If you’re looking for a cannabis strain with a lemon zest flavor, then you’re in luck. The Lemon Skunk strain is simply bursting with a sweet and sour, citrusy scent and taste. Read on to find out what else Lemon Skunk has to offer and why it still remains popular after more than a decade.
What Is the Lemon Skunk Strain?
Lemon Skunk weed is a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid and is a cross of a pair of unknown Skunk phenotypes. Some believe it is a cross of a Dutch Citron Skunk and Skunk #1.
The Lemon Skunk strain has won numerous awards, and it made the High Times’ top 10 strains list in 2009.
The Lemon Skunk strain has won numerous awards, and it made the High Times’ top 10 strains list in 2009. Users describe Lemon Skunk’s effects as mood-enhancing and energizing, without being overwhelming. As time passes, this strain induces a feeling of relaxation, but not sedation or couchlock. For this reason, Lemon Skunk is suitable for daytime use.
The clue is in the name, and you don’t win any prizes for guessing what this pungent strain smells like. Lemon Skunk marijuana has a powerful lemon and skunky scent infused with slightly earthy and sour notes.
Lemon Skunk’s robust lemon flavor tantalizes the taste buds, as does its sweet and creamy undertones. It also has an eclectic mix of sour citrus notes and skunk.
A mature Lemon Skunk plant is a vibrant green with lighter tinges to the leaves and buds. The nugs are relatively dense and prominent, and when dried and cured, are sticky and incredibly fragrant. A thin layer of glistening trichomes and bright orange pistils give this plant a bit of added color.
Lemon Skunk Strain Grow Info
Experienced Lemon Skunk growers say it is an easy strain to grow as it is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It is highly resistant to mold and mildew and is durable enough to survive in a relatively cool outdoor climate. However, it does best in climates where the daytime temperature ranges between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
In terms of growing, Lemon Skunk grows best in organic soil. Be sure to provide your crop with lots of nutrients as it is less likely to suffer from nutrient burn than other strains. It is worth creating a compost tea to enrich the growing environment further. You can purchase compost from a local store or create your own using organic ingredients such as kelp, worm castings, and molasses.
Lemon Skunk handles humidity well. Although, you will get better results by keeping the Relative Humidity (RH) below 50% during the flowering stage.
As Lemon Skunk is a tall plant, vertical space is something that indoor growers need to consider. Bear in mind that a fully-grown Lemon Skunk plant can reach up to 80 inches tall.
If you have Lemon Skunk seeds and grow indoors, expect the crop to take 8-9 weeks to flower. Lemon Skunk typically yields up to 18 ounces per square meter indoors. Outdoors, Lemon Skunk is usually ready for harvesting by early October and produces a whopping 28 ounces of bud per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
The THC content of Lemon Skunk varies considerably. You could get a ‘weak’ strain with 15% THC or an extremely potent version with 22% THC.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Lemon Skunk is not a strain that contains a high percentage of cannabidiol. Generally, the Lemon Skunk strain will have approximately 1% CBD. As a result, the THC to CBD ratio can be as low as 15:1.
Medical Benefits of Lemon Skunk Marijuana
Although Lemon Skunk does not contain a high CBD content, it may provide some medical benefits. As mentioned, this strain is uplifting, so cannabis consumers with depression may find it helpful. Lemon Skunk’s relaxing effects may also be helpful for those suffering from chronic stress.
Some medicinal marijuana users say that this strain is also moderately effective at relieving everyday aches and pains.
Possible Side Effects of Lemon Skunk Weed
Like any marijuana strain with reasonably high THC levels, less is more. You may experience cottonmouth, dry eyes, dizziness, and potentially anxiety or paranoia if you use too much.
Final Thoughts on Lemon Skunk Cannabis
Despite arguably being at the height of its popularity over a decade ago, Lemon Skunk still remains in demand today. This is because Lemon Skunk has lots more to offer than just its delicious mouth-watering aroma and flavor.
As it is a hybrid, after the initial uplifting high has dissipated, users generally experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation.
It also provides mood-enhancing and invigorating effects without being overwhelming. As it is a hybrid, after the initial uplifting high has dissipated, users generally experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Better still, Lemon Skunk does not sedate or cause couchlock, so it is suitable for daytime use.