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Cherry pie has several different phenotypes. One of them is a sativa dominant while the others remain soundly indica based. The sativa phenotype won third-place in the medical sativa category of the 2014 High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver.
The commercially available indica-dominant cultivar is popular among medicinal users. This is partly because of its wonderful anxiety relieving capabilities and the long-lasting high that sets in quickly. This strain’s general characteristics include bright orange hairs with light amounts of purple hues. The scent is sweet, cherry and earthy; very much like a cherry pie.
The parents of Cherry Pie are Grand Daddy Purple (GDP) and Durban Poison. Because of the prevailance of both parents in the marketplace, aspiring breeders often use Cherry Pie as a stable base to graft onto. There are over 90 children strains that belong to Cherry Pie family tree!
The following are a few of the more popular offsprings. Three hybrid examples include Bhang Cherry Pie, Phantom Cookies and Black Diamond Cherry Diesel. Two indica examples are Birthday Cake Kush and Black Cherry Pie BX1. The rare sativa phenotype produces the elusive Silver Black.
Some of these children strains sound pretty awfull, like Dog Shit Cherry Pie. While other variants harken back to a sweet oven delight, like Raspberry Cookies. They all have one thing in common though, they deliver long-lasting cannabis effects.
People who use Cherry Pie often say that they feel euphoric, creative, happy and relaxed. Medicinal consumers use it to alleviate symptoms of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, depression, hyperactivity and insomnia. Even though Cherry Pie is indica dominant, people can still accomplish tasks after a puff or two. However, after smoking a bit more it works great as a sleep remedy.
One user who goes by the online name, Draeden, has this to say, “I am not easily impressed. Cherry pie however did something not even my beloved Blue Dream does. It made me smile. We are talking Cheshire style! My anxiety literally melted away in a sea of tongue caressing sweet vapor.” How amazing!
Amymac, another consumer used Cherry Pie to relieve PMS symptoms. “Cherry pie smells delicious, and the taste on the exhale has a fantastic kick of cherry pie taste. I have pretty bad cramps/PMS and this strain immediately alleviated my pain. Add a side of giggles and happiness also.”
A few things to keep in mind about Cherry Pie, it causes dry eyes and dry mouth. Its best to keep water nearby and eye drops wouldn’t hurt to have handy either. A few users reported headaches, paranoia and dizziness. They probably didn’t have enough water handy or smoked too much and tried to fight the sleep. It’s a fun strain to smoke because it helps people relax and causes the giggles.When it comes to Cherry Pie, know your limits.
Cherry Pie is normally considered a happy weed. Garadicus would agree, Cherry Pie is a smooth toke, “Picked up 3.5g of this by The Happy Crowd. It has dense, sticky buds, and goes down smooth, even in a cheap bong. Good for pain without knocking you out for the day.”
Cherry Pie is a moderately difficult strain to grow, but the results are worth the time and effort it takes to cultivate this sweet beauty. Its outdoor flowering time averages 7-9 weeks and should finish in late October. With proper lighting, nutrients and TLC, it can provide high commercial yields. Cherry Pie likes the soil the best and can be grown indoors and outdoors.
Unfortunately, Cherry Pie is often a clone only strain. So many people like Cherry Pie and use it in breeding that obtaining seeds is possible, just very difficult. A grower can expect Cherry Pie to produce nice chunky dense nugs with lots of trichomes and mostly orange hairs. Little spots of purple hairs only add to the great Cherry Pie bag appeal.
Yes, it’s true, the Cherry Pie strain is considered an aphrodisiac. I covered the best strains to incude in the bedroom and Cherry Pie is on the list for a reason. A few puffs help frisky consumers relax and enjoy the moment.
But smoke too much Cherry Pie and a romantic evening will turn Netflix and chill into a snorefest. Interested in other aphrodisiacs? Check out the article: Top 10 Strains for Great Sex.
Have you had any great experiences with Cherry Pie? How about any let downs? Let everyone know in the comments below what your experiences with this iconic strain. Thanks for reading.
An adventure seeking nerd, nothing too serious but people seem to like him, Adam is also the creator and writer for The Strain Domain