A Sativa-dominant hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze and two-time Cannabis Cup winner from Green House Seeds. Super Lemon Haze is a kief-caked multi-colored wonder. As the name states, this strain has real lemony characteristics. The smell is zesty, citrusy, and a little sweet. As for the taste, it’s everything one would expect from the namesake; tart and sweet like Lemonheads candy – not quite as sharp as one might expect. The effects are uniquely energetic and lively, may not be the best strain for those of us that are naturally wound-up tight.
Winning first prize for two consecutive years (2008 and 2009) in the High Times Cannabis Cup and taking home first prize the following year at the IC420 Growers Cup, Super Lemon Haze is quickly becoming a highly recognizable strain.
In its true form, this strain is a Sativa dominant hybrid created by Arjan of Green House Seeds. The breeder began with a female from his infamous Super Silver Haze genetics – which won three consecutive Cannabis Cups in 1997, 1998, and 1999 – and carefully bred this with a 3-way cross of Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights #5.
Arjan then bred that by-product with the more popular Lemon Skunk – a strain that made its way from Las Vegas to Amsterdam by way of a breeder named The Lemon Man – to get the Super Lemon Haze you see today in dispensaries throughout the West Coast.
The genetics of Super Lemon Haze combine sweet and tart, lemony tastes (partially due to the terpene Limonene), and aromas that make for a mellow high that begins in the body but quickly flows to the mind. The THC count of this strain can reach as high as 25 percent, which can lead to paranoia and anxiety when consumed in larger quantities by novice smokers.