The Lemon Skunk plant is a Sativa dominant hybrid (60 percent, Indica vs Sativa), that hails from the combination of two different skunk plants. The Lemon Skunk mother is originally from the dry heat in Las Vegas; the Lemon Skunk father was brought over from a reputable grower in Holland. It is known as a “top shelf” medicine, great for relieving either stress or pain. It packs a sweet and sour lemon punch to the nose on smell, but it is still much more subtle than a diesel type of plant. It tastes lemony (obviously) on both the inhale and exhale, which is usually pretty rare with other citrus based strains of medicine. Have a cold Vitamin Water and eye drops nearby, though, as it is known to cause severe dry mouth, coupled with dry eyes. Just a few small puffs on the vaporizer with the Lemon Skunk should help with your ailments for several hours of uplifted, energized buzz.
The flowering period for the Lemon Skunk
Flowering period is said to be right around eight weeks, with a nice yield. The Lemon Skunk plant is a resilient strain, too, so it can be grown both indoors and outdoors. When the plant is grown outdoors, it should be ready right around October in in the U.S. The plant should grow tall, with a light but bright green bud with orange hairs – heavily covered in trichomes. In the U.K. it has been crossed with the Citral plant, which is said to yield a very similar Lemon Skunk type of strain. It has measured in with a 20% THC rating.
It is a favored medicine in the states due to it’s history (over 20 years old), it’s pedigree (two top skunk parents), and the Lemon Skunks abilities (helps patients with pain, anxiety, without the laziness of other medicines out there).
Awards and Recognition
Lemon Skunk has earned itself several cups, distinctions and awards. It was named a top 10 strain for the year of 2009 in Hightimes magazine, Lemon Skunk also won 1st place in the Indoor Hydro Spannibis 2008, 1st place in the Outdoor Highlife Cup in 2007, and 2nd place in the IC420 Breeders cup in 2008. The Lemon Skunk plant was crossed with Super Silver Haze, to create a monster known as Super Lemon Haze, which gives you the uplifted feel of the Lemon Skunk, and the mellow body high of the S.S.H.