Pink Starburst Strain - Everything you need to know & more!

Pink Starburst Strain - Everything you need to know & more!
Pink Starburst Strain - Everything you need to know & more!

Pink Starburst Strain is a potent and delicious strain that should not be confused with the Starburst OG strain. In Pink Starburst strain, a true dankenstein strain is realized. Thanks to Manali West's breeding skills, Pink Starburst is a mighty strain that will bring about both indica and sativa effects. For those smokers just beginning, make sure to take it easy with this one! Overall though, Pink Starburst is one hell of an enjoyable strain.


pink starburst strain cannabisResin dripping off this Pink Starburst flower. Photo: @headymonster

Pink Starburst: Indica or Sativa?

Neither! Pink Starburst is a 50/50 balanced hybrid. Balanced hybrids are some of the most popular types of cannabis in the cannabis community right now. Who could deny that a hybrid's effects are like receiving a warm hug from the indica and a burst of euphoria from the Sativa? This combination can help treat many different medical problems, which will be discussed a little further on.

Pink Starburst genetics 

Manali West created this strain by crossing together three incredibly dank strains. It was a very complicated crossing procedure, but the end result smells and tastes as good as it sounds. A masterstroke by its creator, the three strains crossed together to create Pink Starburst were:

  • DJ Short’s Blueberry
  • Headband
  • AJ Sour Diesel BX3

This, to those of you who know any of these strains, will seem like a fantastic mix. It does not disappoint, and if you do manage to find this strain, you should have a great time with it.

Pink Starburst THC percentage

The average hybrid has around 13% THC. The average Pink Starburst THC level is about 25%. Anything over 25% is considered potent, so with the average already hitting 25%, you know that this is a potent marijuana strain. However, some phenotypes of Pink Starburst have tested out at over 33% THC, which is enough to knock your socks off.


Pink Starburst price

This is a certified dankenstein strain, and the seeds are fairly hard, if not impossible, to find. This means the price will be above average. As a top-shelf strain, Pink Starburst will be at least $15 a gram in North America, where weed is more widely legal. In Amsterdam, it will be more expensive, costing closer to around $20 a gram.

Pink Starburst taste

One of Pink Starburst's primary attributes is its flavor profile. Although the potency is also very high, if you look at the strains that were crossed together, then you will understand why this strain is so famous for its taste. Also, its name is very fitting, as it really smells and tastes like Pink Starburst. Once you grind this strain up, it releases its full flavor and taste. If you then put it inside a flower vape, you will truly appreciate the taste. The full taste profile of Pink Starburst is:

  • Flowery
  • Sweet
  • Earthy

Pro tip: if you vape it at a higher temperature, it tastes a little bit like burnt sugar.


Pink Starburst oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

Because of its amazing flavor and high potency, Pink Starburst is a great choice for companies who make prefilled vape cartridges. Some companies also make Pink Starburst flavored e liquids or e juice. You could also make your own shatter or butane hash oil. This is fairly dangerous though, so it’s best to let people make Starburst concentrates in labs. Pink Starburst would make a very good concentrate, as well as an e juice. In general, concentrates require potent and tasty strains, which Pink Starburst is both.

Pink Starburst wouldn’t really be worth making into edibles, because it’s expensive and hard to find. However, one thing you could definitely consider doing is vaping all of your buds. If you take the leftover bud and mix it with a fat or oil, you’ll have an exceedingly potent edible ready to go. This can be a great way of getting the amazing taste of a strain and also a potent edible high. If you do want to make Pink Starburst into edibles from the raw flower (rather than the already vaped bud), then make sure to decarboxylate first.

pink starburst hybrid cannabisPink Starburst nearing the end of its growth. Photo: @@headymonster_

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Wild hair day for this Pink Starburst nug. Photo: @headymonster

Pink Starburst General
Pink Starburst Medical
Pink Starburst Negative
Uplifted 100% Stress Relief 100%
Dizziness 100%
Relaxed 95%
Depression 95%
Paranoia 100%
Giggly 45%
Pain Relief 85%
Cottonmouth 75%
Talkative 40% Insomnia  85% Headache 45%
Creative 35%  Fatigue 80%
Overwhelmed 25%

Pink Starburst is a perfectly well-balanced hybrid. More than this it’s very, very potent. This combination can be a great treatment for depression. That is because depression often requires high doses of THC, but also requires the balance between Indica and Sativa. Pink Starburst definitely has this. However, it could also make some people feel worse; it really is very dependent on the person. Just because it helps one person with depression, doesn't necessarily mean it will help everyone. It could also make some people feel anxious, which definitely doesn’t help depression.


As mentioned before, it’s also a very potent strain. If it ends up being overly potent for you or a friend, try taking these steps to feel less high:

  • Have a cold shower
  • Have a strong pot of coffee
  • Go for a jog or a swim

After you get back from working out, you should feel way less stoned. In particular, the cold shower is an almost instant fix to feeling overly stoned.

Pink Starburst flowering time

Pink Starburst’s flowering time is 7-9 weeks, which is a fairly quick growing time. If you leave it for the maximum amount of time it should develop a stronger flavor and a little bit more potency.

Pink Starburst Strain growing tips

Pink Starburst is a fairly difficult strain to grow, and as such you will need to pay a lot of attention while trying to grow it. It grows pretty tall, so you should definitely support your Pink Starburst plants, and you will also need a pretty large room if you’re growing indoors. It grows like a typical Sativa - tall and lean.


Pink Starburst Strain seeds 

The seeds for Pink Starburst are unfortunately not available from the original breeder online. While some seed shops do claim to sell this strain, it’s very hard to verify whether the seeds are real or not.

Pink Starburst Strain yield

The yield of Pink Starburst is 2.5 ounces per foot squared, which is a pretty high yield. Yield can be improved by using the best practices for growth. Check out the video above for tips that might prove helpful.

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This Pink Starburst grow looking fire! Photo: @pumphouse_seeds

What is the Pink Starburst strain? 

Pink Starburst was created for taste and potency, and it ticks both of these boxes nicely. However, it’s a fairly hard strain to find, which is unfortunate. If you do find it, you should almost certainly stick it inside a flower vaporizer because the taste is much better. The other benefit of using a flower vape is that you can use the already vaped bud to make potent marijuana edibles incredibly easily. Pink Starburst is also used very often by concentrate makers and pre-filled vape companies.


  • 50/50 balanced hybrid which can help treat depression
  • Mental clarity and full-body relaxation
  • Pretty hard to find, but if you do find it, you’re in for a treat
  • Seeds are very hard to come by
  • Very potent strain, with some phenotypes testing at over 33% THC

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line below! 

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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