Its true genetics are unknown. Some say OG Kush is a mix of ChemDawg with a Lemon Thai and Pakistani Kush. Others say that it’s just a special cutting of ChemDawg from the early 90s. Even the meaning of the name OG has been debated; with some saying it means Original Gangster. However, now, because of its origins, most people agree it means Ocean Grown.
One thing that is not debated is the popularity of this feminized cannabis strain. From Hollywood movie stars and rappers to medical marijuana users, OG Kush is loved by many. The most obvious trait of OG Kush is its strong, unique, very dank, slightly citrus aroma, almost like fuel or strong detergent. The flavour of OG Kush is equally as strong and dank, with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Is OG Kush the most popular RQS strain?
OG Kush is an extremely strong cannabis strain, with most experienced smokers listing it as one of their favourites. The effect is as strong physically as it is mentally. Though its effect is like an Sativa, the strain’s genetics are mostly Indica. The effect is as strong and complex as the flavour. OG Kush takes around 8 weeks to flower and on average the yield is 500 grams per plant.
THC levels of 19% drive a high that soothes the body and mind in equal measure. Delicious scents and tastes of citrus, pine, and fruit augment the high and will leave you craving another hit. and another. High concentrations of the terpenes myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene underpin her recognisable aroma.
Royal Queen Seeds breeders worked hard to develop our own version of the legendary OG Kush. Using a mix of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush, they created a well-rounded strain with high THC levels and bucket-loads of fruity terpenes. Overall, she features a stoning genetic profile of 75% indica genetics and 25% sativa.
If you’re growing OG Kush feminized seeds, expect a flowering time of eight to nine weeks providing an average yield of 45 grams per square foot when grown indoors.
With much of the fragrances carried into the flavor, OG Kush is a tasty strain to blaze up. Notice subtle hints of spice mixed in with the woodsy and citrus flavors, with a bit of lingering sourness after you exhale.
While the name is often a source of debate, OG Kush is often thought to be short for Original Gangster from its entrance into society during the 90’s rap culture era, but others will tell you that it stands for Ocean Grown. Either way OG is the bee’s knees.
Typically growers tend to lean towards indoor growing with this strain, as the plants do best in climate controlled environments and do not like cold weather one bit. The plants themselves are stocky and bushy, ranging from 2 feet and 3.5 feet in height, making them ideal for your grow tent. Just remember that this strain is renowned for its pungent aroma, so one might want to consider investing in odor containment measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
Prone to powdery mildew and mold, don’t plan to leave this crop to fend for itself for too long. Topping works well for this strain, the method of trimming the broad fan leaves near the top of the plant, to allow light and fresh air to reach the flowering nodes located on low branches. For the best results and the ultimate favorable yields, many growers choose to grow this variety indoors in a humidity-controlled environment, but it can be successfully grown outdoors in the right conditions as well. Keep in mind, OG Kush is very pungent and not the stealthiest outdoor choice because of its pungency if secrecy is the name of your game.
Happily, OG’s mixed parentage gives it the best qualities of both Sativa and Indica
Some of the best known OG types include the classic OG Kush, renowned for its fresh pine-forest smell, Tahoe OG, prized for its soaring body high, and Headband OG, yet another superb strain from our clever Californian growers.
OG types are quite easy to grow indoors and you can expect decent yields of up to 500 grams per square metre, depending on the particular hybrid you choose. Most OG types will also grow successfully outdoors, even in cooler regions thanks to the hardiness they get from their Hindu Kush genetics.
The origins of the first OG strain are also somewhat vague, but the original was probably OG Kush from California. According to cannabis lore, OG Kush was created by combining the Chemdawg strain with a Hindu Kush, both Indica strains. Persistent rumours claim that there’s some Sativa dominant Lemon Thai in the mix as well. What we can say with certainty is that OG is a well-mixed hybrid of Indica and Sativa genetics.
An intriguing mystery surrounds the question of what the letters OG actually stand for. It’s a mystery that may never be conclusively answered but the competing theories include ‘ocean grown’ and ‘organically grown’, both claims from California, and the more entertaining but perhaps less plausible theory from New York, ‘original gangsta’.