Harlequin CBD was one of the first strains with high cannabidiol content that began to attract the interest of growers. Many of today’s CBD cannabis strains are descendants of Harlequin.
It is a highly Sativa-dominant hybrid cross between Columbian Gold, Thailand, Switzerland and Nepal. But in particular, Harlequin is a phenotype selected from this cross in which it stood out for the peculiarity of having a THC:CBD ratio between 1:1 and 1:2.
With CBD levels exceeding 10% and THC levels between 5% and 10%, the psychoactive effects are practically non-existent. That is why it is so special, because anyone can benefit from the therapeutic properties of marijuana but without the related effects.
How to grow Harlequin CBD
It is a very easy plant to grow both indoors and outdoors. Despite its dominance and its classic Sativa structure, it remains quite compact and does not pose any challenge in small spaces.
Even so, indoors it is advisable to carry out short growth phases or to resort to some cultivation technique. Once the photoperiod is changed to flowering, it tends to stretch quite a bit.
The flowering period is short and you will only have to wait about 8-9 weeks to harvest spectacular buds.
Outdoors, in favorable conditions, it will grow up to 2.5 meters high, so it is quite discreet. It develops a long apical surrounded by strong and flexible satellite branches.
It is harvested in early October, making it suitable for virtually any climate. In addition, its Sativa genes make it quite resistant to humidity.
Characteristics of Harlequin CBD
This feminized marijuana strain produces large, compact buds that join together to form long colas. In addition, the brutal resin production makes it perfect for making any type of extract, from hashish to cannabis tincture with high CBD content.
Its flavor and aroma are truly exceptional. Tropical touches of mango can be appreciated, with herbal and woody touches and a certain spicy background.
The effects are mild at the cerebral level. In addition to having little THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives the typical punch, CBD is an antagonist that acts by reducing its psychoactive effects. The sensations are very pleasant, it keeps the mind clear and the body relaxed without causing heaviness.
Harlequin CBD does not disappoint with yields either. The plants germinated at the beginning of spring outdoors, will be around 600-800 grams.
Indoors you can expect 450 to 550 grams per m². We recommend a minimum power between 300 and 350 W per m² of cultivation.
What we like the most
- Very easy to grow.
- High production.
- Tropical flavor.
- Very therapeutic effects.
What we like least
- It is not the most recommended variety for those seeking psychoactive effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions by growers interested in this strain:
When does Harlequin CBD start flowering outdoors?
Depending on the latitude of the crop, flowering begins during the first half of August.
When to cut an outdoor Harlequin CBD?
It is a fast flowering variety that is harvested in early October.
How to grow a feminized Harlequin CBD?
It is a plant that, in spite of its Sativa dominance, stays at a medium height. It is very easy to grow.
What are the effects of Harlequin CBD in bulk?
The effects are relaxing at the physical level and practically nonexistent at the mental level. It keeps the mind clear and does not hinder any activity.