created by Colorado Seed Inc., is a difficult strain to track down. Noted for its small, dense nuggets and an aroma of pine and pungent terpenes, Afternoon Delight is described as an indica-dominant hybrid with a hazy aura that engulfs the mind and body. But indulge with caution, as this hybrid has also been known for its potency. Afternoon Delight embodies the promise of its moniker. It crushes stress as it cradles users on a cloud of euphoria. Uplifting the mood is a sense of happiness that forms within. It puts users in a state of serene tranquility as its bodily effects begin to take over.
One of Afternoon’s Delight most distinct features is its sedating comedown in spite of its Sativa-leaning genes. This can be attributed to its Banana Kush, a hybrid with an upbeat onset and a heavy-hitting buzz that settles in the limbs before lulling enthusiasts to bed. Meanwhile, its potent Sativa features are from Schrom and Tangie which Colorado Seed Inc. chose for its potency, flavor, and restorative benefits.
With 18% to 22% THC, Afternoon Delight is usually reserved for seasoned users. It can deliver an overwhelming head high or powerful couch lock when used beyond personal tolerance levels. Beginners may still enjoy the strain through pacing and moderation.
What is Afternoon Delight Effects?
As with many sativa-dominant strains, this is an energetic boost that hits your head straight away. It starts off with a tingle in the back of the neck and head that spreads throughout the limbs, giving you an utterly tickled feeling. The relaxing nature of the indica kicks in after just a few moments, smoothing out the edges of the high and leaving you totally at ease. The buzz between head and body are fairly even, leaving the user functioning, though totally mellowed.
Afternoon Delight’s name, though appropriate, can be misleading to novices. Its high sets on soon after the first puff, inducing a quasi-hypnotic state of drowsiness. If intending to enjoy this strain during the afternoon, be sure the day’s schedule is open, because this hybrid tends to glue its user to the couch.
Although the exact sativa to indica ratio is unknown, many have guessed that it would land somewhere around 70/30 with a strong sativa dominance. As the effects are typical of a sativa, it’s not hard to see why that conclusion was drawn. The THC of these neon green nugs is moderate, between 14% and 18%, and give off a skunky, fruity taste. The buds are accented with thin orange hairs and sticky resin. The aromas are much like the taste with skunk, fruit, and diesel as the prominent odors.
Due to its Sativa leaning origins, this marijuana drops a bomb of mellow relaxation, which keeps one almost careless to all the problems around. This long-lasting high provides a pleasant but not sedative relaxation and maintains enough energy to function. At the same time, this state combines with a feeling of euphoria and a boost of creativity. Moreover, all of this usually intends giggles, which makes it even better. On the other hand, don’t forget that it usually causes a couch-lock.
After about an hour or two, a light pressure kneads the muscles all over the body. It starts at the temples, releasing the tension that makes the forehead crease, before moving down to the toes. It blankets users in hazy relaxation.
Although rare, it is possible for users to become drowsy a few hours after using Afternoon Delight. Its euphoric buzz settles in the limbs and weighs the body down as it continues to persist. It gently cradles users to bed with its soothing euphoria.
Afternoon Delight is a pungent strain due to its potency. It has a fruity aroma with overtones of grapefruit which tantalizes the senses. Enhancing it is a complimentary tangy skunk. Breaking it apart reveals its refreshing pine undertones which intensify after combustion.
Afternoon Delight is a delight to the senses. It is like a tropical shake that bursts with sweetness of citrus and grapefruit in the palate. Coating the tongue is the taste of skunk with a hint of wood. On the exhale, it leaves an aftertaste of pine which refreshes the mouth.
Apart from a cottonmouth, users may also experience a condition called greening out. The symptoms usually range from a headache to a disorienting dizziness that triggers anxiety. At times, however, it can be a subtle but unsettling feeling of paranoia. It is usually the result of over consumption, but one’s disposition before the high may also be a factor. Moderation is essential to keep the experience pleasant when toking Afternoon Delight.
- THC: 21 – 24%
- CBD: 0.57 – 1.13%
- CBC: 0.41 – 0.93%
- CBG: 0.37 – 1.75%
- CBN: 0.17 – 0.28%
- THCV: 0.24 – 1.61%
Mild enough to keep an even keel though strong enough to treat a myriad of conditions, Afternoon Delight is a beloved strain of the medical community. It is best used for depression and other mood disorders such as anxiety and chronic stress because of its tendency to leave users in a euphoric, but energetic state. This energy makes it great for chronic fatigue and even those who struggle with a lack of appetite.
Afternoon Delight’s range of uses also include therapeutic reprieve. It has up to 1% CBD that, along with other cannabinoids such as THC or terpenes, provides patients comfort against various afflictions.
Its uplifting high, for instance, has a positive effect on chronic stress. It appeases the overwhelm feeling of dreadfulness that one experiences when over worked. Its ability to soothe worries assists patients with anxiety in calming down. In temporarily suppressing negativity, it improves the mood while also managing symptoms of mental health issues associated with depression.
Because of its wide variety of effects, Afternoon Delight weed is suitable for assisting with a number of medical ailments, conditions, and symptoms. Overall, Afternoon Delight is considered most suitable for helping with those who are suffering from pain, depression, and stress.
Its ability to put users into a state of tranquility hastens the onset of its sedating properties. In all likelihood, one will want to go to bed early and wake up feeling invigorated the next day. Not to mention, it enhances the quality and quantity of sleep.
- Flowering time: 70-79 Days
- Harvest time: 83-90 Days
- Yield indoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
- Yield outdoor: 4-6 oz/ft2
- Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
- Height outdoor: 30-60 Inches
- Grow difficulty: Difficult
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
Growing this plant is not necessarily as delightful as its effects. The seeds are rather difficult to come by and the plant itself is a bit finicky by nature. Afternoon Delight is recommended for intermediate to advanced growers with a system that has proper temperature control. You’ll end up with an average yield in about 8 to 10 weeks.
There are no available offers for seeds purchase on the Internet. Unfortunately for beginning growers, this strain requires some experience and special conditions. It is recommended for more seasoned growers with indoor growing systems, which provide accurate temperature control. The plant produces an average yield in about 56-70 days.
This is not to say that the plant has troubles growing in the northern hemisphere. In fact, it is rather sturdy due to the Indica influence of its parents. It will still need to be protected against harsh weather conditions such as heavy rains that will stunt its growth. Early winters are also another factor to look into as it may kill the plant overnight.
Alternatively, growers may move the plant indoors. It allows for better control over growing factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity. Pruning away dead branches and stalks is essential for better nutrient circulation to healthier budding sites. Along with is topping which will keep the plant short in a small growing space.
The Screen of Green works best with Afternoon Delight. To do this, growers must install a screen above the current canopy and then weaving branches into it. It manages height by keeping the plant from going beyond where the net is situated. At the same time, it encourages bud production since it evens out light distribution by bringing up the lower nodes.
Afternoon Delight flowers quickly, fully maturing at 8 to 10 weeks. Each square meter yields between 12 to 16 ounces of buds.
In the northern hemisphere, Afternoon Delight blooms from the middle of October up to the last few days of the same month. Growers can expect at least 12 ounces of buds per plant once ready for harvest.
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