As delicious as it sounds, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain is a heady and hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid that hits your pallet like caramelized fruit. Brought to us from west-coast Humboldt Seed Company, this weed is sweet to smoke.
This beautiful bud is a cross between Pineapple Train Wreck, a high 80% sativa strain, and the all-indica Cookie Monster. The result? A much-loved 40/60 sativa-dominant buzz. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a favorite of recreational and medicinal users alike because the THC level tops out at an impressive 25%.
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Taste of Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain
As the love child of two heavy-hitting strains, Pineapple Upside Down Cake blends nutty herbal tones with sweet fruity notes just like the real dessert with a pineapple and creamy vanilla frosting smell. It tastes fruity and has a tangy, Creme Brûlée finish.
The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain came from a 2017 phenotype hunt in Humboldt County, California. The effect is immediately rewarding, uplifting, and spiritual. The Train Wreck sativa brings a sharp alert high and the indica balances that energetic effect with a smooth body buzz.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain Effects
This strain relaxes muscles, relieves tension and improves mood. Medical marijuana patients choose Pineapple Upside Down Cake to relieve symptoms associated with chronic pain, inflammation and depression.
The effects of the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain are ruled by its complex terpene profile. Ocimene is the dominant terpene and has sweet and herbaceous flavors with citrusy and woody undertones. Also found in mint, parsley and orchids, ocimene is associated with uplifted, spiritual feelings.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain Terpenes
Other terpenes present in Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain include carene, associated with anti-inflammatory & bone-healing properties, and having a scent resembling lemon, musk, and pine.
Pinene, the terpene dominant in pine needles, is associated with treating inflammation, cancer, depression and respiratory conditions. It is also thought to have neuroprotective and antimicrobial properties too.
This strain has trace amounts of other terpenes too including limonene with its citrus flavor and anxiety and stress relieving qualities. Linalool, too, is also present with its medicinal-enhancing effects. The terpene myrcene, found in the cousin of cannabis, hops, brings a bit of calm to the high.
Finally, the earthy-smelling camphene brings its host of properties including antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant as well as treating respiratory, cardiovascular and inflammation treatments.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Uses
When Pineapple Upside Down Cake hits, there’s a euphoric cerebral onset with pure happiness and ease to finish. Consequently, this pushes out any negative or racing thoughts making it highly sought after for medicinal patients suffering from anxiety, mood swings and/or depression.
Following the enlightened sativa start, there’s a light, tingly body high to follow. The indica properties are creeper before suddenly taking hold and delivering a state of blissful relaxation.
The heady and relaxing effects, in combination with its moderate THC level, make the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain effective in treating a variety of physical conditions too including chronic pain, muscle spasms and arthritis. This strain,l like its father Cookie Monster, is perfect for treating mitigating arthritis and back aches in addition to its more cerebral qualities.
This bud has round bright neon green nugs with long red-orange hairs and a coating of golden amber crystal trichomes.
Cookie Monster Papa
This father of Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a powerful strain with THC and CBD levels of 17.9% and 0.2%. This popular indica strain came to light for first at the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup. Cookie Monster was crowned best indica of the U.S. among a crowd of worthy competitors.
Cookie Monster is a hybrid cross between OG Kush and Girl Scout Cookies. The mid-size buds are sticky and dense with a resinous appearance and bunched together. Like its spawn Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Cookie Monster has purple and dark green colors with striking orange woven throughout.
The terpene structure of Cookie Monster give it a pleasant aroma with woody and minty tones. The smoke has a wonderful taste with a mixture of woody, vanilla, lemon, menthol, sweet and minty notes.
Cookie Monster and its prodigy, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain, are great for smoking during the day with their long lasting effects and chill conclusion. You can also use it for curing migraines, muscle spasms, phantom limbs, neuropathic pain, loss of appetite and multiple sclerosis.
Pineapple Train Wreck Momma
Pineapple Train Wreck gives its sativa dominant effects to baby Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The momma strain is a 20:80 indica/sativa, a result of being a cross between Shipwreck and Pineapple Express.
The complexity of Pineapple Train Wreck isn’t much to look at, although that is misleading. Buds are a bit spongy with a wiry trim. The smell is a great spicy-sour-citrus aroma with hints of old tropical fruit.
Pineapple Train Wreck, like her love child Pineapple Upside Down Cake, proves to exceed expectations. The smoke is sweet and cool with little expansion for a nice, easy toke. Both momma and child deliver relaxing feelings to most very quickly. The buzz is energizing and refreshing.
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A Stoner’s Sweet Treat
Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a great start-of-the-day strain, energizing and uplifting from the get go and finishing with a relaxing end. It’s a wonderful smoke when you want to be chill but mobile.
The potent effects of this strain lend themselves well to medicinal applications with anxiety and pain relief topping the list while treating stress and anxiety with uplifted mood enhancement.
Cultivation information for the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain is abundant. Reportedly easy to manage, this hybrid strain flourishes in seven to eight weeks. While the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain is supposed to be robust in most situations, an outdoor or greenhouse cultivation may produce significantly higher yields.
It’s a sweet treat for novice or experienced smokers alike, alighting with sugary, fruity flavors and creamy, bold aromas. It’s the cherry on top of the dessert tonight if you are lucky enough to find Pineapple Upside Down Cake.