Sunset Sherbet, Sunset Sherbert or as it is referred to by some as “that good underground Indica weed” is an Indica-dominant marijuana strain. No matter what you want to call it, one thing that everyone can agree on is its out of this world effects that leave users feeling relaxed and mellow. The Sunset Sherbet strain offers a high that mounts slowly and can last for hours at a time.
Sunset Sherbet comes from a heavy hitting lineage which is why this is such a powerful strain. If you are ever wondering what a strain is all about then you can simply look to its parent strains to find the answer. Doing this can give you a good guess into what the strain is all about, because just like humans; plants pass down certain gene traits and characteristics. When a new strain is developed, growers try to take the best parts of each strain and put it into a brand new marijuana strain that is out of this world.
Sunset Sherbet’s first parent is known as Girl Scout Cookies, which has a cult-like following for its heavy-hitting Indica effects. Its other parent strain is, in a way, scandalously called Pink Panties, which is derived from Blackberry Kush. Not much is known about Pink Panties besides where it is derived from and that it has an above average THC content.
With two heavy hitting parent strains, it is no wonder Sunset Sherbet is so popular within the underground marijuana community. While it is still a great kept secret, for now, it is sure to hit the mainstream weed community in no time.
Sunset Sherbet’s overall profile hits you up front with its high THC content ranging in between 18% and 24 %. Being so Indica heavy means the effects slowly hit you, leaving the body feeling relaxed in an allover melted, comfortable, and gooey trance. Once your body is mellow, your mind will next follow suit, often making users fall into a deep sleep or daydream like state.
Even when consumed via smoking, this strain will take several minutes before users will feel effects, and a little bit goes a long way. Even the most seasoned users practice caution when using this strain.
Not recommended for morning or early afternoon use; after consumption users should be ready to stay put for a few hours in a couch locked, brain locked state. This specific strain rings true to its name, and Sunset Sherbet is best when used at night or in the late afternoon hours. Not recommended to use if you have to get things done.
Patients with heavy mental illnesses such as anxiety, insomnia, depression or PTSD can find relief in the ability of this strain to create a positive foggy, pleasantly fuzzy, and uplifting head place. Difficult feelings or paranoia from everyday life get put on the back burner as a sense of euphoria takes over as the forefront emotion.
Those who are prone to over-thinking or finding themselves in a creative roadblock can easily find a tiny bit of this useful in helping them clear the flood gates. When people have a hard time getting out of their own head, this can be the trick they need to finish their artistic projects.
Patients with body ailments find this strain to be the most beneficial. Small or major body aches and pains can be treated with Sunset Sherbet. Body ailments that can benefit include:
- Restless leg syndrome
Cancer patients medically use this to help them grow their appetite and keep the food down once it is eaten. This can help patients get nutrients into their system, but more importantly, it can aid in helping the patient take medication they may need to take with food in order to keep it down. If patients can’t keep their medication down, they can’t gain the benefits from it and it becomes useless.
It is recommended that those looking to use this strain to help with body ailments should consume it in the form of edibles; to give a more in-depth, and longer lasting experience. Avoiding smoke is always beneficial to those who are already in poor health and therefore it is not recommended patients consume this via a joint, vape pen or any other form of smoke.
While it is an Indica-dominant hybrid, some users experience psychoactive effects because of the high THC content. Recreationally this strain will give users different pleasantries depending on the dosage and what their main goal is.
Those who want to use this to relax, but not be completely out of commission should take a smaller dose. People who are looking to get in a much needed night of sleep can take a heavier dose.
Users often use this for:
- Relaxing after a long day of work
- Binge watching Game Of Thrones, or any long series of television
- Enjoying nature
- Helping put you to sleep
Sunset Sherbet marijuana strain is one of the easiest strains to grow, even for those who are new to growing cannabis. Perhaps you are looking to grow for the very first time and are really cautious; no need to be with this plant. Since it is resistant to most mold and mildew, you don’t need to check on it as often as other strains.
Seeds for this marijuana strain are not available for commercial use. Therefore, growers will need to obtain clippings from mature plants in order to grow clones. Once the seeds start to grow into plants the overall appearance is short and bushy, with a wide leaf structure. Strong lateral branches give this plant a sturdy foundation.
Once grown successfully, this strain is beneficial in crossbreeding to make other popular marijuana strains; it is the plant that keeps on giving.
Growing conditions for this are a little bit different than others because this plant actually needs some shade to thrive. The Mediterranean climate is best for this plant and if you don’t live in a Mediterranean climate, it is easy to mimic indoors. If you do forget to adjust the humidity level for a day, you don’t need to worry about ruining the crop because it is so resistant to molds and mildews.
The flowering period for this plant is around 8 weeks, and the yield is on the lower side. Growers can expect about 8 oz of bud per meter squared indoors, and 11 oz per plant outdoors.
While the yield may be a turn off for new growers, it is actually beneficial. Less crop means less maintenance and monitoring. New growers just starting out don’t want to bite off more than they can chew. The maintenance of small crops will give an overall feel of how to grow larger crops, with more yield. If you mess up a small crop it is less money wasted than ruining a large crop, with more expensive seeds.
Dense buds have an overall beautiful appearance of a: drum roll please, sunset. Buds give off yellow, orange, red and even neon green colors. Crystalline trichomes really give off sparkle when hit by light and thickly coat the buds.
Leaves are a vibrant green and have deep orange pistils throughout. Since this plant grows in colder than average temperatures, it produces a deep purple throughout the leaves and is instantly recognizable.
Glorified for its overall aroma, even the buds on this plant are noteworthy. When buds are first sniffed notes of citrus and fresh rain on pine trees enter the nose.
When smoked, users notice a sweet after taste sometimes compared to bubblegum mixed with exotic fruit. While smoke is smooth on the exhale with zero bitterness, it is a bit more cloudy in color overall and will linger for a bit. Because the overall aroma is so desirable the lingering smoke is just an added benefit to users. It is not comparable to other dense smoke that is typically skunky in nature.
The overall flavor profile is described as:
Some users might expect this strain to have a grape aroma due to the purple in the leaves, but that is not the case.
Sunset Sherbet strain reviews praise this marijuana and it always seems to make peoples top 3 favorite strain lists. Many say their senses are enhanced overall and use it before doing things such as watching a sunset or walking around the neighborhood to view Christmas lights.
Reviews praise the well-rounded effects on both the body and mind, without one being too strong over the other: when used in the right dose. It is for this reason they say they use this strain for years and will continue to do so for years to come.
Some have even said this strain helps with their libido, which is a huge issue often not talked about publicly. Those who are too nervous or embarrassed to go talk to a doctor about these issues might find relief from this strain.