Top 5 Mango-Flavored Cannabis Strains
Take a trip to the tropics from the comfort of your own couch by indulging in one of our favorite mango-flavored cannabis strains. These unique cultivars are jam-packed with aromatic terpenes and flavonoids that make your next session feel like a vacation to sandy beaches.
So how does a plant with a reputation for a skunky aroma end up smelling and tasting like tropical fruit? We’ve got all the answers for you here, as well as our top five favorite mango strains.
What Are Mango-Flavored Marijuana Strains?
Similar to banana-, strawberry-, and grape-flavored strains, mango cultivars get their flavor from their terpenes–specifically myrcene. How do we know? Its sweet, earthy smell is abundant in mangos! While myrcene is the most abundant cannabis terpene, you can find it in many other plants: thyme, basil, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, and even in hops. In fact, it’s the terpene that gives beer its peppery flavors.
Check Out Our Five Favorite Mango Strains
We asked our expert budtenders which mango strains they typically suggest to cannabis enthusiasts looking for a tropical-flavored experience.
Mango aka Mango OG
Say hello to one of the original mango strains that was modified 20 years ago to create a balanced, award-winning hybrid. With THC levels averaging 20%, not only is this sweet tasting strain a pleasure to consume, it’s potent too. Mango owes its flavors to its dominant terpene myrcene, followed by pinene and caryophyllene.
If sweet, potent strains interest you, you’ll want to look for Mango Haze during your next visit to the dispensary. This flower carries THC levels up to 23% and has a unique dominant terpene: terpinolene. This compound is not just found in Mango Haze, it can also be found in apples and spring-blooming lilacs. Mango Haze also carries myrcene and caryophyllene.
Maui Mango Diesel
Sativa dominant with moderate (16%) THC levels, Maui Mango Diesel is a delicious child strain from Maui Wowie and Brooklyn Mango. Better still, it’s a Hawaiian-based strain from a seed bank dedicated to preserving Hawaiian cannabis genetics. A combination of myrcene, ocimene, and caryophyllene give this delicious strain its mango flavors.
If you indulge in Mango Tango, you’ll learn very quickly why it gets its name. Pay attention to the flavors because they’re complex. It starts with mango, shifting quickly into a citrus- and peach-like flavor and ends with the earthy pine notes. Mango Tango is potent (22% THC) and like others on the list, owes its flavors to the dominant terpene myrcene, as well as caryophyllene and limonene.
Jillybean aka Jilly Bean
Jillybean comes from parent marijuana plants Orange Velvet and Space Queen. You already know it has a mango flavor to make this list, but you can guess the other flavors it carries—citrusy-sweet oranges. Jilly Bean boasts a moderate THC level of 16% and owes its flavors to dominant terpene myrcene, along with caryophyllene and pinene.
FAQs About Mango Strains
Do mango cannabis strains smell like mango?
These cannabis strains are known for their mango-like smell, so you can expect notes of this tropical scent during your session.
Do mango strains taste like mango?
There are many flavors that come with any single cannabis strain. However, strains like Mango Tango and Maui Mango Diesel are known to have mango-like tasting notes.
How common are mango strains?
You should be able to find a fruity strain at your local dispensary, but we always recommend speaking with an expert budtender to see what’s available in your area.
Shop for Mango Cannabis Strains Today
Ready to book your mango-flavored vacation to your local dispensary? We don’t blame you. With so many delicious, tropical strains to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite to add to your rotation.
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