Apple Fritter is the creation of longtime medical marijuana producer Lumpy’s Flowers. When it comes to the hype cuts, Lumpy’s Flowers is the real deal. This Sacramento, California producer has multiple Cannabis Cup wins under their belt, with Apple Fritter being the first.
After making a 2nd place splash at the 2016 NorCal Cannabis Cup for its taste and aroma, Apple Fritter made it into High Times ‘The Strongest Strains on Earth’ list for 2017, coming in at 25.2% THC. Lumpy’s took home a prize for LA Snow the next year and Cherry Meringue in 2019, but Apple Fritter has stayed in the spotlight for its noteworthy combo of smell, flavor, and effects.
Apple Fritter Genetics
Vintage: circa 2015
Breeder: Lumpy’s Flower
Lineage: Animal Cookies x Sour Apple
Apple Fritter Effects
Apple Fritter is a powerfully relaxing strain that soothes the body and mind into a state of comfortable bliss. As much as it is relaxing, it also stimulates the mind into creativity. Although it’s a bit spacey, there’s very little mental fog, and if it wasn’t so tingly and relaxing it’d make for a very productive experience. In that sense, it’s great for reaching a state of serenity that matches perfectly with a relaxed social gathering, a pensive walk in the park, or maybe some time to work on artwork or meditation.
The effects of Apple Fritter come on with a strong head rush, but be prepared to eventually feel so cozy that you’ll sink into a comfy seat and lose your ambitions after a while. Who needs to get stuff done when there’s always tomorrow?
Apple Fritter Medical Benefits
Apple Fritter has soothing effects on both body and mind which can relieve aches and pains, but might be most effective in reducing insomnia related to stress, anxiety, and depression. The euphoric, relaxed state may also have value for processing trauma, focusing thoughts, encouraging introspection, or simply dealing with the burden of a chronic or terminal condition. For patients with a lack of appetite, this dessert strain may be the ticket to enjoying a good meal.
Side effects include, red or dry eyes, cottonmouth, and drowsiness.
Apple Fritter Characteristics
Apple Fritter has olive-green nugs with long orange-red pistils that contrast its purple hues. The buds are fairly long and slender, with pointy tips jutting out in all directions.
There’re a few different takes on the smells and flavors of Apple Fritter, with most describing both the earthy, sweet, dough-like characteristics of the Girl Scout Cookies lineage and a sour or tart fruity side that makes it smell a bit like a cheesy apple pastry with a buttery lemon crust. Some also note a depth to the earthy characteristics that’s full of funky, herbal notes of pine.
The flavors may provide a bit of everything, from the buttery sweet dough, the citrusy apple, the funky cream cheese, and the herbal pine. Left to linger, the smoke takes on a funky character and leaves behind a rich, skunky odor.
Apple Fritter Lab Testing and Apple Fritter Awards
Grown by the breeders themselves, Apple Fritter won 2nd Place for Best Hybrid at the 2016 NorCal Cannabis Cup, where it scored best for aroma and flavor, and tested at over 25% THC.
Its primary terpenes are limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene, but Apple Fritter is a good example of a strain that’s about more than THC and terpenes.
It also produces the smelly chemical methyl caproate, but that’s actually an ester, not a terpene (technically it’s a ‘fatty acid methyl ester’). The ‘ester’ class of molecules may actually be responsible for more of the smells and flavors of weed than terpenes are, and that includes some of the sweet apple funk in the Apple Fritter strain.
Growing Apple Fritter Seeds
Seeds of the Apple Fritter strain have never been produced, and it’s still very much a clone-only strain. The breeders at Lumpy’s Flowers warn that, “There are absolutely no collaborative seed projects that I've done with anyone, or any company, period”.
There are several ways to search for clones, including Instagram and Strainly. A potential vendor is Savage Gardens out of Michigan, but it may be very difficult to verify the authenticity of what you receive. Be aware that clones can bring pests and pathogens including HpLVd, and it’s always recommended to quarantine new clones and maintain strict biosecurity protocols in your garden.