Although the strain has a sweet and gentle name, the Apple Fritter strain is actually a powerful hybrid and certainly not for beginners. It was popularized in 2016 after making the High Times’ “World’s Strongest Strains” List and winning second best hybrid at the Northern California Medical Cannabis Cup that same year.
One would think a strain with such fame and reputation would have a clear history, but Apple Fritter is so good, it wins awards left and right without much knowledge on its origins. The strain is said to be a cross between Sour Apple and Animal Cookies and is popular throughout the entire state of California and beyond.
But why is it so popular? Is it its jaw-dropping potency? Could it be its equally creative and relaxing high? Maybe it’s the strain’s sweet and… cheesy flavors. Keep reading to find out what makes Apple Fritter such a star!
Apple Fritter Strain Effects
The Apple Fritter strain is certainly an interesting one. As we said before, this strain’s high potency doesn’t make it suitable for beginners, meaning only experienced or veteran stoners should mess with the sweet, dessert-named Apple Fritter. A perfect hybrid at 50% sativa and 50% indica, Apple Fritter can truly show users the best of both worlds.
The strain’s initial high has been said to be incredibly euphoric and induce a gigantic burst of creativity. This may sound like the perfect time to work on an art project or pour your heart out in a heartfelt letter, but the truth is users may find themselves way too relaxed to actually use their newfound inspiration. As the high progresses, the strain’s sedative effects only intensify, bringing users to a place of body heaviness and, eventually, restful sleep. Because of this, Apple Fritter is best enjoyed in the late afternoon—you get to spend the last part of your day feeling uplifted and relaxed, only to be lulled into a good night’s sleep once the sun sets.
Fans of Apple Fritter usually find themselves feeling:
Although Apple Fritter may seem like nothing but positives, no strain is truly exempt from some of cannabis’s adverse side effects. Commonly, Apple Fritter can leave users with dry eyes and dry mouth, which can thankfully be remedied with some hydration and a bottle of eyedrops. Some other, less manageable effects could include dizziness and headaches. Anxiety may also creep into the strain’s high, which is we advise that novices and those prone to THC-induced anxiety exercise extreme caution or steer clear completely.
Apple Fritter Strain Benefits
Strains with high THC contents like Apple Fritter tend to be amazing at addressing medical concerns. This strain is known for washing away all your problems, but you need to be cautious about its gargantuan strength; you may love its effects, but you can’t just smoke Apple Fritter ‘til the cows come home. Partially because it’s too strong to be enjoyed in such high doses, and partially because the cows would probably find you knocked out cold on the couch with a bag of chips over your head.
Anyways, let’s get back to the very effective medical benefits of Apple Fritter. While recreational and medicinal users can enjoy the compound, its potency makes it especially beneficial for medical patients struggling with:
Because of its heavy body-numbing effects, Apple Fritter is excellent for treating physical pain, but its huge sense of relaxation also makes it great for battling stress, anxiety, and relieving some symptoms of depression. Additionally, its uplifting effects may help regulate mood in those struggling with mood swings.
Additionally, its power to induce the munchies could potentially be beneficial for those struggling with a low appetite or conditions that cause a lack of hunger. Because Apple Fritter’s high ends in sedation, it can be beneficial for reliving insomnia, as long as it is used with enough time to ride out its original euphoric and creative effects.
Apple Fritter Strain Flavor – Genetics & Terpenes
As you may have guessed, Apple Fritter’s flavor and aroma profile is similar to the pastry it’s named after. The strain’s sweetness pairs incredibly with the dominant flavor of apple and a more subtle presence of strawberry. The taste is then highlighted by a little vanilla. But that’s not all. On the tail end, it incorporates a faint hint of cheesy goodness that balances its sweetness out nicely. It’s earthy, sweet, and straight up delicious!
Apple Fritter’s complex combination of flavors and aromas is largely a result of its terpene profile. Terpenes are organic molecules that are present in all plants, meaning they’re not exclusive to cannabis. They give plants the tastes and smells that have nourished us for thousands of years. Whether you like the sour taste of lemonade or the beautiful smell of roses, you owe terpenes a big thank you! In cannabis, terpenes are especially important because apart from giving strains their specific smells and flavors, they’re also instrumental in the entourage effect, a process through which other compounds in the cannabis plant enhance the effects of its cannabinoids.
In Apple Fritter, the primary flavor responsibility falls on phellandrene, which gives it its sweet, apple, and berry flavors. Terpenes like caryophyllene and limonene also cooperate to enhance sweetness and create that hint of subtle vanilla. Other terpenes present in the strain include:
Apple Fritter also has exceptionally high THC levels, usually averaging at between 27.5-30.5% but sometimes reaching up to 32%. This makes Apple Fritter one of the strongest strains available on the market today! Other than THC, Apple Fritter also contains a plethora of other cannabinoids, but they don’t tend to exceed contents of more than 1%.
Cannabinoid Percentages in Apple Fritter
Ready to Try the “Apple Fritter” Strain?
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Apple Fritter may be famous for its potency, but it holds its own due to much more than that. It’s a tremendously beneficial strain with the power to soothe ailments, relax the body and mind, and give users a sense of easy-going creativity. Although these aren’t as potent, here’s a couple other strains similar to Apple Fritter!
Animal Cookies, a parent strain to Apple Fritter, is a perfect alternative to its child. It offers the same effects of relaxation, creativity, and happiness and also has an impressive, but lower, THC content averaging at around 27%. The strain can cause some common side effects like dry eyes and dry mouth, but unlike Apple Fritter, anxiety and paranoia are rarely ever reported. This is the perfect high-potency strain to feel uplifted and giggly without worrying about a panic attack.
Speaking of getting creative, Jack Herer is another worthy opponent to Apple Fritter. It has much lower levels of THC than the strain, usually averaging at around 21%, but its sativa-dominant nature makes it incredible at energizing, boosting creativity, and making you feel focused and social. In other words, Jack Herer gives you the same boost of creativity as Apple Fritter plus enough energy and focus to actually do something with it!
Information Regarding Growing Apple Fritter
Because Apple Fritter has mysterious origins, there isn’t much information on how to grow the strain. Those who have had experience with growing Animal Cookies or Sour Apple are certainly at an advantage, as it is thought that Apple Fritter mimics the behaviors of its parent strains. We know the strain has a low resistance to diseases, so having advanced gardening skills—especially related to pest control—is recommended.
Apple Fritter should grow to become bushy, dense, medium-size plants and respond well to low-stress training, topping, and trimming. Growers should consider the Screen of Green (SCROG) method to grow this strain, which will significantly boost yields.
Flowering time for Apple Fritter takes around 9-10 weeks, but the maturity may vary. When grown outside, Apple Fritter is ready for harvest by mid-October. Outdoor plants can yield up to 16 ounces per plant when cultivated in a hot and humid Mediterranean-like climate, which is where its parents thrive. Growing inside, however, is the best way to ensure your Apple Fritter plants can succeed in a controlled environment. Indoors, plants can yield around 13 ounces per square yard.
Pests and fungi are quick to attack Apple Fritter because the strain has a genetic weakness to disease. Additionally, a dehumidifier would come in handy indoors to control humidity and ensure bud health. Happy growing!
As sweet as Apple Fritter may be, its high potency makes it unfit for beginners. Seasoned cannabis smokers, however, can certainly get a bang for their buck when using this amazing strain. From pain relief to euphoria and even bursts of creativity, Apple Fritter is the type of strain to sweeten up your day without utter and complete couchlock!