If you manage to find, some authentic Fruity Pebbles weed available for sale, consider yourself lucky.
You’ll be lucky for two reasons. One is that original phenotypes of Fruity Pebbles, often called FPOG and also known as Fruity Pebbles OG, Fruity OG, Fruity P, and Fruity P OG, are quite rare. The other is that Fruity Pebbles provides quite an experience.
This balanced strain’s head high is energetic, uplifting and usually provides clear focus, while the body buzz is relaxing and comforting, sometimes leading to couch lock. As for the taste? The name “Fruity Pebbles” was well chosen; anyone who’s ever had the cereal will be amazed that this yummy weed was naturally grown and not produced in a lab.
Oh, and if you do get lucky, you’ll have to pay. This is one of the most expensive strains on the market.
Effects and Side Effects
The rarity of Fruity Pebbles has led many cultivators to pick up the slack and create their own versions — which are likely to have different sativa/indica ratios and provide effects different than those of the original strain. If you see widely differing descriptions of FPOG’s high, that’s because the users probably are describing different variants.
The genuine 55/45 indica/sativa starts, surprisingly, with a mild body high that’s extremely relaxing and not weighty. You may slow down, but only inexperienced users are likely to be slammed onto the couch.
The head high follows, and it’s euphoric, energetic, and relaxing. Some people find that the relaxation slows down their thought process, but others find that the energy and euphoria are mentally stimulating.
Those accustomed to high-THC strains often use Fruity Pebbles as a daytime strain that makes it easier to get through the workday or as a party starter that lends itself to enjoyable talk (and some giggling). Occasional users may feel a little fuzzy-headed and more comfortable relaxing on their own. One other note: the more you smoke, the more sedated you’ll probably feel.
Even more concerning for newer users is the fact that they may be hit hard by FPOG’s potency and experience dizziness or, in rare cases, anxiety and paranoia. For all other smokers, itchy eyes and cottonmouth, along with slight dehydration, are more common side effects.
- Energy: 4/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 4/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 4/5
Bottom Line: Fruity Pebbles is a balanced strain that leaves users extremely relaxed, with euphoria that wipes out stress and can then turn either focused or fuzzy, depending on the user’s experience with very potent strains.
The mood elevation provided by Fruity Pebbles makes it highly sought after by medical marijuana patients. They say that the strain (if they can find it) helps ease stress, depression, and in most cases, anxiety. Those already dealing with anxiety should proceed with extreme caution.
Patients also use Fruity Pebbles if they’re suffering from chronic pain and migraines because of the combined euphoria and body buzz. The strain’s ability to cause the munchies may benefit patients with eating disorders and low appetites, and the sedating effects of indica-heavy versions (or consuming large amounts of the original strain) might also be welcomed by those with insomnia.
Flavor and Aroma
Some people might immediately think of Hawaii or a tropical island when they first smell this weed. More likely, though, they’ll be taken back to their childhood days (or the last time they had the munchies) and identify the distinct aroma of Fruity Pebbles cereal. The flower’s aroma really is almost identical, although there’s also a little bit of earth in the scent as well.
The flavor doesn’t disappoint. Tropical fruit, citrus, berries, and sugar dominate, both in the smooth smoke and the delicious aftertaste. It’s so good that it can be difficult to believe that there’s no artificial flavor in this weed.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 2/5
- Citrus: 4/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 1/5
- Wood: 1/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Lab tests show the average THC content in Fruity Pebbles to be right around 20%. THC levels in the bud you buy can always vary, of course, since all batches are at least slightly different.
The variation can be even greater for this strain, because of the number of growers who’ve produced their own “version” of Fruity Pebbles. Some samples sold in dispensaries have even been found to have as much as 25-28% THC. CBD content is well below 1%.
Fruity Pebbles contain the terpenes limonene, caryophyllene, terpinolene, pinene, camphene, and myrcene.
This strain arrived in California in 2006 and became enormously popular almost immediately. Some believe it was originally bred in Alaska, but most reports credit the respected breeder Alien Genetics for coming up with it. How popular was this strain? Alien Genetics offered “limited edition” Fruity Pebbles seed packs in 2012 for more than $1000 per pack and sold out.
Fruity Pebbles is a cross of three strains: Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien (also created by Alien Genetics), and Green Ribbon. GDP contributes its powerful indica effects, Green Ribbon is potent, fruity, and floral, and Tahoe Alien is a high-THC strain that’s citrusy and earthy. Their genetics show nicely in Fruity Pebbles.
Not all fruity strains have the same effects as Fruity Pebbles, so you might not want to choose an alternative based on aroma or taste alone. Some that are similar, though, include Strawberry Cough, Sour Blueberry, and Honey Bananas.
Fruity Pebbles Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is this weed really that difficult to find?
A: Unfortunately, it can be. You’ll be luckier if you’re on the West Coast, but even then you’re more likely to find varieties bred by other cultivators to mimic the original’s deliciousness and effects. The budtender at your dispensary, or other users you know, may provide the best guide as to whether the flower on the shelf is as good as it should be.
Q: Can I grow Fruity Pebbles on my own?
A: You might not even get that far. The Alien Genetics seeds that were offered more than ten years ago are almost impossible to find; “original” Fruity Pebbles is usually only available, on occasion, as a clone. A number of seed banks do sell “Fruity Pebbles” seeds but it’s impossible to know how close to the real thing the plants that produced them were. If you’re fortunate enough to find seeds or clones, be aware that this strain grows tall and wide, so plan on having a lot of space for them to spread out.