If you’ve taken a look at the strains and seeds, you may have seen names like Kush Cannabis, Purple, and Haze. To any newbie, they can seem a bit confusing. While you may understand the difference between Indica and Sativa strains, other terms are more cultural than morphological.
For example, Kush. When you see it related to a variety of seed, it can mean several things, especially related to the taste, the smell, even the effects of the cannabis or its place of origin. Many will have a strong genetic component that connects them all and will include these characteristics.
So to help you, we’ll take a look at this particular term and what it means for your cannabis, as well as the most popular strains you can try.
What is Kush?
It is a definitive strain of cannabis that was discovered in the 70s and that has its origin in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, a region that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan. It grows naturally in this region and was bought in the United States by people who traveled there. Afghan Kush is something of a legend, and most cannabis connoisseurs will have tried it at some point.
Any strain that has the genetics of the Kush plant will share some common characteristics. In recent decades, it has become a popular strain for cannabis connoisseurs. This is what you usually get:
It is quite a colorful and distinctive plant. You’ll find leaves that have more than a hint of purple, and the tails are a striking green.
If you look a little closer at the fine hairs or pistils of the plant you will notice that they can take on a tan or rusty color. The plants themselves are quite stocky and thick, with buds that are dense and knobby.
As your Kush plant begins to grow and bloom, you will also notice some very distinctive scents that can fill your home if you are growing indoors. It can be floral, pungent, spicy, there’s even a hint of citrus. Once you’ve dried and cured your crop, you’ll find that earthy aroma carries over into the flavor quite easily.
But what about the effect of the Kush? Well this is brain cannabis that is often good for meditation and contemplation. You will often find sedative and euphoric effects, in fact everything you need to keep the world okay.
Many people choose Kush varieties because they can grow reasonably well in harsher climates. They are not a plant that grows high, so they can keep well both indoors and outdoors and generally get a pretty good yield.
Although Kush means that certain attributes will be there due to the genetics of the plant, there will be variations between the different strains. This means that Afghan Kush is slightly different from Skywalker Kush, which is different from Bubba Kush. These slight variations are what connoisseurs generally look for when choosing a new seed strain.
Now that we’ve found out what Kush is all about, let’s take a look at the different varieties of seeds we have for sale at Seedsman.
If you are looking for something traditional, a pure and long-lasting Indica that will transport you back to the 70s in style, this strain is perfect. It is one of the most popular strains in the US and provides a strong high that is ideal for both recreational and medicinal use. It is often used to help control pain, insomnia and stress relief, but if you want to relax, it is perfect.
It is an easy plant to grow from seed and does not require much care. It tolerates watering quite well and shouldn’t have too much trouble with mold. Ultimately, it is a seed that will grow in most conditions.
One of the most popular strains in the United States, Bubba Kush has earned recognition in the cannabis world for its sedative effects.
A truly dominant indica in almost every way, Bubba Kush is quite stocky in stature but offers large leaves and a unique, compact bud structure whose colors are rainbow-like in its tonal range.
The parents of this new strain from Seedsman are both Bubba Kush strains from the mid-90s.
Reports suggest that the strain itself didn’t emerge until 1996, which means that with Seedsman’s Bubba Kush, you will get the most authentic version of the strain, just as its creator intended.
Suitable for all growing media, Bubba Kush is especially ideal for those who work in smaller grow spaces.
Due to its strong sedative effects, this strain is certainly not an option for daytime use, but it can help in the treatment of various medical conditions.
Like most Bubba Kush strains, the aromas of intense and sweet hashish and spices are present.
This is a high THC seed that combines OG Kush and Skywalker genetics and is a feminized photoperiod plant that, again, is easy to grow almost anywhere. If you are looking for higher yields while maintaining quality, this will be a great choice, especially for novice growers.
You can expect a reasonably fast flowering time of 63 days and THC levels of up to 20% that provide a nice relaxing high. It grows a bit taller than most Kush varieties, so it will require some sort of SCRoG setup. This is not as difficult as it sounds and will ensure the highest possible performance.
This strain shows how complicated cannabis seed genetics can be. Combine the respected Master Kush with Medusa (a combination of Misty, White Widow, and Skunk # 1). It is a plant that will grow indoors and outdoors and will offer a yield of up to 600 gr / m² with high quality buds.
As for its flavor, don’t be surprised if you notice citrus and lemon nuances with more than a touch of sweetness. This is a popular strain for medicinal use, helping with cramps, depression, and chronic pain relief. Provides a powerful and long-lasting moderate high from a medium amount of CBD in the strain.
If you’re looking for higher THC levels, maybe up to 25%, then this combination of Southern Cali Kush and Big Bomb might just fit the bill. It is a relaxing cannabis with hints of lemon and diesel that combine to make a great stress buster for all occasions. It is an Indica / Sativa mix that offers spectacular yields of up to 700 gr / m² indoors.
If you are lucky, you can start having flowers after seven weeks. It is a strain that makes you relaxed and calm. It is one of the products in our catalog that is becoming more and more popular.
This is another popular choice in growshops, they cross OG Kush with Critical Mass. It is a pure Indica strain and offers high yields and good potency. You will have to carry out some type of maintenance during the flowering phase. The buds can become quite heavy and drag the plant a bit. But if you don’t mind, it’s a great pick for growers with a little experience.
This strain more than meets expectations with a strong and relaxing high. This makes it a favorite with cannabis connoisseurs. Expect the first bloom to start in about 50 days. She is a suitable strain to grow in varied climates, both indoors and outdoors, and she never seems to disappoint.
Ocean Grown Kush is a classic in every way, and it’s no wonder there is such a high demand for this variety of seeds. Its origins are slightly shrouded in mystery, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of our biggest bestsellers. This is a feminized Indica / Sativa strain that is ideal for growing indoors and outdoors.
Kong’s CBD Kush
If you’re looking for a more focused medical cannabis strain, this combination of Blue Afghan and Sumo’s OG Kush should fit the bill. It is a mainly Indica variety that offers a sweet and earthy flavor. It has a relatively high level of THC and a medium level of CBD, both of which complement each other. This plant produces a higher yield outdoors than indoors, but it can be grown in both places.
Due to the CBD content, it provides a high without being overly psychoactive and is used for pain relief and for those who want to better cope with stress.
Gordo Master Kush
This is another popular growhop option and combines Kush and Bubba Kush for a long-lasting, intense high that will keep you on the couch for a long time. It is a mostly Indica variety that offers a medium yield, but will develop really powerful buds. The THC content must be greater than 20%, while the CBD is less than 1%.
You can grow Gordo Master Kush indoors and outdoors. You should expect flowering to take place shortly after the 50 day mark. If you want to kick back after a long day at work and really relax, this is a great option.
There are many options when it comes to Kush varieties. You can always be sure that you are acquiring a quality strain that offers certain key characteristics.
Translation done by AutoCultivo, Source: Seedsman Blog