Tangie is an outstanding multi award-winning hybrid strain which, in the space of ten months, won ten different awards at Cannabis Cups. DNA Genetics in Amsterdam has set the bar very high in terms of sheer quality with Tangie, making it one of the most sought-after strains among cannabis smokers.
What is the Tangie Strain?
Tangie is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa: 30% indica), which some say is a tribute to or a remake of the famous Tangerine Dream strain popular in the 1990s. It is a cross between California Orange and an unknown Skunk strain, but the consensus is that is most likely to be the phenotype Skunk No. 1, used to breed so many other hybrids.
Tangie is quite a potent strain, with THC levels ranging between 19%-22% and a CBD level of 0.1%. Tangie’s cerebral effects come on fast, resulting in a euphoric high which tapers off gradually leaving smokers of this strain feeling happy, uplifted and energized.
Tangie Strain Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
With a name like Tangie, it is not surprising that this strain has a distinctive sweet, citrusy tangerine aroma. Tangie’s flavors are a similarly tropically sweet, citrus and orange mix, making this strain one of the best tasting out there.
When fully grown, Tangie is quite a tall plant with small, light green compact buds. A Tangie plant produces a generous amount of trichomes with dark orange pistils that grow prominently around the leaves.
Tangie Strain Grow Info
The Tangie strain is generally considered to be of moderate difficulty to grow. As already mentioned, it grows quite tall, so you will need to top it to keep its height under control and to encourage lateral growth. This is particularly important if you intend on growing this plant indoors.
While a Tangie plant can be grown indoors or outdoors, it definitely flourishes more when grown outdoors, especially in soil and in a warmer climate. The more diverse the soil you grow the Tangie plant in, the better, as this will help those Tangie terpenes reach their full potential.
Feeding the Tangie plant a variety of nutrients will help to enhance its characteristic citrusy orange flavor. You can start off by applying above-average levels of nitrogen in the vegetative stage followed by high levels of phosphorus and potassium when in the flowering stage.
Tangie is naturally able to handle higher temperatures and humidity levels than most other strains. A Tangie plant will flourish in a warm, dry, climate with the optimal temperature range being between 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Screen of Green method (SCROG) is the recommended growing method for getting the best yield out of your Tangie plant. The SCROG method is an effective way to grow multiple colas rather than just a single top bud. By using the SCROG method, you are endeavoring to maximize the amount of light exposure to the entire plant.
You can use either nylon netting or chicken wire as your screens. Ideally, the chicken wire or nylon netting will have holes which are at least 5 cm in diameter, so that enough light can get through. After topping the Tangie plant, pull back the canopy so that the parts of the plant previously cast in the canopy’s shadow now receive enough light.
Over time as the plant begins to grow through the screen, pull it back down and tie those parts to the screen. The SCROG method, when done effectively, will result in more budding sites on a plant that typically would only produce one cola. More budding sites will obviously lead to a higher overall yield.
Those growing their Tangie plant indoors can expect a yield of between 14 to 18 ounces per square meter. Those growing outdoors can expect a higher yield of 18 ounces or more per square meter. Tangie’s flowering period is around 9-10 weeks and the ideal time for harvesting is around late September or early October.
Medical Benefits of the Tangie Strain
Tangie’s positive uplifting effect on mood makes this plant an effective antidote to mood disorders such as depression. The mood-altering effect of Tangie is also a great stress reliever and its energizing effect is useful for people struggling with fatigue.
Tangie is not really renowned for its pain-relieving effects so those suffering from chronic pain should perhaps look to other strains for pain relief. Some smokers of Tangie say that it has some benefit as an appetite enhancer but rate this benefit as being relatively low, only about 4 out of 10 for effectiveness. Likewise, Tangie isn’t really effective as an antiemetic either.
Possible Side Effects of the Tangie Strain
The main side effect from smoking Tangie weed is that it causes a dry mouth. Smokers rate Tangie’s dry mouth causing effect at ten out of ten. Tangie can also cause dry eyes, but this effect is rated very low at around three out of ten. Some find Tangie’s potency a bit too much and have reported feeling slightly dizzy, anxious and mildly paranoid. These are relatively uncommon side effects, however, and are much more likely to be experienced by a more novice smoker unaccustomed to smoking more potent strains of cannabis.
Final Thoughts on the Tangie Strain
Tangie is one of the most popular strains of cannabis out there. Those wondering about the quality of this particular strain need only to look at the number of awards it has won at the illustrious Cannabis Cups. Its positive effects, along with its pleasant citrusy orange flavor and aroma, make smoking Tangie weed a wonderfully sensual experience. Tangie’s potency makes this strain perhaps better suited to a more seasoned cannabis smoker rather than a novice. It can be used recreationally or medicinally to boost mood.
It is important to note that, while many seed banks sell Tangie seeds, the quality, potency and flavors tend to vary from one seller to the next, so it would be wise to purchase your Tangie seeds from a reputable seller.