Astroboy is a sativa cannabis strain that is named after the classic Japanese manga character. The strain was developed by TGA Subcool Seeds and it is a combination of Apollo 13 and an unnamed cross between Ortega and Cinderella 99. It resulted in a strain that has THC levels ranging from 15% up to 21%.
Astroboy’s flowers tend to be small and cling together in clustered formations. The leaves are decorated with orange and rust-colored pistils, and covered with translucent white trichomes. The aroma is one of tangy citrus with hints of sourness, similar to a grapefruit. When ground, there is a sour funk, closer to skunk in nature. The smoke from Astroboy is very smooth with a taste of citrus on the exhale.
The high from Astroboy does not take long to kick in. It has a strong cerebral effect that will have users’ thoughts racing and engaging in things that they may otherwise find mundane. As such, it can be a good aid to analytical work, creative brainstorming, and other detail-orientated work. It is an energizing high and there is almost no sedative effect, which also makes it excellent in social situations.
This energizing effect may also have some medicinal benefits. Astroboy has been known to help with attention deficit disorders and it can also aid mild to moderate stress and depression. However, it is not recommended for those who are prone to panic or paranoia.
The strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The plants tend to be tall, so they may need to be pruned back when grown indoors. The strain has a short flowering time of 7 to 9 weeks.