Top 5 Best outdoor Kush strains to grow

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Kush strains are descended from the original landrace strains that grew in the Hindu Kush, the mountainous region that extends north of the Himalayas into modern Afghanistan.

Typically Kush strains are Indica or Indica-dominant hybrids and offer plenty of benefits to the outdoor grower as they are ideal for medicinal use as well as recreational and offer good yields.

Why are Kush strains great for outdoor growing?

The right strain for growing cannabis outdoors obviously depends on the climate where you live. Still, Kush strains are generally pretty hardy and able to withstand extreme temperatures better than other types of cannabis. Therefore, Kush strains are great for outdoor growing. But what are the best Kush strains to grow outdoors?

Top 5 Best Kush strains for outdoor growing

  1. OG Kush
  2. Bubba Kush
  3. Master Kush
  4. Lithium OG Kush
  5. Amnesia Lemon Kush

1. OG Kush

OG Kush is a legendary weed strain that is famed for doing well outdoors, although it does best in warm climates, such as California, where it was developed, although its exact genetic origins are unclear. It is no surprise that OG Kush has become a household name as it is a fantastic all-rounder offering good yields, a potent high without sending you to sleep and excellent pain-relieving properties.

Growing

OG Kush does well outdoors but prefers drier climates, so watch out for mould and bud rot if growing somewhere with high rainfall. Harvest by mid-October.

Effects, taste and odour

OG Kush induces a strong, euphoric high followed by a milder body stone with a pleasant earthy and woody flavour.

2. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a very sweet strain like a pure Indica. The “high” of Bubba Kush is intense and physical, bringing intense relaxation to your body.

Compact in size, with broad leaves, this is a typical Indica strain with a short internodal distance, a smooth, sweet flavour, and a narcotic, relaxing high that will help you quickly fall to sleep after a hard day’s work.

It is highly recommended for medicinal use, especially to alleviate mental disorders and insomnia.

Growing

Bubba Kush is a small and easy to grow plant that produces dense and dense resinous buds in a short flowering time. This plant grows as a shrub with beautiful, wide and dark green leaves. These cannabis plants are suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation, and the buds get a beautiful purple colour when they have to deal with a temperature difference of 10ºC at night.

Effects, taste and odour

The effect of this cannabis is a powerful, calming and relaxed feeling. This cannabis can also be used as medicinal cannabis. Bubba Kush has an intense taste with earth, herbs, coffee, diesel and citrus influences.

3. Master Kush

Master Kush is a cannabis plant with classic but effective origins, as it comes from Kush, Skunk and Original OG, all legendary giants of the cannabis world. It is a radiant plant, full of vigour and capable of assimilating sustained fertilization, thanks to its substantial root system. This allows her to develop a large floral structure, which promotes a spectacular yield of voluminous, compact buds.

Growing

Master Kush thrives outdoors, as long as temperatures aren’t too extreme; she prefers a temperate, Mediterranean climate or in the shelter of a greenhouse. However, we should warn you that this outdoor cannabis strain is sensitive to moisture-related issues so take care with humidity levels to avoid the dreaded bud rot. You can maximise production by using either the Sea of Green or Screen of Green training methods.

Effects, taste and odour

Master Kush is a cannabis hybrid with a fairly common smell, similar to citrus and exotic wood. The flavour is delicious, as it intensely fills your mouth with lemony, earthy and spicy notes. Its effect is a gentle and deep bodily relaxation, powerful and long-lasting.

4. Lithium OG Kush

Lithium OG Kush is an Indica dominant plant, vigorous, robust, easy to grow, fast flowering and heavy yielding with high THC levels. The name is a tribute to nineties grunge band Nirvana who originated from Seattle.

Growing

Lithium OG Kush will give you a beautiful medium to tall cannabis plant. It grows like a bushy shrub, and the production of large, well-compacted buds is focussed not just on its central stem but on all the secondary branches. She produces large amounts of resin full of THC with a lovely citrusy sweet scent reminiscent of Sour Diesel.

Effects, taste and odour

Lithium OG Kush has an enjoyably smooth taste and aroma, with hints of fruit, grapefruit and diesel. The effect is strong but relaxing, ideal for a good moment of relaxation after a hard day or to have a laugh with smoking friends.

5. Amnesia Lemon Kush

Because her Sativa genetics are dominant in this plant, Amnesia Lemon Kush has a flowering time of 10 weeks, but this is reflected in the yield because it is sky-high with THC levels of 20%.

Growing

Genetically, this cannabis plant is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica and is a hybrid strain. Amnesia Lemon Kush is slightly larger than average: 100 – 120 cm indoors and 120 – 150 cm when grown outdoors. Expected yields range from 500 – 600 grams / m2 indoors and up to 750 grams / m2 outdoors.

Effects, taste and odour

The flavour of Amnesia Lemon Kush is a unique blend of Amnesia Lemon and Bubba Kush. This gives it a fresh lemon tang with real earthy and woody undertones from the Kush. The smell is strong with a slightly sour smell. Due to the high THC content, she can achieve a solid physical and mental high. Even an experienced smoker can be surprised, so it is advisable not to consume too much at once. Physically you will enter a relaxed state where your body also feels heavy and numb; in addition, it will take you to a higher level spiritually. The Haze and Kush genetics of this strain act to balance a physical and mental high.