By many accounts, Phantom Cookies was created by breeders in Mendocino County when a Cherry Pie female was pollinated by a potent Granddaddy Purple. The resulting strain is a sweet, nutty-flavored Sativa packed with a hefty punch of up to 18% THC.
Phantom Cookies’ mother cultivar, Cherry Pie, is a hybrid of Granddaddy Purple and the famous landrace Sativa Durban Poison. The mother plant’s Sativa-like characteristics are tempered by sedative myrcene and calming beta-caryophyllene from Granddaddy Purple’s terpene profile. The linalool and beta-caryophyllene in Phantom Cookies produce sweet, berry aromas that are prominent in most varieties.
Another strain of the same name emerged in 2013, bred by Grand Daddy Purple Seeds of California. The team crossed the original Phantom Cookies with a hybrid of Platinum Cookies and Bay 11, a combination that yielded an Indica cultivar with high percentages of CBD.