Donegal is an interesting hybrid strain of cannabis which tends to lean every-so-slightly to the sativa-side of things. Donegal was first bred by breeders at Tweed, a Canadian cannabis company that has been providing the market with quality cannabis genetics since 2014. This strain is considered by most to be a phenotype of the infamous strain, Chemdawg. Staying true to the Chemdawg genetics, Donegal’s effects are neither too-Indica or too-Sativa in nature, rather, Donegal provides a balanced high with effects that aren’t too much to handle. In addition, Donegal consistently tests for a THC concentration of between 18-19%, making it quite the contender.
The nugs from this plant are often oversized, flat, branches of olive and neon greens. Some amber hairs and a thick coating of off-white trichomes thrown into the mix make for quite the beautiful flower. Out of the packaging, this strain will quickly tickle your nose with the alluring scents of pungent, spicy citrus and earthy diesel. As this stinky bud calls out to you, your neighbors will also likely hear this very loud strain, so take precautions if you live somewhere smell is a concern! The flavor of smoke produced when burning this bud is that classic cannabis taste mixed with earthy and woody citrus and pungent diesel.
Unfortunately for some, Donegal is quite the hard strain to grow. In fact, most growers would recommend at least a moderate amount of experience growing cannabis before attempting to plant some of these seeds. However, if you can provide the care needed to keep this mold and mildew-prone strain healthy until harvest, you will be rewarded with high quality flower. Donegal plants have been recorded as growing as tall as 6 and a half feet, with yields of 28 ounces per square meter indoors, and over 28 ounces per plant outdoors.
The first thing you’ll notice after ripping on some Donegal is a slightly-less-than-intense cerebral rush that will quickly uplift your mood and boost your creative energy. Although you will feel mentally energized, you’ll also feel calm and relaxed physically. Your mind is now free to wander and to turn introspective, as a tingling body buzz reduces your aches and pains to mere afterthoughts. Towards the end of this high, you will likely experience some intense feelings of sedation and sleepiness. Some users have also reported intense cases of couch lock rendering their days moot. This intense relaxation has proved to be beneficial for medical cannabis patients suffering from insomnia.