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. The Hindu Kush strain has a heavy coating of resinous trichomes and boasts a THC content of between 14-20%. It is a slow onset strain, but when its physical effects do kick in, consumers commonly become sluggish, and couchlocked. The nature of Hindu Kush’s effects makes this strain suitable for evening use only. Hindu Kush has birthed some world-renowned and high-quality Kush offspring, most notably OG Kush and Master Kush. This is a heavily indica-dominant (85%) strain that contains between 18% to 30% THC! Unlike Hindu Kush, Skywalker OG is a rapid onset strain. Consumers will almost instantly feel like they’ve been transported to a distant galaxy, far, far, away. Skywalker OG is the polar opposite of a wake-and-bake strain. A deep body stone and heavy couchlock await those who consume this highly-sedating strain. Therefore, be sure to only consume this strain late in the evening when you want to sit back and relax. As Skywalker OG’s THC content can reach an astronomically high 30%, it is unsuitable for novices. Bubba Kush has been around for more than 20 years and is hugely indica-dominant (80%). This strain is a cross of OG Kush and the Bubba strains. The Bubba strain is named after Matt “Bubba” Berger and is said to be a Northern Lights phenotype.
Bubba Kush’s THC content ranges between 15-22%, and it infamously has incredibly potent tranquilizing effects. Therefore, Bubba Kush is unsuitable for novice consumers.
While this strain has powerful effects, consumers say that they remain functional and alert.