Trulieve TruFlower Review: Lemon Tree (Hybrid)

 Lemon Tree is a hybrid strain that descends from the well-known Sour Diesel. Trulieve originally released this strain last year in the ceramic flower cups. It’s been available in a few batches of loose flower since SB 182 passed; this is my first time getting it as loose flower, after trying it in flower cups (review here).

Quick Facts:

Lemon Tree  (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $43/eighth 

Lineage: Lemon Skunk x Sour Diesel

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBUL1C6000036 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

Cannabinoids

THC: 18.6%

CBD: 0.1%

CBG: 0.4%

Total Cannabinoids: 19.1%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

*Beta-Myrcene: 0.578%

*Trans-Carophyllene: 0.085%

Farnesene: 0.032%

Limonene: 0.051%

Linalool: 0.027%

Ocimene: 0.044%

Total Terpenes: 0.82%

Appearance/Cure

Lemon Tree buds are covered in a frosty coating of trichomes, and feature medium and dark green hues. Light to medium orange pistils cover these buds as well, making for a colorful display of this strain.

Unfortunately, this is not the best cure I’ve seen from Trulieve, and not up to par with other flower I have gotten from them in the past couple of months. This batch was too dry: not “crumble to dust in your fingers” dry, but a few steps from it. The trim job was also not done very well, and I had to remove many small leaves from the bottom of almost all the buds.

Considering this flower is $43 and comes from an experienced company like Trulieve, I expect better. The rating in this category reflects that.

Rating: 5.00/10.00

Smell/Taste

The previous batch of Lemon Tree that I tried had a smell that was very lemony, more so than any other “lemon” strain that Trulieve currently offers.

This batch doesn’t have the same terpene profile, and it seems to have lost some of its smell in the week that I have had it. I attribute some of this to a less-than-stellar cure.

Lemon Tree characteristically picks up a lot of the terpene profile from its Sour Diesel parent; as well as having a bright, tart, citrusy collection of terpenes from Lemon Skunk.

This batch also has a smell similar to ammonia that I’ve noticed in a couple of recent batches of flower from Trulieve. It isn’t bad, but unique.

This flower had almost a spicy taste when smoked. I feel that it really could have had a lot more potential to be recognized than what is present in this batch.

Rating: 6.50/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Lemon Tree is an uplifting strain for me. Several sources online describe it as an evenly-balanced 50/50 indica/sativa hybrid, but I find it to feel more like a sativa-dominant hybrid.

The initial effects are cerebral and remind me somewhat of how I feel when first medicating with Sour Diesel; however, the effects never get to that same energetic level that we typically experience with sativa strains. A subtle body buzz is noticeable almost immediately after the cerebral effects set in, and stays present throughout the experience.

As with most hybrids, the body effects become heavier and more pronounced as time passes. Lemon Tree never really makes me feel sleepy, but it does relax the body enough to ease some pain. I find this strain best for day time use; really any time from early morning to early evening would be good. I prefer heavier strains than this for night time medication.

I find Lemon Tree to be another good strain for getting active: working out in the gym, going for walks or runs, really anything outside. It’s got a good balance of mind and body effects, though I would probably describe it as a 65/35% sativa-dominant hybrid.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Depression
  • Lack of motivation

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications. 

Rating: 7.80/10.00

Overall Rating: 6.43/10.00

Overall, I would best describe this batch of Lemon Tree as “about average”.

I would have to say that I enjoyed my previous batch of Lemon Tree in the flower cups more than I did this batch of loose flower. It had higher cannabinoid percentages, and a better cure. The effects were also much better. Here’s an image of that flower:

Lemon Tree flower from vape cups; early 2019

I think that the strain itself is a good one, but this was not the best quality I’ve seen from Trulieve. I may give Lemon Tree another shot if if someone else confirms that the percentages or overall quality is better than this, but other than that, I doubt I would buy this strain again at $43/eighth.

I do recommend every patient try each strain at least once if they can; as always, this is a highly individualized form of medicine. Your mileage may (and will often) vary.

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2 thoughts on “Trulieve TruFlower Review: Lemon Tree (Hybrid)

  1. This strain for me is the best I have tried in past 4 years. This strain makes me feel happy, and it energizes me and makes me want to move around and do something constructive. Later on it relaxes me and I can get some rest. I have had neck and shoulder nerve pains for 21 years and this strain helps with that major pain. Love this kind.

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