OG Kush is a world-famous strain first propagated by Matt Berger in Florida.
The strain was later popularized after JoshD was able to perfect the growing conditions and introduce the variety into the Los Angeles market. JoshD Farms reports OG Kush users can expect long-lasting, heavy, yet versatile euphoria and skunky-citrus flavor and aroma.
The company is now focused exclusively on developing OG Kush-derived strains and products. JoshD also reports that OG Kush is difficult to grow because it’s highly sensitive to changes in light and nutrient levels and can be susceptible to pests.
Successful growers will find OG Kush has a 58-day flowering period and develops sizable yields of triangle-shaped colas covered in oily, shiny trichomes. Sugar leaves are green with streaks of lavender and pink. Testing from Phylos Bioscience reveals moderate genetic variation in the strain. JoshD Farms reports an average THC content of 20% from OG Kush, with some indoor grows testing as high as 26%. Myrcene, Limonene, and caryophyllene are the dominant terpenes of the strain.
According to JoshD Farms, phenotypes and offspring that honor OG Kush’s signature effect and flavor profile include Kosher Kush, Triangle Kush, Skywalker OG, and Loompa’s Headband. Matt Berger said he obtained the originating strain, a ’90s favorite of Snoop Dogg and B-Real of Cypress Hill, in Florida where it was shared exclusively among local growers under the name Kryptonite, or Krippy, to designate its alleged Seattle origins.
It was shipped from Seattle to Florida in dense bricks and also referred to as Supernaut and Kush. Del Rosso said the strain was passed between Florida breeders Alec Anderson and Matt “Bubba” Berger in 1992. Berger, who was the first to cultivate Kush seeds in Florida from a random bag of flower, later shared the strain with Del Rosso in Los Angeles. Berger was also reportedly the first to coin the name Kush after a friend called the strain’s especially frosty colas “Kushberries,” with no intentional reference to the Hindu Kush mountains where other “Kush” strains originate.
Del Rosso was the first to cultivate Kush in California, sharing cuttings with friends and fellow growers, and renaming it OG Kush (OG being short for “Original,” not “Ocean Grown” or “Original Gangster” as is often rumored) to differentiate his Florida plant from phenotypes cultivated by other breeders. When OG Kush first started to proliferate through the market, many growers reproduced the plant without the right indoor grow conditions, and the results often have varied in quality, effect, and flavor profile. OG Kush is meant to signify that the strain was grown properly by Josh and his original crew of breeders.