Although it hasn’t yet hit the mainstream, Pucker’s unique blend of earthy, citrus notes are primed for the A-list. Reminiscent of L’Eagle’s retired Texas Hash Plant (a personal favorite), the sativa-leaning hybrid is sweet, pungent, lush and sour. This child of Lemon G and TK91 — itself a hybrid mix of Triangle Kush and Chem Dawg 91 — has heavy amounts of limonene and caryophyllene terpenes, which are found in citrus fruits and hops, respectively.
Flavor: Those high terpene levels can fight off flavored tobacco wraps or dirty bong water, with intense lemon and orange flavors suffocating the tastebuds. The tongue is relieved by fresh, grainy tastes of Kush, though, giving it some much-needed complexity before the zest comes in.
Looks: Tall in the grow, with light, fluffy buds and open calyxes, Pucker looks like a prototypical sativa. Its bright-green color, tall and loose bud structure and tendency to foxtail gives it an appearance unique from either parent.
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The same thing has happened to citrus strains. The wide-eyed looks and open mouths once evoked by California Orange or Lemon Kush have been replaced by ho-hum reactions; consumers are like a spoiled fat kid who “only” got one cookie. Tart, pinching scents of lemons and oranges are now commonplace, thanks to the vast inventories of commercialized cannabis. But when we fail to appreciate them, whose fault is it? Ours. Mine, specifically.
I used to be a champion of sour: I was Mohave High School’s two-time champion for most Warheads in your mouth at one time — so where did I veer off course? How could I forget Lemon Skunk’s sweet acidity, or the invigorating clementine whiffs from an open jar of Golden Goat? Hypnotized by new flavors from Cookies cuts and OG phenotypes, I neglected my citrus intake. Fortunately, the cannabis gods had my back during a recent dispensary trek to the Herbal Cure, slapping me across the face with Pucker, saving me from going full weed snob. and risking scurvy.
Pucker’s unique blend of earthy, citrus notes are primed for the A-list. Reminiscent of Texas Hash Plant, the sativa-leaning hybrid is sweet, pungent, lush and sour. This child of Lemon G and TK91 — itself a hybrid mix of Triangle Kush and Chem Dawg 91 — has heavy amounts of limonene and caryophyllene terpenes,…