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Mandarin Sunset

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 19.75 - 21.75%

CBD 0.56 - 0.89%

Effect Relaxed

Side Effect Dry eyes

Flavor Citrus

All About Mandarin Sunset Strain


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Mandarin Sunset strain has mostly Indica genetics and features Herijuana as one of its parent strains. Its THC content is measured at between 19.75% and 21.75%. The list of cannabinoids that are lab-tested in the plant is indicated below:

  • CBD 0.56-0.89%
  • CBC 0.26-0.84%
  • CBG 0.1-1.18%
  • CBN 0.21-0.32%
  • THCV 0.32-1.03%

This particular weed packs a pretty high THC concentration and is recommended for smoking by experienced stoners. The strain is wonderful in terms of aromas and effects and has been chosen to spawn a new line of cannabis hybrid cultivars under the name of “Mandarine.” Most of them are associated with spicy and sweet flavors.

Fragrances and Flavors

Mandarin Sunset carries a combo of aromas; however, the prevalent scent is citrus with peppery notes. The sabinene terpene is responsible for this odor. Users report skunk notes as the bottom layer of aromas due to ocimene, with sweet undertones due to myrcene.

Mandarin Sunset Strain Effects

The onset of action caused by the Mandarin Sunset weed strain may seem light to some consumers. Hooked on this effect, people can consume too much of it. The high starts slowly, but it is long-lasting and can make users relaxed for hours. Feeling unfocused and happy, smokers find their pains and aches vanish. Specific improvements are reported in the digestion system since the cultivar increases appetite. Patients diagnosed with inflammation and muscle spasms may also feel relief after smoking.

This marijuana affects everyone differently and may cause negative reactions in some individuals:

  • Dry eyes
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue

If you overdose, nothing will keep you from slipping into couch-lock. It may help people who try to combat insomnia but can be surprising for those unprepared for the severe Indica zone they enter.

Info for Growers

Experienced gardeners love to grow the Mandarin Sunset strain, while this process can be complicated for novice growers. One of the reasons is its high stature. The plants tend to grow tall and can amount to 60’’-80’’ for indoor conditions and more than 90’’ in outdoor settings. Typically, the blooming phase lasts 53-66 days. From seed to harvest, the flowers are ready for chopping in 72 days. The strain yields 1-2 oz./ft2 indoors and 15-20 oz./plant outdoors. The bushes are characterized by green and purple leaves, reddish hairs on the buds, and beautiful flowers with a rich color palette akin to the sunset it was named for. You can find the seeds in online stores.

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Mandarin Sunset Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 19.75 - 21.75%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.56 - 0.89%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.26 - 0.84%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.1 - 1.18%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.21 - 0.32%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.32 - 1.03%

Mandarin Sunset Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.1%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.21%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.11%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.02%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.05%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.05%
Sabinene Sabinene is a terpene with a peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piney aroma, presented in Norway spruce, Holm oak trees, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds. Found in cannabis in small quantities. Allegedly, sabinene has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 0.26%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.01%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.11%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.08%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 53 - 66 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Difficult
Harvest time 72 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

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User Reviews 17


I picked up some Mandarin Sunset Diamonds this morning and it’s great. I taste a very strong citrus after taste and the effects are long lasting and just solid af.

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The market is flooded with citrusy weed so I thought this is just another one lemony, spicy kind . Luckily I was intrigued enough to try it. The best way I could describe it is charming and mystical. Also, I can understand why people praise the buzz. I enjoyed every session and hope to have more in the future.

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If I have to recommend one strain, suitable for mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Potent, but not too strong. With both energizing and calming effect. Good for your body and mind, a long-lasting quick hitter with great aroma and taste… then I would most certainly recommend Mandarin Sunset. You’re welcome!

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Indeed… the growers outdid themselves with this one! This strain is very close to perfection. Everything about it is so profound and elegant. I like to roll the joint, pour some wine and relax with happy thoughts. Always a very positive effect and slow calm down.

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They mixed it soooo bloody well! Perfect Indica dominant mixture, with a fruity flavor and just the right amount of THC to give you that special feeling of calmness and serenity. You can use it solo or with someone, the effect is a bomb evey time!

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I dont like Indica strains much, but this one have blown my mind.

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Checked the THC on wikileaf… THC 23% and its perfect concentration for me. But in this review THC is 14 - 16%, why could there be such a difference?

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Mandarin sunset is great but unfortunately hard to find in stores or online.

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The aroma is out of this world. And... it hits well too!

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BEAUTIFUL! You cant find better then this one, I promise!

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I adore the way great orange scent travels through my house!

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It has to be some kind of MAGIC, there is no other explanation for this strain.

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Leo Watkins

Love its fluffy buds, they look and smell like summer sunset!

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Orlando Gaines

too light, felt almost nothing, did not help from my headache …

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Marla Woods

Amazing flavor! very well rounded weed

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Maynard Acevedo

tropical vibes

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Janie Marquez

Another great hybrid

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