Cherry Pie Marijuana Strain Review — Effects, Genetics, Growing, Aroma & Taste

Cherry Pie Marijuana Strain Review

With a name like “cherry pie,” it’s no wonder that thousands of people absolutely love this marijuana strain. Cherry Pie comes from crossbreeding Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. The result, thick dense bush covered in orange hairs and a hint of purple in the mix.

The sweet odour of the strain gives it its name – sort of sweet and sour cherry pie. This strain will hit you quickly and linger for quite some time before it lets you go. It’s an intense, energetic and very jolly experience.


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With 80% indica and a 20% sativa combination, you’d expect this strain to sit you on a couch all day, however many people have experienced quite the opposite. The Durban Poison clearly shines through the mix.

Due to the cross with Granddaddy Purple, the plant will bush out and will have a shorter growing cycle, however, the Sativa elements of Durban Poison dominates the high. With THC ranging from between 13% – 23%, you will definitely feel the euphoric effects.

The CBD count is quite low, coming out to about .04% to .2%.

Good For — Stress, Depression, Pain, Lack of Appetite, Insomnia

Effects — Happy, Relaxed, Euphoric, Uplifting, Creative

Types of high

What you can expect from Cherry Pie is a very euphoric yet relaxing high. Your anxiety will simply melt away with the sweet taste. It’s very gentle and calming. For people who suffer from pain, this strain will also provide you with serious relief.

While the high is quite calming in nature, it can be quite powerful and you’ll feel the effects for quite some time. Additionally, you can expect bouts of creativity as soon as it hits you, making it a perfect strain for people who need to brainstorm or create art.

Aroma & Taste

The aroma of Cherry Pie is like that of a bakery. The taste continues to follow suit and will fill your lungs with sweetness. Try vaping it for maximum flavour.

It’s smell and flavour profile is a mix between a base tone of earth, mixed with sweet, fruit and hints of sour. It’s definitely pleasant to the nose.

Additionally, it’s quite smelly. Don’t leave this in your car because in a few minutes your car will be impregnated with the smell.


In terms of growing Cherry Pie, it’s a moderately difficult grow. In terms of height, it can reach [indoors] up to 78 inches. Nonetheless, the yield is simply impressive with about 3-6 ounces per square foot.

With a 7-9 week flowering time, it’s a great intermediate strain to grow. You can also stretch the yield to about double with the right growing techniques.

Negative Effects

Cherry Pie can leave users with extreme cottonmouth and dry eyes. It’s best to have some liquids around or some Visine on hand. Other than that, you won’t really feel any negative effects when trying this strain.

Cherry Pie is definitely one of those strains you’d have to try at least once in your life. Trust me, you’ll love it!

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