GrowHealthy Flower Review: Kinno (Indica)

Kinno is a phenotype of the popular Mandarin Sunset strain, which GrowHealthy released (along with a few other separately-labeled phenotypes) in late August. I originally tried the Mandelo phenotype, and at the time believed it to be the “main” phenotype of this strain, until I later learned that these are all phenotypes of Mandarin Sunset, named for various orange citrus fruits.

With that being said, I would again like to commend GrowHealthy for leading the industry on separately labeling different phenotypes as different strains. I’ve been harping on this for a couple of months now, and will continue to do so until it is an industry standard.

My “Phenotype Campaign” for Florida MMTCs

I am a firm believer in the concept of every MMTC labeling and selling their various strains’ phenotypes as completely different strains with unique names, because the variance between phenotypes can be just as much or greater than the variance between entirely different strains/genetics. It’s a “win-win” for the MMTC and the patient: more product variety from a single variant for the MMTC, and more ease with nailing down the best strain/phenotype for the patient and their unique physiology.

If you agree with this position, be sure to let your favorite MMTC know! They do listen to the community, and this has been proven multiple times in the past. The more patients that ask for something, the more likely it is to become reality!

Quick Facts:

Kinno (Indica)

Price at time of review: $50/eighth 

Lineage: Herijuana x Orange Skunk

Batch Number: F-081320-MNSN2-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 16.489%

CBD: 0.00%

Total Cannabinoids: 16.489%

Terpenes

For some reason, my label does not have a scan-able QR code – the area where the code would be is blank. If anyone has the terpenes for this batch, please drop them in a comment or shoot me an email! (My email address is listed on the contact page for this site.)

Appearance/Cure

This eighth of Kinno, like all other flower I’ve gotten from GrowHealthy this year, has been grown and cured really well. Something that I think sets GrowHealthy’s flower apart from others, is that it seems like they allow it to both grow and cure for a bit longer than the industry average.

Kinno differs from almost all the other flower I’ve gotten from GrowHealthy in that the buds are not super dense and compact; surprisingly, I found this eighth to have loose and airy buds. The trim was also lacking, again which has not been the norm for my experiences with GrowHealthy.

However, even with a less than stellar trim, this is a solid eighth. GrowHealthy continues to produce superior quality flower across the board – please don’t ever stop!

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

Like Mandarin Sunset and most all of its phenotypes, Kinno’s dominating smell is orange citrus. However, I found Kinno to have a significantly different smell than Mandelo.

Mandelo had a really sweet orange citrus smell with only a hint of musk; Kinno, however, has a far muskier, almost sour orange citrus smell. I’m also detecting something unique with Kinno that is either earthy, floral, or hoppy – I can’t quite put my finger on it. This seems to be much more noticeable in the jar, as the orange citrus smell becomes more prominent when the bud is broken down or ground up.

When smoked, the sour citrus manages to come through on the exhale, albeit muted when compared to the smell.

Of the two Mandarin Sunset phenotypes I’ve tried so far, I’d have to say I prefer Mandelo – but Kinno isn’t bad by any means.

Smell/Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Kinno is a moderate indica strain: fairly heavy relaxing qualities, but no sedation at all. Compared to Mandelo, I found Kinno to be less heavy and slightly more cerebral.

Truthfully, this could be a “daytime indica” in lighter doses. Body relaxation is light and only gently creeps in throughout the duration of the effects, never becoming overpowering. I feel this strain behind the eyes quite a bit. Like the other phenotypes of the Herijuana x Orange Skunk cross, Kinno’s effects remind me of some of my first experiences with cannabis: hungry, happy, and relaxed. The euphoria isn’t quite as strong with the Kinno phenotype, but it is still there. My preferred time to medicate with this strain is late afternoon to early evening.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • May be a good strain for being social/talkative

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 8.50/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.33/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Kinno as a “very good” indica strain from GrowHealthy.

Again, I’m really glad to see GrowHealthy leading the charge on labeling different phenotypes. It’s something that the entire industry needs to adopt as a standard practice, and I look forward to seeing others follow suit soon.

Be well, and stay healthy. I appreciate each one of you and all your support, and please know that all that positivity will come back to you.

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