A cultivar called Trainwreck has enigmatic origins, most notably regarding the significance of its name. According to legend, Trainwreck got its moniker because the original cut grew on a hill the summer a train wreck occurred in the Humboldt region. According to other sources, the strain got its name from the sudden, runaway-train-like invigoration it gave users’ minds.
The Seedsman blog claims that the Northern California region of the Emerald Triangle is where Trainwreck first appeared in the 1980s. It is believed that the original landrace strain Trainwreck was created by crossing Mexican, Thai, and Afghani indica strains.
The terpenes terpinolene, myrcene, and limonene, which are all thought to be responsible for Trainwreck’s purported lemon and pine aroma, were found in high concentrations in laboratory tests. Customers can credit Trainwreck’s energy-inducing effects to its limonene content and mild (14%–18%) THC content.
The tall-growing Trainwreck is a good choice for inexperienced growers because it behaves well indoors and blooms in 8–10 weeks without much supervision.