Strain Review by CLMonkey: Sour Lemon

Strain: Sour Lemon

Grower Name: CLMonkey

Breeder: N.W

Medium: Roots Organic Original

Nutrients: Natures Nectar N,P,K, Cal-Mag+,Moore Bloom 0-20-20

Lights type and schedule: General Hydro 300W LED 18/6 schedule

Days from Seed: 91 days

Harvest Points: I fed up to day 80 and flushed with water. Also at around day 80 I had to tie her branches up due to heavy dense colas. Sour Lemon was covered in trichs that filled the air with floral pine.

Dry Yield (grams): 114 grams

Growth Comments: Sour Lemon was easy to grow and was not very picky when fed. She was taking 100% nutrients by 2nd week of flower. Sour Lemon was fairly short during veg stage and at day 23 she showed sex and immediately started to stretch. I topped her at day 33 and it did not slow her down. She stopped vertical growth at 27 inches.

Comments on smell: During growth she had a sour spice and pine.  She smelled of floral pine when chopped and now after 3 week cure she smells sour with skunk/cat pee/musky.., but that isnt a bad thing. I can’t seem to stop smelling the jar ;-). 

The Smell: Pine, Skunk, Musk, Sour

The Smoke: The smoke was smooth and satisfying in a bowl and a joint. It reminds me of older school smoke. It didn’t really have much expansion and I was able to hold a huge hit without fear of coughing my windbags out.

Method of Delivery: Joint

9 Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

9 Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

10 – smooth Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

1- stable Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: An immediate calming with the ability to focus. Very creative and controllable.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

1 whole joint (heavy smoker)

The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects)

1 – immediate Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

8 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

1.5 hours for the focus and head buzz. 2 hours for pain relief Hours the effect lasted

1 Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)


Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

8 Usability Morning (wake up)

9 Ideal time of the day Usability Day (work)

7 Usability Evening (relax)

6 Usability Night (sleep)

Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)

Do you personally consider this strain a keeper for long-term use

I am a Medical cannabis user, Recreational user

If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them
HIV, Back fusions, Insomnia,Anxiety Depression

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.


9 severe Sense of well being

7 Euphoria

8 Anxiety relief

8 Paranoia relief

7 Sex drive

6 Sleep

8 Pain relief

8 Ability to rest or sit still

8 Thought process

8 Speech process

8 Imagination/creativity

7 Humor perception

2 Visual perception

4 Audio perception

5 Taste perception

7 Appetite stimulant

5 Introspective dreaminess

2 Altered thinking and memory

2 Bloodshot eyes

2 Increased heart rate

4 Dry mouth

Final Comments: She was very easy to grow and changed her smell a couple of times, but always kept some level of sourness to her. It started off sweet and by the last day she had a heavy sour musky smell.  She is now in a half gallon mason at 55% RH.

The first smell that hits the nose is sour fruit but not exactly lemon, it reminds me of star fruit. The smell also carries a faint eucalyptus that almost hides behind the sour smell.   Sour Lemon smokes smooth and reminds me so much of old school Colombian gold. The head buzz is calming and thought friendly and gives me great concentration, with above average pain relief. I didn’t find it to give me terrible munchies, but did help good for my pill burn (HIV pills make me want to toss) so it does help with stomach problems without making me eat everything I see. 

I consider it to be a day/afternoon strain for me, but I do notice that once I allow myself to come down I do feel relaxed and I feel it might help me be able to stay laying in bed a little longer.

Well here is the final weight after 3 joints for testing I ended up with…


I would say Sour Lemon would be great for new growers. The ones I grew were regular seeds, but watch for Fem seeds on the portal Gift Shop.


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