Sometimes cannabis strains are shrouded in mystery like you’ll see in this Guava Cake strain review. When marijuana strains are rare and have limited information on their heritage, other breeders step up to the plate to try and recreate it for the masses.
So far, the derivatives of the original Guava Cake haven’t nailed down the genetic lineage, so there are quite a few attempts at creating Guava Cake nowadays. We’ll examine the most popular lineages that are labeled as Guava Cake and Guava Kush.
Guava Cake Strain Genetics
First things first, let’s look at some of the accepted versions of Guava Cake and their lineages:
- A Gold Leaf phenotype of Wedding Cake backcrossed with itself
- A cross of Wedding Cake, Strawberry Kush, and Durban Poison
- A cross of Guava and OG Kush
While the Gold Leaf and Wedding Cake combination is the most commonly cited as being the true Guava Cake, you won’t be finding any seeds to grow your own. This version is a 70/30 indica dominant hybrid strain.
Wedding Cake is a widespread indica hybrid ganja strain that is known for its potency and relaxing euphoric experience and is quite easy to find. Gold Leaf, on the other hand, has an unknown genetic lineage and is also produces a relaxing indica-dominant high that induces couch-lock or a nice long bout of sleep.
The cross of Wedding Cake, Strawberry Kush, and Durban Poison is a sativa dominant hybrid weed strain that is available as feminized seeds through seed banks online.
We’ve discussed Wedding Cake, but Strawberry Kush and Durban Poison change this version of Guava Cake into a sativa dominant marijuana strain. Strawberry Kush leans more towards sativa and features an OG Kush heritage that intertwines the kushy essence with notes of strawberry, living up to its name.
Durban Poison is a heavy sativa that elicits a productive and creative cerebral high that boosts energy levels.
Lastly, the cross of Guava and OG Kush is typically labeled as Guava Kush or Guava Cake and is also available in seed form through seed banks. It’s another sativa dominant hybrid bred by Garden Of Green.
Guava is a phenotype of the uber-popular Gelato strain created by Cookies Fam known for the essence of fruit and fuel. OG Kush is a cannabis strain that has spawned a ton of child-strains and grandchild-strains and is ubiquitous in the cannabis world.
Two of the versions of Guava Cake are available in seed form. Maybe you can grow both and decide which is deserving of the name the most!
Guava Kush Strain Yield
While the Gold Leaf and Wedding Cake version doesn’t have any growing information available, the others do. To save time and confusion, we’ll label the cross of Wedding Cake, Strawberry Kush, and Durban Poison as Guava Cake. The cross of Guava and OG Kush will be labeled Guava Kush. Got it?
Guava Cake can be grown indoors and outdoors. Even though it is mostly sativa, it only produces average height plants. Yields can be generous with the proper training and care throughout the growing season.
Guava Kush can grow to a height of 5 feet fall and produce yields around 1.5 ounces per square foot of plant for indoor grows, while outdoor plants can produce around 19 ounces per plant.
Again, the Gold Leaf type of Guava Cake has no growing information available. The buds are known to be a deep shade of green and feature hints of purple with rich amber hairs and frosty white trichomes.
Guava Cake (the version as discussed in the Yield section) has a flowering period of around 55-75 days. The later stages will produce more amber trichomes and a heavier body high while the range of 55ish days of flowering will produce more milky white trichomes.
The buds feature long oval calyxes that knot up at maturity and are covered in pink-tinted hairs that create a stunning bud.
Guava Kush has a flowering period of 8-9 weeks. This ganja features green buds with orange to amber hairs with a thick coating of trichomes that is so dense it almost drowns out the green hues behind them on the bud itself.
Guava Cake Strain THC Percentage
The Gold Leaf type of Guava Cake features THC levels around 28-30%, which makes it a highly-potent strain. The high starts out boosting energy while inducing happiness before turning into a couch-lock session or a long nap.
The Guava Cake type featuring Strawberry Kush and Durban Poison doesn’t have noted THC levels, but the high is known to be very similar to the Gold Leaf type. The cerebral energy boost will last longer before the sedation kicks in, however.
Guava Kush typically hangs around 21% THC but can reach higher levels. The high is similar to the others without the sedation towards the end. It’s more of a daytime bud that won’t put you to sleep.
Guava Kush Strain Flavor & Aroma
Interestingly enough, all types of Guava Cake feature a flavor and aroma profile that is sweet, tropical, and earthy. This is probably why each version has a claim to the Guava Cake name. The taste and smell are so similar that breeders can label it the same even if the heritages and effects are slightly different!
Medical Conditions This Pot Strain Can Help
Each of the versions of Guava Cake/Guava Kush can be used for the following conditions:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Appetite Loss
- Chronic Pain
Final Words On The Guava Cake Strain
Regardless of which lineage is most correct towards the original Guava Cake, the newer attempts that have seeds to purchase are sure to take over the namesake soon enough.
While we may never know what the original Guava Cake was, we know variations of it that breeders have been able to produce, and they are sure to excite cannabis consumers around the nation.
Here at CTU, we’ll teach you how to grow potent medical marijuana by yourself with our grower training. You can grow a batch of Guava Cake just for yourself if you’d like!