Panama Red is a Sativa landrace, which is an original cannabis strain from the Central American Country that hit the radar of cannabis users around the late 1960s. Seeds for this strain were first made available for purchase by Reeferman, although it seems this version was discontinued some time ago. But not to worry, as Ace Seeds has maintained a fair representation of this strain in seed form which is available for purchase at present day.
The award-winning landrace has a 10% to 16% THC content and contains 0.3% CBD. While this was considered premium back in the day, some of today’s cannabis connoisseurs may balk at the lower THC count. However, Panama Red is a perfect start for novice medical and recreational patients looking to try premium buds. In 2012, Panama Red took 3rd place in the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, winning in the Sativa Cup category in Seattle.
TASTE & SMELL –
This landrace from Panama generates a mix of fruity sweet aromas with hints of strawberry and lemon.
Panama Red is commonly reported to induce powerful long-lasting psychedelic effects. This strain’s high is regarded as heavy but clear-headed and energizing.
MEDICAL USES –
Patients with ADHD, anxiety, migraines and mood disorders can benefit from the distinct cerebral high and a mild euphoria that relaxes the body, increases happiness and helps improve users’ sociability, which is ideal for social anxiety sufferers. Additionally, the uplifting effects of the strain may also reduce fatigue for patients with chronic conditions, such as autoimmune diseases.
GROW INFO –
This tall branchy Sativa produces light green flowers that glint and shine with full trichome coverage. These buds have a strong, pungent smell that may require charcoal filters for indoor grow operations. As the name suggests, it’s covered in beautiful red hairs and flowers in ten to twelve weeks. Growers report yields of up to 16 ounces per square meter for indoor cultivation and around 16 ounces per plant outdoors, with moderate growing difficulty.
SEED AVAILABILITY –
For those wishing to purchase Panama Red genetics, one breeder of reputable note currently selling these seeds is Ace seeds. Also of note is Coastal Seeds Co, offering a Panama Red which was bred for high CBD.