It is pure – meaning it has never crossed with any other strain and is grown in its natural environment. Thus, the cross-breeding of its genetics means you can be rewarded with stable and vigorous varieties. Every popular Kush variety you can think of, be it Bubba Kush or Cali Kush, can be traced back to the Hindu Kush strain. For example, Sensi Seeds created both Master Kush and OG Kush using the Hindu Kush strain. Other world-renowned strains such as White Widow and AK-47 are Hindu Kush’s ‘grandchildren.’ At this stage, it is getting to the point where the Hindu Kush strain will have more descendants than Genghis Khan!
We owe a debt of gratitude to the legendary Hippie Trail for bringing Kush marijuana to Europe and the Americas. The Hippie Trail was a particular route taken by seekers of subculture during the 1960s and 70s. They went from Europe to Pakistan, India, and Nepal, and returned home with Hindu Kush seeds. The King of Afghanistan at the time, Mohammed Zahir Shah, was very much a ‘cannabis-friendly’ monarch. However, in 1973, he was overthrown by his first cousin, Mohammed Daoud Khan. Khan proceeded to outlaw weed after succumbing to pressure from the American President, Richard Nixon. After his assassination in April 1978, the country has been in a bloody civil war ever since. As a result, it became much harder to bring Hindu Kush seeds to America and Europe, but enough had already been transported to begin the ‘Kush Revolution.’ As indica strains, Kush marijuana varieties were significantly more versatile than the existing sativa strains. This versatility meant a complete change from the cannabis growing methods which existed at the time.
Hindu Kush seeds had a significantly shorter flowering time than their sativa rivals. Therefore, breeders were able to grow more marijuana than ever before. Furthermore, the durability of Kush made it possible to cultivate it in cold regions such as British Columbia or Alaska. So, what can you expect if you’re about to try some Kush cannabis for the first time? Kush Effects: Kush cannabis is firmly indica, which means you can expect a sedative experience. Strains such as OG Kush (and anything crossed with this legendary strain), typically provide you with an intense euphoric feeling. You’ll likely feel happy; however, you may remain fixed to your couch! Why you should choose an indica strain for these conditions. Some medicinal consumers say that they find it helps to temporarily alleviate the symptoms of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. However, you should not consume it before the evening, because it relaxes the whole body and results in couchlock. Kush marijuana is also associated with a smooth and rewarding smoking experience. Notable Kush Flavors Include: Grape Diesel Citrus Floral Earthy. Prominent Kush Aromas: Floral Citrus Sweet fruit Herbal Pungent Pine Incense Hash spice Pepper Gas Herbs. When growing a Kush strain, expect it to show dark green colas and leaves, with the merest hint of purple. When it gets close to harvest time, the pistils of Kush weed turn bronze, orange, or even rust-colored. The dense, chunky buds grow on plants that are thick, small, and durable. As a result, novice growers can try their hand at cultivating Kush weed. Its durability and general hardiness mean that novices can get away with a few rookie mistakes. Kush varieties are a popular choice for breeders looking to stabilize hybrid genetics. As a landrace strain, Hindu Kush’s genetics ensure its descendants are naturally resistant to colder climates and reduced water consumption. The relative shortness of Kush plants and their generous yields are a couple of reasons why growers love Kush genetics! High Times has ranked OG Kush as its #1 strain of all time, and there is no higher praise. While its origins are a mystery, it is likely a cross between Chemdawg and the Hindu Kush strain. It is an indica-dominant (75%) strain, with a THC content of between 18.5% and 27%. OG Kush offers a sedative experience along with some euphoria, which makes it an outstanding night time strain. This strain has a complex terpene profile, and an unusual fragrance, which is a blend of skunk, fuel, and spice. OG Kush has been crossed to create other famous strains, too, such as Bubba Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, and Headband.
There are several different OG Kush phenotypes out there on the market.
Some of these include Tahoe OG, San Fernando Valley OG, and Ghost OG. This pure indica strain gets its name from the 500-mile-long mountain range that stretches from Afghanistan to northern Pakistan, and into Tajikistan. The Hindu Kush strain is renowned for its highly sedative and deeply calming effects. For this reason, it has become an extremely popular strain among medicinal cannabis consumers.