Key lime pie or sometimes known to users as key lime cookies or key lime GSC (girl scout cookies) is a hybrid marijuana strain that is indica dominant that descends from the popular strain girl scout cookies.
If you’re looking to benefit from an indica-dominant strain that you can benefit from the relaxing effects that will uplift your mood and allow you to focus more, then you’ll want to keep on reading this key lime pie strain review to find out more.
Key lime pie is loved for its strong resin production and strong potency that leaves users feeling stoned from the early onset.
Inexperienced users will need to be careful when trying this as it leaves many feeling dazed during the early stages before the high starts to mellow out.
Key lime pie buds can have THC levels that vary between 20-25% so it’s recommended to start with small doses to figure out the potency of your batch.
What is key lime pie strain?
How was key lime pie developed?
The Californian-based marijuana breeder Burnish Bush Nursers are the ones who cultivated this variety. Whilst many think this hybrid has a connection to the cherry pie strain, it’s actually a phenotype of the popular girl scout cookies strain.
Key lime pie has a distinct taste that appeals to many users who are seeking light herbal and citrus flavoring – which it does boast, but it has more depth to it than that.
It produces smokey and earthy notes with a sweet hint that almost tastes floral, however, it’s not as fruity as something you would expect from the name key lime pie.
Odor & Flavor
The buds of key lime pie have a citrus fruity and slightly sour aroma which can be compared to lime or other citrus fruits, there are underlying hints of mint which has been lent from the girl scout cookies strain.
Long amber hairs are prominent throughout the tight dense structure that is mostly a vibrant spring green color which can have some purples hues when the flowers have been shocked before harvesting.
When the strain is cured properly it will have sticky trichomes all over the buds which make it difficult to grind down for making joints.
The key lime pie strain is difficult, if not impossible to grow unless you have clippings from someone else to clone them as there are no key lime pie seeds commercially available at this moment.
If you do manage to find some clippings from someone else’s healthy plant, then you’ll be able to cultivate them indoors and outdoors in warm and humid conditions.
You’ll need to top the plant early on in the growing stage to allow it to grow bushier with longer branches. To bring out the distinct colors of this strain, you’ll have to shock the plant by exposing them to cold conditions just before it begins to flower.
When grown indoors, key lime pie will flower within around 10 weeks and will be ready to harvest when grown outdoors by mid-October. You could expect to yield around 10-12 ounces per square meter that you plan, which is about average.
As we said, it’s a fast-hitting strain so if you’ve never smoked a strain like this before, make sure you’re comfortable as it’ll inhibit both your body and mind leaving you feeling euphoric and slightly dazed.
Once the initial stoned feeling has worn off, you’ll begin to feel more focussed and even find yourself wanting to get up and go, taking on some of the mundane tasks that you’ve been putting off because you’re now in such a good mood.
There’s no need to go overboard with this key lime pie strain, after only two hits of a doob you’ll be feeling on top of the world and another hit will keep you kicking your shoes off for a few zzz’s on the couch, so take it easy and ride it out.
One the euphoria has subsided, you’ll begin to feel more relaxed and you’ll begin to feel dreamy but without the cerebral effects so you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite Netflix show and remember it in the morning.
Having some snacks around whilst using this strain is recommended, especially if you’re intending to get blazed as you’ll find it will fiercely stimulate your appetite.
Key lime pie will leave you with a dry mouth and some hella red eyes which is common with any strain of pot. Taking too many hits in one go can lead to a mild headache and may result in you being stuck to the couch for an hour or two until it wears off.
Those already with a paranoid or anxious disposition may find themselves feeling more on edge when over-consuming key lime pie, so moderation is key to enjoying this high.
Key lime pie is enjoyed by medical users just as much as by recreational users and that’s due to its great for lifting the moods of people who struggle with depression or stress. Its relaxation effect is also good for those with PTSD or manic depression as it’ll calm those who find it difficult to chill out.
However, due to the lack of CBD content in key lime pie, it’s not recommended for people who have epilepsy. Key lime pie is an ideal strain for getting rid of pain from mild dull aches to more moderate chronic pain that persists throughout the day.
When key lime pie is hit harder, it can benefit those who struggle with insomnia as it puts you in a relaxed couch-locked state that’ll lead to heavy eyes.
Similar strains to key lime pie are girl scout cookies, the hybrid strain cherry bomb, THC bomb and any other balanced hybrid strain that has a THC content of around 25% should give you the same effects as key lime pie.
Key lime pie is a 50% hybrid of indica and sativa but does tend to lean towards the indica end of the spectrum due to the more relaxing effects. However, the sativa content allows users to still stay productive and go about their day without feeling too dazed.
The 25% THC content can leave users feeling super stoned in the beginning, so hitting this strain slowly and carefully is recommended. It has a 0% CBD content which is why this is not often the most recommended medical strain for patients.