Lemon Skunk is a smooth, very tasty, connoisseur strain. Both Green House Seeds and DNA Genetics have versions of this strain. Franco from Green House Seeds says the DNA Genetics version is more available and assumes we might be reviewing that version. After careful examination and testing it seems he was probably correct. The subtle differences in versions seem decently clear when tested. DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk hails from Las Vegas, with the father of the two Lemon crosses being from Holland. When we toked on this strain it didn’t have a particularly potent lemon smell or taste to it. That’s not to say it wasn’t one of the smoothest and tastiest strains you can find. I’m sure the Green House Seeds version probably reminds you more of a lemon than the DNA. Also, their is a third version of Lemon Skunk traveling through Europe. Some might know it as Citral from the Citral Valley. It has a very lemony flavor Franco says. If you get the chance to grab either the DNA Genetics or Green House versions I would not pass it up. One of the best Sativa like strains anywhere. The high was very clear with it settling in the head, neck, and chest area. It has a very citrus smell and taste with a very light and cool flavor on exhale. The taste also stays with you and gets better in the seconds leading out of your exhale. Not many strains give a better taste after inhalation than this one. When examining buds I look at not only the trichomes, but also the calyxes and structure of the entire specimen. I think you can tell top quality strains by how symmetrical and uniform the bud and plant grows, and from that how much potential it holds.
When growing out this plant it likes the chance to stretch. The node spacing can be farther apart than some other strains and this plant really does well with high ceilings and large pots to allow the roots to spread as much as they like. Branching is also spectacular in this strain Franco says. Unlike the Sour D, the Lemon Skunk shouldn’t be too hard to control smell. Reports online have said it is not a highly smelly plant when growing. But, every situation is different and make sure you are mindful of your surroundings and who can tell what is where. The plant takes 8-9 weeks to finish out says the DNA Genetics profile, but I’m sure it could go out 10-11 weeks easily.
DNA Genetics has feminized Lemon Skunk available, and won 1st Place in 2007 with the Outdoor High Life Cup. Give it a chance. And, if you do get the chance to grab the Green House Seeds version get that one too. Of course that one is great also, its a Cannabis Cup Award Winner. One of those connoisseur strains everyone around you will be proud to say they medicated with.