Tell your darling – Clementine is a sativa-dominant hybrid that produces an energetic high that can also be mellow and laid back, and has a sweet citrus flavor and aroma that makes it one of the more delightful strains to smoke. With parentage including Lemon Skunk and the cannabis fan favorite Tangie, Clementine is a great example of a potent strain that proves that you don’t have to forego flavor and aroma for potency – or vice versa.
Lineage and general info
Clementine is one of the most popular strains crafted by the growers at California’s Crockett Family Farms, the same growers who gave the world Tangie.
The growers at Crockett Family Farms describe Clementine as a 70% sativa / 30% indica cross of Lemon Skunk and Tangie. The growers said that they created Clementine by taking a Lemon Skunk phenotype that won 1st place at the 2014 Emerald Cup (out of a field of 257 strains) “and cross[ing] it with our famous Tangie to create this overloaded terpene variety.” They say that growers should “expect large yields with an array of citrus flavors.”
Once Crockett Family Farms had their first harvest, the awards were quick to follow, including the first place Best Sativa award at the Blazers Cup 2015, and a string of awards for concentrates. That’s perhaps no surprise, Clementine boasts a delightful sweet citrus flavor and aroma that can make it one of the tastiest strains for concentrates – and just in general.
Clementine weed is known for producing a cerebral, energizing high that is followed by a very chill, relaxing sensation across the body. Because it’s an upbeat strain, Clementine is often described as a good early in the day strain, much like a cup of fresh orange juice in the morning.
Cannabinoids and terpenes in Clementine
There are thousands of cannabis chemovars out there, and no real standards as to how to identify them — basically anyone can grow anything and call it whatever they want. In other words — there are better ways to choose a strain than on the name alone.
The chemical profile you see below is an average of laboratory tests for products called “Clementine”— so it’s just an estimate of what you might find when you buy Clementine weed.
How Clementine affects you
Based on user reports from resources such as Leafly, Clementine often produces happiness, upliftment, energy and euphoria. This may be correlated to the dominance of terpinolene commonly found in Clementine’s test results. It also sometimes causes dry mouth, dry eyes and (rarely) anxiety. But really, marijuana affects people in different ways. The two main factors are your own biology (your endocannabinoid system, metabolism, age, weight, etc). and the product you choose (including it’s cannabinoid profile and terpene breakdown, and the delivery method used).
May help with
That being said, the above chemical profile could potentially help with conditions and symptoms such as:
Clementine growing tips
Crockett Family Farms says growers can expect high yields with Clementine, and that the strain should be ready to harvest in 8-9 weeks.
The strain can be grown both indoors and outside, though it requires a rather humid and warm climate. Two things to keep in mind with Clemetine – it grows tall and can be a very pungent strain. Make sure to have good ventilation in place and practice trimming and pruning to keep the height under control.
Other than the height and smell though, Clementine is considered a rather easy strain to grow, which rewards growers with a sizable yield.
Clementine’s parent strain Tangie is by all means a cannabis star in its own right, and according to Crockett Family Farms, it is “the multiple award-winning citrusy sensation that gave Crockett the nickname “Tangie Man” and put us on the map!”
A cross of California Orange and Skunk, Tangie is known for producing very resinous flowers with powerful citrus and tangerine aromas. Also, like Clementine, it is a favored strain for the production of concentrates.
Lemon Skunk is, as the name suggests, a remarkably lemon-flavored skunk strain known for producing an uplifting high.
The attributes of Tangie and Lemon Skunk – from the flavors and aromas to the highs they produce – can be seen and felt in Clementine.
Clementine has been used to breed a variety of delicious strains, including Mimosa (a cross with Purple Punch) and Blueberry Clementine (a cross with the legendary Blueberry strain).
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