Welcome to another installment of our In-Depth Strain Profiles series here on the True Blue blog. This series gives you an opportunity to learn more about what inspired the products that are sold on this website. It’s always important to remember that our while our products share cannabis smells and tastes, they aren’t actually derived from the plant itself. This means you can enjoy them in a variety of ways without worrying about psychoactive effects or getting in trouble with the law in your particular state!
Why Pineapple Express?
Pineapple Express seeds are some of the most popular on the market and it’s one of our most popular products. No doubt owing in part to its sweet tropical flavor, and in part to its association with the cinematic classic by the same name. August 6th will mark the 9-year anniversary of when Seth Rogen and James Franco graced our screens as a dynamic stoner-comedy duo in a film bearing the same name. If you haven’t seen the film, here’s a minimally spoilery recap: Dale, played by Seth Rogen, is out and about one night when he witnesses a murder. In panic, he drops his roach at the scene which has evidence of the titular marijuana strain. Saul, played by Franco, is the only dealer in town who was selling that particular kind of weed, making him a person of interest in the murder. Saul’s supplier is a dangerous drug lord, meaning that Dale and Saul have no choice but to go on the run. Since the anniversary of the release of this film is approaching, we thought we’d do a Pineapple Express Strain Review today!
Where Did It Originate?
Our subject for today is a sativa dominant hybrid that is the lovechild of Trainwreck and Hawaiian.
As far as the name, it is a classic case of the chicken and the egg. People cannot seem to decide on whether or not it even existed before the release of the movie. However, Seth Rogen, who wrote the movie, claims that it didn’t exist before the movie, and honestly, he’s probably the best authority here.
However, the term has actually been around for decades, and is used to describe a meteorological phenomenon of unusually high amounts of rain in a coastal area.
Two Different Ways To Grow
Due to its popularity, it’s easy to find Pineapple Express autoflowering or feminized versions online. As we’ve touched on in other articles, autoflowering strains are not cannabis seeds. Rather, they are an actual plant type that flowers automatically. Compared to other autoflowering, this hybrid has extremely fast flowering times, which earns the “express” part of its namesake.
Try Other Pineapple Weed Strains
If you’re looking to branch out, there are plenty of options on the market that still have that delicious pineapple taste. Pineapple Chunk is an Indica dominant that possesses a tangy, citrusy flavor. Known for its effective pain relief, it will also leave you with a typical Indica couch-lock and a fast-paced cerebral high due to its high THC levels. Another popular sativa varietal is Pineapple Kush. This is one of those sativa strains that won’t overwhelm you with a heavy full body effect. Its THC content is much lower than most of its peers, so expect a lighter body sensation. It has also been shown to be effective at treating anxiety, physical fatigue, and pain, which has made it a popular on the medical marijuana market.
What Gives It Flavor And Aroma?
So which terpenes are responsible for this particular hybrid’s tropical aroma? See below:
- Linalool (0 - 0.07%)
- Myrcene (0 - 0.29%)
- Pinene (0 - 0.18%)
- Limonene (0 - 0.01%)
- Caryophyllene (0 - 0.3%)
The high levels of the myrcene terpene gives the aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, while the woodsy caryophyllene is also prominent. Linalool is known for its almost candy-like aroma, and this strain is also pinene heavy, which like its name suggest, offers an earthy pine tree flavor. Together these create the sweet, tropical, and piney flavors. Just be careful how much you smoke in one sitting, since dry mouth is one of its most notable side effects.
Can’t Get Your Hands On The Plant? Try Our Flavoring Instead!
If Pineapple Express is one of your favorite buds, but you can’t find it in flower all the time, or if you’re looking to restore its flavor to an edible or concentrate product, True Blue can help. We carry food-grade flavoring that can restore or enhance the strain’s flavor, no matter how you prefer to enjoy your marijuana products. If you’re in the market for fruity citrus flavoring, look no further than True Blue’s terpenes! Check out our entire selection of terpene flavors here!