Papaya Strain

May 18, 2021

While the majority of seasoned users are pretty much accustomed to the classic weed flavors that are rather strong, pungent and skunky, they can still agree on the fact that those varieties with the most interesting twist of flavors offer the most uniquely memorable experience.

Hence, even the toughest of stoners can still find satisfaction in a variety of fruity strains, given that they are equipped with the right amount of potency. It turns out that fruity strains are not all sweet, citrusy and whatnot. Some of them actually conceal a level of potency that can easily overwhelm users.

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This is the case of the strain named Papaya. This seemingly harmless weed that greatly resembles the taste and aroma of the actual fruit is actually one of the highly potent strains available.

On that note, Papaya strain is actually a perfect reminder that flavor is not everything in the cannabis world. One cannot judge a strain’s power solely on how it tastes like. In fact, the information below will explore more on that point. Read on and learn more about this strong and flavorful cannabis variety.

Papaya is Nirvana Seeds’ version of KC Brains’ Mango strain. To create this strain, Nirvana Seeds crossed Cintral No. 13 and Ice No. 2. The strain’s dominating Indica content and strong physical high are more likely influenced by the Afghani landrace in its lineage.

Information about Papaya:

ORIGINCintral No.13 and Ice No.2
EFFECTSEuphoric – 10
Relaxed – 10
Happy – 8
Sleepy – 8
Hungry – 6
Dizzy – 6
Dry eyes – 5
Paranoid – 4
Anxious – 4
FRAGRANCESweet, pungent, earthy, fruity
FLAVORSSweet, fruity, citrus, herbal, spicy,peppery
MEDICALStress – 10
Pain – 9
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 8
Lack of appetite – 5
THC CONTENT %15% to 25%
CBD %0.01% to 0.05%
INDICA / SATIVA %80%/20%
INDOOR YIELDUp to 15 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELDUp to 28 ounces per plant
CLIMATEMediterranean climates
GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEMold and mildew resistant

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


It is best to begin the discussion about Papaya’s effects with the fact that it is one of the highly potent strains in the market today. Hence, novice users and those with low tolerance are advised to avoid the strain.

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Otherwise, seasoned users may enjoy Papaya’s powerful mind and body high that typically starts with a prominent sense of euphoria that induces happiness, heightened energy, and creative focus. Although, the mental buzz is actually more of a calming and relaxing experience rather than an exciting one.

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Being a typical Indica-dominant strain, Papaya also delivers a heavy body-numbing sensation that puts users in a relaxing state that can easily induce lethargy, sleepiness, and couchlock. In some cases, users may get the munchies while smoking Papaya, so it would be wiser to bring along some snacks just in case the situation calls for it.

Due to the strong sedative properties of Papaya that is highly narcotic, it is best to use the strain in the afternoon or at night.


As its name suggests, Papaya’s smell has an uncanny similarity to the aroma of the actual fruit. The strain’s overall fragrance boasts of the sweet and fruity scents of tropical fruits with a distinct hint of mango. When burned, users may notice a hint of pungent earth and skunk that only complements the whole experience.


The sweet and fruity taste of the actual papaya is also as prominent in the flavors of the strain. Although, in this case, it is more like a spicy papaya finished with pepper and other exotic herbs.

Adverse Reaction

Like any typical cannabis variety, Papaya can also cause a few adverse reactions that users should be aware of.

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In this case, users are most likely to experience dry mouth than dry eyes. Although, the latter is still fairly possible. Furthermore, Papaya may cause dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety which is why users with low tolerance to high levels of THC and those who are susceptible to those conditions should use this strain with extreme caution.


Papaya’s THC level certainly pays off with its numerous medical applications. To wit, the strain is recognized for its ability to help users control stress and combat depression.

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Consequently, the sedative and analgesic properties of the strain can provide relief to patients who are in pain and help induce sleepiness among insomniacs. Furthermore, Papaya can also be beneficial to patients with poor appetite or eating disorder by inducing hunger.


Papaya strain may be grown indoor or outdoor. However, some sources would argue that the strain is best cultivated in a controlled environment. Nonetheless,if grown outdoors, Papaya requires a Mediterranean climate to thrive.

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Indoors, the plant may be grown using the SOG method. Some growers suggest utilizing a hydroponic system to increase yields and to go with soil cultivation to improve its flavors. Papaya does not grow very tall, so topping is not necessary. Also, the strain is mold and mildew resistant.

Overall, Papaya is a pretty forgiving plant that rewards its growers heavily. Hence, it is a great strain choice for both experienced and novice growers.

Flowering Time


If cultivated indoors, the strain’s flowering stage can take 8 to 9 weeks before the nugs are ready for harvest. Once, the buds are mature enough, growers can expect a total indoor yield of up to 15 ounces per square meter.


If grown outdoors, and given the ideal conditions, the nugs of Papay should be ready for harvest by late September. The strain’s outdoor yield can be very impressive. In fact, it can reach up to 28 ounces per plant.

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


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Papaya Strain Strain Review

Easy to grow and amazing terps

Rated 5 out of 5
26 July 2021

I got a pound from a Papaya clone I grew outside. Buds were massive, and resistant to mold, had a little PM problem, but I was able to wash on harvest. I put her in the ground with some super soil and rain water. The terps are amazing, and made some great hash. I just started flowering a seed from that plant indoors. Excited to see how it does indoors


Smells exactly like the fruit

Rated 5 out of 5
22 June 2020

This is a strain I had last year for the first time, and liked it enough to want to grow it. So far of the six plants in my outdoor garden it’s the largest. It was also the last seed sown. The plant is approximately 3 square meters, and has yet to flower.


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  1. By Kevin ,26 Oct 2017
    Hi my name is Kevin I got some flowers and I don’t know if it’s ready to be harvest their four month old It’s my first time can you help me please how do I send you a picture so […]Read More
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