Clementine

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Clementine strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

Named after the delicious stocking-stuffer fruit, or perhaps the name of an old love-affair from a holiday in Paris, Clementine is a memorable high-THC strain from Crockett Family Farms. A predominantly sativa-based hybrid, this weed has a fabulous citrus taste that will make you feel relaxed and mellow while giving you an uplifting euphoria.

What is the Origin of the Clementine Strain?

Crockett Family Farms, an award-winning third-generation family-run cannabis producer that prides itself on its high-quality enthusiast strains, are the ones responsible for creating Clementine.

The Lineage Of Clementine

You won’t be surprised to find that to create this zesty herb, Crockett Family Farms took two of the most potent citrus strains around–Lemon Skunk and their own flagship Tangie, and crossbred them to create the most lemony bud possible. So effective was the creation that two children have emerged from it, Citrus Punch (a combination of Clementine and Sour Tangie) and Mimosa (made up of Clementine and Purple Punch).

Clementine History

This bud came in 8th place at the High Times Santa Rosa Cannabis Cup. Better still, a concentrated wax resin made from Clementine came 2nd place in the award for best sativa concentrate in the High Times Cannabis Cup in Michigan in 2015. You can be assured this bud has an excellent pedigree. The creators have now released the seeds onto the market so home growers can get in on the action.

How Is The Clementine Strain Grown?

Clementine is a relatively easy strain to grow and is a suitable bud for novice growers to try their hand at. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the space you have available. You will get a small yield indoors, but it’s still a satisfactory amount. It’s good for beginners, as the plant is more resistant to bugs and mildew than other strains, meaning you don’t have to be as attentive as you might otherwise be. Nevertheless, you still need to make time to trim and prune this plant regularly as it can grow quite tall.

In terms of climate, you’ll need to live somewhere sunny and if possible semi-humid to get the best out of this plant. This plant loves warm, moist areas to grow in, so ensure you can maintain that if you’re growing indoors. Keep it at a temperature of about 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit for the best results.

One thing to note when growing is that this strain has a pungent and stunning smell, but that smell is also stronger during the growing process than other strains. For some this will be a plus as it will build anticipation for when it finally come to smoke it, but for others it’ll be an issue if you need to ensure discretion.

Finally, Clementine is a strain which benefits a lot from curing your buds to help retain that incredible taste. Curing is easy enough: firstly, hang the buds upside down or place on a drying rack at an environment with 50 perfect humidity and 70 degrees. Do this until they detach easily from the stem–this should take about a week. Once done, store the buds in an airtight container and keep them at about 65 percent humidity at a temperature of 70 degrees. During this process, you’ll need to check on them daily to make sure no mold is growing, especially during the first week. You can cure these buds for up to 6 weeks to unleash their full potential, so they’re a great choice if you don’t mind waiting around.

8-10 weeks (Outdoor)

Feminine

11oz/m2 (indoor) / 150z/m2 (outdoor)

Indoor/Outdoor

Physical Traits of the Clementine Strain

Clementine is a beautiful looking plant that exudes the summer sun with its bright eye-catching appearance.

What Does Clementine Look Like?

Clementine has very large yellow-green flowers with brown pistils. It is much taller than other marijuana plants, which is something to keep in mind if you’re growing in a tight space. Like other sativa-dominant strains, the leaves are thin and are only lightly attached to the central stems. As for the bud itself, it’s reminiscent of a boulevard sunset with its puffy calyxes and deep orange pistils, and it has a dense coat of translucent trichomes which are gorgeous to look at. Do note that this sticky appearance is also a sign that you’ll need a high-quality grinder to get the most out of the bud.

What Aroma Does Clementine Have?

As you might expect, it smells of clementine! That’s not all though: it also has underlying aromas of pine and lemon. Once the buds are ground, there’s also a curious but enjoyable diesel scent. It is truly an enchanting bud for the nostrils, particularly if you’re a fan of intense citrus aromas.

What flavors can you expect from Clementine?

Clementine is both sweet and sour to the taste. On intake, the first impression of that of a sharp lemon, and the outbreath leaves a more orangey taste on your tongue. It’s a smooth smoke for its THC content, making it ideal for those of you who don’t like their weed to be too overwhelming. This is a gentle summer day strain that won’t impede the enjoyment of a good meal.

What Effects can you expect from Clementine?

This is a very potent bud, and that’s not always a good thing. Clementine, like all good sativa strains, will give you an excellent euphoric high. The THC content of this bud is often above 20 percent, and can climb as high as 27 percent under certain conditions, which means the euphoria can be way too intense for novice smokers. As such, we would strongly advise against consuming Clementine until you’re experienced with other slightly less potentially overwhelming strains.

If you are an experienced smoker, however, and can handle the euphoria, Clementine’s high is not only powerful but has a relaxing mellow undercurrent to it which makes you perceptive and engaged rather than bouncing off the walls. It is long-lasting and the effect of a few hits will gradually taper away as the hours pass. This high will let you stay attuned whilst going about simple daily tasks and is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings when you want to wake ’n’ bake but don’t want to or can’t spend all day chilling and smoking.

It does have one major drawback though—dry-mouth. More than most other strains, Clementine will leave you wanting to drink plenty of water to fight off this arid effect on your tongue. For novice smokers, the anxiety and paranoia caused by this bud might well be too much, but if you know what you’re getting into these side effects shouldn’t ruin your enjoyment of the strain.

All in all, this is a delightful strain that’s perfect for lazy days out in the garden whilst working away at something creative or chatting to your friends. It lives up to its name with its excellent variety of citrus aromas and flavours. If you’re an experienced smoker who enjoys those orange flavours, smooth smoke, and a buzzing high, then this is the perfect bud for you.

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