Orange Sherbert

  • Our Score 4.4/5

The genetics of Orange Sherbert reads like the recipe for a great dessert.  The parent strains are Orange Cream, Purple Urkle and Cherry Pie.  It tastes like a great dessert too, but it actually delivers compelling medical benefits. 

  • Strength 20-21%
  • Stone Body Buzz
  • Speed 9-10 Weeks
  • Height Medium
  • Yield 700g/m2+

Our Verdict

  • Pro's
  • Nicely compact
  • Very robust and undemanding
  • Excellent yields
  • Con's
  • Needs to be kept warm and dry into October (if growing outdoors)
  • Indoor flowering time is slightly longer than average for an Indica
  • Odour control is vital

Orange Sherbert Review

Strength 

Even though Orange Sherbert is 80% Indica, it has about 21% THC and 0.2% to 0.4% CBD.  This is enough to deliver fast and effective pain relief to more severe conditions, such as chronic tension headaches or even migraines.  The high is rather more mellow than you’d expect from a Sativa with equivalent THC content.  It’s joyous and inspirational rather than a euphoric energy rush.  It will, however, still clear your head of dark clouds and make you feel like you are standing in sunshine.

As the head high gently fades away, it will be replaced by a light, but very enjoyable deep body buzz.  It’s unlikely that you’ll actually be fully couchlocked.  You’ll just want to stay really still and do nothing but relax – and eat.  This sort of THC level means that the marijuana munchies are a given.  Get some snacks and drinks ready so all you have to move is your arm (and your hand of course) and even then not very far.

Overall, this strain is probably best suited to use in the daytime.  It would be a great choice as a wake-and-bake strain.  It would also be a good option for daytime pain relief, especially if you want (or need) to smoke or vape rather than to use edibles or topicals.  Basically (once off the plant) Orange Sherbert has a fairly inoffensive smell and limiting odour issues can go a long way to avoiding friction with people around you .

Yield 

Indoors a typical Orange Sherbert marijuana plant can stay as short as 1M without any training.  Outdoors a typical Orange Sherbert marijuana plant may grow a bit taller, but is unlikely to pass 1.3M.  Indoor growers can expect to collect up to 700g/m2.  Outdoor growers could harvest as much as 700g per marijuana plant.

This strain does like to spread outwards as well as upwards.  There will be quite a few side branches and it’s a good idea to offer them some support.  You can take this as an opportunity to spread the branches a little, so that more light can enter the canopy.  This can help to push up both yield and trichome production.

Although Orange Sherbert has exotic-looking parentage, it’s actually quite robust and unfussy.  The strain has good resistance to mould, diseases and pests.  It’s unlikely to need any plant training and it’s moderately tolerant of beginners on a learning curve.  Essentially as long as you space out your plants properly and remember your marijuana basics, you should be absolutely fine with this strain.  Don’t overdo the food and water and do have good odour control in place by at least the middle of the flowering period.  Even if you absolutely love the smell of oranges (which is probably a safe bet if you’re growing this strain), you can have (way) too much of a good thing!

Speed 

Orange Sherbert needs 9 to 10 weeks of indoor flowering time.  The outdoor harvest is in early October.  This strain does need to be kept warm, dry and sunny right up until you’re ready to collect your bud.  This means that if you’re growing anywhere north of the Mediterranean basin, then you’ll need to choose a well-protected growing site.  In addition to protecting your plants, you’ll also want to make sure your neighbours are protected from all the odour they’ll put out later on in flowering.  Walking through an orange grove may seem very romantic, but your neighbours might not appreciate getting the feeling that they’re living in one.

Towards the north of Europe and beyond, you might want to read “growing outdoors” as “growing under glass”.  If you do, then it’s a very good idea to invest in good air filters as you would if you were growing indoors.  Also, try to site the entrance to your greenhouse where it can get some shelter to limit the amount of wind and rain which can sneak in when you open the door.

Taste 

Orange Sherbert actually tastes more like orange, caramel cream.  It’s not sweetness all the way through.  There’s an undertone of tangy citrus oranges for a bit of crispness and balance.  The scent is full-on fresh orange.  In fact, it’s more like breathing in the aroma of an orange grove than inhaling cannabis smoke (or vapour).

Bag Appeal 

This cannabis strain has orange hairs (of course), purple and green leaves and plenty of sparkly trichomes for that dash of glitter.

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