Forbidden Fruit Strain | Strain Profile & Effects

Will this alluring strain be able to tempt you? Find out in this article.

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The popularity of cannabis, both recreationally and medicinally, has pushed cannabis cultivation to new heights. With so many different strains on the market, knowing which type of cannabis you're purchasing is more important than ever.

By manipulating the chemical composition of cannabis plants through cross-breeding, breeders are able to create new strains that can differ in terms of the effects they produce and the features they display. If you're a fan of fruity flavours and a chilled high, then this next strain could be right up your alley. Our guide to 2020's most popular strains continues with the Forbidden Fruit Strain.

Forbidden Fruit is an indica-leaning hybrid strain with mysterious origins. It is thought that the original plant was first bred by a California-based breeder from Chameleon Extracts. It is a cross between two tasty strains in Tangie and Cherry Pie. Much like its parents, this strain has a dynamic terpene profile which produces an exceptional flavour and aroma. Inspired by the tale of Adam and Eve, this strain's irresistible flavour has won over plenty of fans, as many cannabis consumers consider the fruity strains to be the tastiest.

In addition to its indulgent flavour, Forbidden Fruit also produces some potent, yet well-balanced effects. Physical relaxation and stress relief come on strong with this strain, with a dash of euphoria mixed in, to help lift your mood. When combined with a delectable taste, these effects make this strain a popular choice for an after-dinner treat. 

Effects

Forbidden Fruit has a THC content range of 14-17%, with the average strain containing 16%. While this is still considered potent, it is not as hard-hitting as many other hybrids and THC-dominant strains. This makes it a good choice for beginners or novice consumers, but caution is still advised. No relevant amounts of CBD are found within this strain.

Physical relaxation occurs instantly upon consumption, as it hits you between the eyes to start off with and progresses throughout the body. This relaxation relieves tension and is aided by a clear mind that dissolves any stress. A sense of euphoria emerges shortly afterwards which creates a dreamy headspace that can help you to float away from anxious thoughts.

As the relaxation travels from your head down into your body, sedation will take hold and you will start to feel drowsy. This won't knock you out straight away as you will still feel quite uplifted, but it's enough to get the ball rolling towards a good night's sleep. This strain definitely has the ability to result in couch-lock when used in high doses or for prolonged periods. Because of this, Forbidden Fruit is mainly recommended for nighttime use.

While this strain is mainly popular due to the way it tastes and smells, its well-balanced profile of effects gives it some medical applications. It is a popular choice for consumers who prefer a less potent strain than some of the other hybrids. Although it isn't as potent as other strains, Forbidden Fruit still displays analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be utilised to dull mild chronic pains and aches but is not as successful at treating more serious inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Those who enjoy this strain's uplifting effects may find it helpful in managing conditions related to anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD. This strain is frequently cited as being amongst the best around for stress relief. The strong sedation this strain induces make it useful in the treatment of insomnia. On top of facilitating an easier time falling asleep, many reviewers claim that this strain also managed to improve their sleep. Lastly, a sense of the munchies can come on strong late into the high, so this strain could be useful to those who have lost their appetite due to disease, medication or chemotherapy.

Appearance, Smell & Taste

Forbidden Fruit has many features that are typical of indica strains, such as short stature and dense bud formation. These buds are dark green with deep purple hues and fiery orange pistils. This purple colouring occurs via a process in which these pigments get activated in the buds due to experiencing cold temperatures in the growing phase of their development. These buds are covered in trichomes, giving them a sticky and resinous coating that influences their potency.

Forbidden Fruit's terpene profile is a nice combination of Cherry Pie's musky and sweet cherry notes and Tangie's loud, tropical notes. The main terpene present in this strain is myrcene, with caryophyllene and limonene also present in smaller amounts. Properly cured buds of this strain will have a sweet and earthy aroma with citrus notes. Cherry and pine notes complement this main scent but they are more subtle. 

As its name would suggest, this strain has an irresistibly fruity flavour that could lead you down the path of temptation. The buds are packed with standout flavours, such as sweet and sour cherry, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, citrus and other tropical fruits. The smoke is smooth and leaves a musky aftertaste upon exhalation. With a flavour profile that sounds like a tropical punch juice-box, this strain is a perfect choice for vaporising. As such it is available in many different compositions, such as oils, extracts and concentrates.

Availability

As mentioned earlier, Forbidden Fruit's origins are a mystery. All that is known is that it was reportedly bred by a California-based breeder from Chameleon Extracts. In that story, a breeder named Jigga, who is the creator of strains such as GSC and Gelato, provided the Cherry Pie pollen. Due to it being a West Coast creation, you should be able to find this strain in numerous dispensaries throughout California, such as Cookies Melrose.

Although its name might suggest that this strain is a rare find, its popularity means you should be able to track it down in other states where cannabis is legal. Forbidden Fruit also has ties to the Dutch breeders at Marijuana Seeds, an online seed bank, and can be purchased from certain dispensaries in Amsterdam. Although this strain seems like it may be expensive, due to its pedigree and taste, it isn't as pricey as other boutique strains. A North American dispensary will charge you around $25 AUD for a gram, while a dispensary in Amsterdam will charge you closer to $50 AUD.

Some strains with a similar terpene profile and effects include Northern Lights, White Cookies, Blueberry and Critical Kush. If you're a lover of fruity cannabis with slightly different effects, then check out Purple Punch, Cherry Pie and Mimosa.

With the era of tasty cannabis upon us, it's easy to see why the fruitier strains are amongst some of the most popular. Forbidden Fruit is no exception, with a flavour that will impress even the most conservative cannabis consumers. Although it is not as potent as some of its contemporaries, this strain is an ideal choice for beginners or those who want to enjoy the effects of cannabis in a well-balanced manner. 

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Josh Griffin
Josh Griffin

Josh is a Perth-based writer with a background in psychology and pharmacology. Through his studies he has gained an interest in abnormal psychology, mental health and psychopharmacology and has reported on these topics. Currently, his main focus is on cannabinoids and their medical potential.

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