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Aloha is an energetic and tasty strain with roots in none other than the 50th state, Hawaii. Although its genetics are undocumented, Aloha may be derived from hardy Hawaiian sativa landrace strains. This popular bud is known for inducing an alert and thoughtful mindset, along with pervasive energy -- its fruity, seemingly tropical flavor is just icing on the cake. Aloha’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 18%.
Aloha sets itself apart with medium-sized flowers that adhere in almost globular formation. Though tightly-packed at the core, these flowers have loose, fluffy leaves that twist out along the fringes. The leaves themselves are a bright, yellowish green. Aloha’s bud are also notable for their unique and eye-catching red pistils that stand out in vivid contrast against the leaves. Finally, a carpet of cloudy white trichomes covers these already-colorful flowers, making them very sticky to the touch.
When properly cured, Aloha gives off strong citrus notes that are more sweet than tangy or sour. On closer inspection, this fruity aroma has a tropical edge, almost like grapefruit or pineapple. Grinding up or picking apart Aloha’s ragged-looking flowers unlocks their herbal scent, which is somewhat reminiscent of staple strain Haze. Aloha burns with a very smooth and easily palatable smoke when it is combusted in a pipe or a joint. This smoke tastes mouth-puckeringly sweet and citrusy on the exhale.
Unusually, given its pure sativa makeup, Aloha takes effect quickly. Shortly after savoring its candy-like smoke, users may feel a throbbing behind the eyes or around the temples. This odd physical sensation soon matched with psychological tricks -- some sights or sounds may be greatly intensified and take on new dimensions, while many smokers report a powerful feeling of time dilation. Once acclimated to the texture of this high, consumers can enjoy the buzzy head high that Aloha provides. Whether they’re inspired by random association or simply rise out of the ether, thoughts and ideas may flow through the user’s mind. This cerebral mindset can also be a good way to spark conversation and camaraderie with friends and strangers alike. Similarly, Aloha’s mental energy can be useful in clearing the smoker’s outbox and plowing through a mountain of detailed, task-based work. In some circumstances, the strain’s thought-provoking nature may unlock inspiration for brainstorms or creative projects. For those feeling somewhat less motivated, this bud can be fun for simply enhancing mundane activities like doing the dishes or the laundry. With not indica influences, Aloha is unlikely to bring about any pronounced physical effects -- although its potency may be enough to keep susceptible users humming along with sheer energy. A quintessential wake-and-bake strain, Aloha is best-suited to daytime use. Enjoyed at night, it’s very likely to keep smokers awake and wired.
Aloha’s fast-paced effects can have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its lucid and acute focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on a single task. The strain’s uplifting vibes can also temporarily take the edge off of mild to moderate stress and depression. Furthermore, the same ocular pressure that comes with this high’s onset can relieve some symptoms of glaucoma. Because it can trigger intense, recursive patterns of thinking, Aloha is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
No commercial breeders seem to have cultivated Aloha As such, seeds are not available for sale online. Prospective home growers should obtain clippings of mature, healthy plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although there is little public information available on best practices for growing this specific strain, we know that its landrace lineage may make for resilient plants that can stand up to adverse growing conditions. We also know that Aloha’s plants can grow particularly tall; indoor growers should trim back their crops early in the growing process in order to train them to fit in limited indoor spaces. Finally, Aloha is likely to have a long flowering time of at least 9 and as many as 12 weeks.
Aloha is a great strain for both relaxing solo time and party environments. If you bring this bud out in public, bring enough to share, as its pleasant aroma is sure to turn some heads.