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Robert Bergman

October 7, 2019

OG Kush is undoubtedly one of the most prolific strains in the market. Its genetics alone have resulted in the creation of multiple hybrids in West Coast. Meanwhile, its distinct flavor earns praise among critics. Truly, it is the ‘OG.’

If anything, the only aspect to improve in the strain is its sturdiness. It is quite prone to mold and mildew due to its low resistance to humidity. To this end, Imperial genetics decided to cross it with Deadhead OG which greatly improved its growth profile and thickened its frame.

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IG Kush brings together the best qualities of its parents. It has the classic citric flavors of OG Kush but with the growth profile of Deadhead OG. Its head-to-toe high is a proven recreational companion that also provides significant therapeutic relief.

Information About IG Kush Strain

ORIGINDeadhead OG and ’92 OG Kush
EFFECTSHappy – 10
Relaxed – 10
Sleepy – 10
Hungry – 5
Tingly – 5
FRAGRANCESweet, earthy, fruity, grape, citrus, sour, candy
FLAVORSSweet, fruit, sour, grape, citrus, earthy
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry eyes – 10
Dry mouth – 10
MEDICALInsomnia – 10
Lack of appetite – 10
Pain – 10
Stress – 10
Headaches – 5
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR8 to 10 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORMid to late October
PLANT HEIGHTUnknown
THC CONTENT %20% to 25%
CBD %Unknown
INDICA/SATIVA %60%/40%
INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATECool climate
GROWTH LEVELUnknown
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEUnknown

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

IG Kush is an immensely potent strain. It has a THC level of 20% to 25% which can easily overwhelm any beginner that consumes it. However, it is quite pleasant when used in moderation. Its onset, which starts slowly as a gentle rush of euphoria, leaves users feeling happy.

Preparing snacks ahead of time is always a great idea. After all, once the creeping Indica effects intensify, users will find it hard to head to the kitchen. Placing it nearby or an arm’s length away is much more convenient.

IG Kush Strain Effects
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Surging through the muscles is a tingling sensation that blankets the body in deep relaxation. It comes two to three hours after the initial effects and introduces itself gently as a light pressure in the temples. Gradually, as it intensifies, it plants a heaviness in the limbs that entices one lounge around the couch. In all likelihood, users will end up falling asleep as the tranquilizing effects continue.

Although it has subtle stimulating head buzz, IG Kush is still best used late in the afternoon or early evening. This is because it eventually leads to as intense sedation that makes the body seem heavier than it really is. Using it in the morning can be counterproductive.

Fragrance

IG Kush is a pungent strain with a sweet profile. It has an earthy undertone that complements its fruity overtones of grape and citrus. A sour hint reveals itself when the buds are broken apart. However, upon combustion, it produces a candy-like smoke that tantalizes the senses.

Flavors

Swarming the mouth at the first puff is the sweet taste of ripe fruit. It also has the subtle sour undertones of grapes and citrus accentuated by candy. On the exhale, it leaves an earthy aftertaste that lasts for hours.

Adverse reactions

Dryness is a common reaction to the moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids of marijuana. It exhibits itself in the eyes and the mouth but is barely noticeable. Moreover, due to its mildness, it is often ignored by more seasoned users. For beginners who experience discomfort, downing a few glasses of water will help manage the unavoidable discomfort.

Medical

IG Kush provides patients suffering from mental and physical afflictions with a temporary reprieve. Its CBD and THC, along with cannabinoids like terpenes, deliver an overall restorative high with multiple therapeutic benefits.

IG Kush Strain Medical
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At the onset, it delivers an uplifting onset that improves moods throughout and beyond the session. It also calms the dreadfulness that stress brings as well as the feeling of overwhelming anxiety. Thus, apart from being a stress reliever, IG Kush can also be used by long-sufferers of depression and other mental health issues like PTSD to manage symptoms.

One of the best times to use IG Kush is right before a meal. It stimulates the appetite and brings back the appetite. Hence, it is a major source of comfort for people who have lost the urge to eat a meal heartily including patients who suffer from eating disorders such as cachexia or anorexia.

It delivers a soothing high that first soothes the stomach and the rest of the body. It begins in the temples as a light pressure that removes aches and pains that prevent one from moving around freely. Eventually, as it intensifies, the deep relaxation lulls one to a long slumber which invigorates users the next day.

Growing

IG Kush is a sturdy strain. It has thick stalks and branches that enhances its ability to withstand a variety of growing factors. Among it is the cooler weather as well as short hours under the sun. Because of this, it is a great strain to grow in gardens or farms for growers of the northern hemisphere. Of course, it still needs protection against early winters which bring frost. Without a temporary enclosing, it can die overnight resulting in wasted efforts and time.

IG Kush Strain Growing
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There are many growers who prefer cultivating IG Kush indoors. Controllable environments pose an advantage as it allows growers to adjust factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity and provides added protection for the plants. Aspiring breeders can also choose between a variety of mediums such as hydroponics and soil.

For higher yields, growers can train the plant using the Sea of Green method. This requires planting at least four seeds in a single square meter so it produces more budding sites. It will need to be pruned though. Its dense foliage sometimes harbors moisture in between its buds that can lead to rotting or the development of humidity-related problems like mold or mildew.

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Flowering Time

Indoor
IG Kush has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks. It produces between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter. Growers may delay harvest by a week or two to enhance yields.

Outdoor
In the northern hemisphere, IG Kush fully matures between the second week or third week of October up to its last few days. Each plant is expected to yield at least 12 ounces of buds once ready for harvest.

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

Robert

The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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