About Pineapple Express
This world renowned strain gets its name from its mouth-watering pungent fruity aroma. The orange hairs on these light green buds will bring pineapples to mind at first glance. However, some believe the name comes from the plant’s Hawaiian roots and is named after the moisture stream that travels from Hawaii to the USA.
The strain has really grown in notoriety and popularity since the 2008 stoner comedy movie of the same name. This had some people questioning if the strain was even real. Doubts were quickly forgotten as Pineapple Express is wildly popular and available in many West Coast dispensaries. The strain has some strong medical value too in helping those suffering from depression, fatigue and pain.
Pineapple Express Genetics
Pineapple Express was grown after crossbreeding its parent strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The strain is also responsible for many pineapple-named offspring such as Pineapple OG and Pineapple Trainwreck. This one packs a powerful fruity punch with almost no CBD content and a THC level of between 20-25%. The unique flavour and odour of this unique strain is thanks to a complex formation of terpenes such as myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene. As a sativa dominant with a 60:40 ratio, this plant delivers a well-balanced buzz.
Growth Cycle for Pineapple Express
The growth of Pineapple Express cannabis seeds is not wildly difficult but many experts do recommend some previous cannabis growing experience. Intermediate growers should be prepared to give this plant some extra care and attention if they want a fruitful bounty. This pineapple flavoured plant grows well both indoors and outdoors and is fairly resistant to bugs, mould and mildew. It is worth noting if you are going to grow it outdoors you should keep it sheltered from any heavy winds. The flowering time with Pineapple Express is a sharp 8 weeks when grown from feminised seeds. This strain grows best in a moderately warm climate and it is definitely worth topping the branches in order to get the biggest yield out of this notorious cannabis plant.
Taste, Flavour and Smell of Pineapple Express
As the name would suggest Pineapple Express is one of the fruitier-smelling and tasting strains of weed on the market. The heavy popcorn-shaped nugs will fill any grow house up with strong fruity aromas. The flavours however are not all tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. This strain also gives the smoker a nice piney, almost herbal-type flavour. The mix of these two flavours actually is a unique treat for the palette.
Positive Effects and Adverse Reactions
Given the well-balanced effects of the Pineapple Express strain, it makes for a perfect smoke whether it’s morning, afternoon, or nighttime. This is a great entry point for new smokers who maybe aren’t so sure what they want to get out of their cannabis experience. The strain induces a long-lasting buzzy that leaves the user feeling uplifted and euphoric. The strain also is known to give a great boost to energy and creativity. Many people who work creative jobs from home use this one. The strain is also famous to smash writer’s block and get those juices flowing again. Low and slow is important to remember on this one as in high doses some people report feeling dizzy.
Did you know?
- Pineapple Express is also a meteorological term. The term is used to describe the strong moisture currents off of Hawaii that travels across the Pacific to the coast of North America. The means Pineapple Express is a strain of weed, a comedy movie and a meteorological term. A true renaissance woman.
Pineapple Express cannabis seeds are the perfect strain to go for anybody with a little bit of cannabis cultivation experience and who is looking for a well-balanced sativa strain. The beautiful smell, flavour and body buzz from this strain makes it too good not to try. It is clear why this Hawaiian Trainwreck mix is so popular. With a high yield and 8-week flowering time, Pineapple Express Seeds are a great addition to any grow house.