Gush Mints Strain

When you encounter a strain with multiple award-winning accolades that happen to be revered by growers and smokers alike, you tend to stop and take notice. The Gush Mints strain demands attention with its sweet flavor and full-bodied effects, knocking out its competitors along the way. It claimed 1st position in the flower category at the 2023 Hash Bash in Michigan, and in 2022, the Gush Mints weed strain earned 3rd place at the Emerald Cannabis Cup.

As always, the ILGM research team does its utmost best to keep all information correct and up to date, and as you’d imagine, some details may take a lot of work to come by. Let’s look closer at the Gush Mints strain genetics and find out where this strain inherited its flavor and bag appeal. 

Gush Mints strain genetics

A few breeders have adopted the Gush Mints strain into their production run, namely Purple City Genetics and United Cannabis Seeds. The Gush Mints strain results from a genetic three-way consisting of Kush Mints, F1 Durb, and Gushers strains. All 3 of these strains earned notoriety over the years due to their powerful effects and flavorful highs, so allowing them to join forces only makes sense. 

Gush Mints is a 50:50 hybrid strain that blends Bubba Kush and the well-loved Animal Mints strain. It exhibits an average THC level of 22%-24% and is generally known for its uplifting head highs. Kush Mints takes you on a creative and blissful ride; however, in larger doses, this strain can take a sharp right into Snoozeville, leaving you stranded on the couch.   

On the other side of the Gush Mints strain genetics is the merging of F1 Durbs and Gushers strains. Gushers blends Gelato #41 and Triangle Kush, serving up a mid to high THC level and creamy, sweet flavor with spicy and tropical notes. 

As for F1 Durbs, the origins are a well-kept secret, although some claim it was created by the renowned breeder known as Jigga. As the story goes, he merged his version of F1 with the Durban strain, a South African landrace commonly known as Durban Poison. The result was a 50:50 hybrid that delivers a mental and physical high that many consumers said left them feeling energized, creative, and motivated. 

All these strains’ complex and diverse lineage come together, handing down their flavorful characteristics and potent effects to form the Gush Mints marijuana strain that we know today.   

Is Gush Mints strain indica or sativa?

Regarding Gush Mints strain’s sativa or indica dominance, there’s little question about which way this hybrid strain leans. With an average 70% indica to 30% sativa ratio, the sedating and mind-calming effects of the Gush Mints strain make it the perfect choice for smokers looking to relax, unwind, and quiet down the stresses of daily life from their minds.  

Gush Mints strain attributes

The following table shows all the known attributes of the Strain-name strain.

Gelato #41 strain attributes:
ORIGINBubba Kush and Animal Mints
EFFECTSMind-calming, sedating, relaxation
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)Dry eyes, thirst, hunger, dizziness, drowsiness
FRAGRANCESweet, floral, candy, gas and hints of diesel
FLAVORSFruity, herbs, berries, citrus, vanilla and sage
MEDICALInsomnia, nausea or appetite loss
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September – Early October
CBD %1%
INDICA / SATIVA %70% / 30%
INDOOR YIELD8-24 ounces
OUTDOOR YIELD16-64 ounces
CLIMATECooler areas
RESISTANCE TO DISEASESusceptible to bud rot and mold

Growing Gush Mints strain

Some Gush Mints strain reviews highlight this plant’s notable characteristics, such as a ravenous appetite and tolerance for cooler weather. Growers recommend utilizing the SCROG method, LST, or even hydroponics to get the best out of your plants. However, it is worth mentioning that the Gush Mints weed strain can be susceptible to bud rot and mold, so give it regular pruning and adequate airflow. If you are new to growing or need to brush up on your knowledge, download our Grow Bible for some neat tricks and tips.   

Available Gush Mints strain info indicates that plants grow with moderate difficulty and have the potential to thrive outdoors and in indoor environments. Gush Mints has a fast vegetative cycle, forming large bushy plants of forest green with hints of purple throughout. The nugs are long, dense, and dark green with subtle purple tones. They are accentuated by orange hairs and a generous dusting of trichome crystals coating the surface and seeping into every crevice, making it a feast for the eyes.  

Gush Mints strain flowering time

Gush Mints strain information suggests that the average flowering time is between 9-10 weeks or +- 63 days indoors. Outdoor cultivators in the northern hemisphere can prepare for an early to mid-October harvest.   

Gush Mints strain autoflowering time

The autoflowering version of the Gush Mints cannabis strain, like most autoflowers, starts blooming very early. Since it doesn’t depend on light deprivation to start flowering, expect the first buds to appear after four to six weeks. Gush Mints autoflowers can be harvested after ten to fourteen weeks. That makes its (auto)flowering time between four and ten weeks long.

Gush Mints strain yield

It is said that the Gush Mints strain produces large yields and can be quite consistent in its production. However, please note the average yield of any cannabis plant depends on several factors, including the skill of the cultivator, growing conditions, strain genetics, and size and health of the plant. It also differs between photoperiod and autoflower plants. You can use general estimates as a potential yield per plant guideline. 

For photoperiod plants, this is 16-64 ounces (450-1814 grams) outdoors and 8-24 ounces (227-680 grams) indoors.

Gush Mints strain autoflower yield

The potential yield per plant for autoflowering plants is 1.7-7 ounces (50-200 grams) outdoors and 1.7-4.2 ounces (50-120 grams) indoors.

Gush Mints strain effects

For consumers who enjoy a calm, sedating, and all-around relaxing buzz, Gush Mints strain effects will do just the trick. Newbies and beginners may find this strain’s incredibly floaty and tingly high a little imposing, leaving them melted to their seats in pure indica fashion. The fast-acting sleepy effects of this strain make it a prime choice for nighttime smoking, helping you shed the worries of the day and ease you into relaxation and,  quite possibly, sleep. 

The effects of the Gush Mints strain have led many people to find comfort from many ailments, such as nausea or appetite loss. Other consumers have stated that it aided them in managing their chronic pain, stress, depression, and, most notably, insomnia. The euphoric and sedative effects of this strain may keep you at ease but also keep you from being productive, so be sure to knock out your chores before sparking up that joint.

You may experience side effects, namely dry, red eyes, thirst and hunger, dizziness, drowsiness, and, in some cases, heightened sensory perception. For those with a low THC tolerance, it would be best to pace yourself. If indica dominant strains are what you’re after, adding the Northern Lights strain to your rotation may also be worth considering.

How strong is Gush Mints strain?

The Gush Mints strain THC level may fluctuate from grower to grower, although it averages 19% and 26%, depending on your source. It is also said to have a CBD content of 0.53%-0.71% and a CBG level reaching around 1%. 

Gush Mints strain terpenes

The dominant terpenes found in the Gush Mints strain are Linalool, limonene,  and caryophyllene. These terpenes don’t just provide you with a flavorful and aromatic smoking experience; they also provide many benefits. Caryophyllene is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Limonene has been recognized as an immunostimulant and an antifungal, whereas Linalool is known for its soothing effects. Other terpenes in the Gush Mints weed strain are myrcene, pinene, humulene, carene, geraniol, pulegone, bisabolol, valencene, and phellandrene.

Aroma & Flavor

The Gush mints strain inherited much of its sweet and fruity tones from its parent strains, combining them into a creamy gas flavor with strong notes of berries and spice. Linalool lends to the sweet, floral flavors, while caryophyllene brings that spicy, peppery note to the mix. The aroma of this strain is sweet, floral candy mixed with creamy gas and hints of diesel. The layered flavor of this strain has led many consumers to note a range of other flavors and fragrances, such as fruit and herbs, berries and citrus, and a blend of vanilla and sage.  

α-Bisabololfresh, herbal, spicy, chamomile, balsamic, sweet, floral
α-Pinenesharp, turpentine, pine, rosemary
β-Pinenedill, parsley, basil, hops, wood, pine
B-Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover
Borneolcamphor, pine, bergamot, wood
Carenesweet, citrus, pungent, herbal, earthy, musky, wood, cedar, cypress wood
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
D-Limonenecitrus, lemon, orange, tangerine
Fencholfresh, basil, earthy, camphor, pine, wood
Geraniolfloral, roses, citrus
Humulenehops, earthy, wood, herbal
L-Limonenepine, pungent, turpentine, bitter
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
Nerolidolwood, floral, jasmine
Ocimeneherbal, sweet, citrus, herbaceous, wood

Learn more about the Gush Mints strain

With its strong genetic background consisting of heavy-hitters and chart-toppers, the Gush Mints marijuana strain has taken all the best qualities of its parent strains and rolled them into one. Its fast-acting high with long-lasting effects will carry you well into the evening. 

If you looking for a relaxing night in, watching some of your favorite shows,  or maybe even a calm hiking day in the forest with some friends? Well then, the Gush Mints strain will surely get you into the right headspace to slow down, take it in, and fully live in the moment. To grow incredible strains like this one and learn which ones would suit you and your lifestyle best, visit our ILGM seed bank. You can also sign up to stay updated on the latest cannabis seed deals. Until next time, stay high and stay fly.

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