Tangie is Sativa-dominant cannabis strain – 70 percent Sativa and 30 percent Indica. This strain pays tribute to Tangerine Dream, a popular strain back in the day (1995). It is a cross between a Skunk strain and California Orange. The THC level is 19 to 22 percent and the CBD level is 0.09 percent. This strain wins over and over again at the Cannabis Cups – one time winning 10 prizes in 10 months.
With its citrus heritage, Tangie has a refreshing sweet aroma like tangerines (except for some Skunk scent and taste due to its lineage,) distinguishing it from the other citrusy or fruity strains, mostly lemon or grape. The light green buds are small and compact, have orange hairs, and are covered by frosty trichomes.
Heavily influenced by Sativa, Tangie gives recreational users the uplifting effects they are looking for. Cerebral characteristics include euphoria, creativity, focus, and happiness. The THC level is above average making it more suitable for the intermediate or advanced user.
For medical users, the herb is versatile due to its balanced nature. Try it for its sedative effect that may alleviate pain, stress, depression, and insomnia. Some have reported that it is good munchie herb; use it for digestive problems, lack of appetite, and nausea. Side effects of dry mouth and bloodshot eyes are typical for cannabis products. Due to the low CBD content, try a CBD-rich strain instead for serious medical disorders.
Tangie is most prevalent on the West Coast, Arizona, and Colorado but you may find clones in other areas. Seeds are available from DNA Genetics, Tangie’s breeder, in regular photoperiod and autoflowering. The plants will grow tall, seriously pursuing height until the 5th week. When the flowers arrive, expect very resinous buds with a dynamic aroma of tangerines.
Because of its height needs and other considerations, the breeder recommends growing Tangie outside and you will have super resinous herb on your hands in late September or early October. Use the SCROG method of growing and/or liberally top the plants to make a bushy shape that produces better. If you are growing indoors, use soil and not hydroponics.
Another way to grow this strain, as some growers in California are, is to use veganic cultivation. This process eliminates nutrients made from animal by-products. Nutrients derived from plants leave no residue in the soil, allowing the cannabis plant to feed from the soil more naturally and end up tasting better and producing more. You can also add microbial innoculants (microbes) to optimize plant health.