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Strain Review: Super Lemon Haze


Everybody needs a great Sativa in their stash. There’s nothing like an early morning session that leaves you feeling uplifted, creative, and ready to take on the day. One of my top recommendations for you would be Super Lemon Haze, great for pretty much everything except sleep. Super Lemon Haze was created by Greenhouse and is a cross between Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. This strain went on to win 1st place in both the 2008 and 2009 High Times Cannabis Cup competitions as well as the 2010 IC420 Growers Cup.

How It Grows

Super Lemon Haze likes to really stretch out and reach for the light. If you’re growing outdoors or in a space with plenty of headroom, this won’t be an issue. But if you’re growing in a cabinet or space that is, say, 4 feet tall or less, than you’ll definitely need to do some aggressive training. Fortunately, Super Lemon Haze is a hardy plant that responds well to all types of training. You just have to make daily adjustments as this strain grows fairly quickly. Since this strain is mostly Sativa, flowering time is around 10 to 12 weeks and the buds can be a little light and airy. But the potency of this strain makes up for it. Here’s an interesting bit of information; some cultivators have discovered that their plants produce a much stronger lemon scent and flavor when grown in organic soil as opposed to using chemical nutrients. The claim that growing organic results in a better tasting product is nothing new. But since the lemon is probably a big reason you’re considering this strain I thought it was worth mentioning.

How It Blows

You just know you’re in for a treat when you start grinding and the air fills with the scent of lemons. The effects come on fast but gentle. It’s mostly a cerebral high in that you experience an improved mood, positive energy, and the urge to do something creative. Guys, this is not the strain to reach for if you’re looking to veg out and do nothing. You’ll go stir crazy just sitting there with a bullet train of creative energy trying to make its way through and out of your body. Don’t get me wrong, there is a touch of a body high that helps keep everything grounded. It’s just more of a background mechanism than something you actively notice. If you’re stressed, in need of a creative boost or just looking for the perfect wake-n-bake, you may want to give Super Lemon Haze a try. However, if you experience severe anxiety or insomnia, this strain, and most Sativas for that matter, likely aren’t a good fit for you.

If you’re a cultivator that wants a fast finishing, high yielding strain, Super Lemon Haze isn’t what you’re after. But if you don’t mind trading a few extra weeks for a highly potent and flavorful product, that is sure to become a favorite, then it could be just what you need. I’ve often wondered which I would pick as my favorite lady. It isn’t an easy choice, one I’m not likely to make, but there is an obvious contender. Anybody out there sampled or grown this strain before? What was your experience like?