Cherry Pie Strain

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Written By Rocky Horton

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The Cherry Pie strain is quickly becoming one of the most popular cannabis strains. Not only does it have an incredibly sweet flavor, but its effects are also incredibly powerful and long-lasting. But what exactly is Cherry Pie, and how can you grow it?

This article will provide you with the information you need to know about the Cherry Pie strain and a comprehensive grow guide so that you can cultivate your own. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced grower, this article will provide you with all the information you need to get started. So read on and learn everything you need to know about this powerful cannabis strain!

Where Does the Cherry Pie Strain Come From?

Cherry Pie cannabis strain is a crossbreed of two of the most well-known marijuana cultivars, Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple. Durban Poison, the parent strain, is an almost pure Sativa cannabis strain from the South African port city of Durban. Granddaddy Purple is the offspring of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. 

Granddaddy Purple is the offspring of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The strain was created by Pieguy in the Bay Area and was instantly grown by Jigga, the Cookie Family’s head of genetics. Cookie Fam Genetics, a well-known West Coast cannabis breeder, produces a clone-only strain Cherry Pie variant.

Because of its desirable genetics, Cherry Pie has managed to win an honorable industry award. In the 2014 High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, it came third in the medical Sativa category.

What Does the Cherry Pie Strain Look Like?

Cherry Pie has small to medium-sized flowers and buds with a striking resemblance to other Indica-dominant cannabis strains. Its curly leaves are closely packed and slotted with striking orange pistils. Cherry Pie leaves are mostly mossy green, with flashes of purple in some phenotypes. 

The purple color is brought by high concentrations of pigments inherited from Grandaddy Purple. The pigments highlight colors besides green when prompted by low temperatures during the growing season. The vibrant buds are covered in translucent white trichomes, making the small nugs have a silvery shine and a gummy texture.

What Does the Cherry Pie Strain Taste Like?

When Cherry Pie buds are cured properly, a delightful, rich, fruity flavor explodes, complemented by gentle herbal and floral flavors. Even on the inhale, the sweet taste of this fragrant strain is noticeable.

When the buds are ripped open, much musty, skunky flavor lingers beneath the surface and becomes more noticeable. Cherry Pie produces a creamy smoke that tastes toasted with biscuit flavor and is easy to inhale.

Cherry Pie tastes generally has a taste of smoked cherries with a yummy undertone that gives a sticky-sweet aftertaste on the tongue. The flavor of this bud is mild, but its hints of berries can make for a very enjoyable smoking experience.

What Does the Cherry Pie Strain Smell Like?

The Cherry Pie marijuana strain’s aroma will not surprise you. Cherry Pie strain has a sweet and skunky aroma, with hints of cherries, pine, and spicy earth. It has a strong and pungent smell that can fill a room when smoked. 

When smoked, you will be greeted by the sweet smells of the fragrances. The aroma is sharp and can linger for a while, making it a great strain to share with friends. The aroma is pleasant and inviting, making it a great strain to enjoy with friends.

Is the Cherry Pie Strain an Indica or Sativa?

Cherry Pie is a popular, highly Indica-dominant hybrid strain among cannabis enthusiasts. It has a high indica/Sativa ratio of 80:20.

Prepare to be surprised if you expect a strong body high because it is an Indica-dominant hybrid. Despite being indica dominant, the strain is probably not the best late-night choice due to its initial sativa-like effects.

How Strong is the Cherry Pie Strain?

Cherry Pie cannabis strain is highly potent. This strain is most suitable for experienced users. Still, even novice users can use it in controlled doses, making it a good choice for those looking for an enjoyable yet mild experience. 

Due to its high THC content, even experienced users should be aware of their doses as it can be easy to overdo. If you are new to cannabis, it’s recommendable to start with a lower dose of this strain and work your way up as you become experienced.

What is the Terpene Profile of the Cherry Pie Strain?

The terpene Myrcene dominates the terpene profile of Cherry Pie. The primary supporting terpenes are beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Linalool.

Myrcene is the terpene that gives Cherry Pie a sweet, earthy, herbal aroma. It has sedative effects that are calming and relaxing.

Beta-Caryophyllene is a peppery, woody terpene. It adds an earthy component to the aroma and taste of Cherry Pie. Limonene gives the strain a citrusy note. All these terpenes combine to create the unique flavor profile that makes Cherry Pie popular.

How Much THC in the Cherry Pie Strain?

The THC content of the Cherry Pie strain varies significantly based on the grower. Depending on the cut, it has a moderate to strong THC level and can pack quite a punch.

Less potent samples tested at about 16% THC, whereas the powerful flowers tested at 26% THC, producing a very strong high. According to reviewers, its high is mostly cerebral, giving its users a Cheshire chuckle that restores their moods and helps them all day.

How Much CBD in the Cherry Pie Strain?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many active compounds found in cannabis plants. It is known for its potential therapeutic and medicinal benefits, such as reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and reducing anxiety. 

It is also non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the same “high” feeling as other compounds like THC. Cherry Pie is known for having a limited amount of CBD concentration. Its CBD content typically ranges from 0.04% to 0.2%.

What Effects Does the Cherry Pie Strain Have?

Cherry Pie provides a perfect blend of effects ranging from a pleasant extra energy boost to an amazing and soft sedation that is rare from other strains. Cherry Pie is known for its smooth commencement and an almost effortless ending which does not leave its user numb while lying on their couches.

After the first hit, you’ll feel a physical boost. Your entire body will be energetic, geared up, and fully prepared for whatever comes your way. While this effect is strong, it is not overwhelming enough to cause anxiety.

You can hold many discussions after the second puff of Cherry Pie. This weed will expand the boundaries of your mind to places you would never imagine reaching your own. You’ll be chatty for a while, and your thoughts will race at breakneck speed.

What Conditions is the Cherry Pie Strain Good For?

Cherry Pie can treat psychological and physical conditions due to its indica dominance. It is extremely beneficial to those suffering from depression or stress. It helps to relax the body and mind, creating a tranquil and secure environment free of worry and negativity.

This superior strain has successfully treated various types of pain. Even with small doses, you can ease severe pains and aches, PMS, muscle tension, headaches, migraines, and other chronic or minor pains.

Cancer patients frequently experience nausea due to the chemical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation they receive. This causes weight loss, usually as a result of a reduced appetite. Cherry Pie is usually prescribed to such patients to improve their appetite.

What is the Cherry Pie Strain Flowering Time?

Cherry Pie cannabis strain is a fast-flowering plant. Short flowering duration can be especially useful for cultivating a crop in a shorter time.

Additionally, fast-flowering strains are less prone to pests and diseases. This is because the shorter flowering period reduces pests and diseases’ chances.

Cherry Pie is generally ready for harvesting after 8 to 9 weeks of flowering. It should be ready for harvest around late October when grown outdoors. It is perfect for early harvests in regions with a short growing season.

How Tall Does the Cherry Pie Strain Grow?

Cherry Pie cannabis strain produces plants that are very easy to manage. Cherry Pie plants grow to be a medium size and prefer to be cultivated indoors since the height is very manageable and does not require much space. 

Indoors, it grows compactly to an average size of 80cm to 100cm, producing numerous branches separated by a short intermodal distance, giving it a leafy appearance. It can stretch to a height of 120cm outdoors. We do not recommend pruning since Cherry Pie strain does not add much height during the ripening phase.

When to Harvest the Cherry Pie Strain?

Harvesting cannabis involves carefully monitoring the development of the trichomes, the sticky clear/white/amber resin glands that form on the buds and leaves of the plant. Trichomes contain the highest active cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. 

To properly assess trichome maturity, you can use a magnifying glass to visualize the individual trichomes and examine their color and texture. When the trichomes are 50% milky white and 50% amber, it is safe to harvest the cannabis plant. 

However, earlier or later harvesting will produce different effects. For example, early harvesting will produce more energetic effects, while later harvesting will produce more narcotic/sedative/anti-anxiety effects. Always remember to wait until after the stated flowering time before harvesting.

Once the buds are ready for harvest, the plants should be cut down and hung upside down in a dry, dark, cool environment. The drying process should take around a week, and during this time, the buds should be checked daily and turned over to ensure even drying. Once the buds are dry, they can be cured or smoked.

How Much Does the Cherry Pie Strain Yield?

Given its high resistance to mold and pests, it is a relatively simple strain to cultivate. The Cherry Pie is a moderately yielding cannabis strain when grown under the appropriate conditions.

Growing outdoors, growers can expect 14 ounces of tasty, fruity buds from each plant. Indoor yields are about 16 ounces per square meter, which is relatively better than outdoor yields.

Chery pie strain is very suitable for growers of all levels, with your efforts being rewarded with a plentiful supply of delightful buds! Just provide your plants with the best growth conditions, and you will celebrate an ample output at the end of the harvesting period.

Cherry Pie Strain Summary

Cherry Pie is a hybrid marijuana strain, a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. It is popular due to its sweet smell and taste, reminiscent of cherry pie. 

The effects of the Cherry Pie strain are known to be uplifting, providing a burst of energy and creativity. It also provides a heavy body high that can leave users feeling relaxed. The THC content of Cherry Pie strains can range from 16-26%, making it a good choice for recreational and medicinal users. 

It is a hardy, reliable strain that produces big, flavorful buds in 8-9 weeks. If you are looking for a strain that is easy to grow and yields a large harvest, then the Cherry Pie strain is for you. With proper care and attention, you can expect a bumper crop of delicious, cherry-scented buds that you and your friends will enjoy. Grow on!

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.