MANGO KUSH STRAIN OVERVIEW
Mango Kush is a strain so fragrant and bursting with such a sweet and fruity aroma that you will feel like you have been transported to a beautiful, sunny tropical island. So, does Mango Kush, with its wonderfully enticing aroma, offer more than just a delicious fragrance? Read on to find out…
What Is the Mango Kush Strain?
The Mango Kush strain is an indica-dominant (65% indica/ 35% sativa) cross between Mango and Hindu Kush. Its effects kick in pretty much immediately, and smokers of this strain say that it has an uplifting and euphoric buzz, but also makes you feel deeply relaxed. Mango Kush weed is an ideal strain for evening use and the happy, giggly, mood it brings about makes this strain a great social strain for enjoying with friends.
Mango Kush weed’s effects tend to last for no more than a couple of hours, with the initial uplifting buzz starting to wane after an hour, being replaced by a deeper body stone. You’ll feel like just chilling out as you naturally begin to feel drowsier during the second hour after you started smoking this strain.
The Mango Kush strain gets its name as its fragrance resembles the smell of a fresh Mango. As well as smelling like this sweet tropical fruit, there are also hints of banana and pungent, earthier aromas in there too, giving it a unique and distinctive aroma.
The Mango Kush strain, just like a fresh Mango, is a taste sensation. Unsurprisingly, it has a sweet and tropical, fruity mango and banana taste, blended with a distinctive Kush flavor. Smokers of Mango Kush weed also say that it has an earthy and woody flavor, too, with a hint of pine detectable on the exhale.
Appearance-wise, a Mango Kush plant is quite short and usually only reaches about five feet in height when fully grown. A Mango Kush plant produces dense buds and is typically heavily coated in bright orange pistils, which are the female reproductive organs of the plant.
Mango Kush Strain Grow Info
A Mango Kush plant is considered to be a relatively easy one to grow and one that is even suitable for a novice grower to try their hand at. It is naturally highly resistant to disease and thrives in a warm, dry, and sunny climate with temperatures ranging between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
While this plant doesn’t grow too tall, it tends to thicken significantly during the vegetative stage. Mango Kush growers will have to regularly prune and trim this plant to keep its shape under control. A more compact shape will make it easier to maintain and will also help with airflow and circulation.
While differing flowering periods for a Mango Kush plant have been reported, the typical flowering period is between nine to eleven weeks, with mid-to-late October being the ideal time for outdoor harvesting. The average yield for a Mango Kush plant grown outdoors is around 16 ounces per plant. Those growing this plant indoors can expect a slightly lower yield of about 14 ounces per square meter.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest THC level recorded in the Mango Kush strain is reportedly 20%. More typically, though, the THC level of this strain tends to range between 11-16%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The average CBD level of the Mango Kush strain is approximately 0.3%.
Medical Benefits of the Mango Kush Strain
As well as being an enjoyable recreational strain, Mango Kush also offers many health benefits to the medicinal cannabis user. Due to the uplifting and euphoric high that Mango Kush weed brings about, it provides relief (albeit temporary relief) for sufferers of mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
The deeply relaxed feeling experienced by smokers of Mango Kush weed makes this strain a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long and busy day. In fact, smokers of Mango Kush say that the deep body high also makes this strain effective at treating a whole host of painful conditions, from arthritis and muscular pain to lower back pain, to name just a few.
The natural drowsiness and soporific effect, which result from Mango Kush’s indica-dominant genetics, also make this strain a potential solution for people with insomnia. Mango Kush’s soporific effects tend to kick in after the euphoric buzz of the first hour has past, so it is important if you are smoking this strain to treat insomnia, you begin smoking this strain earlier in the evening rather than right before you go to bed or you will be lying awake for a while.
Mango Kush has been described as a classic “munchie-inducing” strain due to its appetite enhancing effect. It is not generally described as being a go-to strain for treating nausea but is believed to relatively effective as an antiemetic.
Possible Side Effects of the Mango Kush Strain
Smokers of Mango Kush weed say that it produces the more common side effects like dry mouth and dry eyes regularly experienced from smoking most cannabis strains. Some Mango Kush weed smokers have said that they felt other adverse side effects, such as feeling slightly more anxious, a little dizzy, having a mild headache, but these adverse reactions are far less commonly reported.
Some smokers of this strain also found that it produced a short-term “couch-lock” effect due to the deep body stone that it causes. The likelihood of ending up couch-locked from smoking this strain is dependent on how much you consume in one sitting and your overall tolerance to the strain’s effects.
Final Thoughts on the Mango Kush Strain
The Mango Kush strain is an excellent choice for both the recreational and medicinal cannabis smoker. The recreational smoker will enjoy the initial buzz and uplifting effects that smoking this strain brings about. The medicinal cannabis smoker will find this strain effective at treating a range of health conditions, such as depression, chronic stress, mild painful conditions, and insomnia, to name just a few.
About Mango Kush
Mango Kush is an Indica-dominant strain. Its strong flavors and aromas are reminiscent of the tropical fruit for which it is named, but it also carries a hint of banana.
All About Mango Kush Weed Strain
Consumers love Mango Kush strain for its moderate potency and a wonderful tropical taste. A child of Mango and the legendary Hindu Kush inherited the taste of mango and banana with earth undertones and pine on the exhale. The strain is 65% Indica, so it pleases users with a calming and happy high.
Mango Kush cannabis is an excellent option for those with low THC tolerance or the first starters. Its average THC content ranges around 16%. The best time for using this strain is the early evening due to its relaxing properties.
The Mango Kush marijuana’s high hits fast and lasts for an hour or two. It combines both Sativa and Indica effects. Consumers find it body-buzzing, relaxing, but at the same time provoking giggles and talks. The strain is perfect for social situations, but it’s important to remember about a sleepy condition that comes in the middle of high. The body gets sedated and relaxed, the muscles and joints pain flow away. Its euphoric and happy properties are known to treat emotional disorders like stress and depression. Users also choose Mango Kush weed to treat gastroenterological problems because its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects work well for nausea and appetite loss.
Users prone to paranoia and anxiety should avoid this weed. The other side effects may include dizziness, dry eyes and cottonmouth.
Indoors and outdoors cultivators love Mango Kush plants. They grow no taller than 5 feet and require 9-11 weeks to harvest.
Like many other cannabis writers, I routinely express my interest in and love of terpenes, the compounds found in cannabis and other plants that are responsible for a plant’s (or strain’s) smell and flavor. Cannabis has them, hops have them, lavender has them, citrus fruits have them…see the connection? One of the most common and popular cannabis and hop terpenes, myrcene, is also relatively abundant in mangos.
The high myrcene levels in both pot and mangos has made some cannabis consumers swear that eating the fruit after smoking enhances their high, while myrcene has also shown potential for aiding with pain relief and muscle relaxation when paired with THC. So give it up for mangos, fellow tokers. They’re here to help — with the munchies, at the very least.
So where are all the mango-named strains?
Dozens, if not hundreds, of strains carry the sweet, tangy flavor of mangos, yet only a few strains bear the fruit’s name. So I was happy to see a local pot shop carrying Mango Kush, one of the few established mango-inspired strains I could find, along with Mango and Mango Haze.
A child of Mango, a rare indica from the ’60s, and Hindu Kush, Mango Kush isn’t as heavy as either of its parents, inspiring more of a hyper, stupid bliss than sedation. Despite side effects of distraction and loss of wit, Mango Kush’s high is very enjoyable; your immediate reaction to everything is laughter or curiosity. And even with the heady sativa effects and shot of energy, Mango Kush is still relaxing on the body; it’s a great post-workout strain. Some cuts of it even carry small but noticeable amounts of CBD, making it a desirable hybrid for medical patients.
The exact origins of Mango Kush are shrouded in mystery, though online sources believe the cultivar to be a combination of Mango, a strain by KC Brains, and the infamous Hindu Kush.
Regardless of its lineage, Mango Kush is loved by consumers for its strong tropical flavors and body effects, most likely due to its high levels of myrcene.
About this Hybrid Strain
The indica-dominant hybrid Mango Kush is well-known for its strong flavor and aroma mimicking tropical fruits and mangos with a skunky undertone. Sometimes reviewers can note a bit of a piney aftertaste as well. Mango Kush buds are distinct in appearance as they’ll usually be dense and covered with vivid orange pistils.
The THC content of Mango Kush averages at around 11%, which is one of the reasons why it tends to be popular with novice consumers. Reviewers have stated its high tends to create a body buzz as its indica properties emerge, and the sativa side is noticeable when conversations become more fun and the giggles arise. Some have reported that Mango Kush also increases appetite, so it’s possible that this might be a great strain for various social occasions.
However, Mango Kush can sometimes lead to sedation according to a few reviewers, so keep this in mind if planning to go out.
Both indoor and outdoor growers enjoy cultivating mango Kush, with its highest yields reaped when temperatures remain between 70-80 degrees and its bottom branches are pruned to increase air circulation. Its height usually never reaches over five feet.
Its parents are believed to be the indica Mango and the indica Hindu Kush – though the exact lineage remains uncertain.