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Strawberry Kush is an hybrid strain usually between 70% indica and 30% sativa. Most describe it as an easy to smoke strain that can be uplifting instead of overpowering. It gains most of its benefits from the Strawberry Cough strain while inheriting a few from its kush parent. One of the best things about this particular strain is that its easy to grow indoors and often produces mid to high levels of THC. There is also a high CBD version available.
Strawberry Kush Strain Lineage & Appearance
Strawberry Kush is a combination of 2 popular strains with very stable genetics, OG Kush and Strawberry Cough. Thankfully Strawberry Kush inherited it’s resilience from Strawberry Cough and none of the genetic downsides from OG Kush.
- Strawberry Cough
- A very popular sativa which is a combination of Strawberry Fields and an unknown version of Haze genetics
- Known for having social and stimulating effects
- Resistant to nearly every type of growing issue
- Produces mid to high levels of THC with low CBD
- OG Kush
- Popular California strain used to make numerous other cannabis strains
- Originated in Florida as a combination of a Californian strain and the Hindu Kush strain
- Mid to high levels of THC
- Indica dominant hybrid
- Susceptible to many types of disease, molds and fungus
The flower buds of Strawberry Kush are often coated with frosty trichomes and have thick leaves with varying hues of green. The flower buds will also have red hues which adds more to it’s name. These plants usually don’t grow to be much higher than 3 feet tall so they remain fairly short in size.
Strawberry Kush Strain Flavors & Aroma
The aroma of Strawberry Kush buds are earthy and sweet which comes from a combination of its cannabis terpenes. The flavor is also very sweet which this strain inherits from the Strawberry Cough genetics along with the smell of sweet strawberries.
Strawberry Kush Strain Effects & Side Effects
The effects of Strawberry Kush are usually relaxing and calming but there is sometimes an element of euphoria and creativity coming from the Strawberry Cough strain. Many users report this strain being very social and stimulating. So for new users of this strain the effects may be more on the relaxing side while for more seasoned cannabis users the effects may be more “physically relaxed but mentally stimulated”. Typical effects are described as happy, euphoric, uplifted, energetic and focused all while feeling physically relaxed. The only side effects that we know of are the typical dry mouth and dry eyes which occur with most cannabis strains.
Benefits of Strawberry Kush Strain
Hybrids will often have effects that can lean to either side of the spectrum. They can make it easier to get to sleep in the evening or they can be more energizing and mentally stimulating. Since the parents of Strawberry Kush are both hybrids with varying benefits, it really depends on the “phenotype” or specific variation of the strain. Uses of this strain may be beneficial for depression, anxiety, insomnia and pain management. The effects aren’t too sedating so it may be helpful with fatigue while still remaining functional. Since this strain can have moments of focus and clarity it may be used for getting late night assignments done before heading off to bed.
Strawberry Kush THC & CBD Levels
Strawberry Kush strain will often produce CBD levels less than 1% with THC levels averaging 18%. The highest this strain has been tested at is 25% THC which was a sample obtained from The Bakeree in Seattle, WA. The high CBD phenotype of this strain can produce as much as 9% CBD and less than 1% THC flipping it on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Strawberry Kush Terpenes
Strawberry Kush strains will produce the following levels of terpene ranges. These ranges were calculated across 6 separate Strawberry Kush samples:
|Caryophyllene||0.22% – 1.03%|
|Humulene||.01% – 0.79%|
|Alpha Pinene||.01% – 1.35%|
|Terpinolene||.01% – 0.61%|
|Myrcene||< 0.01% – 0.22%|
|Linalool||< 0.01% – 2.12%|
How to Grow Strawberry Kush Strain
This particular strain will be a smaller plant with medium yields which is perfect for growing indoors with limited space. It will flower rather quickly in as little as 8-9 weeks compared to some other strains allowing for faster harvest.
The disease resistance of the Strawberry Kush strain is quite high. This comes from the genetics of Strawberry Cough which is resistant to basically everything. This will include things like mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria and viruses. This makes growing Strawberry Kush a lot easier since less maintenance is involved. Its a perfect example of using the strong genetics of 1 strain to help improve the weak genetic downsides of another.
Strawberry Kush is a strain that grows far better inside under grow lights. When grown indoors, Strawberry Kush can produce around 500 grams of flower per plant. Since this strain is better suited for growing indoors, when it is grown outside… it will often have far less yield per plant.
Strawberry Kush Seeds
Strawberry Kush seeds are easy to grow given it’s disease resistance and small size. Many cannabis sites report that Strawberry Kush can only be grown from clones or cuttings of existing plants. We’re working with a reputable company that provides a wide variety of cannabis seeds including the CBD and non CBD versions of the Strawberry Kush strain so that you can learn to grow Strawberry Cough yourself. There is a link to their page below where you can buy Strawberry Kush seeds and have them shipped to the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand with free shipping on most orders.
Strawberry Kush seeds are not that easy to come by. When you can find them they are often available in feminized form meaning that they will always be female plants and not produce any males which makes growing them easier.
Strawberry Kush CBD Seeds
Strawberry Kush seeds are also available in high CBD form. This is a specific phenotype of Strawberry Kush that has been bred specifically to have low THC levels of less than 1% while producing high CBD levels up to 9%. Since this particular CBD version of this cannabis strain is also a hybrid, it can be ideal for those looking to be restful while healing with CBD or for daytime use.