Fruity Cannabis Strains
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In this article we’re going to talk about fruity cannabis strains; strains that catch your eye due to their amazing aroma. Growing cannabis is becoming much more common these days, and many people are searching for that perfect plant. Regardless of whether it’s for recreational or medicinal use, genetic evolution has become a game changer in many seed banks, offering a wide range of flavors and effects.
In this particular case we’re not going to talk about sativas or indicas in particular, b ut rather the flavor of some amazing strains that are available on the seed market right now.
Within the realm of cannabis flavors and aromas, traditional and experienced growers have distinguished a clear division between Skunk, Incense and Fruity. Of course it’s extremely hard to classify many strains into just one of those categories as some buds have multiple tones and hints when smoked; you can even find Skunk strains that taste fruity.
Before we begin talking about which strains we think have the best fruity flavor, we’re going to talk a little about why the smell and flavor of strains differ.
It’s basically down to the terpenes in the plant; terpenes are organic molecules that form part of your plants’ secondary metabolites. They make up the majority of essential oils in cannabis plants and are found largely in resin.
For the plants, however, terpenes are chemical weapons to be used against predators; they attract pollinators like bees and they can also protect plants from high temperatures. Some growers say that using halides during the last weeks of flowering will increase thermic stress in the plant, provoking a higher production of terpenes which then increases the potency of the flavor.
For consumers, these terpenes make for an absolute delight to the senses, and not just because of their aroma or flavor; terpenes are also responsible for certain psychoactive effects alongside cannabinoids. They can give different effects depending on the combination of terpenes and their quantity.
Keep in mind that over 100 kinds of terpenes have been discovered, so the combination of terpenes in different quantities is almost endless, making for an extremely long list of varied flavors and aromas.
In this case we’re going to talk about some particularly fruity strains. Although each strain has a characteristic fragrance, it’s hard to determine which terpenes are the ones that cause such an aroma. You can find citrus-like strains, strains that smell like berries and tropical or exotic strains.
These are the most common fruity strains. Some of the most famous ones have a lemony taste, like Sensi Star by Paradise Seeds, Super Lemon Haze by Green House seeds or Lemon Skunk.
For those that prefer orange tones, we have California Orange by Dutch passion, Tangie by DNA Genetics or Cream Mandarine by Sweet Seeds. And of course, there’s the famous Sweet Deep Grapefruit by Dinafem which has a distinctive taste of… you guessed it, grapefruit.
There are some amazing strawberry strains like Strawberry Cough by Dutch Passion, although keep in mind that “berry” strains (strains with the word berry in them) aren’t always fruity in flavor or aroma. Blueberry by Dutch Passion is also another strain that tastes amazing.
There are many exotic tasting strains out there, and Txomango by Genehtik Seeds or Delahaze by Paradise seeds have an amazing mango taste and others like Pineapple Chunk by Barney’s Farm have a delicious pineapple hint.
Other strains have sweet tastes, like Bubblegum by Serious Seeds, Bubba Kush by Dinafem or Cream Caramel and Red Poison by Sweet Seeds.
Like we said before, there’s an almost never ending list of banks and growers, as well as a never ending list of terpene combinations that can occur in many different strains; it’s hard to determine which strains are the best or which terpenes cause specific flavors and aromas, so you should do some research on the subject if you’re looking for a mouth-watering strain. Don’t hesitate in leaving a comment if you have any questions or suggestions and one of our experts here at team Growbarato will get back to you as soon as possible! Happy growing!
In this article we talk about fruity cannabis strains, which are extremely sought after by growers all over the world thanks to their amazing flavors.
Top Fruity Marijuana Strains
An introduction into what causes cannabis to taste or smell a certain way with a more in-depth look at how some cannabis strains taste and smell like fruit and a top list of 5 fruit-flavored cannabis strains.
Cannabis plants feature a wide selection of aromas and flavours, ranging in both quality and quantity. Each cannabis strain has its distinct palette of tastes and smells. Those unique and defining characteristics are accomplished through careful and knowledgeable breeding. Getting the desired aromas in such a manner is very time-consuming.
On the other hand, there are quick ways of artificially flavoring cannabis  both pre- and post-harvest. The process of artificial flavoring is manageable by most growers but is unlikely to satisfy true cannabis connoisseurs and purists. Also, all the potential benefits that naturally occurring smell molecules may have, are thought not to be present in artificially flavored cannabis.
Terpenes and Terpenoids
Terpenes are found all throughout nature. These aromatic molecules are responsible for the delightful aromas of flowers, trees, and fruits. They also underpin the signature scent of weed. Every time you enter your grow room or garden, you have terpenes to thank for the mind-blowing smells.
Every cannabis strain produces its own unique terpene profile. Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the quantity and type of terpenes that each plant churns out. Varying terpene profiles explain why some strains offer sweet and sugary tastes, while others are much more fuel-like and earthy.
Aside from supplying delicious and unique tastes, terpenes also heavily influence the cannabis high. THC underpins the main psychotropic effect of the herb, but different terpenes modulate the experience through the entourage effect  . Terpenes such as myrcene synergise with THC to create a relaxing physical effect, whereas limonene works alongside cannabinoids to create more of a stimulating outcome.
During the drying and curing process, volatile terpenes become oxidised and break down into terpenoids that impart their own unique effects. Correct preparation post-harvest will create an optimal terpenoid content with an overall improved taste and smoothness.
Fruit Scent in Cannabis
Many cannabis strains send flavours of fruit rolling across the tongue. Not surprisingly, cannabis produces several terpenes also found in popular fruits. Terpenes such as limonene and valencene are found in fruit peels, underpinning the citrusy tastes that many strains carry. Other dominant fruity terpenes include myrcene and pinene. Overall, fruity strains feature a balance of citrus, earthiness, bitterness, and sweetness.
In contrast, some cannabis strains possess an entirely sweet terpene profile, with no fruit-like bitterness or citrus undertones. Often described as sugary and candy-like, these strains feature high levels of caryophyllene, terpinolene, and myrcene (many strains are high in myrcene).
Myrcene is a terpene found in large quantities in mango, and it’s one of the most dominant terpenes in cannabis. It is thought that myrcene facilitates cannabinoid uptake in the brain, therefore strengthening and lengthening the cannabis high.
Animal studies  have shown myrcene to display muscle-relaxing and sleep-promoting properties. And, while it’s unclear if and how these findings translate to humans, cannabis strains with high doses of myrcene do tend to induce a strong physical stone. In any case, this musky, fruity terpene is able to captivate the senses on impact, adding a deep note to all manner of fruity strains.
Limonene is the terpene most associated with citrus fruit. Scents of orange and lemon permeate the air and invigorate the senses. Unsurprisingly, citrus-flavoured cannabis is considered to feature the most uplifting and happy highs, while still having considerable soothing properties. Smoking a strain high in limonene tends to result in joyful outbursts, euphoria, and a desire to be social.
These traits also make fruity strains high in limonene a good option for wake-and-baking, enjoying on the beach, or otherwise smoking during the daytime hours.
Of all the terpenes, pinene occurs the most frequently throughout nature. The aromatic compound is responsible for the gorgeous scent of pine forests and Thai lime, and also contributes a similar aroma to cannabis strains.
If you often experience moments of clarity while walking through the woods, you may have pinene to thank. Smelling this terpene has links to improved short-term memory  , and, interestingly, may help to offset some of the short-term memory impairments caused by smoking weed. That said, this has yet to be proven. But if you tend to forget where you placed your lighter after smoking, consider smoking a pinene-rich strain to jog your memory.
Other than myrcene, limonene, and pinene, a lot of other terpenes and terpenoids are found in fruit-flavoured cannabis. Some of those include undecanal, methyl-2-methylvaleratem, geraniol, valeraldehyde, terpineol-4-ol, β-Ionone and β-Ionol.
Top Fruit-Flavoured Cannabis Strains
Every cannabis smoker has their preferences when it comes to taste, and those that love fruity flavours are spoilt for choice. From tangy citrus to sweet forest fruits and berries, there is a fruity strain out there for all. Below, we’ve divided the fruitiest cannabis strains into four distinct sub-categories to help you find the flavours you most desire.
Sweet & Candy
Sweet, candy-flavoured strains offer all the sugary tastes of fruit, without any bitterness or earthiness to steal the show. Light up your sweet taste buds with these delicious cultivars.
If you’re looking for sugar, Sweet ZZ has the answer. After crossing fruity parent strains Grape Ape and Grapefruit, our breeders were shocked by just how sweet the progeny tasted. Sweet ZZ possesses an 80% indica genetic profile and packs a THC content of 22%. Every hit delivers gorgeous flavours and a body-slamming high perfect for the evenings.
A complete description of how cannabis gets its smell and taste and an in-depth look into fruit flavored cannabis strains with a top 5 list.