Does this strain induce a sugar rush, or is it as fun as tooth rot? What can you expect from Cotton Candy in terms of smell, taste, and looks? Cotton Candy strain weed is one of the sweetest sativas available.
This weed was created a long time ago by the breeders at Delicious Seeds. They took the South African landrace, Power Plant, and crossed it with Caramelo. Delicious Seeds certainly lived up to their name with this one. The plant takes the best aspects of its parents and makes one hell of a strain. You get one of the best smell and flavor profiles around, high yielding plants, and fantastic effects. If all that wasn’t enough, it also looks incredible with a real rainbow of color on show. This sativa has lovers all over the West Coast, particularly in Washington State and Oregon, and equally in Arizona and Canada.
Around these areas, it is a fairly common find, but you should be able to track it down almost anywhere. Another bonus is that Cotton Candy tends to be priced towards the cheaper end of the scale in dispensaries. The low cost and great taste make it a favorite for those looking to make their own edibles. Now we go into a bit more detail about the different aspects of Cotton Candy strain, starting with the aroma. One of the things the Cotton Candy marijuana strain is most famous for is its sweet stench. The cannabis has a smell just like the cotton candy it is named after. Close your eyes, take a big whiff, and let the scent transport you back to the carnival. Underneath this candy-like scent, there are soft floral tones that come from its Power Plant parent. Cotton Candy is particularly pungent, and the smell hangs in the air even after you seal the weed away. This doesn’t lend itself to covert smoking, but in all honesty, a fragrance like this shouldn’t be hidden away. The aroma truly is mouth-watering and will have you begging to taste. Does the flavor live up to these expectations, though? The taste of Cotton Candy is just as sweet as its fragrance. There is a flowery aspect to the flavor upon first inhaling, which adds a sense of freshness. Upon exhale, the sugary, flowery flavor is joined by an underscore of earthiness with hints of cedarwood. The taste lingers on your palate for a minute or so afterward. It is almost as if the sweetness of the smoke has stained your tongue. It is a hugely enjoyable taste sensation, similar to smoking your favorite, fruitiest bubble gum. If you have a sweet tooth, these tasty strains could be just what you need! The Cotton Candy strain is a simply gorgeous plant to look at. It has been a long time since I was as taken by the look of a bud as this. The flowers are a psychedelic mix of vibrant greens, vivid oranges, and positively pulsating purples. To look at this bud is to gain an insight as to the cerebral effects it has. As well as offering a kaleidoscope of color, the buds are big and fluffy. There is a layer of crystal trichomes which give the plant a super sticky texture. Combine this stickiness with the fluffiness of the shape, and it is impossible not to be further reminded of the fairground cotton candy the strain takes its name from. This is undoubtedly one of the more eye-catching strains I’ve seen in a while.
With all this praise for Cotton Candy’s looks, smells, and flavors, we have probably convinced you to try growing some of your own. All the information you could need for a successful grow comes next. Cotton Candy strain seeds are readily available from the original breeders’, Delicious Seeds, website. You can choose how many seeds you would like with packs ranging from one seed for nine Euros to 10 for 70 Euros. As well as seeds, you could also grow some Cotton Candy from a clipping obtained from a healthy Cotton Candy plant. This clipping could be used to grow a genetically identical “clone” of the plant you took the cutting from. In terms of difficulty, Cotton Candy isn’t the most challenging crop to get right, but it isn’t the easiest either.
If this is your first attempt at growing cannabis, it may be wiser to start with an easier breed. Cotton Candy does require a little bit more time and effort than other, easier strains. With that said, if you can manage it, you will be rewarded with a beautiful plant.