4 Best lemon strains to grow at home

Did you know most lemon weed strains are sativas? 

Sativa and sativa dominant strains give an energizing cerebral high, whereas lemon strains are prized for their citrusy flavor, thanks to high concentrations of limonene. 

This aromatic compound gives oranges and other citrus fruits their distinct zesty flavor. 

Read on to learn more about citrus weed strains and the best lemon strains.

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What gives citrus weed strains their flavor?

Like peppers have their spice and flowers have their sweet fragrance, citrus weed strains get their distinct taste and smell from terpenes. 

These aromatic compounds are responsible for giving weed its myriad of flavors. 

In fact, with lemon weed strains, as well as other flavor strains, there’s plenty of subtle variation in the taste and fragrance

It’s hard to say they all taste the same.

What gives citrus weed strains their unique flavor? There are two things. First, there’s the terpene profile. 

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The flavor of any strain heavily depends on the concentrations of different terpenes found in cannabis

Lemon weed strains have high amounts of limonene, a terpene that’s plentiful in the rind of citrus fruits such as lemon and oranges.

Second, there’s genetics. You can tell lemon weed strains apart from other types of cannabis because most if not all of them have strong sativa genes. 

It’s similar to how you can gauge how a marijuana plant grows simply by knowing whether it’s a sativa, hybrid, or indica strain

Lastly, genetics also help breeders to better understand how to cross good qualities together to produce new and improved strains.

What are the qualities of most citrus strains?

The most striking quality that the best lemon weed strains have is their flavor. 

Citrus fruits’ zesty taste and fragrance are always present, even when paired against other strong flavors like Lemon Sour Diesel’s case with its fuel-like taste and aroma.

Speaking of pairing, the sharp and refreshing flavors that citrus strains have perfectly complement their mood-boosting and energizing effects. 

For this combination, some of the best lemon cannabis strains are also known to be great morning strains.

Four citrus Weed strains you should be growing

Super Lemon Haze strain

Super Lemon Haze Strain
Super Lemon Haze

Super Lemon Haze is renowned worldwide for being one of the best lemon strains because of its award-winning qualities. 

With one toke of its buds, you’ll begin to feel a cerebral high that will elevate your mood and energize your mind. 

The refreshing flavors of lemon only compliment the effects you get with each smoke.

Plant type20% Indica 80% Sativa
THCUp to 22%
CBDInsignificant amounts
ClimateIndoors | Mediterranean | Mold Resistant 
Plant sizeTall
Flowers9 weeks
Yields21 to 25 oz per 3x3ft
Taste & SmellCitrus | Herbal | Sweet
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Orange Bud strain

Orange Bud Strain
Orange Bud

If you’re looking for a balanced high, look no further than in Orange Bud

This classic 50/50 hybrid strain is unlike most lemon strains you’ve tried before since it combines the energizing buzz of a sativa strain with the soothing effects of an indica. 

Although it’s orange, this strain will loosen you up but keep you focused, so it deserves a spot as one of the best lemon strains.

Plant type50% Indica 50% Sativa
THCUp to 18%
CBDInsignificant amount
Plant sizeCompact
Flowers8 weeks
Yields5 to 9 oz per 3x3ft
Taste & SmellOrange
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Agent Orange strain

Agent Orange Strain
Agent Orange

Agent Orange is another uplifting citrus strain that helps elevate your mood by making you extremely happy with each toke. 

It’s also an excellent strain for those struggling to find any energy. Its mood-boosting and energizing buzz is only made even better by its citrusy taste that’s mixed into its strong, skunky flavors.

Plant type45% Indica 55% Sativa
THCUp to 19%
CBDInsignificant amounts
ClimateIndoors | Steppe | Mold Resistant
Plant sizeTall
Flowers8 weeks
Yields14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft
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Wedding Cake strain

Wedding Cake Strain
Wedding Cake Strain

Just like Lemon OG, Wedding Cake is an exception when it comes to lemon strains. This is because, unlike most, it is an indica-dominant strain

And it shows with its strong relaxing body high that would put you to sleep if not for the slight boost to your mood. 

As its name implies, the taste you get from this strain is mostly sweet, but it does carry a tangy flavor to it that’s similar to the rind of a lemon.

Plant type70% Indica / 30% Sativa
THCUp to 30%
CBDInsignificant amounts
DifficultyEasy to grow
ClimateIndoors | Continental
Plant sizeAverage
Flowers9 to 10 weeks
Yields18 to 21 oz per 3x3ft
Taste and SmellVanilla | Sweet | Earthy | Ginger
EffectsRelaxing | Energizing
Wedding Cake Strain

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There are no set rules when it comes to citrus strains. Some of the best lemon cannabis strains are sativa or sativa dominant, but some, such as Wedding Cake, are not. 

Some of the best lemon cannabis strains don’t even have lemons as their main flavor.

Instead, the lemon flavor complements the particular strain’s primary taste and aroma.

You can grow the best lemon strains mentioned on this list by buying their seeds from my online store, or read more reviews, ILGM.com

If you are not sure what to try, consider my Juice Mix. It combines three of my best lemon strains at a reasonable price – saving you hundreds of dollars compared to buying all three separately. 

You can even diversify your grow with other strains such as Durban Poison and Sour Diesel.

Whatever you decide to grow, make sure you start with great seeds!

Happy Growing,


FAQs about lemon strains

What makes lemon weed strains so unique?

Their flavor. When it comes to lemon weed strains’ most striking feature, citrus weed strains are renowned for their strong tanginess or refreshing taste of citrus fruits. However, what separates them from the rest is that the flavors perfectly complement the buds’ effects.

What are the best citrus strains?

The best lemon cannabis strains generally have distinct flavors and similar effects. They don’t necessarily have lemon as their main flavor; the lemon flavor can complement the taste or aroma that settles in your tastebuds as the effect of the buds rolls in.

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