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Let’s take an in-depth look at the popular Cherry Pie strain. Cherry Pie’s floral and sweet aroma is just one reason cannabis consumers keep returning to this indica-dominant strain. A small to moderate dose of this strain has been known to wash away stress, relax muscles, and leave users in a better mood.
Cherry Pie has a moderate to high cannabinoid potency. Users can find this indica-dominant marijuana strain with THC levels ranging between 14 and 24 percent. There’s no mistaking Cherry Pie’s earthy, berry, and tart cherry aroma. It also has vibrant orange pistils and a treasure trove of trichomes.
Cherry Pie’s Lineage
The Cherry Pie marijuana strain, also known as Cherry Pie OG, is a cross between two of the most iconic marijuana strains, Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple (GDP). GDP is an indica cannabis strain with a strong aroma of grape and berry, derived from its Purple Urkle genetics.
Durban Poison is a pure sativa cannabis strain from South Africa that has notes of citrus, pine, and other earthy aromas. Durban Poison is also thought to have higher-than-normal levels of the tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) cannabinoid.
Cherry Pie has gone on to win numerous industry awards due to its enviable genetics. It won third place in the medical sativa category in the 2014 High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver.
Cherry Pie Strain Terpenes
Cherry Pie’s name most likely comes from its signature sharp and sweet smell of tangy cherries, reminiscent of a homemade cherry pie cooling on the windowsill. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene. Terpenes levels are affected by cultivation and curing techniques.
Myrcene is an herbal and earthy-smelling terpene and one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis strains. Caryophyllene has a spicy and peppery-scent and may have some anti-inflammatory effects.
Pinene, another major terpene, it has a strong pine smell that is found in cooking herbs such as rosemary.
Other terpenes found in Cherry Pie include camphene, limonene, linalool, bisabolol, humulene, ocimene, and nerolidol. These terpenes can be found in varying concentrations.
Fall into a blissful state of relaxation with Cherry Pie’s mellowing effects. Even just a small dose can put produce feelings of happiness and joy. For get-togethers, this strain can induce calmness for a chill night in with friends.
It’s hard to feel tense and stressed after consuming this strain or Cherry Pie-infused product. This indica dominant strain won’t make users feel too energetic or hyperactive. Instead, a wave of euphoria will help ease worrisome thoughts and reduce muscle tension.
Unlike some heavy Indica strains, Cherry Pie doesn’t produce intense sedation when consumed responsibly. It can induce focus, concentration, and creativity. Artists of all stripes can enjoy a few puffs of this indica strain for a burst of artistic inspiration.
Users are advised to keep a few snacks and drinks around when consuming the Cherry Pie cannabis strain. Like many marijuana strains, it can increase appetite. Keep in mind, everyone experiences cannabis strains differently depending on their unique body chemistry, genetics, and environment.
Strong doses of Cherry Pie strain can cause dizziness, dry eyes, and dry mouth, especially in first-time users. Beginner cannabis users should start off with a small dose of Cherry Pie and consider its THC potency to assess its effects.
Cherry Pie has been used for a number of medical conditions with varying results. Cherry Pie has been used to relieve symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, headaches, appetite loss, nausea, and more.
Growing Cherry Pie Weed Strain
The Cherry Pie marijuana strain can grow both indoors and outdoors, preferably in soil. It has been known to produce hermaphroditic structures if pruned too excessively or when stressed. If grown under the proper conditions, this strain can grow into a hardy plant that can stand up to disease and pests.
It takes about eight to nine weeks of flowering time and can produce moderate to high yields. Cherry Pie is a moderately difficult plant to grow. This marijuana strain thrives in warm temperatures between 70 and 80ºF and low humidity levels (40-50% RH) when flowering.
Cherry Pie weed strain is vulnerable to stress. Expert growers recommend using organic materials to give the plant the nutrients it needs and cause very little stress. Colder temperatures can reveal brilliant violet colors passed on from its GDP parent.
Cherry Pie can grow up to 78 inches tall and can yield between three to six ounces per square foot planted. Growers may need to consistently trim any fan leaves that are covering any lower branches to increase bud growth.
Cherry Pie is a clone-only strain, which limits the access to grow this strain to people that can get a Cherry Pie clone. Clone-only strains are selected for their strong characteristics and ability to produce the strain’s unique qualities.
If grown properly, this strain can produce dense buds with forest green leaves, orange pistils, and a heavy layer of trichomes.
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Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.