Potent, popular, and easy to grow, Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid that's considered a top-shelf strain by many cannabis enthusiasts. Bubba Kush consistently tests between 18-22% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on average, and it has been used to make new strains such as Madness and Blackberry Kush.
We know very little for certain about Bubba Kush's origins, only that it was created by an unknown breeder and emerged in Los Angeles during the 1990s. Perhaps the most famous account of Bubba Kush's origins is that an OG Kush plant was pollinated by a mysterious indica strain from New Orléans known only as “Bubba,” and the resulting strain went on to flourish in California. Other theories about Bubba Kush's parentage range from it being a cross between OG Kush and an unknown strain to having a lineage that goes back to an Afghani indica or Northern Lights. Bubba Kush is generally a stocky, bushy plant with dense, bulky flowers. The buds range in color from deep green to light purple and have long orange or amber-colored hairs. They are quite pungent and feature a characteristically dense coat of sticky trichomes that emits a sweet, earthy aroma with notes of spices and pine. The flavorful smoke tastes of cocoa, coffee, fruit, and nuts when you exhale.
This strain is usually reserved for use at night because of its potent sedative and tranquilizing effects over both body and mind. The euphoric cerebral effects are intense as well, inducing a dreamy, hazy state of mind that often elevates one's mood and instills a sense of contentment. Bubba Kush is a popular choice for stimulating an appetite as well as treating insomnia, body pain, muscle tension, mental stress, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD.
If you're going to grow your own crop of Bubba Kush from a clone or seeds, prepare for fast-growing plants that are ready to harvest after about 60-65 days. Bubba Kush is known for being a good strain for novice cannabis gardeners to start with as it is relatively simple to grow, as far as cannabis goes, and is naturally resilient against several molds and diseases. You can expect to collect between 30-35 grams of high-quality flowers per square foot of a Bubba Kush plant.