An amazingly cerebral example of Cannabis cultivation can be hard to find. Thankfully, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Kind Tree is just that – a balanced hybrid cultivar that promises you a heady euphoria, without pushing you across the line towards a giggling fit you can’t quite explain.
First, it’s important to recognize that this profile isn’t just dominant in terpinolene – it is actually a terpinolene chemovar, meaning that over 50% of the entire profile is solely terpinolene. Typically we see balanced profiles with nuanced chemical varieties, pretty evenly distributed with some flowers really getting heavy in one or two terpenes. It is quite rare to find a profile that has a single terpene making up over 50%, so keep an eye out for all the chemovars out there.
With a total terpene concentration of 3.33%, this flower is already in the upper echelon of rarity in the Maryland market. The fact that 1.72% is solely terpinolene, solidifies its unicorn status. The layered complexity of the aroma is so intricate that at first whiff, one is overwhelmed by what seems to be a unique scent in and of itself – creamy, fruity, nutty, spicy and gassy. Further olfactory investigation reveals nuanced layers of watermelon, almonds, sassafras, lemons, starbursts, tarragon and fermented basil. All of this is underscored and sharpened by the lightest effervescence of high octane petrol … truly one of my favorite aromas in Cannabis anywhere.
Smoking on this delicious Cannabis took me to a contemplative and euphoric place that maintained it’s headiness for hours after my first toke. Burning down a joint brought me to a high that radically uplifted my mood, but never pushed me into a manic mental state. Instead, I cruised along a mellow zephyr of giggles and thoughtful introspection – one that I would recommend for any patient seeking an elegant mood boost to their day.
Total Terps 3.33%
This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of Maryland Leaf.
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