Grapefruit Cannabis Strain Review: Origins, Benefits, Potency

Grapefruit Cannabis Strain Review: Origins, Benefits, Potency

The Grapefruit strain is every bit as sour and tantalizing as the juicy and pink citrus fruit for which it was named. It offers a modest dosage of THC, and offers its users a very spacy and relaxed high. After the cerebral high wears off, you will get a boost of energy, so it’s perfect as a wake and bake strain.

Dominant Terpene:
Pinene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene
Common Usage
AnxietyChronic painStress
Growing Info
Flowering period is approximately 60-70 days, can be grown both indoors and outdoors

If you are a newbie when it comes to marijuana, the idea of consuming some in the morning is probably terrifying. Due to a lack of knowledge, the general public still seems to think that using weed early in the day will turn you into a zombie who is unable to perform daily tasks. In reality, there are tons of ‘wake and bake’ strains that give you an energy boost and make dull activities seem more tolerable.

In case you didn’t know, a ‘wake and bake’ activity is anything you do within a few minutes of waking up in the morning. When it comes to weed, a sativa-dominant hybrid is your best option, and the Grapefruit marijuana strain fits neatly into that category. You can safely enjoy a few tokes of this cannabis before work because it will help you sail through the monotonous early morning duties you have to perform.

What is the Grapefruit Strain?

As we mentioned above, the Grapefruit weed strain is a Sativa-dominant (70%) hybrid. It is a cross of an unknown Thai Sativa and Cinderella 99. The identity of the breeder is unknown, but we do know that this strain was exceedingly popular at the beginning of the 21st century.


The Grapefruit marijuana strain offers a powerful citrus scent. You really get sour grapefruit notes that hit the nostrils with a delightful burst of acidity that makes your mouth water. You may need to concentrate a little to also get the subtle earthy and skunky scent, but it is worth waiting for.


If you enjoy the bitter taste of grapefruit, you will adore this strain! While other well-known citrus strains such as Tangie provide you with a sugary, zesty taste, Grapefruit offers sour and acidic notes. Weed smokers know that an earthy flavor is a certainty no matter the strain, but with Grapefruit, the sour flavor cuts out the ashy taste. The sides of your tongue will be assaulted by the juicy, sour flavor which is capped out with a taste best described as spicy tea.


When you have Grapefruit nugs, you should notice their fluffy calyxes and buds shaped like cones. The nugs aren’t particularly dense, and this weed has a light green color with peach pistils and on rare occasions, a hint of purple.

Grapefruit Strain Grow Info

This is a versatile plant, and when you have Grapefruit strain seeds in your hand, you have the option to grow the weed indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse. If you decide to grow it outdoors, make sure your crop is exposed to a warm and humid setting akin to a Mediterranean climate. Outdoors, Grapefruit can yield around 25 ounces per plant and could be ready for harvest by late September.

Indoor growers must realize that Grapefruit is a short plant unlikely to grow beyond three feet tall. As a result, you can expect a low to moderate yield of 14 ounces per square meter planted. This is one of the reasons why Grapefruit is an extremely expensive strain in most states. If you go into any dispensary that sells this strain, expect it to be located on the top shelf.

Assuming your seeds have real Grapefruit genetics, you can expect the plant to have a flowering time of 60-70 days indoors. We recommend ensuring your grow area has excellent ventilation and to drop the humidity to 50% by the end of the vegetative stage if possible. The ideal indoor temperature for Grapefruit is 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.

If you are in a hurry, you can purchase clones and use the Sea of Green (SOG) method to reduce the overall growing time to two months. Here is a quick overview of how to implement SOG:

  • Take cuttings to create clones or germinate seeds.
  • Grow your plants by ensuring they are exposed to at least 18 hours of light per day (24 hours a day is better) until they are 12 inches tall.
  • Ensure your plants have enough space; there should be a maximum of two plants per square foot.
  • Change the lighting schedule to 12 hours of light, 12 hours of darkness to force your crop into the flowering stage.
  • After you see a dense canopy of buds, prune the branches underneath and take the clippings to use as clones.
  • Harvest your Grapefruit crop once it is ready.

THC Content – Highest Test

Typically, the THC content of Grapefruit will be approximately 20%. However, we have heard that this strain can have up to 25% THC. As a result, it is important to be careful when using this strain; use a relatively small amount first to see how it affects you.

CBD Content – Highest Test

The CBD content of Grapefruit is minimal. You are unlikely to find more than 0.2% CBD. Therefore, the THC to CBD ratio is likely to be 100:1 or higher.

What Can I Expect When I Use Grapefruit?

If you are not a ‘morning person,’ a bowl of Grapefruit marijuana could ensure you have a sunnier disposition at 7 am on a cold, wet, miserable winter’s day. You can expect to feel a cerebral high followed by a feeling of exhilaration. It is ideal if you are concerned about an early morning meeting or another high-profile task because it makes you feel confident yet relaxed.

As it is such a potent strain, it is essential that you use it in moderation. When you toke the right amount, it should give you an energetic feeling akin to what you normally enjoy after a very strong cup of coffee. Please note that the energy, and associated creative feeling, will wear off after a couple of hours. If you overdo it and consume too much, you may experience a feeling of sedation; not an ideal scenario if you are at work!

Medical Benefits of Grapefruit Marijuana

As we just mentioned, Grapefruit has a sedative quality when used in large amounts. Therefore, while it is a popular wake and bake strain, it is also potent enough to reduce stress and help you slip away into a deep and satisfying sleep. This strain is a popular option for those with depression and is also used to combat anxiety.

Grapefruit weed also acts as an analgesic which is why it is used to treat migraines and chronic pain. Its painkilling capacity also makes it the weapon of choice for women in need of something to fight the agonizing pain of PMS.

Possible Side Effects of Grapefruit Weed

Once again, we must inform you that overconsumption of Grapefruit may lead to sedation and sleepiness. It is also likely that you will be affected by dry eyes and a dry mouth. As it is a potent strain, neophytes may experience mild dizziness. Make sure you have a glass of water with you when using Grapefruit weed.

Final Thoughts on Grapefruit Cannabis

Grapefruit remains a popular strain across the U.S. albeit not as much as in its heyday 15 or so years ago. It is especially popular along the West Coast and in Colorado. The yield is fairly moderate when grown indoors, but you can bump it up by using the Sea of Green growing method. The yield increases significantly if you have space outdoors, or better yet, if you have access to a greenhouse.

In many ways, Grapefruit is the perfect strain when you wake up and need energy and a boost in your mood. You should feel euphoric and ready to attack the day. It can enhance your level of creativity for a short period but make sure you don’t consume too much. Otherwise, you will have red eyes, the stoner ‘giveaway’. This isn’t a problem if you’re at home, but may land you in trouble if you are high at work!

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