Tangerine Kush is a mostly indica variety that offers a dreamy, relaxing high. This strain gets its bold citrus flavor from sativa hybrid Tangerine Haze and its stoney effects from breeder Rare Dankness’ flagship indica Rare Darkness. With a healthy dose of sativa effects as well, this strain is a great choice for indica fans who’d like to maintain some measure of energy and productivity. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 20%.
Tangerine Kush sets itself apart with exceptionally large flowers. These buds usually have tapered shape, narrowing down from a broad base into a pointed tip, like mini Christmas trees. The leaves cling together, overlapping as they spiral inward toward their central stems in an indica-typical bud structure. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are set off by curly orange and brown hairs — which are actually pistils, botanical structure meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants. Cloudy white trichomes top off these already-colorful buds and account for their very sticky texture.
If Tangerine Kush is notable for anything, it’s the show-stopping flavor and aroma. Floating on top is an unmistakable, mouth-puckering orange flavor. There’s also a sweet and sugary undertone. Meanwhile, grinding up these large buds yield some earthy, hash notes, evidence of the strain’s Kush backbone. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Tangerine Kush burns with a sweet and easily palatable smoke. This smoke has a tropical citrus flavor on the exhale with an herbal aftertaste.