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Our Sunset Sherbet strain review covers one of the industry’s favorite fruity strains. Uplifting, sweet, and fruity. Sunset Sherbet is an indica-leaning hybrid with tons of personality.

From its multi-colored buds to its candy-like flavor, this hybrid is rightfully one of the most popular among medical and recreational users. Keep reading to find out more about this strain’s origins, aroma, flavor, effects, and growing tips.

What Strain is Sunset Sherbet?

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Sunset Sherbet, also spelled “Sherbert,” is a high-potency, mood-boosting, and flavorful strain. It’s bred from two iconic strains (GSC x Pink Panties). This plant’s buds boast between 16 and 20 percent THC levels. Its strong potency elicits uplifting and relaxing effects. Medical users will enjoy its mind-calming effects It’s ideal for addressing mental and physical stress responses.

Average THC Level: 18.5%

Average CBD Level: <1%

Strain Type: Indica

Genetics: GSC x Pink Panties

Breeder: Sherbinskis

Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene

Awards: 3rd Place for Best Coffeeshop Flower at the 2017 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup

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Sunset Sherbet Strain Genetics

This strain hails from San Francisco Bay. It brings the West Coast flavor to the world. Mr. Sherbinski has earned cult status for his iconic creations including the Gelato strain.

Sunset Sherbet was accidentally developed after an inexperienced Sherbinski brought a male Pink Panties plant into a grow room full of GSC plants. He left it there for about two weeks. He came back to see powder over the plants. That’s a clear sign of pollination from the male plant.

While the crop was ruined, he was left with thousands of seeds. He used the seeds that developed from the accidental pollination to create the first batch of Sunset Sherbet. He immediately fell in love with its berry, lime, and orange flavors. They reminded him of his childhood and Rainbow Sherbet ice cream.

Named after the Sunset district in San Francisco, Sunset Sherbet’s name combines its West Coast roots and its nostalgic effects.

Sunset Sherbet Strain Flavor

Sunset Sherbet’s flavor is packed with an earthy sweetness reminiscent of soil-covered, ripe wild berries. Tangy notes of citrus add a sharp and tart twist to the sugary flavor.

On the inhale, a candy-like flavor excites your taste buds. A hint of lime adds to the complexity of this strain’s taste. An earthy and herbal aftertaste coats your mouth on the exhale.


Sunset Sherbet’s aroma will remind you of eating scoops upon scoops of orange, berry, and bubblegum ice cream. Its aroma features strong notes of funky citrus, sweet berry, and the initial smell of an old-fashioned candy shop.

Hints of pepper, hops, and other earthy smells help balance the scents, but not overcome its inherent sweetness.

Sunset Sherbet Strain Effects

For a full-body experience, Sunset Sherbet delivers a surge of cerebral euphoria. This helps keep stress levels down and relieve tension. Say goodbye to bad moods and say hello to a carefree and laid-back mindset. After the initial rush of energy, a wave of physical relaxation soothes your body, while keeping you inspired, motivated, and imaginative.

Sunset Sherbet is relaxing, but won’t make you drowsy. It’s the perfect strain to take in the evenings when your duties are done for the day. Relaxing and spacey, this strain can get your mind out of the way and allow you to get creative, artistic, and sociable. Or, you can use it to space out and enjoy your favorite music, movie, or tv show.

Medical users love Sunset Sherbet for its uplifting cerebral effects. Medical users with depression, stress, and anxiety have experienced energizing effects. For some, this strain has helped reduce nausea, appetite loss, fatigue, and chronic pain. Its long-lasting effects allow patients to experience long-term relief with fewer doses. In very high doses, this strain can cause some paranoia but generally results in a mild form of dry eyes and dry mouth.

Feelings: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Creative

Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia

Negative Side Effects: Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Anxious, Dizzy, Paranoid

Products: Flower, Pre-Roll, Live Resin, Ice Hash

Sunset Sherbet Strain Appearance

Sunset Sherbet has plenty of bag appeal. Its buds feature intense tints of violet and green bracts and orange pistils. Its colorful sunburst pattern evokes the colors of a Californian sunset. Buds are coated with shimmering trichomes covering every inch. Fox-tailed and densely-packed, these buds grow on medium-height plants with thick branches.

How to Grow Sunset Sherbet Weed Strain

Sunset Sherbet strain is an easy strain to grow for beginners. Finding quality genetics can be difficult. However, some seed banks sell feminized versions (only) of this strain. No regular seeds are available. Since this plant is resistant to mold and mildew, it requires little maintenance. If you don’t have much experience growing weed, this strain is recommended to help perfect your technique.

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It can be grown both indoors and outdoors. If grown outdoors, it thrives in climates with warm nights and hot days. If grown indoors, the plant prefers a greenhouse environment to increase yield and quality. Just make sure the temperature stays between 70º and 85º F.

Since it requires heavy feeding to promote vegetative growth, it can be topped, pruned, and trained to manage the heavy growth.

Growing Difficulty: Moderate

Plant Height: 30 in – 78 inc

Flowering Period: 7-9 weeks

Yield: 1-3 ounces per square foot

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