OG Kush History
The OG Kush cannabis strain is a 60/40 indica dominant hybrid. Created in Los Angeles, OG Kush is likely one of the most celebrated California strains. OGK is a cross of a female Chemdog and a male Hindu Kush plant. OG Kush provides the backbone of countless new elite hybrids. These hybrids have become some of the more popular picks available from cannabis dispensaries. OG Kush is considered one of the most prominent, must-try strains out there. Many people would agree that you haven’t experienced a real “one-hit wonder” until you’ve tried the original OG Kush.
OG Kush has medium to large acorn-shaped buds with a dense, indica-like structure. The leaves are yellowish-green, with some phenotypes exhibiting traces of purple. The bright orange pistils, meant for catching pollen, stand out against the colorful flowers. Buds are covered with stacks of trichomes that impart a glossy silver appearance and make the flowers extremely sticky to the touch.
When cured, OG Kush has an earthy, sandalwood scent that bears a lively citrus aroma. Breaking open the buds creates a penetrating pine resin odor that reflects the potency of the strain. Like the fragrance, OG Kush tastes pungent and heady. The aftertaste is woody and spiced with some sweet fruity notes. The incredible taste is addicting and unforgettable.
OG Kush Terpenes
The main terpenes found in OG Kush include caryophyllene, pinene, myrcene, and humulene. OG Kush terpenes tend to be relaxing and sedating. The OGK terpene profile has earthy, piney, and a sour lemon essence paired with woody undertones.
OG Kush is a very potent and high THC strain with THC-A levels of 24-26%. The CBD content is .2%.
OG is considered to be a powerful medication that is effective at easing bodily aches from arthritis and inflammation. Some other common ailments relieved by OG Kush include migraines, anxiety, depression, vomiting, and insomnia.
OG Kush is a no-nonsense strain that quickly generates a warm mental buzz. The high can be sedating and cause couch-lock, in high doses. The effects come on swiftly and are not recommended for novice smokers. Just one puff is all it takes to feel the striking effects start to creep in. OG Kush is a strong hybrid that leaves you in a well balanced and hypnotic state. Most users prefer to use OGK during the nighttime however, daytime use is an option if you don’t expect much interaction with others who haven’t been smoking OG.
Growing OG Kush Seeds
OG Kush grows well both indoors and outdoors. The SCROG and SOG methods are helpful for increase yields and overall flower size. Always try to support the branches as they can become extremely heavy and dense. The tightly packed buds can face a few challenges including, powdery mildew and bud rot if humidity gets too high or you don’t have adequate ventilation. OG Kush grows between 3-4 feet tall and produces little excess leaf making trimming a breeze. The photoperiod is 55-65 days indoors. Outside, the plants finish flowering in late September. The average yield of OG Kush is 400-500 grams per plant.