The reputation of this high-yield strain proceeds it, but what you may not know is that this sativa/indica hybrid is one of the easiest strains to grow. Despite having starred in its very own film, Pineapple Express is still a down-to-earth, everyman’s strain due to its growability and sultry, liberating high.
Heritage & Genetics: You could say that Fast Bud’s Pineapple Express is a worldly strain with heritage that incorporates indica/sativa elements from several continents plus an ruderalis strain. This heavy-hitting combination of Trainwreck and Hawaiian Sativa produces the perfect offspring with a high THC content between 17-20% and <1% CBD.
Flavor & Aroma: Given it’s trademark name, it’s no surprise that the strongest taste that comes across in this strain is indeed pineapple. Pineapple Express also contains elements tropical fruit with notes of mango and apple which blend well with the typical sativa elements of earthy pinewood. After a couple tokes, you may even feel the evergreen freshness it leaves on your palate.
Effect: The long-lasting effects of Pineapple Express are characterized by the bubbly and focused head-high it creates, incorporated with aphrodisiacal elements. This is due to the high levels of THC that open new avenues of creativity while slapping a silly grin on your face. This is one of those strains that makes for a great day-time toke or amorous nightly pursuits.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Despite its hot-shot reputation, Pineapple Express is a beginner’s best friend. This strain is a piece of cake. Pineapple Express isn’t picky about where she’s grown but can reach staggering heights. The flowering time is indeed ‘express’ due to excellent autoflowering genetics and you can expect resin-coated buds in about 7-8 weeks. This strain becomes more aromatic in colder climates, filling the room with tropical dreams.