Kush is one of the world’s oldest cannabis indica strains, and it has a rich, rugged history. It is believed that Hindu Kush was the first cannabis strain brought back from the ‘Orient’ to Europe by explorers, hundreds of years ago. The Eastern Hindu Kush range, also known as the High Hindu Kush range, is mostly located in northern Pakistan, however many strains have adopted the Afghani title since the region and growing culture is shared with Afghanistan.
This sweet smelling plant is a member of the Cannabis Indica family, which leads the plant to be short and squat in appearance. Some forms of Kush, however, are in fact a hybrid between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa…which leads to greater harvests. Varieties of the Kush plant include,(But are not limited to), Hindu Kush, OG Kush, Purple Kush, Master Kush. Many crossbreeds exist as well.
Kush is an excellent plant to grow indoors, as it stays short but produces high yields (around 400g per square meter sea of green) . The taste is earthy and spicy, and the smoke feels a bit like hash on the lungs. The high you get is a powerful body buzz that starts in the temples and moves down, making your whole body tingle. Lasts for hours. Kush is rich in THC (up to 20%) and flowers in as little as 7 weeks. It is relatively easy to grow, provided that you give it the respect it deserves. When you grow and smoke Hindu Kush you become part of a history that is much bigger than yourself, and that’s something to think about when you’re puffing away.
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