Robert Bergman

October 3, 2020

Bubba Kush is a distinctive indica strain widely popularized among recreational and medical users world wide. Its strong tranquilizing properties guarantee a beautifully dreamy euphoric state, making Bubba Kush the go-to choice for those seeking a stress-crushing smoke.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
0% / 100% 15oz/ m220oz/ plant8 – 9 weeks indoors, late October outdoors.

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A famed native of California, Bubba Kush is said to have been created by crossing an OG Kush hybrid with an unknown indica rumoured to be from New Orleans. Its parentage is also known to stem from Northern Lights, however, it isn’t 100% certain.

Bubba Kush was created in 1996, and has since become somewhat of a sensation. It has gained notoriety in the United States for being heavy on the couch-lock, making Bubba Kush a popular and effective relaxant.

Information about Bubba Kush strain

ORIGINOG Kush with a rumoured Northern Lights or Afghani
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
sleepy – 7
happy – 7
euphoric – 6
hungry – 5
dry eyes – 5
dizzy – 3
paranoid – 3
anxious – 2
FRAGRANCEspice, sweet, earthy, coffee, nutty
FLAVORSearthy, sweet, pungent, chocolate, coffee
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 8
insomnia – 7
depression – 6
lack of appetite – 4
CBD %0.06%-0.1%
INDICA / SATIVA %100% / 0%
OUTDOOR YIELD20oz/ plant
CLIMATEwarm, springtime climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Bubba Kush is an exceptionally effective muscle relaxant. Muscle tension is easily eased with a couple of puffs of this strain, and a pleasant, heavy euphoria is quickly observed.

Bubba Kush is the quintessential happy-strain, putting the mind and body at ease without delay.


If you are trying to stay focused, this isn’t the strain for you. Bubba Kush has a high that is hazy and soothing, and plunges you in a dream-like state with an intense head high that can contain visuals. It can induce a state of relaxation, and sleepiness, if consumed in larger doses.

A happy, delightful mental high can be observed, often encouraging forgetting one’s day-to-day stresses and allowing for a deep unwinding. Expect some heavy eyelids, as this preferably night-time strain is guaranteed to physically blanket you in a cloud of sleepiness, much like the sandman has been around for a visit.

Its most common side effect is a feeling of dry mouth accompanied with dry eyes and a sensation of feeling dehydrated. A general feeling of being “stuck on your couch” can easily happen, because its strong indica properties can create a heavy-body sensation that can leave you feeling like you can’t move.


Bubba Kush has a very invigorating aroma, smelling much like coffee and roasted nuts at times. It has a hint of pine and earthiness, which rounds up its full-bodied fragrance. When smoked, Bubba Kush leaves a cloud of spice and sweetness that lingers in the vicinity.


Much like its aroma, Bubba Kush has a strong nutty taste to it. It has inherited the tanginess of its OG Kush heritage, making it taste reminiscent of pine and spice. Certain notes of chocolate and sweetness can be observed at times, and leaves an aftertaste that hints at a tootsie roll.

Adverse Reaction

Bubba Kush is widely known as a heavy smoke, and generally isn’t recommended for a morning smoke. It can make you feel lethargic and dizzy if taken in small doses. In some cases, paranoia may be observed, especially in those who aren’t accustomed to its heaviness, causing a mild form of confusion and anxiety.

Its most common side effect is a feeling of dry mouth accompanied with dry eyes and a sensation of feeling dehydrated. A general feeling of being “stuck on your couch” can easily happen, because its strong indica properties can create a heavy-body sensation that can leave you feeling like you can’t move.


Bubba Kush is a famed medically used strain, due to its potency and effectivity. It is used to fight off feelings of stress and restlessness, and comes highly recommended for the treatment of pain.

Insomnia, which can be triggered by anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, can be successfully mended with the regular use of Bubba Kush. Its strength can provide a relaxing full night’s rest, often not taking much time before kicking in and inducing sleep.

A lack of appetite observed in those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, especially radiation and chemotherapy, may regain their hunger when using Bubba Kush. It is also highly effective as a powerful pain-reliever, healing many aches and pains both acute and chronic.

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Easy to grow all-round, Bubba Kush can be cultivated in both indoor and outdoor setting, but is known to produce the highest yields in hydroponic environments. It is naturally resistant to most common diseases and molds, and relatively uncomplicated to keep.

Flowering Time


Bubba Kush, when grown indoors, has a flowering time of about 8-9 weeks. The buds grow to about a medium size, and the grower can expect a yield of about an estimated 15 ounces per square meter.


Ready for harvest mostly around the end of October, Bubba Kush can yield around 20 ounces per plant. It prefers a warm, dry spring time environment but can also flourish in slightly cooler settings.


  1. Northern Lights
  2. OG Kush

FAQ About Bubba Kush Strain

What is the Bubba Kush strain yield?

Bubba Kush yields 15oz/ m2 indoors and 20oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Bubba Kush have?

From 14% to 22%

What are the origins of the Bubba Kush strain?

Bubba Kush was created in California, with its rumored to be created through a cross between OG Kush and Northern Lights.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own bubba kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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Bubba Kush Strain Review

It's Not All That Easy To Grow

3.0 rating
2 June 2020

I don’t know how easy it is to grow indoors but growing Bubba Kush outside is somewhat of a bitch! However, I haven’t grown any weed since I was a youngster and that was a good while back.. So much has changed since then. The last time a grew weed I remember germinating the seed, putting in a small container and then putting it in a 5 gallon bucket. The seed came out of a kilo of Mexican Dirt Weed. That plant really took off and with some T.L.C. the weed wasn’t bad at all. Not like the weed you kids have today but decent for what it was. I guess what I was expecting when I read “Easy To Grow” I guess I was expecting to drop the seeds in the ground and have some-kinda Jack and the Beanstalk thing going and finding the goose that laid the golden Bubba Kush but it hasn’t happened yet. So far all I’ve gotten are a bunch of yellow leaves with brown spots from overwatering. I guess, anything worth wild comes out of taking a chance and working hard for. Well, it’s still early in the season and anything is possible. I just don’t wanna see my investment go down the crapper and have a hand full of yellow leaves with brown spots on them. Keep your fingers crossed for me. That was an old time expression that meant “Wishing you good luck.”


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    I'm very grateful for you and your staff and website. I've read a rule of thumb was for harvest time 8 wks for indica and 10 for sativa. What are some of the breeds that appear done yet are still […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM ,30 Sep 2017
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    This strain is a pig when it comes to nutes loves cal mag in coco. 1700ppm in flower
  3. By Rodrigo ,12 Jul 2018
    Hi there, What type of fertilizer should I be using? What type of regimen (frequency, stage, duration) should I be looking to apply? Any and all insight is appreciated. Thank you
  4. By Paul Willard. ,11 Nov 2018
    I love ILGM..I just purchased your Bubba Kush seeds...All of them are currently growing nicely..And I always used your web site for my growing problems...Thanks..You guys rock..👏👏👍Paul.
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      I know what your saying paul,as I also purchased " super skunk"seeds from "ILGM" a short while back,I'm now at the stage Where I can start to harvest Buds as they ripen.my first taste tonight and believe me "it's good. […]Read More
  5. By Meghan Lee ,26 Jul 2019
    Bubba Kush is one of my favorites. The nutty flavor just catches me.
  6. By Steve ,03 Aug 2019
    I grew some Bubba Kush two years ago and it was legit couchlock shiz. Purps like ive never seen. Pics below. Growing 3 this year and will update. How do i attach a pic?
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    Hi . I'm looking for a strain that can help with inflammation And muscle spasm and pain relief.
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