Not to be confused with the frozen yogurt franchise of the same name, Pink Berry is a tasty indica-dominant hybrid. This strain combines the genetics of Pink Champagne and Blackberry and has all the potency and flavor of its parent strains. This relaxing bud has a THC content that’s been measured at between 14% and 21%.
Pink Berry impresses with large flowers that maintain a solid and almost spherical shape. The buds show off an indica influence with a dense internal structure; leaves curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mottled mix of mossy green with occasional flashes of blue and purple; these latter hues come about when anthocyanin pigments in the strain’s genetics are activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, vivid orange pistils and translucent white trichomes make these eye-catching flowers even more colorful.
Taking a whiff of Pink Berry’s flowers picks up on some bright notes of berry and grape. A closer inspection may detect some dankly sweet accents as well, similar to fermented vegetable matter. When flowers are broken apart or ground up, this skunkiness intensifies. Meanwhile, when Pink Berry is combusted in a pipe or a joint, it gives off a very smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smoke leaves behind fruity flavors and a buttery, creamy mouthfeel.
Although it’s a predominantly indica strain, Pink Berry takes effect rather quickly. Just a few minutes after users have ingested its fragrant smoke, they may feel a slight headrush, followed by a slight throbbing in the temples; an increase in salivation is also possible. What follows is a subtle kind of mental stimulation in which the smoker’s thoughts may seem to take on a new intensity. This cerebral activity may lead to free-flowing conversation when Pink Berry is shared in social settings. Additionally, the strain can have some strange effects on sensory perception, leading to slight visual or auditory distortions. This overall trippy vibe can allow for work on creative personal projects; it can also simply be a fun way to relax with some soothing music or a good movie.
As Pink Berry high wears on, its considerable physical effects begin to emerge. Limbs and eyelids may be weighed down in equal measure as any prior motivation gives way to heavy relaxation. At this point, consumers may find themselves freed from any lingering muscular tension and amy be able to breathe more deeply and fully. If dosage is increased, beware that Pink Berry’s sedation can progress into full-on couchlock, making any outside anxieties or preoccupations dissolve into the background. Because of its slow decrescendo into sleepiness, Pink Berry is recommended for afternoon or evening toking.
Pink Berry’s wide-reaching recreational properties can also have some uses for medical cannabis patients. Its initial burst of cerebral energy may help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on single tasks. The strain’s general mood-boosting effects may also temporarily soothe the difficult symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, Pink Berry can dull aches and pains, whether they’re mild and injury-related or due to chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties may address everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. In a properly relaxed set and setting, this relaxing strain may even lull consumers to sleep, making it a viable treatment for insomnia. Because its onset is associated with some recursive and potentially obsessive patterns of thinking, though, patients who are prone to panic or paranoia should consume Pink Berry with some caution.
Good news for home growers: Apothecary Genetics has made seeds of Pink Berry available for sale online. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors depends on a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The plants have a short and bushy stature and can sprout a high volume of broad fan leaves; gardeners may need to occasionally trim away these leaves in order to encourage the flowering of any low-growing nodes.