Developed on the US west coast, OG Kush cannabis seeds can be tricky to grow but are worth the effort!
1. Breed History
- THC Content: 27%
- Dominant Variety: Indica
- Origin: California, USA
1.1 OG Kush Origins
OG Kush is one of the top-selling cannabis strains in North America, and serves as the basis for many different varieties developed on the American west coast. Though its actual origin is shrouded in mystery, the seeds are thought to have been taken from Florida to California around 1993.
Many growers agree the OG Kush strain is descended from Chemdawg, and possibly Hindu Kush or another Kush variety. Another theory states the Chemdawg strain was mixed with a Thai-Pakistani hybrid. The origins of Chemdawg are unknown.
1.2 The OG Kush Name
There is also some disagreement regarding what “OG” in OG Kush stands for. One option is “Original Ganster”, a term used to describe cannabis dealers, credited to the nineties rap group Cypress Hills. Most professional growers, however, agree the letters stand for “Ocean Grown”, a nod to the indica-dominant strain’s California roots.
1.3 OG Kush Parentage
The indica family of Cannabis – sometimes called Cannabis Afghanica instead – originated in the Hindu Kush region, an area of the Middle East encompassing Turkey, Morocco, and Afghanistan. If a strain has the term “Kush” in its title, it is generally an indica-dominant type (though there are exceptions, such as Northern Lights). Most indica plants have a yield of about 40 to 70 grams per plant, from buds that are dense and bulky, as opposed to the sausage-shape of sativa flowers. The calming, sedating high of indica breeds can offer aid for health issues such as insomnia and anxious thoughts.
2. Physical Appearance
2.1 OG Kush Color
OG Kush plants range from yellowish to dark green in color, sometimes with a purple tint. During the flowering stage, the stem and branches become heavy with popcorn-shaped buds that grow in tight bunches, covered thickly with sticky resin and sprouting orange-red hairs called pistils. The leaves are hybrid in shape, with wide leaflets that may brush one another at the widest point, but do not overlap.
2.2 OG Kush Size
OG Kush can reach close to four feet if grown in suitable conditions, an average height for indica strains. Though the plant may start out a bit leggy, it generally fills out during flowering.
3.1 OG Kush Difficulty
OG Kush is regarded as a tricky plant to grow due to the pruning and careful treatment recommended, and is best reserved for experienced growers; novice gardeners may find the yields quite low. If well cared for, the strain makes a good mother plant, from which many clones can be cut and nurtured, for ongoing medication with the same effects.
3.2 OG Kush Growing Methods
Screen of Green and super-cropping methods both produce good results with OG Kush plants. Screen of Green involves allowing as many plants as possible to receive light during the growing period by coaxing them through a screen and fastening the plants along the screen to offer light to a maximum number of budding sites. Super cropping (also called High Stress Training – HST) involves purposefully stressing the OG Kush plants, forcing them to branch more and therefore produce more budding sites.
3.3 OG Kush Growth Period and Yield
OG Kush will flower within eight to nine weeks, and grows best indoors in controlled temperatures that mimic its ancestral growing location: the mountains of the Middle East. It is also suggested that users interested in growing OG Kush should research soil mixes, and proper lighting techniques before planting their seeds. With dedication, a very high-quality yield can be achieved with this popular strain.
4. Effect and Flavour
4.1 OG Kush Scent and Taste
The buds of the OG Kush plant emit an earthy pine and citrus scent – a combination of pungent and sweet often described as a summer BBQ aroma; some users find the smell quite harsh, and it has been known to set off coughing and watering eyes – it is not what one would call a subtle scent, and the strong smell tends to linger after use.
4.2 THC Content and Effect
Thanks to a high THC content in the mid- to high-20s, users will experience a heavy euphoria (from sativa content of approximately 25%) with a combination physical and mental high, leading to intensified sensations that often improve mood. The result is a relaxed and happy feeling, and often a case of couchlock, though there are those who find it energizing and enjoy OG Kush prior to physical activities such as exercise and playing games. Generally, however, the trance-like effect makes OG Kush a good choice for evening use. So potent it is easy to overindulge, the strain is often described as a “1 hitter”, and however the high presents, this strain always has the potential to incapacitate temporarily.
4.3 OG Kush Medical Use
The moderate CBD content of OG Kush makes it a good choice for medical use. In addition to serving as a serious muscle relaxer, the strain is used to treat migraines, stress and attention disorders. Also included on the long list of conditions OG Kush treats are depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD, as well as a stomach calming side-effect that can fend off nausea.
5. Buying OG Kush Cannabis Seeds from Growers Choice
5.1 Buy The Best OG Kush Seeds
When you purchase OG Kush from Growers Choice, you’re getting our company guarantee that the cannabis seeds you buy will sprout, becoming beautiful, healing plants perfect for tackling a whole range of medical conditions and symptoms, from muscle and joint pain and stress to migraines and attention and mood disorders.
5.2 OG Kush Germination Guarantee
OG Kush gardeners using Growers Choice seeds can rest assured their money won’t go to waste; we offer a glowing germination guarantee that promises 90 percent of your cannabis seeds will grow. If your batch falls short, we’re happy to replace the excess duds with brand new seeds, at no extra cost to you.
5.3 Germination OG Kush Seeds
All you have to do to be covered by the Growers Choice Germination Guarantee is follow our tried-and-true, straightforward germination method, which is laid out clearly on our site. Of course, your helpful Growers Choice family is standing by if you run into any problems – we want you to succeed, so you can feel better (and tell all your friends about us, of course)!