This marijuana strain is a rare cherry phenotype of AK-47. With its reddish-purple characteristics and cherry aroma, it’s no wonder how Cherry AK-47 got its name. The buds have gold coloring with lime-green leaves layered with trichome heads. This strain’s flavors are described as smooth cherry with a creamy sandalwood aftertaste. With a THC level of up to 16% and a CBD level of 0.5%, Cherry AK-47 “creeps” up from a cerebral effect to a complete body sensation.
About Cherry AK-47
Cherry AK-47 is a phenotype of AK-47, bred for a cherry appearance and flavor. This strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid – 70 percent Sativa and 30 percent Indica. It has an average THC content of 16 percent and average CBD level of 1 percent.
The bud is reddish-purple and smells like cherries. Some may notice other notes such as earth, mint, wood, sour fruit, or skunk. The bud is an average lime green color that shines with frosty trichomes. Accent colors on the nugs include orange, brown, gold, and gray.
Recreational users will find potency in this strain but don’t expect to trip and have wild epiphanies about your past life or something. Instead, enjoy the cerebral effects that help you focus and the body effects that help you relax.
You may find a lack of a ceiling on the high. In another words, you can keep getting higher and higher, unlike other strains that plateau and more hits don’t equal more high. This effect may be due to the genetics or the ratio of cannabinoids in this strain.
Medical users could choose this strain to alleviate mild or moderate conditions such as anxiety, stress, or depression. With low CBD levels though, choose another strain to alleviate seizure disorders. It also helps with insomnia, mild pain, and lack of appetite. Side effects, like other cannabis strains, include dry eyes and mouth. Paranoia, dizziness, and disorientation may occur.
Not an especially popular strain, people may find it difficult to find in bud, and even more difficult to find in seeds or clones. If and when you are ready to grow this strain, expect flowers in 9-10 weeks, often earlier. The yield is considered good and the plant clones easily.
Growers consider it reliable but not top-shelf. On the first try, you may find one main cola that is thick with few side branches. Not a heavy feeder, Cherry AK-47 may grow really tall with really fat colas that turn purple in an outdoor, late harvest. This strain grows at altitude, such as the 5,000 to 15,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.