Fruity cannabis strains are as diverse as they are flavorful, making them a favorite among cannabis connoisseurs. There’s just so much to experience in the fruity-flavored cannabis category. Curious about what fruity strains have to offer? Read on to discover all the must-know info on fruity cannabis strains, including what gives them their flavor, all the different types of fruity strains, and which fruity strains are the most beloved.
What Taste Do Fruity Cannabis Strains Have?
Fruity cannabis strains all taste like delicious, fresh fruits. But since different fruits have different flavors, different fruity strains can have many different flavor notes. For example, fruity cannabis strains can have notes of tart lemon, rich berry, tropical pineapple, tangy tangerine, and more. They can also have just one dominant fruity flavor or feature a combination of flavors, so there’s quite a lot of variety within the fruity strain category.
Why Do Fruity Cannabis Strains Taste Fruity?
The taste of fruity cannabis strains comes from their terpene content. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in many plants, including cannabis and fruits. Fruity cannabis strains feature the same top terpenes as fruits, which include limonene, myrcene, valencene, undecanal, geraniol, and pinene.
Depending on the combination of terpenes in a specific cannabis strain, it may taste purely fruity or have other strong flavor notes. For example, some fruity strains can also taste sweet, earthy, skunky, or sour.
Do Fruity Strains All Have the Same Effects?
Some people say that fruity strains tend to have more relaxing, couch-lock-inducing effects than other strains. However, we’d say that there’s really no single effect you’ll get from fruity strains– there are just so many different kinds! Terpenes may have an effect on the way cannabis makes you feel, but they’re certainly not the sole reason for any strain’s effect. On top of that, fruity strains can have very different terpene profiles, so they don’t even necessarily have the same terpene content. Fruity strains can also have very different cannabinoid profiles, so the CBD and THC content in one fruity strain can be very different from another. That’s why some fruity strains may cause you to melt into your couch, while others may have you feeling energized and ready to take on your day.
Common Types of Fruity-Flavored Strains
There are hundreds upon hundreds of fruity cannabis strains on the market, most of which will fall into one of six categories: lemony strains, berry strains, cherry strains, grape strains, orange strains, or tropical strains.
Lemon Cannabis Strains
Lemon cannabis strains are typically high in limonene, a citrusy terpene that’s also prominently found in the peels of lemons and oranges. Lemon strains are some of the most popular fruity-flavored strains, thanks to their bright, invigorating, and zesty quality. Lemon strains are also popular because notes of lemon play very well with many other cannabis flavors, making lemony flavor a welcome addition to sweet strains, diesel strains, mixed fruit strains, piney strains, and more.
Famous Lemon Cannabis Strains
Super Lemon Haze: Super Lemon Haze is a classic sativa strain that’s famous for its incredible taste and its uniquely lively energizing effects. People describe this strain, a descendant of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, as being tart and sweet like lemon candy.
Lemonder: Descended from Lavender and OG Kush, Lemonder is a hybrid strain that offers a grounded flavor profile and complex effects. This body-heavy hybrid tastes like lemon peel, pine, and spice, and is said to provide a big uptick in mental clarity.
Larry OG: Larry OG, also called Lemon Larry, is a potent hybrid with an exceptionally bright flavor and easy-going effects. This vibrant strain, a cross between OG Kush and SFV OG, is said to provide strong euphoria and a potent body-buzz that’s relaxing, but not couch-locking.
Berry Cannabis Strains
Rich berry flavors like blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry can add lovely complexity and depth to cannabis flower. Whether they feature just one berry flavor or a whole medley, berry strains are inherently delicious.
Famous Berry Strains
Blueberry: No list of famous fruity strains would be complete without Blueberry, one of the most renowned strains of all time. This award-winning indica, a cross between Purple Thai and Thai, has a highly unique blueberry flavor that makes it distinctly delectable. Blueberry also has a very high THC level, so this strain packs a punch in both taste and effects.
Plushberry: Plushberry is a powerfully relaxing, stress-relieving strain descended from Black Cherry Soda and Space Queen. Plushberry is loved for its ultra calming effects and its strong, highly aromatic berry notes.
Strawberry Cough: Strawberry Cough is an award-winning berry strain that’s beloved for its exquisite strawberry flavor. This sativa-dominant hybrid also has some particularly lovely effects, which users describe as being uplifting yet balanced.
Cherry Cannabis Strains
If you love the taste of cherry, there are plenty of cherry-flavored cannabis strains for you to choose from. Some lean more toward cherry candy while others taste freshly picked so, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds.
Famous Cherry Strains
Cherry Pie: Descended from Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison, Cherry Pie is a hybrid strain with strong lineage. Cherry Pie is known for its balanced effects and its incredible flavor. This sweet, tart strain is said to taste just like a slice of cherry pie.
Space Queen: Space Queen is a legendary hybrid strain with a high potency and a beautifully complex flavor profile. This strain, a cross between Romulan and Cinderella 99, tastes like tart cherries, sweet apples, and warm vanilla.
Black Cherry Soda: Black Cherry Soda is a unique fruity strain with balanced effects and a striking, unusually deep purple color. This strain’s flavor is just as unique as its hue. Fans of Black Cherry Soda describe it as tasting like a bright, sweet, and rich cherry soda.
Grape Cannabis Strains
Grape-flavored strains have a strikingly luscious flavor that sets them apart from other fruity strains. Whether the strain leans more toward wine, jelly, candy, or fresh fruit, the amazing taste of grape-flavored cannabis strains tends to make a memorable impression.
Famous Grape Strains
Granddaddy Purple: Granddaddy Purple is a legendary indica strain that owes its celebrated genetics to its parent strains: Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Granddaddy Purple is loved for its beautiful purple appearance, its impressive THC content, and its wonderfully complex grape and berry flavor.
9 Pound Hammer: A three-way cross between Gooberry, Hell’s OG, and Jack the Ripper, 9 Pound Hammer is an indica-dominant hybrid that provides strong and long-lasting effects. With sweet grape notes complemented by lovely hints of lime, this indica-dominant strain also provides an incredible flavor experience.
Grape Ape: Grape Ape is an indica strain that’s known for its intensely relaxing effects, its dark purple leaves, and its strong grape aroma. Descended from the powerhouse strains Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani, it’s no wonder that Grape Ape is so impressively potent and wonderfully tasty.
Orange Cannabis Strains
Like lemon cannabis strains, orange strains tend to be rich in the citrusy terpene limonene. But, just like the limonene in orange fruits, the limonene in orange strains has a mirrored structure, giving these strains their distinctively orange-y taste.
Famous Orange Strains
Tangerine Dream: Tangerine Dream is an award-winning hybrid cross between G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze. This Cannabis Cup winner is known for its orange citrus flavor, its distinctive frosty trichomes, its vibrant orange pistils, and its highly unique effects. People who have tried Tangerine Dream say that it can relieve pain and physical discomfort while also increasing energy.
Tangie: Thought to be modeled after Tangerine Dream, Tangie is a sativa strain made from crossing California Orange and Skunk. Like Tangerine Dream, Tangie has a wonderful orange flavor and euphoric yet relaxed effects, though Tangie’s effects are said to be even more high energy.
Kosher Kush: Kosher Kush is an incredibly potent, award-winning indica strain that offers a complex flavor profile. Fans of Kosher Kush have described it as smelling like a gas can full of fresh oranges.
Tropical Cannabis Strains
Tropical cannabis strains can give you an island feeling without you ever having to leave your own home. These fruity marijuana strains feature delicious tropical fruit flavors, like pineapple and mango, that will add a touch of paradise to your cannabis experience.
Famous Tropical Cannabis Strains
Maui Wowie: Maui Wowie is one of the most classic cannabis strains. This high energy sativa is also the epitome of a tropical strain, with a sweet pineapple flavor that harkens back to its homeland of Hawaii.
Pineapple Express: Pineapple Express is another very famous, beloved tropical cannabis strain. This hybrid strain, a cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian, has a complex tropical flavor profile that features notes of pineapple, pine, mango, apple, and cedar. With its giggly, buzzy effects, Pineapple Express is an ultra delicious strain that will take you on a wonderful journey.
Golden Goat: Golden Goat is a hybrid strain descended from Hawaiian, Romulan, and Island Sweet Skunk. This potent strain is said to be a great one for creativity, since it provides clear-headed full body effects. It’s also known for having a truly exceptional flavor profile, with a sweet tropical fruit flavor that’s accented by sour and spicy undertones.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit is a high THC, low CBD sativa strain that provides energizing effects and plenty of delicious tropical flavor. Its growers developed the strain by crossing Cinderella 99 with a fast-flowering sativa known for its strong grapefruit notes. The result was the wonderfully vibrant Grapefruit which, as you may guess from its name, has a fantastically intense grapefruit flavor.
Final Thoughts on Fruity Cannabis
With strains that range from sour and citrusy to tropical and sweet, there’s a lot to love in the fruit-flavored cannabis category. Wondering which delectable fruity strain would be right for you? Ask an Essence team member for a personalized recommendation. We’re always happy to match our customers with new strains that suit their flavor preferences, desired effects, and experience level. You can get in touch with our team by messaging us online or by calling your closest Essence Dispensary location.