Cit·Rix is a sativa-leaning hybrid that imparts dynamic citrus flavor alongside a productive but not overpowering high. Created by Reserva Privada -- the Colorado breeders who have stabilized classics like Headband and Strawberry Banana -- is a cross between Grapefruit and pure indica L.A. Confidential. The strain’s mostly balanced effects make it the perfect accompaniment for adventurous outdoor activities or simply for lounging around at home. Cit·Rix has an average THC content of about 20%.
Flowers of Cit·Rix are visually unremarkable. They adhere in a dense, tightly-packed bud structure, typical of predominantly indica varieties. Tightly-curled leaves appear pale spring green and are threaded through with rust-colored pistils. As with parent strain L.A. Confidential, trichomes blanket the nuggets, giving them a very sticky texture and making them difficult to break up by hand. When properly cured, the flowers burst with citrus aroma -- there are notes of fresh orange peel along with an underlying tartness, courtesy of parent strain Grapefruit Notably, this strain has little to none of the hashy, skunky notes usually present in mostly indica strains. When combusted, Cit·Rix burns with a smooth, even smoke and tastes like a tropical melange of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit on the exhale, with just a hint of pine. Sample this strain out of a freshly-cleaned apparatus like a bubble in order to taste its full bouquet.
Cit·Rix has a high that doesn’t hesitate to make itself known. Initial effects are observable as a soaring euphoria and a boost in energy levels. As users adjust to these mood-altering effects, they may feel giddy if they find themselves in social situations. Alternatively, they may find the motivation needed to accomplish a long list of tasks and responsibilities. Buzzy cerebral effects are also evident, and may help users to exert some creative or analytical brain power. Some indica relaxation creeps in as the high wears on, but these physical effects are more mellowing than incapacitating. The eventual synthesis of therapeutic mental and physical effects makes Cit·Rix a great way to enhance activities that involve both body and mind -- including, but not limited to, video games, exercise, and sex. Even longtime cannabis smokers have testified to Cit·Rix’s potency and long-lasting effects.
Cit·Rix also has medical applications, primarily for mental health patients. The strain’s mood-boosting effects can help temporarily alleviate mild to moderate stress and depression, clearing away distractions and helping them to live more fully “in the moment.” It may also be a boon for those with attention deficit disorders, allowing them to maintain lucid focus on a single task. Finally, Cit·Rix’s low-grade physical sedation can counteract acute aches and pains. Even though it’s a sativa, Cit·Rix’ cerebral stimulation is mild enough to make the strain appropriate for those prone to panic or those with low THC tolerances.
Reserva Privada has not yet made seeds of Cit·Rix available for commercial sale. As such, prospective growers will need to obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Cit·Rix is known to be a particularly hardy grow -- its genes are naturally resistant to disease and mold. This strain can be successfully grown indoors or out, although outdoor rowing calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 72 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range. This strain flowers within 9 to 11 weeks when grown indoors and offers growers a high yield for their efforts.
After taking the trouble to grow Cit·Rix, growers should also properly cure their flowers to preserve taste and psychoactivity. Curing involves first hanging buds upside down by the stem for 7 to 10 days; the surrounding humidity should be 50% and the temperature about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Once stems snap off of the flowers easily, buds can then be sealed in airtight jars in ambient humidity of 60-65% and a temperature around 70 degrees. As they cure in the jars, the buds should be checked at least daily for a week for signs of mold.
Cit·Rix has all the gregarious social vibes needed to spur on stimulating conversation at a party. If you do bring Cit·Rix to a gathering, be sure to bring enough bud to share, as the strain’s uniquely tangy flavor profile is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.