A popular potent strain, Cherry Pie (aka Cherry Kush) is an indica-leaning hybrid that brings some excellent genetics to the table, being a cross between the mouthwatering Grandaddy Purple and the powerful Durban Poison. It offers smokers the best traits of some of the most desirable strains available making it a much-loved favorite in dispensaries around the world, offering up THC content of between 18-24%, with an average lab-tested mark of just above 20%.
It can be cultivated indoors or outdoors, though outdoor grows are only successful in warm climates. As these plants are stocky and bushy, with wide lateral branching, growers need to take care to trim light-blocking fan leaves for best results. To achieve those beautiful purple shades, you’ll want to expose the plants to slightly cooler temperatures as they grow. Indoor growers can expect them to be ready in 8-9 weeks, with yields of around 450-500g/m2. Outdoors, she will offer up yields of 500-550g/plant in late October.
The flowers of Cherry Pie are small to medium with buds that have a classic indica look. The leaves are generally tightly curled and dense, mainly moss-green unless cooler temperatures have been introduced to achieve those dark purple hues. There are plenty of vibrant amber pistils making the buds quite colorful, as well as being covered in a thick glistening coat of frosty resinous trichomes.
Cured properly, Cherry Pie has a rich, sweet aroma that is reminiscent of cherries and berries, with some herbal, floral undertones. When the buds are broken, extra scents of dank hash are present. When smoked, this strain is smooth and has a toasted, biscuity taste that has a sweet fruit element. It can be pretty pungent, so it may not be the best option for a stealth smoke.
Cherry Pie offers up a progressive high that builds slowly. Initially, the smoker will notice any body tension start to dissolve, along with smaller worries and stress. As it develops, it begins to affect the perception and sensory intensity, making it a great ally for creative pursuits or analytical thinking involved in some video games. Used with moderation, the pleasant easy experience makes it a great choice for any time of day, be it with your morning coffee or your evening beer and in certain environments, it has been said to make for quite an effective aphrodisiac.