Sour Lemon OG
About Sour Lemon OG
Sour Lemon OG is a pungent sativa-dominant hybrid with roots in Northern California’s fertile Humboldt County. This strain was created by Emerald Triangle Seeds as a cross between Lemon OG and California Sour. It has a powerful citrus aroma and provides uplifting, well-balanced effects. Sour Lemon OG’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 22%.
Sour Lemon OG is marked by small to medium-sized flowers that have a tapered formation, somewhat like miniature pinecones. They have an internal structure characteristic of indica varieties, solid and dense at the core and composed of small, tightly-curled leaves. These leaves themselves are a pale shade of sea green which provide a backdrop for curly, copper-colored pistils and a high volume of translucent white trichomes that give these buds their potency.
Unsurprisingly, flowers of Sour Lemon OG have a strong citrus aroma that mingles notes of lemon and lime. A closer inspection of the cured buds may also pick up on a dank, earthy scent, similar to damp soil. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart the flowers may yield a skunky tang. When burnt, Sour Lemon OG gives off a sharp, heavy smoke that’s liable to tickle the palate and sinuses. On the exhale, this smoke has a sweet lemon flavor.
Sour Lemon OG hits the consumer like a shot of strong espresso. Shortly after inhaling its thick smoke, users may feel a slight headrush along with some flushing in the cheeks or an increased pulse in the temples. Once these strange sensations become more familiar, some cognitive changes may become apparent. Ideas that might not otherwise interest the smoker can suddenly take on a new significance or intensity. Additionally, the user’s train of thought may begin to pick up speed as it moves from one concept to the next in free association. Such a cerebral mindset can help accomplish work on detailed tasks, whether they’re analytical and work-related or have more to do with mundane household chores. In the right set and setting, Sour Lemon OG can also spark some creativity for those working on more openended, artistic projects. When shared with others, the strain can even bring about easy camaraderie and free-flowing conversation.
With little indica influence, Sour Lemon OG tends not to be burdened by physical sedation as its high wears on. Users may feel some palpable relaxation or relief from muscular tension but are typically still mentally energized and able to commit themselves to productivity if so desired. For some, Sour Lemon OG’s later stages may be characterized by slight changes in sensory perception like mild hallucinations or a weird feeling of time dilation; this psychedelic mood can be enhanced by listening to some moody music or watching an engaging, atmospheric movie. Because of its mostly alert vibes, Sour Lemon OG is recommended for consumption anytime from morning through late afternoon.
Sour Lemon OG’s multilayered effects can be useful for some medical cannabis patients as well. Its psychological benefits include possible improvement in concentration for those with attention deficit disorders, as well as temporary reprieve from mild to moderate stress or depression. Physically speaking, the strain can lessen the severity of aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as in the case of conditions like lupus or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties may serve to treat discomforts like headaches or cramps. Because the “mindrace” of its early effects may lead to some panic or paranoia in the wrong conditions, Sour Lemon OG is not recommended for patients who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, Emerald Triangle has made seeds of Sour Lemon OG available for online purchase. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These sativa-inflected plants can be quite tall and branchy and may require indoor gardeners to keep their height in check with occasional pruning. Sour Lemon OG flowers within a relatively long 10 to 11 weeks and offers a medium to high yield at harvest time.
Sour Lemon is an excellent all-purpose sativa whether you’re toking alone or sharing with friends. If you do break this strain out in social situations, though, be prepared for its citrus aroma to turn some heads.