The Kush strain hails from a legendary line of cannabis plants. Rainbow Kush, Master Kush, Candy Kush, and especially OG Kush — you’ve likely heard of at least one of these.
When it comes to marijuana, you certainly have options. Just in our seed bank alone, we offer countless strains for each type of bud. So, then, how do our Kush seeds stand out from the crowd? What makes this type of weed lineage different?
Better yet, which type of cannabis is the best? Which strain will indulge your senses the most? Allow us to divulge just some of the many reasons we’ve come to know and love such a powerful kind of bud.
First, we’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions we get about the variety. Then, we’ll look at our favorites, the best sellers, and the easiest ones to grow.
What is Kush Weed?
The name ‘Kush’ is actually given to a large family of Indica-dominant hybrids. What makes a strain Kush is if it originates from the Hindu Kush mountain region in Central and South Asia.
Initially just called Hindu Kush, the strain evolved from a landrace strain into the potent and plentiful cross-bred strains we have today. Landrace meant it was grown in its natural environment and that it isn’t cross-bred.
Therefore, the very original Hindu Kush likely no longer exists. However, while its exact genetics might be lost, we still get to enjoy the best that comes from Kush’s lineage. Each type of popular Kush strain hails directly from Hindu Kush.
So, what is Kush cannabis? It’s a particular variety of marijuana that descends from the Hindu Kush mountains. Any strain with a lineage that can be traced back to that origination point is part of the Kush family.
Where Does the Kush Strain Come From?
Since Kush seeds must originate from the Hindu Kush region, that means the Kush strain came from that mountain range. Just west of the Himalayas, the 800-kilometer-long area stretches from far southeastern Tajikistan into northwestern Pakistan as well as central and western Afghanistan.
The cannabis strain found its way to the rest of the world thanks to the Hippie Trail. The now world-known journey was made famous in the mid-1960s through the late ‘70s by young, subculture seekers. From Europe to South Asia (namely, Nepal, India, and Pakistan), users from all across Europe and North America picked up Kush seeds along their adventure.
Our Favorite Types of Kush Seeds
Now that we know more about the origins of Kush weed, it’s time to look at some of our favorites. You may recognize some of these names, while others might be brand new. Regardless, we hope we can open your eyes to new varieties within the Kush fam.
Most importantly, which Kush strain stands out on top? Maybe you want to know which type of Kush marijuana is easiest to grow. Perhaps you’re in search of the most resilient type from this legendary lineage. Fortunately, we’ve got all the answers in store here.
One of the main reasons the Kush strain is famous worldwide is all thanks to OG Kush. One of the original Kush descendants, the indicia-dominant hybrid is the most popular of the Kush varieties. Though the name might make you think “original gangsta,” the acronym in this case actually stands for “ocean grown.” And when it comes to both taste and effect, this type hits just right.
The OG side of the strain stimulates euphoria and comfort, so you can feel at ease, happy, and relaxed. While it does produce a body high, you can also feel yourself staying engaged and talkative. THC levels you can anticipate from our varieties range from 21% to 23%, which is nothing to scoff at.
An Indica-dominant hybrid, its ratio is about 70% Indica and 30% Sativa. And OG Kush’s yield? Up to a whopping 500 grams per plant! Its plants grow tall from their sativa qualities. In appearance, they still appear wide and thick, too.
Some describe its flavors as a hint of pine alongside citrus with a woody, earthy aftertaste. If the mysteries of our Kush marijuana call out to you, we can’t help but recommend OG Kush to start.
Next up are our Candy Kush seeds. Feminized, Candy Kush is one of the newest strains to hit the market. With an unusually high THC level, though, it’s certainly gaining popularity — and fast.
You’ll likely find the effects to be more cerebral than a body high, unlike most Kush cannabis strains. In fact, most varieties from this marijuana weed lineage are Indica-dominant in nature. Candy is no different, at an 85%/15% indica/sativa ratio.
Standing out as unique, Candy Kush pushes the envelope of euphoria. And though it hits with more of a cerebral high, many users still enjoy it at night time. The powerful, almost trance-like high puts you in a perfect state for sleep.
With a flowering time of just 7 to 8 weeks and a powerful yield, this one’s an easy pick for many users. Anticipate between 550 and 800 grams per plant! At a compact height, Candy Kush is more discreet and arguably easy to grow compared to others.
Another favorite Kush strain is the Master Kush weed. A cross between two landraces, the Master originated in Pakistan. Then, it was further developed and bred here in Amsterdam. Classed as an F4, Master Kush is a stable and reliably resilient variety.
At 21% to 23% THC and an 85%/15% indica/sativa ratio, there’s a lot to love about this one. Plus, flowering time is only 8 to 9 weeks, making it almost no time to get from seed to harvest.
Finally, we finish up our highlights with Rainbow Kush seeds. Famous for its colors, incredible smell, and piney taste, you’re looking at a memorable strain.
What allows this one to stand out is just how legendary its lineage is. Rainbow Kush hails from Hindu Kush and Master Kush. Instead of being watered down by other lines, you’re looking at a double-Kush combination.
The THC level is tamer here at 15% to 20%, but that’s more than enough for plenty of growers. At a yield of 550 to 800 grams a plant you’re in for a bountiful harvest. And its flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks means you can see multiple harvests a year!
Discover Your Favorite Kush Today
As you can see, there’s plenty to love about Kush. Take some time to explore the different Kush seeds we offer to see which one resonates for you. Versatile and potent, there’s a type out there for every grower.
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