Kush hemp flower is a broad name used for various strains derived from the Kush family of cultivars. The most famous is the OG Kush strain, and the recently popular is the Bubba Kush strain for its CBD concentrations.
The name itself refers to the Hindu Kush strain, sourced from Asia. It carries the robust Indica heritage that makes these strains what they are. The Hindu Kush mountain range spans the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. This is one of the few geographical areas where this strain grows naturally.
It has been used for cross-breeding various strains, and it has some distinctive features that set it apart from all the other strains. So let’s learn a bit more about that.
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Kush strains tend to exhibit deep green colas. Colas are the topmost flower clusters that give blooming cannabis plants characteristic looks. Dark green is found in the leaves as well. The flowers sport pistils that can range from orange to bronze and rust. The buds are usually dark, dense, and often knotted. The plant is typically squat and thick, showing its adaptations for its mountain home.
Kush strains have complex terpene profiles. This leads to very complex bouquets when it comes to the nose. You will detect hash spice, sweet fruit, incense, pine, earthy, floral, citrus, gasoline, and even herbs. It all depends on the strain, the growing conditions, and the inputs. Needless to say, the flavor profile will not disappoint you.
These densely flavourful flowers are best experienced through a vaporizer. However, you will also get a beautiful experience when you smoke them. The terpenes decide the flavor, so you will get herbaceous, earthy, citrusy, and pine tastes. Again, it all depends on the batch, the strain, and other variables mentioned earlier.
These are heavy and sedative strains. Being Indica dominant, they will pin you to the couch. Depending on the strain, the experience will also put a big smile on your face. Strains that have OG Kush lineage usually exhibit this strong euphoric effect. That said, the cerebral effects are also relatively strong. You can expect a lot of introspection and internal reflection with OG Kush and related strains.
This landrace strain is a popular option for growers and breeders alike. It is often used for backcrossing and stabilizing hybrids. Farmers love Kush because genetics are tuned for withstanding harsh climates and only need water in moderate amounts. They will survive cold and unforgiving weather with ease.
Growers are also fond of Kush for the squat nature of the plants. The short height makes the plants easy to manage, care for, and harvest.
Like many other cannabis strains, the kush strain has also been adapted for CBD hemp cultivation. So there are CBD hemp flowers with the same strain name. But they are low on THC and high on CBD. Legal compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill makes it mandatory to produce strains under 0.3% Delta-9 THC and THCa concentration.
Now let’s look at some of the most popular Kush strains that are out there right now. Let’s start with the two popular ones we already mentioned, OG Kush and Bubba Kush.
OG Kush, as mentioned earlier, is the most popular Kush strain in the market. One search for Kush, and you are sure to find multiple results for OG Kush. It is a well-balanced hybrid strain that is Indica dominant. Being a Kush strain, it has potent sedative effects. However, it is also known for its intense euphoric and uplifting effects.
This is a great strain to settle down with at the end of the day. It is relaxing and uplifting and will help you fall asleep with a smile on your face.
This is currently the second most popular Kush strain on the market. There is hardly a hemp seller that does not stock it. This heavily sedative strain is known for getting you very stoned and high. It is also known for whetting the appetite. So you might find yourself passed out on the kitchen floor after raiding the pantry for munchies.
If you haven’t guessed it already, it is really helpful for falling asleep.
The purple leaves and flowers inspire the name. Interestingly enough, the flavor profile also matches the looks. It has a discernible grape flavor along with earthy overtones. This is another great strain for helping you sleep.
Master Kush is a direct descendent of the legendary Hindu Kush landrace. It inherits all the powerful properties of the original strain. It is an excellent alternative to the Bubba Kush strain. It has a great combination of happy, relaxing, and sleep-inducing effects that make it ideal for evening sessions when you want to relax and wind down.
Kush family strains are some of the best Indica strains available. Between all the various phenotypes and strains, you will get various effects and flavors to choose from. It is by far one of the most illustrious hemp families.