OG Kush Family Strains
OG Kush needs no introduction. Once, it dominated the entire west coast of the United States. It was as if all the best strains are its descendants. Today, it is one of the most recognizable names in the cannabis industry.
Among its notable traits is the ability to induce a full-bodied high, leaving one relaxed. Its effects can be intense, leading to a couch-lock. Moreover, it offers a plethora of medicinal benefits - relieving stress and alleviating pains.
Growing OG Kush using feminized seeds provided by Homegrown Cannabis Co. is a joy. Usually, it takes 8 to 9 weeks for the flowers to develop fully. During harvest, the yield per square meter could be over 500 grams.
An option to shorten the growth cycle is to start with OG Kush fast version seeds. These are also female seeds that grow into beautiful plants with a quicker flowering time - only 6 to 7 weeks. Its yield, though, remains the same.
To go from germination to harvest in as little as only 10 weeks, grow OG Kush using auto-flowering seeds. These autos are also just as potent as its photoperiod kins - the result of painstaking work during the breeding process. Its yield is also remarkable at 400 grams per square meter.
10 Best OG Kush Descendants
You cannot go wrong with OG Kush and any of its descendants. Many of these strains are incredibly potent and could leave one in bliss for hours. Note that this list is sorted alphabetically.
The award-winning Amnesia Haze is an uplifting, energizing strain capable of inducing an intense high. Adding OG Kush, in this case, gave the new hybrid - Amnesia Kush - a more pronounced yet complementary body buzz. As a medical strain, its uses range from relieving stress to mitigating chronic pains.
In the grow room, Amnesia Kush feminized seeds germinate after a day. It thrives indoors or outdoors, using organic soil or hydro. After flowering for 8 to 10 weeks, it delivers an outstanding 600 grams per square meter.
As an option, grow Amnesia Kush auto-flowering seeds. It has a slightly lower THC compared to the photoperiod variety. However, for the same time that it takes the feminized ones to flower, this auto races from seeds to harvest, yielding some 350 grams per square meter.
Black Demon OG
A dash of black is all that OG Kush needs to enhances its Indica-leaning properties and capacity for high yields. Black Zombie, the strain referred to, also passes on its quick flowering trait and lavish resin production. As a result, the resulting offspring - dubbed Black Demon OG - can inflict heavy-hitting body effects.
In the grow room, Black Demon OG feminized seeds grow into low maintenance plants that are suitable for beginners. Its relatively small stature - rarely reaching 90 cm tall - makes it easy to cultivate indoors. When grown using hydroponics and 600 watts HPS/LED, it can produce up to 650 grams per square meter.
Blood Diamond OG
In more ways than one, Blood Diamond OG is an enhanced version of OG Kush and one that is almost pure Indica. This potent strain acts fast, and once it kicks into the body, the numbing buzz not only brings calm. It also eases away tension, thereby leaving one utterly relaxed. It is incredibly potent and under optimal conditions, could have as much as 27% THC. Moreover, it is highly medicinal and can help alleviate muscle spasms and other chronic pains.
Unfortunately, since coming into existence, the only way to cultivate this strain is by obtaining a cut. Homegrown Cannabis Co., however, now has produced it as feminized seeds, paving the way for you to get ahold of a stash by growing it in the house. It has a typical 9 to 10 weeks flowering time, after which the yield could reach 500 grams per square meter.
In this cross, OG Kush receives a boost in the fragrance department with the addition of two berry-scented strains. One is the legendary Blueberry, and the other is the lesser-known Blue Moonshine. Apart from the odor, Blue OG is highly capable of stimulating the mind before introducing its relaxing properties.
Blue OG feminized seeds grow into a stunning plant, boasting of purple hues. It has a compact structure with numerous lateral branches. Due to the dense foliage, it requires regular pruning and trimming. Under the Sea of Green, it can yield up to 500 grams per square meter.
Strawberry Diesel is an uplifting strain in as much as it is relaxing. In this cross with OG Kush, it inherits a more pronounced full-bodied relaxation. The blend, however, is greater than the sum of its two parents strains. Boasting of up to 29% THC, it is one of the world's most potent strains. Its name should be familiar - Bruce Banner.
For such an insanely powerful strain, Bruce Banner is relatively an easy-to-grow strain. Having OG genetics ensures that it could tolerate diseases and pests. After 9 to 10 weeks in the bloom stage, it should be ready for harvest. Depending on the growing condition, it could yield anywhere from 250-500 grams per square meter.
Incidentally, this strain is also one of the few that comes in all the different types of seeds.
Bruce Banner fast version seeds are also feminized and have a quicker flowering time. For breeding and producing seeds, it is also available as regular seeds. Lastly, it is also available as auto-flowering seeds in which it reaches full maturity in only 9-10 weeks.
Next to Northern Lights, OG Kush could very well be the most popular body-melting strain. Its ability to do that increased - literally - in this pairing with Critical Mass. The best way to think about Critical Kush is that it is very much like a bloated OG Kush.
Critical Kush is available as feminized seeds. It grows into a compact plant with a bushy structure. Due to the massive size of the buds, it might be susceptible to molds. Hence, ensuring that the moisture level is in the correct range is of utmost importance. At any rate, all the effort is worth it come time to harvest as it produces up to 600 grams per square meter.
OG runs deep in this hybrid. Created by backcrossing a descendant - SFV OG Kush - with OG Kush, the offspring dubbed Fire OG emerged. Its effects, blessed with up to 25% THC, can be devastating. Soon after taking a couple of hits, this quick-acting strain sends a euphoric rush to the head. Then, it melts the body, easing tensions, leaving one in deep relaxation.
Fire OG feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis Co. come with an assurance of reliability. It grows into healthy plants that could yield up to 500 grams per square meter. Its flowering time, though, is a little bit longer, lasting up to 10 weeks.
Fusing the genes of Trainwreck with OG Kush brought the offspring closer to being an evenly split strain. Almost, but it still leans towards the Indica. Thus, for the consumers, its effects start with a euphoric, uplifting buzz. After 20-30 minutes, the physically soothing effects creep into the body.
Typical of the OG lineage, it is a potent strain that can deliver an intense experience. Apart from recreational use, it can also serve as an excellent analgesic.
Kandy Kush thrives in a Screen of Green setup. It takes 9 to 10 weeks for the flowers to develop fully. After, the expected yield per square meter ranges from 450 to 550 grams.
It is unclear if Legend OG is, indeed, a phenotype of OG Kush. One thing for sure is that its effects are mostly similar with one striking different - this strain is more intense. At up to 24% THC, even the usually gentle cerebral buzz feels more pronounced. Once the Indica properties hit the body, couch-lock follows.
To bring out the best from Legend OG feminized seeds, use hydroponics for vigorous growth, and the Sea of Green set up to cut the vegetative period by up to two weeks. After 7 to 9 weeks flowering, it yields up to 500 grams per square meter.
Tahoe OG Kush
As one of the phenotypes of OG Kush, this strain boasts of the same relaxing properties. Its effects, though, are more intense. After a brief period in which the euphoric cerebral high helps clear the mind and usher in the sense of happiness, the sedating body buzz comes in next. Not only does it induce deep relaxation, but it also puts a stop on all physical activities as couch-lock sets in, and drowsiness leads to sleep.
Compared to others in the lineage, Tahoe OG Kush requires a bit more attention. Generally, though, it is manageable - even for beginners. It takes 7 to 9 weeks to flower before yielding some 300 grams per square meter.