aka OG Triangle
The Triangle Kush strain has amazing genetics. It’s an Indica cannabis strain from Florida that got its name as a tribute to Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami – the 3 great sources of quality cannabis in the South. It’s a child strain derived from the OG Kush of Florida and is linked to Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Hindu Kush.
With THC content that goes over 20% and CBD content that’s below 1%, Triangle Kush is a potent strain with strong OG Kush heritage. The plant and its bud have diesel-like, pungent aroma, with a skunk undertone on deep inhales. You can also expect some sourness with hints of earth and pine.
- Effects: Energetic, Focused, Happy, Sleepy, Uplifted, Relaxed
- Aromas: Earthy, Fuel, Lemon, Pine, Spicy
- Taste: Citrus, Lemon, Spicy, Woody
- Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dizzy, Anxious, Headache
- Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Insomnia, Anxiety
All About Triangle Kush
The Triangle Kush story begins in South Florida, where a young grower origins_tk_og accidentally crossed an Emerald Triangle female with pollen from a Hindu Kush plant.
According to the grower, the Hindu Kush seeds that eventually pollinated the Emerald Triangle plants came from Nevil Schoenmakers Seed Bank in Amsterdam. Origins_tk_og smuggled these seeds back to the US in 1989, and two years later he germinated those seeds and introduced the plants into his 12-light room once they were confirmed to be female plants. One of those Hindu kush plants hermaphrodited and pollinated the room of Emerald Triangle plants.
The resulting seeds went on to play a significant role in shaping the landscape of cannabis genetics in the United States. One of the seeds eventually became Triangle Kush while another became the OG Kush.
Triangle Kush is a primarily indica strain of cannabis, being around 85% indica and 15% sativa. Its origins are a bit ambiguous and it is generally thought that it is a descendant of the OG Kush strain, which is a Florida favorite. Despite being an indica though, it has pretty high THC levels and low CBD content. The Triangle Kush strain of weed usually averages in around 26% THC.
This strain is named after the three cannabis capitals that form the Emerald Triangle: Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami.
The high you experience is pretty intense and can make you feel quite stoned. It has been known as a great strain for those in the creative field due to its ability to make you feel more creative and much more focused. After the mental high, you will experience a body high that will have you feeling like you are sitting on a cloud. You may also feel a burst of energy and be able to combat things such as fatigue and tiredness.
Enthusiasts also use this strain medically for ailments and conditions such as pain, migraines, nausea, muscle spasms, muscle inflammation, and also glaucoma. In addition to the effects, the flavor of Triangle Kush is quite unforgettable, as it is really pungent and sour. Many describe it as having a citrusy and lemon-like taste, with diesel and wood undertones. It is quite spicy and earthy, and the lemon citrus sourness of the strain makes it quite strong. The strain is also elegant and beautiful – with its deep green buds and dark amber-colored hairs. To top it all off, it has a coating of crystal white trichomes that are gently dusted over the top.
Triangle Kush: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Aroma: At first whiff straight out of the jar, the fragrance of the Triangle Kush marijuana strain may be very sour. You may notice a slight lemon note with floral and earthy undertones. You may also notice something that smells like fuel or diesel, so it can be very pungent at first whiff.
Flavor: If you think that the aroma is quite strong, the flavor of Triangle Kush strain will be even stronger. The earthy and lemony taste will hit your tastebuds quite hard. Many describe it also as being spicy and woody, which makes for an even more interesting combination in flavor.
Appearance: The buds of the Triangle Kush strain are usually deep forest green in color and have dark orange to amber-colored hairs. On top of it all, however, is a light dusting of snow-white trichomes, which make it an incredibly beautiful bud to look at as well.
Triangle Kush Strain Grow Info
- Flowering time: 63 – 77 Days
- Harvest time: 84 Days
- Yield indoor: < 0.5 Oz/Ft² (< 150 g/m²)
- Yield outdoor: 0.5 – 1 Oz/plant (~ 300 g/plant)
- Height indoor: 30-60
- Height outdoor: 30-60
- Grow difficulty: Moderate
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
If you are wishing to grow some of your own Triangle Kush, you may need a bit of experience with growing cannabis, as this is not a typically easy strain that is suitable for beginners. Since it is an indica-dominant strain, however, it can hold up to weather changes and harsher conditions, so that is a plus. If you are going to be growing Triangle Kush indoors, it’s going to require a lot of work and upkeep.
The environment should be pretty warm and rich in carbon dioxide. The temperature should not go above 88 degrees Fahrenheit, despite how warm it should be kept. You also need to clip the plants, because they can grow to be pretty tall as well. It usually takes about 10 to 12 weeks to start seeing flowers on the plant and for buds to form. With all this work, however, it still does not yield very much bud per square meter – only about 10 oz of bud can be expected from each square meter of plant. But many think that it is well worth it considering the nice high and unique flavor of the strain.
If growing outdoors, it may be a little less work and more easy to grow Triangle Kush. As long as you have a dry and hot climate, Triangle Kush should start to blossom by late October. It produces about 10 to 12 oz of bud per plant. So depending on your situation and if you have the proper environment to grow Triangle Kush, you can do it outdoors much more easily. But if you are limited to indoors, a little extra work will be required, but it can still be done. Triangle Kush strain seeds are available from some niche growers or breeders as well as from some online retailers.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest THC content from the Triangle Kush cannabis strain has been measured at around 26%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
There is practically no CBD in the Triangle Kush strain, as it usually comes in around 0 to 0.5% CBD total.
Triangle Kush Medical Benefits
- THC: 20.0 – 22.0%
- CBD: 0.68 – 1.0%
- CBC: 0.28 – 0.9%
- CBG: 0.29 – 2.3%
- CBN: 0.08 – 0.23%
- THCV: 0.43 – 1.2%
Although the Triangle Kush strain has a very low CBD content, usually at 0 to .5%, the medicinal benefits can still be found. The real medicinal aspect of this strain is found in its mental properties. It is not typically known as a medicinal strain of marijuana and it does not boast a huge array of medical benefits, but it still does not mean that it cannot help people medicinally.
Because it can induce a euphoric effect, the strain has been used by many people for depression. It can also help to boost your mood and relieve stress, which can also help in the depression aspect. It produces a very relaxing body high that can help soothe your muscles and act as a pain reliever as well. Due to its ability to make you sleepy and sedated, it has also been used for conditions such as insomnia. Many people who suffer from a loss of appetite also find that Triangle Kush is a great strain to help them eat again, as it increases the appetite.
So overall, even though it is not a medicinal strain of marijuana, Triangle Kush still has many profound mental effects, as well as physical, that it can help with.
Triangle Kush is Indica-dominant and it has a high THC percentage. The name is an homage to Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami, three crucial places for marijuana. It originates from the OG Kush and the effects are similar to it. It is also derived from Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, but also Hindu Kush.
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I currently vape for my anxiety and depression. This strain is very much in the head, making me feel groggy and heavy-headed while enjoying a new release on Netflix or playing some video games without too many ambitions to do anything else that day because I just want to stay put with this awesome bud!