Pineapple Marijuana Strain Review


Strain Overview

The Scoop: Often confused with the strain made famous by the Seth Rogen inspired movie (Pineapple Express), Pineapple is a masterfully balanced hybrid with lineage tracing back to Ed Rosenthal. An old school sleeper strain, Pineapple was originally cultivated by utilizing a select phenotype of Ed’s Super Bud. Mildly relaxing and seriously motivating, Pineapple’s terpenes and cannabinoids impart a sense of tropical bliss and an elevated logic.

The Result: Acutely cerebral, Pineapple’s high magically alleviates symptoms of apprehension, nausea, and unrelenting joint discomfort. Great for accomplishing a little anal-retentive house cleaning, this fruit-forward smoke helps those procrastinators among us become properly motivated.

The Verdict: Pineapple is a sultry escape from the daily routine and provides a therapeutic reprieve for the overly stimulated masses. One quick word of caution, individuals trying to stick to a strict carb-free diet should probably pass on this strain. Everyone else, have at it.

pineapple_marijuana_strain_review_flowerStrain Characteristics

Type: 50/50

Also Known As: Pineapple

Genetics: Landrace

Origin: USA/Pakistan

How Stoned Will You Get: 6.5

Average THC: 21-25%

Average Price Per ⅛: $40

Awards: Genetically involved in several

Strain Profile

The Science: While its exact hybrid nature and genetic makeup remain an online mystery, the strain’s overall cannabinoid and terpene content are slightly more revealing. According to a January 2016 batch of lab tested Pineapple, which can vary between cultivators, its terpene profile was highest in Caryophyllene oxide (1.24%), Caryophyllene (.60%) and Humulene (.58%). Testing at a relatively high THC potency profile (25%), the scientifically scrutinized Pineapple came back at .22% in CBD and .59% CBG. Predominantly considered a recreational strain by virtue of its elevated THC percentage, the CBD and CBG cannabinoids are beneficial for reducing inflammation, slowing bacterial growth, inhibiting cancer cells, and stimulating bone growth.

Appearance: Classically shaped, like an out of season Christmas tree trimmed in THC, Pineapple’s flowers are always a welcome sight – regardless of the time of year.  Sheathed by nature’s armor (read: trichomes) and dusted with holistic medicine, Pineapple’s resin encrusted calyxes and flaming orange pistils made this a standout strain in the late 90s.

Consistency: Resinous and mildly dense, Pineapple straddles the genetic dividing line in terms of consistency, thanks to its 50/50 Hybrid genetics. Sticky enough to leave the digits tacky after handling, in a pinch, the gluey nodules are easily dissected without scissors, shredders, or any other high-tech paraphernalia.

Scent: Succulent and savory, a quick whiff of some properly cultivated and cured Pineapple boasts a fruit-forward aroma with some subtle tropical undertones. Popular amongst breeders due to its genetic profile and flavorful terpenes, there are currently dozens of strains swimming in the Pineapple gene pool.

Taste: Tropical, sweet, and fruity on the inhale, there remains a slight hint of Skunk on the exhale. When all’s said and done, this balanced Hybrid’s flavor is nothing short of breathtaking.

Effect: After one or two puffs from your favorite bong or a well-rolled joint, consumers quickly feel the medicinal effects. Pineapple’s active cannabinoids and terpenes synergistically cleanse the mind and soothe the psyche. Replacing anxiety with euphoria, exhaustion with creative energy, and depression with ecstasy, the Pineapple high generally lasts for approximately 3 hours.

Strain Background: Modern cultivators owe a huge thanks to Ed Rosenthal and his Super Bud (ERSB). Because of Ed’s laborious work on ERSB, the modern Pineapple strain exists. Prolific and proud, Pineapple’s pollen contributed its genetic quirks and strengths to more than 20 strains (see below).

Medical Uses:  A versatile multitasker, Pineapple washes away daily bouts of tension, anxiety and unrelenting joint pains. Also great for alleviating an upset stomach, Pineapple helps those battling wasting syndrome to pack on the pounds.

Growth and Seed Info

Pineapple Marijuana

Pineapple Marijuana

Note: Trim, top or FIM

Pros: Short Vegetation Cycle

Cons: Flower Density/Yield

Original Breeder: Unknown

Current Breeder: Barney’s Farm

Known Phenotypes: Tall, lanky, lack of density

Seed Bank of Choice: Attitude Seedbank

Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks

Flowering Type: SOG

Growth Height: Tall

Expected Yield: Average

Garden Skill Level: Intermediate

Family: Hybrid Sativa

Related Strains: Pineapple Express, Pineapple Kush, Golden Pineapple, Pineapple Chunk, Pineapple Trainwreck, Pineapple Jack, Pineapple Thai, Pineapple Haze, Pineapple Skunk, Pineapple OG, Pineapple Super Silver Haze, Oregon Pineapple, Pineapple Fields, Pineapple Punch, Pineapple Purps, Pineapple Purple Skunk, Pineapple Cookies, and Maui Pineapple Chunk.

Breeder Quote/Advice: Go light on the nutrients and heavy on light intensity. As a Sativa, Pineapple thrives in warmer temperatures and higher humidity.  

About Author

Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

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  1. I tried the pineapple kush for the first time yesterday and was very surprised of the strength of the strain. Very good job BREAK ROOM STAFF FIVE STARS ALL DAY EVERY DAY

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