Whether you are actively involved with the cannabis industry or have become an experienced user of cannabis now, you must have heard of the Cherry Pie strain, known for its pleasant taste and smell. While it has yet to win any significant awards or recognition, it did finish in third place in the running for the High Time Cannabis Cup in the year 2014.
What is Cherry Pie Good For?
A particular favorite among those who enjoy baked cherry pies, this sensational strain of weed is Indica-dominant. It was first created by crossing Grandaddy Purple with Durban Poison to make a hybrid cherry pie at 80%, with high potency. Both of these genes in this strain create quite a power-packed couple, and the strain has acquired the best qualities from its parents.
This strain of marijuana is an exotic strain that brings the best characteristics of its parents. It offers a well-balanced high feeling where the mind feels expanded. You can enjoy it in different settings, and it is quite a versatile strain. It is also quite a popular product in dispensaries across the US. Tests have shown that it has a high level of THC, which is its consistent feature. The average is at 20%.
Whether you use it for recreational purposes or medical purposes, the Cherry Pie strain can help boost your focus and give you a euphoric feeling. It helps boost sleep, too. Some users have also reported having mild sedative effects after using this strain. The only reason for you to be careful while using the Cherry Pie is that it can lead to a dry mouth, which is a common side effect.
Because of its effects, it is also prescribed for a number of health conditions. It is highly effective in alleviating insomnia. It is also extremely helpful as a painkiller, and patients suffering from pain are known to appreciate its results. Cherry Pie is also used in different mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Why Cherry Pie is Popular
Cherry Pie is known for its incredible shelf quality. Users who choose to buy this strain – and manage to do so from the right source – usually rave about it because of its sweet and sour taste. The high presence of terpenes in high levels of concentration gives this strain a brilliant taste. It is believed to have originated in California and is a massive hit among cannabis users.
The reason this strain is named so is the unique taste and smell. With Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison as parents, this strain has dense buds. If you look closely, you’ll find that they are covered in orange hair strands, with just a hint of purple thrown in there for a discernible look. Once smoked, the cherry pie takes a couple of minutes to kick in, and the effects stay for a few hours.
Cherry Pie can grow both indoors and outdoors. This clone-only marijuana strain is difficult to come by. It also presents issues while self-pollinating. So, it needs to be closely regulated. It needs to be pruned slowly to prevent shocking or stressing the plant and to avoid growth disorders. Cherry Pie’s growth difficulty level is moderate, and when it is grown right, it starts to flower in 8-9 weeks.