Pineapple Kush is a mostly Indica strain that, according to growers Alaska Precision, totes a THC count of up to 17 percent and tastes exactly as the name would imply. This strain blasts the brain with euphoric and uplifting feelings that relax and mellow out the mind. Such feelings then translate to the body as waves of numbing laziness that can quickly couch-lock unsuspecting users. The strain imparts a powerful munchies effect, so snacks or an easy to make meal are recommended to be kept close at hand. A relatively standard but potent strain, Pineapple Kush comes with the normal downsides of dry eyes and mouth, dizziness, paranoia and headaches.
Pineapple Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. The exact origins of this strain are shrouded in mystery, but most varieties of it consist of a healthy cross between Pineapple and OG Kush varieties.
The effects of this strain provide a unique balance of both the cerebral effects of a sativa plus the deep physical relaxation provided by indica varieties. With an average THC concentration of roughly 18%, a few tokes is all it takes for Pineapple Kush to start taking effect. You can expect a strong initial euphoria coupled with cerebral stimulation. Then, expect some iconic indica body stimulus that’ll slowly ease you into a deep state of relaxation. This strain is sometimes known to cause couch lock, making it better for nighttime use or for situations where productivity isn’t super important.
Medical users enjoy this strain for its fast onset and quick relief from physical symptoms like pain, muscle tension, and stiffness. Many patients also rely on Pineapple Kush to relieve symptoms like stress and depression, and provide an overall boost to their mood.
As the name suggests, this strain boasts very iconic pineapple aromas, combined with sweet, almost buttery undertones Some users also pick up on some earthy notes and even hints of light spice like clove. The flavor of this strain is still very tropical, dominated by sweet notes of pineapple and tropical fruit.
Pineapple Kush plants have a flowering time of 7-8 weeks and are known to produce big yields of up to 500-550 gr/m2 in indoor environments and roughly 500 gr per plant outdoors. These plants are relatively easy to manage indoors, reaching average heights of roughly 70-120cm. Outdoors, however, these plants are known to grow big and tall, reaching heights of over 180cm.
Pineapple Kush buds are known to be relatively esne, light-green in colour, and coated in a thick, sticky layer of trichomes. Most notable, however, is their iconic aroma which will almost instantly help you spike up an appetite.
A strain that should be relegated to night time use, though surprisingly the strain is not often sought after by insomniacs as most do not feel tired from Pineapple Kush. The powerful body melt can be effective pain relief. It may also calm muscle spams and nausea. Some patients use these effects to help them fight their eating disorders. The strong cerebral effects are welcome relief for many who suffer from stress, anxiety and depression related disorders.
Pineapple Kush’s true origins are not known but it comes from California and most know it to be a cross between Pineapple and Master Kush. The strain requires between 63 and 77 days to finish flowering, so that it may produce a reportedly high yield. Unfortunately real Pineapple Kush is hard to come by and seeds from the real strain are rare.