This Papaya strain review will be examining the strain that Nirvana Seeds created as their unique take on the Mango cannabis strain. The essence lends itself well to its name, although there is a hint of spice as well.
Is this medium-strength fruity cannabis strain on your shopping list? Let’s see what it has to offer over other popular fruity strains!
Papaya Strain Genetics
Nirvana Seeds aimed to create a Mango-like strain and crossed Citral #13 with Ice #2 to create a 70/30 indica-dominant hybrid now known as Papaya.
Citral is another indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain that delivers a relaxing experience that is most suitable for evening use, which it passes on to Papaya. It features a citrus-based essence that’s reminiscent of fruity hash and pungent skunk.
Ice is an evenly balanced hybrid ganja strain that delivers a balanced high as well. It helps consumers with focus, energy, and creativity mentally while providing physical relaxation at the same time. The essence is quite fruity and citrusy, which makes its way into its child-strain Papaya.
Availability Of Papaya Genetics
Nirvana Seeds sells feminized seeds of Papaya direct to prospective growers. You can also find these seeds through other online seed banks, making it easy to get your hands on growing stock and producing a crop for yourself instead of waiting on the local dispensary to stock more Papaya.
Papaya hasn’t been used to create many notable child-strains yet, but one does come to mind: Papaya Punch.
Papaya Punch is the resulting strain from crossing Papaya and Purple Punch. Its middle-of-the-road potency and enjoyable aroma of fruit and cheese make this a great strain for those who want a different take on Papaya. The flavor is more fruity than the aroma, so those who enjoy Papaya will certainly enjoy Papaya Punch as well.
Papaya Strain Yield
Nirvana themselves state that this strain can be difficult to grow and is best suited towards indoor growing environments. It can be grown outside in warm and sunny climates, but indoor operations using the Sea-Of-Green technique are the best fit for Papaya.
Indoor growers can expect about 1.5 ounces per square foot of plant, while outdoor growers can let the plants grow as large as possible and harvest around 28 ounces from each plant. The plants reach 3 feet tall, so topping is unnecessary for most growers.
9-10 weeks during the flowering stage are needed to fully mature the buds on Papaya. Those looking to maximize THC content will harvest when the trichomes appear milky-white while those chasing more of the body-high elements will opt for more amber trichomes.
The choice is yours, which is why it’s so great to grow marijuana strains like Papaya for your personal needs!
The blade-shaped buds of Papaya are a bit light and airy. They are bright green and feature a mixture of orange and brown hairs that mingle among the healthy coating of crystalline trichomes that visually display the cannabinoid and terpene content of Papaya.
Papaya Strain THC Percentage
The potency of Papaya is a bit all over the place. While Nirvana Seeds only claims 13-18% THC for the strain, other reports have it testing between 15-25% THC. The main factors that influence potency are:
- Growing conditions
- Harvest time
- Curing process
- Storage quality
If you nail these perfectly, you can maximize the THC content of a given strain. For now, we’ll say that when this strain tests in the teens, it’s great for beginner and intermediate smokers and the batches that test in the 20s are great for advanced users who have a good amount of THC tolerance.
Papaya takes on the effects of Citral for the most part. It is known to deliver physical relaxation that is quite calming and enjoyable while also providing energy and productivity to some consumers.
While you may get a small boost of energy, this strain is best reserved for evening use to take advantage of the relaxing properties that can begin your sleep routine.
Flavor & Aroma
The sweet tropical aroma is almost a perfect match for its namesake. The flavor profile is similar, but it also features a peppery spice that creates more depth for those who want more than fruity sweetness with their cannabis strains.
The terpenes most abundant in Papaya are Myrcene, Limonene, and Caryophyllene.
Myrcene acts as an antioxidant and helps users relax. It’s found in nature in mango, lemongrass, thyme, and hops.
Limonene delivers a citrus essence when present and helps combat stress and anxiety. Fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, and peppermint all feature Limonene.
Caryophyllene brings its spicy essence when present to help fight inflammation in the body. Its presence is noted in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon.
Those seeking similar strains that feature the same terpenes and a similar effect profile will find a few strains enjoyable, including:
- OG Kush Strain
- Fire OG Strain
- Sour Jack Strain
Medical Conditions This Pot Strain Can Help
Those seeking Papaya for medicinal purposes will be happy to find that it is useful treating many conditions, like:
- Chronic Stress
- Cramps and Spasms
- Appetite Loss
It is quite a useful weed strain for medical marijuana patients. The only thing it lacks is a good amount of CBD. Combine it with a CBD extract and you have a complete medicine on hand!
Final Words On The Papaya Strain
The Papaya strain isn’t one of the most potent on the market, but it is quite enjoyable for intermediate consumers who need a step up from beginner bud.
The fruity essence is just as nice as the experience, and Nirvana Seeds (along with other seed banks) is kind enough to have the feminized seeds in stock for prospective growers! Check this one out if you have the chance!
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