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Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene
Helps with
Pain, depression, lack of appetite
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Crescendo is an indica-dominant hybrid from the union of Chemdog, I-95 and Mandarin Cookies. With a very high THC content reaching a staggering 32%, it wields a potent symphony of effects and can knock out even the most seasoned smokers. It will immerse you in euphoria and tranquillity, making all worldly worries disappear.


Crescendo’s potency warrants caution even from experienced users, and it may simply be too overwhelming to novice smokers. However, when consumed in moderation, it offers delightful effects that make an immediate impact, leaving no doubt about its presence.

Expect a heavy, euphoric lift that elates your brain while a tingly pleasant tranquillity spreads down your entire body. This bodily relaxation becomes so potent that it may leave you couch-locked, so it is best to enjoy Crescendo’s symphony in the evenings when you have plenty of time to indulge in its effects. As the strain tends to make its users aroused, it will enhance a date night with your loved one.

You can also use it for movie marathons during dark, rainy weekends. Just ensure to prepare plenty of snacks beforehand – Crescendo will make you want to have a double or triple portion of your usual dinner.

If you enjoy this strain’s potent effects, explore our list of marijuana strains to find more powerful hybrids like this one.


Crescendo can be a powerful ally for individuals grappling with mood disorders. The combination of uplifting limonene and relaxing myrcene liberates the mind from burdensome thoughts, which may temporarily help with depression and anxiety. Additionally, the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, fortified by caryophyllene and a high CBG content (1%), may alleviate physical discomforts like chronic pain, muscle spasms and persistent headaches.

The strain is also known to highly stimulate appetite, which may be appreciated by patients struggling with eating disorders or undergoing chemotherapy.

Side effects

Due to its strength, Crescendo has the capacity to elicit adverse reactions. Dizziness, headaches and anxiety all have been reported. It is also important to remember that high THC strains may induce paranoia, especially in sensitive users. Moderation is vital to enjoying Crescendo, so start with a low dose.

The strain is also known to make users intensely hungry, so if you are trying to stick to a diet or lose weight, it may not be the best choice.

Taste & Smell


Crescendo boasts large, vibrant green nuggets with purple hues and a dense blanket of frosty trichomes, a testament to the strain’s potency. It’s a feast for the eyes and a sensory delight. The flavour and aroma profiles are complex and unique, inheriting the citrus notes from Mandarin Cookies and the gassy, chemical diesel influence of Chemdawg. The fragrance is intensely citrusy on the first whiff while breaking the buds apart reveals sweet, woody and diesel undertones. Upon lighting the spliff up, you may also notice a hint of spice in the aroma.

The flavour profile is just as nuanced and will hit your palate with gassy, earthy and fruity notes, leaving behind a pleasant sweet cookie taste as you exhale.



The famous US breeder, Ethos Genetics, known for many successful creations like Lilac Diesel, has done their magic yet again. Crossing I-95, Mandarin Cookies and Chemdog, they obtained a strain that feels like a magical symphony, giving it the very apt name of Crescendo. The hybrid radiates the brilliance of its ancestors, with Chemdog offering pungent diesel notes, I-95 bestowing strong potency, and Mandarin Cookies gifting it with a sweet citrus twist.

Growing conditions

Securing Crescendo seeds might pose a challenge, as Ethos Genetics is known for its protective approach to their creations. However, once you overcome this hurdle, cultivating Crescendo is a smooth ride with minimal maintenance required. The only thing requiring monitoring is the humidity levels, which must be kept low to protect the plant from mould.

Crescendo flowers in a short time of 7-8 weeks, reaching heights of around 1.5 metres indoors and over 2 metres outdoors. Yields are relatively large but can vary from 300 to 600 grams per square metre indoors and between 600 and 1200 grams per plant outdoors.