California Orange, also known as California Orange Bud or C.O.B., is a hybrid of balanced Indica and Sativa composition. Created in the 1980s before growers were able to discuss or trademark their strain genetics online,it has undetermined parentage. Undeniable, however, is its fresh citrus scent. Although THC content is relatively low at 10 to 15%, this strain is known for a potent mental high.
California Orange has a tight, leafy bud structure. Leaves are pale green and so covered with trichomes as to appear matte in texture – when broken open, the buds are even sticky inside. The smell is initially pungent and skunky, with a strong citrus base – this strain has a very high concentration of the terpene linalool, an odor compound found in other fragrant strains like Violet Delight and Lavender. Burned, the flowers have a spicy, clove-like scent. The smoke is smooth and has a sweet aftertaste.