Cherry Lopez is another Kyle Kushman creation brought to you by Buds and Roses LA.
Cherry Lopez is a supposed indica-dominant cross (we think it may be more sativa-dominant) with a 60 to 65-day flowering period, and was bred by backcrossing Jurassic Haze with it’s Adonai Kush father.
“Cherry Lopez is a supposed indica-dominant cross with a 60 to 65-day flowering period.”
Jurassic Haze is another Kushman classic that was dubbed one of the “highest yielding sativas on the planet” by Danny Danko in the March 2013 issue of the High Times magazine. It was created by crossing an Adonai Kush male with Kushman’s Strawberry Cough.
After Kushman had his Jurassic Haze stabilized, he backcrossed it with its original mother, Strawberry Cough, to produce what we know as Cherry Lopez. It’s father, Adonai Kush, is a cross of Silvertooth (Super Silver Haze x Sweet Tooth #3) and a rare Russian Kush, which gives the Cherry Lopez its earthy tones.
Not to worry, these kushy undertones were not enough to completely silence the fruity flavors of the Strawberry Cough. It still had a very fruity flavor despite the lingering aftertaste of kush and other earthy tones; we agreed that it tasted like what fruity sunflower seeds might taste like.
How Will The Cherry Lopez Strain Affect Me?
The effects from Cherry Lopez were extremely soothing after an initial warm sativa head-rush fades out. Although we wouldn’t say the Cherry Lopez was uplifting, it did make us completely care free. The head-rush from the sativa genetics really stood out when vaporizing and effects lasted for about two hours. It is safe to say this one is potent.
After reviewing the Cherry Lopez, we think that the sativa genetics may be stronger than we were led to believe. After analyzing the genetics, it would appear that this strain is actually a sativa-dominant hybrid; but we could always be wrong in assuming that (Correct us if we’re wrong Kyle!).
Cherry Lopez has been lab tested by an independent facility at around 21% THCa and close to 2% CBDa. Consider this strain to help relive stress, anxiety, and depression. Further, the Kush in its genetics could help provide slight pain relief as well.
Kyle Kushman Genetics
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Kyle Kushman, get familiar. He and his team at Buds & Roses Collective are quickly establishing themselves as a dominant force in the industry and have changed the definition of organic growing.
Although his genetics may be some of the best in California, Kushman lets his flowers do the talking. Buds and Roses took home major victories in the past two High Times Cannabis Cups (Denver & LA) in all five major categories (sativa, indica, hybrid, concentrate, and edible). There is no doubt that Buds and Roses has provided us with some of the tastiest flowers we have come across in Los Angeles (Ghost Train Haze was my personal favorite so far).