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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight (or Afternoon Delite) is a hybrid cannabis strain created by Colorado Seed Inc. It is an indica-dominant strain that is incredibly potent and great for relaxation and pain relief.

Afternoon Delight results from a cross between Banana, Schrom, and Tangie strains. Citrus flavors, rich pine, and skunky diesel give this strain a tropical punch, perfect for chilling out at the beach or hanging out on the deck on a sunny day. You may have heard the song lyrics “skyrocket in flight, afternoon delight,” but not everyone knows what it is about. Bill Danoff wrote it after visiting a cafe that offered a set of smaller food dishes called “Afternoon Delight.”

This got his creative juices flowing, and he used the name as a euphemism for the feeling you get during a sexual high. This is the perfect analogy for this particular strain, which is sometimes referred to as “herbal Viagra,” thanks to its strong body high coupled with feelings of euphoria.

Both the taste and smell are tropical in nature, with citrus, pine, and chunky diesel notes. This strain is known for its small, dense buds, which are accentuated with thin orange hairs and sticky resin.

This strain has a high indica and sativa ratio: It is unknown what the exact content is, but a good guess would be around 70% indica and 30% sativa.

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Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa


  • Diesel
  • Fruity
  • Skunky


  • Citrus
  • Diesel
  • Earthy
  • Floral
  • Pungent


Afternooon Delight has an extensive terpene profile, each providing health benefits.

  • Alpha-Bisabolol

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Delta-3 Carene

  • Geraniol

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Ocimene

  • Pinene



Afternoon Delights has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Relaxing
  • Talkative
  • Tingly
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Afternoon Delight is known for relaxing the body and boosting energy levels, thanks to the higher level of sativa in this strain. Reviews suggest that the high begins with a tingle at the back of the neck and spreads down the limbs, leaving your body relaxed and calm.

This strain has a nice combination of indica and sativa, which means it doesn’t leave you completely body-stoned and puts you in a nice blissful state, with the chance to calm down and focus on creative pursuits. Many users state that it puts you in a place of euphoria, which is perfect for those struggling to see life’s positive side.

Medical Applications

Afternoon Delight is a popular option for a range of medical issues. Because of its THC levels, it is great for helping treat chronic stress and anxiety, as it levels out the mood and calms you down, giving you the space to think clearly and focus.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal

THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene have anti-inflammatory effects that can help reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular



growing strains

Seeds for Afternoon Delight are hard to come by, which is why this can be a difficult plant to grow (you need to find a supplier first). The reason behind the difficulty in obtaining the seed is that the plant is not easy to grow and is recommended to those who have grown marijuana and understand the various issues that can arise.

As it can be a finicky grower, it is important to pay Afternoon Delight plants a lot of attention by pruning regularly and topping to ensure that it grows in a smaller space (increasing the flowering potential). This plant grows best under the “screen of green” technique, which means installing a lattice above the canopy and weaving branches into it. This encourages bud production, evens light distribution and encourages lower nodes to move up to the light.


Humidity and Temperature

When growing indoors, you need to keep the plant in a Mediterranean environment, so you will need to keep humidity at 65%-75% during the seedling stage and 40%-50% during the vegetative stage.

If you are growing it outdoors, keep it away from harsh weather conditions, as cold snaps will kill the plant overnight.


The flowering time of Afternoon Delight is approximately eight to 10 weeks indoors. The strain flowers outdoors from mid-to-late October.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Afternoon Delight a sativa or indica?

Afternoon Delight is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain with an estimated 70% indica and 30% sativa composition.

Is Afternoon Delight a good strain?

Afternoon Delight is very popular thanks to its combination of both calming and clarity-inducing benefits. It is great for pain, anxiety, and depression and is known as the “herbal Viagra,” thanks to the sense of euphoria it is known to bring.

What is the Afternoon Delight strain?

Afternoon Delight is a strain created from Banana, Schrom, and Tangie strains and was first designed by Colorado Seed Inc. It is an indica-dominant strain that is great for anxiety, depression, and pain relief.

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