Clementine Strain

A good Sativa-dominant strain can be quite tricky to come by. In particular, it can be hard to find a strain that will uplift and energize you whilst also alleviating bodily aches and pains.

Taking it further, finding such a strain that actually tastes good, smells nice, and isn’t an absolute nightmare to grow can feel almost impossible. 

Although, believe it or not, we have a potential solution. Clementine is a wonderful hybrid strain which, thanks to its 70% Sativa 30% Indica makeup, provides a perfectly calming but energizing high.

It also has an innovative genetic background that ensures a wonderfully fruity flavor and aroma. 

If this sounds like your kind of strain, take a look at the information below. We’ve covered everything, from the history of the clementine strain to its side effects and medicinal uses. If you fancy learning how to grow the strain efficiently, be sure to read the useful growing info too! 

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Strain History 

Clementine is a wonderfully uplifting strain with a decent punch.

As a 70% Sativa 30% Indica strain, its energizing effects can be felt almost instantly. In addition to inducing a sense of contentment and happiness, clementine has also been known to heighten the consumer’s sense of awareness and ability to focus. 

Thanks to genius breeding, the beneficial effects of this strain definitely do not come at the expense of a quality aroma and flavor.

In fact, thanks to its enticing flavor, Clementine took 2nd place for the Best Sativa Concentrate at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup in Michigan. 

Genetics 

Clementine Kush is the product of crossbreeding Tangerine Sunrise and Sanjay Gupta Kush. 

Tangerine Sunrise is probably the most popular strain to come from Colorado Seed Inc. Though this strain was voted as one of the Ten Best Marijuana Strains of 2014, there is a lot of mystery that still surrounds it.

Although, we do know that it is a great Sativa-dominant strain with a mid-range THC level of 15%. Consumers also claim that it makes them feel creative and happy. 

Sanjay Gupta Kush is a famous Indica-dominant strain. Its name pays homage to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon who was a great advocate for medical marijuana. This strain is a hybrid and finds its roots in Ghost OG Kush and Blue Moonshine.

It is quite a heavy sedative, making it a perfect strain for people experiencing chronic pain or restlessness. It is also quite potent, with a THC content of up to 25%. 

Origin 

Clementine Kush was bred by Colorado Seed Inc. The guys behind Colorado Seed Inc. started the company with the intention of evolving Cannabis genetics. Its founders aimed to communicate a deeper understanding of what makes a particular strain great, focusing on things such as terpene profiles. 

Strain Appearance 

This strain can grow quite tall, reaching up to around 80 inches outdoors. When mature, the plant has incredibly large flowers and a super dense layer of trichomes. Trichomes are sticky glands that cover the flowers of the cannabis plant.

They have many purposes, from protecting the plant against sub-optimal conditions to indicating the potency of the particular plant.

The leaves of the Clementine plant are an aesthetically pleasing greeny-yellow color. You can also expect orange-colored pistils growing around the leaves.

These pistils are a sign that the female plant isn’t pollinated, and as such, show that its buds are potentially more potent. 

Strain Flavor 

Clementine has a distinctively creamy, citrusy taste on the inhale. On the exhale, you can expect a tangy, almost sour orange aftertaste. Thanks to its Tangerine Sunrise lineage, this strain is perfect for people who enjoy fruity, tangy notes when consuming cannabis. 

Strain Aroma 

As you can imagine, the aroma of Clementine is very appealing. It has a super sweet, citrusy fragrance, reminiscent of orange and lemon. Though, there are also very pleasant earthy, spicy, and piney undertones. 

Strain Cannabinoids 

Generally, Clementine is a great strain for consumers looking for a middle-ground potency. The average THC content of Clementine tends to sit somewhere between 17% and 19%. 

However, it is worth mentioning that variants of this strain have been known to have THC contents of up to 27%. This is very high, and as such, consumers should proceed with a lot of caution. 

If you’re looking for a strain with decent CBD content, Clementine is not the one for you. Generally, Clementine has been tested to have a CBD content of far less than 1%. 

Strain Terpenes 

Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. They dictate what kind of aroma and flavor that a specific strain has.

In recent years, it has become clear that terpenes can also alter the overall effects of a particular strain. Specifically, specific terpenes are likely to boost the specific effects of a particular strain. 

The dominant terpenes within Clementine are Terpinolene and Beta-Caryophyllene.

Terpinolene provides Clementine with its distinctly citrusy and woody aroma and is thought to also have sedative properties. Beta-Caryophyllene provides Clementine with its nuanced spicy, earthy notes, and also gives the strain its euphoric effect. 

Strain Side Effects 

Generally, the only side effects you need to worry about with Clementine are the normal side effects associated with consuming cannabis. For instance, consuming Clementine can induce a dry mouth and dry eyes. 

However, there are more side effects associated with a large dosage and/or more potent variations of the strain.

After smoking a highly potent version of the strain, some consumers have reported increased anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. As such, it’s important to proceed with caution. 

Medical Benefits 

Consumers who have mood disorders claim that Clementine alleviates the symptoms of depression and anxiety. This may be due to its euphoric and uplighting effects. 

Clementine is also thought to be a good option for people who struggle with fatigue. Thanks to its energy-boosting nature, this strain can help consumers feel more awake and ready to face the day. 

Finally, Clementine is also a moderately good pain and stress reliever. It clears the mind and has some sedative effects thanks to its Indica lineage.

However, it’s likely not as efficient as other strains, particularly those with a high CBD content. 

Strain Review 

Clementine is a super versatile strain. Whether you’re looking for a way to unwind or a boost of energy in the morning, this strain has you covered.

Its Sativa-dominant nature provides a wonderfully uplifting experience without being too intense, making it ideal for consumption in the mornings or on social occasions. 

Clementine also produces a really cerebral high, rather than a body high. This means that you’re unlikely to experience couch-lock, which will be a relief to all of you who are tired of being bed-bound after a few tokes. 

However, this isn’t to say that it has no sedative effects at all. In fact, it relaxes the body just enough to reduce moderate pain and induce a state of relaxation. 

Consumers also love the combination of pungent orange and musky aromas. Though, it is the flavor of this strain that really gets you hooked.

It has a particularly nuanced taste, thanks to its complex parental strains, that will satisfy even the most well-seasoned of smokers! 

Strain Grow Info 

If Clementine sounds like your dream strain, you’re in luck! Growing it is also relatively easy in comparison to other Sativa-dominant strains. In fact, it is naturally resistant to common molds, mildew, diseases, and pests.

It can also be grown in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

Strain Seeds 

Thanks to its wildly popular nature when it first hit the market, feminized clementine seeds were initially incredibly hard to come by. Everyone was desperate to get their hands on the great strain!

However, in recent years, it has become much easier to find feminized Clementine seeds. 

Feminized seeds refer to seeds that are bred to eliminate the male chromosomes. As such, they are genetically bred to produce only female plants. As male plants do not produce substances that will get you high, this streamlines the process of growing.

Therefore, feminized seeds are a great way to reduce the time and resources that would be spent on the maintenance of the male plants. 

Strain Flowering Time 

As mentioned above, Clementine seeds can be grown indoors or outdoors. However, it’s important to note that this strain does best in a semi-humid climate, that has an average daytime temperature of around 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

If you decide to grow this strain indoors, you can expect the flowering time to be around 8 to 9 weeks long. If you decide to grow Clementine outdoors, the plant is generally ready for harvesting around the middle of October.

This is much quicker than most Sativa plants, making Clementine a real blessing for fans of an uplifting high. 

Although, we do recommend that you cure this strain’s buds. This process will help eliminate bacteria and enzymes which cause the plant matter to break down.

In turn, the terpenes and cannabinoids will remain intact for longer, ensuring that the unique flavors, aromas, and effects of this strain are protected. 

To do this, you first need to dry the buds. This can be done by hanging them upside down for around 10 days. Once completely dry, place the buds in an airtight container and place it in a cool, dry closet. 

Following, during the first week of their time in the container, open the lid three times a day. The lid should stay open for roughly ten minutes. This gets rid of any unwanted moisture that may cause mold to form. 

After two or three weeks, you will have sufficiently cured Clementine buds. However, if you would like to continue to cure them, you can keep this process up for up to six weeks. By doing so, you should get even better results! 

Strain Yield 

If you grow Clementine indoors, you can expect a yield of around 350g per square meter. When grown outdoors, the yield will be around 450g per plant. 

Though Clementine doesn’t produce the world’s largest yield, the buds are brimming with potent resin. When it comes to Clementine, quality is more important than quantity! 

Final Thoughts 

Clementine is an incredible strain. From its delicious aroma and flavor to its unbeatable uplifting effects, it isn’t hard to see why this strain is a favorite amongst Sativa lovers!

As a bonus, it’s also very easy to grow! We hope the information above has inspired you to give it a try. 

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