Red Dragon is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing South American with Afghani. Red Dragon produces happy and uplifting effects with a sweet and fruity aroma. However, some consumers say this strain makes them feel quite paranoid, so take caution with Red Dragon if you’re prone to anxiety. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with depression and stress. Growers say Red Dragon is best grown indoors and has a flowering time of 8-10 weeks.
Red Dragon is an exotic hybrid cannabis strain with unique genetics. It is a cross between a rare Himalayan Kush variety and Utopia Haze, a landrace sativa from Brazil. The result is a strain that’s loved by both medical and recreational users across the globe.
The effects of Red Dragon are slightly sativa dominant, characterized by an uplifting euphoria that leaves you giggly, talkative, sociable, and happy. This is one of those energizing strains, making it a great option for users looking to enjoy the effects of cannabis without becoming lethargic. This makes it especially popular as a daytime strain. However, with around 23% THC, this strain can be overwhelming for some users, especially those with a low tolerance, so it’s best to take it easy.
The unique effects of Red Dragon aren’t just limited to recreational use. In fact, many medical patients turn to this strain as well. Its uplifting effects may help relieve fatigue and a low mood, as well as stimulate productivity and creativity. The relaxing effects of this strain may also help with stress or anxiety, while the physical effects may also help tame mild pain.
The flavors and aromas of this strain are very intriguing, boasting a complex combination of woody pine aromas with spicy, slightly herbal flavours. When smoking/vaporizing, some users also detect subtle fruit flavours or even sweet undertones as well.
Red Dragon is also highly regarded for being easy to cultivate and maintain, making it an ideal option for novice growers. It grows very fast and generally reaches heights of only about 90cm. It flowers in roughly 9 weeks, producing heavy harvests of up to 600 gr/m² indoors.
About Red Dragon
Let’s be honest – it’s hard to find cannabis that’s flavored in such a way to truly blow your mind. Like a fine wine, it’s really in the subtleties, and even then you’d have to be a connoisseur to fully grasp each individual flavor note independently of another. We say all of this to tell you that there is such a thing as a knock your socks off, sativa-dominant hybrid that doesn’t require you to be a full-fledged expert to taste all the wonders this strain has to offer. Red Dragon, a truly exotic experience by Barney’s Farm in Holland, is a cross between a landrace Kush from the Himalayan mountain range of Afghanistan and Utopia Haze from Brazil.
Though the THC generally falls around 20%, this strain has recorded lows of 15% and extreme peaks at 22%. This makes Red Dragon a consistently strong and energetic bud with a powerful palate that’s sure to intrigue. The nugs of this plant are reflective of the name: forest green and bright red with rich red hairs covered in visible resin. This sweet coating gives off a delicious fruity scent accented by earthiness and salty notes. The flavors are an uncanny blend of guava and tree fruit with an incomparable, robust sweetness.
This particular high is truly a feeling to be experienced at least once. It starts in your head and neck with tingles rushing from the top of your head down to your toes. These pleasing sensations are accompanied by a full body relaxation and a surprisingly upbeat and energetic vibe. You’ll definitely feel that giggly ‘stoned’ feeling, but find that your mind is in full work mode. Because of this, it may get overwhelming for some users and isn’t recommended for novice or new users in high doses. Though most describe this strain as near heavenly, some find that it causes dizziness and paranoia. One of the more prominent side effects is the munchies, so be sure to have your favorite snacks on hand.
Great for a spectrum of medical uses, she’s primarily recommended for pain, cramps, and mood disorders such as depression or stress. Because of the powerfully sativa-dominant effects, users who suffer from anxiety and PTSD are not recommended to try this strain as it has a tendency to agitate some symptoms and cause users to experience paranoia. As it is a stimulant, Red Dragon is helpful in the care of constipation and a lack of appetite.
Red Dragon is a moderately easy plant to grow with a flowering time of 8 to 10 weeks indoors and is not recommended for outdoor cultivation. Anyone with a green thumb can make it happen, but this plant is typically recommended for intermediates and above. Her yield is average to above average, but can sometimes peak if kept in cool, Mediterranean climates that are well-maintained and tempered.
This exotic flower has so much to bring to the table and for the right user, this just might be your next favorite. The fruity sweet aromas and truly one of a kind guava flavor of Red Dragon will have you coming back time and time again.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% Indica
THC: 10% – 20%
Living up to its name, Red Dragon is an exotic Asian flower that crosses Himalayan Kush with Utopian Haze. The sativa genes are dominant in this hybrid, which has a sativa/indica ratio of between 60:40 and 70:30. THC levels, which top 16% in available tests, are high enough to deliver effective medical treatment yet low enough to appeal to first-time patients and occasional smokers. Even so, the side effects from this strain can be powerful, especially the paranoia, so patients with anxiety may want to avoid this strain. Still, it’s an excellent tool for relieving depression, inflammation, migraine headaches, mood disorders, nausea, pain, and insomnia. It’s a less helpful tool in fighting seizures and other conditions that require CBD, since that chemical is scarce in Red Dragon. The high the strain produces is euphoric and happy yet sleepy and powerfully hungry, making it a good tool for alleviating wasting and eating disorders. The smell is spicy yet sweet and woody, while the flavor is similar. In addition to widely reported paranoia and anxiety, dry mouth, dry eyes, and dizziness are also possible side effects.
Red Dragon Aroma
There is a noticeable sweet scent coupled with hints of pine. It is a pungent odor, but thankfully one that most people seem to enjoy.
Red Dragon Flavor
Red Dragon more or less tastes as it smells. The fruity and slightly pine taste is followed by a mildly bitter aftertaste.
Red Dragon Appearance
It is easy to see where the strain truly gets its name by checking out the red tinges on the pistils and buds. In fact, at first glance, it appears as if the plant is on fire! Its leaves are dark and light green, and the nugs don’t look dissimilar to hot wings! You can also see the white powdery trichomes which look stunning when viewed near harvest with a jeweler’s loupe.
Red Dragon is a powerful marijuana strain, and if you are a new user who consumes too much, it could be that you begin seeing dragons! It is a deliciously sweet strain that lingers on the palate, and the high lasts for hours. It has a high resistance to disease and has a relatively quick flowering time, and high yields, so give Red Dragon a go and if you have the chance, think about growing it indoors, as long as it is legal to do so in your state!