Pink Panties is a scandalously-named strain with a mysterious backstory. It is believed to be a cross between a Burmese landrace strain and a Florida Kush plant that was then backcrossed with another Florida Kush plant. The Cookie Fam, a San Francisco-based group of breeders who claim responsibility for originating Girl Scout Cookies, also take credit for the creation of Pink Panties. Because of the high representation of landraces in this strain’s genetics — in addition to the Burmese Kush in its background, parent strain Florida Kush is itself descended from none other than Hindu Kush — Pink Panties is very potent and can be especially an especially hardy grow.
Buds of Pink Panties are medium to large and have the dense, solid bud structure typical of indica varieties. The leaves, which coil tightly around their central stems, are a dark mossy green. Hairy pistils thread their way through the leaves and can range from pale orange to a shocking shade of pink, granting this strain its name. Certain phenotypes of Pink Panties also have the odd patch of purple in their leaves, the result of anthocyanin pigments being stimulated by cold weather in the growing process. Milky-white trichomes cover the flowers and make them very sticky and hard to break up without a quality grinder.
When properly cured, buds of Pink Panties emit an aroma that blends fresh flowers with the tang of grapefruit. On closer inspection, there are also some astringent notes of ammonia, possibly due to the influence of grandparent strain Chemdawg. Despite its complex flavor profile, Pink Panties delivery a very smooth smoke when burnt. It has a citrus and lightly herbal taste on the exhale; the overall impression is similar to that of a floral liqueur.
Pink Panties offers a slow, creeping high that may take several minutes after users have finished smoking to feel its initial effects. What begins as a slow pressure around the eyes and temples may mount into drooping eyelids and a permasmile. This weighty feeling is soon matched by a heaviness in the core and limbs — a feeling that may lead users to seek comfort in the closest possible surroundings. Mental effects are subtle and may take the form of visual distortions or a freely-associative kind of daydreaming. Such trippy effects can lay the groundwork for a lazy afternoon of watching movies or listening to music. As time wears on or as dosage is increased, smokers may become contentedly couch-locked. Because of its predominantly sleepy vibes, Pink Panties is best enjoyed during the late afternoon or evening.
Medical cannabis patients also find value in this strain’s powerful but functional sedation. It can temporarily blunt the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It may also work on the body, soothing aches and pains whether they’re short term or chronic. In high enough doses, it can even counteract stubborn cases of insomnia. Because it does not often lead to recursive cerebral thinking or paranoia, Pink Panties may be a good option for smokers who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Perhaps because of its murky point of origin, seeds of Pink Panties have not yet been made available for sale online. As such, prospective growers will need to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of strain in order to grow clones. It can be grown indoors or out; successful outdoor cultivation typically calls for humid climates with 70 to 80 degree Fahrenheit daytime temperatures, but Pink Panties’ solid landrace genetics may be able to withstand some degree of temperature variation. Furthermore, the strain’s indica-leaning qualities suggest that, like its descendant Sunset Sherbet, Pink Panties grows short and bushy. As such, growers should be sure to “top” their plants — that is, trim away any broad, light-blocking fan leaves to encourage the growth of flowering nodes on lower branches. Finally, those looking to bring out Pink Panties’ full purple bag appeal should expose the plants to colder than average nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins.
Pink Panties is a great choice for mellow solo or social use. If you do break it out in public, though, bring enough to share as this strain’s unique scent is sure to turn some heads.
(image via @homegrowgroup on instagram. Description via wikileaf)