Somango is a fruity, indica-dominant hybrid with distinct notes of mango and berry. Soma Seeds, the creators of Lavender and Rock Bud, have claimed responsibility for this tropical strain. It is a cross between three wildly different buds: Big Skunk Korean, Super Skunk, and perennial favorite hybrid Jack Herer. With surprisingly energetic and mentally-focused effects, Somango is sure to please indica and sativa lovers alike. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 12% and 23%; some phenotypes are also bred for moderate levels of CBD.
Somango sets itself apart with large flowers that are spade-shaped, tapering from a wide base at the stem to a pointed tip. The buds also have a sativa-like structure, appearing loose and fluffy with leaves easily torn away from their central stems. Leaves themselves are an olive green and are shot through with vibrant orange pistils. Frequently, phenotypes of Somango also contain streaks of deep blue and purple in their flowers. These colors come about when pigments called anthocyanins are agitated by cold weather as the plants grow; the process is similar in principle to the changing of foliage in autumn. A blanket of translucent white trichomes covers these already-colorful flowers, giving them a dewy sheen and making them very sticky to the touch.
Somango bursts with a tropical aroma that blends fresh orange with a slightly herbal, peppery note -- this flavor profile will be very familiar to devoted fans of Jack Herer. Many consumers also pick up on the distinct taste of mango in these flowers. The dank odor of skunk hangs out underneath these bright scents and is intensified when buds are ground up or broken open. Somango burns with a surprisingly harsh smoke that may trigger coughing fits. This smoke tastes herbal on the exhale with a fruity, fermented edge. Notably, Somango has no discernible grape flavors or scents; this is because the pigments that determine its purple coloring do not have a corresponding effect on its taste.
The high from this strain creeps up slowly, only manifesting several minutes after smokers have savored its taste. Initial effects emerge as a weighty feeling in the arms and legs, as well as a subtle pressure around the eyes and temples. These physical sensations are soon accompanied by a surge of mental stimulation -- fortunately, though, this bud’s pervasive body stone prevents the cerebral effects from becoming overwhelming, and mindrace is not commonly reported. With a relaxed body and an unfettered mind, the smoker may be more receptive to creative energy and able to easily brainstorm. Alternatively, Somango has enough sativa potency and focus to allow for concentration on complex, analytical tasks. In less productive settings, this bud can facilitate conversation and giggly vibes among like-minded friends. Somango’s blend of mental and physical effects also makes it an effective aphrodisiac.
Somango’s versatile effects can also be of use to many medical cannabis patients. Several consumers report fast-acting and effective relief from pain, both temporary and chronic. Meanwhile, the strain’s anti-inflammatory properties can soothe minor irritations like nausea and headaches. Psychologically speaking, Somango’s mood-elevating properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. In high enough doses, this bud may even lull insomniacs into a deep, restful sleep. Because it is unlikely to lead to intense patterns of recursive thinking, Somango is a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately, seeds of Somango are available from several online retailers. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to be on the taller side and, if nurtured indoors, may requires growers to do some early training and pruning. Additionally, growers looking to bring out Somango’s violet hues should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Somango flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late October when grown outdoors.
Somango’s smooth, wide-ranging effects make it a great choice for use at any time of day and as an accompaniment to almost any activity. Its uniquely tropical aroma may also be a great social asset, as it’s likely to turn heads if broken out at parties.