Fruity & Tropical Strains for Summer
Published on 8/26/22
There are few things more refreshing in the summer than fruity, tropical flavors. Cannabis is no exception, with fruity strains reigning supreme this time of year. Fruity cannabis strains are best known for their delicious citrusy scent, taste, and light green nugs, often adorned with orange threads.
These strains are not a monolith in terms of their effects, though some claim they tend to be more relaxing and induce an intense body high. These strains get their fruity properties from the terpenes they share with the fruit itself. These terpenes consist of but are not limited to limonene, myrcene, valencene, undecanal, geraniol, and pinene.
Papaya is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain known for creating mental calmness while still offering energy and productivity. Papaya smells very similar to its namesake fruit sweet and tropical. The taste is similar to the tropical fruit but also tastes slightly peppery and spicy towards the end. This strain contains myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene primarily. The perfect activity pairing for puffing on the Papaya cannabis strain is a calm, creative option like sketching or painting.
Guava is a sativa-leaning hybrid - offering energized, creative, and productive effects. It is also a phenotype of the strain Gelato, so Guava may be a good pick if you're a fan. This is a classic fruity sativa strain, with top notes of gas and tropical fruit. The taste mirrors the aroma and namesake of the strain, perfect for the stoner with a sweet tooth. Guava is comprised primarily of phellandrene, bisabolol, and caryophyllene. It is a great daytime strain, making it the perfect companion to an active day at the amusement park.
Strawberry Cough is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a distinctly euphoric, anxiety-melting high. Its name comes from the ample smoke it produces when burned. Strawberry Cough has a quick-hitting high that soon gives way to a calming effect. This fruity weed strain exalts a sweet yet simultaneously skunky aroma. Strawberry Cough has a tangy, berry flavor when inhaled. This strain's dominant terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool. The perfect activity pairing for Strawberry Cough is an activity that's stimulating while still being low-key, like going tubing down a river.
Creamsicle is born from parent strains Orange Crush and Juicy Fruit. This is one of the best fruity stains to treat nausea and anxiety. It is also adorned with orange-white threads and coated in resin. Creamsicle smells just like you would expect it to: with bright, citrusy top notes and a slight vanilla undertone. This strain also has a strong citrus flavor reminiscent of orange and grapefruit peels. Creamsicle is primarily composed of myrcene, sabinene, and caryophyllene.
Thanks to its happy and uplifting profile, you'll love smoking Creamsicle on a long, windy hike.
Zkittlez, also known as "Skittles," "Skittlz," and "Island Skittles," is one of the most popular fruity strains. Zkittlez is an indica with parents Grape Ape and Grapefruit. The strain leaves users feeling calm, focused, and alert with a relaxing body high. Zkittlez smells just like the rainbow-colored tropical candies themselves. This strain has a sweet and tropical blend of fruity flavors. The strain's primary terpenes, alpha-humulene, d-limonene, beta-pinene, and myrcene give the strain its fruity flavor and aroma. Due to its balance of focus and calm, you might enjoy Zkittlez before a relaxing yoga session.
An indica-dominant hybrid born from Blueberry and Purple Panty Dropper, Blueberry Muffins is a perfect fruity weed strain to unwind at the end of the day. It also features striking, purple-tinged buds.This strain smells just like its namesake, with oven-fresh notes of blueberry and baked goods hitting the top. This strain tastes sweet and creamy, providing a thick, fruity smoke. The main terpenes present in Blueberry Muffins are Caryophyllene, Terpineol, and Myrcene. The perfect way to spend the day with this strain would be a relaxing spell on a rocking chair with a book on the porch.
Tropicana Cookies is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain, a cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Tangie. This fruity cannabis strain is energizing and perfect for the morning consumer. It also offers relief from symptoms like depression, nausea, mood swings, and chronic stress. The Tropicana Cookies strain smells mostly like oranges with a slightly pine-fueled undertone. This bright bud packs a super delicious sour citrus high with a slightly sweet cookie exhale. The terpene profile of Tropicana Cookies consists of phellandrene, caryophyllene, and valencene. Tropicana Cookies would be the perfect strain to toke on before a mountainous hike with gorgeous views.
Which came first: The iconic stoner flick or the strain? Pineapple Express takes its namesake from the Seth Rogen movie, spawning a sativa-dominant hybrid that has grown increasingly popular. The fruity strain is a cross between Trainwreck and Hawaii. It's a mild, happy high with a low THC content of about 15%. The smell is very unique, with a stark profile of citrus fruit and pine. Pineapple Express tastes uncannily like its tropical namesake. This strain is made of mostly myrcene and pinene. Pineapple Express will be a great companion for a chill, outdoor activity like gardening.
What's your favorite fruity cannabis strain? Let us know in the comments below!