Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Strain Review

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Strain Review

With a name reminiscent of your grandmother's signature dessert, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake strain is a sweet cannabis choice to wake and bake your way into an energizing yet chill day.

Is PDC A Sativa Or Indica Strain?

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or PDC, is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain. 


Depending on where you buy, PDC is typically 80% sativa and 20% indica. However, some growers have produced PDC strains closer to the 60/40 ratio. 


Since Pineapple Upside Down Cake is sativa-dominant, its high will have you feeling the energizing and productive vibes that come with sativa while balancing your high with the chill and relaxing impacts of its indica contributions.

PDC Full Strain Review 


The first thing you'll notice about PDC is its tasty appearance.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake has lusciously green flowers decorated with orange pistils and golden amber trichomes, resembling the popular dessert. 


Not only does PDC look like the actual dessert, but thanks to its generous smattering of golden trichomes, it is also sticky to the touch, just like its delicious namesake.  

Blend of Cookie Monster & Pineapple Trainwreck

PDC is cultivated from cross-breeding Cookie Monster and Pineapple Trainwreck, making this hybrid weed strain a combination of two bodacious buds. 

Cookie Monster

The Cookie Monster strain is a pure indica with THC levels typically around 17-18%, though some growers have produced THC levels of up to 23%!


It is a cross between the famous OG Kush and the popular Girl Scout Cookies strains. 


Cookie Monster's dense green and purple buds are decorated with orange pistils and a generous frosting of deliciously sticky trichomes, just like its baby, PDC. 


Its high will leave you feeling relaxed while also helping to relieve any physical pain. 


This strain has an earthy and woody aroma that carries a minty undertone. 


It is packed with flavors, providing a mix of vanilla, woody, minty and sweet tastes on the inhale. 

Pineapple Trainwreck

Pineapple Trainwreck is a hybrid marijuana strain that is sativa-dominant, coming in at 80/20. 


It is a cross between Shipwreck and Pineapple Express, with THC levels varying from 14-20% depending on the grower. 


Its visual appearance may be a bit underwhelming, but don't let its looks deceive you. This strain's buds are compact yet soft, with a delightful amount of trichomes.


Pineapple Trainwreck provides a long-lasting high that is a mix of uplifting and mellow. 


Spicy and fruity aromas waft off this bud, leaving a sweet and cool fruity aftertaste upon smoking. 



PDC's Terpene Profile And THC Content


The comprehensive terpene profile in PDC helps bring to life the wonderful tastes and aromas associated with this strain, as well as some added health benefits!


Ocimene is the dominant terpene found in this beauty. 


This terpene exudes a woody scent and fruity flavors. 


It is known for creating uplifting feelings while also providing anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral benefits to its users. 


Ocimene is also in plants other than cannabis, like mint, basil, orchids, and lavender. 


Humulene's scent compliments ocimene in that it also has a woody smell but hints of herbs and spices mixed into the flavor profile.


It, too, carries anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antitumor and antibacterial. Humulene is also an analgesic, meaning it helps to provide pain relief. 


Thanks to its anorectic properties, humulene will help fight off any cases of 'the munchies' you might get from smoking this strain. 


Humulene is also present in hops and ginseng. 


Terpinolene will bring a more floral scent to the mix, adding pinches of citrus and pine. 


It makes its home in other plants and spices like sage, rosemary, nutmeg, and tea trees. 


This terpene has plenty of "anti" properties, like being antifungal, antibacterial, and even an antioxidant. 


Caryophyllene's most notable trait is the peppery effect it brings out in its scent, accompanied by tinges of clove and cinnamon and just a tad of diesel in its undertone. 


It should be no surprise that this spicey terpene is also found in black pepper. 


When it comes to health benefits, caryophyllene carries with it some anti-inflammatory properties. 


True to its name, pinene gives off both a piney scent and taste. 


It is often referred to as the most common terpene and has many associated health benefits. Pinene is known to help treat depression, inflammation, respiratory issues, and cancer. It is also understood to be antimicrobial and neuroprotective. 


This popular terpene is also found in pine needles, cedar, oranges, basil, eucalyptus, and many other plants!


Another terpene whose scent and flavor match its name is limonene. This terpene contributes to the citrusy feel you'll get from smoking PDC. 


Limonene also helps to deliver a happy, euphoric feeling that is great for mood enhancement and stress relief. 


While helping you be happy, it's also an antimicrobial and an antioxidant. 


This citrusy terpene can also be found in lemon, lime, grapefruits, and oranges, as well as in mint and pine. 


Linalool delivers a lavender-like scent that has touches of spice in it. 


Not surprisingly, this terpene is also found in the lavender plant and shares some of lavender's therapeutic properties. 


Linalool is known for bringing on a relaxing effect, both physically and mentally. It helps with stress relief, combatting depression, and reducing anxiety. 


While it's working to help improve your mental state, it's also antimicrobial and helps to strengthen the immune system. 


Myrcene's aroma blends well with limonene and caryophyllene thanks to its spicy scent that is mixed with a touch of sweetness. 


This terpene helps to bring calmness to the cannabis high while also acting as a mood enhancer. It helps to relieve anxiety and stress while also aiding sleep and relaxation. 

THC Content

The potency of THC in Pineapple Upside Down Cake varies from grower to grower and has been found to range from 14-25%, giving PDC the potential to pack a high THC punch depending on where you buy it!

Flavors, Aromas, and Effects

Flavors and Aromas

You can thank PDC's wonderous mix of terpenes for its delicious sensory experience!


Your tastebuds will dance with delight on your inhale. Pineapple Upside Down Cake delivers a sweet smoke that is filled with fruity flavors, both tropical and citrusy, with a nutty undertone that puts the finishing touch on this dank and delectable bud. 


On your exhale, you'll notice the sweet and fruity-scented smoke hit your nostrils, sprinkled with nutty notes that are speckled with remnants of herbs and spices. 


This weed is so tasty and on the mark with its name that you may want to make sure you have an actual pineapple upside-down cake handy just in case your munchies kick in!


As if this strain's pleasant tastes and smells weren't enough, the effects you'll feel from its high will make the PDC strain even more enjoyable. 


PDC's hybrid composition delivers the perfect blend of creating a relaxing yet energizing high. 


The sativa will hit you first, providing an immediate uplifting effect and putting you into a giggly state of pure joy. 


It delivers a cerebral high, kicking your brain into a sharp focus that then flows into a sensational and tingling body high. 


That's when you know the indica is kicking in. 


You'll flow in your blissful state of focus into a new level of relaxation, making this strain a great high for those productive yet chill days. 


Many users enjoy Pineapple Upside Down cake as a sweet dessert for breakfast, waking and baking their way into an enjoyable and long-lasting high from the start of their day. 


Others prefer to toke this tasty treat mid-afternoon, giving them that extra push towards the end of the day while also helping them start to unwind by evening time. 


PDC has several added medicinal benefits as well. Its body-high and relaxation properties make it an excellent strain to help treat chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, and inflammation. 


Couple PDC's relaxation benefits with its uplifting and mood-enhancing effects, and this strain is also good for aiding in treating mood swings, depression, and anxiety. 

Where To Find Pineapple Upside Down Cake In DC

Are you looking for some PDC in Washington, DC? Here are a few go-to options that are all I-71 compliant. 


Want your weed delivered to your door? Check out Heady Club. With just a call or text, this business will have your gift of green delivered straight to your door. 

Graffiti & Street Art Gallery

Gifted Curators is a graffiti and street art gallery with a wide variety of gifts. Purchasing a piece of digital art will get you your gifted green. 

Digital Art Gallery With Merch

Are you looking for choices? Give Fast Slice a look. This digital art gallery sells both merch and digital art. They also have a storefront and a delivery service, providing plenty of options for getting your green goodies. 

How To Grow The PDC Strain

PDC is considered an easy cannabis strain to grow, making it an excellent option for beginners! 


While outdoor growth produces higher yields, PDC also thrives when grown indoors or in a greenhouse.  

Where To Purchase Seeds

Are you looking to buy some seeds in Washington, DC? 


Check out The Seed Pharm for some easy online shopping that will have your seeds discreetly delivered to your door!


Before you buy your seeds, you should decide if you want to get regular or feminized seeds. 


Regular seeds are a great option if you want to end up cloning your plant since it contains both male and female plant genetics. 


Feminized seeds are a good choice if you are looking for a single plant harvest, as they don't clone well. 

Flowering Time And Cultivation Process

Pineapple Upside Down Cake has an average flowering time for cannabis, coming in around 7-8 weeks. If you're growing this beauty outdoors, you can expect it to start flowering between September to October. 


This short and sturdy plant strain is pretty low maintenance and doesn't require much training, if any, to keep it happy. It's pretty resistant to mold and mildew, making it an even easier plant to maintain. 


When grown indoors, PDC produces a slightly below-average cannabis yield at 2 ounces of green per square foot (the average is 3 ounces per square foot). 


If you're looking to harvest a higher yield of this delicious bud, you'll want to find a place to grow it outdoors or in a greenhouse. 

Concluding Thoughts

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of my favorite strain choices to start my day. 


There's nothing like a nice sweet treat with my coffee to help me wake-and-bake my way into a nice, happy, and energized high that will keep me relaxed and moving for hours to come.