Key Lime Pie strain is an indica dominant phenotype of GSC (Girl Scout Cookies) which was selected for its indica effects and flavors. Compared to GSC, Key Lime Pie is way more indica dominant, creates a heavy resin and smells of lime and mint. Where Key Lime Pie does have some similarities to GSC is that they are both potent, they both have high THC levels and both have low CBD levels.
Key Lime Pie Terpene Profile
Key Lime Pie compared to GSC has its primary terpene switched with limonene instead of caryophyllene. This is one of the primary reasons this phenotype has more of a lime flavor.
Key Lime Pie Strain Effects
The effects of Key Lime Pie strain come on very quickly so being that its a potent indica, its best to be in a place where the effects can take place like a couch or bed. Before the sleepy effects kick in, the feeling of an uplifted mind and creativity have been reported. So have a notebook handy to write some things down before settling down for the evening. Due to the cerebral effects Key Lime Pie is great for reducing stress and elevating the mood.
The main effects of this strain are mainly positive effects associated with the mind and sleep. However, there are a few negatives that come with it. Some have reported feeling anxious after smoking Key Lime Pie and this is most likely due to the high THC levels. Dry mouth and eyes are also common side effects along with paranoia in some cases. Overall, Key Lime Pie is a great strain for those looking for indica dominant effects with a strong lime flavor. The cerebral effects make it great for reducing stress, while the sleepy effects are perfect for winding down at night.
How to Grow Key Lime Pie Strain
Like most indicas, Key Lime Pie grows wider and fatter instead of tall and similar to indicas this strain will have plenty of purple hues in the flower especially if introduces to cold later in the flowering stage. Be sure to prune the large fan leaves which can block air flow to the plant and without proper air flow can cause mold or mildew to grow and give pests a place to hide.
Key Lime Pie produces on average 200-300 grams of flower per plant. So while it doesn’t have large yields Key Lime Pie produces high quality indica flowers that are very potent. When growing Key Lime Pie it is best to use a hydroponic setup with a well balanced nutrient solution. The pH level should be around six and the temperature should be between 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit. Key Lime Pie is a relatively easy strain to grow, so even beginner growers can have success with this strain.
Its amazing that a deviation in genetics can produce such a different strain compared to GSC. The appearance, flavor and effects of Key Lime Pie are almost the exact opposite of Girl Scout Cookies where GSC has more sativa like effects.