If Limoncello sounds delicious, that’s because it is. Bred as a cross between The Original Lemonade and Cherry Pie and named for the famous lemon-zesty ethanol drink, this strain is a heavy-hitter if there ever was one. Poetically, its THC content sits around the same value as the alcohol content of the drink – about 25%. Either one of them could blow your brains out in the best possible way.
The strain is also called “Limon Cello,” also “Lemoncello,” also “Lemonchello 28.” Whatever it’s called, this strain by Seedsmen Seeds, a Spain-based grower, is a crisp and fruitiful good time. It’s incredibly pleasant to taste and even gives off a pleasant aroma while it’s still in the ground. The strain fans out with plentiful side branches and Sativa-esque leaves -- elegant, thin, and numerous. When grown in the great outdoors, Limoncello grows in the shape of a clever little Christmas Tree, with huge, fat nugs in heavily tapered buds, coated in wispy amber hairs and opaque trichomes, almost milk-white.
Indoors, the story is a little different. In confined spaces, experienced growers recommend keeping Limoncello well-pruned and modded for lower heights. Its leaf structure makes it difficult to manage as it gets taller. But still, any grower can appreciate its diverse, dense main cola and plentiful side growths. All of them are frosty, dark-leafed, and smell of lemon.
Speaking of lemon, the vibrant taste when you actually get your hands on some Limoncello should make it a household favorite. The bright flavor, packed with lemon and cherry, has a sour feel overall but exhales with a light earthiness that should help you relax even more. The strain took home the gold at the High Times Cannabis Cup in ’08 and ’09 for a reason!
We know the strain is vibrant, but with its help, you will be too! Limoncello allows users to feel giggly, uplifted, and energetic. For those suffering from anxiety, mood swings, depression, and fatigue, it can be a godsend late in the week. Limoncello is also known to reduce inflammation and calm down mood swings. For those whose personality can get pretty pungent in the worst of times, an equally pungent strain may be just the thing.
For a potent mix of lemon, herbs, berries, and flowers, this strain tastes great and comes with the giddy end-of-week calming energy that you need to kick off your weekend in style. The THC average is high enough to make this 80/20 Sativa a winner at High Times’ Cannabis (and in our tokes) over and over.