Mother of All Cherries, or MOAC for short, is an intensely-flavored indica-dominant strain that was created by In House Genetics from crossing Cherry Pie with Mother of All Berries. The result is a fruity, visually striking flower that offers a deeply relaxing body high, and has a THC content between 17% and 23%.
MOAC establishes their appeal right away with large, well-formed flowers. These buds maintain a tapered, elongated shape, giving them the appearance of miniature cypress trees with an indica internal structure. The leaves are a surprising shade of deep purple and punctuated by occasional patches of pale green. The curly orange pistils provide further visual contrast, as do several cloudy white trichomes.
Mother of All Cherries has an almost uniformly sweet aroma, marked by distinct notes of cherry with some berry undertones. However, grinding up the buds can have more of a sour, earthy odor. Burning these buds yields a thick, acrid smoke that's liable to cause watery eyes or a coughing fit. On the exhale, this harsh smoke has a taste that's simultaneously fruity and sour.
Despite mostly indica influences, this high hits relatively quickly, sometimes startling users before they've even had a chance to exhale. At first, the head rush can disorient the smoker, but once passed, users will notice their mindset has taken on a more intense character; ideas may adopt new complexity and may feel interconnected to one's surroundings. This cerebral engagement can inspire productivity on everything from problem-solving tasks to creative endeavors, or brainstorming sessions. Depending on the setting, this strain's mental stimulation can lead to mild sensory distortions, including time dilation or a flattening of visual depth perspective. Those who enjoy these trippy phenomena can push them even further with atmospheric media like a soothing playlist.
As the high wears on, physical effects creep in to offset the initial energy, users may feel some relaxation and relief from any longstanding aches or spots of muscular tension. While Mother of All Cherries' cerebral effects may still be present at this point, smokers are apt to lose some of their earlier motivation. As such, this phase of the high may be better suited to binge-watching TV with good friends, and increased consumption can melt the body into total couchlock. Because of its two-phase high, Mother of All Cherries is recommended for afternoon through evening use.
MOACs' versatile effects are as useful for medical patients as they are for recreational consumers. Its zoned-in ways of thinking can help those with ADD to focus, while its generally upbeat mood can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, MOAC can soothe injury-related aches, as well as pain due to chronic conditions like lupus. Its anti-inflammatory properties, can soothe common complaints like stomach aches or headaches. Because of its fairly intense cerebral patterns, Mother of All Cherries should be consumed with caution by patients who are predisposed to panic or anxiety.
Fortunately for prospective home growers, seeds of Mother of All Cherries are available online. Plants can be grown indoors or out, with outdoor success depending on a semi-humid climate and daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Crops tend to be short and bushy with a solid network of sideways growing branches. Growers who want to bring out the plants' signature purple hues should expose their plants to nighttime temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins. When grown indoors, MOAC reaches flowering maturity within about eight to nine weeks.
A dynamic, flavorful smoke, Mother of All Cherries is sure to appeal to indica and sativa lovers alike. It's the perfect strain for winding down at the end of the day.