Weed strains seem to get more and more potent every year, but in the mid-2010s, Apple Fritter was named as one of the strongest strains in the world by High Times. Its effects are just as mind-blowing today, with an average THC content of around 25%.
This strain isn’t just potent, it’s delicious. Don’t be distracted by the sweet and fruity flavor, though; you’re dealing with killer weed. Apple Fritter hits hard with an overwhelming feeling of euphoria, quickly accompanied by a powerfully-relaxing body high that won’t knock you out but is likely to leave you lying back and enjoying the bliss.
All of those effects are understandable, given Apple Fritter’s 50-50 sativa/indica balance, potency, and varied mix of terpenes that make it so tasty. This strain delivers a complete experience.
Effects and Side Effects
Some strains take their time to kick in, but potent Apple Fritter doesn’t waste time; some users feel the first effects as soon as they finish their first exhale.
The experience starts with a powerful euphoric, uplifting and creative high, sending the mind soaring. While you may feel an initial urge to take that energy and put it to productive use, the second half of Apple Fritter’s balanced sativa/indica effects will give you other ideas.
It starts with a tingling that extends from the head down through the body, washing away body aches and pains and any stress that remains after the initial blast of euphoria.
The result is an extremely enjoyable, relaxing, and long-lasting high that’s best spent in a sitting or reclining position. Don’t expect to immediately drop off to sleep, though; shut-eye may eventually arrive, but probably not until you’ve had enough time to lazily savor the full Apple Fritter experience.
When you’re smoking one of the world’s most powerful strains, caution is crucial.
Apple Fritter is more than capable of causing anxiety, panic attacks, or paranoia among those who already have to deal with those issues and among users who aren’t accustomed to ultra-high THC strains. Those people should probably steer clear or go extremely slow. Cottonmouth and dry eyes are also extremely common among all users.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 5/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
- Paranoid: 3/5
- Dry Mouth: 5/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: Apple Fritter delivers an experience that fits its potency and balanced sativa/indica lineage: a soaring head high followed by extreme relaxation, wiping out stress and body aches.
Medical marijuana patients love Apple Fritter, and it’s easy to understand why.
The strain is often praised for its capacity to wipe away stress and anxiety (except in those who experience additional anxiety when smoking potent weed) would make it a great choice for troublesome mental health conditions including depression, OCD, and PTSD. Apple Fritter is also a good match for insomnia and tension headaches.
Meanwhile, full-body relaxation combined with a euphoric head high is the combination patients seek when dealing with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions.
Flavor and Aroma
There are other scents and tastes to talk about, but you can’t discuss Apple Fritter without starting and ending with the word “sweet.”
The aroma, quite simply, makes your mouth water. Apple and fruit, vanilla, and sugar — if you close your eyes and take a deep breath, you can picture an apple pastry sitting in front of you. There’s a touch of earthiness as well.
Apple Fritter tastes almost like it smells. The sweet apple and vanilla flavors predominate, with a little cheese and earthiness in the aftertaste. But more than anything, it’s sweet and delicious.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 2/5
- Citrus: 1/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 1/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of THC to the experience delivered by Apple Fritter.
The strain’s average THC content of 25% is among the highest levels you’ll find available at any weed dispensary or from any dealer. Some samples have even tested as high as 30-32%, which is next-level crazy for flower available at retail outlets. CBD content is typically well below 1%, with a little more CBN.
Terpenes like limonene, caryophyllene, and phellandrene are primarily responsible for the fruit and apple goodness of Apple Fritter; there are also noticeable levels of myrcene and humulene.
Apple Fritter was created in Northern California by a company called Lumpy’s Flowers, which crossed Sour Apple with Animal Cookies. Sour Apple contributes high potency and strong indica properties and, needless to say, its delicious apple flavor. Animal Cookies adds euphoria, a fast-hitting high, and the sweetness that’s typical of many Cookies strains.
Other strains that provide much of the same flavor as Apple Fritter, along with a similar high, include Sour Apple, Apple Kush, and Space Candy. If an overwhelming apple flavor isn’t crucial, you might want to give Wedding Cake, Crystal Cookies, or GMO Cookies a try.
Apple Fritter Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is Alien Apple Fritter the same strain as Apple Fritter?
A: No, it’s a potent child strain, the product of crossing Apple Fritter, Kush Mints, and London Pound Cake. The Alien version leans more indica, so it provides more of a heavy body stone, and the apple flavor and aroma are mixed with a fairly strong diesel influence.
Q: Is this strain widely available? I haven’t seen it on the East Coast.
A: It’s primarily sold at dispensaries in California and can also be found in some West Coast and Colorado outlets, but it isn’t something you should expect to walk in and find at any dispensary. Unfortunately, clones aren’t easy to find either, unless you’re in California. Seeds have become more available over the last year, but the strain may not be easy for casual users to grow. Apple Fritter is a recent strain, so there’s not much “conventional wisdom” available on best growing practices, and it’s said to have a low resistance to diseases and pests.