Nirvana wanted to produce something akin to the classic Mango strains of the 60’s. They crossed Citral #13 x Ice #2 and came up with its tropical cousin, Papaya. There is both Jock Horror and Skunk # 1 in the genetic heritage there. An indica-leaning hybrid (60/40), Papaya brings lovely balanced effects and flavor to die for.
A wonderfully balanced effect from Papaya. You will get a sativa-like cerebral rush, euphoric and uplifting before deepening into a very calm, soothing body-high. Enjoy these effects to the full on days when you don’t need to go anywhere. This strain may also make you feel happy and chatty – so be in good company where you can speak your mind freely.
Papaya Terpene Profile
This strain is bursting with Papaya flavor, of course. But not just that. Though the aroma is pure Papaya, very tropical, rich and fruity, in the flavor the fruit is taken over by a wonderful, peppery, almost whiskey-like aftertaste on the exhale. This strain is very popular with cannaisseurs for this exact reason. This is a Papaya that would be a shame to eat rather than toke.
Medical Benefits Papaya
Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including stimulating appetite 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.
How to Grow Papaya
Papaya is a little red-haired wonder. When flowering it will produce masses of pistils that will ripen into sparkly, golden hairs. Dense, sticky and resinous this is bud that you will enjoy harvesting. Convenient for indoor growing, as this hybrid stays pretty short. Papaya does produce heavy colas but needs support, as the stems aren’t the thickest or strongest. Nirvana recommend extra potassium (especially for those growing in coco or hydro). Papaya is quick to flower in 9 – 10 weeks and is hardy and disease resistant, but you will need to have had some grow practice to get optimal results. Very suitable for SOG.