A-Train is a
true hybrid produced by TH Seeds. It has dense green buds with a taste of
menthol and a hint of citrus. Its high is typical of a classic stoner high –
euphoric and giggly.
A-Train also hits hard leaving you feeling
famished but not too lazy to go for the food in your refrigerator. The
couch-lock effect of this strain can be nearly overwhelming and cause some
users to feel sleepy. It is a feel-good high that leaves one feeling happy even
after the high fades. Some users report an increase in libido while using this
strain. The downsides to A-Train are all fairly common – dry eyes and mouth
with occasional bouts of paranoia and anxiety for some users.
Because one of the strain's first most
pronounced effects is the munchies, A-Train is often used by people suffering
from anorexia and nausea. Others use it for insomnia, opting to let the sleepy
buzz overtake them for a restful night. People dealing with chronic minor aches
and pains can benefit from the strain, but those with severe pain will likely
pass on it. Due to the happy high, it is also used to help regulate anxiety and
mood disorders such as depression. The strain is most often used for evening
and night-time medicating.
A-Train is half-Sativa and half-Indica. It is a
mix of Arcata Trainwreck and Mazar-i-Sharif Afghan. The strain was started in
Holland, and although it was bred with the intention of growing indoors, some have
successfully grown A-Train outdoors. For indoor cultivation, one has to
consider the choice between hydroponics and soil. Plants grown in hydro will
have higher yields, but those grown in soil reportedly taste much better. In
hydro, the plants can produce yields between 300 and 400 grams per square meter.
In soil, they produce between 200 and 300 grams per square meter. A-Train
plants grow wide and 120-140 centimeters tall. For this reason, they are best
raised as multiple branching plants. The strain requires anywhere between 53 to
60 days to flower.
For growing this strain with hydroponics, TH Seeds recommends using Botanicare
Pure Blend Pro and Liquid Karma to help ensure plants get their necessary
enzymes. During peak flowering time, they also recommend you add Bud Swell for
the best yield.