- 1 What is Orange Crush Strain?
- 2 Background and Lineage
- 3 Types of High
- 4 Medical Benefits
- 5 Adverse Effects
- 6 Growing Orange Crush Strain
- 7 Quick Reference Guide – Orange Crush Strain
- 8 Concentration and Potency
- 9 Effects
- 10 Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
What is Orange Crush Strain?
Orange Crush Strain is a Sativa dominant marijuana strain known for its powerful and uplifting cerebral effects. The THC content of this strain can range between 15-22%. Its CBD content is less than 1%, making it an ideal strain for patients whose disorders respond to CBD. Orange Crush Strain is very popular in Colorado and Arizona on the West Coast, but it’s not hard to find it in other places. As the name implies, the strain’s aroma and flavor strongly resemble oranges.
Background and Lineage
Orange Crush is an 80/20 Sativa dominant marijuana hybrid created by crossing California Orange and Blueberry. The BC Growers Association first produced this strain in the mild climate of British Columbia. One of its parents, California Orange, is an old-school Sativa. Blueberry is a highly popular Indica that won the High Times Cannabis Cup 2000 for Best Indica.
Types of High
The effects of Orange Crush Strain are generally positive, uplifting energy which stimulates creativity. It induces mild cerebral euphoria, energizes the mind, causes giggles, lifts the mood, and reduces depression and stress. The effect is followed by relaxation of the body and mind, appetite boosting, pain relief, and nausea relief.
If you can get your hands on this strain, you’re in for a delightful, euphoric experience. It will help give you that extra boost you need.
The Orange Crush Strain typically tests at around 18-20% THC, making it an effective strain for recreational and medicinal use.
The Orange Crush Strain helps reducing anxiety, chronic stress, and nervousness brought about by particular disorders.
Some users report this strain being able to take their minds off from chronic pain and help manage their level of discomfort from migraines or nausea.
Orange Crush’s ability to increase the dopamine level, the chemical that causes one to feel happy, helps fight off chronic depression. As a result of its positive effects, patients who suffer from depression and anxiety often use this strain.
Also, it is helpful for people who have lost their appetite for some time (possibly due to chemotherapy).
Some Sativa strains are known to induce paranoia in newer cannabis users. Inexperienced users may feel anxious instead of finding relief from stress and pain.
Like most cannabis strains, it can cause a feeling of cottonmouth and dry eyes when smoking this strain. These are easily manageable with a bit of planning and preparation. Drink plenty of fluid before, during, and after consumption to keep yourself hydrated. Eye drops from your local pharmacy or drugstore can help you with dry or red eyes.
It is essential to know that the side effects of marijuana can vary between people. If you are taking any cannabis strain for the first time, take it in a smaller dose and only increase the dosage if it seems appropriate. You should always know your limit and stick to it at all times.
Growing Orange Crush Strain
Orange Crush is a simple strain to grow and easy to maintain. It thrives in both humid or dry weather and doesn’t require any special nutrients. So, if you are a new grower, it is the perfect strain to grow. Because of its high popularity, you can easily acquire seeds to start your growing operation.
You can grow this strain both indoors and outdoors.
Strains like Orange Crush are easy to maintain and require little maintenance, so novice growers should have no problem cultivating them successfully.
Growing indoor allows you to control the environment completely, including temperature, light, CO2 levels, and humidity, without worrying about the weather.
Use organic soil for the best result and pots with overflow holes at the base to avoid overwatering.
When growing this strain indoors, the plant can be ready for harvest within 7 to 9 weeks of flowering. In terms of yield, you can expect a return of approximately 12 ounces per square meter.
Orange Crush strain strives in a Mediterranean like dry and sunny outdoor climate with temperatures in the range of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimal environment for this strain to grow.
The strain is ready for a harvest in early October in the outdoor grow, with an estimated yield of about 15 – 16 ounces per plant.
After successful cultivation, you will need to cure the harvested buds properly to preserve their potency and flavor. The curing process lasts around seven days, with the buds hanging upside down. Ensure that you maintain a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity to 50% RH for best results.
Quick Reference Guide – Orange Crush Strain
Sativa dominant hybrid cannabis strain
Blueberry x California Orange
The Orange Crush Strain has small dense buds covered with trichomes and orange pistils.
Earthy, Orange, Sour, Sweet
Orange, Citrus, Sweet
Preferred Consumption Time
Preferred Consumption Method
- Purple Skunk
- Sour Apple
- Lemon Skunk
Concentration and Potency
|Indica/Sativa Percentage||20% / 80%|
|THC Percentage||15% – 22%|
|CBD Percentage||< 1%|
|Effects||Creative, Energizing, Euphoria, Focus, Happy|
|Duration of Effects||1 – 2 hours|
- Happy (60%)
- Uplifted (50%)
- Talkative (30%)
- Stress (40%)
- Anxiety (30%)
- Depression (30%)
- Dry mouth (30%)
- Dry eyes (17%)
- Dizzy (6%)
Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
|Flower Develop||7 – 9 weeks|
|Indoor Yield||12 ounces per square meter|
|Outdoor Yield||15 – 16 ounces per plant|
|Outdoor Harvesting||late September to early October|