The cannabis strain Harlequin is a sativa that bares an earthy, sweet mango-like smell and taste that can either/also be woody/piney. Its buds are a dark green with dark red hairs when ready for harvest.
The parent strains of Harlequin are three sativas: Colombian Gold, Thai, and Swiss Sativa.
Thought its THC content is low, averaging between 5-10%, it’s mostly renowned for its CBD content which can sometimes reach up to 11%. That makes this strain a perfect choice for medical users who are combating serious ailments and not looking to get too high. However, this is also a good strain for novice consumers as it will more than likely uplift one’s mood, relieve aches and pains – all while keeping paranoia at bay since CBD is known to counter-act THC’s paranoia inducing effects.
This strain is a good choice for novice growers, being easy to cultivate within 60-70 days. It’s not recommended to over extend the flowering period, for it will reduce the poetency of the CBD content. Harlequin plants do become quite dense, its colas needing support closer to harvest time.
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