Sour Lemon Feminized
When it comes to citrusy strains, very few are as delectable and exciting as Sour Lemon. A hybrid of California Sour and Lemon OG, both heavy-hitters in their own right, it is an excellent wake ‘n bake companion. It delivers an enormous surge of energy and creativity that makes it a favorite among artistic types everywhere. But, it is also suitable for the ordinary person who needs a motivational boost to get through the day. Although it is dominantly Sativa, it still has a 35% Indica component that keeps the user in a calm, relaxed state. And with 17% THC, it has analgesic properties that can lessen chronic and acute pain.
Sour Lemon Fem can be grown indoors or outdoors and is easy enough for novice gardeners to handle. As a Sativa-dominant strain, it takes 10 to 12 weeks to complete its flowering stage – a bit longer than other marijuana. The harvest time, therefore, can be late in the year and cut close to the onset of winter. Nevertheless, it produces a hefty yield of tapered, medium-sized buds with an aromatic sour punch. A thick layer of sparkling, white trichomes complements these nuggets, offset by curly, copper-toned pistils.
The plant itself has a tendency to grow tall with plenty of lateral branching. From each of the lanky stems, a heavy cola bristling with lime-green foliage will emerge. Due to their weight, a support structure has to be considered. Otherwise, the branches will bend and possibly snap. With ample space outdoors, wooden stakes or metal rings can be used to hold the plant upright. Indoors, a training method, such as the Screen of Green (SCROG), may be implemented.
These seeds are feminized, meaning they are virtually guaranteed to sprout all-female plants. Males or hermaphrodites carry pollen that can fertilize the female’s flowers to produce seeds. From a smoker’s standpoint, these seeds are useless. They are only valuable for breeders who wish to conduct hybridization experiments. To prevent cross-contamination between pollen and blossoms, the male plants must be identified and separated as soon as possible. With this type of seed, this tedious process that has been eliminated.
Some Sativas are notorious for having lengthy flowering stages, which can sometimes last for several months. However, Sour Lemon Fem takes a relatively shorter 10 to 12 weeks to finish budding, which means that outdoors, the harvesting period falls in late October.
As mentioned earlier, Sour Lemon Fem needs some support to keep it from curving downwards as it grows. The Screen of Green (SCROG) is a low-stress training (LST) approach that can help solve this problem. Simply install a screen or net over the growing medium and weave the branches through the holes as they come up. This creates a flat, table-top shape with the screen holding up the plant’s weight.
Furthermore, scrogging exposes all the bud sites to adequate light. Expensive grow lamps may not be necessary – cheap CFL and LED bulbs are usually enough. With these types of light fixtures, the chances of overheating and light burn are reduced.
Without SCROG, this strain can stretch up to 100 cm (over 3 feet) before it begins to curl and bend. Experienced growers may opt to top and fim the plant to curb its height, but a support structure is required anyway. Therefore, scrogging is more practical. When it is done properly, an impressive yield of 350 to 400 grams (12 to 14 ounces) can be achieved.
In the open air, Sour Lemon Fem could reach 1.65 meters (40 inches) tall. On the plus side, a larger and more robust plant could generate a higher yield of 500 grams (17 to 18 ounces). But on the other hand, it would be more difficult to hide it from curious neighbors. If this is not a hindrance, though, this strain will flourish in the sunshine. It will do particularly well in a Mediterranean-type climate.
Not only is Sour Lemon a popular choice for recreational users, but it also has therapeutic value. Like most Sativa-dominant strains, it produces more of a cerebral high. It has a mood-lifting effect that may be helpful for individuals battling chronic depression or bipolar disorder. At the same time, it may be used to treat adult attention-deficit disorder (ADD) by improving concentration.
Nonetheless, its Indica component keeps things calm. Besides an uplifting impact, this strain can alleviate anxiety and stress. It may be of benefit to people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or social anxiety.
As for the physical aspect, this strain’s moderate 17% THC content makes it an effective painkiller, but it is not so strong that it causes unwanted side effects at the right dosage. Medical marijuana patients can use it to mitigate different types of body discomforts, such as those arising from migraines, arthritis, dysmenorrhea, and back pain. It is a more sustainable alternative to opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) since it is non-addicting and will not induce allergic reactions or stomach troubles.
Because Sour Lemon is a stimulating Sativa, it could heighten a person’s anxiety if he is predisposed to paranoia or panic attacks. These cases are extremely rare. However, overconsumption could still increase the chances of dizziness and headaches. These effects are mild and will go away on their own once you stop smoking.
The other adverse reactions are not as frightening and can easily be fixed. Dry, irritated eyes only need a bottle of over-the-counter lubricating eye drops. Drinking plenty of hydrating liquids will ease cotton mouth and a parched throat. Caffeine and alcohol are not recommended because they could cause the body to lose additional fluids.
On top of Sour Lemon’s palatability, newbies and old-timers alike enjoy the invigorating Sativa effects it brings. This wake ‘n bake partner will put a smile on your face and get you raring to go in the morning. It can also serve as a pick-me-up in the afternoon when your fuel tank is running low. Either way, its cerebral buzz is the perfect balm for highly-stressed people who need a little boost to get things done.
Artistic types also love it because it has a mind-freeing quality that unleashes the creative juices. Innovative ideas will come rushing in, and the need to share them will be strong. As a matter of fact, this strain will make introverts more outgoing, able to chat confidently and comfortably with the people around them.
Just a toke or two is enough to energize you. Due to its Indica composition and moderate THC level, it is unlikely to make you jittery if you stick to a prudent dosage. When the energetic rush wanes, a relaxing tranquility will descend over the body. You will not have any trouble sleeping, compared to other heavier Sativas.
Unsurprisingly, Sour Lemon has a potent citrus aroma, but instead of being one-note, it is a pleasant mix of lemon, lime, and apple. Discriminating tokers will also pick up an earthy, dank scent reminiscent of wet loam.
As you inhale, Sour Lemon’s thick smoke will invade your sinuses with a sharp, sour punch. The taste buds, on the other hand, will be coated with the delightful flavor of Granny Smith apples. Upon the exhale, its Kush pedigree comes to the fore, leaving a herbaceous aftertaste on the palate.
Marijuana enthusiasts looking for the same invigorating effect but prefer a candy-like aroma can turn to Bubblegum Haze Fem. As the name suggests, this strain has the fun flavor of Bubblegum, sprinkled with the acidity and spice of Haze. Like Sour Lemon, it is highly motivating and mood-lifting, but the feeling will not escalate into nervousness or cause sleep deprivation.
But if you want to stick to a citrusy flavor profile, you can try Lemon Pie Reg. This Sativa-dom was catapulted to fame by famous rapper and long-time avid cannabis advocate, Snoop Dogg. In 2015, the artist launched his own brand of cannabis products, which included this special tangy varietal. It immediately became an in-demand bestseller, as can be expected from the result of a cross between the eminent Amnesia Haze and Skunk #1 strains. At 22% THC, its effects are powerful and lingering.
However, if you are troubled by insomnia, you would be better off smoking an Indica-leaning strain that will relax your body and mind. Northern Lights Fast Fem would be an excellent choice. This classic pot is a favorite of home growers due to its easygoing requirements and quick flowering time. It induces a hypnotic calm that is likened to watching the mesmerizing colors of the Aurora Borealis. Its sedative property makes it better than any sleeping pill.
For a more balanced effect, we recommend Skunk #1 Fem. This perennial classic laid the groundwork for the majority of the marijuana seeds being sold today. It has a short flowering time, flourishes in all types of climate, and spawns tremendously heavy colas. The high is a blend between mentally clear and physically calm, given its 50% Indica and 50% Sativa genetics.
Sour Lemon OG Feminised Seeds
Sour Lemon OG is a tall sativa dominant plant whose strong vegetative growth is carried on over into the first few weeks of flowering. The buds will remain quite fluffy and airy until the final two weeks at which point they really start to pack on the weight and density increases dramatically. At the same time they become coated with a shiny “wet-look” appearance from the resin produced.
Trellising is recommended to support and train the branches and it will benefit from extra attention being paid to a sufficiency of nitrogen, calcium and magnesium nutrients. Indoors it will be ready for harvest in 10 – 11 weeks of flowering; outdoors expect it to be ready by late October. Against the background Kush notes the flavours of lemon, lime and sour apple are quite marked. Sour Lemon OG is a typical sativa in respect of its soaring, euphoric high which is very social in nature whether you enjoy deep conversations or something more physical.