Robert Bergman

August 19, 2019

Named after the cultural highlands of Eastern United States, one would expect nothing less from the highs brought by Appalachia. High & Lonesome Seeds has done excellent work in striking a perfect balance on its Sativa and Indica effects.

Bred by High & Lonesome Seeds, Appalachia was born as a result of crossing Green Crack and Tres Dawg.

The infamous Green Crack induces laser-sharp focus and high level of energy that would segue into a cerebral buzz. Formerly, it was called Cush. However, after Snoop Dogg experienced its hyper-potent head-spinning effects, he believed that it deserved a more fitting moniker and called it Green Crack.

Tres Dawg, on the other hand, traces its roots back to Afghani #1 and Chemdawg. Although it has balanced mind and body high, it seems to give users an above-average body melt and elation. After reinvigorating users, it leaves them in a state of deep introspection and complete body relaxation.

Because the breeder did not provide any information on the genetic composition of Appalachia, growers and users can only guess where it is more a Sativa or Indica. For this strain, it is quite difficult to determine as its effects are both profound. However, it deviates from its lineage in that it does not go on the extreme ends.

Information about Appalachia:

ORIGIN Green Crack and Tres Dawg
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Euphoric – 6
Happy – 6
Giggly – 5
Focused – 4
Dry mouth – 10
Paranoid – 5
Anxious – 5
FRAGRANCE Citrus, lemon, skunky, earthy
FLAVORS Citrus, lemon, skunky, diesel, pine
MEDICAL Pain – 10
Lack of appetite – 8
Cramps – 5
Inflammation – 5
Muscle spasms – 5
THC CONTENT % 16% to 22%
INDICA / SATIVA % 60%/40%
INDOOR YIELD 10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 12 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Warm climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Appalachia’s THC content ranges from 16-22%. In other words, it has an above average to strong potency. It begins like many other hybrids in which the Sativa side is the first to manifest. Often, users feel a euphoric buzz in the head. It results in the sense of happiness setting which, in turn, enhances the mood. Feeling uplifted, most users may even find themselves giggling and be laughing more.

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The cerebral high of Appalachia is one that is very profound, but it does not cause foggy mind. At no time does it cause near-psychedelic effects like Green Crack. Instead, it promotes a clear head and better sense of focus. Add to that the energy boost that it delivers and it keeps people motivated and productive.

Appalachia Effects
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In time, the physical effects of the strain become more evident as it creeps into the body. As an intense sense of relaxation sets in, most users are likely to feel lazy. However, unlike Tres Dawg, it does not appear to induce a couch-lock or make people feel lethargic.


Appalachia has an exotic blend of sweet and skunky odor with a note of citrus. After breaking the bud, it has a more pronounced smell of pine and hashy incense-like scent.


Upon smoking, the same fragrance is evident in its smoke as well as a distinct taste of fuel. Users should find it not only easy on the throat but also the lungs as well.

Adverse Reaction

When it comes to the high that it delivers, Appalachia brings on a perfectly complementing mental and physical effects. Still, there are adverse effects with the use of cannabis.

Appalachia Adverse Reaction
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During the onset, users may feel pressure between the eyes and the temple. The chances are high that soon, it causes bloodshot red eyes. It may also feel a little bit dry, and the same goes with the mouth and the throat.

Such reactions are deemed as typical. Although a few people, often the beginners, may find it a little bit uncomfortable, it is soon forgotten as the full effects of the strain manifest. Some people may happen to use it a little too much, though. As a result of overindulging, these symptoms become more pronounced. It may also bring on other conditions.

People who are already having anxiety issues, for example, will want to avoid using Appalachia. That is because there are some who may feel more anxious or paranoid.

Keep in mind though that these are temporary and should vanish in a few hours. To lessen the chances of these conditions from occurring, always use a small amount that is well within the individual tolerance level. As the cliched phrase goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.


Although the CBD percentage of Appalachia hybrid is unknown, anecdotal evidence asserts that it is imbued with medicinal properties. In fact, it has been touted by many as a strong anti-inflammatory that soothes redness and soreness. It is also a good pain reliever for mild-moderate (in some cases, serious ones) pains from simple headaches to muscle cramps.

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The same compounds that deliver its psychoactive properties are also the same ones that can cause people to feel hungry. For those who need to eat (including patients suffering from chronic and other serious illnesses), it is an excellent appetite stimulant.

Appalachia Medical
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The best condition to nurture this strain is to grow it outdoors, but it also can do very well at home. As the plant grows, it produces tiny to medium length well-spaced out branches. Like its infamous parent, Green Crack, Appalachia can grow really tall with the slender body – which becomes more noticeable at the flowering phase.

Flowering Time

Information on its growth is scarce. However, a reasonable assumption is that its flowering period falls between 8 to 10 weeks with each square meter having a yield of 10 to 12 ounces.

It appears that Appalachia thrives best in a warm climate. The estimated yield per plant is 12 ounces of buds or more with harvest time in October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Appalachia? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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