Mango Skunk is a deliciously fruity and satisfying strain from Nirvana that crosses Mango x Venus Flytrap. She’s potent, with over 15% THC and for an indica-dominant strain (60/40) she has a lovely uplifting effect.
Heritage & Genetics: Nirvana crossed the ever popular 60’s strain Mango, for its sweet and fruity flavor, with Venus Flytrap (itself a mix of Special Skunk x Jock Horror) to balance that sweetness with a deep, rich, dank quality. This indica-dominant strain is a little trickier to grow than others, but still produces juicy, frosty nugs and a blissed-out effect.
Flavor & Aroma: Mango Skunk has a well-rounded flavor. Juicy and fruity, and boasting the flavors of her sativa heritage (some Jock Horror and Skunk Special) Mango Skunk is a tropical cocktail of a strain. And there’s no doubt this cocktail packs a punch with her fruitiness counterbalanced by an earthy, cinnamon spice richness (thanks to her Dad). The aroma is light and pleasant; delicious.
Effect: The sativa genes are also clearly present in the effect. For a mainly indica strain Mango Skunk is very uplifting, active and energetic. She is long-lasting and strong, so don’t let the gorgeous flavor make you binge at the outset. With THC levels upwards of 15% she will give you a nice, deep body-buzz too, leaving feeling blissed out. You can holiday at home on this one.
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: There are three different phenotypes for this strain, two come out as bushy, easy-going indica plants and one comes out more lanky and sativa looking. You will need to know how to handle taller plants (and have space for them) just in case you get one of the little sister variety. On the upside she is pretty quick to flower, averaging 9 – 11 weeks to full maturity, when (under ideal conditions) she will produce a large yield of very frosty bud. She’s best suited to an indoor (SOG) grow, especially in cooler climates.