Grape Kush is a well-balanced hybrid with striking colors and a memorable flavor to match. This bud’s bag appeal is in part due to its powerful genetics. Created by Cali Connection — purveyors of the “Alien” line, which includes Alien OG and Sour Alien — Grape Kush is a cross between the ubiquitous Pre-98 Bubba Kush and flavorful indica hybrid Romulan Grapefruit. Grape Kush’s high is a well-balanced combination of mental distortion and physical relaxation. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has found samples of Grape Kush to have between 15% and a staggering 30% THC.
Grape Kush’s flowers are more renowned for their color than for their size. When trimmed, these buds tend to be small to medium in size and hold a roughly spherical, popcorn-like shape. They have the dense formation usually associated with predominantly indica varieties.
When properly cured, Grape Kush’s flowers have the predominant aroma of tangy, sour grapes. Lingering underneath is a sweeter, berry-like character. Meanwhile, grinding up the solid buds yields the notes of dank earth and pine that make parent strain Bubba Kush so popular. When combusted, it burns with a light, sweet smoke that is easily palatable to many consumers. This smoke has a simultaneously sweet and funky, sour taste on the exhale. Notably, the strong grape flavors associated with this strain are incidental to its purple coloring. This is because the plant’s coloring is the result of pigments while its aroma is dictated by separate compounds called terpenes.
Grape Kush can also have several benefits and applications for medical cannabis patients. Its mood-elevating properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress, depression, and even anxiety. Its physically numbing properties can also soothe deep, nerve-related aches and pains. As well as more minor annoyances like headaches and nausea. Finally, as noted, Grape Kush can be an effective antidote to difficult cases of insomnia. Because this strain is unlikely to bring about strong, recursive thinking and paranoia. It can be a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately, Cali Connection has made seeds of Grape Kush available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Per its breeders, Grape Kush can be a resilient plant that may withstand adverse conditions like unexpected temperature or moisture variations. This bud flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors. Finally, Grape Kush can be a particularly pungent grow that may require discreet indoor growers to invest in odor-control measures like carbon air filters.