History variety OG Kush
Although there are still some doubts about its name or what exact blend this variety of marijuana arises, the truth is the OG Kush cannabis variety is one of the most requested among marijuana users and is particularly famous in the United States. Like its taste and its strong effect.
There are many things you can tell about OG Kush variety of different seed banks have done with its genetics, in order to be able to offer it to their customers. Something which is not surprising considering its reputation, and its high demand.
And it is a variety that likes both for its taste and for its effects, used both personally and to end certain ailments effectively. Such has been its success, especially in the United States, its home, even a senator of this country attempt to raise the tax from the sale of the same, due to the rise of sale. However, he failed to go ahead that law for the benefit of all sellers and consumers of it in that country.
This has already happened several years ago, specifically in 2009, but it is not such a new variety, but it takes marketing since the 90s, when three farmers came together to mix several varieties and the result we know today as Og Kush.
Well known also among rappers and athletes, today we focus on the history and characteristics of this variety that you can find in Piensa En Verde , from different seed banks.
Origin of the variety OG Kush
Its name appears on the list of most experienced marijuana smokers, who praise for all its properties, but before focusing on this point, it is interesting to know its history and origin.
Despite carrying the name ‘Kush‘, there is not a plant that grows in the area of Afghanistan or Pakistan, but does so across the world, particularly in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (California) and it is the result (according to most sources, although some differ) from a cross between a cutting from the variety Chemdog and a hybrid variety Lemon Thai and Old World Paki. In 1996 the range is grounded in San Fernando and since then has until now managed to become the best-selling California and No. 1 in the US.
Chemdog – Lemon Thai Californian music group Cipress Hill
Another question arises about the origin of its name, and some consider ‘OG‘ means ‘Ocean Grown (which grows in the ocean)‘ and others, on the contrary, that is short for ‘Original gansgter‘, the name which Californian music group Cipress Hill have given to late 90s to mention in one of his songs.
A term that refers to marijuana sellers or producers who make it to the top, as in the case of the creators of this famous strain.
Between them, the first version has more followers, although it is still a mystery that the creators did not want to reveal.
Properties and characteristics of the OG Kush
As we mentioned at the beginning, it is a variety that like it for its taste and its strong effect, although in the latter, not everyone agrees. Some claim that it will produce a feeling of immediate rush and yet others say it is what makes you relax completely, thus mitigating the effects of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, depression or anxiety. Similarly, some patients say they get alleviate the effects of stress experienced.
According to studies by researchers, variety OG Kush by Dinafem , the best known, contains 24% THC and 0,23% CBD and conclude that the effects are indeed strong, causing a head-rush like few get it.
The type of seed is feminized and can be grown both indoors and outdoors, and its development period of 8 to 9 weeks. This is a small plant, but with many branches and abundant production. Furthermore, the fact that perfectly suits SCROG techniques or SuperScropping makes performance increases. Its flavor is strong and fresh, like its aroma.
By Noelia Jimenez Team Piensa En Verde
There are many things you can tell about Og Kush variety of different seed banks have done with its genetics, to offer it to their customers.
Strain History: OG Kush
OG Kush is a legendary strain known worldwide, known even among people who don’t smoke. This strain had such a unique terpene profile and strong effects that it was the first strain to be really sought after and got its fame in no time.
1. The History of OG Kush
Even though theories say OG Kush’s name refers to it being grown along the coast of California meaning “Ocean Grown Kush” or it referring to Overgrown.com, the website where the bag containing the seed was sold on (thus the name “OG Kush”) these theories have been debunked.
The most accepted story begins in the 1990s in Florida when a grower named Matt “Bubba” Berger bought a bag of mixed seeds where he found a very unique phenotype of (what he thought it was) Chemdawg. He soon realized the plant’s potential and crossed it to a Hindu Kush landrace gotten from Amsterdam, resulting in a cultivar with a unique terpene profile he ended up calling “Kryptonite” aka “Krippy” in reference to its intense aroma.
According to the story, “Krippy” turned into “Kush” after one of Berger’s friends started to call it “Kush Berries” because of its dense, colorful, and round nuggets that reminded him of wild berries. Soon it became the most sought after strain in Florida by growers and smokers for its strong high, very dense nugs, and extremely intense smell. However, it wasn’t until a cutting of Kush ended up in LA in the hands of Josh D that it really took off.
Josh was a friend of Matt and a very experienced grower, he knew Kush wasn’t the easiest plant to grow but was a very desired phenotype so he decided to share cuttings and knowledge with his friends to see what they could come up with, little they knew they would give life to one of the most famous strains, ultimately getting known all over the world, not only getting the OG status but also getting renamed to OG Kush to remember her as one of the first strains.
With time OG Kush managed to spread around the world developing hybrids such as Tahoe OG Kush, Larry OG (aka SFV OG Kush), Bubba Kush Pre’98, Josh D OG, and Purple Kush for example. Today many famous Cali hybrids come from different phenotypes and crosses originated from these strains.
2. OG Kush: A Unique Strain
Thanks to her Californian heritage, our Fast Buds team developed our most powerful classic autoflowering strain. Original Auto OG Kush respects its classic unique terpene profile and high, her easy to grow nature combined with its ability to grow without much maintenance makes a perfect choice for those new to growing autoflowering cannabis.
Her Indica heritage translates into a plant that grows on the short side (up to 100cm or 40in), bulky and stocky. While having smaller characteristics she is definitely a heavy feeder and will deliver accordingly, having up to 23% THC she can produce 500 gr/m2 (over 17oz) of dense and insanely frosty extra stinky flowers. You’ll be amazed at the insane amounts of trichomes it produces.
The terpenes on this strain are what Kush lovers love and expect, a blend of pine, citrus, and an earthy smell. She coats the palate with a flavor of creamy citrus and chemicals with a distinct kerosene overtone while delivering an effect as strong as her smell and flavor, a super potent high that is extremely long-lasting.
Too much of this strain will leave you sedated and send you to sleep, a perfect strain for medical patients looking for therapeutic benefits or those looking to put their feet up and relieve any kind of physical pain after a hard day of work.
3. Most Common Questions About OG Kush
• Why is OG Kush so popular?
OG Kush has been popular since the ’90s, it’s a strain people have been enjoying for a lot of time due to its potency and flavor.
• Is OG Kush a Sativa or Indica?
There’s no way to know exactly what OG Kush is but the story says it’s a balanced hybrid resulting from the cross of Hindu Kush (Indica) and Chemdawg (Hybrid).
• Is OG and Kush the same strain?
Kush refers to the Hindu Kush landrace while OG is the famous cross that originated in Florida. OG Kush is the result of a cross (Chemdawg x Hindu Kush) between two strains.
• What strains are similar to OG Kush?
Strains with the same effects as OG Kush are Original Auto Cheese, Fire OG, and Platinum Kush, among others.
• Does OG Kush make you sleepy?
Being the result of a cross with one of the most potent Indicas, OG Kush will definitely make you sleep fast. OG Kush is used to treating pain and insomnia and is usually referred to as a medicinal strain.
4. OG Kush Terpene Profile
OG Kush’s unmistakable aroma comes from the following unique combination of terpenes (approximately).
Main Terpenes: 0.59% Caryophyllene, 0.17% Humulene, 0.10% Myrcene, 0.016% Linalool, 0.21% Pinene, 0.41% Limonene.
Secondary Terpenes: 0.003% Terpinolene and 0.002% Ocimene.
5. Grow Tips
Thanks to her Indica heritage, OG Kush is recommended for cold climates as she is used to the cold Californian nights, she can also take a strong feeding and the result of those extra nutrients will show once it’s harvested.
OG Kush is an overall very resilient strain that requires little to no maintenance at all. She really begins to stink when flowering so you should be careful if you’re growing it outdoors and remember she delivers a super potent high, not recommended if you’re not an avid smoker.
6. In Conclusion
Even though you can find more than 100 OG derived strains, OG Kush is one of the most sought after strains since the ’90s. Her unique smell, flavor, and high are something that old-time smokers can’t seem to get enough of, especially medical patients.
In honor of this old-school classic we developed Original Auto OG Kush, this strain is a true expression of the world-famous OG Kush that takes only 9 weeks from seed to harvest.
OG Kush is a legendary strain known worldwide, known even among people who don’t smoke. This strain had such a unique terpene profile and strong effects t