This potent strain is a legendary creation of the world-renowned breeders at Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam. It came to prominence after scooping the top prize at the 2010 High Times Cannabis Cup. Let’s take a look at some of Tangerine Dream’s most defining qualities.
What Is the Tangerine Dream Strain?
Tangerine Dream is an evenly-balanced hybrid bred from G13, Afghani (both indicas), and Neville’s A5 Haze, a sativa. This exceptionally potent strain’s THC level averages around 22% but can reach a staggering 25%. However, its CBD level is much more modest, with most samples containing just 0.10%.
Tangerine Dream is a go-to strain for people using cannabis for pain relief.
One of Tangerine Dream’s primary health benefits is its purported analgesic properties. For this reason, Tangerine Dream is a go-to strain for people using cannabis for pain relief.
Despite its well-balanced genetics, Tangerine Dreams’ effects are primarily sativa in nature, likely due to its high THC level and minimal CBD content. Users describe this strains’ effects as uplifting, euphoric, and energizing. However, after the initial buzz wears off, Tangerine Dream instills a pleasant feeling of relaxation.
It remains a hugely popular strain and is a common find in many West Coast dispensaries.
Tangerine Dream’s fragrance is predominantly citrusy and sweet. However, these are offset by subtle dank, pungent, earthy aromas.
True to its name, Tangerine Dream has a sweet, orange, citrusy flavor, which is very pleasing to the palate.
Tangerine Dream produces large, dense buds heavily covered in sticky trichomes and vibrant orange pistils. The plant is bushy and typically reaches about a meter in height when fully grown.
Tangerine Dream Strain Grow Info
Tangerine Dream is a moderately difficult strain to grow. One advantage is that it is naturally resistant to disease. The plant can be grown indoors or outdoors and in soil or hydroponically. Outdoors, Tangerine Dream thrives in a warm, dry climate and benefits from plenty of sunlight. The optimal temperature range is between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tangerine Dream’s indoor flowering period is between 8-10 weeks. When grown outdoors, Tangerine Dream can yield approximately 16 ounces of flower per square meter. Indoor yields average slightly higher, at roughly 18 ounces per square meter.
Tangerine Dream thrives when grown hydroponically — particularly when combined with the Sea of Green (SOG) method. Prune these plants heavily during the vegetative stage to ensure good air circulation and light exposure.
Supplementing the plant with a variety of macronutrients will help ensure good health and stronger resistance to pathogens. Silica is known to help form stronger cell walls. It can help produce a healthier plant with thicker branches and leaves less penetrable to microbial spores (such as powdery mildew).