A sativa-dominant hybrid of unknown origin, Area 51 has a sweet smell with citrus and floral undertones and a smooth flowery smoke. Area 51 is a potent strain that will give consumers an immediate feeling of euphoria along with a relaxed yet motivated mental focus.
Just as we may never truly know what uncanny vessel crashed at the Area 51 site in Nevada, this aptly-named strain’s origins remain a mystery. Its buds smell like newly picked flowers splashed with lemon juice and pine.
This strain is recommended for users wanting to treat high stress levels, depression, minor pain, or lack of appetite. Because it can increase energy levels, it’s a good strain for early day use, though it works well for night-time use. It’s not known for causing a knock-out effect, but users can sleep on it, too.
Smoking too much of this sativa-dominant strain may cause some paranoia. Blood-shot eyes and dry mouth are common side effects as well.
About Area 51
If you were going to name a rare hybrid known for its otherworldly effects and mysterious origins, calling it Area 51 was a really good call. This cryptic strain is of unknown origins, and Green Gene Seeds are not giving anything up anytime soon. Though, as one might expect from a strain of this stature, this is a full body high that will have you believing that the truth is out there.
This perfectly balanced 50/50 bud offers up high THC levels ranging from 20% to 23% on average. As a result, the effects on your mind and body are quite substantial and could have you falling in love with these little cone-shaped buds. Nugs are rich in color and texture with olive green tones and electric orange hairs that are covered in jumbo-sized white trichomes, giving it an almost alien-like feel. The aromas are floral and citrus with flavors to match, and are so easy to smoke it’s easy to get lost in Area 51.
Not for the faint of heart, this bud busts through the walls of your mind like the Kool-Aid guy and works its way through your body with stealth and ease. For recreational use, this is a fun high to take with you on the town. It’s incredibly uplifting right from the start and has you feeling full body tingles and mind-bending bliss in very little time. You’ll feel after the initial wave that your focus begins to sharpen and your desire to be social skyrockets. As the high starts to level out, you’ll feel the mellow sensation in your limbs spread to your body and utter relaxation will kick in and overrule the chatty nature of this bud.
Medical users rave about this strain for its ability to uplift and invigorate the senses. If you suffer from chronic fatigue, the energetic nature of this bud will enliven even the worst of your symptoms. Mental illness and mood or attention disorders stand little chance against this bud as it is by design focused on the elevation of mind, body, and spirit. This makes it a great option for anyone suffering from depression, stress, bipolar, or ADHD. The all over body relaxation makes this strain ideal for treating muscle tension and cramps as well as mild to moderate chronic pain.
While we’d like to say that this strain is as easy to grow as it to love, unfortunately, it isn’t. This moderate to advanced plant is hard to maintain in a home environment and as a result of that is typically left to the experts. If you can get your hand on seeds and want to take a stab at it, be sure to monitor each aspect of the plant’s life cycle closely as changes may not always be good. The secret life of this strain makes it difficult to pin down exact tips on cultivation.
Immediate feelings of euphoria are just one of the many reasons to love this lively strain. Area 51 is one of those rare and secretive breeds that makes you feel like a real sleuth if you can manage to get your hands on it. As this is a very social strain, when you do get the opportunity to indulge, bring a friend and share in the mystery.
Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica
THC: 20% – 23%
Area 51 is an evenly balanced hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) strain of unknown parentage due to a general lack of information about it. This super rare hybrid is hard to come by on your average market, although it is infamous among those who have heard of it for its super potent 20-23% average THC level and head-spinning effects. If you don’t believe in the power of Area 51 yet, you soon will. The high smashes into your mind and body mere minutes after toking with powerfully lifting effects that leave you pain-free and feeling like you’re walking on air. Happy motivation and creative inspiration accompany this state, giving the fuel that you need to hit the great outdoors or tackle basic household tasks with ease. A relaxing effect will wash over you as the high starts to level out, leaving your body in a state of calm and feeling just a little lazy. These full-bodied effects make Area 51 an out of this world choice in treating cramps or pain, inflammation, and chronic stress or anxiety. It has a sweet lemony pine flavor with a rich earthy overtone and an aroma to match. Area 51 buds have cone-shaped olive green nugs with bright orange hairs and a coating of oversized crystal white trichomes.
Area 51 is an evenly balanced sativa-indica hybrid that combines an uplifting yet focused head high with a relaxed body high, making it a perfect anytime strain for cannabis enthusiasts. Much like the top-secret United States government facility the strain is named after, there is not an abundance of information about the Area 51 strain.
Overview of Area 51
Buds of Area 51 are cone shaped, with an olive green hue and hairs that fall somewhere between bright orange and amber. The flower has a sweet citrus and floral aroma with some earthiness, and its flavor has similar characteristics. The lemony taste adds another positive element to Area 51’s appeal. Overall, it’s a smooth smoke that leads to a high that covers all the bases for Mary Jane lovers.
Consuming Area 51, it is common to experience a rush of euphoria with a burst of motivation.
Potential Positive Effects of Area 51
Area 51 pairs well with creative work, allowing the smoker to become relaxed and focused on the task at hand without an overwhelming onset of couch lock that would deter sativa consumers away from this strain. It’s a good strain for social engagement, as it makes the user talkative and lively while (in most cases) not becoming too racy or causing anxiety.
Potential Negative Effects of Area 51
Area 51 has a potency of 20% to 23% THC, making it a major strain with minimal side effects. Side effects include dry mouth and red eyes.
Lineage of Area 51
Much like the murky, clandestine world and high-level government conspiracy, Area 51 is known its secrecy, revealing very little regarding its genetic information. There are unconfirmed rumors that it is the result of a cross between Cannatonic x Alien Abduction, two hybrids themselves, but the lack of consensus on this suggests that we still have a lot to learn about the secretive Area 51.
What we do know is this hybrid strain delivers the best of both worlds to recreational cannabis consumers; a combination of typical sativa and indica effects that don’t lean too heavily on either.
Growing Area 51
Growing Area 51 is known to be tricky, and should be best left to more experienced cultivators. A full-grown Area 51 should grow between 40″-70″ in height, with bushy, yet compact limbs. Area 51 should be the flowering stage between eight (8) and ten (10) weeks after planting. Commonly, growers of Area 51 receive a yield of two to four ounces per square foot.