Our Forbidden Fruit strain review covers this sinful indica strain. Its bold tropical flavors and a sweet aroma lure any type of weed user. As an indica-dominant strain, expect euphoric effects with a powerful body high. Visually stunning, it’s one of the rare strains that has it all. Keep reading to find out more about this hard-hitting indica strain.
What Strain is Forbidden Fruit?
Forbidden Fruit’s indica leanings give users a strong dose of pain and stress relief. Its THC levels range between 14 and 17 percent THC. Hailing from the Bay Area, this indica strain has striking looks and a sugary aroma. Plus, it’s super easy to grow, even for first-time growers.
Average THC Level: 15.5 percent
Strain Type: Indica
Breeder: Chameleon Extracts
Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene
Awards: 1st Place at the Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup 2019
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Forbidden Fruit Genetics
The origins of its genetics have been widely disputed. Its origins are most likely from a California-based breeder named Joseph from Chameleon Extracts. This strain came to be four and a half years ago. Joseph crossed a Tangie from Crockett Family Farms with Cherry Pie pollen from Jigga, the mind behind favorites like Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Gelato.
Joseph’s first wave of propagation yielded 37 phenotypes with strong Tangie leanings. From his large group, he managed to narrow down to a single phenotype. His preferred plant was the only one with purple color leaves. Joseph said it “tastes like Tangie all the way through” but “had the Pie look.”
Forbidden Fruit genetics can be found in the following strains:
Sangria: Forbidden Fruit x In The Pines x Heirloom Pineapple Thai
Fuzzy Melon: Forbidden Fruit x Watermelon Zkittlez
Forbidden Zkittlez: Forbidden Fruit x Mendo Royal x California Black Rosé
Yogurt: Forbidden Fruit x UK Cheese
Forbiddenwood: Forbidden Fruit x Kirkwood OG
Forbidden Gushers: Forbidden Fruit x Gushers
Forbidden Dream: Forbidden Fruit x Geist OG
Forbidden Fruit Flavor
Tangie and Cherry Pie have a sweet taste. It’s no wonder that this strain has a similar sweet flavor. It's simple and refreshing tropical flavors remind users of mangoes, pineapples, and tart citrus fruits. Notes of berry and lemon are balanced by its nutty, pine, and earthy undertones.
Forbidden Fruit Aroma
Just like its sweet flavor, it has a sweet aroma reminiscent of lemon, berries, cherry, passionfruit, and other sharp and tangy smells. An earthy, pine, and gassy aroma provides complementary notes. Its buds are dominated by myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene terpenes.
Forbidden Fruit Effects
It's an all-around stress-relieving strain that provides ultimate relaxation. Initially, its effects are uplifting and euphoric. You’ll instantly notice stressful thoughts dissipate in favor of a boost in mood. You'll experience a state of bliss and a heady buzz. Its effects target your body and relieve muscle tension throughout.
Its powerful body high can leave low-tolerance users glued to the couch. For some users, its strong physical effects can reduce minor aches and pains. Its sedative effects in moderate and high doses can help users fall asleep. Medical users can use its high THC levels to relieve chronic pain, insomnia, and stress.
Feelings: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Sleepy, Uplifted
Medical Uses: Stress, Anxiety, Pain, Depression, Insomnia
Forbidden Fruit Products: Flower, Pre-Roll, Vape Cartridge, Wax, Live Resin, Bubble Hash
Forbidden Fruit Appearance
This indica-dominant strain has got the “it” factor. Its dense and spear-shaped buds have deep green and vibrant purple leaves with a smattering of neon orange pistil hairs. A heavy coating of trichome crystals gives these nugs a sparkling quality.
How to Grow Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit is available as feminized seeds. It's relatively easy to grow. This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors. It grows into a medium-sized and bushy indica plant with dense nugs.
According to the original breeder, “the genetics are so strong that you don’t have to push it.” “Everybody is pushing their PPMs [nutrient levels] so high that it’s actually stunting the growth,” he continues. It's a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need much help.
Growing Difficulty: Easy
Plant Height: 30 to 80 inches tall
Flowering Period: 9-10 weeks
Yield: 3 ounces per square foot
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