Dirty Sprite is a potent California hybrid strain that provides an intense high. It’s known for its sweet aroma and uplifting effect. It is typically recommended for experienced smokers, as the effects may overwhelm new smokers.
The Dirty Sprite strain is perfectly balanced, containing 50% Sativa and 50% Indica. This balance means you can experience a euphoric head high along with a potent body high.
Many people who enjoy Sativa-dominant strains have reported that they like Dirty Sprite for the happy and giggly feeling it provides. Likewise, Indica fans appreciate the strain’s effects on anxiety and stress relief. Learn more about this potent, high-THC strain by reading below.
How Potent Is Dirty Sprite?
The name Dirty Sprite comes from the slang term in pop culture for a drink made with cough syrup and lemon-lime soda. However, the Dirty Sprite strain of weed has no connection to the laced drink other than in name and subtle lemony flavor. Blackleaf, a marijuana manufacturing group located in California, created the strain.
There are rumors that Dirty Sprite comes from cross-breeding Cinderella 99 and Arcata Lemon Wreck, but this is pure speculation because Blackleaf has never released that information.
Dirty Sprite is a fully-balanced hybrid strain containing 50% Sativa and 50% Indica.
Dirty Sprite is known for its potency, with many reporting a powerful head and body high from the strain. The strain ranges from 17% to 25% THC content, typically depending on price (higher-priced usually has a higher THC content).
The CBD content of Dirty Sprite is 18.1%. The dominant terpenes in this strain are limonene, linalool, and myrcene.
- Hybrid: Fully-balanced hybrid
- Lineage: Undisclosed
- Sativa/Indica: 50% Sativa, 50% Indica
- THC content: 17% to 25% THC, average ~ 18% THC
- CBD level: 18.1%
Flavor, Aroma, and Appearance
Dirty Sprite has a sweet aroma, which also affects the perception of taste in this strain. The primary aroma notes are citrus, earth, and floral due to the dominant terpenes in the strain: limonene, myrcene, and linalool. When smoked, the sweet, citrus aroma turns a bit earthier. Users should be aware that Dirty Sprite carries a powerful smell that is hard to suppress.
Limonene is a terpene associated with energy, mood-lifting, and stress-reduction qualities. This terpene is naturally present in citrus fruits, which is why it provides a strong citrus aroma. If you’ve ever wondered where that powerful, minty scent in some weed strains comes from, it’s most likely limonene, as this terpene is also present in peppermint plants.
Myrcene is a terpene found in mangoes, hops, and many other plants. It is the primary source of the earthy, sweet aroma that many weed strains have, such as White 99 and Pink Rose. Myrcene may help with anxiety and stress relief.
Linalool is a terpene found in lavender and rosewood and has a delightful floral aroma. The same way lavender essential oil may be calming, linalool has the same effects in weed.
Limonene, myrcene, and linalool all create the distinct flavor and taste of Dirty Sprite. Although the name Dirty Sprite is a reference to hip-hop culture, it’s also due to the lemon-lime flavor that comes through thanks to the limonene. The earthy spice and floral notes from the myrcene and linalool terpenes round out the flavor and create a full, smooth taste.
Dirty Sprite buds are a deep, green color, marked with thin orange-red hairs and orange and white trichomes.
- Flavors: citrus, earth, floral
- Aroma: sweet, lemon
- Appearance: Deep, green color with orange-red hairs and orange and white trichomes
- Taste: lemon-lime taste with floral and earthy undertones
Medical Benefits, Effects, and Usage
Much like the flavor and aroma, the dominant terpenes present in the strain influence many of the reported effects of Dirty Sprite. Because Dirty Sprite is a 50/50 hybrid, it provides both a head and body high that can be quite intense. New smokers may want to start with a different, gentler strain because Dirty Sprite may overwhelm them.
For experienced smokers, the benefits of Dirty Sprite can be excellent. Many users have found that Dirty Sprite provides a euphoric, happy, giggly high.
The limonene terpene is known to be energizing, so many people use this as an afternoon strain. However, it may not be an effective daytime strain, as anything on your to-do list may have to wait until you’ve finished your high because it is so strong. The energizing effect is early-on, while the high finishes with the calm, sleepy effects of myrcene and linalool taking over.
The terpene myrcene in Dirty Sprite may relieve anxiety and stress and help with pain and insomnia. Linalool, also found in lavender, is believed to provide a calming effect and help with sleep. Many insomniacs have seen success using Dirty Sprite as a sleep aid.
The early energizing effects of the limonene can help with sleep, as it helps tire you out, and the calming, sleepy tones of the myrcene and linalool can give you a great night’s sleep after your high.
The powerful body high that Dirty Sprite provides may be uncomfortable for some people, as it can cause dizziness. This overwhelming feeling and dizziness is often an issue for new smokers who haven’t yet built up a tolerance. If that’s you, maybe consider a strain like Lemon G, which delivers similar effects due to the limonene terpene, but doesn’t have too much of a body high.
- Positive effects: euphoria, relaxation, happy high, giggly
- Negative effects: dry eyes, dry mouth, dizziness, overwhelming body high, paranoia
- Medical benefits: chronic pain relief, anxiety, and stress reduction, anti-inflammatory
- Usage: afternoon, nighttime
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Growing and Selling
The group that created the Dirty Sprite strain has not released details on the strain’s lineage or any details about growing the plants. As a result, finding seeds online to grow is difficult, if not impossible, to find. It may also be illegal if the seeds must cross state lines for delivery.
You can learn more about weed legality in this article. If you are hoping to find Dirty Sprite seeds so you can grow your own, you may have luck by calling local dispensaries and seeing if they have any available (or similar strains). If you know someone with a Dirty Sprite plant, you can ask or pay for a graft so you can plant it.
Although the details are murky, many assume that Dirty Sprite grows and produces similarly to other hybrids. These plants can be grown indoors or outdoors, though they perform better outdoors.
Outside, it takes about nine to 11 weeks for Dirty Sprite to flower and harvest in mid-October. An indoor grow will yield around 12 ounces of buds per square meter, while an outdoor grow will yield 17 ounces per square meter.
You can consult our article on legal weed in DC linked above for the legality of selling harvested Dirty Sprite buds.
Reviews and Prices
Many people have praised the intense, euphoric high that Dirty Sprite offers. Some mention the positive effects it has had on their chronic pain and insomnia. For those who enjoy a balanced high, this 50/50 hybrid is a perfect choice as it provides both a mind and body high.
Higher THC content strains tend to cost more and Dirty Sprite is no different. Dirty Sprite costs around $18 for a gram, $50 to $55 for an eighth, and a full ounce will cost from $350 to $370. You will often get a reduced price if you buy in bulk.
In terms of bang for your buck, Dirty Sprite is an efficient strain. For many smokers, just a little bit of this potent strain will be enough to get you high. But, even for those with a higher tolerance, a little goes a long way.
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Dirty Sprite Strain Wrap-Up
Dirty Sprite is a fully-balanced, 50/50 split of Sativa and Indica that offers a robust, euphoric high. The strain has a sweet aroma and a lemon-lime taste enhanced by earthy and floral undertones.
Many people who suffer from chronic pain and insomnia have seen success with Dirty Sprite as an aid.
Here are some common questions about the Dirty Sprite strain.
Are Dirty Sprite and Dirty Sprite Breath the same strain?
Dirty Sprite and Dirty Sprite Breath are two separate strains. Unlike Dirty Sprite, the parents of the Dirty Sprite Breath strain are known and are Mendo Breath and Lemon Tree. Many people and even some websites confuse the two.
What is the most famous strain?
Blue Dream and Green Crack are two of the most well-known and popular weed strains. They have also cross-bred into some of the famous, potent weed strains created now.
Dirty Sprite is often compared to Green Crack, as they have similar euphoric effects and a powerful, sweet, citrus aroma. However, Green Crack is a pure Sativa strain, and Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid.
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