You can’t even talk about OG marijuana strains without mentioning Mango, a strain that’s been around since the 1960’s. The product we know today was modified back in 1991, as KC33 was crossed with the old-school strain to get this balanced 50/50 hybrid. Winning third place in the indica category during the 2002 High Times’ Cannabis Cup, it was also listed as one of the magazine’s best seeds of 2009.
Mango brings a lot to the table with THC levels that can vary, so depending on what you’re looking for, you have some options. Average content hovers around 20%, although it has been found as low as 15% and as high as 24%. Buds can get huge, with various shades of yellow, purple, and green throughout. It has a nice and sweet mango scent that is accented with earthy herbal notes and tastes incredible. Imagine lemon cream, sour mango, and earth all blending into one amazing flavor!
This strain acts as a bit of a sneaky one, with a slight high that makes you feel calm and joyous. As you continue through your journey, you’ll end up with a growing sense of energy and a happy attitude that allows you to be creative. Many users notice a body high associated with Mango and primarily note feelings of warm tingles. Although a lot of strains can tend to make you a bit hungry, Mango will likely make you ravenous, so stock up on the snacks beforehand!
The positive vibes that come from Mango are what make it such an effective choice for individuals who struggle with stress and depression. Pain management isn’t beyond its reach either, as it can tend to have a numbing effect on the body at times. When smoked in larger doses, Mango can also have a rather sedating effect, making it a good choice for insomniacs.
Growing Mango might catch you a bit off guard at first, as it seems like the plants aren’t doing much of anything. While they start off slow, buds eventually reach the size of softballs and can become very heavy for unsupported branches. Expect a high yield after anywhere from 8 to 11 weeks, and grow inside or outside as Mango does either nicely.
There’s just something about a strain with a deep lineage that makes you wonder who got high off of it decades ago, and Mango is no exception. Great for smokers who love a strong fruity vibe or for those who need a bit of extra calming energy, you’ll want to keep this one around.