Cannabis is mainly categorised as Sativa, Hybrid, or Indica, based on the morphology of the plant. But it can be further classified such as; Kush, Haze, and Purple. These terms refer to types of cannabis characterised by distinct smells, flavours, effects or geographic regions.
Kush is a specific variety of cannabis that descends from the Hindu Kush Mountains and is one of the few geographic regions where the cannabis plant grows natively. Having strong Kush genetics usually means a strain will have a few of the following attributes:
Appearance: strain exhibits deep green colas and leaves with hints of purple. Pistils (hairs) can look orange, bronze or rust coloured. Buds are dense, chunky, and knotted, coming from short, thick plants.
Aroma: Aroma can vary between earthy, floral, pungent, pine, incense, sweet fruit, hash spice, pepper, citrus, gas, and herbs.
Flavour: Smoke or vapour should be smooth and herbaceous, tasting of flowers, grape, diesel, citrus, and earth.
Effects: Their effects are massive and sedative. Kush crosses are coupled with a bright euphoria that puts a smile on the couch-locked consumer. Introspection or internal reflection is a common effect of Kush as well. These cerebral effects make a strong case for Kush as a meditative variety of cannabis.
Resistance: Kush genetics has a natural resistance to certain elements. This includes strong stocks and vegetation that can survive colder, harsher climates and moderate water consumption. In addition to their natural resilience, Kush strains are famous for their heavy yields and manageable height.
However, the above attributes can vary from Kush strain to Kush strain depending upon how its unique genetic expression naturally affect a strain’s characteristics. A simple search of “Kush” will yield hundreds of strains, below are top 5 strains:
Bubba Kush is what usually comes to mind when people think of Indica-dominant effects. This strain is Stoney and sedative. Bubba Kush may also ignite appetite.
The most famous of all Kush varieties is OG Kush, hits the sweet spot on the Indica-dominant hybrid scale. This strain’s comfortable yet potent sedation coupled with an uplifting euphoria make it the perfect strain to feel good with.
Skywalker OG has the classic hybrid effects of OG Kush and deepens its sedating effects with the addition of Skywalker. This Kush has a fruit-rich flavour and aroma while mimicking the happy, uplifted mental characteristics. The sedative effects melt over the body, taking the consumer to the dark side of the night to induce sleep.
Purple Kush is an excellent example of Indica-dominant attributes. This strain has purple foliage and will generally have an earthy, grapey flavour, as well as strong sleepy effects.
Master Kush is a Kush classic that inherits attributes directly from the Hindu Kush. It has a mixture of sleepy, happy, and relaxing effects. This strain is an excellent alternative to Bubba Kush.
Some other strains include Candy Kush, Bubble Kush, Pineapple Kush, Fat Banana, Hulk Berry, Purple Queen, Critical Kush, Royal Kush Automatic and Special Kush. No matter what kind of strain is cultivated, no one can deny the distinctive features of Kush strains. As, all of them are successful in marking themselves as legends.
CharacteristicsYield Indoors: 450 - 550 gr/m2Flowers 70 - 75 days
CharacteristicsYield Indoor: 400 - 500 g/m2Flowers 7 - 9 weeks
CharacteristicsThc 5% - 12%Cbd 5% - 12%Yield 350 - 450 gr/m2/600WFlowers 9 - 12 weeks
CharacteristicsFlowers 56 - 63 days
CharacteristicsYield 700 - 800 gr/plantFlowers 50 - 60 days
CharacteristicsYield Indoors: 200 - 300 gr/m2; Outdoors: 50- 70 gr/plant.Flowers 42 days
CharacteristicsYield 400gr - 500gr/m2Flowers 49 - 63 days
CharacteristicsThc 26%Yield Moderate YieldsFlowers 9 - 10 weeks
CharacteristicsYield 400 - 500 gr/m2Flowers 56 - 63 days
CharacteristicsYield Indoors: 500gr - 600gr/m2Flowers 56 - 70 days
CharacteristicsThc 19%Cbd HighYield 20 - 100 gr/ plantFlowers 55-65 days from seed
CharacteristicsThc 9.5%Cbd 9.5%Yield 450-550 gr/m2Flowers 75-85 days