Forbidden Fruit Strain - Everything you need to know and more!

Dec 26 , 2018

Hybrid Stress relief

Forbidden Fruit Strain - Everything you need to know and more!

Forbidden Fruit is named after the all too famous story of Eve reaching for the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden, after which all hell broke loose. This tale is also applicable to this strain of cannabis, as it’s not only incredibly fruity, it’s also exceptionally potent. This strain is what is known as a dankenstein strain, which is a cross between two or more incredibly potent or ‘dank’ strains, creating one ridiculously potent and dankenstein monster. Forbidden Fruit is one of those strains that has it all, potency, taste, and a reasonably well-balanced high. These are the most sought-after strains on the market, and as more and more newer strains come into the cannabis community, most of them are fruity and reasonably well-balanced hybrids.

This strain is sometimes called Juicy Fruit weed, Purple Passion strain, Juicy Fruit Bud, Juicy Fruit Kush, Forbidden Candy, Fruit Salad strain, or California Grapefruit strain. However, there are a number of similar strains that many people may confuse with this fruity strain. For example, Fruity Pebbles strain, High Octane Strain, Pie Face strain, Passion Fruit strain, and Gorilla Bomb strain. These are all similar strains with very fruity flavours. The fruity strains are considered by many to be the best tasting of all cannabis strains.

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Up close and personal with Forbidden Fruit, photo: @curlee64

Forbidden Fruit: Indica or Sativa?

Forbidden Fruit is a 70/30 hybrid that definitely leans towards the indica side. However, the cerebral energy in this strain still allows your mind to wonder, even though your body may be glued to the couch.


Forbidden Fruit genetics

The original breeder of this strain is hard to track down, but what is certain is that their idea was to bring together two incredibly tasty, fruity strains to create one hell of a dankenstein. The two strains that were crossed together to create Forbidden Fruit are:
  • Tangie
  • Cherry Pie

As you can tell from the names of these strains, they are both fruity as hell. Cherry Pie is famous for its cherry taste and Tangie is famous for its orange taste. Both strains are also very potent, and so their ‘child’ is also incredibly potent.

Forbidden Fruit THC percentage 

Forbidden Fruit is much stronger than the average indica-dominant hybrid. The average indica-dominant hybrid has around 12.5% THC content, whereas the average phenotype of this fruity strain is 25%. The strongest phenotypes don’t really measure more than this, with some phenotypes being measured at 26%. That’s almost double the average indica-dominant hybrid, and now maybe you can understand why this strain is so popular.

Forbidden Fruit price

Although you may think this strain is going to be insanely expensive, it’s not quite as bad as you might imagine. The price is about $15 a gram in a North American dispensary, maybe less, depending on the area you’re in. However, in Amsterdam, where the supply is much lower, you’re likely to spend about $30 a gram. Some may charge a little more, some may charge a little less. It really depends on the supply at that time.


Forbidden Fruit taste

As mentioned previously, Forbidden Fruit was bred for taste. As such, it has a formidable taste that has become associated more and more with these so called dankenstein strains. As such, you should definitely grind this strain up first, and then stick it inside a flower vaporiser. This allows the full taste profile of this magnificent strain to be enjoyed. Speaking of which, you can expect the following flavours from Forbidden Fruit:

  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus
  • Tropical
  • Cherry

Some people say Forbidden Fruit is amongst the tastiest marijuana strains they have ever tasted. We say there's only one way for you to find out!

Forbidden Fruit oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

Most concentrate creators focus on two different attributes of their cannabis: taste and potency. As we’ve already seen, Forbidden Fruit has both taste and potency, which makes it an excellent choice for Butane Hash Oil creation such as shatter or wax. We have a guide for this here. However, please note: this is considered very dangerous, and some people have managed to burn their houses down in the process of making shatter. Please only try this if you know what you’re doing, or if you have some experience doing similar processes.

For edibles, the potency and flavour doesn’t matter as much. It’s probably best to use bush weed, or cheap weed for edibles. However, if you’re using a flower vaporiser, you can actually reuse the cannabis you thought you were simply going to throw away to make incredibly potent edibles quickly and easily. Basically, it’s probably not worth decarboxylating your own Forbidden Fruit flower to make edibles, but it would be worth using already vaped bud (AVB) to make them. Just ensure to mix your AVB with a fat or an oil.


forbidden fruit nug cannabisGo ahead, pick one of these nugs and see what happens. We think you’ll like it. Photo: @sanfrannabis
forbidden fruit marjuana highThis close up captures the beauty of Forbidden Fruit. Photo: @illuminatrx

Forbidden Fruit General
Forbidden Fruit Medical
Forbidden Fruit Negative
Relaxed 100% Stress Relief 100%
Cottonmouth 100%
Happy 75%
Pain Relief 85%
Dry Eyes 75%
Euphoric 60%
  Depression 70%
Dizziness 15%
Sleepy 45% Insomnia 65% Paranoia 10%
Uplifted 40%  Headaches 45%
Lethargy 10%
Forbidden fruit definitely produces couch lock, particularly if used in higher doses or after prolonged use. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Some people may actually desire the feeling of being glued to their couch after a long day at work. This can actually help a lot of people with stress, as it’s like sitting on heated seats in a car, while also having some cerebral relaxation and euphoria. Forbidden Fruit is one of the best marijuana strains for stress.

If you do feel couch locked and are seeking a remedy, then we have a little guide to help:
  • Have a cold shower, staying in for as long as possible
  • Have a nice hot pot of coffee, preferably one you can sit and enjoy for a bit
  • Go for a run, go for a swim, basically force yourself to be active
After you complete these steps, you should feel far less couch locked!

Forbidden Fruit flowering time

The average flowering time of this strain is about 10 weeks, which makes it a reasonably long strain to grow. Don’t try to harvest the strain before this, as you’ll regret not giving Forbidden Fruit the time it needs to develop its potency!


Forbidden Fruit growing tips

This strain is a bushy indica, but it’s not too hard to grow. You will need to trim the top of this plant, also known as topping, to remove some of those pesky leaves at the top that refuse to let light filter down to the bottom of the plant. By topping Forbidden Fruit you can increase your yield from low to moderate.

Forbidden fruit seeds

What is the meaning of autoflowering seeds? This strain is available in autoflower format, meaning that you can guarantee that the seeds will flower. This means that it’s not dependent on how well you grow; the vegetative plant will eventually flower. These kinds of seeds are much easier to grow.

Forbidden Fruit yield 

In all the right conditions, with all the right topping methods etc., you can expect a fairly good yield, sitting at around 3 ounces per foot squared.

forbidden fruit marijuana indicaBaby Forbidden Fruit! Does it know what happiness it will bring once it’s grown up? Photo: @realdanhell

What is the Forbidden Fruit strain? 

Forbidden Fruit is a certified dankenstein strain. It’s a cross between two incredibly dank strains, resulting in one even danker strain. It was bred for flavour, but carries the potency of its two parent strains with it. This indica-dominant hybrid is perfect for stress, and may produce sleep a few hours after smoking it.
  • One of the best marijuana strains for stress
  • Fantastic taste, please enjoy inside a flower vape
  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Has a very high THC percentage, sitting at 26%
  • Easy to moderate to grow
  • Autoflowering seeds available online


Did you pick some Forbidden Fruit and can't read everything on this page? Try watching this video instead!

 Written by Hamish

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