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Sunset Shortcake
Hybrid 50% S, 50% I
Dominant terpene
Limonene 0.35%

18.5 - 21.5%


0.86 - 1.08%


0.02 - 0.14%


Lemon, Citrus



Sunset Shortcake strain is a 50/50 marijuana that contains 18.5-21.5% of THC. The exact concentration depends on the growers’ expertise and the plant’s phenotype. This cannabis is a favorite among hybrid lovers due to its incredible aroma profile and therapeutic purposes. Sunset Shortcake is rich in CBD (0.86-1.08%) and other cannabinoids that make it a natural remedy:

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  • CBC 0.38-0.43%
  • CBG 0.02-0.14%
  • CBN 0.39-0.61%
  • THCV 0.19-0.24%

Typical Smell and Flavor

Since the dominant terpene in Sunset Shortcake is limonene, the plant comes with a pronounced lemon aroma. This sour citrus smell is accentuated by a fruity bouquet that reminds smokers of berries, apricots, and strawberries. On the exhale, the scents boast sweet floral and nutty overtones. Linalool and phellandrene are terpenes that determine the bottom layer of flavors.

Sunset Shortcake Strain Overall Effects

After several puffs, smokers are filled with a surge of tingles that leave them completely relaxed. The cerebral rush comes in immediately and will prompt chattiness and giggles. This heady high is accompanied by focused creativity and a sense of utmost happiness.

The Sunset Shortcake strain offers a revitalizing high and features mood-stimulating properties that work wonders for individuals who struggle with mood and mental disorders. It is on the top list for users who are looking to relieve:

When it comes to adverse effects, the first reactions consumers may notice are:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Concern
  • Slurred speech

Users report depression, dry eyes, insomnia, and thirst in rare cases.

Help for Growers

Gardeners can choose Sunset Shortcake to grow both indoors and outdoors. First-time growers may require some help with the cultivation procedure. The plant grows to 30-60 inches in indoor settings and yields 1-2 ounces of dried flowers per 1 ft2 planted area. The weed shrubs reach 60-80 inches outside and produce 10-15 ounces per plant. The harvest time starts in 58 when the blooming stage is over (52-62 days). The Sunset Shortcake strain develops dense and grape-shaped nugs with purple hints.

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Sunset Shortcake 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. 18.5 - 21.5%
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. 0.86 - 1.08%
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. 0.38 - 0.43%
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. 0.02 - 0.14%
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. 0.39 - 0.61%
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. 0.19 - 0.24%

Sunset Shortcake Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.05%
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. 0.05%
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. 0.09%
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. 0.35%
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. 0.14%
Bisabolol Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut. 0.09%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 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. 0.11%
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. 0.08%
Total terpenes content 1.02%

Growing Info

Flowering time 52 - 62 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 58 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 60-80

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