Our Pineapple Express strain review covers “the dopest dope you’ve ever smoked.” Popularized by the cult classic movie of the same name, Pineapple Express has become one of the most popular strains available. Here’s everything you need to know about this energizing strain that delivers potent and long-lasting effects.
What Strain is Pineapple Express?
Pineapple Express is a powerful sativa-dominant strain with an exotic tropical aroma and fruity taste. Pineapple Express strains, generally, feature THC levels ranging between 14 and 19 percent. This balanced strain hybrid has a slight sativa dominance meaning the effects are a bit headier than couch-locking.
Average THC Level: 17.5 percent
Strain Type: Sativa
Genetics: Trainwreck x Hawaiian
Breeder: G13 Labs
Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene
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Pineapple Express Genetics
Pineapple Express’ history is marred by unfounded claims surrounding its origins. Many breeders have claimed to have the original Pineapple Express. G13 Labs is the most probable originator. G13 Labs crossed Trainwreck and Hawaiian strains to make Pineapple Express.
Trainwreck is a powerful sativa-dominant hybrid with roots in California’s famed Emerald Triangle. Trainwreck is a cross between landrace strains, which contribute to its strong THC content and resilient growing characteristics.
Hawaiian is another sativa-dominant strain that elicits euphoric and relaxing effects. Hawaiian’s tropical, sweet, and citrus aroma is passed on to Pineapple Express phenotypes.
Pineapple Express genetics can be found in the following strains:
Pineapple Trainwreck (Pineapple Wreck): Pineapple Express x Trainwreck
Glass Apple: Pineapple Express x Glass Slipper
Prism: Pineapple Express x Huckleberry Soda
Purple Pineapple Express: Pineapple Express x The Purps
Tsunami Express: Pineapple Express x Sour Tsunami
Freedom Express: Pineapple Express x Purple Jar
Rose Gold: Pineapple Express x MoonBow #75
Pineapple Express Flavor
Pineapple Express has a distinctly fruity and earthy flavor reminiscent of pineapple, pine, and cedar. A tangy taste of citrus and tropical fruits blends together with a woody savoriness to create an alluring taste that never gets old. A vaporizer can help unleash more of the fruity flavors present in this weed strain.
Pineapple Express Aroma
As you might expect from a strain called Pineapple Express, its aroma is sweet, fruity, and sugary. Sour and citrus undertones add another layer of aroma complexity. The result is a strain that reminds users of ripe pineapple, mango, and apple. Get the most aroma and flavor out of your marijuana strain with a vaporizer.
Pineapple Express’ most common terpenes include the following:
Caryophyllene’s spicy and peppery notes are more than stimulating. Caryophyllene is thought to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects combined with cannabinoids.
Limonene’s citrus and tart flavors are front-and-center in Pineapple Express strains. Limonene may provide stress and insomnia relief.
Myrcene has an earthy musk and relaxing effects that border on being sedative. Experience a sense of calm and a good mood with myrcene.
Pineapple Express Effects
Users around the world enjoy Pineapple Express’ balanced effects on the mind and body. This strain makes users feel uplifted and motivated to be productive. In terms of its effects on the body, Pineapple Express calms muscles and can stimulate appetite.
This balanced hybrid’s effects are perfect artists or creative types who want to experience a boost of creativity and stimulation. Pineapple Express can also liven up household chores or add a cerebral haze to any activity.
Medical users have experienced tremendous relief from Pineapple Express’ strong and long-lasting effects for conditions such as anorexia, cachexia, pain, inflammation, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, and as well as dependency and withdrawal symptoms.
Feelings: Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Energetic, Relaxed
Medical Uses: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Fatigue
Pineapple Express Products: Flower, Pre-Roll, Cartridge, Shatter, Live Resin, Crumble, Live Budder
Pineapple Express Appearance
Pineapple Express is a favorite among growers due to its high-yielding and resin-producing properties. Its buds are fluffy and slim and feature bright green leaves and light orange pistils. Pineapple Express buds are dense and have a tapered end.
How to Grow Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express is available for purchase in feminized seed form from G13 Labs and a variety of online seed banks. Regular seeds are not available in this strain. Some seed banks sell auto-flowering versions for growers who want to plant multiple cycles throughout the year.
Pineapple Express can be a little tricky to grow due to the variety of phenotypes available. Each Pineapple Express phenotype expresses different physical and growth characteristics.
Some phenotypes can be short and feature more of its indica-dominant traits, while other phenotypes may grow tall and have more sativa leanings.
Pineapple Express grows well indoors and outdoors as long as there aren’t any strong winds. This sativa-dominant hybrid thrives in temperatures between 70º and 85º F. Keep the plant in tip-top shape by topping and supporting the heavy branches that have buds weighing them down. A light breeze can train plants to strengthen their branches.
Growing Difficulty: Moderate
Plant Height: Over 78 inches
Flowering Period: 7-9 weeks
Yield: 3-6 ounces per square foot
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