Lemon Bubble is a boldly-flavored hybrid that leans toward the sativa end of the spectrum. The brainchild of Pheno Finder Seeds, who have also created Grapefruit Diesel, Lemon Bubble is a cross between Silver Bubble and Super Lemon Haze. Its buzzy mental effects and standout taste have earned it several prizes, including 3rd Best Sativa in the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup. This strain's THC content has been measured at between 18% and 23%.
When trimmed, flowers of Lemon Bubble have an elongated, spindly formation and a medium to large size. They betray their sativa influence with a loose, piecey structure and thin leaves that spiral away from each other at their edges. The leaves themselves are a mossy green, although a heavy coating of cloudy, translucent trichomes can given them a white sheen when seen from a distance. Finally, curly red and orange pistils weave their way through these ragged-looking buds.
You might not be surprised to find that the predominant scent wafting up from Lemon Bubble's flowers is that of fresh lemon. A second whiff may also pick up on a sweet and vaguely skunk aroma as well. When these fluffy buds are pulled apart or ground up, meanwhile, they may give off more of a peppery, palate-tickling odor. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Lemon Bubble burns with a smooth and even smoke. On the exhale, this smoke has slightly tropical citrus flavors.
Like many other sativas, Lemon Bubble gets to work right away, making itself known to users with a pressure behind the eyes and around the lower forehead. This constricted feeling may be accompanied by other odd sensations like a flushing in the cheeks or an increase in salivation. These strange tics eventually subside, letting the smoker revel in some newfound cerebral energy. Ideas may flow more quickly than usual and may seem to take on a new intensity and significance. Similarly, users may find their attention fixed on concepts (or even inanimate objects) that might not otherwise hold any interest. Thanks to this kind of "in the zone" thinking, consumers of Lemon Bubble may find that the strain helps them accomplish work on detailed analytical tasks. Those who aren't feeling as productive, meanwhile, can simply enjoy this bud's uplifted mental state while going about mundane tasks like laundry.
Even as the high wears on, Lemon Bubble tends to keep its fans upbeat and buzzing. While some mild relaxation may creep in and render any physical exertion unappealing, the strain typically isn't sedative enough to cancel users' plans for the day. Instead, this bud's mental stimulation can be a great way to spark conversation at social gatherings. Its eventual blend of brain and body stimulation may also enhance activities that involve complex coordination, like exercise, dancing, and even sex. Because of its mostly active and energetic properties, Lemon Bubble is recommended for daytime consumption.
Lemon Bubble's active properties can have some benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. Its plugged-in, cerebral vibe may help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on single tasks. Additionally, the strain may help those with mild to moderate depression to spend their time more consciously "in the moment." Physical applications include some subtle relief from aches and pains, whether they're temporary or chronic and deep-seated. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, have the ability to soothe irritations like nausea and headaches. Because it can bring about potentially obsessive and paranoid thinking patterns under the wrong circumstances, Lemon Bubble is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately for prospective home growers, Pheno Finder has made seeds of Lemon Bubble available for sale online. Once obtained, plants can be cultivated indoors or out, although growing outdoors requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Owing to their sativa lineage, the strain can grow quite tall and indoor gardeners may need to occasionally trim back their crops to maintain a manageable height. Lemon Bubble flowers within a long 10 to 11 weeks.
With long-lasting mental effects, Lemon Bubble is a treat whether you're toking alone or sharing with friends. If you do break this bud out in public, be prepared for its pungent citrus aroma to turn some heads.