If you’re looking for a high that is focused in the head, rather than the body, these high THC marijuana varieties will deliver the most powerful impact of any Sativa-dominant strain.
Strain: 70% Sativa
A result of selective breeding by Exotic Genetix, Lemon Meringue is a genetic mix of Lemon Skunk and Cookies and Cream. This bright and zesty Sativa dominant strain entices all of the senses with its abundance of terpenes, exotic flavors, and medium to large sticky buds.
THC Content: Average 21% / As high as 28%
You’ll feel that this strain is densely packed with a tight and resinous structure characteristic of Indica dominant strains. Which may be where all of that extra 30% of genetic makeup was invested. That highly resinous quality results in the reliable test of about 21% THC. However, this strain has tested as high as 28%.
Flavors: sweet, citrus, amaretto
Whether you’re eating, smoking, or vaping, the flavors of this unique cross come through vividly. While properly cured nugs will exude citrus and sweet tones, an elusive sour spicy quality lurks just under the surface.
Fragrance: citrus, herbal, spicy
Similar to its flavor profile, the fragrance of Lemon Meringue adopts a mixed palate with emphasis on the thick and almost sour smoke it produces. For those with tender throats, a coughing fit may be in your future. Fear not, this is the heaviest part of the experience.
Other terpenes in trace amounts add to its overall makeup of ~1.7% terpenes.
Most Common Uses: pain management, stress relief, migraine relief, depression relief/mood elevator, relaxation
The effects of Lemon Meringue are similar to what you’d expect of any sativa or sativa-dominant strain. The experience is elevated and focused on the mind and mood. As such, both the effects and side effects are focused in this realm.
Pulling from its sativa dominant ancestry, Lemon Mirenge promotes a feeling of lightness that most users appreciate. This includes general feelings of wellbeing, relaxation, and positivity.
When relied on as part of a wellness regimen, this strain is applied to the relief of stress and migraines, light to moderate pain, and lower levels of anxiety.
Recreational users will appreciate the focus and energy this strain provides.
Excellent for midday smoking, Lemon Meringue can help combat afternoon fatigue and provide a boost when you need it most to finish strong.
Side Effects: dizziness, restlessness, paranoia
As with all high-potency strains, beginning with a smaller dose and gradually increasing to the ideal amount is preferable. This way, users can avoid the potential side effects mentioned above.
For Growers: indoor/outdoor, sensitive to humidity
With a prominent sensitivity to humidity, attributed to is dense and compact structure, Lemon Meringue is better suited to a controlled indoor grow. That said, the strain is beginner-friendly in that all one needs beyond manageable humidity, is good soil, light and patience.
Sativa plants are generally quite tall and Lemon Meringue is no different. Indoor growers will likely need to keep height in check with pruning, despite the Indica in its genes. To that effect, it’s important to ensure that lower buds receive ample light so as not to reduce overall yield too significantly.
Indoor growers can expect harvest at 8 to 9 weeks.
Outdoor growers can expect plants to come into maturity in early October when started in spring.
Yields of 2lbs per square meter can be reliably achieved.
Seeds for Lemon Meringue are available for purchase online through the strain’s creators, Exotic Genetix.
Final Thoughts on Lemon Meringue
Crossbreeding efforts from growers like Exotic Genetix have driven the proliferation of new and potent strains of cannabis.
Lemon Meringue is a perfect example of that with a focus on qualities predominantly found in Sativa strains of marijuana.
Recreational users in the mood for heady highs and an energizing boost will find just what they’re after in Lemon Meringue.
Medical users will appreciate the mood elevation this strain provides along with stress, headache, and moderate pain-relieving qualities.
Growers who can keep humidity in check will enjoy substantial and dependable yields from this proven strain.
When it comes to prevalence, there are plenty of places to pick up some of your own. Growers can also acquire quality seeds online from the creators of Lemon Meringue themselves.
Looking For More High-Potency Sativa Strains?
If you’d like to see more strains similar to Lemon Meringue, the following are of comparable strength and deliver many of the same qualities with their own unique characteristics that are worth exploring:
Laughing Buddha – An award-winning strain (High Times Cannabis Cup winner –2003) with reliable potency, averaging 21% THC. This mix of Jamaican and Thai elements produce a sweet and fruit bud that works wonders for elevating mood, relieving stress, and reducing anxiety.
Blue Dream – this strain is a classic and has been consistently among the most popular strains since its emergence from the coastal mountain range of Santa Cruz, CA.
Routinely testing at a low of 17% and a high of 24%, Blue Dream is a consistent performer with an average THC content of 21%.
Silver Haze – Silver Haze is another classic Sativa strain that delivers reliable highs with a significant wallop when it comes to potency. This strain provides uplifting and energizing effects with an average THC content of 23%.
Bruce Banner – A goof on The Incredible Hulk’s Alter Ego, this elevating and euphoric strain (Bruce Banner) is powerful and comes on quick. Dense buds and a particularly high THC content of 23% is foreshown in this strain’s pungent and citrusy characteristics.
Memory loss – One of the highest potency strains we’ve seen to date on the Sativa side, Memory Loss is not for the faint of heart. This cross between amnesia haze and face off OG can climb as high as 28% THC, making it an instant hit among those chasing the most formidable strains.