Growing Tips and Techniques for Tropicana Cookies Strain
The Tropicana Cookies strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid, created by the crossing of a female Pink Panties and a male Triangle Kush. It has a delicious flavor profile of sweet fruits with a sour note and its effects are both relaxing and uplifting. This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors and yields a good amount of buds.
What is the Tropicana Cookies Strain?
Tropicana Cookies is a cannabis strain that provides a high THC content up to 20%, high CBD levels and a pleasant aroma. It grows short and dense plants and has a flowering period of 8-9 weeks on average. It produces heavy buds which are covered in sticky resin that gives off a very strong smell. The buds tend to get lavender hues as they mature at harvest time.
Germination and Seedling Stage
Tropicana Cookies seeds should be germinated in soil, using the paper towel method. Fill a plate with damp paper towels and spread the seeds onto the plate and cover them with another damp paper towel. Place the plate in a warm spot away from direct sunlight and wait until the seedlings break through the surface. Carefully transplant the seedlings into pots filled with soil and provide them with plenty of light.
This strain requires plenty of light (at least 16 hours per day) during the vegetative growth stage. Plants may need to be topped early on in order to encourage lateral branching and more even growth. When grown indoors, it is best to use CFL lighting during the vegetative phase, gradually increasing the intensity when the plant reaches around two feet tall. When grown outdoors, it needs to be planted in a sunny area and kept well-hydrated.
When growing Tropicana Cookies indoors, flowering usually begins after 7-8 weeks of the vegetative phase. Outdoor growers should begin flower induction with the help of darkness control system starting around mid-September. Buds form quickly and densely, and can be harvested in 9 weeks total. To ensure maximum yield, fertilize your plants with nitrogen-rich nutrients.
Indoors, you can expect to get about 10 ounces of dried buds per square meter. Outdoors, yields can reach up to 16 ounces per plant, depending on environmental conditions and quality of care. Overall, Tropicana Cookies is an easy-to-grow strain with good yields.
Pruning and Training
To promote healthy growth and increase yields, prune and train your Tropicana Cookies plants. Pruning involves trimming away any dead leaves and/or stems and can also help open up the canopy to allow better light penetration and air circulation. Training techniques such as topping, lollipopping, and main-lining can be used to further manipulate the structure of the plant and promote higher yields.
Harvesting and Curing
Tropicana Cookies buds will be ripe and ready for harvest when the pistils turn reddish-brown and the trichomes become milky white. Cut down the entire plant and hang it upside down in a dry, dark place for 2-4 weeks. During this curing period, keep humidity low (around 45-55%) and temperatures between 65-75 F. Once it is cured, store the buds in glass jars in a cool, dark place and enjoy!
Tropicana Cookies is a great strain for both beginner and experienced growers alike. It is easy to grow, produces a good yield, and has unique effects and flavors. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect to reap a bountiful harvest of top-notch marijuana!