Bubba Kush

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Bubba Kush Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Stress, Depression, Anxiety disorder, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar disorder
Physical Aid
Pain relief, Sleep disorder, Multiple sclerosis, Anorexia, Cachexia, Nausea, Migraines, Appetite stimulant
Afghani/Kush, Chemdawg
Hybrid indica dominant
Type of High
Relaxing, Euphoric, Sleepy, Narcotic, Sedating, Appetite-stimulating, Contemplative
Coffee, Earthy, Sweet, Spicy, Pine, Citrus, Bitter
Coffee, Earthy, Sweet, Spicy, Fruity, Bitter
Side Effects
Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dizziness

The popular indica-dominant hybrid Bubba Kush was originally available as a clone only and this is what is commonly referred to today as “Pre 98 Bubba Kush.” The original was so beloved that at least six seed companies have created their own versions of the Bubba, with Green House Seeds and Apothecary Genetics both winning awards in various Cannabis Cups. All of the versions are a little different so the medicinal value will vary but a distinct flavor and scent of slightly bitter coffee seems to run through most of the Bubba Kush incarnations. Generally best for evening use or whenever you need to bring it down a notch or two.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 56-75 days - Dependent on version
  • Indoor yield: 150-800 g/m2
  • Outdoor yield: Up to 1000 g/plant
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Early October

The plants have a short bushy growing habit, as you’d expect from a Kush type. The leaves have broad fingers and are dark green, sometimes tending towards the purplish. The plant produces a profusion of heavy, dark green buds with orange and brown hairs. At up to 18 percent, this plant’s THC level is towards the higher end of the scale. The Bubba Kush strain’s stocky growth tendency makes it a good choice for the SOG growing method indoors, either in soil or hydro. The plant offers average yields, and the flowering time is nine weeks.Outdoor growing is possible provided you plant it in rich soil in a sunny spot with shelter. In the Northern hemisphere, harvest comes in early October. To conclude this Bubba Kush review, you’ll choose it not for its high yields or ease of growth, but because it produces a quality crop with a consistently potent high. Bubba Kush one is best left to experienced horticulturists rather than absolute beginners.


It is an easily grown strain that is perfect for beginner growers that can be grown indoors, outside or in a greenhouse. The strain is naturally resistant to molds and other pests. Bubba Kush grows well indoors in soil but will have a higher yield if grown in hydroponics. It flowers between eight and nine weeks and is ready for harvest outdoors in October. Though the yield for the plants of this strain are typically lower, the rewards are not – thick dense buds covered in sticky trichomes and high in THC content.


Generally, Bubba Kush displays a very consistent flowering time indoors of right around 60 days. Outdoors, plan to harvest your ladies by the middle of October, receiving an above average yield. She’s easy to grow and has shown a notable resistance to pests, due to a high production of resin. She’s very versatile and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. Indoors, she thrives in soil but will show an improved yield in hydro.


Green House Seeds’ version: Flowering in 9 weeks, with a production up to 800 gr/m2. Very good for SoG and SCRoG. Finishes by the first week of October (northern hemisphere). Production can reach 1000 gr/plant. Short, dense plant.


Humboldt Seed Organization’s version: Type: indica dominant. Outdoor harvest: 1st October. Outdoor yied: average. Flowering: 8-9 weeks. Indoor yield: average. THC: 16%.


Dinafem’s version: This outstanding plant is hardy, small, easy to grow, fast flowering and develops bulky, compact buds covered in resin. It delivers generous, high-quality yields with little care and in an easy way, delighting both beginner and expert growers. Resin production is abundant. Bubba Kush looks like a thick, stunted, hardy bush with wide leaves of a beautiful dark green colour. It performs well indoors no matter what cultivation method is used and can be grown in small spaces. In outdoor cultivation, it responds best to temperate or dry climates and to the protected environment of greenhouses. It has unique organoleptic properties and gets beautiful lavender and purple hues if undergoing a decrease in temperature of 10 oC at night. 90% indica / 10% sativa. Genetics: Pre'98 Bubba Kush. Indoor flowering period: 60-65 days. Outdoor harvest time: middle of October. Indoor yield: 500 g/m2. Outdoor yield: 600-800 g/plant.


Medicann Seeds’ version: Genetics: Master Kush x Bubblegum. Indica/Sativa: Indica(90%) / Sativa (10%). THC: 18-22%. CBD: 4%. Flowering Time: 7-10 weeks. Yield: high.


Dr. Greenthumb’s version: S1 from an Original Clone (Katsu Cut). INDOOR: Finished Height: 24" to 36" (when flowered at a cutting height of 8" to 10"). Yield (g/m2) SOG: 250 to 350 g. Flowering: 65-75 days. OUTDOOR: Plant height: 4' to 6' Yield: 300-1000 g. Finish: September. Frost Resistance: Spring - excellent; Fall - good.


Apothecary Genetics’ version: Genetics: MALE OG X PRE 98 BUBBA KUSH. Flowering indoor: 7-8 weeks, with a yield of 150-300 g/m2. Flowering outdoor: end of October.


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Jerry bred his Chem Dog cut to a Humboldt county indica boy. This was the beginning of his cubing proccess. At BX3 he got a pheno that had all the smell, taste and kick of the Chem Dog, but in a pure indica pheno. Jerry gave this plant to Bob. It became known as the West Coast Dog. Bob bred this plant to my Old World Kush male. He took a male from that cross and bred it to the OG cut Putz had sent him. This is what made the original Bubba.


After making their way from the East Coast to Los Angeles, a few straight Bubba cuttings were crossed with a pure Kush plant, resulting in what we now know as Bubba Kush, named after the person who first grew it. The original “straight Bubba” seeds came from Northern California, and was basically an old school Northern Lights strain.


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Bubba Kush is a must-have strain, but honestly if you haven't tried it yet you probably are living under a rock or on the East Coast - in which case it's not your fault. Bred by Breeder's Choice Organization, this potent indica-dominant strain will cause you to think about devouring your entire kitchen and then some. Bubba Kush has buds that are medium-sized and tight, dark-green buds. They are also completely infested with trichromes when grown as top-shelf bud. Originally, Bubba Kush (or Pre '98 Bubba Kush) was only available in clone form, although the breeder now carries only feminized seeds. Bubba Kush will medicate you thoroughly, and may cause couch-lock on a less experienced smoker. It’s a great bedtime weed, causing drowsiness after around an hour. Plan on ordering a pizza or two as well. So go grab some now, it shouldn’t be too hard to find.


Pre 98 Bubba Kush has been a favorite of indica lovers for over a decade, offering a heavy body stone that is great for lazy days or to unwind at night after busy days. The origins of the strain are rather sketchy, with some saying it was a landrace variety imported from Pakistan/Afghanistan in the 80's, to other claims by breeder Bubba which state the strain appeared quite by accident, even linking it's early days to hip hop group Cypress Hill. Pre 98 Bubba Kush has a pungent citrus aroma wrapped up with a delicious Earthiness. Many users even find an aftertaste of coffee to be prevalent upon exhalation. While the smoke is a bit harsh and the taste of the strain isn't quite as pronounced as the scent suggests, it is still a great strain, especially for those who favor indica. The medium hued green buds of Pre 98 Bubba Kush are well frosted with glistening trichome heads. Dashes of dark purple give the nuggets a haunting look when coupled with the generous frosting of crystals. The effects of this smoke are considerably potent, so be advised that a deep relaxation will set in. This makes Pre 98 Bubba Kush great in the treatment of insomnia, the buds commonly lulling users into a deep sleep. It can also stave off feelings of anxiety or depression with the feelings of mood elevation it offers. The effects are long lasting, so it's also a good strain when used to alleviate pain ñ at the onset of a migraine a quick toke of Pre 98 Bubba Kush will certainly prove beneficial. Those who suffer symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Bipolar Disorder.


Bubba Kush has intense, delicious flavour and aroma, with hints of earth, spices, coffee, fuel and citrus fruits. The long-lasting effect is powerful, relaxing and sedative. It is the perfect choice for unwinding and for medical use.


Hindu Kush arrived in California in the late 1970s. From that, Master Kush was born. Bubba Kush was born from a Master Kush x Bubble Gum cross. Bubblegum in itself is an award winning strain which won many cannabis cups in Europe and elsewhere. We have been honing this strain for many years now and are happy with what we have achieved, it is very stable and is a very heavy producer that has a heavy amount of trichomes on the finished flowers. It is a strong plant for most climates only fairly cool climates will suffer from temperature issues, it is fairly pest and mold resistant so if you are not able to tend your medicinal crop every day this strain could be the one you need. Medical uses: Pain, Nausea, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Migraines, Appetite, Bi-Polar Disorder, Wasting Syndrome.


Muscles melt, aches fade, and the body warms when marijuana users taste the sweet, thick smoke that is Bubba Kush. Anticipate a direct path to couch lock town with noticeable bursts of energy along the way. Green House created a masterpiece with their Bubba Kush strain with complex flavors that really shine when cured properly. Hints of purple may be seen through the thick layer of cannabinoid crystals, exhibiting extreme bag appeal. Similar to Blueberry, Bubba Kush has a long lasting narcotic effect that finds its way to all the layers of body pain, calming nerves, warming and relaxing muscles, and generally calming the storm of unpleasant body sensations experienced by many medical marijuana patients. This heavy indica is also a blessing for many seeking anxiety relief.


Bubba Kush is an almost pure Indica hybrid that before 1998 was a a clone only strain bred by the Breeder’s Choice Organization. The strain shows it’s Indica dominance by inducing a lazy couch-lock that can be too powerful for inexperienced users; sending them off to bed rather quickly. Simultaneously it will send waves of euphoric happiness and possibly the strongest case of ‘munchies’ users have experienced. Accompanying the usual negative suspects of bloodshot eyes and cotton mouth, are dizziness and paranoia. Some users of this strain have also reported experiencing headaches 2-3 hours after use. Thanks to the Indica properties of this strain is it great for relieving chronic aches and pains such as those caused by multiple sclerosis or cancer. Bubba Kush is also a great choice for those that deal with endless nights of insomnia for the same reasons. It is also used as evening medication for those suffering from stress and anxiety disorders. And because of its hunger inducing attributes it is also used to help those with nausea, vomiting and anorexia. Bubba Kush was originally a cross between an OG Kush (Indica) and a father that is the cross of West Coast Dog (Indica) and Old World Kush (Indica). The pre-1998 strain was clone only but has since been selectively bred to produce feminized seeds. Several other strains have appeared under the same name, all of which use the original Bubba Kush name.


A very sweet strain that is almost a pure Indica. The high of Bubba Kush is intense and physical, leaving a strong relaxation in your body. Short stature, wide leaves, it is the typical Indica with short internodes, strong sweet taste, and narcotical effect that will put you to sleep comfortably after a long day of work.


Highly energetic. Social, happy, pleasant high. Long term use without tolerance buildup. Heady, intoxicating. Dense, chunky buds. Incredibly tasty. Potency: 4 out of 5. Bouquet: sweet. Taste: hashy, juicy, fruity.


Awards    6


1st Treating Yourself Medical Cup, 1st Toronto Cannabis Cup, 1st Treating Yourself Medical Cup (Green House Seeds), 1st Toronto Cannabis Cup


1st High Life Cup- Amsterdam, 1st High Life Cup - Amsterdam