The trouble with trying to create hybrids is that you’re not sure what you will get. We all know that if you use lousy genetics, you’ll almost certainly end up with a low-quality end result. However, breeders also know that you can use top shelf genetics and still end up with a poor strain. However, the Fruit Punch strain is a prime example of the good things that happen when you mix classics.
What is the Fruit Punch Strain?
Fruit Punch weed is a strongly sativa-dominant hybrid created by Heavyweight Seeds. The breeder looked at three legendary strains: Northern Lights, Haze, and Skunk #1, and decided that it would be fun to combine all of them. The result is a marvelous strain that uplifts you, and also treats your taste buds.
Back in 2008, Heavyweight Seeds were overseas and became impressed with the strains they saw a local supplier working with. They were able to persuade the individual to give them a few cuts which they smuggled into Spain. There, they created their own gene pool and started selling completely feminized and fully auto-flowering cannabis seeds.
It is clear that Heavyweight Seeds chose the trio of great strains after much deliberation. Skunk #1 is known for being a well-balanced hybrid, Haze is primarily sativa, while Northern Lights is mainly indica. Like its parents, Fruit Punch is powerful, and while it leans towards sativa, its effects are noticeable in body and mind.
The wonderful scent of Fruit Punch is one of the best characteristics. The smell of fruit, especially berries, makes you feel as if you are about to eat dessert. Once you grind the buds or break them up, you will also get earth and pine undertones.
Frankly, Fruit Punch tastes almost as good as it smells! Once it hits your taste buds, it is akin to a tropical fruit smoothie. As you inhale the weed, the berry overtones, along with the citrus undertones, are a treat for the senses. There is also a wonderful mild sweetness which blends everything together perfectly.
Fruit Punch’s fluffy green buds are aesthetically pleasing, and you may also see shades of purple. Once it is ready for harvest, you will also love the look of the trichome covered buds.
Fruit Punch Strain Grow Info
There are different varieties of Fruit Punch seeds including feminized and auto-flowering seeds. Fruit Punch follows the typical growth pattern of a sativa-dominant hybrid in that it grows tall, up to seven feet. Sativa-dominant hybrids also have problems growing in colder climates, and their thin stalks and branches break easily. As a result, growers find it hard to cultivate such strains outside.
However, Fruit Punch is much stronger and more robust than the vast majority of its fellow sativas. Although it thrives in a Mediterranean climate, it is capable of growing well in a cooler climate such as ones in the Northern hemisphere. Fruit Punch also adapts to sudden temperature changes and won’t break during heavy winds.
If you decide to grow this strain outdoors, it will be ready to harvest any time between the end of September and the middle of October. It offers a possible yield of 35 ounces per plant! If you grow Fruit Punch indoors, it will flower in 7-9 weeks and yield up to 21 ounces per square meter planted.
THC Content – Highest Test
Fruit Punch is high in THC, and some tests have shown a THC content of 22%, and we have heard that there are strains of Fruit Punch with a THC level of 25%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Fruit Punch is relatively high in CBD with a range of between 0.85% and 1.2%. As a result, the THC to CBD ratio could be anywhere from 19:1 to 30:1.
What Can I Expect When I Use Fruit Punch Weed?
Fruit Punch is definitely a strain suitable for parties! You should experience a rush of euphoria soon after use, and this good mood ensures you are even more sociable than usual. This mood boost is accompanied by a sense of mental clarity that promotes a spike in creativity.
Users often report feeling a noticeable ‘buzz’ of energy surging through the body which keeps them invigorated and happy for hours. You are also likely to experience a notable confidence boost which is another reason why it is so useful for social gatherings.
Medical Benefits of Fruit Punch Marijuana
Although Fruit Punch is undoubtedly a favorite of recreational users, it has plenty of possible medical applications too. The high CBD content, coupled with a very high level of THC, and a rich terpene profile, mean that this strain is a potentially worthwhile treatment for different physical and mental issues.
For instance, the fact that Fruit Punch boosts your mood means it can alleviate chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. As you may know, stress can cause a host of physical problems such as loss of appetite and fatigue so using Fruit Punch could help you with those problems too.
Its sativa-dominant properties allow it to combat various pains and aches in the body such as gastrointestinal issues. If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, you may find Fruit Punch’s possible antiemetic qualities useful as you try to overcome symptoms of the treatment such as nausea.
Possible Side Effects of Fruit Punch Weed
As is the case with most marijuana strains, especially potent ones, Fruit Punch may cause a case of cottonmouth. In addition, you may develop red and itchy eyes because the abundance of cannabinoids inhibits moisture production in your tear ducts. All of the above are minor symptoms that normally disappear after a few hours. Make sure you have a glass of water to hand to combat dry mouth.
Fruit Punch is a potent strain, so if you use too much, you may experience side effects such as increased paranoia or anxiety, and dizziness.
Final Thoughts on Fruit Punch Cannabis
If you are in dire need of a pick-me-up during the day, Fruit Punch could be the ideal marijuana strain for you. Not only does it elevate your mood, but it also clears mental fog and helps you recover from chronic fatigue. If you feel tired or have anxiety about a social event, a few tokes of Fruit Punch will help you become chattier and more confident.
It is also an extremely easy marijuana strain to grow; not least because Heavyweight Seeds sells feminized auto-flowering seeds. Although you still need to know a thing or two about gardening, Fruit Punch is a low maintenance strain. If you grow it indoors; however, you’ll need to top your plants at least once to keep them to a manageable height.