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Cherry Kush
Hybrid 40% S, 60% I
Dominant terpene
Myrcene 0.24%

17 - 19.5%


0.26 - 0.64%


0.44 - 0.78%


Berry, Pungent



Cherry Kush is an Indica-dominant child strain of powerful Purple Afghani and OG Kush. This weed has inherited a high THC level of 17 - 19.5% from its parent strains, making it an excellent option for experienced smokers. The CBD amount, however, is small.  On average, it ranges from 0.26% to 0.64%. Growers love Cherry Kush seeds autoflower because the plant grows easily.

All About Cherry Kush Weed Strain

From its lineage, this cannabis has inherited some of its significant terpenes, among which are:

Strain Aroma and Taste

Due to caryophyllene, Cherry Kush weed strain buds create a robust earthy smell when burned. However, smokers experience a sweet taste opposite to the aroma when inhaling. Surprisingly, the combination of all three terpenes provides a spicy mouthfeel. Tokers can feel berry undertones on the exhale, thanks to phellandrene.

Cherry Kush Strain Main Effects

Even though the genotype is predominantly Indica, at first, the Cherry Kush experience is more like a Sativa. High primarily affects the head. It begins with a tingling sensation in the back of the head, bringing further cerebral properties. Stoners feel a powerful surge of mood, energy, and focus at a high peak. Then the Indica body high kicks in, providing relaxation and couch lock. Considering this, the best time to smoke Cherry Kush strain is in the evening.

Strain Medical Benefits

This cannabis strain has properties helpful for users suffering from:

  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Pain
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Inflammation

Strain Common Side Effects

Possible side effects include:

  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
  • Headache
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Concern

Strain Appearance

The predominance of Indica has endowed this marijuana with a dense and robust structure. Cherry Kush buds delight with their bright green color. However, they are profusely covered with amber hairs and white trichomes.

Info for Growers

Since this is a reasonably popular weed strain, you can find its seeds in many dispensaries. Moreover, according to the reviews of many growers, the Cherry Kush strain plant is unpretentious, so even beginners can take up its cultivation.

You can cultivate the plant indoors, in greenhouses, and outdoors. At a stable warm temperature, the plant reaches an average of 30-60 inches. You have to wait 49 to 57 days before the plant flowers. Growers advise harvesting around day 63.

You will be pleased to get a generous harvest given the easy cultivation level. So, in indoor conditions, it is approximately 300 g/m2, while outdoor yield can reach 400 g/plant.

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Strain details

Cherry Kush Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 17 - 19.5%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.26 - 0.64%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.11 - 0.38%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.44 - 0.78%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.05 - 0.2%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.2 - 0.62%

Cherry Kush Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.04%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.24%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.01%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.06%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.09%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.06%
Terpineol Terpineol (also known as alpha-terpineol or a-terpineol) is a terpene naturally occurring in more than 150 plants, including lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, and pines. Among the therapeutic qualities are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antimicrobial. In cannabis, terpineol boasts the distinctive pine smoke aroma and causes a relaxing, sedative effect. 0.06%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.22%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.22%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 49 - 57 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 63 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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