Brazilian like Girls in Green, this strain has a lot to tell. A variety with a tropical flavor: you gotta know Manga Rosa! Come check it out.
Whether Alceu Valença (a very popular MPB singer) was talking about cannabis or not, we cannot say for sure. But we can say that this typical Brazilian Landrace is one of the purest strains of cannabis culture in the country. Until this day, Manga Rosa (or pink mango) is the symbol of our history, our struggles and ancestry – mainly in the Northeast of Brazil.
Do you want to know more about this strain, its effects and how it got here? We will tell everything in this post!
From far away African lands
The ancient Manga Rosa is a strain that makes us curious about its history – which unfortunately comes mostly from popular wisdom and assumptions. It is believed that the first seeds that originated this variety came from West African countries, hidden in the clothes of slaves, trafficked by the Portuguese at the time of colonization (between the years of 1500 and 1700).
From that, we see one of the reasons why cannabis was banned in Rio de Janeiro before other places in the world, in 1830. Dances, music, rites, substances that gave pleasure to the africans were forbidden – they just were not able to ban the people. This is the first strong indication of what would be confirmed even centuries later: the prohibitionist policy is, in essence, racist. If you want to understand more about it, you can read in this post why drugs are prohibited.
In a climate similar to that of its continent of origin, the strain has adapted very well to the northeast of the country. Manga Rosa is one of the main descendants of these first seeds, since its characteristics have developed in a unique way in Brazilian lands. It got its name because of the fruit pink mango: one of the tastiest in the region.
Other well-known native strains are “Cabeça de Nego” and “Santa Maria”, “relatives” of Manga Rosa. And you want to know an incredible curiosity about it? The variety is one of the parents of the famous White Widow.
The effects of Manga Rosa
Developed in a tropical climate, Manga Rosa is an example of a dominant sativa strain. Some even believe that it is 100% sativa, which is extremely rare. Its effect is energizing, so don’t use it before going to sleep! Like most sativas, its cannabinoid profile is rich in THC, which makes it perfect for those looking for a more creative and stimulating breeze. Its flavors and aromas are easy to guess, right? Sweet, with a very fruity touch, Manga Rosa shows that its name was well used for its delicious characteristics.
According to users, its main effects are: joy, energy, hunger, creativity and animation.
Medicinally, it can be used to relieve stress and pain, or lack of appetite.
Because it has a high concentration of THC, it is not recommended for those who show symptoms of anxiety.
In milder temperatures, it can develop more purple or pink leaves and flowers – another reason for its name!
Do you feel like cultivating this strain? Get a seed from your bud and put it in good soil! Know that it is very easy to take care of, even more if you live in tropical areas. As a good landrace, the plant learned how to grow and develop without needing much help, adapting to the climate and the typical problems other local climate.
Because it is a sativa, it can be quite tall, and is perfect for outdoor cultivation.
Flowering takes 10 to 14 weeks (quite a long time, right?), and if you grow outdoors it should usually do it in winter, when the nights are longer.
You can get plenty from just one plant – lots of beautiful and delicious buds for you!
Like the seeds from brick weed, Manga Rosa seeds can be great to start and learn! So keep the ones you find in the buds.
In the Northeast, we get mangos all year long
We already talked a little about this in the text about photoperiod, but it is worth remembering. Tropical climates are perfect for cannabis: while in more temperate regions it is possible to have one harvest per year, outdoors, in regions closer to the Equator it is possible to grow all year round, due to the amount of light that the plants receive – perfect for the veg and flowering. That is why, in the northeast of Brazil, we have the perfect conditions for Manga Rosa to grow beautiful, strong and full of flavor!
Did you like to know a little more about Manga Rosa? We love this strain, 100% Brazilian, just like us. And tell us here: have you ever tried this strain? What was the effect on you?
EDIT: before, when we first published the post, we said that Manga Rosa was a Brazilian landrace. We found conflicting information on the internet, but with the help of a follower, who’s a Forestry Agronomist, and also of the American scientist Kevin Jodrey, we discovered that landraces are species that are not domesticated by humans. As soon as the human being is in possession of these seeds, it is no longer strictly selected by nature! If you want to understand a little more about this very interesting subject, you can see the video linked up there.