Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain


Pineapple Upside Down Cake marijuana is a creation of the Humboldt Seed Company. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid with 60% Sativa and 40% Indica genes. Its rich terpene profile is one of the unique selling points of this flavorful and fragrant weed.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
60%/40% approx. 2 ounces per square foot Above average 7 weeks indoors, mid-September to early October outdoors

The Pineapple Upside Down Cake cannabis strain is a cross between Cookie Monster and Pineapple Trainwreck. Its sharp, energetic high doesn’t make you feel heavy and immobile. Instead, the Indica balance combines with the high in uplifting your senses.  

This hybrid has a complex taste structure that is both sweet and spicy. The fragrance stays locked in the buds long after curing. With a crème brulee-like smell and a nutty tropical flavor, this hybrid ensures a delicious experience. Besides being beautiful and delicious, part of the excitement around this strain is its relative newness. The bright, almost neon-colored buds have red pistils and golden crystals, making it quite colorful! 

The THC content in this strain is around 22% on average and 25% at its highest. This delicious mix of earthy and fruity tastes makes each exhale a treat. The effects of this strain also add to its popularity. Whether therapeutically or just for fun, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain is a potent weed with strong effects.  

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ORIGIN Cookie Monster and Pineapple Trainwreck
EFFECTS Energetic
Dry mouth
Dry eyes
FRAGRANCE Pineapple, earthy, nutty, sweet
FLAVORS Pineapple, spicy, herb-like, sweet
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS 7 weeks (50 days)
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS mid-September to early October
THC CONTENT % 22- 25%
INDICA / SATIVA % 40%/60%
INDOOR YIELD 2 ounces per square foot
OUTDOOR YIELD Above average


When smoking this hybrid, you’ll feel mostly happy and euphoric. The sweetness in the buds immediately leaves you with an energetic high. The effects make it a good option for hanging out with friends or doing some tasks by yourself. This hybrid uplifts your mood and makes you feel good. So, if you have some work that requires focus, you can utilize it for a lovely boost to get the job done.  

This strain will not give you couchlock. Instead, it brings about what some would call a spiritual high that helps divert your mind from your ailments. As a result, many have found it quite useful for balancing their moods. Others use it for chronic pain, muscle cramps, and body tension. Be it morning or evening, light this strain up for a deep sense of relaxation and let its body and mind-soothing effects wash over you.  


The Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain smells exactly like its namesake. The deliciously unique fragrance draws you in. You’ll soon understand why this is such a popular strain.

You will start to feel the excitement even before taking your first inhale. This strain has an earthy and nutty base, making the sweetness not feel overwhelming on your palette. It also adds a level of complexity to the fragrance. 


Enjoy this strain as a dessert to get a mouthful of cake without the calories that come with it! Earning brownie points for having a fantastic aftertaste, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake cannabis strain has flavors that amaze.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain gives you a mood boost and an energetic high. Its enticing tropical flavor will tickle your taste buds while also packing a good punch. Find similar seeds in our online seed shop.

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On the inhale, there is a distinct pineapple flavor. But the exhale leaves a slightly spicy, herb-like feel. This unique combination of tastes is excellent for people who prefer mildly sweet buds that also happen to pack a punch.  

Adverse Reactions 

Like most marijuana, smoking this strain could have certain unwanted reactions. With a little bit of preparedness on your part, these effects are manageable.  

If you are new to this strain, try enjoying it in the company of trusted friends. This potent bud packs a good punch and could make you feel a bit anxious or paranoid. Don’t worry, though. The intense high settles into a long-lasting hum after a little while. But it is good to have people around if you’re a first-timer.  

It is also a good idea to keep a bottle or glass of water handy when you sit down to toke on these beauties. The taste may be sweet, but your mouth might feel dry afterward. Another commonly mentioned side effect is dry eyes. Simply keep it in mind and have eye drops and water on hand. If it bothers you too much, try washing your face with cold water.  

Lastly, try and avoid indulging in this strain just before bed. Although quite relaxing, smoking the strain energizes your mind. A few puffs, and you’re filled with deep thoughts, which can make it difficult for you to fall asleep. 


If you are seeking tips on how to grow pineapple upside down cake strain, here is what we’d recommend. These plants do not need much space. But they produce higher yields outdoors compared to indoors. Growers gladly mark this strain as an easy-to-handle hybrid. There is no need to train it, and it does not need constant attention. If you are a novice, this might be a great strain to try out your green thumb.  

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Experts recommend using the “screen of green” growing method for growing this strain indoors. Doing so can improve the yield and leave you with an easy-to-manage batch.

The plant is short in stature and is known to be resistant to mildew and molds. This makes it fairly low maintenance. However, if you plan on harvesting for commercial purposes, you will want to top off the plants early. This will promote lateral growth.  

But what about growing this marijuana strain outdoors? For growers located in the northern areas, a greenhouse setup is ideal. However, be prepared for the sweet smell of tropical fruit and vanilla attracting attention to your garden. If you’re trying to keep it a secret, then the not-so-subtle fragrance could become an obstacle. 


Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain seeds take about 50 days (7 weeks) to start flowering. With an approximate yield of two ounces per square foot, it is advised to grow this strain in a greenhouse environment.  


Although convenient to grow unnoticed, the indoor yield is found to be moderate or average at best. 


The harvest period for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain seeds is between mid-September and early October in an outdoor environment. With the right setups, growers can expect heavy yields. 

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  1. Cookie Monster
  2. Pineapple Trainwreck

FAQ About Pineapple Upside Down Cake Strain

What is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain yield?

Pineapple Upside Down Cake produces approximately 2 ounces per square foot when planted indoors and has above average yield when grown outdoors.

How much THC does Pineapple Upside Down Cake have?

It contains between 22-25% THC.

What are the origins of the Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain?

Pineapple Upside Down Cake was created from Cookie Monster and Pineapple Trainwreck.

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