About Lemon Daddy
Lemon Daddy is a sativa-dominant hybrid with some very reputable genetics. This bud is a cross between Super Lemon Haze and Grand Daddy Purple and has all the flavor and potency of both its parent strains. Lemon Daddy offers users well-balanced effects and a THC content that ranges from 19% to 24%.
Despite the strain’s authoritative name, flowers of Lemon Daddy are somewhat underwhelming in size. The small to medium buds hold together in a pinecone-like shape, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. Despite mostly sativa genetics, these flowers have a characteristically indica-looking structure, solid and dense with tightly-curled leaves. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are twisted through with yellow and orange pistils. Finally, glossy trichomes cover the inner and outer nooks and crannies of these compact buds.
When properly cured, Lemon Daddy’s flowers give off the unmistakable tang of lemon. There are also some rich, earthy scents, similar to soil or dried leaves. Grinding up or breaking apart the buds, meanwhile, releases an herbal, almost medicinal scent that may be familiar to fans of grandparent strain Haze. Lemon Daddy burns with a wonderfully smooth smoke when combusted; on the exhale, this smoke has a refreshing citrus flavor with just a touch of skunkiness.
Lemon Daddy tends to take hold relatively quickly, stirling consumers with a sudden headrush. Initial signs of the strain’s action include an increased pulse around the eyes or a flushing in the cheeks. Once these sensations become more familiar, consumers may notice that their mindset is suddenly elevated, marked by an increased intensity of thought. Ideas may flow from one to the next in a kind of free association, while certain concepts may seem to take on a new significance. This cerebral activation can mean good things for productivity -- properly motivated smokers may be able to accomplish work on complicated analytical tasks as well as on freewheeling creative projects. Alternatively, Lemon Daddy’s brainy buzz can simply be a fun way to pass the time daydreaming as you’re stuck running errands or doing household chores.
After about an hour passes, however, some palpable physical relaxation creeps in to offset the strain’s earlier jolt of energy. While they may not be totally incapacitated, users may find themselves less willing to focus their attention on detailed tasks. Instead, Lemon Daddy at this stage is best suited to passive activities like snacking or watching TV with friends. Indeed, the strain’s long-lasting mental stimulation can make for good vibes and free-flowing conversation in social situations. Because it is mostly an upbeat, energetic strain, Lemon Daddy is recommended for morning through afternoon consumption; if toked just before bed, it may keep users wide awake.
Lemon Daddy’s versatile recreational effects make it an appealing option for medical cannabis patients as well. Its initial feelings of focus may enable long-term concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its ability to enhance mood may temporarily improve mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. On the physical end of things, Lemon Daddy’s relaxing properties can relieve pain, whether it’s temporary or due to chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Its anti-inflammatory advantages may also soothe common discomforts like nausea and cramps. Because its cerebral rush may come with some obsessive, paranoid thinking, Lemon Daddy is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who are less experienced with THC.
Unfortunately for home growers, seeds of Lemon Daddy have not been made available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate this strain should obtain clippings from mature and healthy plants which can be propagated as “clones.” It can be successfully grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with consistently hot daytime temperatures. Although there is little information available on best practices for cultivating this specific variety, its indica-influenced buds suggest that plants grow short and squat and reach maturity within a short 8 to 9 weeks.
Lemon Daddy is a great all-purpose sativa whether you’re enjoying alone or sharing with friends. Its cerebral awareness also makes a great enhancement to a trip through the great outdoors.