Yo, what’s up y’all? It’s your boy Dan, here to talk to you about the Pineapple Kush strain. Now, we don’t know who the OG breeder of this fire strain is, but they deserve some major props for creating this masterpiece. Pineapple Kush first appeared in Cali back in the early 90s and has been making waves around the world ever since. Even though it may not be the most well-known strain out there, it’s definitely beloved by cannabis enthusiasts all across the globe.
Let me tell you, some strains are all about that potency and others are all about their therapeutic benefits. But Pineapple Kush? She’s all about that unforgettable flavor. Don’t get me wrong, she’s still got that fire potency, but it’s her tantalizing taste that really sets her apart. Her refreshing terpene profile was passed down from a lineage of strains that also boasted some serious flavor game.
So let’s talk genetics, fam. The original breeder of Pineapple Kush is unknown, but whoever they are, they created a heavily indica-dominant strain that features 80% indica genetics and only 20% sativa. Pineapple Kush inherited her tropical taste from parent strain Pineapple and her chill vibes from O.G. Kush.
Pineapple Kush’s fruity flowers produce a THC content of 18%. It may not be the highest level available from modern cannabis strains, but it’s perfect for those who want to take a chill approach to blazing or just want to enjoy a couple joints without getting too lit too fast. This makes her ideal for those chill weekend mornings or camping trips.
When you smoke Pineapple Kush, you won’t feel overwhelmed like other strains can make you feel. You can “top up” your high as you go and enjoy a steady ride. The heavy indica dominance of this strain lends itself to a high that is primarily physical. After taking a toke from a joint or bong, you’ll feel a slightly sedating and very soothing sensation sweep over your body from head to toe.
But wait, there’s more! Pineapple Kush has some therapeutic qualities passed down from her parents. Her body-oriented effects are perfect for temporarily relieving aches and pains, and her relaxing effects can help ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, one downside is that she can cause dry eyes, especially after smoking a lot. So make sure you stay hydrated and consider using some eye drops.
Now let’s talk about the flavor and aroma of this fire strain. The resinous buds of Pineapple Kush produce terpenes that contribute flavors of tropical fruit, sweetness, and earthiness. As her name suggests, a distinct taste and smell of pineapple dominates the complex mix. High levels of the terpenes pinene and myrcene were passed down from parent strain Pineapple. These molecules contribute toward this fantastic sensory experience and produce their own unique effects. Pinene is known for its anti-inflammatory effect, whereas myrcene lends to the stoning body high produced by Pineapple Kush.
If you’re looking to grow some of this fire strain for yourself, then you’re in luck. Pineapple Kush boasts a fast flowering time, completing bloom in as little as 7-8 weeks. This is perfect for growers who want to smoke their bounty ASAP or commercial growers looking to maximize turnover. Indoor plants grow to varying heights of 70-120cm and produce significant yields of 500-550g/m². Outdoor plants ascend to a maximum height of 180cm and produce rewarding yields of 500-550g/plant. Outdoor plants favor a mild climate and will be ready to harvest in late September.
So there you have it, my fellow tokers. Pineapple Kush is a fire strain worth considering if you’re looking for that chill, tropical vibe with unforgettable flavor. It may not be the most well-known strain out there, but trust me, it’s definitely beloved by cannabis enthusiasts all across the globe. So go ahead, grab some Pineapple Kush and take a trip to paradise.