A Versatile Strain of Flavor and Focus
Grapefruit Regular, as you may have deduced, gained her name from the potent citrus flavors she boasts - distinctive enough to stand out amongst the many other lemony variants available. Pungent and tangy at once, these candy accents serve to accentuate the polarizing bitter tones in the cannabis that give rise to comparisons to the pink fruit.
Popular on the West Coast and in Colorado, Grapefruit is a cognitive booster well loved by musicians and artists alike for her heady, uplifting euphoria and unique ability to drown out external and mental distractions whilst pumping up creative ability.
Grapefruit’s THC levels can vary from 15% to 20%, so this could be deemed a fairly powerful strain. However, CBD levels are low, and as such if you’re after relief from serious physical conditions, this might not be the strain for you.
Even so, carrying effective analgesic, antiinflammatory and anxiolytic properties, this is a bud for easing burdens, and is often a favorite of consumers with conditions such as chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.
A hybrid of Cinderella 99 (C99) and a second strain bred specifically for the grapefruit flavor, Grapefruit Regular inherited her cerebral-oriented high, ease of cultivation and short, bushy shape. A third unknown Sativa was added to the mix to reduce the flowering cycle, and this hybrid became a huge hit with growers for her simple cultivation process and fresh citrusy aroma.
Flavor and Fragrance of Grapefruit
Given that this strain is quite literally named after a fruit, it’ll come as no surprise that Grapefruit Regular comes with a notably citrusy, fruity flavor profile. Mouth-wateringly sweet and lemony, this is in particular contrast to the earthier note that is subtle but serves to bring out the zesty flavors nicely - both sweet and sour at the same time, with an undertone of herbiness.
The range of tropical citrus flavors in Grapefruit is particularly noticeable, as you might expect. Edging between bitter lemon, orange and tangy citrus, you’ll find the sweetness to tartness ratio reminiscent of real grapefruit, alright.
At 70% Sativa, Grapefruit Regular is a strain often reliably used to boost energy and motivation first thing in the morning, opening and awakening the mind. Delivering a true joie de vivre to lift your mood and increase productivity, this is the ganja for those who wish to focus and concentrate, and can greatly assist in tuning out external distractions and honing in on finer details.
By encouraging the mental flow of ideas, Grapefruit can give new life to creativity and is ideal for brainstorming. A joint of this will lift the veil between you and the Muses to bring artistry and style to your thoughts, alongside a lightness and swiftness of foot that Hermes himself would envy.
Grapefruit is often thought of as an internal strain that gives rise to deep thought, but can also lean towards making consumers feel more confident and talkative. However, some reports say that the high itself doesn’t last that long.
Medical Uses of Grapefruit Regular
Given her Sativa effects, Grapefruit can be a wonderful source of relief and energy for those struggling with fatigue, lack of sleep or sluggishness.
Reviews often show that this particular marijuana is popular with consumers who struggle with social anxiety, and is often stated as being preferable to the traditional medical treatments prescribed, due to the non-addictive and non-narcotic nature.
Added to the euphoric touch of this strain, potent analgesic and antiinflammatory properties can also reduce pain for those suffering with migraines, arthritis or PMS.
Some consumers have reported Grapefruit as an excellent strain for living with the symptoms of PTSD, as it can heighten emotional sensitivity and help sufferers to process internal thoughts more constructively.
It should be noted that these buds should be consumed in moderation, though. Larger doses may cause dry mouth and eyes, headaches or heighten pre-existing anxiety or paranoia.
Growing Grapefruit Regular
Because Grapefruit is a short to medium-sized plant, it’s a great option whether you opt for indoor, outdoor or greenhouse growing, as it’s inconspicuous enough to grow in your garden but will also thrive in limited light. Grapefruit Regular is also amenable to hydroponic growing systems, but will flourish in organic soil with natural nutrients and compost teas, resulting in stronger flavors and fragrances in the final bag.
Temperatures for growing Grapefruit are ideal when between 20° to 26°C, and should be kept in a semi-humid environment that’s easy to adjust according to which stage of the plant’s life cycle it is currently in.
If you’re intending to boost the yield as high as possible, whilst saving space, try a Sea of Green (SOG) growing technique, and you could find yourself with 400 to 500 grams of sweet nugs per square meter in just 8 to 9 weeks.
When ready to harvest, Grapefruit Regular buds are a light, pale green; conical or football-shaped, and fluffy with bright amber pistils. If you’re looking to maximize bag appeal, try exposing the plant to cooler nighttime temperatures during the later stages of flowering to bring out hints of purple.
If the outdoor climate where you are is Mediterranean, then outdoor cultivation is recommended, as these fruity beauties are known to thrive in such environments as those in California, Australia and southern Europe. In warmer climes with plenty of sunlight, each plant could produce 300 to 400 grams with ease provided that wind and rain are avoided.
Do remember when growing that these are regular seeds, and as such any male plants will need to be separated if your end goal is a product for consumption.
Enlivening as Grapefruit is, it’s no wonder she's popular as a true wake-and-bake strain, easily preparing you for the day by opening and clearing the mind.
Famed for her tangy citrus candy and bitter lemon flavors, Grapefruit tastes and smells, well… like grapefruit.
Popular with daytime users as a creativity booster, these buds can be used to great effect both recreationally and medicinally due to their freeing, euphoric properties.
A great relief for conditions such as depression, anxiety and fatigue, this strain is also analgesic and antiinflammatory, so can reduce the pain of migraines and PMS on top of that strong mentally stimulating effect.
When grown for consumption, it’s important to remember that Grapefruit Regular could produce males that will need to be removed to prevent pollination. That aside, this is a simple strain to rear, and can be grown comfortably indoors with a yield of 300 to 500 grams of buds - and without the need for discretion, due to the pleasant lemony aroma.