As is the case with many strains on the market these days, the genetics of Key Lime Pie are a bit fuzzy. Usually the best places to check for strain lineage are with the grow boards or seed banks, both of which are extensive sources of information. The consensus seems to be that it is a mix of three strains: Durban Poison, Fire OG, and either Cherry Pie or Cherry Kush. I’d pick up any one of these strains if I saw them on the menu. But when bred together, they near transcendance.
Key Lime Pie has small pyramid shaped buds, about the size of marbles. However, each of these buds is incredibly dense before being broken up. Once torn apart, they prove to be soft and fluffy and easy with which to roll. The nuggets are a beaming lime color with pastel orange hairs. They are luminously bright, especially in the sunlight. The lime green isn’t the only reason this strain has taken its namesake. There is a sweet citrus to the aroma, from either the Cherry Pie or Fire OG, that explodes from this strain when ever I grind it up. The Durban offers a refined, nutty earthiness, like soy or almond milk. Together, it is easy to see how this complex hybrid creates Key Lime Pie. The taste is equally sweet to the smell — full of citrus, berry, and spice.
I have long appreciated 50/50 hybrids, and Key Lime Pie seems to be as balanced as they come. At no time did the high become so cerebral that it was overwhelming. I was still able to work and hold conversations with ease. At the same time, there was no couch lock or drowsiness. Whether I medicated in the morning or at night, I was up and moving and getting things done, albeit with a smile on my face. But as they say: accentuate the positive. Key Lime Pie certainly seems to do that. While you get many of the positives from both sativa and indica, you seem to get none of the negatives. The high was chatty and creative, mellow and relaxing. There was also nice pain relief in the joints. The body goes jiggly and soft, adding to the mellow feeling. Worries and pain both just melt away.
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