Trainwreck is some great art from Tracie Ching for our first ever Califari Strain Art poster series! Tracie Ching is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Washington, DC. A self-taught digital artist, Tracie specializes in portraiture featuring complex, graphic line work with a limited palette - a tendency-turned-style after years of working in the medium of silkscreen prints. While commissioned for a wide range of projects including commercial athletic apparel, editorial illustration, and gallery work, Tracie Ching is best known for her alternative movie posters.
Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain with a sweet lemon and spicy pine taste, some say reminiscent of pepper. Like many Sativa hybrids, this is an ideal daytime smoke. Trainwreck provides a very intense cerebral high with effects that are mood enhancing and euphoric. The effects are clearheaded and focused with a euphoric high.It still does display most of its Indica effects as well - covering the body in a nice, warm, pain-numbing buzz. Even with its Indica effects in tact, Trainwreck still provides a mostly-Sativa high with ADHD, PTSD and stress most often listed as its top medical uses. It is also used by some to alleviate chronic joint aches and muscle stiffness.
This strain was supposedly the creation of two Californian brothers back in the late 1970s. It is a mix of three other strains Thai (Sativa), Mexican (Sativa) and Afghani (Indica). In its true form, Trainwreck is 90% Sativa. As the story goes, the two brothers had to pull their crop early because there was a nasty train wreck that happened near their grow site and they didn't want it discovered, thus the name.
Trainwreck can grow well both indoors and outdoors. When grown inside in hydro, a single plant can yield up to 500 grams in a square meter. When grown in soil outside, Trainwreck plants are ready for harvesting early October and can yield up to 700 grams. This strain flowers somewhere between 8 - 10 weeks. Trainwreck spawns distinctive thin leaves and dense buds with lots of resin. The buds give off a strong citrus smell as they ripen.