Cherry Pie Strain – A Berry Sweet High

The Cherry Pie strain is an indica-dominant hybrid that balances the effects of its parent strains, Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. Excellent for weed newbies and seasoned smokers alike, the strain produces a balanced, creative, energetic, and soothing high that manages to keep users functional.

A long-time favorite among recreational smokers for its uniquely balanced, uplifting, creative, and relaxing effects, medical smokers also love the strain for its positive impact on anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

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Given its name, it’s no surprise that sweet cherry and berry flavors dominate this bud’s taste experience. Slight earthy, sour, and spicy undertones round out the Cherry Pie strain’s flavor profile.


      AVO Ratings



      16 -24%




      Cherry Pie Strain Information

      A strong indica-dominant hybrid of Grandaddy Purple and Durban Poison, the Cherry Pie strain’s THC content spans a pretty wide range, depending on the grower. Less potent samples test at around 16%, while the strongest buds come in at 24% THC. The strain has a 1% CBD content, which contributes to its tension-soothing and pain-relieving effects.

      While no one is quite certain where Cherry Pie originated, many believe it was first created in California. Famed West Coast cannabis breeder, Cookie Fam Genetics, produces a clone-only version of the strain.

      Though Cherry Pie is heavy on the indica side, it’s probably not the best bud for a late-night smoke and chill session. Its Durban Poison roots impart the strain with a strong energy- and creativity-enhancing effect, making it an excellent strain for early-evening gatherings and mind-expanding social conversations.

      Medical users love Cherry Pie for its calming, balancing, uplifting effect too. It’s commonly used for relieving anxiety, depression, chronic pain, migraines, loss of appetite, and insomnia.

      Strain Effects

      Happy 50%
      Relaxed 84%
      Euphoric 69%
      Helps With
      HappyStress 67%
      Depression 73%
      Anxiety 84%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 50%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 50%
      Dizzy 50%

      Cherry Pie Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Miguel 65%
      Explosions In The Sky
      Explosions In The Sky 90%
      Alina Baraz
      Alina Baraz 59%

      Miguel — Miguel admits his music is an acquired taste. But once you feel it, you feel it. Smooth, chill, genre-bending beats make an excellent backdrop for a social smoke-and-chill sesh.

      Explosions in the Sky — Neuroscientists actually studied how “First Breathe After Coma” made listeners feel. Guess what? Just hearing this song gave listeners a mental high. Pair it with a few tokes of Cherry Pie for the ultimate uplifting experience.

      Alina Baraz — While you enjoy the tension-soothing Cherry Pie high, bask in the smooth, flowing instrumentals and creative lyricism of Alina Baraz.

      Pairs With Food
      Cherry pie
      Cherry Pie 98%
      Almond biscotti
      Almond Biscotti 80%
      Coconut-crusted Mahi Mahi
      Coconut-crusted Mahi Mahi 76%

      Cherry pie — If you’re gonna enjoy a bowl of Cherry Pie, why not enjoy a slice of it too?

      Almond biscotti — Cherries and almonds are a match made in heaven. Pair Cherry Pie with almond biscotti for the ultimate after-dinner dessert or wake-and-bake breakfast.

      Coconut-crusted Mahi Mahi (or any white fish) — Both sweet and savory, coconut-crusted white fish is even more tantalizing with the sweet taste of cherries lingering on your tongue.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Happy 50%
      Happy 50%
      Happy 50%

      Old-fashioned (made with bourbon whiskey) — Rich, silky smooth, and slightly sweet, this classic cocktail accompanies a bowl of Cherry Pie quite nicely.

      Brandy, neat — Distilled from wine, brandy is one of the sweetest liquors out there. Enjoy it neat while you light up.

      Red wine (Moscato) — Sweet wine to match your sweet weed. No further explanation necessary.

      Where The Strain Is Grown

      No one’s really sure where the Cherry Pie strain originated and no well-known breeders claim to be the initial creator. Given its long-standing popularity on the West Coast, many believe it originally came from California. Cookie Fam Genetics produces a clone-only version of the plant.

      The strain grows best in a warm, sunny, Mediterranean climate, which means it just so happens to thrive outdoors in the California sunshine.

      Cherry Pie Strain Summary

      Given its superb parentage, Cherry Pie is a fantastic social strain for heightening energy, creativity, and happiness. Though it’s indica dominant, the strain probably isn’t the best late-night choice given its initial, sativa-like effects. Users typically report a near-immediate surge of energy after a toke, which quickly gives way to creativity, talkativeness, and heightened thinking.

      Cherry Pie’s high THC content gets users blitzed in a hurry, but it somehow manages to leave them functional as it produces a more cerebral high. A favorite among medical users for its mood-leveling and tension-soothing effects, Cherry Pie has also been popular among recreational users for years.

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