Sativa in effects, yet chock-full of therapeutic CBD, Harlequin is a daytime delight. Stemming from the OG’s of all strains, including Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss landraces, along with a Nepali indica variety. Which is exactly how it got its name ‘Harlequin’ as its pathwork genetics are similar to the patterned costumes of traditional Italian clowns. The strain's elusive origins has been genetically improved over the years, for a feminized version that grows tried and true, vigorously and with pleasurable results in yields. Today, the variety is highly sought after by medical and daily consumers alike, due to its 5:2 CBD to THC ratio, and 75% sativa dominance. Together, these traits deliver a truly exhilarating experience with effects. From a flower that’s sweet to the taste, in aroma and flavor, too.
Most consumers might shy away from CBD dominant strains, but no need with Harlequin. The strain successfully delivers a sativa fueled high like any other THC strain, but with the relieving and soothing effects of CBD. While you feel focused, alert and on-task mentally, your body is completely calm and relaxed. Traits that also make this variety an ideal choice for treating the symptoms of anxiety, pain, nausea and inflammation. For those sensitive to THC, or that prefer a more mild high - the tame cerebral effects make it a standby strain you can turn to.
First thing’s first when it comes to growing Harlequin, make sure you have ample amount of ceiling space. Considering, the strain can grow to great heights, reaching up to 220 cm in full maturity. It helps if you can grow the variety outdoors where it thrives the most, but the strain is perfectly suited for indoors, too. Either way, mediterranean, arid, tropical and temperate climates are the environments that nurture ideal growing conditions for Harlequin. Beginner growers can easily achieve optimal health with the strain’s ease in growth. Although training techniques can manage the heavy weight of tall stalks. In the end, you’ll be pleased to harvest yields of 400-500gr/m² in just 8-10 weeks.
Tall, dense and woody is a phrase that lends well to describing the appearance and aromas of Harlequin. The unique strain can easily reach 220 cm, and towers with medium sized, tight and dense buds. Its plants shine with vibrant light green colors that boast bright orange and vivid red hairs for an extra piece of flair. For aroma, this variety is quite classic with musky, earthy and herbal scents. Upon further whiff, you’ll catch hints of spicy pepper, and pine for a refreshingly crisp after-scent.
The aroma is pungent and slightly citrus in the earlier part of the flowering process. This increases and deepens with a more floral and earthy undertone from approximately half way through the flowering process.
Take our word for it - even though Harlequin is CBD dominant, you won’t regret the minimal amount of work it takes to help this plant thrive. As soon as you experience its mild, yet energizing effects, you’ll be hooked. This variety helps diversify any growers garden with ease, and adds a unique edge to any stash with its surprisingly alluring effects.
Upon opening a bag of Harlequin, you’re hit with musky, earthy aromas. But as soon as you light it up, you’re treated to a rich woody flavor that tingles the senses. The strain delivers smooth inhales, despite its peppery notes, and robust exhales that have an almost hashy type of aftertaste.