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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.
Looks: Mango Kush generally has oblong buds that can do anything from foxtail to curl up into a dense cone. The color, bright in all aspects, starts with lime-green calyxes and tangerine pistils and includes a white haze of resin glands.
Home grower’s take: “It’s not soft, but you need to trim Mango Kush throughout flowering if you want those buds to grow. It’s not a big yielder to begin with, and those leaves will cover the light. I think it’s best left for summer, too, because it likes heat and light — not humidity. If you get it right, though, those buds will get pretty big and beautiful.”
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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.
Flavor: Mango Kush’s tropical, tangy flavor shines through with each exhale, with grainy flavors of pine and a subtle, skunky finish adding balance to the heavy mango flavor.
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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.