History & Genetics
Papaya is an indica dominant strain that smells and tastes strongly of mango and carries a THC count range between 20 and 25 percent. It's the product of Nirvana Seeds and owes it's indica effects to the pure landrace Afghani indica in it's heritage. Nirvana bred the strain from K.C. Brains' Mango strain.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
Papaya produces bright green nugs that give off a bit of a sour, funky smell. When you smoke this strain, you can expect a sweet, spicy flavor with notes of black pepper and herbs.
Sporting a very classic indica stone, this strain's bodily effect are often described as narcotic. The effects set in heavily, numbing the whole body but causing users to feel lazy and tired. Still it is not without cerebral effects as it has a light mood elevating effect that can be very relaxing. There are those that find this strain frees up their mind to be more focused and creative. While the most often reported downside to Papaya is still cotton mouth, dizziness and headaches precede dry eyes which is then followed by anxiety.
As with many strains that carry potent indica effects, this strain should be used later on in the afternoon or at night. The powerful body high that Papaya provides may numb out even the most severe of chronic aches and pains. It may provide sleep to the sleepless sufferers of insomnia. Also such effects may reduce nausea and increase appetite to overcome anorexia and other eating disorders. On the other hand, the cerebral effects may help reduce stress and anxiety.
This strain that can be grown by new and experienced growers with ease inside, outside or in a greenhouse. It is suitable for the Sea of Green method. For the best aroma and flavor, Papaya should be grown outdoors. Flowering times for Papaya are short, it usually finishes within eight weeks and can produce up to 150 grams indoors or up to 800 grams at full height outside.