These 18:30 sunsets quickly turn into 17:30 sunsets. It’s going to be dark soon as we’re done, so let’s not waste this last breath of summer.
One afternoon recently, I needed something to not only speed up a walk through the remotest corners of the Netherlands in September, but also motivate me to get there in the first place. A popular hybrid of the two classics, Lemon Cake was a surefire choice to help me enjoy a late summer day—or so it seemed. Nervousness is hailed as a strength option during the daytime, but as with any pie, consuming too much leads to serious bloating, guilt, and lethargy.
Also known as Lemon Pound Cake and Lemon Cheesecake (but NOT Le’Moon Cake, a completely different beast that will screw you up too), Lemon Cake is one of my favorite strains for taste when grown right. combination Cheese and lemon skunk Genetics produce a chef’s kiss when pulled, pumping sweet, sour and funky flavors with a creamy backside if I’m lucky. Cheese is one of the most underrated types of all time, and Lemon Skunk doesn’t get enough credit for its dough-like, grain-like qualities. Their pups hit every spot in their olfactory and taste buds, bringing enough scent to make my head spin. But Lemon Cake is an unstable mistress in his brain.
The Lemon Cake high fills me with interest and mojo for nearly two hours, long enough to fool me into embarking on an amusement ride. But my engine doesn’t just stop when Lemon Cake comes back, it just shuts down. No matter how full I am before I go hard, munchies are inevitable, and yawning and sleepy eyes are equally warranted. Such a spike is fine for a short bike ride or for a stroll in a nearby park, but not the best when you’re still twelve bends away from a mountain peak.
Most Lemon Cake sold in Colorado dispensaries comes in the form of vaporizer cartridges, but I’ve seen Lemon Cake in flower and hash aisles at Ajoya, Cannabis Station, Cross Genetics, Fox Cannabis, Green Sativa, The Herbal Cure, Herban. Underground, Herbs 4 Sen, Karing Kind, Life Flower, Lightshade, Colorado’s Local Crop, Nature’s Kiss, Oasis Cannabis, Red Roots, RiverRock, Strawberry Fields and Tweedleaf.
Looks: Lemon Cake’s buds are stretched despite maintaining good weight and the foxtail gives them a sativa appearance. Their light green color, usually lime or winter green, is accentuated by a strong, fuzzy coat of trichomes, but also contrasted by the occasional purple blotches.
Smell: It’s hard to pack doughy, cheesy, sweet, skunk and sour flavors into one herb patch, but Lemon Cake is a successful example. Hints of lemonade, yeast, and moldy earth hung in the chalky, Parmesan cheese quality at the end.
Flavor: Lemon Skunk’s sour, fizzy layers dominate at the front, but Cheese’s specs leak out eventually. A strange, occasionally creamy flavor clings to the corners of my mouth, giving Lemon Cake a balanced, sweet-like flavor.
Effects: The effects of Lemon Cake initially feel like a start to the day, but if I smoke as much as I’m used to in other types, I become a short-lived ball of energy that always flares up. It’s been a productive peak for me at times, but only when I’m getting a hit or two and not necessarily “high.”
Home grower’s opinion: “Yes, high is more than 50/50 for me, but it’s a good strain for high tolerances. If you have a good heating setup, it’s a good winter strain in growing and pretty tough against mold. Smells like crazy but Lemon Skunk’ Even more than tan. I took it in nine weeks because the scent was so strong.”
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