4 Minutes and 20 Seconds with Sherbinski, Iconic Strain Cultivator

It isn’t often you get to spend time with a legend.
4 Minutes and 20 Seconds with Sherbinski, Iconic Strain Cultivator
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If you got the chance to meet a local legend in your community, wouldn’t you? We finally got the chance to sit down and speak with a very popular man in the cannabis community: Sherbinski of the “Cookie Fam.” This man is a GOD in the Bay Area of California, so meeting him was a humbling experience. He is responsible for strains such as Sunset Sherbert, Gelato, and Pink Panties. Obviously, I was compelled to learn as much about him as possible: how he got involved with Jigga from the Cookie Fam, what is the recipe for the Pink Panties strain, etc. Luckily, he was willing to sit down and chat with us for a– you guessed it– grand total of four minutes and twenty seconds. Here’s what he had to say.

When did you start growing Cannabis? What strains were they?

About 14 years ago. The first strain I ever grew was Afgoo, and then I moved onto some OG’s.

When did you start getting into the era of Girl Scout Cookies?

Probably about three years after I started growing. I lived in the Sunset District in San Francisco. I was able to meet the guys from the Cookie Fam. They were in my area. 

Did the weed you were growing at the time get you in contact with the Cookie Fam? Or had you linked up with them already?

One of the guys I train with kickboxing, Muay-Thai, was friends with that circle of people. I started hanging out with him, and he became one of my friends. He knew Jigga, so I was then able to meet him.

I do some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and I noticed there is a very big Cannabis Community within. Have you noticed the same thing?

Oh for sure! Martial artists are stoners! It almost goes hand-in-hand. It’s our medicine. Bruce Lee smoked weed. He used to put hash into his edibles before he trained. It’s a medicine, you know? When you also look at it, weed is also an anti-inflammatory. There are certain values when you’re beating up your body. It helps, especially for someone who doesn’t take pills, or any hardcore pain relief other than cannabis. It also helps with creativity. It is a martial “Art”, so weed turns on the “artist” part of it. It definitely fuels creativity.

When did Sunset Sherbert officially come out? When and how was it made?

It was a Burmese pollen that Jigga had, onto a Larry OG “Ish Cut” that I had. That is what makes the Pink Panties. So the Pink Panties, I stuck a little male seedling into a blooming room with cookies in it, and it pollinated that. The seeds from that cookies crossed to Pink Panties would become the Sherbert. We really didn’t keep any of the phenos out of that, but we kept seeds from that. Where the Gelato came from, was getting feminized pollen from the cookies x sherbert, and going back to the sherbert x cookies. Out of those, you would see the different numbers from the Gelato #25, #33, #41, #45, #47, #49. Bacio Gelato, Mochi, Gello.

What other strains did you work on as a group that no one really knows about, but is still pretty good that people might want to know more about?

One that’s pretty unknown that was pretty instrumental was the Pink Panties. It was the parent to the Sherbert. That really never really got any production, because it wasn’t that great of a yielder inside. At the time, we weren’t using Co2 or anything like that.

Was it a strain with a lot of flavors?

It was more therapeutic. It gives you a really great feeling, especially when it is grown outdoors. That’s something that will be brought back, so keep your eyes out for it!

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