Forbidden Fruit Strain

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Written By Rocky Horton

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The Forbidden Fruit strain is not widely known in the world of cannabis. It is sometimes referred to as Le Fruit Defendu and is one of the world’s best-kept (and most flavorful) secrets. 

Its name accurately represents some of its attributes, tasting as juicy as is expected with its heavily fruity notes that fully intoxicate the senses. If this is what Eve was reaching for in the Garden, then perhaps she had a point.

Consider reading through if you want to learn more about growing the Forbidden Fruit strain. This article delves deeply into the strain, providing background knowledge, growing advice, and an overview of the varying effects this strain produces.

Where Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Come From? 

The renowned breeders at Chameleon Extracts in San Francisco are the source of the Forbidden Fruit strain. It was created in 2016, thanks to a divine union between the Tangie strain that was specially crossed with the unstoppable Cherry Pie cultivar.

The strain is named after the all-too-famous incident in which Eve tried to eat the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, and everything that could go wrong did. This story also applies to this cannabis variety because it is very fruity and potent.

What Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Look Like? 

The strain known as Forbidden Fruit is very attractive and captivating. The buds of Forbidden Fruit are vivid and delicate, and they come in various hues and tones, from purple to orange to blue and pink.

The heavy layer of frosty, crystalline coating that covers the buds expresses the high potency. The buds are dense and thick. It is easy to envision the rich and fruity flavors it offers, given its deep purple overtones and sage green background.

What Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Taste Like? 

The distinct flavor of Forbidden Fruit is very alluring. Lemon citrus hues and an essence resembling nuts combine beneath the floral flavor.

This Strain of Forbidden Fruit Punch is said to have tropical, citrus, cherry, or grapefruit flavors. Mango, pine, and passion fruit are also noted.

The various notes harmonize without becoming overpowering. It is regarded as one of the best-tasting marijuana strains by many devoted Forbidden Fruit users.

What Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Smell Like? 

This strain’s pleasant aroma will immediately overpower you. It smells like a fruity lemony zest with sweet berries; a pine undertone complements the sweet scent of flowers and fruit.

The floral and fruity aromas that greet you when you first open the bag will make you feel welcome. These are merely the initial aromas that you can detect before smoking. You can also detect hints of lemon and earth if you take another look. 

Is the Forbidden Fruit Strain an Indica or Sativa? 

With a 75/25 split of Indica and Sativa genetics, respectively, the Forbidden Fruit strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid. This means that when consuming this specific herb, you can expect to enjoy the best of both worlds, though the Indica aspect hits a little harder.

You’ll experience an initial Sativa-derived cerebral high, which quickly transforms into a body-locking, Indica-based punch type of boogie. It’s the ideal variety for a lazy day when you want to do little but still interact with others.

How Strong is the Forbidden Fruit Strain

The Forbidden Fruit cannabis strain is a potent Indica-dominant hybrid strain known for its intense effects. This strain is not for the faint of heart and is better suited for more experienced users or those looking for a strong and long-lasting high. 

Its effects are strong and can be euphoric, relaxing, and long-lasting. Because of its potency, this strain is not recommended for novice users. However, the Forbidden Fruit is worth considering if you are looking for a powerful strain that will give you a strong high.

How Much THC in the Forbidden Fruit Strain

 Forbidden Fruit cannabis strain contains much THC than the typical Indica-dominant hybrid. While the average phenotype of the Forbidden fruit contains 24% THC, the average THC content of Indica-dominant hybrids is around 12.5%.

Although lab results show that some phenotypes stand at a whopping 26%, the strongest phenotypes don’t measure more than this. Now that you know how much higher that is than the typical Indica-dominant hybrid, you can comprehend why this strain is so well-liked.

How Much CBD in the Forbidden Fruit Strain

The Forbidden Fruit strain of cannabis is low in CBD. The CBD content of the strain can vary from grower to grower, but it usually ranges from 0.1-1%. 

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the plant after THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects and is not known to produce any adverse effects when taken in moderate amounts.

What is the Terpene Profile of the Forbidden Fruit Strain

The Forbidden Fruit strain has a unique terpene profile that gives it a sweet and fruity aroma. The dominant terpene in this Strain is Myrcene, which gives it an earthy, herbal, and musky character. This terpene is also known to have stress-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties. 

The primary supporting terpenes found in the Forbidden Fruit strain are Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool. These terpenes help to give the strain its citrus, floral, and woodsy aroma, respectively. Combined, these three terpenes create a scent that is very pleasing and consistent throughout the smoke.

What Effects Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Have? 

Given that this strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid, its effects tend to be more soothing. This strain has a potent couch-locking effect that can make performing tasks challenging; therefore, it is advised to save smoking it for the evening.

You’ll experience a quick, powerful rush to the head as soon as you start smoking the Forbidden Fruit, followed by a full-body buzz. While being carried away into a state of euphoria and feeling uplifted as your stress melts away, you won’t be immediately knocked out. You’ll begin to unwind gradually and might even merge with the couch. This is a perfect choice if you want a restful night’s sleep.

What Conditions is the Forbidden Fruit Strain Good For? 

Many illnesses have been shown to respond well to medical cannabis treatments, including marijuana strains like Forbidden Fruit. Some of these illnesses are brought on by bodily inflammation.

Multiple Sclerosis is one condition where inflammation affects the myelin sheath that surrounds neurons. Many patients who have tried managing it with the Forbidden Fruit strain attest to its benefits in reducing the pain brought on by the condition.

It does not only eliminate pain, but it also lessens the body’s inflammatory response, which is what initially causes the pain. Marijuana from the Forbidden Fruit is also beneficial for other inflammatory diseases like arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Neuropathic pain can also be treated with Forbidden Fruit. It treats the piercing, burning pain from small lesions that develop from Neuropathic pain. Other neuropathic pain conditions that may benefit from Forbidden Fruit are fibromyalgia, CFS, and diabetic polyneuropathy pain.

Cancer was one of the first diseases for which this strain was beneficial. Many cancer patients experience appetite and weight loss while receiving radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

They might also go through anxiety and depression. These symptoms can be treated with the Forbidden Fruit, which can also increase appetite and combat nausea and insomnia.

What is the Forbidden Fruit Strain Flowering Time? 

Consider drinking a cup of patience if you are up for growing your own lovely Forbidden Fruit plants. Depending on the cultivation method and the temperature throughout the growth, this strain typically flowers in 8 to 10 weeks.

It appears to finish flowering more quickly indoors, but as with all growth, perfection cannot be rushed. You will not be happy if you try to harvest the Forbidden Fruit before the end of flowering because its bud structure needs time to develop. The plant will develop to its fullest potential in this complete period.

How Tall Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Grow? 

Forbidden Fruit can reach a maximum height of 6 feet under ideal growing circumstances, but it typically grows to 4 feet. Although you will allow it plenty of room to grow, the height is still manageable in an indoor grow setup with undisputable yields at the end of the flowering period.

The forbidden fruit strain has a quite bushy structure. This plant’s topping, or top, will need to be pruned to eliminate a few annoying leaves that won’t let light penetrate the bottom. You can raise your Forbidden Fruit Strain yield from low to moderate by topping it.

When to Harvest the Forbidden Fruit Strain

When harvesting cannabis, it is important to check the trichomes with a magnifying glass to determine when the cannabis is ready to be harvested. Generally, the ideal time to harvest is when 50 % of the buds are milky white, and 50% are amber. 

It is important to ensure the plants are cut down at the right time to ensure the desired effects of the cannabis are achieved. Generally, the earlier the harvest, the more energetic the effects. Later harvests will produce more narcotic/sedative/anti-anxiety effects.

Once the plant is ready, begin harvesting by cutting the cannabis plant at the stem. Then trim the plant’s fan leaves, excess sugar leaves, and popcorn buds. The flowers are then dried to a specific humidity and quality level before being packaged and ready for sale or consumption. 

How Much Does the Forbidden Fruit Strain Yield? 

It is a very high-yielding strain; given the right conditions, Forbidden Fruit can produce up to 500 grams per square meter indoors.

Outside yields vary slightly, and you can get up to 16 ounces per plant only under ideal circumstances. It is, however, a very simple strain to grow, and even if your outdoor growing season isn’t the sunniest, you’ll still get more than enough delicious fruity goodies.

Forbidden Fruit Strain Summary 

The Forbidden Fruit strain is a hybrid cannabis strain that offers a range of effects, flavors, and aromas. Created by the breeders at Chameleon Extracts in San Francisco, the strain is a cross between Tangie and Cherry Pie. 

It has an average THC content of 24-26% and has a sweet and sour citrus flavor with notes of grape and skunk. Its effects are generally strong and uplifting.

The strain is quite easy to grow. It takes around 8-10 weeks to flower and can be harvested outdoors in late September or early October. When grown correctly, the Forbidden Fruit strain can produce a high yield of tasty buds. 

This strain is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced growers alike. Its unique genetics and flavor make it a highly sought-after strain, and its strong yields are sure to please even the most discerning connoisseurs.

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.