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Top Fruity Marijuana Strains

An introduction into what causes cannabis to taste or smell a certain way with a more in-depth look at how some cannabis strains taste and smell like fruit and a top list of 5 fruit-flavored cannabis strains.

Cannabis plants feature a wide selection of aromas and flavours, ranging in both quality and quantity. Each cannabis strain has its distinct palette of tastes and smells. Those unique and defining characteristics are accomplished through careful and knowledgeable breeding. Getting the desired aromas in such a manner is very time-consuming.

On the other hand, there are quick ways of artificially flavoring cannabis both pre- and post-harvest. The process of artificial flavoring is manageable by most growers but is unlikely to satisfy true cannabis connoisseurs and purists. Also, all the potential benefits that naturally occurring smell molecules may have, are thought not to be present in artificially flavored cannabis.

TERPENES AND TERPENOIDS

A wide range of compounds has been found in the cannabis plant. Those responsible for scent are called terpenes and terpenoids. Terpenes are a large class of aromatic hydrocarbons while terpenoids are a derivative of terpenes made by oxidation. Most terpenes are quite volatile, that is why even at room temperature cannabis can smell so strongly.

Since terpenoids are oxidized terpenes, curing cannabis changes the terpenoid composition and can largely influence the flavours of a certain strain. Improper curing is the main cause why different batches of the same cannabis strain sometimes taste different.

Studies have shown that some terpenes and terpenoids have sedative effects [1] . Some argue that these terpenoids may have merit in preventing THC caused anxiety. It is worth noting that the high is thought to be a synergistic effect of cannabinoids, terpenes, and terpenoids on the unique biochemistry of the consumer’s body; it is called the entourage effect [2] .

FRUIT SCENT IN CANNABIS

Some Cannabis strains have a scent with an uncanny similarity to fruit. Those fruity scents are loved by many, and for most, round up the smoking experience to an even more pleasurable one. Strains with fruit-like scent usually offer a high that is uplifting and happy; THC caused anxiety is rarely a problem, and sometimes severe body relaxation is present inducing a so-called “couch lock”.

Most dominant terpenes found in the terpene composition of fruit-flavored cannabis are myrcene and limonene.

MYRCENE

Myrcene is a terpene found in large quantities in mango; it is also present in cannabis. It is thought that myrcene facilitates cannabinoid uptake in the brain, therefore strengthening and lengthening the high.

Myrcene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being a muscle relaxant and a sedative when in high doses [3] . Strains with high doses of myrcene usually provide strong body relaxation.

LIMONENE

Limonene is a terpene associated with citrus fruit. Citrus flavoured cannabis is considered to feature the most uplifting and happy highs while still having considerable muscle relaxing properties. Limonene has a wide variety of applications; the folk ones being weight loss and skin treatments. Limonene has been observed to help with anxiety [4] and depression [5] ; it also exhibits strong anti-inflammatory properties [6] .

Other than myrcene and limonene a lot of other terpenes and terpenoids are found in fruit-flavored cannabis. Some of those include undecanal, methyl-2-methylvaleratem, geraniol, valeraldehyde, terpineol-4-ol, β-Ionone and β-Ionol.

TOP 5 FRUIT-FLAVORED STRAINS

For all those that love fruit scents and flavours, we bring a top list of five of the best fruit-flavored strains. The cannabinoid and terpene profiles of those strains guarantee world class highs. Enjoy your fruit, it’s healthy.

PINEAPPLE KUSH

Pineapple Kush comes from Super Bud (ERSB). This hybrid’s genetics include a variety of tropical sativas from around the world. Generations of inbreeding are responsible for the strains very pronounced flavours; sweet pineapple and tropical tastes dominate the flavour palette. The high is euphoric and happy, ideal for the couch-bound laughs with friends.

A complete description of how cannabis gets its smell and taste and an in-depth look into fruit flavored cannabis strains with a top 5 list.

Fruity Cannabis Strains

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In this article we’re going to talk about fruity cannabis strains; strains that catch your eye due to their amazing aroma. Growing cannabis is becoming much more common these days, and many people are searching for that perfect plant. Regardless of whether it’s for recreational or medicinal use, genetic evolution has become a game changer in many seed banks, offering a wide range of flavors and effects.

In this particular case we’re not going to talk about sativas or indicas in particular, b ut rather the flavor of some amazing strains that are available on the seed market right now.

Within the realm of cannabis flavors and aromas, traditional and experienced growers have distinguished a clear division between Skunk, Incense and Fruity. Of course it’s extremely hard to classify many strains into just one of those categories as some buds have multiple tones and hints when smoked; you can even find Skunk strains that taste fruity.

Before we begin talking about which strains we think have the best fruity flavor, we’re going to talk a little about why the smell and flavor of strains differ.

It’s basically down to the terpenes in the plant; terpenes are organic molecules that form part of your plants’ secondary metabolites. They make up the majority of essential oils in cannabis plants and are found largely in resin.

For the plants, however, terpenes are chemical weapons to be used against predators; they attract pollinators like bees and they can also protect plants from high temperatures. Some growers say that using halides during the last weeks of flowering will increase thermic stress in the plant, provoking a higher production of terpenes which then increases the potency of the flavor.

For consumers, these terpenes make for an absolute delight to the senses, and not just because of their aroma or flavor; terpenes are also responsible for certain psychoactive effects alongside cannabinoids. They can give different effects depending on the combination of terpenes and their quantity.

Keep in mind that over 100 kinds of terpenes have been discovered, so the combination of terpenes in different quantities is almost endless, making for an extremely long list of varied flavors and aromas.

In this case we’re going to talk about some particularly fruity strains. Although each strain has a characteristic fragrance, it’s hard to determine which terpenes are the ones that cause such an aroma. You can find citrus-like strains, strains that smell like berries and tropical or exotic strains.

Citric Strains:

These are the most common fruity strains. Some of the most famous ones have a lemony taste, like Sensi Star by Paradise Seeds, Super Lemon Haze by Green House seeds or Lemon Skunk.

For those that prefer orange tones, we have California Orange by Dutch passion, Tangie by DNA Genetics or Cream Mandarine by Sweet Seeds. And of course, there’s the famous Sweet Deep Grapefruit by Dinafem which has a distinctive taste of… you guessed it, grapefruit.

Berry Strains:

There are some amazing strawberry strains like Strawberry Cough by Dutch Passion, although keep in mind that “berry” strains (strains with the word berry in them) aren’t always fruity in flavor or aroma. Blueberry by Dutch Passion is also another strain that tastes amazing.

Exotic Strains:

There are many exotic tasting strains out there, and Txomango by Genehtik Seeds or Delahaze by Paradise seeds have an amazing mango taste and others like Pineapple Chunk by Barney’s Farm have a delicious pineapple hint.

Other strains have sweet tastes, like Bubblegum by Serious Seeds, Bubba Kush by Dinafem or Cream Caramel and Red Poison by Sweet Seeds.

Conclusion:

Like we said before, there’s an almost never ending list of banks and growers, as well as a never ending list of terpene combinations that can occur in many different strains; it’s hard to determine which strains are the best or which terpenes cause specific flavors and aromas, so you should do some research on the subject if you’re looking for a mouth-watering strain. Don’t hesitate in leaving a comment if you have any questions or suggestions and one of our experts here at team Growbarato will get back to you as soon as possible! Happy growing!

In this article we talk about fruity cannabis strains, which are extremely sought after by growers all over the world thanks to their amazing flavors.