About Sunny D
Sunny D or Sunny Delight, named for the fruity kid’s drink, is a Sativa-dominant (60/40) strain bred by Dark Horse Genetics out of Los Angeles. The strain is known for a pronounced lemon-flavored terpene profile and a buzzing high. The strain’s genetics are credited to Joe’s Lemonade and Orange Dot, though the strain Tangie is believed to have played a part in the creation of the phenotype now known as Sunny D. Regardless of where it came from, the strain is powerful and euphoric yet light and sweet. Keep reading to learn what the strain brings from its past as well as the “boldly original” (remember that one?) flavors it came up with on its own.
The Sunny D strain is vibrant and energizing, with a sweet citrus flavor that might remind you of the drink but with added zings of extra spices. The terpene profile includes lemon from pinene and limonene, spicy-herbal flavors from the myrcene and caryophyllene, and an overall impression of spiced earth, pine, and citrus brightness. The flavor and the genetics both create a feeling of energized, stimulated emotions.
This makes the strain great for relaxing but also for getting up and moving. The Sunny D strain is known for motivation and creativity, helping users seek out entertainment and hobbies, laugh, and be themselves. The strain is mentally and physically relaxing, though users often report a full-body buzz, for which the strain has become famous. This makes it a good choice for a myriad of mental and physical funkiness, including alleviating stress and anxiety after a long day. The strain can make people feel hungrier and less nauseated, so those who have weak appetites owing to stress or medical treatments flock to Sunny D’s mood-lightening, hunger-inducing effects.
According to the breeder, the strain takes around 70 days to flower and yields a ton of buds. The plant grows in dark green formations with plentiful wisps of bright orange trichomes and a thick snowy coat of white crystals.
The high of the strain settles into your body pretty quickly, making you ready to do some creative hobbies, work out, clean the house, eat, or just relax. Consumers report feeling giggly and thirsty, energetic and sleepless, so Sunny D is best for during the day when you have the time to use up your energy before you need to think about sleeping. The flavor of herbal orange juice may have given the strain its name, but the impact of Sunny D goes beyond the drink.