Top 4 Lemon Cannabis Strains

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.

Top 4 Lemon Cannabis Strains

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.

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. 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 orange.

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 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.

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. Now let's share what, in our opinion, are the four citrus weed strains you should be growing.

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 feel a cerebral high that will elevate your mood and energize your mind. The refreshing flavors of lemon only complement the effects you get with each smoke.

Super Lemon Haze feminized seeds

Among the various strains of marijuana, Super Lemon Haze has held its own in the marijuana market for years. The Cannabis Cup winner has earned worldwide popularity that has not wavered despite the creation of new strains.

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Super Lemon Haze cultivar profile

Plant type 20% indica 80% sativa
THC Up to 22%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Moderate
Climate Indoors | Mediterranean | Mold Resistant
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 21 to 25 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Citrus | Herbal | Sweet
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Terpinolene | Myrcene | Humulene | Carene

Orange Bud strain

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.

Orange Bud feminized seeds

When it comes to all-time classic flavors, Orange Bud seeds has to be at the top of the list. Its taste and aroma are truly distinct, touching people's lives everywhere.

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

Orange Bud cultivar profile

Plant type 50% indica 50% sativa
THC Up to 23%
CBD Insignificant amount
Difficulty Moderate
Climate Indoors
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 9 to 14 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Orange
Effects Uplifted
Terpenes D-Limonene | Ocimene | Linalool | Myrcene | phellandrene

Agent Orange strain

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

Agent Orange feminized seeds

Agent Orange seeds are known for growing buds with a sweet flavor and fragrant aroma. This slightly sativa-leaning hybrid is a balanced blend that is uplifting and motivating.

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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.

Agent Orange cultivar profile

Plant type 45% indica 55% sativa
THC Up to 19%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Moderate
Climate Indoors | Steppe | Mold Resistant
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 16 to 19 oz per plant
Effects Uplifting
Terpenes D-Limonene | Terpinolene | Myrcene | Caryophyllene | Carene

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.

Wedding Cake feminized seeds

Wedding Cake is known for its sweet taste and the harmony between the indica and sativa traits. If you want to chill but still remain sharp, Wedding Cake is a great choice.

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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.

Wedding Cake cultivar profile

Plant type 70% indica 30% sativa
THC Up to 25%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Continental
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 10 weeks
Yields 18 to 21 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Vanilla | Sweet | Earthy | Ginger
Effects Relaxing | Energizing
Terpenes Myrcene | L-Limonene | Caryophyllene | Valencene | Linalool

Conclusion

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.

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 strains such as Durban Poison and Sour Diesel.

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

Happy Growing,

Robert