Bubba Kush is a heavy indica hybrid that has a very wide popularity. The original tribal L.A. the tribe claims that while one parent was the OG Kush plant, another called the Northern Lights phenotype was returned from Mardi Gras to New Orleans; this named native tribe became affectionately known as the “Bubba” and has since been lost. Prior to 1998, Bubba Kush was only available as a clone, but has since been propagated so that seeds can be packaged and sold. Bubba Kush is a classic indication of a solid soothing height that leaves you relaxed and yet functional. It contains a typically high THC content, from 15% to 22%.
Bubba Kush has small to medium-sized buds that have a dense bud structure that is characteristic of indicator species. The leaves are dark green in color and can sometimes show shades of purple, the result of anthocyanin pigments that are activated by cold temperatures during the cultivation process. This is a very resinous layer – a coating of white trioms covers the colorful leaves and is visible even from the inside when the buds are open. The flowers have a faint smell of coffee or cocoa, with a little fruit underneath. When burned, Bubba Kush smells more annoying and spicy, as one would expect from Kush, to smoke that is quite sharp and causes a cough. Unusually, it is a strain whose purple flowers do not result in a grape flavor: the pigments that determine Bubba Kush color do not affect the flavor. The taste is mostly appreciative, with a bit of sweetness and pepper on the exhale. It’s also a particularly heavy workload – users who are concerned about discretion should plan for it accordingly.
Unusual for such an indicative load, Bubba Kush’s tall starts with an oblique, disoriented feeling in her head. However, this fog gives way to a more expected melting of the body that intensifies as the highs wear out. Although not necessarily active, smokers can maintain mental focus and talk or perform tasks as needed. Users will most often feel heavy, slow relaxation of breathing and a palpable feeling of physical comfort. Couchlock is unusual, which is why users are functional and careful. Bubba Kush’s medical purposes are both mental and physical – they can provide relief from anxiety and depression along with soothing chronic, deep aches and pains. In large enough doses, it can also serve as a remedy for insomnia. Increased appetite is described as a common side effect. Well-suited for use at night or on a lazy day, Bubba Kush body and soul stimulation makes it great for activities that involve both – including but not limited to exercise and sex.
Bubba is relatively easy to grow and is recommended for newcomers to growing cannabis. Picky and bushy like most other varieties of indica, its plants can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. Outdoors the strain has the advantage of being naturally resistant to mold and other pests, but growers must ensure constant sunlight and a constant daily temperature between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Kub beetle grows well indoors, but can have higher yields if grown in a hydroponic solution. The stem blooms between 8 and 9 weeks when harvested indoors and is ready for harvest outdoors in early October. Although the yield for plants of this strain is usually lower – from 32 to 35 grams (or 1 to 1.2 grams) per square meter – the quality of flowers is very high. The dense buds are covered with sticky trichomes, making them valuable for drying and direct sale, as well as for the production of hashish and other concentrates. Growers need to be sure to properly water the mature buds by hanging them for about a week in a room that maintains 50% humidity and a constant temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit; and then seal the dried buds in nozzles in a room with a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 60-65% humidity.