Kush is one of the most sought-after strains of cannabis. Opinions as to its origins vary, with some claiming that it is a descendant of the Indica family, and others claiming that it is its own distinct strain. However, one thing is for sure: Kush has a number of unique qualities. For instance, this family has hard, large dark-green buds with large, short leaves. Kush plants also grow and flower more quickly than their counterparts.
Kush is almost universally desired for its flavor and potency, but there are a few varieties that are more highly regarded than others. Banana Kush is a particularly popular variety, with a high THC content ranging from 18% to 20%. A descendant of the highly desirable OG Kush strain, Banana Kush is so named because its taste and aroma are suggestive of bananas. This particular strain can be grown indoors as well as outdoors, and is ideally suited for reducing pain, and treating insomnia, glaucoma, and muscle spasms.
Blackberry Kush is one of the most highly-regarded strains of marijuana in the medical community. Also called Hindu Kush, Blackberry Kush is the result of the marriage of Indica and Sativa, and is characterized by sticky buds with green, black, purple, and yellowish hues. Ideally suited for relaxation and pain relief, Blackberry Kush will require a longer maturity period than other strains, but the high THC content and complex flavor suggestive of blackberries makes the wait worth it for marijuana aficionados.
Blueberry Kush is another strain with a noticeably high THC content. The result of the crossing of the Blueberry strain with Kush, Blueberry Kush has a strong blueberry flavor along with the typical characteristics of Kush, notably the high THC content, the high volume yield, and the potent effects. This strain is characterized by a deep bluish purple hue, especially when it matures in cold weather.
Bubba Kush is another highly sought-after strain, derived from the legendary OG Kush. With a noticeably sweet aroma and a powerful high, Bubba Kush has a complex bouquet with hints of ginger and pine. Often recommended as a treatment for insomnia, cancer, nausea, and anxiety, Bubba Kush is also suitable for pain relief and for helping patients deal with the effects of AIDS.
Hindu Kush is the original strain from which all Kush varieties are derived. Originating from the Kush Mountains located between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hindu Kush was imported into the United States as a landrace breed. Like all Kush varieties, this particular strain is characterized by large dark leaves with heavy buds and short growing times.
Last but not least, Kosher Kush is a Kush variety with a complex flavor characterized by hints of mint, musk, molasses, and eucalyptus. Depending on the season and the grow method, Kosher Kush may also exhibit hints of lemon and pine flavor. One of the most sought-after varieties of Kush, Kosher Kush has the distinction of winning the Cannabis Cup award of High Times due to its high yield and high THC content.