tangerine dream strain review

Tangerine Dream: Cannabis Strain Review & Information

Tangerine Dream is a very potent indica-dominant hybrid that delivers a powerful high both with indica and sativa qualities.

Tangerine Dream from the breeders at Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam has rightfully earned legendary status among those who will only settle for the best cannabis seeds.The indica hybrid’s staggering high THC content makes it one of the most potent cannabis strains and a favourite among cannabis users.

Characteristics Of Tangerine Dream

The winner of the 2010 High Times Cannabis Cup shines with many qualities, with its enormous potency being just one of them. Let’s take a look at some of Tangerine Dream’s most defining qualities.

Genetics 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
Parents G13, Afghani, Neville’s A5 Haze
THC 25%
CBD 1.8%
Flavours Spicy, Citrus, Sweet, Fruity
Effects Happy, Uplifting, Euphoric, Relaxing

Tangerine Dream is a 70% indica hybrid bred from G13, Afghani and Neville’s A5 Haze. Measuring on average 25% of THC and containing minor levels of CBD, it produces a fast-hitting high that is cheerful and relaxing. Complex layers of flavours add to a great experience. On top of that, it is relatively easy to grow and keeps the wait for harvest reasonably short.

Tangerine Dream (Barney’s Farm) feminized

How To Grow Tangerine Dream

If you’re thinking about growing Tangerine Dream, here are the strain’s most-noteworthy growing characteristics:

Grow Difficulty Intermediate
Best suitable to grow Indoor / Outdoor
Climate Temperate, Mediterranean
Variety Feminized
Height Indoor 100–120cm
Height Outdoor 100–120cm
Flowering Time 10–11 Weeks
Harvest period (outdoor) End of October
Yield Indoor 650g/m²
Yield Outdoor Medium

Tangerine Dream a moderately difficult strain to grow that adapts well to all kinds of environments and growing techniques. Regardless whether it is grown indoors or outdoors, it will rarely exceed a height of 100cm. This is an advantage for outdoor growers who want to keep things under the radar, as the plant can easily be hidden, so as to not draw unwanted attention.

With its compact size, Tangerine Dream is also very suitable for indoor cultivation. It does well when grown in soil and thrives when grown hydroponically. It is providing particularly good results when grown in a Sea of Green (SOG). During the vegetative phase, the plant may require heavy pruning to ensure optimal light exposure and to prevent mould. The strain has good natural resistances to diseases.

Tangerine Dream can benefit from providing it with quality nutrients during growth and later during flowering. Macronutrients such as liquid silica help strengthen its resistances, promote strong and healthy plants and help ward off pathogens such as fungus and mildew.

For outdoor cultivation, Tangerine Dream prefers a warm and dry climate with ample of sunlight where it can yield about 450g/m². Grown indoors, in an optimal setup such as in a SOG, growers can see slightly higher yields of up to 650g/m². Its flowering time takes a still reasonable 10–11 weeks.

Tangerine Dream: Flavour And Effects

When used Tangerine Dream combines the effects of both indica and sativa cannabis. The sativa qualities of the plant will instantly produce a powerful cerebral psychedelic buzz that is uplifting and euphoric, providing the consumer with focus and mental clarity. The indica side of the strain shows in a deeply relaxing, couch-locking body stone.

Tangerine Dream features a complex aroma profile that blends spicy and citrus scents with fruity smells. Upon inhaling its intense smoke, tangy flavours of lemon and orange are noticeable, which blend with fruity apple flavours and spicy tones.

Final Verdict

Tangerine Dream is a great choice for recreational users who prefer potent cannabis. However, given that it’s one of the most-potent strains available and has a pronounced psychoactive effect, Tangerine Dream is better suited for experienced users.

Written by: Georg
Based in Spain, Georg spends a lot of his time not only geeking out at his computer but in his garden as well. With a burning passion for growing cannabis and researching psychedelics, Georg is well versed in all things psychoactive.

Tangerine Dream is a very potent indica-dominant hybrid that delivers a powerful high both with indica and sativa qualities.

Connect. Discover. Share.

Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more.

Enter your email or sign up with a social account to get started

Already registered? Login ›

The independent voice of Denver since 1977

  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Recommended For You

  • Why Colorado Tokers Love Peanut Butter Breath
  • Ask a Stoner: Infusing Drinks With THC

Why Colorado Tokers Love Tangerine Dream

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

You have hits and misses when buying new weed. Lately, I’ve had a lot of misses. The weed itself has been fine, but my reaction to it — slow, groggy and despondent — has not been. Maybe this is a by-product of limiting myself to pre-orders out of ’rona fear and not engaging with budtenders before making my purchase (not that we’re allowed to smell before we buy now anyway), or maybe my body is just changing; lord knows the shape of it has.

Being the cheapskate that I am, though, an in-store-only sale was the only thing that was going to drag me inside a dispensary. And that’s when I thought I’d found my dream strain for curing my weed woes.

Initially presented with a lineup of potent OGs and Cookies varieties, I asked the budtender for something that was more on the straight-and-narrow path for daytime use but still flush in the flavor department. She pulled out something from the corner with the name Tangerine Dream. Although she wasn’t very enthusiastic while describing it as a “light high,” the mild potency was exactly what I was looking for. But as the world always proves, few of us ever get to live out our dreams.

Related Stories

Why Colorado Tokers Love Hardcore OG

Why Colorado Tokers Love Layer Cake

Ten Flavorful Marijuana Strains to Welcome Fall

Tangerine Dream’s history, a tangled web of different strains mixed together by the famed Dutch breeder Barney’s Farm, doesn’t exactly shout smooth sailing toward productivity. No, pairing together Afghani, G13 and Neville’s Haze sounds much more like a weed salad that ends with an early bedtime. Afghani and G13, both heavy nighttime strains, make me an oozing puddle of lethargy, and Neville’s Haze usually turns me into a lost, useless bouncy ball. Nothing about that combination says easy daytime high to me, but the budtender wasn’t the only one who’s described Tangerine Dream that way.

The majority of online write-ups list Tangerine Dream as a daytime strain, carrying the rare distinction of providing energy while also relieving pain. However, most user accounts are split down the middle as to whether it relaxes or uplifts them. Count me in the former group, because every Tangerine Dream session I’ve had amps me up for ten minutes before sucking me back down to earth, pummeling my motivation like a blunt of Lilac Diesel or Bubba Kush. Such calming effects would be good for medicinal purposes, but they’re nowhere near what I’m looking for in a daytime high. But what should I have expected from a strain with “Dream” in its name?

We’ve caught Tangerine Dream at DANK, L’Eagle, Lightshade, Medicine Man, Rocky Mountain High and Rocky Road. Every cut I’ve tried, including those grown on the black market, has carried similar up-and-down highs and strong citrus characteristics, but on the sweeter end of the spectrum, with resinous, sour notes of pine needles.

Looks: Like many Haze and sativa-leaning strains, Tangerine Dream has tall, fluffy buds with an electric lime-green color that stands out even more thanks to a thin layer of trichomes.

  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Smell: More sour and funky than contemporary tangerine strains, Tangerine Dream’s aroma builds its way up to a mandarin orange smell by the time it reaches the bridge of your nose, but not before dropping off earthy, floral notes on the way.

Flavor: Tangerine Dream’s flavor begins with resinous, earthy notes that swell before bursting into a sweet citrus flavor, much like a West Coast IPA, but less bitter. Those citrus flavors are much more sweet than sour — like mandarin oranges or tangerines, with a rubbery sourness that’s present but separate.

Effects: Consider Tangerine Dream’s effect “50/50,” but only because half the people who smoke it feel one way and the other half feel the other way. (What do you want from me?) Although some users report a light energetic uplift, I’m among those who feels a heavy body relaxation and grogginess. Whichever range you fall into, though, the strain has proven effective.

Is there a strain you’d like to see profiled? Email [email protected]

Keep Westword Free. Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who’ve won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism’s existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our “I Support” membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

Tangerine Dream's history, a tangled web of different strains mixed together by the famed Dutch breeder Barney's Farm, doesn't exactly shout smooth sailing toward productivity. No, pairing together Afghani, G13 and Neville's Haze sounds much more like a weed salad that ends with an early bedtime.