Fruit Punch is a predominantly sativa hybrid with a uniquely fruity flavor profile that might remind you of the sugary soft drinks of your youth. It was created by European company Heavyweight Seeds, the same people who have given us taste-focused strains like Lemon Cake and Green Ninja. Genetically, Fruit Punch offers something for everyone — it is a cross between Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights. These three powerhouse strains combine to yield a bold, long-lasting bud with strong cerebral effects. The hybrid’s potency has been measured at between 17% and 25% THC.
Fruit Punch’s bag appeal is clear from the outset: its large flowers have a distinctly bullet-like shape. Despite being mostly sativa, these buds hold the dense, solid structure more commonly associated with indicas. The tightly-curling leaves are a bright shade of spring green and are shot through with brown and orange pistils. In some phenotypes of the strain, leaves and even stems also show faint hints of purple; these surprising hues come about when pigments called anthocyanins in the plants’ genetics are excited by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, a coating of milky-white trichomes gives these already-colorful flowers an icy sheen and accounts for their psychoactivity.
A fruity berry scent wafts up from the cured buds. Although sweet, the impression is more sugary than naturally fruity, somewhat reminiscent of candy or sherbert. Lurking underneath is a slightly piney and dank aroma. When combusted, Fruit Punch burns with a smooth smoke that’s very easy on the lungs; this smoke tastes herbal and floral on the exhale, courtesy of parent strain Haze.