Pineapple Express received international attention after the well-known movie. In this particular case, it’s actually understandable that Hollywood decided to use the name Pineapple Express for their movie. It’s more than a media induced hype though. Pineapple Express really has a lot to offer when taking a close look at the growing traits and the quality of the final product. It all starts with the diverse and tasteful genetic background. Pineapple is an exceptionally fruity variety from Jamaica that was crossed with the Californian champion OG Kush.
One clearly notices that Pineapple Express is predominantly indica. It grows with aggressive vigorousness and doesn’t exceed indoor heights of 100-130cm. Pineapple Express gets a little bigger when grown under direct sunlight, about 120-170cm tall. Having medium-tall plants like this is usually a good compromise between visibility and high yields. Guerilla gardeners might appreciate this trait. The flowering time is also very short, it usually takes 55 days for buds to fully mature. When growing parameters are kept within the right range, indoor yields can reach up to 500-550g/m². Outdoor growers can expect large harvests, too: Up to 450-500g per plant!
There are not many strains on the market that can compete when comparing their overall taste and richness of flavours to Pineapple Express. One part of this aromatic blend comes straight from Jamaica. Pineapple is a Jamaican strain which bursts full of tropical fruitiness and brings sweet exotic aromas to your nose and palate. Matching these tropical influences with slightly acidic notes and lemon-like flavours of OG Kush, felt like the right thing to do for the breeders of Zambeza. Flavours and potency benefit greatly from this legendary parent “Ocean Grown” Kush. THC levels climb up to 19%, allowing heavy-hitting indica effects to do their job. The stoned is very relaxing, almost narcotic, especially when larger quantities are being consumed. By only smoking a little bit over the day, happy feelings will spread throughout the entire body. Definitely a nice combination of physical and mental effects!
It became kind of clear by now why Hollywood decided to take this strain for a blockbuster stoner movie. There is no strain that has the complete package, but Pineapple Express gets pretty close to being perfect. Short flowering times, high yields, and most importantly flavours that have the capacity to amaze even the most experienced cannabis connoisseurs. If you set all these qualities in relation to the price of these quality-ensured seeds, it becomes clear why Pineapple Express is not only a box-office hit in Hollywood. Bring some Jamaican feelings to your grow tent or garden and don’t compromise on quality! We won’t.