Crescendo Strain

Imagine listening to your favorite song and focus on how exhilarating it all feels when you hear the crescendo. But what if you didn’t have to wait to experience all that euphoria? Instead, that wave of positivity began in a flash but continued with the same intensity till the very end! That, in essence, is what defines the Crescendo marijuana strain. A classic all-American hybrid, this marijuana flower leans heavily towards the indica side (70% indica to 30% sativa) with an equally impressive terpene profile. 

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
30%/70% 1-2 ounces per square foot 2-4 ounces per square foot 7-8 weeks indoors, ready for harvest in October outdoors

Bred by Ethos Genetics, Crescendo combines the genetics of Mandarin Cookies, I-95, and Chemdog. The result is a hybrid with high THC content (30%) and CBD content of between 0.19% and 0.27%. Put simply; this strain is one of the most uncompromising specimens out there in terms of intense highs. Whether you’re a new pot enthusiast or a cannabis veteran, this hybrid can relax every neuron in your brain and every inch of your body instantaneously. 

Just as alluring are this strain’s visual appeal, aroma, and flavors. The large, oversized buds with that green hue, orange hairs, and white trichomes look magnificent. Packed with terpenes, the notes of fruit, sweet cookies, gas, and kush in Crescendo blend to create magic — and it is sure to leave you wanting more. 

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At A Glance

ORIGIN Mandarin Cookies, I-95, and Chemdog
EFFECTS Euphoric
Hunger pangs
FRAGRANCE citrusy, sweet, woody, and gassy (almost diesel-like), berry
FLAVORS earthy, grassy, fruity, sweet cookie
FLOWERING TIME 48-55 days (roughly 7-8 weeks) indoors, ready for harvest in October outdoors
INDICA / SATIVA % 70%/30%
INDOOR YIELD 1-2 ounces per square foot
OUTDOOR YIELD 2-4 ounces per square foot

A few tokes and this hurricane high will whisk you away to the land of euphoria, relaxation, and total ease in no time. Your brain begins to wind down any thoughts. The body soon follows suit as it gets satiated with that relaxed feeling of sinking into a cushion of ultimate comfort. It isn’t uncommon at all for the tingles to travel head to toe like firecrackers on the Fourth of July. Some users have even experienced a heightened sense of arousal, as written in one Crescendo strain review. 

But it’s not just good times with this herb; there are myriad of medicinal benefits too. The most common effects seen after smoking this weed include a boost in happiness, calmness, energy, euphoria, and uplifted spirits. As a result, users with a history of chronic pain may significantly reduce their pain levels. It also happens to be an excellent option for tackling depression, stress, and similar symptoms. 

Crescendo Strain Fragrance  

Even when inside the bag, it is hard to miss Crescendo’s ever-present citrusy aroma. Pull the sparkling nugs apart to release a sweet, woody, and gassy (almost diesel-like) blend of notes. Pay close attention, and you could even smell a tinge of berry in that “crescendo” of fragrance.  

When lit up, the citrus and fuel notes are the first to hit your nose, closely followed by discreet yet clear hints of pepper. The fragrance slightly mellows to an earthy-yet-sweet smell when you exhale.  

Crescendo Strain Flavors  

Like its fragrance, Crescendo’s flavors are just as diverse and unique. Many comment on the herb’s unique blend of notes as being one of the main reasons behind the strain’s popularity. This indica-leaning hybrid’s terpene profile produces a mix of earthy, grassy, and fruity notes. Those with an even more refined palette should be able to pick up a sweet cookie flavor during the inhale and exhale. 

With its calming and uplifting effects coupled with the therapeutic benefits, it’s hard not to love Crescendo Strain. Find seeds with similar traits in our online seed bank.

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Adverse Reactions  

Newcomers to cannabis beware: a few generous tokes of Crescendo weed strain can knock out even the most seasoned of smokers. This hybrid ranks as one of the most consistently hard-hitting strains out there. So, expect a heavy-duty couchlock effect if you are not mindful of the dosage. In any case, avoid activities that require coordination between your mind, eyes, and extremities after having toked on some Crescendo flower. These activities include driving, operating heavy machinery, and working with electrical devices.  

Although rare, Crescendo may produce symptoms of anxiety, dizziness, and headaches in certain individuals with a low tolerance for marijuana effects. If this is you, it is best to steer clear of this gal. 

The strain can also cause a severe case of the munchies. If you plan to smoke (or vape) some of this stuff, complete your grocery shopping beforehand. Have the food and bottles of water ready and within reach before you toke this hybrid – you’ll need them after! 

Growing Crescendo Strain 

From a cultivation point of view, the Crescendo marijuana strain is a grower’s delight. The plants are considerably simple to grow. Unlike other strains, these cannabis specimens do not require too much looking after, making them ideal for novice growers. Its disease resistance isn’t known, but it is generally beginner-friendly, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble, as long as the humidity isn’t too high.

Crescendo seeds aren’t too picky about indoor or outdoor conditions. They grow well and fast in either setup. The perfect climate is not yet well-known, but keeping generally good conditions should do the trick. Crescendo is a tall plant. It’s known to reach over 7 feet in outdoor gardens. However, it stays closer to 5 feet indoors. The yield stays high as long as you provide the basic necessities of light, humidity, and nutrition. This is the perfect home grow plant. Even if you are a novice, you’ll still get something from it, but if you can devote more time and patience or have the extra skill, you’ll likely nail that higher end of the THC scale. 

The nugs of this cannabis flower have a bright neon-green color and are oversized, fluffy, and shaped like a spade. Little orange hairs and a thick resinous layering of tiny white trichomes decorate their exterior.  

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The Crescendo variety of cultivars have a flowering time indoors of 48-55 days (roughly 7-8 weeks). With proper care, the flowers on these plants should be ready for harvest in under ten weeks.  


Indoor grow methods vary from one grower’s Crescendo strain review to another. However, the average indoor yield noticed is roughly 1-2 ounces per square foot.  


Growing this strain outdoors tends to produce a greater yield that averages 2-4 ounces per square foot. A typical harvest occurs in October.

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  1. Mandarin Cookies
  2. I-95
  3. Chemdawg

FAQs About Crescendo Strain

What is the Crescendo strain yield?

Crescendo Strain yields roughly 1-2 ounces per square foot indoors. You can expect a greater yield at about 2-4 ounces per square foot when you choose to grow it outdoors.

How much THC does Crescendo have?

It contains a whopping 30% THC.

What are the origins of the Crescendo strain?

Bred by Ethos Genetics, Crescendo is a combination of the genetics of Mandarin Cookies, I-95, and Chemdog (AKA Chemdawg).

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