The Princess 75 strain is a creation of Mr. Soul, the legendary cannabis cultivator and founder of the Brothers Grimm Seed Company. Mr. Soul recalls buying a 2g bag of Jack Herer buds in the Sensi Smile café in Amsterdam. Despite being told that the buds were sinsemilla (without seeds), he says that he was “pleasantly surprised to find about a dozen seeds in the bud.”
Mr. Soul chose a half dozen of these seeds to try and grow and says “of the six seeds that I attempted to germinate, every one was successful, and I got a 50% male/female ratio.”
What is the Princess 75 Strain?
The successful germination of those six seeds ultimately led to the creation of the Princess 75 strain. Mr. Soul describes the breeding process he went through as follows:
- Princess (Jack Herer) x (Shiva Skunk x Princess’s Brother) = Princess 50
- Princess (Jack Herer) x Princess 50 = Princess 75
Mr. Soul didn’t stop there; however, he went on to create even more successful strains, including:
- Princess (Jack Herer) x Princess 75 = Cinderella 88
- Princess (Jack Herer) x Cinderella 88 = Cinderella 99
Cinderella 99 and another crossbreed of the Princess 75 strain, namely the Apollo 13 cannabis strain, have gone on to become world-famous strains in their own right. According to Mr. Soul, both the Cinderella 99 and Apollo 13 strains “were featured in High Times magazine articles (as being) among the top 10 most favored varieties of all time and have also been used by other breeders to create numerous award-winning hybrids.”
This gives you an indication of Mr. Soul’s standing as a breeder among the cannabis-loving community. So how does the Princess 75 strain fare up when compared to the original Princess strain?
Well, the Princess (Jack Herer) strain has a powerful high which has been described as being almost psychedelic in nature. It is known to lead to feelings of paranoia if over-consumed. Likewise, the Princess 75 strain is very heady and overwhelming due to both the cerebral nature of its high and its potency.
Smokers of the Princess 75 strain describe its effects as 80% affecting your head and 20% affecting your body. It produces a strong, potent, and energetic buzz which makes this strain only suitable for daytime use. Smokers of Princess 75 rate its potency as 8 or 9 out of 10. The Princess 75 strain’s THC level ranges between 15-23%, which makes it a pretty potent cannabis strain. Its heady effects tend to last for around three hours, but this obviously varies depending on how much you consume.
The Princess 75 strain has a rather unusual fragrance which has been described as being funky, meaty, earthy, and hashy. Smokers of this strain say that you can also detect a slight, subtle, tropical, citrusy aroma as well.
The aroma of the Princess 75 strain gives a pretty good indication of how it tastes. It has an earthy and hashy flavor, as well as a mildly tropical flavor, which is said to be similar to a pineapple. The smoke from the Princess 75 strain is said to be very smooth and has been rated as 8 out of 10 for smoothness.
A mature Princess 75 will grow to about 51 inches on average. It has a heavily frosted appearance due to a generous coating of resinous trichomes. Bright orange pistils grow copiously and prominently among the light green buds.
Princess 75 Strain Grow Info
A Princess 75 cannabis plant is rated as moderately difficult to grow. It may be a little too challenging to grow for a novice and there are definitely easier strains out there to begin your cannabis cultivating career with.
This strain can be grown indoors and outdoors but does particularly well when grown indoors in soil and when fed with organic nutrients. Experienced growers of the Princess 75 strain say that it remains quite small in the vegetative stage and isn’t a particularly heavy feeder.
In terms of lighting, an 8 bulb T5 grow light setup has produced some pretty amazing results for growers of this strain in the past. Obviously, the number of plants that you are growing will determine exactly how many bulbs you use in your grow setup.
(Note – A T5 grow light is a fluorescent light. The T stands for “tube-shaped,” and 5 refers to the fact that it is 5/8 inch in diameter.)
One of the big pluses about the Princess 75 strain is that it flowers very quickly, around the 55-day mark. This strain is ready for harvesting by mid to late September if you are growing it outdoors.
A Princess 75 plant produces a very generous yield, too. Indoor growers of this strain can expect between 12-16 ounces per square meter. On the other hand, if you are growing this plant outdoors, you can expect a return of about 16 ounces per plant.
Experienced growers of the Princess 75 strain also recommend that you cure the buds after harvesting for even better results. Begin by drying the buds. You can do this either by hanging them upside down or alternatively by placing them on a drying rack for 7-10 days.
It is essential that the buds are completely dry so that they do not develop any mold during the next stage of the curing process. When the buds are completely dry, place them in an airtight container such as a wide-mouthed mason jar. Seal the lid tightly before storing them in a cool, dry place, such as a closet.
During the first week of the curing process, it is important to open the lids of the mason jars at least three times a day for five to ten minutes to allow any moisture to escape and the buds to breathe. After the first week, you will only have to do this a few times during the week to prevent any mold from forming.
After two or three weeks, the Princess 75 buds will be sufficiently cured. You can continue to cure the buds for up to four to six weeks if you are prepared to wait a bit longer for even better results and a smoother smoke.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest known THC level recorded in the Princess 75 strain is believed to be 23%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest known CBD content for the Princess 75 strain is believed to be 1%.
Medical Benefits of the Princess 75 Strain
The Princess 75 strain is known to have two main medicinal effects. Smokers of this strain say that it is very effective at alleviating a number of painful conditions, such as arthritis, muscular pain, and lower back pain, to name just a few.
The second centers around the Princess 75 strain’s energizing effects, which makes it an excellent choice for sufferers of chronic fatigue or anyone in search of a much-needed boost of energy. Beware though – this strain’s energizing effects are often accompanied by racing thoughts and heightened paranoia if you consume too much in one sitting.
Possible Side Effects of the Princess 75 Strain
Smokers of the Princess 75 strain say that the most common side effects that they experience are dry eyes and dry mouth. Princess 75 is known for causing red eyes, so you will find it hard to hide the fact that you’ve been toking with this strain. Having big red eyes is maybe not the best look if you have anywhere to go or if you have a job interview that day, so bear this in mind.
Smokers of the Princess 75 strain have said that its intense energizing effects have led to racing thoughts and a feeling of being overwhelmed. In the height of these racing thoughts, some people say that this strain caused them to babble gibberish uncontrollably, even in public settings. Again, not a good idea to smoke this one before a job interview.
As already mentioned, the Princess 75 strain is known to cause feelings of paranoia in smokers who have consumed too much in one sitting. The potency of this strain and its strong, cerebral, and psychedelic-like effects make this strain unsuitable for novice smokers. Princess 75 is much better suited to experienced cannabis smokers who know their limits and who are accustomed to stronger and more potent strains.
Final Thoughts on the Princess 75 Strain
If you are looking for a strain which is effective at alleviating pain but which also provides a boost of energy, then the Princess 75 strain might be for you. Having said that, due to its potency and psychedelic-like effects, it is only suitable for experienced smokers who have built up a tolerance to stronger strains. The Princess 75 strain is definitely not suitable for novice smokers who do not know their limits when it comes to potent strains.
It is advisable to proceed with caution with this one though, even if you are experienced, as smokers of this strain have reported feeling paranoid and overwhelmed from overindulging on the Princess 75 strain.