The Pink Champagne strain is another impressive hybrid created by legendary cannabis breeder Ken Estes. Estes is best-known in the cannabis world for creating one of the highest quality strains of all time, Granddaddy Purple. It is of little surprise, then, that Pink Champagne, a descendant of Ken’s Granddaddy Purp’, is a top-quality strain.
The Pink Champagne strain has several other names, including Wow Kush, Raspberry Kush, Phantom, or Ken’s Phantom. Cannabis consumers regularly confuse it with Phantom Cookies, but that is an entirely different strain.
What Is the Pink Champagne Strain?
Pink Champagne is a cross between the indica Granddaddy Purple and the hybrid Cherry Pie. While it is an indica-dominant strain (80:20), its effects tend to kick in pretty quickly. Pink Champagne weed consumers say that they first experience gentle pressure in their face and temples just before the strain’s effects take hold.
The heavy, lazy feeling that Pink Champagne instills makes it best suited to evening use.
It’s perfect for people looking to de-stress and unwind after a busy day. The heavy, lazy feeling that Pink Champagne instills makes it best suited to evening use. While recreational users generally consume it for relaxation purposes, medicinal consumers use it to address various conditions. We will discuss some of the conditions that Pink Champagne may benefit in the Medical Benefits section below.
Pink Champagne’s fragrance is a mixture of sweet, fruity notes. Users liken the aroma to a combination of blueberries, grapes, and cherries blended with a danker, skunky odor. The muskier skunky smell is more pungent when grinding the buds. Pink Champagne produces smoke that is smooth and easy on the throat. However, it does have quite a strong, pungent odor, so you might want to open a few windows.
Pink Champagne’s aroma gives a good indication of how it tastes. It has a sweet fruity flavor infused with grapes and berry-like notes. Some say that it also has a slightly malty, yeasty taste on the exhale.
A mature Pink Champagne plant has a typical indica-style appearance with leaves tightly coiled around their central stems. The flowers are pretty small and bunched together, while its densely packed buds have a coating of sticky trichomes. Growing prominently among the leaves are curly, orange pistils. These are a female plant’s reproductive organs designed to catch pollen from male plants.
This plant’s bright green leaves can also have hints of purple, inherited from its parent strain, Granddaddy Purple. The purplish hue is due to anthocyanin pigments that are stimulated when exposed to colder temperatures shortly before flowering.
Pink Champagne Strain Grow Info
Feminized Pink Champagne seeds are available online. If growers can source clippings of another mature Pink Champagne plant, they can grow a clone.
While it is possible to grow Pink Champagne indoors or outdoors, it thrives outside in a cool, semi-humid climate. The optimal average daily temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
To bring out Pink Champagne’s purplish colors, expose this plant to cold (but not freezing) temperatures just before flowering. Indoors Pink Champagne flowers between 9-10 weeks and produces 10-12 ounces per square meter. Outdoors, your crop will be ready for harvesting by mid to late October and provides a return of 12 ounces per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
Pink Champagne can contain anywhere between 16%-23% THC.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Pink Champagne contains minimal CBD, with 1% being the very top end.
Medical Benefits of the Pink Champagne Strain
Pink Champagne reportedly has several potential health benefits. Medicinal consumers use it to address migraines, chronic stress, and mood disorders.
Pink Champagne users say it is also very effective at relaxing both body and mind and relieving muscle aches and pains. As time passes, users report that this strain causes couchlock, sedation, and drowsiness. For this reason, Pink Champagne is a popular choice for people with insomnia.
Possible Side Effects of the Pink Champagne Strain
Pink Champagne may cause side effects such as cottonmouth and dry eyes. As mentioned, this strain is heavily sedating, so couch-lock and drowsiness are also likely. Those who overindulge may experience dizziness or paranoia.
Final Thoughts on the Pink Champagne Strain
The Pink Champagne strain offers many benefits to both the recreational and medicinal cannabis consumer. The recreational user will likely enjoy the lazy vibes that make this strain ideal for relaxing and unwinding.
The Pink Champagne strain offers many benefits to both the recreational and medicinal cannabis consumer.
On the other hand, the medical marijuana consumer may benefit from this strain’s many medicinal uses. Some conditions that Pink Champagne can reportedly address include insomnia, pain, stress, and mood disorders.
One drawback is that Pink Champagne causes couchlock and sedation. Though, insomniacs may find this strain’s soporific effects helpful for getting some much-needed sleep.