About Lemon Zest
No longer just an aromatic garnish or ingredient, Lemon Zest is also the name of a sativa-dominant hybrid devised by Wolf Genetics. While this strain’s genetic background has been kept proprietary by its creators, it’s clear that Lemon Zest offers a strong citrus aroma and potent, high-flying effects. Its THC content ranges from 19% to 24%.
Flowers of Lemon Zest are distinguished by a medium to large size and maintain a long almost cylindrical shape. The leafy columns have the fairly loose and open internal structure that is common to most sativa-leaning strains. The leaves are a mossy, yellowish green and are threaded through with a high volume of orange pistils with an even higher concentration of translucent, icy-looking trichomes.
A first inspection of Lemon Zest’s flowers will pick up on notes of fresh citrus, but a closer whiff detects some dank, earthy scents, redolent of damp soil or leaves. When the buds are pulled apart or ground up, they can give off more of a rich, sandalwood-like odor, perhaps suggesting descendants from a staple indica like Afghani. Burning in a pipe or joint, this strain gives off a smooth and surprisingly palatable smoke, that when exhaling, carries a sour, fruity flavor and leaves behind a creamy mouthfeel.
It’s not long before Lemon Zest’s high sets in, some consumers may start to feel it take hold before they’ve even had a chance to exhale its smoke. At first head-centered sensations can take over, an increased blood pressure around the temples and some flushing in the cheeks. As smokers become accustomed to these tingles, they can ease themselves into a new cerebral state. Ideas may have a new intensity, or complexity, and may focus on topics which otherwise may not have interested the user. Similarly, a single word or concept may kick off a chain of freely associative thinking. In the right mood, this mental stimulation can lead to productivity on everything from complicated and detail-oriented tasks to open-end brainstorming sessions. In social situations, Lemon Zest’s buzzy energy may spark lively conversation and friendly vibes.
Even after an hour or so, Lemon Zest’s high remains unabated and is largely free of physical effects. Some users may even experience late-blooming energy that can be burned off through moderate exercise. These buoyant effects may even serve to enhance physical activities that have a significant mental component, like dancing, gaming, or, given the right company, sex. However, if dosage is increased, be prepared for some jittery or agitated feelings. Because of its mostly upbeat properties, Lemon Zest is recommended for daytime use, if toked right before bed, it’s almost certain to keep consumers awake and wired.
Lemon Zest’s stimulating high can be as useful for medical cannabis patients as it is for recreational users. Its persistent cerebral qualities can help those with ADD to stay on track with individual tasks. Its ability to improve mood may temporarily soothe symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical side, Lemon Zest can also lessen the severity of aches and pains, whether temporary or chronic conditions like fibromyalgia or COPD. The anti-inflammatory properties can banish everyday discomforts like nausea or cramps. However, because it can induce a fairly disorienting or obsessive mindset, Lemon Zest is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Luckily for those looking to grow it at home, Wolf Genetics has made seeds of Lemon Zest available online. It can be grown indoors or out, a successful outdoor climate calls for semi-humid and daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. As you might expect of a strain with mostly sativa influences, plants can grow quite tall and are likely to require some pruning in order to fit inside limited indoor spaces. Lemon Zest flowers within eight to nine weeks and offers up a high yield of flowers come maturity.
With long-lasting effects and a dynamic flavor, Lemon Zest is a must-try for sativa lovers. It is both enjoyable outdoors in nature and indoors curled up at home.