Freakshow strain 

The Freakshow strain review is one of the more interesting ones you’ll read. Countless strains are available, each with unique flairs and characteristics, yet the Freakshow strain still stands out. And it’s all thanks to the meticulous efforts of Jordan, a veteran grower going by the moniker “Shapeshifter.”

After discovering a few seedlings with unusually shaped leaves, Shapeshifter specifically selected the mutant plants throughout his cross-breeding process until he achieved stability while retaining the unique leaf structure. Humboldt Seed Company took over from there, handling the distribution of the seeds.

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Freakshow weed strain attributes:
ORIGINHoly Banana
Pineapple Express #2
EFFECTSEuphoric, energy
FLAVORSSweet banana, wood, earth
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry eyes, cottonmouth, eye drops
MEDICALStress, anxiety, depression,
nausea, and appetite loss
THC CONTENT %18% – 20%
CBD %0.3% – 0.6%
INDICA/SATIVA %Sativa-dominant hybrid
INDOOR YIELD8-24 oz (Photoperiod)
1.7-4.2 oz (Autoflower)
OUTDOOR YIELD16-64 oz (Photoperiod)
1.7-7 oz (Autoflower)
HEIGHT5-6.6 ft

Freakshow strain genetics 

The details of the Freakshow strain genetics get hazier the further back you go, but here’s the just of it. It originated in California circa 2017 by the breeder Jordan (aka Shapeshifter), who used Holy Banana as the father and Pineapple Express #2 as the mother.

Holy Banana by Coastal Seed Co. is a flavorful indica-dominant hybrid with potent levels of THC and euphoric effects. Its parents are Banana OG and Big Sur Holy Bud, two strains hailing from California. 

Pineapple Express #2 is a renowned indica-leaning hybrid with 15-20% THC and a spicy, lemony flavor. It’s a cultivator’s dream for its fast flowering and high resilience.

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Is Freakshow strain indica or sativa?

It’s hard to tell what you’re dealing with at first sight. With Freakshow strain, sativa or indica characteristics aren’t like most other plants. You can usually differentiate by the leaves, but Freakshow weed strain has leaves like no cannabis plant you’ve seen before. Instead of the typical 5-7 “finger” leaves, each with a singular lateral vein, this 90:10 sativa-dominant hybrid has dozens of smaller leaves stemming from the main lateral veins, giving it a fern-like appearance.

Growing Freakshow strain

Although Shapeshifter created Freakshow, it’s commonly referred to as the Humboldt Freakshow strain due to Humboldt Seed Co. being the seed distributor. Freakshow strain seeds are easy to acquire and a pleasure to grow. Unlike many other strains, the plant doesn’t require special techniques to flourish. Freakshow strain in veg grows thick and wild, though, so you’ll need to prune regularly. It can also be tricky to identify males from females. Thankfully, Freakshow is available as feminized seeds to save you the hassle.

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Freakshow cannabis strain displays much of the same growing habits indoors and outdoors, but you’ll need to accommodate its 5-6.6ft height. It’s a fast grower with a relatively short flowering time and fair resilience against pests, mildew, and adverse conditions. Freakshow strain buds are just as attractive as the plant’s original leaf structure, with jade green nuggets enveloped in vivid orange and gold moss-like pistils and a thick coating of glistening amber trichomes. You can almost feel your fingers getting sticky just looking at them. The Freakshow strain price may be higher than some, but this mutant hybrid is worth it.

Freakshow strain flowering time

With proper care and attention, you can expect a flowering period of 60-65 days. Your outdoor harvest will be ready early to mid-October. Some Freakshow strain info suggests you could be ready to harvest by end-September.

Freakshow strain autoflowering time

The autoflowering version of Freakshow, like most autoflowers, starts blooming very early. Because it doesn’t require light deprivation to start flowering, expect the first buds to appear after four to six weeks. Freakshow autoflowers can be harvested after ten to fourteen weeks. That makes its (auto)flowering time between four and ten weeks long.

Freakshow strain yield

While many growers have praised Freakshow as a generous yielder, the average yield of any cannabis plant depends on several factors. These include your cultivation skills, the growing conditions, strain genetics, and the size and health of the plant. It also differs between photoperiod and autoflower plants. However, you can use general estimates as a guideline for potential yield per plant. For photoperiod plants, this is 16-64 ounces (450-1814 grams) outdoors and 8-24 ounces (227-680 grams) indoors.

Freakshow strain autoflowering yield

The potential yield per plant for autoflowering plants is 1.7-7 ounces (50-200g) outdoors and 1.7-4.2 ounces (50-120 grams) indoors.

Check out our list of 8 high yield strains you can grow both indoors and outdoors!

Freakshow strain effects 

Its leaves are unlike anything you’ve seen before, and its buds could be from the forests of Avatar. But it’s the Freakshow strain effects that will have you coming back.

The buzz comes on quickly, starting with a subtle tingle behind the eyes before unfolding into complete, stimulating euphoria. You’ll feel a creative boost that supercharges your senses, and you can be social or introspective, depending on your mood. The surge of energy doesn’t end with that late-developing lethargy often associated with hybrids, but you can become lazy if you consume a lot. In moderate doses, it’s a great daytime weed.

If you want to learn how to properly grow your own Freakshow cannabis plants check out our Grow Bible by Robert Bergman!

Freakshow has a medium THC content of 18%-20% and induces an incredibly cerebral high. But its effects also carry fantastic benefits, helping with pain management, stress, anxiety, depression, nausea, and appetite loss. There’s a good chance you’ll get the munchies, so prepare beforehand – shopping while high is dangerous. You’ll also experience dry eyes and cottonmouth, so add water and eye drops to that shopping list. 

Freakshow strain terpenes

Freakshow’s fragrance is unmistakable; a bold scent of citrus and thyme combined with sweet earthy tones and a pungency fit to lure in any stoner. Its flavor is on par with its scent, if not better, combining citrus and spice with sweet banana and a woody, earthy taste to round it out. Distinct notes of diesel finish it off on the exhale. Freakshow strain smokes smoothly with a fragrance and flavor that matches its visual appeal.

Learn more about Freakshow strain 

With its jade green nuggets and fuzzy burnt orange pistils, Freakshow sounds like any other cultivar. But its jagged olive green leaves are so distinctive you could almost mistake it for a peculiar-looking fern or small tomato sprout. But then the generous coating of sticky amber trichomes covering its buds and sugar leaves catches your eye, and you know you’ve hit the jackpot. For more impressive strains, check out the ILGM seed bank. You can also sign up here to stay up to date with the latest cannabis seed deals.

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