Apricot Candy combines Paradise Seeds’ heritage genetics with those of a modern-day legend. From the Paradise side the mighty (and multi-award-winning) Dutch Dragon, with South African and Dutch genes at its sativa core. The other component comes from Thin Mint, a potent member of the Cookies family, which is responsible for its colorful terpene profile. The result is a plant that has stability and uniformity in its foundations, with the kind of extras which bring the maximum wow factor for the grower and consumer.
Aromas and Flavours
Are you ready to make your mouth water? Apricot Candy is a flavor bundle that will resonate with the canna connoisseur who will love its unique taste and silky smoothness. Its terpene profile is dominated by caryophyllene which gives its funky flavor added kick! In the grow room there are hints of apple, fresh figs and apricots have – sweet and fruity, like a fresh-baked fruit pie. On the palate, that sense of sweetness prevails with added notes of vanilla and ‘silky’ is the adjective that best describes the supreme smoothness of the taste.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Indoors: The sativa in Apricot Candy inevitably means this plant likes to stretch and this detail should be noted by those with limited height in the grow room who will need to restrain the dragon inside and keep those plants from going wild. However, the indica genetic element comes through in its sideways growth and also in its chubby swollen buds.
Outdoors: Outdoors, these plants grow like trees… In a Mediterranean climate, as expected, all that warmth and sun will fuel tremendous growth upwards and outwards. In northern regions growth will be less, but still expect the kind of specimen that could well be poking over the top of a neighbor’s fence.
Yield and Presentation
As flowering progresses the foliage takes on dramatic shades of vibrant reds, violets, and blues, bringing some excellent eye candy to admire during the growing stage. The sativa fuelled growth and solid branch scaffolding are complemented by its indica infused bud growth pattern, producing chubby, swollen buds. Where this strain differs from many Cali varieties is the frosting supplied by the extra resin production qualities of this plant, illustrated by the trichome layer covering the flowers like the dump of fresh snow.
Indoor Yield: 550 g per m²
Outdoor Yield: 1000 g per plant
Recreational: There is little waiting time with the effect of Apricot Candy, which arrives almost instantaneously with an immediate rush of energy. The + 20% THC content should come as a warning to the inexperienced, but the connoisseur will appreciate the enhanced sativa ascent – strong but clear – which lasts for half an hour or so before floating on dragon’s wings into a more relaxed Californian state of body and mind.
Medical: This one is not a medical strain for inexperienced cannabis users who could find the potency too much to handle. However, the predominance of caryophyllene found in its terpene profile is associated with an enhanced ability to bind to CB2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system with anti-inflammatory effects.
Suitable for growing outside between 50º n.L. and 50º s.L., Apricot Candy finishes at the end of October outdoors (n.L.), while indoor finish time is 9 weeks. The estimated yield is 550g per m² indoors / 1000g per plant outdoors.