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Lineage: Purple Punch and Cherry Pie

Flavors:  Skunky, Wood, Fruit, Sweet berry, and a slight hint of citrus

Aromas:  Fruit, Flowers, Wood, Spice, Pine and a small hints of citrusy notes


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OVERVIEW

Black Cherry Punch

Black Cherry Punch
Black Cherry Punch

However, its signature aroma, the skunky bold cherry flavor, and its recognizable appearance with gold trichomes made Black Cherry Punch one of the most popular Indica-dominant hybrids on the market.

Thus, many growers started producing these purple, cherry-tasting buds. Now, the strain is available on almost every website or cannabis shop. Since this strain is a quite popular and potent Indica-dominant hybrid, we’ll check Black Cherry Punch and make a full profile of this cannabis strain.

Profile

In the following subsections, we’ll discuss several specifics that make the unique profile of Black Cherry Punch, including the flavor, aroma, look, THC content, and cannabinoid and terpene profiles.

THC Content

This cannabis variant is not suitable for occasional users and consumers with low THC tolerance. The potency of the strain generally hovers around 20%, with the lowest point being 18% and the highest being 25%.

CBD Content

Thanks to its ancestors, Black Cherry Punch has a slightly higher CBD percentage. You can expect to find flowers with CBD from 0.52% up to 3%.

THC/CBD Ratio

Even though it’s THC-dominant and highly potent, Black Cherry Punch is considered a strain with an excellent THC/CBD balance.

When the bud contains more CBD, it doesn’t diminish the power of THC. On the contrary, it only intensifies the feeling while also reducing the potential adverse effects.  

Indica-dominant Hybrid

Black Cherry Punch is a potent Indica-dominant strain. The tests show an approximate percentage of 80% Indica. However, this is optional, depending on the growing conditions and the seeds. In fact, this cannabis breed is able to produce some effects typical for Sativa strains.

Cannabinoid Profile

  • THC – 18 – 23% (the highest tests showed 25%)
  • CBD – 0.52 – 1% (the highest tests showed 3%)
  • CBC – 0.34 – 0.8%
  • CBG – 0.12 – 1.06%
  • CBN – 0.36 – 0.48%
  • THCV – 0.02 – 0.84%

The Entourage Effect

Some strains are able to provide consumers with the famous Entourage effect, an effect that occurs when multiple cannabinoids act together.

However, consumers have a better chance to experience this benefit if the strain is hybrid and the cannabinoids are significantly present in the composition. Most THC strains are low on CBD, CBC, CBN, and CBG.

However, Black Cherry Punch has a balanced cannabinoid profile, and you may expect to experience the Entourage effect with every smoke.

Terpene Profile

  • Pinene – 0.14%
  • Caryophyllene – 0.23%
  • Myrcene – 0.19%
  • Limonene – 0.16%
  • Ocimene – 0.12%
  • Humulene – 0.07%
  • Linalool – 0.07%
  • Terpinolene – 0.01%

The Terpene Difference

Even though they are present only in small percentages in the flowers, the terpenes are essential and are directly involved in shaping the characteristics of a particular strain.

In the case of Black Cherry Punch, the Caryophyllene is responsible for the skunky flavor profile, while the Myrcene and Ocimene bring woody pine floral undertones and sweet cherry flavors.

HISTORY & LINEAGE

Purple Punch and Black Cherry Pie Descendant

Black Cherry Punch is made by crossing Purple Punch with Black Cherry Pie, two fantastic cannabis products with high THC levels and rich terpene profiles. Obviously, Black Cherry Punch has inherited many features from its ancestors and their strong genetics.

Lineage Line

Crossing Purple Punch and Cherry Pie resulted in a new strain with fantastic properties. However, Black Cherry Punch carries numerous unique features thanks to its long lineage line.

This cannabis variant has roots that go way back to many fantastic and notable strains, such as Granddaddy Purple, Larry OG, OG Kush, Big Bud, Afghani, Durban, and African.

Growing Black Cherry Punch

If you want to grow Black Cherry Punch on your own, you can find seeds at almost every shop or dispensary in Canada. The growing process for this variant is considered moderate to easy to do.

However, you’ll still need expert advice, as the plants need to be carefully harvested, expertly cured, and hand-trimmed to preserve natural flavour. 

Indoors

If grown indoors, Black Cherry Punch can yield 1 – 2 Oz/Ft². The plants can reach a height of 30-60 inches.

Black Cherry Punch Growing Indoors
Black Cherry Punch Growing Indoors

Outdoors

Even though it can be grown both ways, cultivating Black Cherry Punch outdoors is more convenient and beneficial. It can yield 15 – 20 Oz/plant (around 100g more than growing outdoors), and the plants can reach a height of 60-80 inches.

Black Cherry Punch Growing Outdoors
Black Cherry Punch Growing Outdoors

Growing Tips

For beautiful nugs that can produce potent effects, you should buy seeds from a reliable shop. The location of the plants is crucial, and taking good care as the flowers age should be your priority.

Make sure to supplement the flowers with organic food and put them in nutrient-rich soil.

During the growing period, you must monitor the air circulation, pH levels, water activity, temperature, and the natural light the plants get.

Similar strains

Similar strains to Black Cherry Punch are Old Toby, OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, Platinum Cake, Supermax OG, etc.

APPEARANCE

Black Cherry Punch Appearance

This strain brings a diverse collection of colors that result in buds with a recognizable and pleasant appearance. Besides the thick coating of gold trichomes, the strain usually has dark green buds and purple specks.

FLAVOR

Sweet Cherry Flavors

Born from a dessert strain, Black Cherry Punch carries recognizable delicious flavours, generally expected from Purple Punch and Cherry Pie. The light skunky flavour profile is complemented by a natural flavour of wood, fruit, sweet berry, and a slight hint of citrus.

AROMA

Black Cherry Punch Aroma

This cannabis strain has a signature aroma that can be quite skunky and pungent. The scent carries notes of fruit, flowers, wood, spice, and pine, with small hints of citrusy notes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

The “High”

The high starts with a tingle behind the eyes that quickly takes over your brain while making you feel happy, euphoric, and relaxed. Soon, you’ll sense the high taking over and numbing your body, accompanied by a punch of calming physical effects.

Potential Medical Benefits

Medical Marijuana patients prefer Black Cherry Punch to relieve symptoms related to chronic stress, appetite loss, depression, and chronic pain.

This breed may also be beneficial for relieving the symptoms of another medical problem, as many users in Canada reported anxiety relief after smoking Black Cherry Punch.

Side Effects

The adverse effects associated with Black Cherry Punch are already known to marijuana users. This breed has a high potency, and it may cause dehydration, red eyes, sore throat, sleepiness, and increased hunger.

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