Robert Bergman

March 11, 2019

A few chunks of pineapple a day gives one a decent dose of vitamin C and fiber. But, when it comes to marijuana strains, Pineapple Chunk promises its users an ample cerebral high and intense full-body effects.

Developed by Barney’s Farm, the hybrid traces its lineage to Pineapple, Skunk #1 and its descendant (or likely a phenotype) Cheese. Between the three, it is clear to see where the exotic fragrance of Pineapple Chunk came from, but more important, it is the outstanding Indica traits that it inherited which matter the most.

Boasting on an insanely high THC, it is not ideal for beginners. In fact, even seasoned smokers may find themselves overwhelmed. Not that it is a bad thing, though. Instead, people who use Pineapple Chunk are ones who want to relax at the end of a long and tiring day.

Information about Pineapple Chunk:

ORIGIN Pineapple, Skunk No. 1 and Cheese
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 7
Euphoric – 6
Uplifted – 5
Sleepy – 5
Dry eyes – 4
Paranoid – 3
Dizzy – 1
Anxious – 1
FRAGRANCE Sweet, berry, pine
FLAVORS Sweet, fruity, citrus, berry, pine
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 9
Insomnia – 8
Depression – 8
Fatigue – 5
PLANT HEIGHT 3-1/2 feet
THC CONTENT % 15% to 25%
CBD % 0.1% to 1.1%
INDICA / SATIVA % 80%/20%
INDOOR YIELD Up to 22 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 22 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE warm climate
GROWTH LEVEL easy to grow

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


At up to 25% THC, about the only way to describe it is that it is insanely high. In other words, this is one potent hybrid that can become overwhelming if one were not careful in using only a moderate amount.

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At its onset, Pineapple Chunk delivers a gentle euphoric high. Users not only feel uplifted and happy but also elated. Not just that, but the reinvigorating sensation keeps users motivated and remain productive. The strain also inspires creativity in which thoughts can come flowing into the mind.

Pineapple Chunk Effects
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Meanwhile, the warm buzz from the head trickles down to the body. As the physical effects start to manifest, users feel the tension leaving the body while a soothing and relaxing sensation sets in.

Used conservatively, most people tend to stay active if they so choose. However, use a little bit more than enough and the Indica traits of Pineapple Chunk can overwhelm the body with a numbing buzz. As laziness sets in, users find themselves in a couch-lock and heavily stoned.

One admirable thing about Pineapple Chunk is that it does not seem to induce a speedy high in which the mind goes into overdrive. It should, therefore, appeal to those who want a dreamy buzz while in a state of utter bliss.


The rich heritage of Pineapple Chunk is evident in its scent. Traces of its Cheese and Skunk lineage is present in its aroma along with pineapple fragrance.


As users break the bud, the enticing fruity scent it emits becomes more pronounced. It gets better when combusted as its fragrance carries over. Upon inhalation, it has a mild skunky note to contrast the sour taste of cheese. Users should also find the lingering aftertaste of pineapple pleasurable.

Adverse Reaction

Even the best strains worldwide cannot escape its cannabis heritage when it comes to adverse effects. Smoking Pineapple Chunk is not any different from others in that it can cause dry mouth. Users can also expect to have dry eyes, or at least have red eyes.

Pineapple Chunk Adverse Reaction
Pineapple Chunk Adverse Reaction – Image powered by Strainspot.com

Using too much can also bring on other conditions. For instance, people who are predisposed to panic attacks or anxiety may find themselves feeling more anxious or a bit paranoid. Hence, for them, a better option is to look for another strain.

Adverse reactions do not last long. In most cases, the symptoms vanish in a few hours. While it does not pose a health risk, it can be uncomfortable depending on the severity.


Pineapple Chunk may naturally be attractive to recreational smokers, but it does have its sufficient share of medical merits.

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A couple of puffs through a joint or a pipe is more than enough to enhance the mood. Not only does it melt away stress, but it also helps people with depression cope with their condition.

Pineapple Chunk Medical
Pineapple Chunk Medical – Image powered by Allbud.com

The strain also has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative-like properties. Because of that, it soothes aching muscles and provides comfort to people who are enduring chronic pains.


One does not have to be a professional grower to cultivate this strain. Even beginners should find it not only doable but also manageable. Whether indoors or outdoors, so as long as one follows the basic principles of growing plants such as food, water, light, and ventilation, it should reach maturity. Not only that, but it also rewards all the hard work and effort put into its care with an abundant yield.

Unlike most strains, Pineapple Chunk is resistant to mold and fungi. It is also quite resilient against mildew and spider mites. Even so, that is not an excuse for being negligent in its care. As mentioned, conforming to proper growing practices is still of paramount importance to ensure the production of high-quality buds.

One thing to note is that the plant does emit a pungent odor. Because of that, privacy may be an issue. For that reason, planting it indoors is an attractive option. That is because it allows for the use of a carbon-activated filter to eliminate its smell.

Flowering Time

Growers opting to cultivate Pineapple Chunk inside the house can trigger the flowering period within 8 to 9 weeks. With essential care, even amateurs can look forward to an abundant yield of up to 22 ounces per square meter.

Pineapple Chunk grows well in a dry and warm climate. Its ability to resist pests makes it a little bit easier to tend to and maintain. Like typical Indica plants, it has an early flowering period that occurs between the second and third week of September. Growers can also expect around 22 ounces of buds per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Pineapple Chunk? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By bill

    ,01 Mar 2018
    pineapple chunk helps my digestive disorder VERY MUCH for the pain and nausea
  2. By Charles

    ,18 Jul 2018
    My favorite the smell alone is incredible love everything about it fun to grow !!

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