Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Considering that upside down cakes were first made over campfires in cast iron pans, it’s fitting that the Humboldt Seed Company chose Pineapple Upside Down Cake as one of their signature strains.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Vintage: 2017

Breeder: Humboldt Seed Company

Lineage: Pineapple Trainwreck x Cookie Monster

They’re running massive fields of cannabis crops in the mountain wilderness of California, and we can just imagine them cooking over an open fire while they ward off Yogi Bear and friends looking to fill their pic-a-nic baskets with smokable treats!

By the way, if you’ve ever noticed that an upside down cake looks an awful lot like it’s actually right side up, well, you aren’t alone. You’re also not alone if you shrugged it off because, who cares, these things are delicious! As it turns out, the cakes are baked upside down, but flipped over when served. Ah, yeah, just what we figured, right?

As for the strain, it was named after the smell and flavor (they don’t grow it upside down apparently, we asked for a friend)  which Humboldt Seed Company grew thousands of plants to find. If you’ve ever smelled their Blueberry Muffin, you know why they run so many test plants- they nailed the smell  so well that one whiff will have your grandma asking for the recipe!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Effects

The Humboldt Seed Company bred this treat to smoke a lot like the legendary Trainwreck from Arcata, California, except with some added potency and a super unique terpene profile. It’s a body-relaxing high that provides plenty of tingly euphoria, but one that’s otherwise very uplifting, meditative, and even energetic. It’s a perfect afternoon or happy hour strain, but depending on the person, it might also do well as a morning smoke. Whether or not it’s too stimulating for night time use will depend on the smoker, so don’t overdo it before needing a great night's sleep unless you’ve tried it before. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Medical Benefits

Due to its Trainwreck lineage, the uplifting effects are said to improve all things mood — patients have reported success in reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. The Cookie Monster lineage provides a potency to body effects that patients say might relieve migraines, cramps, and muscle spasms without intense body load. For serious chronic pain, some patients may need to for something with more physically dominant effects. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Characteristics and Terpene Profile

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a frosty lime green strain with bright reddish pistils that may turn to a goldish color at the tips. It smells and tastes like pineapples and vanilla frosting, with an exhaled caramel and creme brulée finish.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a high-THC strain but it’s most notable for its terpene profile, which includes ocimene and carene, as well as the more common pinene and limonene. 

Ocimene is a component in many plants including mint, parsley, hops, and peppers, but on its own has a blend of citrus and woody smells. To cannabis users, it’s perhaps most known for being the dominant terpene in Strawberry Cough.

Carene is a major component of natural turpentine that’s found in rosemary, lemon, cedar, pine, basil, and allspice. It’s thought to have a number of therapeutic properties that include reduced inflammation, bone regeneration, and improved cognition. This musky lemon terpene is found in Super Silver Haze and Super Lemon Haze

Growing Pineapple Upside Down Cake Seeds

Pineapple Upside Down Cake flowers in as little as 45 days, making it an incredibly versatile option for almost any grow. It yields well indoors but becomes a heavy producer outdoors. It’s also known for being easy to maintain without much training or maintenance, it has sturdy branches, and it has moderate mold resistance. For those reasons, Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a great option for home growers and commercial facilities alike. 

The seeds were offered in both regular and feminized form but have been discontinued, so they may have gone out of stock at your favorite seedbank, but Seed Cellar still stocks the regular and feminized varieties.

The strain is also available at Seedsman in both the regular and feminized forms.