At a Glance
What Is MMMOSA?
To answer this question and more, we turned to the experts at Citizen Stash and Ritual Green.
Would a strain by any other name really smell as sweet? Turns out, the answer’s yes. Whether you call it MMMOSA, Clementine Punch, Stonewall or Tutti Fruitti, this high-THC strain will delight your senses with its strong sweet citrusy scent.
First bred in 2018, this cross between Purple Punch and Clementine quickly gained popularity to become a highly sought-after strain on the market.
With Clementine as a parent strain, it’s no surprise that MMMOSA has a strong aroma of sweet citrus. Complementing its orangey scent are hints of berries, earth and diesel.
Liam McKenzie, master grower at Citizen Stash, offers a whiff of what MMMOSA is like in the grow room: “The smell is very strong and quickly fills the room with a sweet, citrus smell with notes of orange and cherry. It definitely compares to a fresh citrus drink. Our strain’s dominant terpenes are limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene which really bring out the orange and citrus flavour.”
MMMOSA’s other parent is Purple Punch, an indica-dominant strain. Clementine is sativa dominant, meaning the resulting MMMOSA is a hybrid — approximately 60% sativa and 40% indica.
Not only does MMMOSA smell great, it’s an eye-catching strain, too. According to Jack Yu, managing director at Ritual Green, “the buds are covered in trichomes and are a nice shade of light green, with bright orange pistils and hints of purple, giving the bud an overall slightly pinkish hue.”
MMMOSA grows wide and bushy, without much stretch. It produces large green buds with lots of trichomes, paired with subtle flecks of purple and orange.
In the Citizen Stash grow room, McKenzie and his team keep a close eye on Stonewall (the company’s moniker for the Purple Punch-Clementine cross): “We are in the room daily to monitor plant health and make sure the strain is getting exactly what it needs at the right time. We do several different pruning and defoliating events at various stages with a small crew to ensure the flowers are not damaged and the bud structure is kept intact.”
But as they say: the harder the work, the greater the reward. “Once we get a few weeks into flower, the sweet citrus aroma really starts to take over,” McKenzie says. “It is one of our favourite strains to grow because it smells so good when you first enter the room and any time you are working with the plants.”
At Ritual Green, where the strain goes by Clementine Punch, the team keeps the plants close together to maximize yield and create a uniform canopy of buds. “We run a hydroponic, ‘Sea of Green’-style set-up [a method that involves growing many smaller plants in a tighter square footage],” says Yu. “We have proprietary methods we utilize, and everything we do is based on scientific principles and experience.”
Clementine Punch is an OCS-designated craft cannabis product; when it’s time for harvest, Ritual Green hang-dries, hand-trims and hand-packages. “Being from the culture, we respect the craft and we believe it shows in the quality.”
What Is a Strain?
To understand what a cannabis strain is, think of it like a breed of dog. While all dogs share similar traits, there are distinct differences among breeds (you wouldn’t confuse a Great Dane with a dachshund, for example). When it comes to different cannabis strains, this means one may have a sweet, lemony aroma, while another may boast a pungent, sour, diesel-like scent.
These differences have been fine-tuned by cannabis growers over many generations. Growers will choose two plants with desirable traits and then cross (or breed) those plants together, creating an offspring with a stronger expression of those desirable characteristics. When breeding cannabis plants, growers are often focused on the unique aroma and taste, and the potential THC and CBD content. Just like no two Great Danes are identical, strains can vary from lot to lot and grower to grower.