OG Kush strain was first cultivated in Florida, in the early ‘90s when a strain from Northern California was crossed with a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam. The result was a hybrid with a unique terpene profile that boasts a complex aroma with notes of fuel, skunk, and spice.
The genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, OG Kush arrived in Los Angeles in 1996 when Matt “Bubba” Berger brought it (along with “The Bubba,” which was later used to create the famed Bubba Kush) from Florida to legendary cultivator Josh D. Since then, OG Kush has become a worldwide staple used to create numerous famous strains like GSC and Headband. There are many different phenotypes of OG Kush, including Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Ghost OG.
OG Kush strain is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants
OG Kush strain THC Content
There might be a lot of dispute over OG Kush’s lineage and name, however, there is only one opinion as far as its potency is concerned. It ranks high in terms of THC which ranges from 19 to 27 percent. (THC: 19% – 27%; CBN: 1%)
Like other indica strains, OG Kush too has a dense bud structure that are usually medium to large in size. It has green leaves with a tinge of yellow. In some cases, the leaves are also stained with purple. The plant has vibrantly colored flowers with orange pistils. A silvery white layer of trichomes covers the buds giving them a sticky texture.
Aroma and Taste
If cured properly, this strain emits musty and earthy smell with some undertones of a fruity and citrusy odor. When the buds are crushed, they emit a pine-like smell. OG Kush gives off a strong smoke that can easily irritate the sinuses ad cause coughing. It tastes like hash and spices. Its odor lingers on long after it has been smoked.
Effect of OG Kush
The effects from OG Kush are usually mental, instead of physical. Initially, smokers experience a head rush that increases their focus and awareness. This is accompanied by a euphoric feeling and racing thoughts. This combination of effects makes it a popular strain for social settings.
OG Kush in Medicine
In medicine, OG Kush has been known to provide relief from depression and anxiety albeit temporarily. It is also effective for those suffering through disorders such as ADHD and has helped with migraines and headaches.
The Cultivation Process
You can grow OG Kush both outdoors and indoors. For cultivating outdoors, a consistent temperature of 75 degrees is required. With indoor cultivation, the trees usually grow short ranging from 2 to 3.5 feet in height. This strain usually flowers in up to 9 weeks if cultivated indoors and gives an average yield with approximately 45 grams for every square footage. Care must be taken for proper ventilation if grown indoors as the strain has a pungent odor.
As the OG Kush energizes and increases focus, it is suitable for day time use. However, it is also equally enjoyable in the evenings.
When to Harvest OG Kush ‐ Flowering Time
The OG Kush marijuana strain has a quick flowering time in comparison to other marijuana strains. You can expect it to flower within just 6 to 8 weeks. With a common mature height at least 78 inches, the OG Kush strain is one of the largest marijuana strains. Commonly producing yields up to 1 to 3 oz per square foot, the OG Kush marijuana strain is considered a to provide an average yield.
When smoked or converted into an edible form, the flavor of the OG Kush strain is best described as Earthy, Pine, and Woody.