Family genetics are the newest craze in cannabis classification. They make explaining the differences between Pink Kush and Blue Dream to beginner weed enthusiasts much easier. Families are groups of pot plants that have genes and phenotypes in common. The Tropical family of strains is somewhat connected to the Haze family, but also has many inclusions from landraces found throughout the hottest and most humid parts of the world. Many Tropical strains are also known for their delicious fruity tastes and smells. They’re often sativas with relaxing, euphoric, and borderline psychedelic highs that ease minor aches and pains while vastly improving low moods. These strains are frequently used to fight mental health concerns from depression and anxiety to ADHD, PTSD, and mood swings. Some of the more indica dominant varieties are also excellent at fighting chronic pain, insomnia, inflammation, cramps, muscle pain and spasms, arthritis, migraines, and lack of appetite. Most Tropical strains have between seventeen and twenty-four percent THC. They are often used in the creation of both 710 concentrates and edibles due to their fruity flavors and potency. Hawaiian Snow, a prominent member of this family, won First Place at the Cannabis Cup in 2003 and second place in 2011. It also won First Place at the IC420 Growers Cup in 2007 and the 2007 Spannabis Champions Cup for Best Indoor. Hawaiian Snow is one of the main seeders of this family, and has blessed its children with its tall sativa growth and delicious smokes. Many of these strains like Mediterranean climates, but they are comfortable with a wide range of growing environments provided they are well taken care of. This is a family of delicious and highly resinous plants that are very popular with edible and 710 producers. Below is a summary of this family, but you can check them all out for yourself by searching tropical in the search field of Weed Seeds USA’s website.
Tropical seeds are a gang of cannabis plants descended from a combination of the Hazes and landraces from Southeastern Asia, Latin and South America, and Hawaii. Their sativa dominant plants grow tall ganja bushes that can grow up to a pound per plant when kept in sunny and warm environments outdoors. The indica members of this family grow thick, bushy, horizontally spreading plants that do very well in hydroponics tables. All members of this family have a fruity flavor or smell and hit their users with a rush of trippy euphoria early on. Their incredibly blissful highs are suitable for social engagements and creative activities, though some of the indica varieties have a tendency towards couch lock and time dilation. Tropical plants are potent weeds, with THC contents between seventeen and twenty-four percent. They are often high in the terpenes limonene and myrcene which give them their signature flavors and smells. Many of the members of this family also have Skunk genes, making them more citrus than other plants. Some of these plants are award winners, like Hawaiian Snow. Others are mainstays of the vape cartridge, concentrates, and edibles scenes with their crowd-pleasing flavors and high THC content. Weed Seeds USA carries over two dozen Tropical and Tropical affiliated strains including Pineapple, Tropical Cookies, Hawaiian Snow, Hawaiian Skunk, Pineapple Skunk, Pineapple Haze, Chocolope Candy, Tangerine, Pineapple Chunk, Somango, Sweet Island, Green Somango, and family ancestors from the Haze Family including elders Neville’s Haze and Hawaiian Haze. You can read all about them and many more right here on Weed Seeds’ website!
Many Tropical genetics were engineered using a mix of Hazes and tropical landraces. Hawaiian Snow is descended from Hawaiian and Laotian sativa genetics according to some, but a mix of Neville’s Haze, Pure Haze, and Hawaiian Haze according to others. Many of the Hazes were first engineered in California before being brought to the Netherlands, possibly the Sam the Skunkman or maybe by the Haze Brothers themselves. In any case, many of these seeds were brought to various places around the world, consolidated like so many others thanks to the legal landscapes of the Netherlands, and proliferated from there to create lines of fruity buds that make users feel like they’re on a beach in the Caribbean. Hawaiian Snow is a sister strain to other fruity and humidity loving buds including Hawaiian Haze, Pineapple Banana Bud, Hawaiian, Baphomet, Goat Scout Cookies, Cherry Bomb, G13 Haze, Morning Glory, and Sweet Tooth. Hawaiian Snow has also made its own crosses, including Holy Snow, Cannabista, Ala Moana, and blends with Wedding Cake x Gelato 33, Sour Banana, Amnesia Haze x Face Off, and Amnesia x Do Si Dos. Hawaiian Skunk is from a mix of Purple Skunk and Hawaii. Ed Rosenthal’s Super Bud created a phenotype now known as the strain Pineapple. ERSB is a four way cross of original strains from around the world, mostly equatorial regions. Tropical Cookies is a mix of Tangie and GSC. Tropical Cookies has also birthed its own children in Tropic Truffle and Beach Wedding. For more information on these and six hundred other strains, check out our Weed Seeds’ catalog today!
Tropical plants are generally easy to grow, and come in a range of styles to suit many growing needs. They’re also adaptable, able to grow all over America with the right treatment. They have a potent THC content between seventeen and twenty-four percent, and are suitable for a wide range of ailments. Many of the more indica dominant portions of the family are excellent for tackling chronic pain and insomnia, while the sativa dominant side of the family is notorious for vaporizing mental health issues. The majority of this family has a light and fruity bouquet, with notes of spice and green herbs throughout. With our vast website full of information on our over six hundred different types of seeds, Weed Seeds USA prides ourselves on delivering exactly what you need. Whether you’re looking for autoflowering, photo period, unsexed regular, fast-flowering, high CBD, or low THC seeds, we want to be your online seed bank. It’s never been easier to learn all about your products and how to grow them before you order, and our excellent customer service team makes ordering your seeds a breeze. Simply put together your order using our online store, follow the checkout procedure, and wait five to fourteen business days for your seeds to arrive in subtle packaging. Weed Seeds wants to make sure you have all the information you need to grow a stellar crop before your seeds even arrive, which is why we provide detailed growing information available twenty-four hours a day right here. WS USA is number one for a reason!
Tropical seeds sprout in tropical conditions, warm and wet. It’s wise to keep your seeds away from any kind of moisture or excessive heat. If you’re only planning on storing your tropical seeds for six or eight weeks, leaving them in the package they were sent to you in and leaving that package in a dark and dry drawer where they won’t be crushed or accidentally have moisture spilled on them is relatively safe. However, more precautions should probably be taken if you’re planning to store your seeds for any longer. Don’t handle your seeds with bare hands, as bacteria and oils on human hands can impact the health of seeds in the long term. If you’re just about to put them in the ground and you’ve just washed your hands, you’re probably safe. However, if you are planning on storing the seeds with others, or for an extended period of time, always use a clean glove or tweezers. While cannabis seeds don’t need to be stratified, or given a period of cold temperatures in order to show them when to germinate, they will keep well at low temperatures so long as the humidity is low. It can be risky to put seeds in fridges due to inconsistent temperatures and humidity that can cause seeds to freeze or rot. The most optimal place to keep seeds for up to six months is in a root cellar with a relative humidity of between eight and ten percent. Weed Seeds loves helping you grow your greatest crop ever, even six months from now.
The trick to getting Tropical seeds to germinate is to use the most reliable low-tech method and to not bother them too much until they’re ready to go. To begin, it’s wise to soak your seeds in a cup of distilled water overnight. The next morning, drain a lot of the water out and put the seeds and some of the water onto a paper towel that has been put on a clean dinner plate. Get the paper towel wet enough with distilled water that it’s all wet, but not so much that it leaves puddles on the plate when you lift up the towel. Once the paper towels are at the right moisture, make sure all your seeds have at least an inch radius of space so they won’t grow into one another. Place another wet paper towel on top of your seeds, and then a plate face to face with the other one, to create a somewhat closed off dome that can retain moisture but still allow air to flow through to some extent. Leave this arrangement of plates in a warm and dark spot in the house where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate a lot. Watch the seeds and the paper towels carefully over the next week. The seeds should sprout within a day, and will be ready to transplant within a week. All seeds bought from WS USA have a high germination rate that’s sure to bring you satisfaction with your grow.
Tropical plants like temperatures between seventy-four and eight-two degrees Fahrenheit depending on their strain and the growing phase they’re in. Some of this family can get quite large due to their sativa landrace genetics, while others like Hawaiian Skunk plants are much smaller due to their indica leaning genetics. Many of the smaller plants like to grow horizontally and benefit enormously from a little bit of pruning to improve the airflow to their innermost branches. Sativa-dominant tall plants can be encouraged to grow in a similar fashion with topping and FIMming. Topping chops the plant to the first node of the newest central growth, while FIMming only takes the leaf matter from the topmost leaves. Tropical plants like a soil pH of around six point two, with six point five also being acceptable. The autoflowering varieties among this family can do very well in any manner of environments. Autoflowering plants need fewer nutrient inputs than other plants, but they still like to get some extra nitrogen during vegetation, some added calcium and magnesium as they are flipped, and extra potassium and phosphorus during flowering. Tropical Cookies can be grown just about anywhere using any kind of growing medium, as can many of the Tropical family. However, it’s generally considered a best practice to use organic soil for cannabis in order to bring out its complex flavors. Hydroponics are preferred when the crop doesn’t have to be perfect but needs to be done quickly and in uniform fashion. For the most potent chronic plants you’ve ever had in your life, come to Weed Seeds!
Tropical plants benefit enormously from a few simple low stress training techniques including the Screen of Green, or ScrOG, and the Sea of Green. These techniques are used when there is not a lot of vertical space for the plants to grow in, or when growers want to maximize their yields from each plant by exposing more of it to direct light. The Screen of Green uses mesh to suppress large leaves of plants, while bud sites are woven through so they can take advantage of the abundant direct light above. The Sea of Green is a technique that packs many small plants into a small space and causes them to grow wrapped around one another for support. These tiny plants are then flipped to flower early, creating one huge bud cola on each tiny plant. Purple Hawaii Skunk needs a little bit of extra care, but does very well in a Sea of Green technique. Hawaiian Snow has a tendency to get quite tall outdoors, but can be used quite successfully indoors using a ScrOG. Tropical Cookies is another strain that does well indoors, where it can double its yield when grown with low stress techniques. When grown using hydroponics, most Tropical strain plants like a pH of around five point eight. Tropical plants like temperatures around seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit indoors. Humidity can be in the mid-fifties during vegetation but should be dropped down to the high thirties during flowering. Whether you’re populating a warehouse or a closet, WS USA has all the information you need to make the most of your growing space!
Many Tropical family plants are adaptable when it comes to the environment they are growing in so long as they are supplied with temperatures in the mid to high seventies. That being said, just because these are Tropical plants doesn’t mean they love humidity. Most Tropical family strains will thrive in a Mediterranean climate like Southern California. However, even a summer in New England can produce some beautiful results provided you’ve kept the airflow around your plants high and protected them from pests and rain. Hawaiian Snow and its relatives can get quite large when it’s outdoors and in soil that it can make a large taproot in. If you live somewhere with quite a long growing season, and have a spot that gets plenty of sun and air flow, you’ve got your work cut out for you! Tropical Cookies like to be inside by the end of October in places with this kind of atmosphere. Autoflowering Tropical Cookies might not get to its optimal yields when growing outdoors, but the exposure to cooler nighttime temperatures during the later stages of its flowering can help it produce beautiful purple buds thanks to its GSC genetics. Its autoflowering genes also mean that you can let the sun do its work without having to meddle with complicated lighting switches. Greenhouses are a great choice for photoperiod plants that want a totally lightless twelve hours during their flowering phase. This has the added benefit of protecting plants from rain. When you want sneaky growing hacks and fabulous genetics, you come to WS!
Most Tropical strains are true to their names, and carry the smell of mangos, papayas, citrus fruits, coconuts, guavas, passionfruit, and other tropical crops high in things like myrcene and limonene. These are, in fact, the two most common terpenes in Tropical strain flowers. The scent profile of Purple Hawaii Skunk for example is a pungent, earthy pong with citrus notes. Hawaiian Snow has a sweet aroma and taste, with notes of citrus and tropical fruits in the mouth and pine in the nose. Limonene, linalool, and myrcene are the main terpenes in Hawaiian Snow, with linalool and limonene giving it that fresh scent. The fragrance of Hawaiian Skunk is earthy, like ground coffee, but surprisingly full of notes of pine and sweet caramelized sugars. The Skunk parts of its bouquet are present after the joint is lit. Pungent citrus and dank notes permeate Hawaiian Skunk’s silage once it’s lit, with hints of pine jumping out. Tropical Cookies smells like orange peels and fresh soil, with a sugariness that hangs in the air long after the joint has been snuffed out. Many of these smells appear on the plants quite early in their flowering phases, shifting from pungent skunk to light pineapple as the buds grow and cure. This family has a tendency to smell that same sweet and skunky way when in the jar, with the earthy and spicy notes of some strains coming out most when buds are ground up. Whether you’re looking for tropical fruit flavors or skunky dankness, Weed Seeds carries over six hundred varieties to suit any discerning nose!
The Tropical family generally have flowering times between seven and eleven weeks. Purple Hawaiian Skunk has a flowering time of seven to nine weeks. Hawaiian Skunk and Pineapple’s flowering period is between eight and ten weeks. Hawaiian Snow and Tropical Cookies seeds take nine to eleven weeks of flowering time to mature. Most Tropical plants do their most productive and delicious work when given ample time to both vegetate and flower. That isn’t to say that rapid flowering indoor hydroponic techniques won’t work, just that large plants generally grow more buds than small plants, and large plants take quite some time to grow. Flowering time is an estimate of how long it will take a crop to go from budding to maturity, and when exactly to harvest is more a matter of the plant’s readiness than a strictly held number of days. To make the wisest harvest call for your weed, it’s advisable to use a magnifying glass to watch the trichomes of your plants. Trichomes will begin their lives clear, but become white and opaque as they fill with THCA, the acid that turns into THC. If the plant is left to grow past its peak THC production moment, the THC will begin to turn into CBN. CBN, short for cannabinol, creates a much mellower and more sedative high than THC. To harvest your plants at their most potent, cut them when three-quarters of the trichomes are white. When you buy your seeds from WS USA, we’re committed to helping you grow the crop of your dreams every time.
The yield of Tropical strains is quite good, and they do well indoors where they benefit from precise environmental conditions, low stress training, and consistent and intense light. Hawaiian Snow plants can produce half a pound to four hundred grams per meter or three to five hundred grams per plant. Hawaiian Skunk and Purple Hawaii Skunk can grow a little more than a pound per square meter or per plant. Even the autoflowering versions of Pineapple and Tropical Cookies can produce up to a pound of bud per square meter of low stress treatment growing space when grown indoors, though they can only produce around half of that amount per plant outdoors. You can help to increase the yield of your plants by feeding them properly with plenty of nitrogen during their vegetative phase. It’s worthwhile to slow down your production if you’re growing just a few plants. Give them up to three months to vegetate, especially varieties that get tall like Hawaiian Snow. While intense producti