Jillybean Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Stress
Physical Aid
Nausea, Pain relief, Sleep disorder
Northern Lights, Skunk, Haze
Hybrid sativa dominant
Type of High
Clear, Creative, Energizing, Euphoric, Giggly, Relaxing, Slow-onset, Social, Uplifting
Light green
Apple, Mango, Orange
Bitter, Cheese, Citrus, Fruity, Sweet, Tropical
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Headache, Paranoia

In a cannabis breeding world dominated by men, Jillybean has the distinction of being a popular award-winning strain created by a woman, MzJill of TGA Genetics. MzJill has reported that Jillybean was developed in collaboration with another female grower by crossing an Orange Velvet mother with a Space Queen father. Known as a strain that people tend to either love or hate, Jillybean has pronounced sweet orange and mango scents along with subtle hints of mustiness or cheese that some unfamiliar with this unique strain mistake for mold. The effects of this well-balanced hybrid come on slowly, gently spreading throughout the mind and body. While it’s not known as the strongest medicine on the shelf, this strain offers an uplifting, creative, and energizing high that many find to be just what they are looking for. Jillybean is a great choice for daytime use.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 56-63 days
  • Indoor yield: 300 g/m2

Topped only once it grows into a nice short bush with lots of side branching and multi heads. Flavors range from orange, Tang, candy, mango, and apple. The cross works really well in SOG or SCROG. Very large stems and huge top colas make this an easy strain to grow in any medium. Phenotypes: very stable orange and mango 50/50 phenotypes. Height: short and stocky. Yield: very heavy / easy to trim. Indoor and Outdoor. Best way to grow: single topping forms multi heads. Harvest: 8 weeks.


Jilly Bean is easy to grown both indoors and out. When grown outside, this strain does best in dry, warm climates, where frost or rains don’t occur until after mid-September. One fan of Jilly Bean has grown very successfully in Israel, using outdoor soil alone and no nutrients. Indoors, Jilly Bean adapts to either soil or hydro, and can be grown as a single-cola plant in SOG. She yields best as a large bush, topped several times, giving many large dense colas. Jilly Bean has a light to average nutrient requirement. This strain is adaptable to higher grow room temperatures, but for maximum yields, the temperature should stay below 85 degrees F when the lights are on. Jilly Bean will purple if the dark time temperature is allowed to drop by 20 degrees or more, producing reddish or burgundy velvet leaves inherited from her Orange Velvet mother. Her leaves become darker and more leathery as she matures. The cooler the nighttime temperature, the more magnificent the hues of this lady will become. Jilly Bean seeds express two phenotypes. One stays short and bushy with a lot of lateral branching. the other grows taller, with little lateral branching. When Jilly Bean is flowered between 24 and 32 inches in height, she finishes at approximately 4 feet. Jilly Bean buds grow in a pointy shape. they are dense and rock-hard from top to bottom, and forest-green in color, with some red hairs, and plenty of sticky resin. In good light and organic soil, this plant yields 3-4 ounces of primo sticky nugs. With an extra week of vegetative time, she can become even more robust. Grown in a hydroponic bubbler system, this plant can yield 10 or more ounces. It wafts the odor of sweet overripe mangos, pineapples, and oranges with a candied overtone. The pungency means it can be smelled from over a yard away, but doesn’t have the classic marijuana smell.


The strain does well both indoors and out and is suitable for the Sea of Green and Screen of Green growing methods. It needs to be topped only once to bloom into a nice short bush and can be grown easily by any grower. Flowering at eight to nine weeks, this strain produces nearly 300 grams per square meter and has a THC count of up to 18%.


All in all, Jilly Bean is a pretty amazingly engineered strain. She can be grown both indoors and out, but if done outdoors, the strain prefers dry climates where they don't receive consistent winter rains until mid-September or later (hello, California). If grown indoors, Jilly Bean is great in either soil or hydro and is probably best grown as a single cola. Jilly Bean can reward you with large yields and does this best when Topped, sometimes even several times, creating a bushy, squat plant that produces many large, dense colas. Also, the cooler the plants get at night or when the lights are off (-20 degrees or more is needed), the more impressive the purple hues of the plant will become.


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Jill was lucky enough to be gifted this amazing Orange Skunk and the day we smoked the finished bud we knew we had to outcross it with our Space Queen male. You don't really have to be a master breeder to figure out orange, pineapple and mango will be a good combination. The resulting outcross is remarkably stable and is close to a 50/50 representation of the parents. We had 5 females in our bud room and 4 could be cloned. They possess the same height, same growth speed and all have that dank orange smell.


According to a piece MzJill penned for High Times, Jilly Bean is the product of a collaboration between her and another female grower at TGA Genetics, ToB, taken by crossing an Orange Velvet female with a Space Queen male. Though the Orange Velvet is rare to find in stores due to lower THC levels, it served well as breeding stock for both the Jilly and Agent Orange (called “The Orange Wave” by MzJill), passing on its most desirable traits. Jilly Bean certainly gets its pungent citrus smell and beautiful shiny look from the mother. The Space Queen, a cross of Romulan and Cinderella 99, is responsible for the mango and pineapple hints. These tropical flavors are passed down from Cindy 99’s incestuous family line, which is the result of intentionally backcrossing a rare Princess female with her sons for several generations, making Oedipus’ relationship with his mother seem like a generational anomaly.


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Happy, mood enhancing, humorous, and energetic. Like orange skunk or Tang. They taste so much like Dreamcicles you will not believe it! Extremely upbeat and happy buzz great for depression and bad days.


To the uninitiated Jilly smoker, the strain’s fragrance is often confused for mold or mildew. The unique combination of citrus, tropical, sweet and bitter can certainly be deceiving. The moldy smell is actually an intricate combination of tropical fruitiness and hints of cheese that comes from the Space Queen. Other patients who were familiar with the Jilly had feelings of either love or hate, but never indifference.


Bred by TGA Genetics, the Jilly Bean strain is a heavy-hitting hybrid stemming from the tasty combination of Orange Velvet and Space Queen. Let’s take a few seconds to look at the genetics to get a better understanding of why Jillybean tastes, looks, and hits the way it does. To begin, its genetics consist of the Orange Velvet strain, which is known more for its delicious creamy orange flavor. It’s said to have a taste reminiscent of orange creamsicles. Orange Velvet is not known to be that potent or have strong effects, which makes it a very rare strain to find by itself today. Breeders typically mix it with other strains to bring out a better flavor and aroma in the plant. With that said, Orange Velvet can also add a mellow body buzz that is good for aiding with those pesky body ailments. Also in the genetics of Jillybean, is the popular hybrid known as Space Queen. The Space Queen strain is a combination of the Romulan and Cinderella 99 strains. All things considered, Space Queen is close to 50/50 hybrid itself. Add that to the citrus aroma and mellow body effects from the Orange Velvet strain and it starts to make a lot of sense why Jillybean is the way it is.


Jilly Bean is not the most potent strain on dispensary shelves (averaging about 16%-18% THC content), but it does have one of the more interesting hybrid lineages than has been around recently, meaning it was not directly crossed with an OG/Kush like most of the hybrids today. The Jilly Bean strain comes from the pairing of Space Queen, a popular cerebral strain, and the now nearly extinct Orange Velvet. With the cannabis market emphasis on high THC content, milder strains like Orange Velvet are almost impossible to find anymore. However, the amazing aroma and knockout flavor the strain possesses have made it a great choice for hybrid cross ventures. After all, you don't have to be a master cultivator to figure out that orange, pineapple, and mango flavors will be a happy marriage.


Like the name implies, this is a sweet, fruit flavored bud that tastes like a mix of jelly beans and pineapple. Jillybean has a dark forest green color with some red hairs and lots of sticky resin. The high from this strain is mellow, giddy, and friendly. It’s good for daytime use and can be used to treat depression and chronic pain.


The smoke produced by the Jillybean strain is fruity and smooth; it’s expansive on the chest yet easy on the throat. Vaporizing with this strain can provide a mellow-yet-stoney body melt with more of a clear head-high. Interestingly enough, it is not difficult to get lost in your work when medicating. I found myself getting into the zone with relative ease. Consider the Jillybean strain to help regulate mood and to help provide a natural form of stress relief. It may beneficial for those suffering from depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and more.


The Jilly Bean strain attained its now-notable name for two reasons. The first is kind of obvious, the name is close to jelly bean for good reason. The strain has sweet, fruity, and pungent-flavored buds that are somewhat reminiscent of that youthful, jelly bean taste. The second is a little less obvious, but interesting nonetheless. You see, the Jilly Bean strain was developed by Ms. Jill—a woman in a world of cannabis breeders that is mostly dominated by men.