You know how popping a lemon drop just kind of instantly changes your mood, even on a dark dreary day? That’s exactly what the Lemon Drop strain is good for. Light, easy, and uplifting, the Lemon Drop strain is a ray of sunshine on an otherwise confusing and stress-filled day. Perfectly encapsulating the flavors of its iconic candy namesake, this strain promises not only to please your palate, but also to help you enter the perfect disposition for laid-back relaxation and socialization.
Giggly, bubbly, and mood changing, the Lemon Drop cultivar poses as the perfect pick-me-up for those days when you’re just not feeling your best. Giving rise to heightened sensitivities and a whole lot of good juju, this herb can give you just enough added energy and clarity to help you feel better than ever before, without overpowering either mind or body.
The Origins of the Lemon Drop Strain
Honestly? We haven’t the slightest clue. Very little is known about the origins of Lemon Drop. Actually, there have yet to be any published, reputable sources that can verify where it comes from. All we do know is that it’s a sativa-biased hybrid that emerged in the west-coast several decades ago. Since having arrived on the market, Lemon Drop has slowly but surely risen to prominence, although in recent years, there has been a decline in public interest for the herb. Not so much because of its genetics, but because it’s real damn hard to find.
Since no one knows what to bring together to cultivate the Lemon Drop strain, it’s become harder and harder to find supply. Most of those who farm Lemon Drop use clones or seeds from the clones, which aren’t entirely that accessible either. Nonetheless, some experts speculate that Lemon Drop might be directly related to others in the Lemon cannabis ancestry due to its undeniable citrus flavor.
Appearance and Aroma
Take a look at the Lemon Drop strain, and you’d think there couldn’t be a more appropriate name for the herb. Round, tightly packed clusters made up of bright yellow green leaves give justice to the herb’s name, making the little nugs look like actual, well, lemon drops. All throughout, orange tresses entangle and intertwine, creating a delicate network of added color and texture that contributes to the nugs’ overall bag appeal.
And as you might expect, a dense layer of trichomes covers the entire exterior of each and every leaf. This hazy exoskeleton glistens in the light, and lets off a tacky resin that contains the glorious chemistry that the strain is known for. Needless to say, with such a rich trichome layer and immense resin production, the Lemon Drop strain produces quite a strong scent that can allure any buyer.
Its aroma – just like your favorite lemon flavored confection – is the perfect representation of lemon infused cannabis. Citrusy and moderately sweet, the fragrance is made even more elaborate by delicate hints of mint, herb, a slight spice. All together, the symphony of elements comes together to produce a blissful olfactory encounter you’re not likely to experience with any other herb.
Experience and Effects
Taste-wise, Lemon Drop does not disappoint. Sure, her aroma sets the bar pretty high. But even with the clouding taste of bitter smoke, the strain’s flavor shines through in true A-list fashion. The lip-smacking, sour-jaws-inducing lemon flavor shoots straight through the mouth and bolts down into the throat for a back-of-the-mouth kind of encounter. The delicious flavor is lemony and sweet, with mild hints of herb and chamomile tea. Of course, there’s going to be that minor tinge of gasoline, especially on the exhale. But it’s definitely not going to be enough to deter a beginner.
At the beginning, you might feel relatively unchanged by the strain’s chemistry. To be truthful, you won’t really notice such a big change until you reach the height of the encounter. For the most part, Lemon Drop’s effects can be described as an uplifting, elevating, mood enhancing calmness with a tinge of added energy. It relieves both cognitive and physical distress, and turns around even the sourest, darkest moods.
Perfect for those moments when you need an extra bit of focus or perhaps a happier disposition, Lemon Drop can provide substantial relief against many of the different discomforts that might plague your day to day. With this stuff, you get the chance to truly enjoy the many different obligations and recreations you need or want to do throughout the day.
Growing and Processing
Lemon Drop isn’t exactly what you would call a beginner crop, and that’s probably also because of its unknown heritage. If you do manage to get your hands on the seeds or clones you need to get started on the plant, then you best be sure you have suitable indoor facilities to watch it thrive. The Lemon Drop herb is particularly sensitive to cold weather and a variety of cannabis plant diseases. So keeping it where you can be in full control of its environment should be ideal.
Taking roughly 11 to 12 weeks to reach maturity, expect to wait quite a while before you can get your hands on your harvest. It’s also important to know that even after you finally make the yield, the plant can only produce around 2 to 3 ounces of bud for every square foot of its growth, so it’s not going to be an abundant ending either.
Who Is It For?
Because the Lemon Drop’s effects are so pleasant, giggly, and balanced, it makes a great choice for cannabis heads of all levels of experience. It’s unlikely to overwhelm the system, unless of course you decide to take more than you can handle. And because it tastes pretty damn good, even a novice or low tolerance user can enjoy the flavor that it brings. For farmers however, it might be a bit of a labor of love. But if you want to make sure that this strain survives the test of time – especially because of its unknown heritage – then it might be a smart move to start off with a few plants.
George Mouratidis works as a full-time copywriter and journalist. He is the founder of WeedCopywriter.com, a bespoke content writing agency for the cannabis industry. George is a regular editor for many industry publications, as well as corporate blogs. He is also the co-writer of the book Ganja Hustle; a hit cannabis growing guide for the USA and Canada markets. When he is not writing, George likes to work out, trying new foods and playing with his cat. Currently, he lives in Greece.