Limoncello Strain

The Limoncello marijuana strain sits right in the middle of that Sativa-Indica divide (50% Indica/50% Sativa). This finely balanced weed comes packed with limonene terpenes. As a result, this strain has a classically strong citrus flavor. It’s followed by a smooth hit that courses from head to toe in no time — you’ll soon understand why it won the High Times Cannabis Cup twice in a row (in 2008 and 2009).

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
50%/50%at least 1 ounce per planthigh9 to 10 weeks indoors, around early October outdoors

Also known as Lemoncello or Lemonchello 28, this hybrid strain is the creation of Growing Passion. They achieved this feat by crossing The Original Lemonade with Cherry Pie.

The Original Lemonade is a sativa-dominant hybrid known for its bright and energetic mental effects. On the other hand, Cherry Pie is an indica-leaning, fruity strain known for its mind-expanding high. As a result, Limoncello is a superior strain that manages to hold onto the most interesting traits of both parents.

The THC levels of this strain fall in the range of 14% to 18% across various phenotypes of Limoncello. That means the hybrid’s THC levels are not so high that they put you in a state of couchlock. But neither is it too low to make you feel you wasted your money.

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    At A Glance

    ORIGINThe Original Lemonade and Cherry Pie
    EFFECTSRelaxing
    Euphoric
    Energetic
    Happy
    ADVERSE REACTIONSAnxiety
    Sleeplessness
    Hunger pangs
    Thirst
    Dry mouth
    FRAGRANCELemon, light herbal, floral, berries
    FLAVORSCitrusy, lemon, cherry
    FLOWERING TIME9-10 weeks indoors, around early October outdoors
    THC CONTENT %14% to 18%
    INDICA / SATIVA %50%/50%
    INDOOR YIELDat least 1 ounce per plant
    OUTDOOR YIELDhigh

    Limoncello Effects

    Given the 50-50 balance, Limoncello strain effects include both sativa and indica characteristics. Although it has moderate THC levels, you’ll feel it in the first couple of tokes. The high begins with a head buzz and, after that, slowly spreads across your entire body. The transfer between head and body high is as effortless as a bowstring.


    Those who have used this cannabis strain say it is perfect for unwinding after a long day of work. That’s because Limoncello strain effects make you feel euphoric, energetic, happy, and even giggly at times. The high stimulates the mind while relaxing the body. But the feeling is not one that makes you sleepy. Instead, it gives you a renewed sense of energy and positivity.

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    Recreation apart, Limoncello is also known to offer relief from a wide range of maladies. It is a good option for mild to moderate body pains, headaches, and nausea. Similarly, those with symptoms of depression and stress can use the strain to get that much-needed mental peace and happiness. 

    Limoncello Fragrance

    The Limoncello marijuana strain gives off a blast of lemon scent when you first smell it. After that, you’ll notice hints of a light herbal and floral aroma. Fresh out of the bag, Limoncello buds smell like lemon drops and fresh berries.
    The scent takes a deep skunky form once you light up those marijuana buds in a joint or bong. And it only gets thicker and more pungent. So, if you plan to enjoy this strain in public, plan appropriately.


    Limoncello Flavors

    Limoncello, as the name suggests, is super citrusy in flavor. But there is more to the profile for those paying attention. That is to say, you should expect more than lemon flavor. Each inhale delivers crisp citrus overtones that leave hints of lemon and cherry flavor in your mouth.

    As the smoke exits, you can taste a deep sour undercurrent tingling your taste buds. In fact, more astute users report a range of citrus flavors on the exhale. 

    The head-to-toe smooth hit of this award-winning strain makes it perfect for any time of day. With Limoncello’s well-balanced traits, you can enjoy it both as a mood booster and a reliable relaxant. Find similar seeds in our shop.

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    Limoncello Adverse Reactions

    Consumers prone to anxiety may want to stay away from the Limoncello strain. This is because it’s known to amp up a person’s energy levels, including nervous energy. So, what can you do if you find yourself feeling a little jumpy after a few tokes of Limoncello? Typically, a cold shower or a hot cup of joe should help tone down the effects.


    In rare cases, users have complained about not being able to sleep hours after consuming this marijuana hybrid. Limoncello might make you feel mellow, but it is not a good strain for promoting sleep. Some light exercise, such as a swim or a jog, can help you relax until the effects wear off.


    Smoking this strain does tend to make you feel hungry and thirsty. However, these effects aren’t specific to this hybrid, as many marijuana strains tend to produce ‘munchies’. Above all, remember to have a large bottle of water, some pizza, or a bag of chips handy. That should keep a check on issues like hunger pangs, thirst, and dry mouth.

    Growing Limoncello Strain

    Limoncello seeds are somewhat hard to find, and you won’t find much information on growing this strain. However, if you manage to procure some seeds, it will be a fairly moderate task to grow them.  They will likely be regular (photoperiod seeds), so it always helps if you have worked with photoperiod type strains before.


    During the vegetation period, Limoncello plants grow to be quite tall. They also produce plenty of side branches. The leaves are thin, like those seen in Sativa varieties. You can grow these plants both indoors and outdoors, but ideally, you’d use an outdoor greenhouse so you can create an ideal environment and plenty of space.

    Limoncello is a tall plant that typically resembles a Christmas tree at maturity, so it may not work well in cramped spaces when growing indoors. If you plan to keep it indoors, try some low-stress training, and regular pruning to control the plant’s height for better management.

    Growing Limoncello Strain
    Growing Limoncello Strain


    Be it the main cola or additional side branches, you’re likely to see a plant packed with buds. The nearly cylindrical buds have a compact shape, although the plant can get quite large. You’ll notice yellow and amber hairs across the buds’ body and a thick coat of resin covering those dark brown and orange pistils. These cloudy white trichomes are what give Limoncello its well-loved potency.

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      Flowering

      Limoncello strain seeds have a flowering time indoors of about 9 to 10 weeks. Many growers report high yields from this strain.

      Indoor

      Experienced growers could grow this strain indoors with some training. Expect yields of at least an ounce. 

      Outdoor

      This strain is best grown in a controlled environment with plenty of space. Flowering time outdoors is around early October. Expect a high outdoor yield.

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      Origin

      1. The Original Lemonade
      2. Cherry Pie

      FAQs About Limoncello Strain

      What is the Limoncello strain yield?

      Limoncello Strain can be a high yielder that produces about a pound per plant outdoors. On the other hand, indoor yields may be more modest.

      How much THC does Limoncello have?

      It contains between 14% to 18% THC.

      What are the origins of the Limoncello strain?

      Limoncello Strain was created from The Original Lemonade and Cherry Pie.

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      Happy growing!

      Robert

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