Guava Cake Strain Review
Sometimes, cannabis strains are shrouded in mystery. This is apparent in this Guava Cake strain review. Oftentimes, expert breeders step up to the plate to try and recreate rare strains with little genetic information.
The genetic lineage of Guava Cake is still not known. There are many attempts to recreate Guava Cake today. We will examine the most well-known lineages, which are called Guava Cake or Guava Kush.
Guava Cake Strain Review: Basic Info
Guava Cake is a balanced hybrid that contains high levels of THC. It has both tropical and earthy aromas.
THC Levels: 21%
Strain Type: Indica hybrid
Dominant Terpenes: Valencene, Carene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
Medicinal Benefit: Nausea, Pain, Insomnia, Stress
Known Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry Eyes, Drowsy
Similar Strains: Wedding Cake
The Gold Leaf and Wedding Cake combination are most often cited as the true Guava Cake lineage. However, you won’t find any cannabis seeds that can be used to grow your own. This Guava Cake is a 70/30 hybrid dominant indica dominant strain.
Let’s examine some of the more popular Guava Cake versions and their lineages.
- A Gold Leaf phenotype wedding cake backcrossed to itself
- A combination of Strawberry Kush and Wedding Cake.
- Guava and OG Kush merged
Gold Leaf x Wedding Cake
The indica hybrid strain Wedding Cake is very popular and well-known for its high potency and relaxing effects. Gold Leaf has a different genetic lineage. It also produces a relaxing and indica-dominant high, which induces couchlock or a good night’s sleep.
Strawberry Kush x Wedding Cake x Durban Poison
This Sativa dominant hybrid is a cross of Wedding Cake, Strawberry Kush, and Durban Poison. Feminized seeds can be obtained through online seed banks.
We’ve talked about Wedding Cake, but Strawberry Kush (and Durban Poison) transform this Guava Cake recipe into a sativa-dominating marijuana strain. Strawberry Kush tends more towards Sativa, and it has an OG Kush legacy that intertwines the kushy aroma with strawberry notes. This strain absolutely lives up to its name.
Durban Poison is a famous and heavy Sativa. It induces a creative, productive cerebral high that boosts energy levels. It has a pleasant aroma that is sweetened with a hint of pine.
OG Kush x Guava
Lastly, the cross-breeding of Guava with OG Kush is often called Guava Kush or Guava Cake. It is also available in seed form via online seed banks. Garden Of Green has also produced this hybrid, which is a Sativa dominant strain.
Guava is a phenotype of the uber-popular gelato strain, created by Cookies Fam. This strain is known for its essence of fruit and fuel.
Two of these versions of guava cake are available in seed form. It would be an interesting experiment to grow both and see which one is more deserving of the Guava Cake name!
Guava Cake Strain Review: Yields
The growing information for the Gold Leaf and Wedding Cake versions of Guava Cake is not available. However, other varieties have some growing information available.
We will refer to the cross between Strawberry Kush, Wedding Cake, and Durban Poison, as Guava Cake in order not to waste time or cause confusion. Guava Kush will refer to the cross of Guava and OG Kush.
Guava Cake is both indoor and outdoor-friendly. It is a Sativa and produces only average-height plants. Sativas typically produce tall, lean plants. The proper plant training, as well as care throughout the growing year, can yield high-yielding plants.
Guava Kush can reach a height of 5 ft. and can yield around 1.5 ounces of flower for indoor grows. Outdoor plants can yield around 19 ounces.
Guava Cake, as discussed in the Yield section, has a flowering period of 55-75 days. Later on in the growth process is when you will being to see amber trichomes. Earlier in the growth phase will give you milky trichomes.
The buds have long, oval calyxes which knot at maturity. They are also covered with pink-tinted hairs. This creates a beautiful bud structure.
Guava Kush flowers in 8-9 weeks. This cannabis has green buds and orange-amber hairs. The thick coating of trichomes is so dense that it almost drowns out any green hues on the bud.
The Gold Leaf Guava Cake has a THC level of 28-30%. This makes it an extremely potent strain and is great for people with high tolerance. The high stimulates energy, inducing happiness, and then turns into a couchlock or long nap.
Guava Kush is typically around 21% THC. However, some batches may have higher levels. The high is comparable to other Guava Cake strains but does not induce sedation. It is more of a daytime smoke that won’t cause you to go to bed.
Overall, all Guava Cake varieties have high THC levels with a trace amount of CBD.
Guava Cake Strain Review: Aroma and Flavors
All types of Guava Cake have a sweet, tropical, berry, earthy flavor profile.
The most common terpenes found in Guava Cake are:
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