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).
Drying and Curing
Paying attention to drying and curing the buds will help to enhance the terpene profile and maintain THC content. You can hang the buds upside down by the stem, or you can lay them on drying racks for five to ten days.
It is essential during the drying process to keep the buds in a dark room away from direct sunlight. Keep the temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity around 50%.
Placing a small fan in the room can help with air circulation, but make sure the buds aren’t getting excessively dried out. Ensuring properly dried bud will significantly prevent mold formation.
Tangerine Dream buds should be crisp on the outside. A useful technique to indicate moisture content is to employ the “snap test” on the plant’s smaller branches. They should snap rather than fold when you bend them.
When the buds are completely dry, seal them in an airtight container (such as a wide-mouthed mason jar). Store the jars in a cool, dry place. During the first week, open the jars (known as burping) at least three times a day for around 5-10 minutes. Doing so will allow excess moisture and gasses in the jars to escape.
After the first week, you should only open the jars a few times per week for 5-10 minutes. Curing for two to three weeks is usually long enough to produce amazing results. However, for those with more patience, curing for 4-6 weeks can produce even better results. Bear in mind, curing times will vary based on bud size, environmental factors, and moisture content.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded THC level in a Tangerine Dream sample was approximately 25%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Tangerine Dream is a low CBD strain; most will contain around 0.1%.
Medical Benefits of the Tangerine Dream Strain
Tangerine Dream is a go-to strain for many medicinal cannabis users. Consumers describe its effects as uplifting, instilling a feeling of happiness and euphoria followed by a mellow and focused mindset.
Consumers of Tangerine Dream describe its effects as uplifting, instilling a feeling of happiness and euphoria.
For this reason, medicinal marijuana consumers choose Tangerine Dream to address mood disorders like depression and anxiety. As it can also instill relaxation, many use it for stress relief.
As mentioned, Tangerine Dream is a strain of choice for those looking to alleviate chronic pain and inflammation. Users laud its ability to temporarily alleviate arthritic and muscular pain.
Possible Side Effects of the Tangerine Dream Strain
Given its high THC content, the main side effects are cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, overindulgence can cause paranoia, dizziness, and possibly a headache.
Final Thoughts on the Tangerine Dream Strain
The Tangerine Dream strain is a well-balanced hybrid best suited to experienced cannabis consumers. Its effects are uplifting and energizing, so it is ideal for daytime use.
It has many potential health benefits, such as addressing mood disorders and stress and pain relief. However, medicinal marijuana patients should be mindful of Tangerine Dream’s THC level, which averages around 22%, but can be as high as 25%.