Fruity Punch is an 80% Sativa dominant strain, a cross between Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights. These three powerhouse strains combine to yield a bold, long-lasting bud with strong cerebral effects. The hybrid’s potency has been measured at between 17% and 22% THC. Its large flowers have a distinctly bullet-like shape. Despite being mostly sativa, these buds hold the dense, solid structure more commonly associated with indicas.
A fruity berry scent wafts up from the cured buds. Although sweet, the impression is more sugary than naturally fruity, somewhat reminiscent of candy or sherbert. Lurking underneath is a slightly piney and dank aroma. When combusted, Fruity Punch burns with a smooth smoke that’s very easy on the lungs; this smoke tastes herbal and floral on the exhale, courtesy of parent strain Haze.
Fruity Punch has a high that hits relatively quickly, bestowing a pressure that can be felt around the cheeks, eyes, and temples. As smokers adjust to this novel physical sensation, they find themselves launched into a buzzy, head-focused high, finishing with a sense of physical relaxation. This fast-paced energy can be a great motivational tool for anything that’s on your agenda, be it complex, analytical work, innovative, creative crafts or projects, or simply mundane tasks like house cleaning. A great party bud, Fruity Punch can bring about a positive, energetic mood and yield a remarkably warm and giddy feeling when shared with like-minded friends. Just be sure to bring enough to share, as this strain’s fruity aroma is sure to attract some attention.
Medical cannabis patients may find derive many psychological benefits from this mentally-focused strain. Its long-lasting focus can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on a single task. It may also temporarily relieve the difficult symptoms of stress and depression. Because its onset may come with the kind of “mind-race” that may lead to intense, recursive thinking, this strain is not recommended for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC
This hybrid can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Like many sativas, Fruity Punch can grow very tall and may require some early training and trimming when grown indoors. Those looking to bring out the bud’s purple potential should briefly expose their crops to nighttime temperatures at least 10 to 15 degrees below average. Fruity Punch flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late September when grown outdoors.