This particular cannabis strain has been inbred since the 1980s and is a very impressive plant. Its primary characteristics include its high resin production, its perfect balance of Sativa and Indica as well as its impressive citrusy aroma and flavour. This plant also gives an above average yield and its effects are strong and clear.
This makes it an excellent pain killer as its effects are impressive whilst still allowing the patient to remain semi lucid. It is also the perfect solution for those suffering from stress related illnesses, anxiety, depression and even insomnia. However the strain can have some slightly less pleasant side effects. It can give a user dry mouth, dry eyes, and some slight dizziness.
Like many modern strains California Orange is a feminised strain. Feminised seeds have become very popular as they not only improve the growing process but also improve the quality and uniformity of the strain. The way in which these seeds are created may seem simple but is, in reality, very complicated and should only be attempted by experienced breeders.
A female plant is treated in such a way that she produces a pollen similar to that of the male plants, this is called feminised pollen. This pollen is then used to fertilise another female plant creating feminised seeds which will only grow into female plants. This is very useful for growers who don't plan on breeding their own crops.
Since breeding is the only thing that the male plants are used for, these growers have absolutely no need for them. This means that the male plants take up time, space and money which could be better used on the female plants. Male plants also need to be removed at the start of the flowering period which means around half of the crop is wasted.
This strain has a flowering time of roughly 8 - 10 weeks and can be grown indoors and in a greenhouse, the strain should also be harvested in November.