In the modern era, there are possibly thousands of marijuana strains available as breeders continue to experiment. When you think about it, the potential number of strains possible from crossbreeding is utterly astonishing. However, Key Lime Pie does not exist due to crossbreeding. Instead, it is a unique phenotype of the legendary Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strain.
What Is the Key Lime Pie Strain?
Key Lime Pie comes from Burning Bush Nurseries and is often marketed as a ‘gourmet’ phenotype of GSC. It is an indica-dominant (75%) hybrid chosen for its heavy resin production. It offers users a cavalcade of scents and flavors that are a weed lover’s delight.
GSC in itself has produced a variety of phenotypes such as Platinum Cookies and Thin Mint, and scores of strains such as Wedding Cake weed, also come from this memorable strain. In any case, we would advise newbies to tread carefully when trying this potent strain.
Many users are extremely surprised when they get a sweet, earthy diesel tint from this strain. As the name suggests, you also get a sweet, lime-like scent, but it isn’t as apparent as you might think.
Key Lime Pie is a smooth smoke and offers a sweet, earthy, floral taste. Once again, you get hints of lime flavors with a citrus note, but it isn’t as fruity as you would hope for. Ultimately, it provides an earthy undertone.
Key Lime Pie is a gorgeous looking strain with a wide array of colors. Aside from the obvious healthy green color, the nugs are orange and purple and covered in glistening crystals. It gets even better when you break a nug open because you can see wonderful bright colors such as pink and blue tints in a weed strain that is just begging to be smoked.
When you have a healthy and potent nug of Key Lime Pie in your hands, you will definitely know it!
Key Lime Pie Strain Grow Info
We must warn you that this is NOT an easy strain to grow. First and foremost, you won’t find any Key Lime Pie seeds available. The only way to grow it at home is to get a clipping and clone. It grows well indoors and outdoors, but no matter the location, make sure you ‘top’ your plants nice and early.
With topping, you enable the plant to grow bushier with several lateral branches. The buds are relatively small but dense, and when you grow it correctly, they will be covered in gorgeous crystals. If you are eager to develop the stunning purple hue of Key Lime Pie, reduce the temperature of your grow room by approximately 10 degrees in the week before flowering. This tactic places the plants in mild ‘shock’, causing a purple coloring to appear on the flowers.
If you grow Key Lime Pie indoors, you should choose soil if you want better flavors or hydroponics for a greater yield. It should flower in 9-10 weeks, and you may end up with 10-12 ounces per square meter planted. Outdoor growers need a Mediterranean climate to get the most out of this strain. Key Lime Pie will yield 12 ounces per plant outdoors and will be ready for harvest by the beginning of October.
THC Content – Highest Test
Key Lime Pie’s average THC content can hit a peak of 22% although the most potent strains usually fall into the 20% to 21% range. The THC content can also be as low as 16%, which may be ideal for new users.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Key Lime Pie has minimal CBD content. The highest we have seen from a test was 0.6%. As a result, the THC to CBD ratio could be as much as 100:1 if the plant’s CBD content is 0.2% or less, which is common.
What to Expect When You Use Key Lime Pie Marijuana
This is an extremely fast-acting strain, so make sure you are comfortable before imbibing. The initial euphoric high will arrive soon after inhalation, and it affects body and mind. Users report feeling clear-minded with increased focus. You may even become more creative for a short period and experience a short-term increase in productivity.
Once the body relaxation sets in, you will feel relaxed and elated. The indica properties come to the fore, so you feel as if you’re in a dream, but are not dazed and confused. Use more Key Lime Pie if you are looking to become couch-locked.
Medical Benefits of the Key Lime Pie Strain
Key Lime Pie is a strain that offers plenty for recreational and medicinal users. It contains minimal CBD, which means you shouldn’t use it for a medical condition such as epilepsy for example. The cerebral high makes it ideal for individuals with stress and depression because it elevates their mood.
Key Lime Pie is also capable of tackling chronic pain and aching muscles. It is a strain best used in the late afternoon or early evening because, once the high begins to subside, you will feel drowsy. Use it in larger amounts at night for help with insomnia.
Possible Side Effects of the Key Lime Pie Strain
Cottonmouth and dry eyes are the most common adverse effects of Key Lime Pie. If you use too much, however, you could end up with a headache, and it may also induce couch lock. On rare occasions, excessive use may also cause the onset of paranoia or anxiety in users predisposed to either condition.
Final Thoughts on the Key Lime Pie Strain
In terms of aesthetics, few marijuana strains can hold a candle to Key Lime Pie. It is a stunning strain to look at with its colorful hues and glistening crystals. Although there is a hint of lime in the scent and taste of this strain, it doesn’t overpower you with citrus.
It is an excellent option if you are stressed and need to relax, or require something uplifting. Be warned, however; Key Lime Pie’s effects do not take long to arrive, so make sure you are sitting somewhere safe and comfortable when lighting up.