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About Citrus Sap
Citrus Sap is a sativa-dominant hybrid created as a joint venture between Crockett Family Farms, creators of Clementine, and the prolific DNA Genetics, who have given us flavorful strains like Lemon Skunk and Chocolope. Citrus Sap is a cross between powerful indica Gorilla Glue #4 and flavorful sativa Tangie. Despite its mostly sativa genetics, this strain tends to offer powerfully sedative effects. Besides leaving behind a lingering cloud of sweet, citrus funk, Citrus Sap is liable to leave you couch locked and daydreaming. Its THC content has been measured at between 17% and 24%.
Flowers of Citrus Sap tend to have a conical shape, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. They range in size from small to medium and cling together in the dense, solid structure typically associated with indicas. The leaves are a pale shade of spring green and are threaded through with dark, rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils, structures meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). True to the “sap” in their name, flowers of Citrus Sap are covered in silvery resinous trichomes, giving them a frosty appearance.
Like parent strain Tangie, Citrus Sap has a predominantly citrus smell, redolent of oranges and tangerines. Underlying this sharp aroma is a sweetness that verges on sour, with a slightly rank, fermented edge. On closer inspection, these buds also carry the woodsy odor of pine. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking open the flowers yields some slightly skunky notes. When burnt in a joint or a pipe, Tangie gives off a thick and lung-expanding smoke that may induce coughing or cause eyes to water. On the exhale, this bud’s flavors meld, as the smoke leaves behind the tastes of citrus-inflected pine sap.
Citrus Sap offers a slow, creeping high that may only set in several minutes after smokers have savored its unique, rich flavor. Initial effects take the form of full-body relaxation, with tingling, soothing waves spreading from the neck down through the core and limbs. Citrus Sap also comes with a trippy sensation, as it distorts perception of external stimuli like sights and sounds. This psychedelic edge makes it a great accompaniment to spacey movies or music, as well as for lifted conversations with like-minded friends. Indeed, the bud’s effects can be very social, facilitating giddiness and camaraderie. Although Citrus Sap provides some mental stimulation, any cerebral activity takes the form of rambling, circuitous daydreaming rather than an intense, analytical mindset; smokers should not plan on accomplishing a mountain of work after enjoying this aromatic strain. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, couch lock becomes more and more likely. Enjoy this strain as a way to unwind after a long day or week of work. Because of its mostly sleepy vibes, Citrus Sap is best enjoyed during the evening or late at night.
Citrus Sap’s sedative effects can also have many uses for medical cannabis patients. It is known to induce the munchies, serving as an appetite stimulant for those who have lost their hunger drive to illness or to harsh treatments like chemotherapy. The strain can also soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Some anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve everyday irritations like nausea and headaches. Because it is not likely to bring about intense, recursive thinking, Citrus Sap is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Citrus Sap are available online from Crockett Family Farms. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime sunlight and temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range. If grown indoors, this strain flowers within 8 to 9 weeks and offers a higher than average yield of flowers. Finally, Citrus Sap can be a particularly pungent grow -- those cultivating indoors may want to maintain discretion by investing in odor-control measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
A rare sleepy sativa, Citrus Sap makes it mark with potent effects and a memorable scent. This bud is a good resource for kicking back alone or with friends. Its high resin content can also be valuable in the production of hash and other THC concentrates.
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