Pineapple Kush is a popular strain of cannabis thanks to its pleasant effects. The Pineapple Kush strain is technically a hybrid but is primarily an indica strain that delivers a nice body high and mild euphoria. It is a good variety of cannabis for those who have no previous experience with marijuana.
The origins of the Pineapple Kush strain are unknown, but it is believed to have originated in California. It is a cross between Pineapple and Master Kush. Finding this variety of cannabis can be difficult, and getting seeds for growing can be an even bigger challenge.
Those who are able to get seeds will be rewarded with an easy-growing strain of marijuana, capable of producing a decent yield within 60-70 days. It is a potent strain with THC levels of 21% or higher. Beginners should take it slow and easy with this variety.
Appearance, Taste, and Aroma
Pineapple Kush has a light green appearance, but it is easily recognized by its buds. The buds are generally a mix of brown and green shades, and amber crystals cover the buds of the plant.
You can smell the Pineapple that gives the plant its name, and there are also very subtle notes of caramel and butter. The overall aroma can be one that evokes butterscotch. Users report that the strain tastes like pineapple with a trace of mint, but the taste is very subtle and not overpowering.
Effects and Medical Benefits
Pineapple Kush is known for producing a euphoric and creative high, and helping users to relax. The side effects of the strain are mild compared to other cannabis varieties. These can include dry eyes and cottonmouth, and some users may also experience paranoia with high doses.
This strain has shown great promise in the treatment of PTSD and anxiety-related disorders. It may help to relieve chronic pain and nausea, muscle spasms, and insomnia – making it a good choice for nighttime use.
Growing Pineapple Kush
The main difficulty in growing this strain of cannabis is obtaining seeds. Once this hurdle has been conquered the grower will find that this plant is an easy grow. Beginners will have little difficulty growing the strain indoors or out, but the plant seems to thrive when grown inside using a SCROG, or screen of green, setup. It is also possible to use hydroponics.
The strain can flower in as little as eight weeks. The overall yield and potency will depend upon the amount of light given to the plant. Climate control is a big plus when growing Pineapple Kush, and the plant enjoys higher humidity than other strains.
Nutrients that are high in phosphorus will be beneficial during the growing stage of this strain, especially as the time of flowering nears.