Kryptonite Marijuana Strain Review


Strain Overview

The Scoop: Arch nemesis to those with superhuman tolerance levels, Kryptonite is a clone only Indica-dominant hybrid that routinely tests in the mid-20 percentile for THC. Celebrated for its galactic punch and robust flavor profile, Kryptonite is a hybridized cross of Mendocino Purps and Killer Queen. Descended from legendary strains of folklore status, Kryptonite’s parental lineage contributed mightily to the strain’s flavorful terpenes. Originally bred and cultivated at Oaksterdam University – even The Man of Steel respects the elevated power of this Kryptonite.

The Result: Consumers and patients alike covet Kryptonite’s therapeutic 85/15 Indica-dominant genetics. The smell of sweet terra firma, tropical fragrances, and an intriguing pine zest underscore the strain’s curative compounds. Identified as beneficial in aiding those suffering from joint inflammation and chronic muscle pain, Kryptonite instills a calming sense of elevated euphoria and a relaxed sense of well-being.

The Verdict: Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s just the countless bottles of expensive pain pills being tossed out the window across America as patients discover this strain’s remedial value.

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kryptonite_marijuana_terpene_profileStrain Characteristics

Type: 85/15  Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Also Known As: Kryptonite

Genetics: Mendocino Purps x Killer Queen

Origin: Northern California

How Stoned Will You Get: 9.5

Average THC: 25-28%

Average Price Per ⅛: $45

Strain Profile

The Science: This sample of Kryptonite, as tested by Analytical 360, posted an impressive 28.50% THC. Though not quite able to leap tall buildings in a single bound nor fly faster than a speeding bullet after medicating, patients definitely benefit from the strain’s many active terpenes and cannabinoids. High in Humulene (.48%), β-caryophyllene (.23%), and α-Pinene (.23%), the synergistic interplay between the strain’s active compounds provides beneficial therapy for those suffering from a host of stress-related ailments.


Appearance: Not to be confused with Kryptonite OG, this clone-only version of Kryptonite is visually distinct. Featuring a unique purple phenotype, its shape shifting calyx flash brilliant glimpses of fuchsia, interwoven with blazing peach colored pistils. When properly cultivated and cured, Kryptonite’s trichome-encrusted flowers take on some serious density. Straight fire-juana for sure, the bag appeal alone is enough to make a strong man weak in the knees.

Consistency: Like its namesake, these green nuggets with mystical properties are as dense as a meteor flashing through the evening sky. While no superhuman powers are required to shred your batch of Kryptonite, a clean pair of scissors or grinder is strongly recommended.

Scent: Kryptonite enjoys a sweet but pungent aroma that can be directly attributed to its active terpenes. Most often associated with the business end of a skunk, this intergalactic strain maintains a subtle earthbound fragrance with hints of sweet berry.

Taste: A blast of skunk-infused berries overwhelms the palate immediately after the first hit. Offering an amplified version of its initial aroma on the first inhale, Kryptonite’s collective flavor profile is earthbound and pungent.

Effect: Up, up and away…

Strain Background: The offspring of Cinderella 99 (C99) and the mysterious G-13 experimental strain –purportedly smuggled out of a federal cultivation facility in the late 60s – Killer Queen’s genetics played a major role in creating Kryptonite’s formidable effects. Credited with possessing superior genetics that allows for fast flowering cycles, elevated resin content, and extreme potency – G-13 is considered an Indica strain of Afghani descent. And, no slouch in her own right, the 60/40 Sativa dominant Mendo Purps took home a third-place trophy at the 2009 High Times Cannabis Cup in the Sativa division.

Medical Uses: While The Last Son of Krypton won’t find much medicinal value in this earthly herb, your average human will. The synergistic effect of Kryptonite’s medicinal compounds have rescued countless earthlings from their own personal Phantom Zone of pain. Pardoned from daily bouts of anxiety, unrelenting joint discomfort, sleeplessness, and stomach cramps – the Kryptonite strain is the real hero here.

Growth and Seed Info

Note: For those interested in cultivating this strain outdoors, she enjoys warmer climates and can be ready for harvest anywhere from mid-September to early October.

kryptonite_marijuana_reviewPros: Big buds and generous yields

Cons:  Difficult to find, easy to imitate

Original Breeder: Unknown

Current Breeder: Unknown

Known Phenotypes: Short, purple, fast flower cycle

Seed Bank of Choice: Clone only

Flowering Time: 60-65 days

Flowering Type: Scrog

Growth Height: Indoors 2-3’ – Outdoors 5-7’

Expected Yield: Skill set depended, this is a relatively high yielding strain

Garden Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

Family: Indica/Afghani

Related Strains: Cinderella 99, G-13, Mendo Purps

Breeder Quote/Advice: By using this clone-only strain in a light deprivation environment, growers are able to harvest up to five times per year.

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.

1 Comment

  1. Kryptonite is originally from Florida. It was brought to the Yuba County area by a man named Steve King, and his other Bonnie Metcalf, who is/was the founder of Yuba County Compassion Use Co-Op (since 1997). There are many seeds of this strain, although it is very difficult to track down. This strain is/was also known as Lady K. This clone only version, I’m sad to say, is not the original Kryptonite. However, it is bad ass, and should absolutely be sampled if given the opportunity.

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