This cannabis strain is one of the purest sativas on the planet and comes from South Africa near a city called Durban which is where we get the ...
Fruit Punch strain is a hybrid/sativa dominant cannabis strain that comes from a wide variety of strains all selected for their unique, well known genetics. Its a great strain used during recreational activities and focused creative endeavors.
Its quite possible that the Fruit Punch strain will reach the same levels of notoriety as its parents due to it’s stable genetic lineage, usage and effects that are nothing short of delightful.
Fruit Punch Strain Lineage & Appearance
Fruit Punch is the product of 3 cannabis strains being crossed. Skunk #1, Northern Lights and Haze. Each one is dominant in their own categories of Hybrid, Sativa and Indica making Fruit Punch a well rounded strain. On top of that, the genetics from each parent couldn’t be more solid and world renowned. All 3 stemming from generations of selective genetics and breeding to produce what we have today. Then combined to form 1 unreal strain that we call Fruit Punch.
- Skunk #1 (Hybrid)
- Developed in the 1970’s
- Known for its famous genetics (Afghani, Acapulco Gold and Colombian) that took many generations to create
- Has been used to create dozens of other strains due to its genetic stability
- Great for medical uses
- May be responsible for the earthy flavors/aromas in Fruit Punch
- Haze (Sativa)
- A Californian strain from the 1960’s
- Solid landrace strain global genetics (South American, Thai, Mexican and South Indian)
- Combination of earthy and citrus (not unlike Fruit Punch)
- Comes with very high THC levels (clearly passes some of those genetics onto Fruit Punch)
- Northern Lights (Indica)
- One of the most famous strains ever created
- Stands among cannabis strains known and used globally in places like Amsterdam, Holland and the Pacific Northwest
- Well known for its medical benefits
- Used to make other famous medical strains like Super Silver Haze
- Dates back to the mid 1980’s
- Also earthy and sweet like the other two parents of Fruit Punch
I’m not saying that Fruit Punch is the “perfect strain” but if there was a perfect cannabis strain… its really close to achieving that.
Fruit Punch Cannabis Flavors & Aroma
The name of this strain is indicative of the flavor and couldn’t be more spot on. I didn’t find Fruit Punch to be sweet as some describe it but the fruity notes that are a bit like pineapple, cherry and citrus are very present.
The aroma of the Fruit Punch strain is a light mixture of berries and citrus with an undertone of earthy pine. By smelling the flower right out of the container you can get the initial floral notes and once you break it up the fruit notes mix with the earthy aroma coming from the mercene and limonene terpenes.
Fruit Punch Strain Effects
Fruit Punch is an ideal strain for being energized and social. People describe the positive effects of Fruit Punch to be happy, energetic, creative and focused. It would be a strain better for productivity and getting thing done than “checking out”. If your looking for a cannabis strain to use during the daytime, Fruit Punch would be worth trying out
Some negative effects of Fruit Punch are very stereotypical. The dry mouth and dry eyes are expected so its a good idea to keep a bottle of water with you on this one. Anxiety an paranoia are not as common but are reported. With the high THC levels in some versions those would be negative effects to be aware of. If your unfamiliar with this strain (as with all strains high in THC) its best to start off small then work your way up so that you understand how you individually react to it and what levels work best for you.
One of the great benefits of the Fruit Punch strain is that its a smooth smoke. Many strains have a harsh/mild smoke that invokes coughing, unfortunately. With Fruit Punch, its smooth, pleasant and has a great flavor to go along with it.
Personally, this is a favorite strain of mine that I discovered simply by chance. The dispensary I went to had a great deal on some Fruit Punch pre-rolls and I realized I never tried this strain so I bought a few. Now when going for walks, a run, hiking or sitting down for a creative activity like art I find Fruit Punch to be a cannabis strain that enhances that experience and allows me to enjoy them more.
Fruit Punch Strain CBD & THC Levels
THC levels in the Fruit Punch strain vary between 15% up to 25%. The stronger 80% sativas will have higher levels of THC toward the 25% range while the 60% sativas will test around the 15% range.
Fruit Punch strain CBD levels test slightly over 1% CBD and dont go any higher than 1.5%. While these aren’t great levels for pain management, they do help balance out some of the effects from the higher THC levels.
Medical Benefits of Fruit Punch Strain
Due to the fruit punch strain having low levels of cannabis terpenes and somewhat low CBD levels, its not an ideal strain for managing pain. It is however, a great strain to use for stress, depression and fatigue. The THC levels in Fruit Punch stimulate the mind enough that fatigue and headaches can be managed. For the same reasons, Fruit Punch also has positive effects in helping to manage depression and stress with an uplifting effect.
It is worth noting that tests on Fruit Punch have produced CBG levels near 2% which is a cannabinoid known for being nueroprotective, vasodilator, anti-inflammatory and having anti-bacterial properties.
Commercial Uses of Fruit Punch
Since the Fruit Punch strain has a strong, stable genetic line it would be very interesting to see some crosses with other stable genetics to produce strains for specific purposes like sativa dominant strain high in CBD for medicating during the day.
Since cannabis beverages are becoming popular in an emerging industry, Fruit Punch (coincidentally an ideal name) would be ideal for energy drinks or flavored teas. Using this strain in fruit flavored candies and edible desserts would also work for all you cannabis chefs out there.
Not unlike the other high THC sativa dominant strains, Fruit Punch
How to Grow Fruit Punch Strain
Fruit Punch is one of the few sativa strains that can actually grow well indoors and outdoors. It also grows well in warm weather but produces better flowers in cooler weather. Like most sativas it can grow fairly tall up to 2.1 meters (7 feet) so prepare to have plenty of overhead space or make sure to top the plant before it gets too tall.
- Flowering Time & Production Indoors
- Can produce flowers in 7-9 weeks and produce roughly 400-550 grams of flower per plant.
- Flowering Time & Production Outdoors
- The flowering time is about the same as indoors but can vary on the weather and climate. If grown outdoors, Fruit Punch can produce up to 900 grams per plant.
So the experienced or talented grower could produce quite a harvest from just 1 plant let alone many. Fruit Punch seeds can be found in both feminized and autoflowering versions providing plenty of choice when growing this hearty cannabis strain.