About Cherry Sherbet
Cherry Sherbet is a flavor-focused hybrid that leans toward the indica end of the spectrum. This tasty bud crosses Cherry Pie with Sour Sherbet for an overall sweet smoke. Cherry Sherbet offers embodied, relaxing effects, as well as a subtle stimulation of mental faculties. It’s an ideal strain for sativa and indica lovers alike. Cherry Sherbet’s THC content has been measured at between 16% and 23%.
When trimmed, Cherry Sherbet’s impressive buds are medium to large in size and adhere in dense, clustered formations. These roughly spherical flowers have an indica-typical structure, with small leaves that twist tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mottled mix of mossy green and deep purple, with the latter color coming from high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin in the strain’s genetics. A dusting of translucent white trichomes makes these flowers very sticky and somewhat difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
When properly cured, Cherry Sherbet has a surprisingly herbal, almost floral smell. Lurking under are some tangy cherry accents that give this strain its name. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, releases an astringent, almost chemical funk. Despite this acrid scent, though, Cherry Sherbet is smooth and easily ingested when burnt. The smoke tastes like sour fruit with a bit of a creamy, buttery sensation left behind on the exhale.
Although it takes effect quickly, Cherry Sherbet has a smooth onset, exerting some increased blood flow to the head, resulting in pulsing temples and some possible flushing in the cheeks. As users get accustomed to this odd sensation, though, it’s replaced by an uptick in cerebral thinking; certain ideas -- and even some inanimate objects -- may seem more interesting than they ordinarily might. Additionally, thoughts may flow from one to the next in free association. This plugged-in way of thinking can contribute to productivity on work-related tasks as well as on open-ended personal projects. In the right set and setting, Cherry Sherbet can have the effect of stimulating sensory perception as well. Trippy phenomena like a distortion of certain sights and sounds is possible. Other users report a flattening of their visual field of depth or an ineffable feeling of time passing much more slowly. Those who enjoy these psychedelic sensations can push them even further by immersing themselves in atmospheric media like an absorbing movie or a moody playlist.
As this high wears on, its mental stimulation gives way to pronounced physical relaxation. Limbs and eyelids may become progressively heavier and smokers who may have been awake and active may find themselves wanting to take a load off on the closest comfortable couch. As such, Cherry Sherbet’s later stages are better for kicking back with passive activities like binge-watching and snacking. Be careful, though, as increased consumption may just lead to total couchlock, Because of its slow decline into sedation, Cherry Sherbet is recommended for late afternoon or evening consumption.
Cherry Sherbet’s medical benefits include a temporary relief from the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. The strain may also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary and injury-related or chronic. It may also soothe discomfort that’s due to inflammation like headaches or nausea. In the right set and setting, this strain may even serve as a remedy for insomnia. Patients who are prone to panic or paranoia should consume Cherry Sherbet with some caution, as its cerebral properties can be overwhelming in the wrong circumstances.
Although breeder Garden Ablaze sells seeds of Cherry Sherbet, they do not appear to be regularly stocked. Those looking to grow the bud at home should obtain clippings from healthy plants that can be propagated as clones. The typically indica plants grow short and bushy and may require gardeners to occasionally trim away broad, light-blocking leaves. Cherry Sherbet flowers within 8 to 9 weeks.
Cherry Sherbet’s unique flavor profile makes it worth seeking out by terpene connoisseurs. It’s a great all-purpose sativa smoke.