Cherry Punch Strain

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Do you love fruit-flavored Sativa-hybrids? Why not enjoy some Cherry Punch strain? This hybrid cannabis strain may lean towards the Sativa side, but its effects maintain a good balance between both worlds. Filled with fragrant, mint-colored, dense buds, Cherry Punch plants’ foliage includes hints of purple and bright orange hairs.   

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
Leans towards the Sativa side, but the exact split is unknown55-65 grams per sq ft.750 to 1200 grams per plant9-10 weeks indoors, October outdoors

Cherry Punch is a cross between Purple Punch and Cherry AK-47 and was created by Symbiotic Genetics. Purple Punch is a well-known Indica strain with a flavor similar to blueberry muffins and a grape-flavored candy smell. Cherry AK-47, on the other hand,  is a well-balanced hybrid with a similarly sweet fragrance and fruity flavor. 

Cherry Punch follows in her parents’ footsteps, so it’s no surprise that she’s considered one of the best-tasting potent cannabis strains available today. Cherry punch strain THC level can reach 24%. That is more than enough for most people, while her scrumptious taste and invigorating smell help create a memorable high. Perhaps that’s one reason she won 3rd Place for Best Outdoor at the 2018 Emerald Cup.

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    At A Glance

    ORIGIN Purple Punch and Cherry AK-47
    EFFECTS Relaxed
    Dry mouth and eyes
    Hunger pangs
    FRAGRANCE Fruity, berries, skunk, pungent, earthy, grape, pine
    FLAVORS Cherry, sweet, slightly pungent
    FLOWERING TIME 9-10 weeks indoors, October outdoors
    THC CONTENT % up to 24%
    INDICA / SATIVA % Leans towards the Sativa side, but the exact split is unknown
    INDOOR YIELD 55-65 grams per sq ft.
    OUTDOOR YIELD 750 to 1200 grams per plant

    Cherry Punch is a happy, euphoric, creative strain. More experienced marijuana lovers say it’s perfect for errands, creative tasks, or general housework. Like her parents, the effects take their time, but when they hit, they hit hard. You’ll be productive at first, but you’ll quickly find yourself in a vacuum of bliss. 

    The sweet smells of this hybrid reveal potent terpenes like caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene. These help to reduces stress, uplift mood, and provide a physically calming effect. This ‘wake and bake’ bud (as Symbiotic Genetics calls it) helps boost energy, relaxes the body, and never makes you tired. It’s perfect for stress, fatigue, and anything that could benefit from a little happiness. 

    Cherry Punch Strain Fragrance 

    This strain smells as good as it sounds. The dense buds give off a strong fruit-like aroma that entices you from the moment it hits your nose.  Those sweet-smelling scents blend with pungent undertones, delivering a rich blend of cannabis goodness. 

    In general, Cherry Punch marijuana strain smells like berries, but some people have experienced a skunk-like scent while enjoying a puff or two. The intoxicating blend of skunk and sweet creates a unique pungent essence. Many cherry punch strain review describe aromas like earth, grape, and pine.

    Cherry Punch Strain Flavors 

    Dominant terpenes like Limonene add to the cherry flavor of the hybrid strain. Much like her parents, the taste is refreshing, sweet, and slightly pungent. It’s like the bowl of fruit punch at high school parties – good, in moderation. 

    With its happy and energetic high, Cherry Punch will uplift your mood and help you get things done. Find marijuana seeds with similar traits in our shop.

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    Adverse Reactions 

    Most people appreciate the potent effects of the cherry punch strain; however, it can adversely affect some users. Even the aroma can be a huge turn–off for some. In some cases, Cherry Punch’s skunk-like smell is enough reason for some people to dislike this hybrid.

    It can also cause headaches and dizziness. That’s why it’s a good idea to start slow and give your body time to adjust to the high. Begin with a small amount, and pause between sessions for the best experience. You may also experience dry mouth and eyes. Generally, you will feel these if you do not stay properly hydrated while consuming marijuana.  Keep plenty of beverages around while consuming this strain.  

    Like many other cannabis strains, Cherry Punch can cause cravings. Make it easy on yourself and keep plenty of snacks nearby.

    Growing Cherry Punch Strain

    Growing Cherry Punch isn’t the easiest endeavor. You’ll need plenty of time and patience to grow cherry punch seeds, and maintain your plant. Cherry Punch is a large plant that needs ample space; therefore, you must plan effectively. 

    In general, the plant is quite versatile. It grows well both indoors and outdoors. It’s fairly typical in terms of difficulty and has average resistance against pests and mold. Although beginners might find some challenge from it, its large nugs make it worth the effort.  

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      Cherry Punch takes a little time to grow – allow at least nine weeks for flowering. Indoor plants reach about four feet high, but outdoor plants can reach 7 feet tall. If the height is an issue, prune and top your plants to encourage lateral growth. This method also helps the overall quality of the lower buds. 

      Do you want to see this strain’s purple and red hues? Expose the plant to low temperatures at the beginning of the flowering stage. Creating cold temperatures is easy for indoor growers, but outdoor growers will be at Mother Nature’s mercy. 


      Cherry Punch marijuana requires anywhere from nine to ten weeks for flowering. Once mature, it produces deep green buds with hints of red and purple highlighted by white trichomes with orange hairs.

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      Grow this strain indoors and expect a harvest between 55 and 65 grams per sq ft. 


      Outdoor cultivators can expect a harvest of around 750 to 1200 grams. This is an average yield per plant that usually harvests in October.


      1. Purple Punch
      2. Cherry Ak-47

      FAQs About Cherry Punch Weed Strain

      Is Cherry Punch a good cannabis strain?

      The happy and creative high it delivers along with its sweet-smelling buds makes Cherry Punch a well-loved marijuana strain.

      Is Cherry Punch strain an Indica or Sativa?

      This hybrid cannabis strain may lean towards the Sativa side, but its effects maintain a good balance between both worlds.

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        2 comments on “Cherry Punch Strain”

        1. It is also my first grow, I also have pictures from start to now, if you’d like to see send me an email and I will gladly send you pictures.

        2. I’ve smoked this strain and liked it so much that I’m growing 2 plants of this strain, one has gotten round about 3 ft tall so far, the other not so much it’s just shy of 2ft tall right now, have had them up for 2 months 3 weeks so far, started flowering 5 days ago, this strain grows fairly fast at first at least it did for me, but you have to have a lot of space as it grows out fairly wide as it stands it’s probably just as wide as it is tall, looking forward to them to be done.