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Anyone who says you’re too old to enjoy a “bowl” of Fruity Pebbles is obviously not a toker. Ever since the Fruity Pebbles strain hit the scene, it has become one of the most sought-after hybrids in the cannabis community. Once you smell this hybrid for yourself, you’ll understand why so many tokers go crazy for this sugary strain.
Since Fruity Pebbles tastes so similar to its namesake, it’s a particularly nostalgic strain for many smokers. But beyond its novel flavor profile, Fruity Pebbles is a standout hybrid with well-balanced effects and a gorgeous appearance. Even if you’ve never had Fruity Pebbles as a child, we bet you’ll be a fan after tasting this strain.
Fruity Pebbles’ Genotype
According to most cannabis enthusiasts, Fruity Pebbles first emerged on the West Coast in the mid-2000s. Indeed, breeders at the legendary seedbank Alien Genetics lay claim to releasing the first Fruity Pebbles in 2006.
Initially, Fruity Pebbles was only released as a limited special, but dedicated ganja cultivators have kept it alive. While it’s incredibly challenging to find Alien Genetics’ original “Fruity Pebbles OG,” more Fruity Pebbles cultivars are now popping up online and in dispensaries.
Unlike other well-known hybrids, “Fruity Pebbles” is often used to refer to a family of strains rather than one stabilized hybrid. Indeed, as you’re searching for Fruity Pebbles seeds, you’ll probably notice many variants that either lean sativa or indica. Determining the exact flavor, aroma, and effects of your Fruity Pebbles strain will largely depend on what breeder you’re buying from.
That being said, there are a few standard features all Fruity Pebbles strains share. In most cases, your Fruity Pebbles hybrid will have traces of the following strains: Granddaddy Purple, Green Ribbon, and Tahoe Alien. Let’s briefly run through each of these strains to better understand Fruity Pebbles’ genotype.
Often abbreviated “GDP,” Granddaddy Purple is an indica-dominant hybrid that usually has a 70/30 indica-to-sativa ratio. Made with a blend of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, GDP is well-known in the weed community for its high THC content and couchlock effects. True to its name, this strain also has a plethora of purple leaves and a pinch of grape flavor. In addition to sweet grape, this famous medical strain has a strong earthy flavor profile with notes of fresh herbs, hash, and spice.
Despite its near-perfect 50/50 sativa-to-indica ratio, Green Ribbon is a hybrid with decidedly sativa effects. Nobody’s quite sure what strains went into this West Coast hybrid, but there’s widespread agreement Green Crack played a significant role. The inclusion of this famous “wake & bake” strain certainly explains Green Ribbon’s intense head-rush high. In terms of flavors, Green Ribbon delights users with pronounced notes of citrus that are slightly balanced by earthy tones like pine and woods.
In most Fruity Pebbles strains, Tahoe Alien plays the “buffer role” between the extreme effects of Green Ribbon and Granddaddy Purple. While this strain leans on the indica side, its effects are nowhere near as potent as the couchlock sedation in GDP. A big reason Tahoe Alien isn’t as potent as other indicas has to do with its relatively high CBD level. On average, Tahoe Alien could have CBD in the 4 percent range, which helps dampen THC’s psychoactive qualities. On top of its mellow effects, Tahoe Alien has a soothing array of sweet and earthy terpenes, all of which play a supporting role in Fruity Pebbles.
Fruity Pebbles Appearance
Fruity Pebbles isn’t just named for its sugary-sweet flavors. Incredibly, this delightful strain has a colorful appearance that resembles the famed Flintstones cereal. Although bright green is the prominent color on Fruity Pebbles leaves, it’s not hard to find pink and purple on well-cured buds. You’ll also notice a “rainbow” of pistils that range from bright yellow and orange to deep red.
If those colors fail to grab your attention, weed lovers will undoubtedly go gaga once they notice the frosty layer of trichomes. Reminiscent of the sugary sheen on the original cereal, Fruity Pebbles often has a dense layer of cannabinoid-rich trichomes that are bursting with sweet flavors.
Fruity Pebbles Flavors & Aroma
A big reason people search for the Fruity Pebbles strain is to enjoy a sweet nostalgic high. As the name promises, Fruity Pebbles has all the sugar-rush sweetness of the iconic cereal brand. Anyone who’s had their fair share of Fruity Pebbles will be amazed how similarly this hybrid smells to the cereal.
Beyond its obvious fruity and sugary flavors, Fruity Pebbles has noticeable citrus, herby, and earthy notes. You may also pick up faint hints of hash and spice, but nothing too harsh. Indeed, most people who smoke Fruity Pebbles claim it’s an extremely smooth smoke that won’t provoke heavy coughing.
Fruity Pebbles’ Standard Effects
In most cases, Fruity Pebbles has a “sativa lite” high with a pronounced head-rush sensation. Unless breeders say their batch of Fruity Pebbles leans indica, you should expect typical sativa effects like a head buzz, euphoria, and a slight boost in energy.
However, since Fruity Pebbles has strong indica traces from Granddaddy Purple, there’s a low risk this strain will provoke paranoia. This makes Fruity Pebbles a tremendous strain for party settings when you want to be talkative and chill at the same time. Indeed, Fruity Pebbles often provokes a “giggly high” that’s perfect for sharing with friends.
Due to its slight sativa effects, it’s not a good idea to smoke Fruity Pebbles shortly before going to bed. Instead, use this strain early in the day when you want to boost your productivity without feeling jittery. Fruity Pebbles is also a fantastic cultivar for creative types who need help reducing negative mental chatter.
Is Fruity Pebbles Easy To Grow?
Fruity Pebbles is often listed as moderately difficult to cultivate mainly because we don’t have a ton of info on its growth pattern. Although Fruity Pebbles is well-known amongst cannasseurs, it’s relatively tricky for home-growers to get high-quality Fruity Pebbles seeds. Hence, many at-home cultivators don’t have first-hand experience growing this strain. If you’re going to take this strain on, you should feel comfortable spotting and treating common issues like mold and nutrient deficiencies.
Another issue growers have with Fruity Pebbles is its height. In many cases, this strain will reach upwards of seven feet. If possible, consider growing this strain outdoors in a mild Mediterranean climate. While it’s possible to grow Fruity Pebbles indoors, you should be familiar with basic training techniques like bending.
If discretion is a concern for you, please invest in a carbon air filter for your grow tent. While Fruity Pebbles isn’t particularly “skunky,” it has a noticeable aroma during flowering.
On the plus side, Fruity Pebbles has a short flowering schedule of only 8 – 9 weeks. Cultivators should expect to bring home a moderate yield of 1.6 oz per ft2.
Are There Other Cannabis Cereal Strains?
Fruity Pebbles is the most popular hybrid named after a cereal brand, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only cereal-related strain on the scene. In fact, the breeders at Bodhi Seeds recently crossed Tiger’s Milk and Sunshine Daydream to create a unique hybrid named “Lucky Charms.” Anyone who enjoyed this marshmallow-filled cereal as a kid should search for this “pot” of gold!
Tokers who enjoyed Fruity Pebbles might also want to research the rare hybrid called Cereal Milk. Made with traces from the GSC variant Snowman, this 50/50 hybrid is said to have a flavor reminiscent of, well, a bowl of sugary cereal! Tokers who are lucky enough to try this strain claim they can taste notes of cream and vanilla. Although it’s a bit difficult to find, Cereal Milk is worth keeping in mind if you love sugary strains.
Have A Baked Breakfast With Fruity Pebbles!
If you’re looking for a sweet “trip” down memory lane, you’ve got to add Fruity Pebbles to your bucket list. Although this strain might be hard to find, it’s well worth the effort for people who love fruity flavors and a giggly high. No matter how down you feel, a bowl of Fruity Pebbles is sure to bring out your inner child!