This legendary Colorado strain was discovered back in 2003 by the Devil’s Harvest Krew, and is crossed with the exclusive Soma’s original NYC Diesel phenotype and G-13 Haze. This plant has an uncanny and distinctive tangerine taste and smell, so fans of tangerines and even oranges will love Tangerine Haze because it’s so well-known for being one of, if not the sweetest tasting and smelling bud you can find. As an Indica-dominant hybrid, this strain is the complete package: 10 out of 10 taste and smell, good potency of 11%-21% THC, Indica effects, and Sativa effects.
The Tangerine Haze marijuana strain has an uplifting smell, and the high itself would be good for users looking for a mental pick-me-up first thing in the morning thanks to the 40 percent Sativa. However, it won’t be so stimulating to the point it will keep you awake, in fact, it will help you relax into a deep sleep because at the end of the day, it’s still a 60 percent Indica dominant strain.
Tangerine Haze Origins
Hailing from the Netherlands, the Tangerine Haze marijuana strain comes only in its clone form. It’s parents — G13 Haze and NYC Diesel are cannabis celebrities in their own right, and are well known worldwide.
Like the paparazzi, we’re going to take a closer look.
G13 Haze Background
G13 Haze is an 80 percent Sativa dominant hybrid that was the love child of G13 and Haze that was made to create a calming but mentally uplifting user experience. Not advised for novice smokers because it averages a 22% THC profile, which is great for easing symptoms of depression, pain, and stress.
NYC Diesel Background
Also known as “Soma Sour Diesel”, NYC Diesel was originally bred by Soma Sacred Seeds back in the early 2000s where it won 5 Cannabis Cup trophies. This high-achieving strain also boasts a 60% Sativa dominant profile and usually tests at around 18% THC. As you could expect, the NYC Diesel marijuana strain packs a big cerebral punch that consumers can’t seem to get enough of.
By the name, you would think the aroma of NYC Diesel would be an unpleasant one; smelling of sidewalk garbage and car exhaust — but you would be wrong. It smells like lime and grapefruit had a baby, and the high is said to leave users feeling physically relaxed and emotionally uplifted.
Be forewarned that Tangerine Haze is quite difficult to grow, so novice or even intermediate home-growers should rethink growing this strain. The good news is that it can be grown both outdoors and indoors, but regardless of where it has to be kept in a “Mediterranean-like” climate as much as possible.
The flowers grow to medium size, dark green bud, and the structure will look similar to miniature pine cones that will appear dense and compact, or fluffier and more ragged — depending on the phenotype of plant you get. Its dark green leaves are covered in vibrant orange pistils, with a resinous silver sheen coating them.
Indoor growers can expect the Tangerine Haze strain to flower at the 8-9 week mark and will yield about 18 to 23 oz per square meter. Getting the proper timing down is strongly urged, and probably why it is such a difficult strain to grow. Harvesting at the wrong time can completely ruin the flavor, and its flavor is why this strain is so well-known and coveted in the first place.
The most important thing here to note is that outdoor grows for Tangerine Haze plants do require a Mediterranean-like climate to grow properly. If not — it won’t be harvested on time, and it won’t taste or smell like Tangerine Haze. But, if grown properly, it will be ready to harvest by mid to late October, and it will yield about 24 ounces per square meter.
Flavor, Aroma, and Appearance
While this strain is easy on the eyes, it’s got a pretty standard look for marijuana with dense buds speckled with red hairs that are covered in white resin.
The flavor of Tangerine Haze is just like biting into a tangerine; sweet, citrusy, and a little bitter. People who love and use this strain keep coming back for more just because of its flavor. While you will taste mostly tangerine, you’ll get slight hints of lime — which creates an almost cotton candy-like sweetness.
In terms of smell, it’s exactly like it sounds: a Tangerine Haze. Typically, most cannabis strains smell stronger than they taste, but this one tastes more like tangerines than it smells. Overall, Tangerine Haze reportedly offers a very smooth smoke that isn’t harsh on the throat or lungs and doesn’t interfere with the sweet, citrusy taste of tangerine, lime, or grapefruit.
Reported Positive Effects
Tangerine Haze eases users into a happy and creative fog that leaves that leave you feeling focused and uplifted. Since this is a relatively potent strain, make sure to consume this strain light in the beginning so you don’t over-do it and become paranoid or mentally distorted to the point it’s not enjoyable.
Since this is an Indica-dominant hybrid (60/40) — the physical and mental changes are great for cannabis enthusiasts who are looking for a great all-around high that can be used morning or night. Artists also sing praises to the Tangerine Haze gods, attributing some of their best work while under the influence of this strain, claiming it allows them to tap into different areas of the brain.
In fact, all creatives (musicians, artists, writers, designers, etc.) would be great candidates for Tangerine Haze for its uncanny ability to focus and fuel creativity.
What we love about balanced strains is that they truly offer the best of both worlds. Active users that enjoy the outdoors and always being on the go will enjoy this strain because the high Sativa content gives this Indica dominant bud a pep in its step — but without causing jitteriness or anxiety.
Weekend warriors who enjoy jogging, kayaking, cycling, or golfing will more than likely love this strain.
Tangerine Haze can sweeten a sour mood, and ease symptoms caused by a long list of ailments, including:
Not surprisingly, Tangerine Haze has a reputation for instantaneously lifting the heavy burden that is depression. The mentally stimulating effects of all Sativa’s are known to banish the blues, which is so important considering how many people struggle with the debilitating side effects of depression and dangerous pharmaceuticals every day.
Fact: stress levels decline when individuals have enough energy to be physically active. The strong Sativa influence counteracts feelings of laziness and lethargy, which leads to more exercise — which leads to less stress.
Reported Negative Effects
Like with most other marijuana strains, Tangerine Haze may land you a mean case of dry mouth and red eyes, but aside from that, there haven’t been any reported negative side-effects specific to this strain. However, to prevent a “bad” high — always go low and slow with your doses because taking too much too soon is what has led to a negative experience.
“It’s a good balance of energizing and goofy while also relaxing and calming. It feels like the first time I smoked all over again, and would happily use this strain again.”
“It makes me ready to work. I smoke before the night shift and it gives me the energy to unload freight, set up displays and get it all done happily. I feel laid back but energetic. Not like a stimulant, more like natural energy. Love it.”
“This strain helped put me in an overall better mood. It gave me plenty of energy during the day, but when I smoked it in the evening, I felt very relaxed and fell asleep easily.”
“ Aside from the phenomenal smell and flavor, this strain is great for Gastroparesis, IBS, and Chron’s type ailments. 1st and only strain I have found after years of searching that alleviated my gut pains after eating. I think this strain tastes like Fruit Loops, bts esp the concentrates. It’s not a heavy sativa and gave me no paranoia. It’s like a light breath of fresh air, mountain high air. ”
We think the Tangerine Haze cannabis strain would be ideal for those who enjoy amazing tasting weed that relaxes the body and energizes the mind. Ambitious marijuana users will fall for this strain, as will those looking to get off the couch.