Growing Apple Fritter Marijuana

Stephen Andrews
04 Oct 2021

Up for some apple-tinged flavors? It will go well with an apple pie. A balanced hybrid between Sour Apple and Animal Cookies, a cannabis strain such as Apple Fritter can contain as little as 22% and as much as 32% THC.

Only a handful of other strains have ever topped 32% THC presence on potency tests. Despite that, Apple Fritter is still not as famous as other hybrid strains engineered in sunny California. However, its time is coming. Slowly and steadily, Apple Fritter has been slaying its way in college campuses, taking over domestic cannabis markets and capturing the hearts of pot enthusiasts hungry for the party. Or perhaps just a good night's sleep.

At first glance, Apple Fritter buds look no different than your average buds. The buds are like olives, and there are jungle green and purple nuances throughout. There are the typical orange hairs and a nice-looking trichome crust.

The premium breeder of Apple Fritter is Lumpy's Flowers, however, other cannabis breeders have also taken the effort to match Sour Apple and Animal Cookies, and feminized seeds and clones circulate the market as well. 

Genetics: Apple Fritter is a 50-50 hybrid marijuana strain, although it can lean and become slightly Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant. It depends on who the breeder is. The first parent strain, Sour Apple, is itself a cross of Cinderella 99 and Sour Diesel, both of which boast a reputation of being potent solid strains that can glue the user to the sofa. On the other hand, Animal Cookies or Animal Crackers is a cross of Fire OG and Girl Scout Cookies. It is this lineage that enables Apple Fritter to treat pains, sleeplessness and restlessness. 

Smell and flavor: Apple Fritter has a sweet, herbal and citrusy fragrance, and it does taste like a sweet apple with a spicy, earthy hint.

Terpenes: It's the abundance of Limonene in Apple Fritter that gives the "essentia fructus" of the strain. This terpene is likened to reduce anxiety and stress. Apple Fritter also bolsters some Myrcene, which contributes to the strain's relaxing properties, and Caryophyllene, a known anti-inflammatory.

Effects: Apple Fritter is known to induce euphoria and boost a person's creativity. After it tingles, its sedation effect arrives, which is calming, and if you are too tired, you'll sleep like a baby. Therefore, the best time of the day to use it is in the afternoon or early evening. 

Medicinal use: The strain helps with pain relief and insomnia. It also resolves stress and worry and can help in those days when anxiety and depression strikes. 

Possible side effects: Feeling thirsty, cottonmouth, and dry eyes are normal reactions. Munchies are also to be expected. 

Lifestyle: Take the strain for a weekend bash without losing your cool or just a few draws during the week to help you sleep better. It's a heavy-hitting one, and newbies should refrain from smoking too much. 

Difficulty growing: Since it's a relatively new strain, a lot of the cultivation information on Apple Fritter has not been disclosed. Those who have experience growing parent strains Animal Cookies and Sour Apple are most certainly in an advantageous position as it is considered that Apple Fritter mimics behaviors from its parent strains. Apple Fritter also has low resistance to diseases, and having advanced gardening skills, especially how to deal with pests — is recommended. 

How to grow Apple Fritters?

Apple Fritter should grow into a bushy, dense, medium-sized plant with multiple colas. The strain responds well to low-stress training, topping, and trimming. Growers can also consider the Screen of Green technique, which can significantly boost yields.

The flowering time for Apple Fritter is 9-10 weeks. Yet, the maturity time may vary with phenotypes that may lean towards either indica or sativa. When grown outside, Apple Fritters is ready for harvest by mid-October. Outdoor crops can yield as much as 16 ounces per plant when cultivated in hot and humid environments. Sour Apple and Animal Cookies thrive best in Mediterranean-like climates, so the same should apply to Apple Fritter. 

Growing inside is however, the best way to make sure your Apple Fritters are taken care of in controlled conditions. Indoor plants can reach up to 5 feet in height, and yields should average 13 ounces per square yard. 

Pests and fungi can quickly attack Apple Fritter plants as the strain has a genetic weakness to diseases. Neem oil can come in handy as an organic pest and pathogen manager. Complete the grow room with a dehumidifier to control room humidity and ensure healthy buds.

If Apple Fritter is not available anywhere near you when you plan on planting, GMO Cookies and Fatso might work as "close" alternatives. 

Happy growing!

Stephen Andrews