Every so often, a strain comes along and blows away the competition; the Cherry Limeade strain is one such example. Northern California is known for producing extraordinary weed, so it is hardly a surprise that this superstar comes from that neck of the woods. Cherry Limeade is known for its refreshing taste, along with its rapid onset. With an exceptionally high THC content, this isn’t a strain for neophytes!
What is the Cherry Limeade Strain?
Cherry Limeade strain weed is an evenly balanced hybrid strain that’s a cross of Black Lime Reserve and Cherry Pie. It was bred by someone called Mean Gene, the chief breeder from the Aficionado Seeds firm; a company known for its recent dominance of the Northern California marijuana scene.
Cherry Limeade won first place in the NorCal Emerald Cup in 2015; the fourth year running that a strain developed by Aficionado finished in the top three places. Its Chemdawg special reserve strain won first place in 2012 while Black Lime Reserve finished third in 2013, and second in 2014.
Interestingly, Mean Gene says that the Cherry Limeade strain he developed is genetically identical to his Cherry Limeade offering; although the latter is significantly more potent. It is important not to confuse either strain with the delicious Cherry Lime Haze, by the way! In any case, Cherry Limeade has inherited the positive traits of its parents. The main issue is trying to get your hands on some!
You won’t be surprised to learn that the Cherry Limeade marijuana strain offers a gorgeous berry and citrus flavor combination. However, once you get past the zesty sweetness, you should also get earthy and herbal notes. Overall, there are few better smelling strains in the world
As alluring as the aroma is, Cherry Limeade somehow manages to taste even better! Users are practically salivating at the thought of sampling this strain and they are not disappointing once it hits their taste buds. The winning combo of lemon and cherry is utterly sensational. The biggest issue is limiting yourself to a sensible amount!
The strain’s Black Lime Reserve traits come to the fore here as Cherry Limeade consists of large minty green buds covered with glistening trichomes and orange hairs.
Cherry Limeade Strain Grow Info
We would love to hear from anyone who manages to find Cherry Limeade strain seeds. From what we know, it is almost as hard as finding El Dorado! If you somehow find seeds, you’ll probably discover that it thrives in a warm climate when grown outdoors.
In fact, there is a lack of detail available regarding how to grow Cherry Limeade. The information you read is primarily based on similar strains. When grown outdoors, it will probably be ready for harvest by the beginning of October. Expect the yield to be approximately 12 ounces per plant.
As for indoor growers of Cherry Limeade, the likely flowering time is 7-9 weeks. Its yield is likely to be around 10 ounces per square meter planted. By all accounts, this strain is best grown in soil if you want to enhance the yield. When grown indoors, keep temperatures on the warm side to replicate the Northern Californian climate.
THC – Highest Content
Cherry Limeade cannabis is not a good option if you are a new marijuana user or else you have a low tolerance. Its THC level ranges from 17% to 26%!
CBD – Highest Content
Cherry Limeade is very low in CBD; around 0.02%, so there isn’t nearly enough of the cannabinoid to counteract the potent high.
What Can I Expect When I Use Cherry Limeade?
You can expect the high to hit you extremely quickly, so make sure you are not still at work or about to operate heavy machinery! Users often report experiencing a feeling of euphoria. Cherry Limeade could prove useful as a ‘social’ strain because users tend to become extremely talkative once the high kicks in. If you don’t usually talk much, you may be stunned to find that your mouth is unable to stop moving!
Once you feel the energizing buzz soon after the first toke, you may be fooled into believing you can get a lot of work done. However, once the physical effects hit, you’ll have a VERY different belief! Soon enough, you’ll feel the tension ease away from the muscles, and the sedative properties of this strain will have you longing for the couch before long. Some users report total couch-lock.
As you can imagine, Cherry Limeade is best used at night time or at least in the late evening. It is a cool strain to try when you are feeling a little stressed out or tired after a long day. We don’t recommend using it for social occasions. While you’ll initially feel chatty and happy, the intense body high will soon take hold. Don’t be the person who falls asleep on the sofa at a friend’s party!
Medical Benefits of Cherry Limeade
As you might expect, Cherry Limeade is ideal if you have insomnia because of its ability to sedate the body and relax the mind. However, this strain is arguably the most popular for use as a stress reliever. As well as helping you feel completely chilled out, Cherry Limeade offers a buzz of euphoria that helps you feel happier about life.
As such, you could use it to treat depression as well. Aside from the benefits mentioned above, Cherry Limeade is also used to boost appetite because users report feeling extreme cases of the munchies after use. The only problem is; if the high hits you extremely quickly and causes you to get stuck to the couch, how will you summon the energy reserves needed to reach the kitchen?
Possible Side Effects of the Cherry Limeade Strain
The main side effects associated with Cherry Limeade are dry mouth and bloodshot eyes. As it has an extremely high THC level, it is not a strain for newcomers. Overindulgence can lead to dizziness and headaches. In rare cases, you may also experience paranoid thoughts if you are not used to such potent marijuana.
Final Thoughts on the Cherry Limeade Strain
Overall, if you are in need of a strain to help you relax and melt away stress, Cherry Limeade is an excellent option. Once you have a toke or two, the fantastic taste will make it very difficult to stick to a small amount. This could prove a problem given the strain’s potency! While it is potentially a great social strain, it is best used towards the end of the evening when sleep is on your mind.