About Red Congolese
Red Congolese is an incredibly popular pure Sativa strain of cannabis. The original breeder of this strain is unknown, but the strain has exploded in availability and popularity in recent years. This strain is a cross between some Afghani Landrace, a Mexican Sativa, and Congolese. Most notable about this flower is that it took home the 3rd Place prize at High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2013, cementing its popularity in cannabis history.
Unfortunately, Red Congolese buds don’t take on the color red in place of the typical greens of bud. This minty-green flower is often accented with deep reds and oranges, in addition to being covered by a thick coating of off-white trichomes. Many times, pulling this bud out of its packaging will leave a sticky, resin-like substance on your fingers. Many cannabis users, whether it be recreational or medical, have written about just how tasty this bud is. When you open the packaging of Red Congolese, a mushroom cloud of dank aroma will quickly fill your room, tickling the nose of anyone in the vicinity. Keen observers have noted intense scents of cheese and fruit in addition to spice and berry. The flavor of the smoke from this bud is much the same as its scent, a fruity, cheesy flavor with hints of spice and berries.
Red Congolese is most often used by smokers in the morning or during the day. In fact, many report this strain being their go-to wake-and-bake strain, as its effects are incredibly beneficial to getting your day started. Lab tests from this strain have often reported the THC level falling between 18-21%. This, coupled with its potent effects, makes this strain great for medical and recreational cannabis users.
Immediately upon exhale, expect this high to fall somewhere in the middle between a creeper and a KO. Although it might take you a moment or two to realize just how high you are, Red Congolese is sure to get the job done. As soon as you become aware of your stoned state of being, your awareness and focus instantly increase. Many report feelings of elation and happiness being the leading emotions from this high. As your troubles and woes melt away, expect your ability to focus and creatively finish your work, do your chores, or finish up that essay to be elevated. While your mind is hyper-focused on the tasks before you, a slight tingling body high will alleviate slight aches and pains while amplifying your physical senses. This body high has reportedly also led to physical relaxation and arousal. As this high fades, your work ethic will slowly diminish as you are left in a state of quiet, peaceful, and restful tranquility.
This bud is described perfectly on this site. It’s one of my favorites! The aromas of it burning take me back to when I was 17, in 1980. The scents that fill the air are earthy old school smells and the taste is the same! Very uplifting. It’s a strain I like to puff on throughout the day!
Red Congolese is one of my all time favorites. It lineage goes back to '85 when Wick Family Farms crossed a heirloom landrace sativa 'Congolese' with Purple Zacatecas and then later with Highland Afghani to bring the flower time down to 12 weeks!! It's worth the wait and never lets you down if your looking for a real uplifting euphoric high to get the brainstem moving.