Exotic Seeds developed this sativa dominant hybrid by crossing a HOG with NYC Diesel. The plants are robust, respond well to training and have a medium yield. The flowers are medium sized and have complex aromas and flavors that alternate between sweet citrus and a heavy diesel. Overall, these plants are fun to grow and produce top-shelf bud.


Strain NameLemon Candy
Seed BreederExotic Seeds
Seed TypeFeminized Photoperiod
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Flower Speedstarstarstarstarstar_half
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We've grown several of these and had great germination rates. Due to the sativa dominance, they can get a little leggy if left to grow so we topped each multiple times and performed low stress training to get a flat canopy. While it responded fairly well to training, all the branches had a strong tendency to reach towards the nearest light source.

The flowers were medium sized with good resin production and a complex fragrance with both citrus and diesel. We saw consistent flowering times of 60 days to get a balanced effect at harvest.

With medium potency, the high is not too intense to prevent you from getting things done. We didn't note anxiety or any other negative effects and found it to be generally medically beneficial.

Lemon Candy by Exotic Seeds has very complex aromas, alternating between a sweet citrus and a strong diesel. Learn more at Seedsman.

Easy to Grow?

These plants were fairly easy to grow. They weren't particularly prone to pests or nutrient issues. They responded well to topping and training, but tended to get leggy and seek the light source.

Speed to Flower?

The breeder recommends 60 days minimum, which will result in potent buds with fairly mild effects. The flowers were medium sized but numerous and dense with medium resin production.

Lemon Candy is a quick flowering hybrid with medium resin production.

Medical Use?

Lemon Candy produces a euphoric effect, making it a a good choice for treating anxiety, stress and depression. The CBD production is unknown, but the plant works well for general purpose medic use. Learn more on how to find the perfect time to harvest for medical purposes in our harvesting guide.


Lemon Candy has medium levels of THC, resulting in a mellow high. The effects are uplifting, and euphoric.


The advertised yield is high, at 450 grams per square meter, but we weren't able to duplicate that type of yield. Growing under 800 watt LED lights, we recorded a respectable 350 grams per square meter.

The buds were medium sized and dense with medium levels of resin development. The overall yield was on par with other strains.


Lemon Candy has a nice, but mild, citrus flavor that is sometimes cut by a strong diesel flavors. The flowers cure well and results in a relatively smooth smoke.

Grow Setup

We grew in a 4x4 tent with 4 LED lights: one 1200W light, one 800W light and 2 400W COB lights. The temp was between 60 and 70 degrees thoughout the grow. We grew in a soil/coco mix and used Blue Planet Nutrients as the base nutrient for this grow. Once per week, we added CalMag and compost tea.

Lemon Candy by Exotic Seeds has medium to high trichome production and is often used for extract production.

About Exotic Seeds

Exotic Seed combines the qualities of Dutch and Spanish genetics creating unique and innovative cannabis seeds. Active in Amsterdam since 2009, Exotic Seed's well seasoned breeders have produced a full catalog of high quality strains. Click here to see more strains from Exotic Seeds.

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