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.
Information about Papaya:
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.
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.
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Information about Papaya:
|ORIGIN||Cintral No.13 and Ice No.2|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric – 10|
Relaxed – 10
Happy – 8
Sleepy – 8
Hungry – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dizzy – 6
Dry eyes – 5
Paranoid – 4
Anxious – 4
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, pungent, earthy, fruity|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, fruity, citrus, herbal, spicy,peppery|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10|
Pain – 9
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 8
Lack of appetite – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September|
|PLANT HEIGHT||3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||15% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.01% to 0.05%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||80%/20%|
|INDOOR YIELD||Up to 15 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||Up to 28 ounces per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Mold 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.
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.
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.
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.
Like any typical cannabis variety, Papaya can also cause a few adverse reactions that users should be aware of.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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