WHAT IS THE CHERRY PIE STRAIN?
This weed species has its origins extending for many decades back to the state of California. It is mostly consumed as an overly Indica dominant hybrid strain that comprises an ideal fusion of uplifting and concurrently relaxing effects.
Due to these properties, it is loved by all its users. Its genetic origins arise from a combination of Granddaddy Purple (the Indica component) and Durban Poison (the Sativa component).
It is often referred to as ‘Cherry Kush’ by some cannabis world owners, dispensaries, and consumers. Its genetics commonly comprise 30 percent Sativa and 70 percent Indica. Lab test results investigating the Cherry Pie strain THC levels have always been reported as incredible. The THC levels are reported in the range of 15-25 percent while CBG reaches the range of 1 percent.
Therefore, Cherry Pie is regarded as a considerably strong strain scientifically due to its high THC amounts that surpass the norm of other marijuana strains. These elevated levels are responsible for its medicinal benefits and its ability to make users ‘high’.
Cultivation and Growth
Growing this strain is not a daunting task. It is regarded as an easy to averagely difficult strain to grow. It thrives in both indoors and outdoors environments provided that the prevailing conditions are exquisite and perfect.
When grown indoors, this marijuana strain should be grown in an area that mimics a Mediterranean-like climate for top quality results. The plant does not do well in colder conditions and may even die. Soil cultivation or hydroponic cultivation methods are the most commonly used when growing the weed indoors.
Always ensure that you provide all the essential nutrients that the plants require irrespective of the growing method that you employ. Adequate light is also a necessary factor when growing this strain. Luckily, this weed strain is significantly resistant to mold, pests, and mildew and hence easy to grow as compared to the other marijuana species.
Cherry Pie strain is not too ‘choosy’ which makes it an easy plant to maintain. Nevertheless, always take all the recommended essential steps and follow the whole cultivation and growing process to the latter if you want to enjoy high-quality results. A healthy life of these plants enables the marijuana to deliver excellent quality herbs and occasionally, a high yield.
Poorly catered for plants generate low yields and considerably low-quality marijuana. This strain has a flowering duration that lasts between eight to nine weeks. This growth period is considered average when compared to other marijuana strains.
Whenever it is grown in the Northern Hemisphere, it is always ready for harvest around October. When cultivated in the right outdoors conditions, every plant produces around fourteen ounces. On the other hand, when grown in indoors conditions, it produces around sixteen ounces per square meter.
Did you know that its name majorly expresses its aroma? The Cherry Pie Strain is named after its smell that resembles that of a fresh cherry pie just from the oven. Instead of having to bake anything, this weed oozes with a fruity sweet aroma that combines meticulously with the organic and earthy undertones.
The strain’s aroma is also super dank. It fills the room with an exquisitely pleasant tangy sweet-sour scent that feels like a mix of earthy spice, cherries, and blueberries. This appealing aroma is enhanced by doughy baked goods top notes smell that offers an absolute mouth-watering marijuana strain.
The smooth sweetness of this fragrant weed hybrid makes it a unique strain in the market. Cherry Pie strain tastes like smoked cherries accentuated with a flavourful earthiness that delivers a sticky-sweet aftertaste on your tongue.
Although this bud has a mild taste, even a hint of its berries offers a pleasant smoking experience. When Cherry Pie Strain is correctly cured, it releases a sweet, rich cherry flavor that is mildly enhanced by some herbal and floral notes.
When it comes to appearance, the Cherry Pie weed is unique when compared to the typical weed strain. It commonly features green sugar leaves and orange pistils and generally grows to medium size.
Its flowers vary from small to medium in size featuring a bud structure that resembles that of other common Indica strains.
The plant’s tightly-curled and densely packed leaves are ideally threaded through with visible, vibrant orange pistils. In most cases, the leaves appear mossy green, but a few phenotypes show purple flashes.
The purple color results from high pigment concentrations in the Cherry Pie genes arising from its Grandaddy Purple ancestry.
The purple color appears whenever the plants are stimulated by significantly cold temperatures present in the cultivation and growing process. In this case, the colorful buds are extensively covered in translucent white trichomes that give them a sticky texture and a silver sheen.