Pirate Cake Strain

Strap on your sea legs, you landlubbers, and hop aboard for a ride on the Pirate Cake strain. This indica dominant strain is well-loved for its powerful, long-lasting indica highs that pack a shipload of flavor. Perfect for a relaxing weekend with your favorite shows or unwinding after a long day, the Pirate Cake weed strain is sure to float your boat.   

Many breeders keep their strains’ genetics and growing techniques a secret, making those details difficult to uncover. Despite this, the ILGM research team does its best to keep all information accurate and up to date.  

Pirate cake strain genetics

Originally bred by Tiki Madman (the breeders that brought us the formidable Forbidden Runtz strain), the Pirate Kush marijuana strain combines the superior qualities of its well-known parent strains.  Pirate Cake strain genetics come from a cross between Kush Mints and the famously tasty Wedding Cake. Both strains are known for their sensational flavor profiles and exceptional highs. 

Kush Mints is an Animal Mints and Bubba Kush cross. This evenly-balanced hybrid strain packs a punch with a 22-24% THC content and a decadent sweet coffee flavor. It serves up a creative head high that slowly eases you into the classic indica-like body buzz. 

The Wedding Cake strain hands down the other half of the Pirate Cake genetic lineage. It’s an Indica-dominant hybrid strain, generally having a 70:30% ratio, supplying a relaxing and calming high while not bowling you over entirely. Derived from the combination of Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Cherry Pie, Wedding Cake marijuana is enjoyed the world over and has become the cornerstone of many other dessert strains. 

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Is Pirate Cake strain indica or sativa?

Once you light up, there’s little doubt if the Pirate Cake strain is an indica or sativa since its effects take hold almost instantly. This indica-dominant strain measures up an average of 70% indica to 30% sativa, giving those that jump aboard the Pirate Cake ship a gentle, relaxing voyage.  

Pirate cake strain attributes

The following table shows all the known attributes of the Strain-name strain.

Grow infoAttributes
ORIGINKush Mints, Wedding Cake
EFFECTSGiggle, happiness, arousal, relaxation
FLAVORSTropical fruit, fresh berries,
sweet vanilla and earthy pine
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry eyes, red eyes, thirst, munchies
MEDICALAnxiety, chronic stress, depression,
Pain, spasms, cramps
HARVEST TIMEMid-to-late October
THC CONTENT %18% – 22%
CBD0.5% – 1%
INDICA/SATIVA %70% Indica, 30% Sativa
INDOOR YIELD8-24 oz (Photoperiod)
1.7-4.2 oz (Autoflower)
OUTDOOR YIELD16-64 oz (Photoperiod)
1.7-7 oz (Autoflower)
HEIGHT30-60 inches

Growing Pirate Cake strain

Pirate Cake strain information is rather limited regarding growing, leaving cultivators to rely on genetic lineage to find what will suit this strain best. Being an indica dominant strain, it likely grows to a medium size with weighty buds. Indicas can grow outdoors but thrive indoors, displaying fantastic resilience to pests and temperature changes. 

The Pirate Cake marijuana strain produces rounded light-green buds covered in a generous layer of frosty resin and thick orange hairs. Its sticky nuggets are perfect for resin extraction, making it a great choice for dabbing.   

Pirate Cake strain flowering time

The flavor and kick of the Pirate Cake cannabis strain may be quite impressive; however, its flowering time is rather standard, with an average of 8-10 weeks. Outdoor cultivators can expect to harvest in Mid-to-late October. Remember to flush your plants for a few days before harvesting to remove any fertilizers from the plant that may affect the flavor. You can also download our Grow Bible for a range of useful tips for growing this fine herb. 

Pirate Cake strain autoflowering time

The autoflowering version of the Pirate Cake strain, like most autoflowers, starts blooming early. The first buds could appear after four to six weeks since it doesn’t require light deprivation to start the flowering process. The autoflowering Pirate Cake cannabis strain can be harvested after ten to fourteen weeks, making the (auto)flowering time between four and ten weeks long.

Pirate Cake strain yield

The average yield of any cannabis plant depends on several factors, including the skill of the cultivator, growing conditions, strain genetics, and size and health of the plant. It also differs between photoperiod and autoflower plants. However, you can use general estimates as a potential yield per plant guideline. For photoperiod plants, this is generally around 16-64 ounces (450-1814 grams) outdoors and 8-24 ounces (227-680 grams) indoors. 

Pirate Cake strain autoflower yield

The potential yield per plant for autoflowering plants is 1.7-7 ounces (50-200 grams) outdoors and 1.7-4.2 ounces (50-120 grams) indoors.

Check out our comprehensive list of the best 8 high yield strains (indoors and outdoors) to maximize your grow!

Pirate Cake strain effects

As expected with most Indica-dominant strains, Pirate Cake strain effects are calm, relaxing, and sedating. You’ll feel them almost immediately after exhaling and start with a euphoric wave of carefree happiness, followed by a sedating body buzz without the paranoia or anxiety that sometimes comes with other strains. Some also noted waves of giggles and heightened arousal

Many people with anxiety, chronic stress, or depression have used the Pirate Cake weed strain to manage their conditions. It may also ease chronic pain, spasms, and cramps. It’s also great for helping you fall asleep

As with most cannabis strains, dry, red eyes, thirst, and possibly the munchies are to be expected from Pirate Cake strain effects. Experienced indica fans will enjoy the relaxing buzz that this fine herb provides, and as always, cannabis newbies should always pace themselves. 

How strong is Pirate Cake strain?

Pirate Cake strain’s THC level can range from 18%-22%, making this strain a satisfying choice for veteran smokers and adventurous newbies looking to explore uncharted waters. Its CBD content can range from 0.5%-1%. 

Pirate Cake strain terpenes

The dominant terpene found in Pirate Cake strain is pinene. It is known for its piney aroma. Pinene is one of the most abundant terpenes in nature; it can act as an anti-inflammatory and may promote pain relief and relaxation.

Aroma & Flavor.

Commended across many online Pirate Cake strain reviews for its sweet and piney, citrus aroma, the Pirate Cake strain will have you dreaming of days spent in a hammock on a Caribbean beach. Notes of sour tropical fruit and fresh berries meet sweet vanilla and earthy pine into one flavorful smoke. The strain features a gassy kick on the exhale inherited from its Wedding Cake parent strain and a hint of sweet cereal to top it off.  

With an impressive aroma profile like that, it leads us to believe (but can’t fully verify until we see the terpene analysis) that the main terpene profile of this chemovar is dominated by the terpenes Alpha-Pinene, Limonene, and possibly Terpinolene.    

Learn more about the Pirate Cake strain.

This strain seems to tick all the boxes, especially if you love indica strains with heady highs. The buzz is the perfect sundowner, packed with a sweet flavor and chilled vibes to round off your day. However, Pirate Cake strain seeds aren’t widely available, so you may have to work a bit to track them down. Maybe one day, this Pirate even happens to sail into ILGM waters. Till then, check out the ILGM seed bank or sign up to stay up to date with the latest cannabis seed deals

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