Alright, gang. Whip out your pocket protectors and thick-rimmed glasses because today we’re going full-dink and geeking out hard on the Nerds strain review. This candy-flavored hybrid goes by many names, such as Blue Nerds strain, Pink Nerdz, or Nerdz OG, usually alternating between the “s” and the “z” depending on one’s attention to formalities and intellectual professionalism. 

Many different breeders have adopted the “Nerdz” moniker for their strains. However, the parent strains may not always be the same. The Nerdz strain in question today is the tasty result of a Grape Ape and Strawberry Cough cross.  Perfect for newbies and light-weights, this exotic strain carries a mild 14%-17% THC content, invoking a relaxed, euphoric, and sometimes even an introspective high. 

Nerds strain attributes:
ORIGINHaze descendant, Strawberry cough
EFFECTSFocus, creativity, mental agility
FLAVORSSweet, berry, strawberry
ADVERSE REACTIONSRed eyes, dry mouth,
hunger, thirst, tiredness, sedation
MEDICALPain, stress, anxiety, PTSD, fatigue
FLOWERING TIME56 – 63 days
THC CONTENT %15% to 23%
CBD %0.27% – 0.55%
INDICA/SATIVA %50% – 50%
INDOOR YIELD0.5oz/ft2 up to 1.9oz/ft2
OUTDOOR YIELD16 oz – 22 oz per plant
HEIGHT< 30 inches

Is the Nerds strain indica or sativa? 

The Nerds weed strain was developed by the Oregon Microgrowers Guild and created by Chief Geneticist at Zed Therapeutics inc, Adam Jacquesis. Generally, a perfectly balanced hybrid of 50% sativa to 50% indica variations have appeared. Just like episode 5, season 1 of Star Trek where Captain Kirk is split into two clones that are nothing alike, there is another Nerdz strain, yet its genetics are entirely different with Cherry Pie OG X Goji OG being its parent strains. 

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Nerds strain genetics

The parent strains of the Nerds strain are both known for their sweet, candy-like flavors and mellow highs. These fine qualities are reflected in the Nerds strain genetics and handed down by Strawberry Cough. The specific origins of this delectable sativa dominant strain are a mystery, yet it’s believed to be a Haze descendant. Much loved for its sweet, berry flavors, Strawberry cough has a mid-range THC content that delivers a relaxed yet energized high. 

The strong note of grape in Nerdz’s flavor is certainly inherited from the Grape Ape strain. This result of a three-way cross of Skunk #1, Mendocino Purps, and Afghan is a boldly indica dominant strain (90:10) with a 15%-23% THC level. Besides its rich, earthy skunk fragrance and sweet grapey taste, its popularity is aided by its user-friendly growing habits, natural resilience, and high-yielding potential.  


Following in the footsteps of its parent strains, the Nerds weed strain displays a fair resilience to pests and molds. It has a preference for warm, humid climates and can be grown with minimal difficulty indoors and outdoors. Availability in seeds for the OG Nerds strain has declined, making it harder to access but fortunately, it can be grown from clones, increasing your mathematical odds of getting your hands on it.  

Strawberry Cough Strain

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  • 20% Indica 80% Sativa
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  • Low maintenance plant
  • Strawberry taste, mellow-energetic high

Despite being a short-growing breed, the Nerds strain produces dense, oversized buds that are packed with sticky, glistening resin. They are bright green in color with dashes of yellow and streaks of amber hairs. The buds rest in a bed of trichome-coated sugar leaves that have subtle accents of purple amidst the tones of forest green.  

Growing the Nerds strain outdoors

Content with warm, humid environments, the Nerds strain thrives outside regardless of only growing to an average height of +- 30 inches. With a rather bushy nature, your plant’s foliage can grow thick, making maintenance a regular task.  With regular pruning you can ensure healthy airflow, eliminating excess moisture that may lead to mold or pests. For bookworms out there that want to learn how to optimize their grow, check out our Grow Bible

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Flowering time

Flowering time for the Nerds strain could be considered an average with 56-63 days for indoor growers and harvest time for outdoor cultivators at around mid-October. Since the Nerds strain seeds can be rarer than a pre-release pokemon card, many growers have relied on clones which tend to be smaller, fast-maturing cultivars with a flowering time of 45-50 days and smaller yields.  

How much does the Nerds strain yield?

Perhaps Nerds strain was bred for quality over quantity thus smaller yields can be expected, especially when growing from clones. A good harvest outdoors can average around 16-22oz per plant, although it could be as low as 5.3oz per plant. Whereas indoor growers can expect yields of 0.5oz/ft2 up to 1.9oz/ft2.  


The Nerds strain effects are like the enchantment cards in Magic, the Gathering: Powerful and long-lasting. Providing the user with a heightened sense of focus, the bold cerebral effects wash the mind with clarity and mental agility, allowing you to concentrate on creative ideas or mental tasks such as planning. The body-stone effects do take a toll on physical productivity so reserving it for late afternoons or early evenings may be the wiser option. 

People that are combating persistent pains, overwhelming stress, anxiety, PTSD, or fatigue are said to sometimes find relief from the Nerds strain; thanks to its mid-range THC content, it makes the benefits of cannabis more accessible without the overwhelmingly strong highs some chronics provide. Occasional side effects may include the ever-common dry, red eyes, dry mouth, hunger, thirst, and possibly extreme tiredness and sedation if consumed in excess.

Is the Nerds strain strong?

Nerds strain, as you’d expect, isn’t exactly the quarterback of weed, but don’t mistake it for harmless. Its THC levels are mild, but the highs are still potent. Think of it as that geeky kid no one picked on because he knew karate.

Nerds strain terpene profile

Named after the candy of the same name, the Nerds strain has a sweet flavor of grape and spicy herb, with a fruity strawberry taste on the exhale. The fragrance is very much like the flavor just with a hint more spice and rich, earthy tones. The scent is strong and hard to keep under wraps once that jar is cracked open so be ready to share.  Nerdz has a range of beneficial and tasty terps with Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Eucalyptol, Humulene, and Terpinolene to name a few. 

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