Ken Estes has been in the business of cultivating marijuana for medical use. In 2002, he founded Granddaddy Purple Collective with the goal of helping patients find a reprieve from pains and ailments. Outside of the United States and throughout most of the world, his name is synonymous with one hybrid – the legendary Granddaddy Purple.
Information about Black Cherry OG:
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|Indica-dominant||8-10 oz/ m2||10 ounces per plant||9-10 weeks indoors, Early to mid-October outdoors.|
It seems that ken used two strains he previously created to develop Black Cherry OG. While the exact genetics were never released, a common perception is that it is a descendant of Ken’s OG. The similarities in effects are striking too. For example, both can deliver an uplifting and full-body relaxing high that could be intense if one were to overindulge. Because of the purple hues on its leaves and flowers, it is also possible that the other parent strain is Granddaddy Purple.
Both Ken’s OG and Granddaddy Purple are mostly Indica strains. It follows too that structurally, Black Cherry OG is no different.
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Information about Black Cherry OG:
|ORIGIN||Ken’s OG and Granddaddy Purple|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Uplifted – 9
Happy – 8
Focused – 6
Euphoric – 5
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dizzy – 6
Paranoid – 6
Anxious – 1
Dry eyes – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, berry, grape, tea, spicy|
|FLAVORS||Berry, tea, sweet|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10|
Depression – 10
Pain – 7
Fatigue – 4
Spasticity – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||9 to 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Early to mid-October|
|THC CONTENT %||12% to 18 %|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||Indica-dominant|
|INDOOR YIELD||8 to 10 ounces per square meters|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||Up to 10 ounces per plant|
|CLIMATE||Temperate to warm climate|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Looking at the THC level of Black Cherry OG, 12% to 18% does not seem to be remarkable. Still, it remains a highly potent hybrid that can deliver devastating effects.
On its onset, the psychedelic effects begin with a soft euphoric head high. Apart from enhancing the mood, it also leaves users with a clear head and an uncanny ability to focus despite a swarm of new thoughts and ideas popping into the mind.
It does not take too long before the physical effects of Black Cherry OG manifest. Starting with a slight pressure on the forehead, a warm, uplifting sensation ebbs down to the body and towards the extremities. Then, it slams hard. In an instant, tensions vanish as muscles relax. A heaviness sets in and users are now left locked on the couch. Once the full-body effects overwhelm users, most fall into deep introspection.
As pleasant as it smells, it is even more delightful once the berry flavors burst into the palate. Its smoke is smooth and easy on the throat and the lungs. During exhale, it leaves an aftertaste of green tea with a sweet note.
The use of Black Cherry OG is not without some adverse effects. Like other hybrids, it can cause the mouth to feel dry. In some cases, the eyes might also feel dry too. Another possible reaction is dizzy.
In cases when one exceeds tolerance limit (overindulging), then it is also possible to feel slightly more anxious or paranoid. Keep in mind though that even when used in moderation, these conditions could still occur especially with people who are susceptible.
Apart from uplifting the mood, the sedating properties of Black Cherry OG conspire to get rid of stress. Some of the compounds found in the hybrid functions as natural anti-depressants. Hence, it can help people cope with mental and, to a certain degree, psychological issues including depression.
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The cannabinoids also have pain relieving qualities. And, it is precisely for this reason that many people are advocating its legal use. Black Cherry OG and many others can significantly ease muscle spasms and spasticity. It also offers a reprieve from body aches caused by chronic illnesses.
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Black Cherry OG is not a delicate plant and is suitable for beginners. Growers can choose to grow it indoors or outdoors. Once mature it produces oval-shaped green buds with orange pistils and a decent amount of crystals. To make its appearance striking, exposing the plant to colder temperature before it begins flowering stimulates the addition of purple hues on the leaves and the flowers.
It takes 9 to 10 weeks of flowering before growers can harvest some 8 to 10 ounces of buds per square meter.
Black Cherry OG starts flowering in the first week of October. Before the month ends, each plant could provide up to 10 ounces.
FAQ About Black Cherry OG Strain
Black Cherry OG yields 8-10 oz/ m2 indoors and 10 ounces per plant outdoors.
From 12% up to 18% THC.
Black Cherry OG was created from a mix between Ken’s OG and Granddaddy Purple.
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