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.
Mango Kush is easy to find at Buddy Boy and Lightshade, but I’ve also seen it at Denver Dispensary and Little Green Pharmacy. Lightshade’s value and quality at $99 an ounce is tough to beat, but Denver Dispensary’s packs the most tropical punch per pound.
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.
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.
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Smell: Although sweet and somewhat tart, the strain’s tropical characters lend a strong presence of earthy, bitter notes on the back end. That sugary, tangy and earthy aroma is very similar to that of real mangos, but with a skunky twist.
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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.
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.”
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.