Thanks to its association with the historical House of Orange-Nassau, The Netherlands has a long association with the color orange. Breeding company Dutch Passion takes this link a step further with Orange Hill Special, a well-balanced hybrid that's a cross between their own Californian Orange and Orange Bud strains. Orange Hill Special boasts a standout flavor and long-lasting effects, as well as a THC content measured at between 17% and 21%.
Orange Hill Special's designer buds are distinguished by a solid, elongated shape and a medium to large size. They have small leaves that adhere in a dense, indica-typical structure; these leaves are a pale shade of sea green and are made even paler by the presence of cloudy white trichomes. Finally, curly yellow and orange pistils twist their way through these colorful flowers.
When properly cured, flowers of Orange Hill Special bear the bold citrus aroma that their name suggests. A close olfactory inspection may also pick up on some sweetly skunky notes, somewhat like fermenting organic matter. When these thick nugs are broken open or ground up, meanwhile, they give off more of a skunky odor. Combusted in a pipe or a joint, Orange Hill Special burns with a smooth and particularly fragrant smoke. This smoke leaves behind a funky orange taste on the exhale.
Orange Hill Special doesn't wait long before hitting users with a double serving of psychotropic effects. Shortly after inhaling this fragrant smoke, consumers may feel a sudden increase in pressure behind the eyes and around the temples. This strange sensation is followed up with cognitive changes that may have smokers' thoughts jumping from one topic to the next in free association. Certain ideas or concepts may also seem to take on a new intensity. This sort of elevated, cerebral thinking can result in chattiness and sociability for those enjoying Orange Hill Special in buzzy party settings. Alternatively, it can enable focus on complicated analytical tasks. Those who aren't as interested in being productive can simply put this hybrid's potent head high towards daydreaming or introspection.
Around the same time that they feel their stream of consciousness moving more swiftly, users of Orange Hill Special may also feel a palpable sense of physical relaxation. Within minutes, limbs may feel weighed down, making exertion difficult for those who may be active. Despite this progressive slowdown in bodily energy, Orange Hill Special's initial mental stimulation persists through the latter phases of the high. As such, it's a great way to unwind while indulging in passive activities like reading, binge-watching, or snacking. Because of its eventual descent into sedation, Orange Hill Special is recommended for toking starting in late afternoon through early evening.
Orange Hill Special's versatile recreational properties may also be of use to some medical cannabis patients. Its tuned-in cerebral state may help those with attention deficit disorders to work consistently on single tasks. Additionally, its ability to enhance general mood makes it temporarily effective for treating the effects of mild to moderate stress or depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, Orange Hill Special's sense of body melt allows for pain relief, whether patients are suffering from minor injuries or from chronic conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may soothe irritations like nausea and cramps. Because it can bring about intense and recursive modes of thinking, Orange Hill Special is not recommended for those who easily become panicked or paranoid.
Dutch Passion has made seeds of Orange Hill Special readily available online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain's plants grow short and bushy with buds that pop up all along its strong lateral branches. In order to foster growth of flowering nodes throughout each plant, gardeners are encouraged to occasionally trim away any broad and obtrusive fan leaves. Orange Hill Special flowers within 8 to 9 weeks and is said to offer a relatively large yield of flowers at harvest time.
With its bold citrus flavor, Orange Hill Special is one strain that's sure not to disappoint terpene connoisseurs. Its balanced effects also make it a must-try for both indica and sativa fans.