Orange Cookies has medium-sized hairy buds that hold the dense structure typical of indica varieties. Its leaves are a bright green punctuated by hints of purple; this latter color is the product of pigments called anthocyanins in the leaves reacting to colder than average temperatures during the growing process. Orange pistils contrast with these colorful flowers. This strain’s high resin content is made obvious by the presence of a coating of milky-white trichomes that makes it sticky and particularly difficult to break up by hand. Orange Cookies has an arresting smell to match its striking visuals. An overpowering smell of fresh and tangy citrus wafts up from the buds; it may remind some cannabis aficionados of pungent sativa Tangie. Breaking or grinding up the dense buds brings out a peppery herbal kick to complement the smell of orange zest. When combusted, flowers burn smooth and have a pleasantly sugary-sweet taste on exhale with a hint of funk. Notably, despite Orange Cookies’ purple hues, no grape or berry flavors are present — the pigments that determine this strain’s color do not have a corresponding effect on its taste.
While orange juice and cookies sound like an odd combination, the breeders at Franchise Genetics decided to try their luck on crossing the sweet Orange Juice strain with the THC-laden GSC (formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies). Thus, Orange Cookies first began pleasing consumers with its reported citrusy sweet aroma, due to a high limonene content, and matching sugary flavors.
True Orange Cookies seeds are a rare find. If breeders manage to get their hands on an Orange Cookies clone, the short and stocky plant does best in an indoor environment.