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Our Lemon Kush strain review goes over this mood-boosting hybrid. As a balanced hybrid strain, Lemon Kush delivers a tempered high that relieves stress and muscle tension. Add to that a burst of lemony goodness and you’re set. While it’s origins are disputed, it’s hard to miss Lemon Kush’s signature aroma, flavor, and potency.

What Strain is Lemon Kush?

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Is Lemon Kust strain an Indica or Sativa?

Lemon Kush strain is a balanced hybrid with slight indica leanings. Also known as Cali Lemon Kush, you’ll find this strain with THC levels between 17 and 20 percent. A blend of earthy kush and sharp citrus overwhelms the palate with intense flavors. Its balanced high provides the right level of creativity, stress-relief, and boost in mood.

Average THC Level: 19 percent

Strain Type: Indica

Genetics: Master Kush x Lemon Joy

Breeder: Unknown

Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene

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Lemon Kush Strain Genetics

Most sources agree that Lemon Kush is a blend of Master Kush and Lemon Joy genetics. However, there are variations across breeders. For instance, Alien Genetics lists their Lemon Kush as a hybrid between Lemon G and Afghan Kush. Regardless of its genetics, Lemon Kush has an undeniable tart flavor and aroma that keeps users coming back for more.

Master Kush is an iconic indica derived from a couple of landrace strains. It has a subtle earthy and citrus scent and delivers a strong body buzz. Lemon Joy is a sativa-dominant strain that offers users a refreshing lemon flavor and scent and energizing effects. The blend of the two strains produces well-rounded effects and an out-of-this-world aroma.

Lemon Kush genetics can be found in the following strains:

Grape Dawg: Lemon Kush x Alien Dawg

Legendary Lemon: Lemon Kush x Lemon Skunk

Lemon Jack: Lemon Kush x Jack Herer

Lemon Kush Strain Flavor

Smoking or vaporizing Lemon Kush feels like biting into a decadent lemon dessert. Initially, you’ll notice a sweet and lemony flavor. It’s refreshing and invigorating.

Underneath its citrus-forward notes, expect to get a whiff of kushy undertones. Smooth, herbal, and floral. Its kush genetics add a complex mix of flavors that’ll keep you guessing.

Lemon Kush Aroma

Just like its mouth-puckering taste, Lemon Kush has a strong and pleasant citrus aroma. Its high limonene terpene levels are responsible for its sweet and tangy aromatic profile. Its pinene content adds a touch of earthy pine aroma. Lemon Kush's myrcene content balances the pungent and sharp aromas with its spicy and peppery undertones.

Lemon Kush Strain Effects

As a balanced hybrid, Lemon Kush touches equally on uplifting mental effects and relaxing physical effects. Expect an instant boost in mood. Its the perfect strain to wind down after a long day at work or when you need a quick mental pick-me-up. For creative tasks, Lemon Kush can sharpen your focus and creativity.

Lemon Kush’s high limonene and pinene content are ideal for reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and related symptoms. In moderate-to-high doses, this balanced strain can relieve minor aches and pains. For some users, a puff of Lemon Kush can reduce racing thoughts that pop up at night for a better night’s sleep.

Feelings: Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted, Euphoric, Creative

Lemon Kush Products: Flower, Pre-Roll, Vape Cartridge, Badder, Live Resin

Medical Uses: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Insomnia

Lemon Kush Appearance

Lemon Kush’s foxtail buds feature bright green leaves and a thick layer of frosty trichomes. This strain doesn’t grow very tall. Its short stature features tight node spacing, which produces very densely-packed buds. Lemon Kush’s rock-like buds have tufts of orange pistils hairs, curled leaves, and an overall striking appearance.

How to Grow Lemon Kush

Lemon Kush is an excellent strain to grow for beginners or seasoned users. Alien Genetics’ version isn’t available as a seed or clone. However, you can obtain feminized seeds of the Master Kush and Lemon Joy version. This strain can be grown indoors and outdoors but delivers better flavors and aromas when grown outdoors in healthy soil.

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As long as your strain is planted in a healthy medium, it will thrive. Your soil should contain plenty of micro and macronutrients. For nutrient-deficient soil, you can feed it with liquid nutrients when applicable. Lemon Kush thrives in temperatures between 70 and 80º Fahrenheit. It can withstand slightly warmer temperatures. It can handle humidity levels between 40 to 50% relative humidity (RH) while flowering.

Growing Difficulty: Easy

Plant Height: 30-78 inches

Flowering Period: 7-9 weeks

Yield: 3-6 ounces per square foot

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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