Searching for a strain with a powerful zing of citrus flavor and uplifting effects to match? Super Lemon Haze may be exactly the strain you’re looking for. This classic genetic line is one of the greats of cannabis lore, and it’s definitely something any cannabis enthusiast has to try at least once in their lives. We’ll take a look at the Super Lemon Haze (also known as SLH) strain in this post, including the terpenes and effects it possesses and how to grow it from seed.
What Strain is Super Lemon Haze?
If you’re a regular cannabis consumer, Super Lemon Haze (aka SLH) may need no introduction. Its reputation definitely precedes it. Judges at the High Times Cannabis Cup voted Super Lemon Haze as the world’s best strain in 2008 and 2009, and it’s won numerous other awards, too. Dutch cannabis breeders Green House Seeds first developed Super Lemon Haze by crossing Lemon Skunk with Super Silver Haze. The result is a highly potent powerhouse with an explosion of citrus taste.
Super Lemon Haze: Terpenes
Those familiar with terpenes may assume that this means it derives its taste from limonene, one of the main terpenes that conveys citrus flavor. However, in a shocking twist of events, terpinolene is commonly the most prominent terpene that Super Lemon Haze has. Terpinolene carries some citrus flavor itself, along with notes of pine and herbs. The strain also commonly contains humulene, myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene.
Is Super Lemon Haze Indica or Sativa?
Thanks to its parentage, Super Lemon Haze enjoys a sativa-dominant genetic profile. It does have some indica influence though, giving it an 80/20 sativa/indica genetic profile. Many cannabis enthusiasts will actually like this combination more than a pure sativa, since its indica effects can help temper the usual high-flying properties that sativas can possess.
Super Lemon Haze Strain Effects
Super Lemon Haze has some of the most typical effects you’d expect from a sativa strain. It’s energizing and uplifting, with a powerful rush of cerebral euphoria. It may also help imbue a user with energy and focus. As a result, it’s a great choice for artists seeking a creative spark to help them complete (or start) their next work. It derives these effects from several different sources, notably its terpene and cannabinoid profile—but we cannot discount its respectable THC levels, which regularly reach 20% and above.
SLH and Medical Marijuana Patients
Recreational cannabis users aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the Super Lemon Haze strain. Medical cannabis patients have also reported that this strain may help them with a variety of different issues. Many patients seek out cannabis to help soothe discomfort, such as headaches or muscle pain, for example. Patients also note that Super Lemon Haze’s effects appear to help them with an upset stomach. Finally, it may be able to help combat stress while helping to boost mood in the short term.
Growing Super Lemon Haze
Generally, Super Lemon Haze can be difficult to grow from seed. As a sativa, it’s pretty picky about its environment and nutrients. What’s more, if you’re growing indoors, this plant’s prodigious height may become a problem since it can grow up to 78 inches (about 6.5 feet) tall. As a result, you’ll probably need to use some kind of plant training technique if you’re an indoor grower. We always recommend ScrOGing for growing sativas indoors. Low-stress training (LST) is also an option.
Super Lemon Haze has a medium-length flowering time. It’s a little shorter than many sativas, but not quite as short as an indica. If you have an indoor garden, Super Lemon Haze fully matures by the 10th week of flowering. That’s just two weeks longer than most fast-growing indica strains, which are generally known for being fully mature by week 8. If you’re growing outdoors, harvest in late October, before your first frost.
However, if you can successfully nurture a Super Lemon Haze plant from seed to harvest day, you’ll definitely enjoy the results. Indoor growers can expect about 28 ounces per square meter of canopy space. Outdoor growers are looking at significantly more, since the power of the sun will supercharge their Super Lemon Haze to throw down 35 ounces or more per plant on harvest day.
Super Lemon Haze at Your Local Mission Dispensary
Did reading this post ready your taste buds to enjoy the Super Lemon Haze strain? You’re in luck! Mission carries classics like Super Lemon Haze and an extensive variety of cannabis flower you’re sure to love.
Visit any of our dispensaries in Illinois, Massachusetts, or Michigan or check out our online menus to see what we’ve currently got in stock. We look forward to seeing you!