Cherry Kush Strain

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Quick. What do you think about when you hear ‘cherry pie’? Do you somehow picture a piece of delicious looking slice of cake with a piece of cherry on top?

What we have here is nothing of that kind. In fact, the indica dominant Cherry Kush strain here is sometimes called cherry pie, but even so, ours have its own distinct beauty, fragrance and wonderful benefits.

You see, pies and cakes can give you a quick energy boost, not to mention, a spike in your sugar level.

Not only does it take you one step closer to having diabetes, it also crashes you.

But our Cherry Kush here is different. This potent strain brings you to a cerebral high that leaves you feeling uplifted, happy and completely relaxed.

And that makes it a great cannabis strain for social gatherings and parties.

Use this strain with your friends and for sure, wherever you are, you would feel the air with joy and the sounds of giggles and laughter.

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In California, this strain is sometimes mistakenly called Cherry Pie, or rather, some people think both Cherry Pie and Cherry Kush are the same thing.

While Cherry Pie traces its roots to F1 Durban (F1 x Durban Poison) and Grand Daddy Purple, Cherry Kush has a different set of parents.

Cherry Kush, a powerful Indica-dominant hybrid, comes from the mix of Purple Afghani and OG Kush. As you can see, both are distinct strains.

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Cherry Kush weed strain attributes:
ORIGINPurple Afghani and OG Kush
EFFECTSHappy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Uplifted – 8
Euphoric – 5
Hungry – 5
Dry eyes – 6
Dizzy – 3
Paranoid – 2
Headache – 1
FRAGRANCEPungent, earthy, kush, cherry
FLAVORSSweet, fruity, tropical, berry, cherry, citrus
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 8
Pain – 5
Insomnia – 5
Muscle Spasms – 4
THC CONTENT %17% to 23%
CBD %0.55% to 0.68%
INDICA / SATIVA %70%/30%
INDOOR YIELDUp to 16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD18 ounces per plant
CLIMATEWarm climate
GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEhigh resistance to common diseases

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Cherry Kush has a strong body high effect, but some consumers may experience a cerebral high at the onset when using this strain.

On the upper side, once the effect of this strain creeps in, you are going to start feeling uplifted. As such, thoughts that plague your mind causing stress starts to fade away.

This is a potent strain that gives you complete body relaxation. As such, use a little too much and it might leave you couch-locked.

So, depending on the time of the day or the things that you need to do, this is either good or bad for you.

It is good if you need to calm yourself down, relax and chill. But if there are things to do, then the last thing you want is to use a little too much.

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Cherry Kush is the kind of strain that first brings you to a high, and then slowly brings you down as its sedative qualities start to kick in.


Cherry probably has the kind of smell that is almost always favorable to any person.

Here, this strain does not disappoint as it comes with a pungent smell and the sweet aroma of cherry, but with a slightly earthy undertone.


This strain is one of the better tasting medical cannabis you could ever use. Not only is it smooth, but also, it has a pleasant, sweet and fruity taste of cherry.

In some cases, perhaps this is due to the quality of the harvest, or other factors, it may also come with a trace hint of citrus.

We don’t currently sell Cherry Kush seeds. Check out other indicadominant seeds in our marijuana seed bank.

Adverse reactions

Any potent strain should be used with caution by new users and first-time users of this strain.

The same adverse reaction that can be expected includes dry mouth and eyes. This is completely normal in the use of cannabis.

Staying within conservative limits, then this strain will give you all the benefits as mentioned in effects and medical usage in the next section.

But when you use a little too much, or once you exceed your tolerance, then there might be other reactions that do not benefit you at all.

For some people, they may experience a mild headache or bouts of dizziness. On rare occasions, some may also experience mild paranoia, which probably is a result of the surprise in how potent Cherry Kush is.

Cherry Kush Adverse Reaction
Cherry Kush Adverse Reaction


Because of the cerebral high and uplifting mood enhancing qualities, Cherry Kush is often used for relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety disorders including depression.

Aside from that, it could also be used for relieving the symptoms of minor chronic aches and pains, including headaches, migraines, and muscle spasms.

Aside from that, Cherry Kush could also improve appetite as you are bound to feel hungry as its effect begins to subside.

Unfortunately, it does have a low level of CBD, which means that this is not the right strain if you were to use it for seizures.

One other use of Cherry Kush is that once the effects begin to settle down and fade, you may feel tired.

This helps people who have insomnia or trouble sleeping get the much-needed rest for complete body recovery.

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Cherry Kush can be grown both indoor, outdoor and greenhouses. This is a gorgeous looking plant with bright green buds that are covered with a thick layer of trichomes.

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Flowering Time


Cherry Kush has an average flowering time of 55 to 65 days. While this plant is medium sized, it does have a high yield.

Using the Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (ScrOG) technique, then you may harvest up to 16 ounces per square meter.


Outdoors, growing this strain in an area where it is not confined and with 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit should be good.

Expect a high yield of more than 16 ounces per plant if you take good care of it.


  1. OG Kush
  2. Purple Afghani

FAQ About Cherry Kush Strain

What is the Cherry Kush strain yield?

Cherry Kush yields Up to 16 ounces per square meter indoors and 18 ounces per plant outdoors.

How much THC does Cherry Kush have?

From 17% up to 23%

What are the origins of the Cherry Kush strain?

Cherry Kush was created from a mix between OG Kush and Purple Afghani.

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


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