The curse of the famous King Tut lives on with this cannabis strain! With an eye-watering 29% THC, this strain is not for the faint hearted. The high THC level means you should proceed with caution before giving this incredibly potent strain a try.
It’s a Sativa-dominant strain, meaning its effects are more on the cerebral side. It delivers an intense hit, instantly transforming moods – in a good way! When you take a hit of this strain, you won’t only feel happy but euphoric.
What is Tutankhamun Strain?
Like the Pharaoh this strain is named after, this strain is also referred to as Tutankhamen or simply King Tut. An offspring of the AK-47, this only adds to the Tutankhamun strain’s notoriety. But it’s definitely more ferocious than it’s parent strain.
You can’t judge books by their covers, and despite the deadly sounding name, there is nothing deadly about the gentle mental and physical high of the AK-47.
How was Tutankhamun developed?
Tutankhamun strain – perhaps unsurprisingly – comes from Pyramid Seeds. Of course a strain from these seeds would be named after one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous pharaohs!
When ripping a bong full of Tutankhamun you may be pleasantly surprised by the flavors settling on your tongue.
This strain has been known to have flavors of blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, honey, and even butterscotch and licorice. It usually has a sweet and fruity taste with a hint of citrus.
Odor and flavor
Tutankhamun strain smells like what you’d expect a pharaoh’s tomb to smell like – earthy and dank. It also has a pungent and skunky odor, but it’s floral notes help to tone this down and enhance the overall aroma.
The aromas produced by this strain are known to be citrusy, sweet, and earthy.
Tutankhamun strain has frosty, pale green and brown flowers that look fuzzy to touch. This is produced by the impressive THC content that is definitely enough to set your mind spinning off its axis! The buds also contain a CBD content of 1.8%.
Grown from Pyramid Seeds, this strain grows into compact plants with a lot of branches. These branches help to support the huge yield.
But while it should thrive well in both indoor and outdoor environments, indoor hydroponics should yield the best results. Caring for the plant in a controlled habitat is not only easier, but speeds up the flowering time too, especially when the Sea of Green (SOG) technique is used.
The SOG technique clusters your plants in tight quarters under grow lights. As the plants grow together, they develop a canopy of buds under the light, creating a ‘sea of green.’
Tutankhamun is a fairly easy plant to grow, but due to the tightly clustered branches and leaves you should look out for fungal diseases. Keep an eye on the humidity level and make sure it’s not too high. With low humidity, the fungus will not have the right environment to thrive.
When grown indoors, the plant will mature as early as 8 weeks. Trust us, you won’t believe your eyes at the rate they can grow! These impressive plants will harvest around 19 to 21 ounces per square meter.
While you can grow this plant outdoors as well as indoors, Tutankhamun grown outdoors is more likely to fail. Each plant can yield more than 50 punches when grown successfully. You can expect results between September and October.
While the insane mental high of this strain reaches its peak, your mind remains surprisingly clear. This cerebral head high is particularly useful for speaking creativity, and is coupled with a boost in energy.
As we’ve mentioned above, this strain may be too powerful for beginners, and even more experienced marijuana users shouldn’t use too much. This is because its psychoactive effects may result in unwanted side effects.
We’re all well aware of the curse of King Tut – it’s been reimagined in countless books, movies, TV shows, and video games over the years. So does this strain have a curse of its own?
Well, it does have adverse effects, and one of the most common is dry mouth and eyes. Nearly all users will experience this. As we mentioned above, the psychoactive properties may be too much for some.
If the cerebral high becomes too much to handle, some users may start to feel paranoid and anxious. If this becomes the case, try to limit how much you use next time, or go for less potent strains.
Another common adverse effect of intense Sativa highs like this one is a feeling of dizziness. If you experience this, just sit down, take a deep breath and take it easy, and you should feel the dizziness dissipate in a few minutes.
Tutankhamnun’s ability to improve mood makes this strain suitable for medical cannabis users. It is useful for both stress relief, and also helpful to those suffering with depression.
A few users with PTSD have also found using Tutankhamun useful. It can also help with mild pain relief to a certain degree. This is probably due to the strain’s cerebral high that helps you focus your mind and divert attention away from physical pain.
The Tutankhamun strain’s cerebral high also helps to clear your mind, and some users have found they feel more focused. This could be a great benefit to those who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
The Purple Haze Strain is similar to the Tutankhamun strain. It is also a sweet-tasting Sativa bud, and induces feelings of euphoria that let you enjoy powerful, mood-boosting highs that can last the entire day.
Despite it’s high HC levels, agreeable flavor, euphoric high, and reported medical benefits, Tutankhamun is a rather rare strain.
This means that it’s CBD levels aren’t widely reported, and while its incredible highs could be useful for medical cannabis users, the rarity of this strain means it shouldn’t be used as sole treatment for epilepsy or other conditions that can be medicated with CBD.