About Fruit Crusher
Fruit Crusher (which might sometimes go by the name Fruit Gusher) is a balanced hybrid created by Michigan-based growers Compass Genetics. It is a combination of Florida Lemons (which is itself a cross between Florida OG and Lemon Skunk) and an unnamed cross between LSD and Purple Skirt. This background confers an unusual flavor profile and a dynamic, long-lasting high. Fruit Crusher’s THC content has been measured at levels ranging from 15% to 26%
Flowers of Fruit Crushers are medium to large in size and adhere in tapered, conical shapes. They have the solid internal indica structure typically seen in mostly indica strains, with broad leaves that curl closely inward. These leaves themselves are a pale shade of seafoam green and are shot through with vibrant orange pistils. Finally, a coating of sticky, cloudy white trichomes covers all visible surfaces of these craggy buds.
The aroma that wafts up from cured flowers of Fruit Crushers may be something of an acquired taste -- while consumers may initially detect fruity notes of lemon and berry, a closer inspection can pick up on whiffs of skunk and cheese as well. When these flowers are broken apart or ground up, meanwhile, they may give off more of a tangy, gasoline-like odor. All these clashing scents can combine in a harsh, acrid smoke when Fruit Crushers is combusted in a pipe or a joint. On the exhale, this smoke can taste simultaneously fruity and skunky.
It’s not long after toking on its funky smoke before users start feeling Fruit Crusher’s effects. At first, the strain can exert head-focused sensations like a constriction around the eyes and temples and some flushing in the cheeks. As they acclimate to these odd tics, consumers are shot into a new orbit of perception. Ideas may seem to take on a new significance or intensity and certain concepts may occupy more attention than they ordinarily might. Similarly, smokers may feel their thoughts careening from one to another in a kind of categorical free association. In social settings, all this mental stimulation can facilitate easy, free-flowing conversation -- even among new acquaintances. For those looking to achieve productivity, on the other hand, Fruit Crusher can enable concentration on detailed, complicated tasks.
After about an hour (or even sooner, if intake is increased), Fruit Crusher can bring noticeable physical effects. Smokers may feel a progressive sense of relief from any knots of muscular tension and may even be able to breathe more deeply and easily. Those who are lucky enough to be lounging on a comfortable surface might even find themselves sinking into their surroundings. While palpable, though, this physical sedation isn’t typically enough to derail the strain’s earlier mental edge. Because of its two-stage high, Fruit Crusher is recommended for afternoon through evening consumption.
An enjoyable recreational smoke, Fruit Crusher can also have benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its initial cerebral edge can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on task at a time. Additionally, its mood-boosting effects can temporarily distract from the difficult symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, Fruit Crusher may be an analgesic for aches and pains, whether temporary, as caused by injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or COPD. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, can improve common discomforts like cramps or headaches. Because its mental effects can take a wrong turn into paranoia under the wrong circumstances, Fruit Crusher is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Unfortunately for home growers, seeds of Fruit Crusher are not available for sale online. Instead, anyone looking to cultivate the strain should somehow obtain clippings from mature plants -- these can be fostered as genetically identical “clones.” Although there isn’t much information available on best practices specific to this strain, its indica-inflected flowers suggest that the strian’s plants grow short and squat and that they flower in a brief 8 to 9 weeks.
Fruit Crusher can be as fun to savor alone as it is to share with like-minded friends. Its balance of mental and physical effects makes it worth seeking out by both sativa and indica fans.