Lemon Kush

Master Kush
Lemon Joy
Lemon Kush may be a couple of different strains with distinct genetics. Though, you're sure to get a musky sweet lemon aroma from each of them. Mostly indica-dominant, this balanced hybrid is the perfect way to relax.

A few different strains go by the name Lemon Kush. The most famous is a mix of Master Kush and Lemon Joy. However, another hybrid may include mixes of Afghan Kush and Lemon G. Both of these versions are indica-dominant, but they provide ample sativa effects. Expect a fairly balanced mix of a heavy-bodied physical high with  a calm, elevated mood.

There is at least one Lemon Kush variety that has sativa-dominance, but the exact lineage is a mystery. You're more likely to run into the indica hybrids listed above. Though the common Lemon Kush strains may be indica-dominant, don't expect significant couch-lock from this strain. Lemon Kush creates a relaxed, easygoing vibe that's perfect for a slow afternoon.

Medical consumers often find that this strain eases headaches and knocks stress out of the park. Those with depression and anxiety tend to like this mellow hybrid, though you may experience a little paranoia if you consume too much. Both of the most common Lemon Kush varieties have a fairly high THC content. The Master Kush variety has even reached levels over 20%. Though well-balanced, Lemon Kush can be quite potent.





Flowering Period

60 to 75 days

Average Yield

Moderate: 450-500g/m² indoors, up to 1000 g/plant max outdoors for Lemon G variety

Outdoor Harvest Date

End of September to mid-October

Average Height

Medium: 4 to 6 feet

Growing Tips

How Lemon Kush grows depends on what version of this strain you have. Though, both indica-dominant mixes thrive in warm, dry Mediterranean climates. It may be difficult to reach fabled 1kg/plant yield from these plants if you do not live in a hot, sunny environment. Indoors, harvest will be about average. To really get that lemon aroma, you'll want to plop this plant into organic soil.


Seattle, Washington
Eugene, Oregon
Medford, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Los Angeles, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grow Difficulty


Food Pairing

This strain has a strong sweet lemon aroma, making it great to pair with Mediterranean white fish, olives, and plenty of red peppers and zucchini.

May Help



Bisabolol - Floral, chamomile
Caryophyllene - Pepper
Humulene - Hops
Limonene - Lemon
Myrcene - Musk, mango

Negative Effect(s)

Dry Eyes
Dry Mouth
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