Lemon Skunk is an invigorating sativa hybrid curated to exhibit zesty lemon phenotypes. A fruity-yet-skunky scent tastes as good as it smells. Lemon Skunk settles as a happy and ultimately relaxed high.
Overview of Lemon Skunk
With its skunk-dominant lineage, most users wouldn't expect Lemon Skunk to be a fresh and fragrant smoke. The strain is famed for its zesty lemon scent and taste. The compelling citrus and skunk flavors yield a euphoric and invigorating buzz, perfect to uplift any mood.
The strain made the High Times list of top 10 strains in 2009, proceeding several other honors for strain genetics. The award-winning strain has cultivated a following due to its strong flavors, strong cerebral high, and slightly sedative body high.
Smokers most enjoy using Lemon Skunk during the day to foster a pleasantly active and uplifting day high. Lemon Skunk buds should have a potent scent and produce light green nugs thickly coated with orange hairs.
Potential Positive Effects
When smoked, Lemon Skunk fosters a stimulating, cerebral high. Users say the strong mental impact can inspire an introspective or energetic high. Smokers can be inspired to be social or solo to tackle creative projects or activities. Lemon Skunk still delivers a palpable body high.
Those new to the strain can lapse into naps after the initial buzz wears off. Most common effects include happiness, euphoria, creativity, relaxation, and energy.
Potential Negative Effects
The most common negative side effect of Lemon Haze is dry mouth. Less frequently, users report dry eyes, headaches, paranoia, and dizziness.
Lineage of Lemon Skunk
Lemon Skunk was first developed by DNA Genetics. The breeders cultivated the strain to exhibit citrus phenotypes. Little is known about the genetics of Lemon Skunk. Two skunk varieties, chosen for their lemon characteristics, were combined to create the strain.
Lemon Skunk's mother strain has been housed in Las Vegas while the father strain hailed from the Netherlands. Not much else about the parent strains are reported.
The THC content for Lemon Skunk varieties rate as high as 22% but average around 14.5%.
Either way, this sativa hybrid beats most sativa strains - average of 13.5% THC.
Growing Lemon Skunk
Lemon Skunk plants are tall and easy to trim. Plants flourish best as multibranch plants supported with moderate to heavy amounts of nutrients. Typically, Lemon Skunk plants yield between 400 to 600 grams per square meter. Plants should have a high calyx to leaf ratio. Lemon Skunk plants produce the best yields once they have flowered for 55 to 65 days.
It's said that growers with any experience level can grow Lemon Skunk successfully. When grown outdoors, the strain will be ready for harvest in 8-10 weeks. Lemon Skunk will be ready to harvest in the Southern hemisphere in around April.
Where to find Lemon Skunk
Lemon Skunk is popular in medical and recreational markets. Lemon Skunk is the strain of choice throughout Oregon, Colorado, Washington, California, Nevada, and British Columbia in Canada.
The potent strain has moderate popularity throughout international markets.