Name: Blackberry Kush
Type: Hybrid (indica dominant)
Genetics: Blackberry x Afghani
Kush is the golden child of the current cannabis scene and a connoisseur's favorite nowadays, and Blackberry Kush is no exception to this trend.
Blackberry Kush is a highly indica-dominant hybrid strain (80% indica, 20% sativa). Once again we come across a strain with many conflicting stories about genetics, however after much research and asking around my local cannabis community, I'm inclined to go with the most widely reguarded theory: Blackberry Kush is a cross between the original Blackberry strain and the Afghani Landrace strain. Not everyone can agree on the strain's lineage, but everyone can agree on the indica dominance of the strain, both in appearance and effects.
Looks and Smell
Blackberry Kush is surely a gorgeous spectacle for all cannabis connoisseurs to behold and one of my personal favorite grows of all time. I felt honored just being in the same room with this strain; just when you think it can't get any better than this, the beauty increases on a daily basis all the way to the end. It produces gorgeous indica flowers truly worthy of the hype, rock hard smaller nugs with typical super dense indica structure. The buds themselves are a deep purple and dark green peppered with red to burnt orange hairs.
The taste of Blackberry Kush is as exotic as the look, layering subtle dark berry flavors beneath kush overtones of earth, green herbs, and Himalayan spice, which can be reminiscent of the hashy flavors of the high mountain passes in Afghanistan, from which half the strain's lineage was derived.
The taste of Blackberry Kush is a lot like it smells, very exotic. The strain has a distinct woodsy flavor, and all the while very deep and earthy undertones were there. Here is where the berry experience took a backseat to the other flavors, but was definitely still noticeable. The taste finishes with an almost incense- or opium-like, hashy flavor that coats the mouth and lips from the thick, viscous oil produced by the smoke.
As far as the effects go, the indica heritage is clearly exhibited making users feel a strong body high, but not so much that this strain would be out of the question as a good daytime choice (a.k.a., no couch lock). Even with the high indica dominance, the strain can still provide powerful sativa euphoric feelings of happiness and an elevated mood.
Wow! Boy do I love this strain, probably my favorite of all time, or at least right now. I pick this strain up everytime I see it and reminisce (probably too often for my coworkers' liking) about growing the strain in days past. A feast for the senses and a long lasting 2-3 hour high, Blackberry Kush tastes as good as it looks, and the effects are even better.
Blackberry Kush has been proven effective in the treatment of chronic migraines, major chronic pain, muscle relaxing, strong mood elevation, insomnia, and stress. It's mostly recommended for indoor grows, although good results from an outdoor garden are attainable. It's a good, though not a great yielder; those who grow Blackberry Kush do it for the sheer love and honor of it, not the commercial success. It's not for the faint of heart, which I'm sure none of you are.
I can't think of a strain that I would recommend more than Blackberry Kush. If you have not tried this strain yet, do yourself a favor and go get some. If you have tried it, go get some more!
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