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Alt Sol's Blood Orange vs Panama Red - Takoma Wellness Center Dispensary

Updated: Jan 28


Strains: Blood Orange Gen 12, Panama Red Gen 15

Market: DC Medical Cannabis

Overall Rating: 9.2/10

Lean: Sativa Dominant



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In this article we're comparing and contrasting two popular sativa-dominant specimens from craft cultivator, Alternative Solutions (Alt Sol). Currently available at DC marijuana dispensary, Takoma Wellness Center, both Panama Red and Blood Orange have piqued our interest and received fan fare from our audience in the past. Each is great in its own right, but if you had to pick just one of these sumptuous sativa's which one should you go with?


Frankly, choosing between them is a lot like picking a favorite citrus fruit: both offer vibrant flavors and energizing effects, but each has its own unique twist. So, let's delve into their key characteristics further to help navigate this tropical terpene tussle. 🤼


Initial Thoughts

  • Panama Red: Renowned for its historical significance and sativa-powered focus, Panama Red evokes curiosity about its legendary status.

  • Blood Orange: Named for the vibrant colored and delightful tasting citrus fruit, Blood Orange promises a tantalizingly unique terpene journey.


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Appearance

  • Panama Red: Dark blue-ish purple buds with light green hues and bright orange pistils. Also note the sizable starry trichomes throughout.

  • Blood Orange: Fluffy bright green buds adorned with lots of fiery red hairs and loads of white trichomes. This one certainly showcases its sativa heritage visually.


Status

Both batches are fresh, but starting to cure.


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Aroma

  • Panama Red: A gassy blast of fuel and pine with sweet tropical notes like mango and pineapple as well, all courtesy of its landrace background.

  • Blood Orange: A complex medley of juicy oranges, earthy pine, and subtle floral peppery undertones.


Flavor

  • Panama Red: An explosion of delectable fuels and sweet pine with hints of mango and pineapple leading to a smooth, earthy finish. There are also hints of coffee grounds in some hits.

  • Blood Orange: A zesty orange citrus punch upfront, followed by a subtle peppery spice and a creamy, floral exhale. Incredibly smooth hitting and mouthwatering.


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Lineage

  • Panama Red: A pure sativa landrace strain originating from Panama, shrouded in historical intrigue and boasting potent uplifting effects.

  • Blood Orange: A pheno of Tangie (uplifting sativa), which is a cross of Cali Orange and Appalachia.


Effects

  • Panama Red: A potent cerebral kickstart, energizing the mind and promoting creativity and focus, perfect for daytime activities. It's uplifting nature is indisputable and the energy levels seem to be additive with each additional session. Not a good option for anything near bedtime.

  • Blood Orange: Uplifting and cerebral at first, with a calming euphoric body buzz thereafter, this one is a mood-boosting sativa dominant option. It's ideal for actively unwinding after a long day or enjoying social gatherings with a relaxed focus.


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Conclusion

Choosing between Panama Red and Blood Orange depends on your desired experience, but here's our summarized take:


  • Panama Red: A legendary sativa for those seeking pure focus and creative fuel.

  • Blood Orange: A potent sativa-leaning hybrid offering uplifting vibes and calm, but not sedated, relaxation.


Ultimately, both strains are tropical terpene treasures, worthy of exploration. Which one you select depends on your personal preferences and any activities you may have planned. At least now you have a full break down of each option before being on the spot at the dispensary counter. Of course, there's also nothing wrong with picking up both (while supplies last) and comparing each for yourself. Happy toking!


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