Strawberry Cough Strain

Strawberry Cough strain is a distinct sativa, that was popularized due to its strong strawberry smelling and tasting presence. Although its exact mix of strains is disputed, one thing is for sure.

if you are looking for a special sweetness mixed with a guaranteed clear-headedness, then this is the strain for you – as soon as you recover from the unavoidable coughing.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
80% / 20% 14oz/ m214oz/ plant 9 – 10 weeks indoors, October outdoors.

This mystery strain is derived from the Haze strain, although details on its exact heritage are a bit unclear, pun intended. The only thing about its history that makes sense is that it was supposedly cultivated in a strawberry field, creating uniquely sweet bud.

Strawberry Cough was named that, for its exact effect in triggering a cough attack in even the most experienced smokers. Because of this strain’s sweet nature, this cough then consequently ends up hinting on a very obvious strawberry flavor.

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    Information about Strawberry Cough Strain:

    ORIGINHaze (exact origin unknown)
    EFFECTShappy – 10
    uplifted – 8
    euphoric – 8
    energetic – 7
    relaxed – 7
    dry eyes – 8
    headache – 2
    dizzy – 2
    anxious – 1
    FRAGRANCEearthy, floral, sweet, herbal
    FLAVORSstrawberry, sweet, berry, earthy, sugary, spicy
    MEDICALstress – 10
    depression – 8
    pain – 5
    fatigue – 4
    lack of appetite – 4
    THC CONTENT %18%
    CBD %0.20%
    INDICA / SATIVA %20% / 80%
    INDOOR YIELD14oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD14oz/ plant
    CLIMATEhot, tropical climates

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    On average, Strawberry Cough has the potential to be more potent, but usually toes the line quite consistently and is a pretty easygoing strain.

    Its immediate effect is that you will burst out into a cough, as your throat will feel a strong tingling sensation after smoking it. However, once that immediate effect fades, Strawberry Cough becomes more than enjoyable.

    Strawberry Cough will induce a sense of feeling relaxed and happy and make you think a trail of uplifting thoughts.


    Not a fast-acting strain, there will be a delay in feeling its effects, as they will descend on you gently. A healthy boost of energy can be felt throughout, and this sativa will make you wanna jump out of your seat and get things done.

    Strawberry Cough Effects
    Strawberry Cough Effects

    It is said that Strawberry Cough is pretty ideal when you are stressed and need a little encouragement to accomplish tasks at hand. This strain will unwind you without making you feel tired – in fact, it will make you feel refresh and like on a bit of a sugar-high.


    This strain is pleasant not only to the cerebral side of things, but also provides a complete aromatic experience. Strawberry Cough smells like a field of fresh strawberries, the earthy tang hanging in the air like flowers in spring. It has a touch of herbal notes to it, mixed in with a healthy dose of sweetness.

    Strawberry Cough Fragrance
    Strawberry Cough Fragrance


    Upon inhalation, Strawberry Cough is immediately sweet on your tongue, and the flavor clings, creating a delicious berry aftertaste.

    The earthy-spicy taste of the smoke will linger in your mouth, and a strong sugary presence can be observed, reminding you of what else – strawberries.

    Adverse reactions

    This strain is known for its smoothness, having a relatively short list of side effects. Strawberry Cough does have the tendency to encourage coughing, especially at the first puff. However, other, more serious adverse effects are quite rare with this strain.

    With Strawberry Cough, a slight headache can sometimes be observed, in some rare cases. This can be accompanied by a little dizziness, which can perhaps lead to a feeling of anxiety, although this is a very rare occasion in this sativa.

    Often, the only side effects of smoking Strawberry Cough, is the harsh feeling of a dry mouth, and a case of dry eyes. This may leave you feeling dehydrated, and can further encourage the coughing. This is why it is important to always have a glass of water nearby, to help calm down your throat when needed.


    Strawberry Cough is most effectively prescribed for the treatment of stress. This strain can relax the mind and slow down your thoughts, making it easier to focus on the actual tasks at hand, without getting carried away by the stress.

    It has strong focus-inducing properties, and is therefore highly recommended for those who suffer from ADD and ADHD, as well as other mental health issues. Depression is well treated with Strawberry Cough, as it can encourage relaxation and happier thoughts.

    The same goes for anxiety and PTSD – Strawberry Cough can effectively regulate those brain chemicals into thinking more positively.

    Strawberry Cough Medical
    Strawberry Cough Medical

    Pain and fatigue can also be treated with this strain, and it has proven to be a strong tool in the fight against nausea in cancer patients, encouraging a healthier appetite during chemical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

    It is resistant to most common pests and molds, making it an easy strain for even amateur growers to raise.

    Flowering Time


    Strawberry Cough, when grown in a sunny indoor setting, can yield about an average of 14 ounces per plant. This strain normally needs around 9-10 weeks to flower and be ready for a successful harvest.


    This easy-grow strain loves being outdoors, especially when kept in a hot, humid, tropical climate. Strawberry Cough can produce an average yield of 14 ounces per plant, and can be expected to be ready for harvest around the month of October.


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      FAQ About Strawberry Cough Strain

      What is the Strawberry Cough strain yield?

      Strawberry Cough yields 14oz/ m2 indoors and 14oz/ plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Strawberry Cough have?

      Around 18% THC.

      What are the origins of the Strawberry Cough strain?

      Strawberry Cough was created from the Haze strain, but not much is known about it other than that.

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


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        13 comments on “Strawberry Cough Strain”

        1. I’m growing Strawberry cough and just started her 9th week of flowering. When it’s time to harvest and dry, I will be using an indoor grow house to dry my flowers, question 1. What should my dehumidifier be set at during drying?
          Question 2. About how long is the drying time take before you can jar it burp and seal til ready for you to use

        2. Growing strawberry cough. Outdoor grow New England mass, suggest planting around late May or earlier very sticky Red hairs smells amazing. Small plant 10 gallon pot min to grow.

        3. I know a grower that crossed a Strawberry Cough with Sour Diesel the result he called sour cough. He did a few clone grows off the mother plant and made a seed stash at the end of his run. It gave off a nice strong diesel taste at first but had a sweet aftertaste while you were coughing. It wasn’t as bad as Strawberry cough but it def had some rasp to it in your throat. Really heady high once it finally hits. This is what we used to call “creeper weed” it comes up on you slowly. Great for pain and stress. I have some seeds he fem’d, going to try and keep the strain alive. Really nice smoke hate to let it’s dna die off.

        4. Doing an indoor grow right now. About two weeks left of flower she’s very crystally and turning purple and smelling awesome. Loving the way she looks so far

        5. I chose this as my first grow because it is the best I have ever tried, and I have been at it for 30 years:). 6 weeks in, she is 30 inches tall, 30 inches wide and extremely healthy. Looking forward to April!!!!

        6. i know you said its unclear the origin story, and i loved the pun, but i need to clarify something. I love this strain, it isn’t called strawberry cough due to it making consumers cough, its suppose to stand for coffee, allegedly it had a coffee aroma and it was grown in a strawberry field and obtained strawberry flavor profile. its from Vermont
          I must also note that oddly enough yes Vermont grow strawberries and coffee.
          science and time will explain this.
          also in the past many strains and particularly kushes had coffee like profiles, I am sure when it was more illegal this would be better then haze skunk and hash smells if it could lead to jail time.
          back in the day, i had such good strawberry cough with its signature reddish hue, and people insisted that weed couldn’t smell like strawberries and the growers had some elaborate conspiracy/plot.
          glad times have changed!

        7. I had it once about 15 years ago. Was just gifted four cuttings from a friend. I am very happy to be able to have a small harvest for Christmas if I flip into flower by late September. That should give me a nice third to go along with my outdoor crop of dosidos, and mountain Bear.

        8. Grew Strawberry Cough 50 miles north of nyc. Lots of sun and dark soil by a lake. She grew to 6’, produced 14oz and finished 2 week October. The flavor, the buzz and ease of growing makes this my very favorite strain.

        9. legal growing two, now at 4 weeks in micro Stealth Cab. By Unique Hydro. Looking good 3×60 CFL.., twox28watt LEDs

        10. […] Coughing, tightness of the chest, wheezing, and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms of asthma. Again, this is the result of the struggle for air to move easily through the lungs’ airways. When these airways are particularly exacerbated, one might experience an “asthma attack,” during which breathing will become especially difficult. These attacks can be very dangerous and even fatal when serious. […]