan is known for being a heavy indica and is used to breed many other strains for their medical qualities, relaxing effects and issues regarding insomnia and sleep while introducing a strong genetic line. G13 is known for its heavy, physically relaxing benefits and pain relieving effects that it passes on to the Tangerine Dream strain.
May be effective in helping to relieve:
- Pain – THC and other cannabinoids in this strain can help alleviate pain without putting the body into a sedative state like many indicas with the same properties
- Insomnia – While it does have energizing effects, Tangerine Dream also has very relaxing properties coming from the indica side. So if needed, this strain can help put the body into a resting state.
- Stress – In combination with numerous other cannabis compounds called cannabinoids
- Fatigue – The energizing effects from the strain can help alleviate the lack of energy feeling
- Nausea – High THC levels in cannabis are often beneficial for nausea and nerve related symptoms
While the physical relaxing effects and medical benefits are coming form the indica side, the more focusing head high and THC benefits come from the Neville’s Haze genetics. This creates a near perfect balance from both ends of the cannabis spectrum by having medicinal, physically relaxing properties and at the same time being focused, energized and productive. One couldn’t ask for more in a cannabis strain like Tangerine Dream except higher CBD levels. But by raising the CBD content, some of the effects from the THC (like focused energy) may be effected.
Commercial Uses of Tangerine Dream
Since Tangerine Dream is great for daytime use, focusing energy and inspiring creativity it would be ideal in products used to improve experiences around those activities. vaping cartridges, pre-rolled joints, one hitters, etc. For cannabis edibles Tangerine Dream would be good for gums, teas, candies and other fruit flavored consumables.
Tangerine Dream produces the following cannabis terpene profile totaling 1.18% terepenes:
- Beta Myrcene: 0.46%
- Alpha Pinene: 0.15%
- Limonene: 0.11%
- Nerolidiol 1: 0.02%
- Nerolidiol 2: 0.1%
- Beta Pinene: 0.09%
- Caryophyllene: 0.07%
- Linalool: 0.06%
- Camphene: 0.05%
- Alpha Humulene: 0.03%
- Beta Ocimene: 0.02%
- Terpinolene: 0.02%
How to Grow Tangerine Dream
When growing Tangerine Dream strain you may notice that one of the many characteristics of this cannabis plant is that its very disease resistant. Things like viral infections, fluctuations in temperatures, insect infestations (like mites & spiders), mildew, mold and bacterial growth are not an issue when growing this cannabis strain due to the resilience of the plant and its strong genetics. Because of the strength of the plant its also very resistant to breakage due to the strong fibers. It can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) and produce a good amount of bud for harvest especially if grown indoors.
- Flowering Time & Production Indoors
- When growing Tangerine Dream indoors it will flower in 8-10 weeks
- Yields indoors can produce up to 500 grams per plant
- Flowering Time & Production Outdoors
- When growing this strain outdoors its best to harvest in late October
- Yields outdoors will be less than indoor production between 300-400 grams per plant
Overall, Tangerine Dream is a great strain for people looking for a functional, energizing cannabis strain that they can use throughout the day that provides medicinal benefits and is easy to grow due to its genetics and resilience.