It seems as if the humble blackberry doesn’t get the credit it deserves. They have a sweeter taste than blueberries, are larger than raspberries, and don’t have any annoying pips like strawberries or cherries. I fondly remember picking fresh blackberries from bushes along the side of the road in September as a kid, and they always had a wonderful taste.
The Blackberry Kush strain brings back those childhood memories both in its aroma and taste. It is a potent strain and is popular amongst veteran and medicinal users alike. While it doesn’t quite garner the same level of attention as the likes of Grape Ape and Blueberry, Blackberry Kush remains a popular strain, long after its initial release.
What is the Blackberry Kush Strain?
Blackberry Kush weed is a strongly indica-dominant hybrid. The original genetics of the strain are the subject of dispute. The commonly accepted story is that the strain is a cross of Blackberry with either Afghani or Bubba Kush. However, some people believe it is a cross of DJ Short’s Blueberry and Afghani.
As for the identity of the breeder, no one is sure, which is hardly a surprise given the differing stories surrounding its genetics. Blackberry Kush was possibly created during the fledgling California medical marijuana era.
Blackberry Kush’s smell can fill up and room, and it is a real treat for the senses. You will adore the powerfully sweet scent which is akin to a bowl of fresh blackberries. It is a hard strain to resist once you have enjoyed a whiff of it.
You won’t be disappointed by the taste either. There is a strong earthy diesel flavor coupled with sweet blueberries. The best way to describe this strain is to say it tastes like a bowl of berries when you inhale. The earthy fuel flavor becomes more apparent on the exhale, and you also benefit from the gorgeous berry taste long after you toke because it lingers on the palate.
Blackberry Kush has the typical Indica Kush dense nugs covered with dark green leaves and a coating of purple. In some cases, the buds have dark purple calyxes which give the strain a blackberry-type appearance. The rust-colored pistils also stand out.
Blackberry Kush Strain Grow Info
Once you get your hands on Blackberry Kush seeds, we don’t recommend growing it outdoors. Although it is resistant to mold, it can be damaged by spider mites and fungus. If you elect to take your chances and grow this weed outside, it will reward you with a very generous yield of up to 28 ounces per plant. It is usually ready for harvest by the middle of October.
It is a much easier strain to grow indoors, however. Blackberry Kush usually takes 8-9 weeks to flower, and it can yield around 16 ounces per square meter planted. When feeding this strain, pay special attention to its magnesium intake, and make sure you give it plenty of nitrogen during the vegetative stage of growth.
While you are free to use a hydroponics setup, try to avoid using Coco Noir as your growing medium because it is more likely that a magnesium deficiency will take place. One of the most obvious signs of this deficiency is when you notice that the bottom of your plants is growing more slowly than usual. Another sign is if the leaves are turning yellow long before harvest and their tips looked burned.
Make sure the humidity in your grow room is no higher than 60% during the vegetative state. Reduce it gradually each week so by the time your flowers are blooming; the humidity level is down to 40%. If you allow the humidity to remain too high, your plants will take in fewer nutrients which leads to a variety of deficiencies.
THC Content – Highest Test
Blackberry Kush is only a moderately strong strain by the standards of the modern era. Its THC content is usually between 16% and 20%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
This strain is not known for having a high CBD content, and you will seldom find a cut with more than 0.4% CBD.
What Can I Expect When I Use Blackberry Kush Weed?
Blackberry Kush’s lineage is very apparent when you use it. It provides users with a variety of soothing effects that are noticeable almost straight away. If you are looking to relax, this strain is a great option as it has a numbing, narcotic effect that immediately relieves tension; a feature of Blackberry hybrids.
Next, you will feel a euphoric high, something associated with Raspberry Cough, another one of this strain’s ancestors. It may sound as if this strain is perfect for an evening out, but in reality, the body high keeps you glued to your couch. We recommend using it in the late evening or at night because it will keep you nice and sedated. As far as Blackberry Kush goes, the dream scenario is to smoke and listen to great music in your bedroom.
Medical Benefits of Blackberry Kush Marijuana
It is a popular medicinal marijuana strain, especially for patients with depression, insomnia, or chronic pain. The stony Indica high helps keep your muscles relaxed which is ideal if you have an issue such as muscle spasms that ensure you remain awake for most of the night. The effect is intense but also enjoyable.
Blackberry Kush could also prove useful to individuals with appetite problems. It is linked with a reduction in nausea associated with cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
Possible Side Effects of Blackberry Kush Weed
The most common side effects include dehydration and cottonmouth. Occasionally, users have reported feeling dizzy, and you may also get a slight headache if you are not used to smoking marijuana.
In general, your overall experience depends on your tolerance to weed. Those who are used to Indica strains will enjoy Blackberry Kush a lot. On the other hand, if indica strains tend to make you fatigued and cause couchlock, it is highly likely that this strain will do the same!
Final Thoughts on Blackberry Kush Cannabis
Blackberry Kush is a world-class strain that every marijuana lover should try at least once. If you decide to grow it, please do so indoors because an outdoor grow will be extremely difficult. Keep the humidity low and watch out for pests such as spider mites.
Once you smoke Blackberry Kush, you are sure to enjoy the sweet berry taste, and the aroma will help you gravitate towards this strain. The high is a relaxing and sedating one so use this strain only when you are finished with your daily tasks.