Big Skunk x OG Kush makes for a high yielding, well-balanced, lemony delight from Dinafem: Big Kush. A strong strain with a very high THC level of 20%.
Heritage & Genetics: A near 50/50 indica/sativa mix, though perhaps a little indica-dominant, Big Kush combines the power and potency of both its parents. Dinafem crossed Big Skunk (supposedly the biggest yielding strain ever) with OG Kush (the legendary Cali strain, known for its lovely earthy flavor and deeply relaxing effect). Together they make a flavorsome, resinous and high yielding strain, with up to 20% THC.
Flavor & Aroma: There is loads of the terpene Limonene in the mix here, providing its intoxicating lemon aroma. This mixes really well with the earthy smell common from the Kush family tree. Flavor-wise those aromas are very prevalent too, and Big Kush has a very sweet taste to it.
Effect: Long-lasting and balanced between a cerebral high and a body-buzz. The uplifting sativa-like effects will come on first; quickly and powerfully. The high THC level means these can be very strong for less experienced consumers. Gradually a sense of calm will overtake and spread throughout the body, relaxing muscles until reaching a complete state of bliss. This strain is best for evenings with fellow cannabis enthusiasts.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including stimulating appetite, reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow Characteristics: In Big Kush, there is a mix of the light green coloration, slim stalks and long colas of a sativa, with the bushy shape and improved yields of an indica. This easy-going plant can reach up to 3 meters outdoors and under ideal conditions can produce a high yield within a short flowering time whether in or out (8 – 9 weeks on average). The buds are resinous, aromatic, compact and sticky when cured. They’re also nice and frosty, with a good covering of trichomes and orange hair. Foliage is well spaced out and not too dense, meaning it’s easy to manicure.