“A complex and intensely aromatic bouquet of citrus and sweet dough, with undertones of fresh cut flowers and fuel.”
IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO THE EMERALD CUP, YOU KNOW HOW AWE-INSPIRING IT IS TO SEE AN ABUNDANCE OF HIGH QUALITY CANNABIS EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK.
At Emerald Cup 2019, after almost two full days of shaking hands, lighting up and inspecting well over 100 different strains cultivated in every style imaginable, I met Kris Harris, the co-founder of Lit House Farm.
There at his booth, he had an array of several different flavors whose tantalizingly frosted buds, still on the stem, beckoned from large glass jars. I began to chat with Kris and he invited me to give the flowers the smell test. We continued to converse as I moved from jar to jar, inspecting the aroma of each one and upon encountering the Lemon Lava, I was stopped in my tracks. I knew immediately this was a truly special cultivar and a rare find.
This unique strain was developed by OG California powerhouse breeders Phinest Cannabis and Colorado’s own Cannarado Seeds. Lemon Lava is a cross of a phenotype of Archive Seed Bank’s Lemon Heads (Lemon G x Face-Off OG BX1), hunted by Lit House family friends and Cannarado’s Lava Cake (Thin Mint GSC x Grape Pie), brought to life in Phinest Cannabis’ facilities in 2018.
Lemon Lava gives off a complex and intensely aromatic bouquet of citrus and sweet dough, with undertones of fresh cut flowers and fuel.
The medium bodied smoke reveals an equally complex experience that starts off with big lemon and orange rind flavor, then does a 180° turn into sugary grape preserves and sweet bread, finishing with a touch of gas.
Effects come on quickly, delivering a balanced and creative experience that is both heady and energetic, but not racy, while also providing a long lasting full body high that I can only describe as hefty.
This strain is perfect for anyone that loves the aroma and flavor profile of classic thin-leaf varietals, but is wary of the sometimes anxiety inducing effects. By allowing the bright citrus profile to shine, but backing up the cross with the heavy handed Lava Cake, Lemon Lava truly offers one of the most well rounded and enjoyable smokes I’ve come across to date.
Bred by Phinest Cannabis
in Collaboration with Cannarado Seeds
(Lemon Heads x Lava Cake)
story & photo by nate williams @natew415| lithouse.farm @ _lit_house