Tangieland strain testing: cannabis for creative minds

Tangieland strain

There are legions of jars and bags at most cannabis shops, with strains boasting profiles with strong gas or cheese, but there’s also the sweet stuff. Fruity cannabis strains like Tangieland will always have a place at the dispensary because of that tantalizing bouquet that’s almost always followed by an enjoyable high. Fellow luscious varieties like Strawberry Cough and Sundae Driver also harken back to a fruit salad but with their own unique effects. There are fruit-forward strains in every category, indica, sativa, and hybrid, and I love them all. Today, let’s talk about Tangieland.

Tangieland strain basics

The Tangieland strain is a cross between Tangie and Candyland developed by Crockett Family Farms, a subsidiary of DNA Genetics. Over the years, this breeder has contributed flavors like Strawberry Banana, Tangie, 24K, and more to the culture. Tangieland is just one of the California company’s many fruity varieties, and it delivers on the citrus.

This review is based on a Tangie Land from Northwest Grown, a Mount Vernon, Wash.-based producer. Their cultivation team includes one third-generation grower from the coveted Emerald Triangle in California and a greenhouse tradesman with a degree in horticulture. They grow in a coco medium without pesticides at their Pacific Northwest indoor facility. The result is a sparkling bud exuding a delightful earthy orange.

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Look and smell of Tangieland

Tangieland is a strain steeped in sugared orange and wet earth, notes that are also present in the flavor. Consuming the variety may inspire a flurry of both indica and sativa effects.

When it comes to the nugs, they’re densely packed and shaped like chunky fat pine trees. Trichomes are all over these buds like a blanket of white atop a forest green. Tufts of burnt orange pistils evenly cover each robust nugget.

Tangie lends a musky orange flavor, and Candyland brings in a sweetness. I hit this batch of Tangieland flowers with a bong and experienced a Tangie-focused orange musk that leaves sweet lemon balm in its wake.

How does this strain feel?

Immediately after the hit, I felt a jolt in my brain before a slow relaxation fell over my jaw and shoulders. Despite this gooey feeling in my muscles, a steady focus permeated the high. The focus wasn’t pinpointed on any goal, but I only maintained an airy grasp on reality. Tangieland was effective in helping me de-stress, but it did give me the slightest bit of anxiety, which is common when I consume its sativa parent.

After the effects of Tangieland have soaked in and the anxiety is under control, this is a lovely strain to help key into a creative headspace. My husband loves Tangie for this, but I often find the anxiety I get from that variety too distracting to focus on my writing. The addition of Candyland in this hybrid saturated Tangieland in enough indica to help me find my muse. Other places where this energy is appreciated are cozy social nights with friends and marvelous hikes to a lunch spot with a view.

Tangieland is slightly heavier than a completely even hybrid, with a noteworthy body effect and floating focus reminiscent of classic Blue Dream or lesser-known Gemstone.

Growing Tangieland

Cultivators report that Tangieland is a forgiving strain; it’s easy for beginners and often yields high. Expect plants to flower in around 55 to 60 days, or seven to nine weeks. Experts claim this variety to grow in any environment–indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse.

Those who grow indoors should set up about one plant per square foot to optimize the space. Outside, plants will get big and bushy, growing over six feet tall. Tangieland also prefers well-draining soil, consider that when choosing a substrate and opt out of compact growing mediums for the best end result.

This strain is well received by consumers, and easy to grow for farmers–it’s a win-win.

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Tangieland strain FAQ.

Now that the basics on Tangieland are covered, let’s answer some commonly asked questions about the variety.

Is Tangieland indica or sativa?

Tangieland is a hybrid strain that leans a bit more towards being an indica, but each person is subject to a unique experience based on their own endocannabinoid system. Because of this, a strain someone finds to be more heavy might be like caffeine for another. That said, reports and personal experience file this one as slightly indica dominant.

What breeder first created Tangieland?

Crockett Family Farms is the creator of Tangie and Tangieland, two strains that inspire creativity and smell like a grove filled with ripened oranges. This cannabis company is owned by DNA Genetics, Tangieland seeds are sold by both brands.

Is growing Tangieland only for experts?

According to reports from online grow diaries, growing Tangieland plants is possible at any level. Beginners can see a high yield of trichome-covered nugs when following basic cannabis cultivation protocol.

Tangieland may be for everyone, from seed to smoke. This hybrid strain brings the best of both worlds with a citrus kick, just be sure to enjoy it responsibly.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.