In folklore, an ogre is usually depicted as a fearsome, gigantic, and ugly monster that eats humans and has a special taste for children and infants. However, in the modern era, cartoon makers have worked as good PR for ogres. In Shrek, for example, the title character is a heroic and helpful ogre that is more likely to make friends with a human than eat them.
Marijuana breeders seem keen to restore the reputation of these beastly creatures by naming a hard-hitting strain after them. The Ogre strain is a potent hybrid that showcases its meaner side if you use too much.
What is the Ogre Strain?
Also known as Ogre Kush or Ogre OG, the origins of Ogre weed are the subject of some dispute. A lot of accounts state that it is a phenotype of Sensi Star and bred by Paradise Seeds. However, this is unlikely, since most cuts of Ogre are sativa-dominant whereas Sensi Star is indica-dominant. There are several cuts available, such as a cross of Master Kush and Bubba Kush, or else you could try the strain that is a cross of Hindu Kush, Amnesia Haze, and Durban Skunk.
It is fair to say that users don’t flock to the Ogre marijuana strain for its wonderful scent. It has been described as smelling like the armpits of an actual ogre! It has a pungent smell that isn’t easy to disguise, although the skunky scent is slightly balanced with nutty citrus notes.
Fortunately, Ogre tastes better than it smells. Although you get soil and skunky notes, there are also citrus and wood flavors that make it a pleasant smoke.
One of the reasons why this strain gets its name is due to the large buds. It doesn’t have many pistils, but the blanket of resin glands is alluring to those seeking a beastly high. It is a dense and thick strain with cone-shaped buds while the glistening trichomes are nicely contrasted by the forest green color.
Ogre Strain Grow Info
When you get Ogre strain seeds, please note that it is a versatile strain; although it is better suited to indoor growing. It is a reasonable option for the novice grower because it is durable enough to stay strong when you make a few minor mistakes. Crucially, it is highly resistant to spider mites which is a big relief.
If you grow Ogre outdoors, make sure the crop is kept in a warm environment but is well shaded. It grows well in soil, and we recommend placing your plants in 3-5 gallons of soil in raised beds. If you don’t live in a suitable region, it is best to grow Ogre indoors because it is sensitive to sudden weather changes. Ogre grown outdoors should be ready for harvest by early October, and it provides 14 ounces per plant.
Novice growers will find it easier to grow this strain indoors where they can control the environment. It grows well when you use the Sea of Green (SOG) or Screen of Green (SCROG) training techniques. Its flowering time is 7-8 weeks, and it provides up to 14 ounces per square meter planted.
As there are different cuts of this strain, your growing experience could be very different from that of someone else. For example, you may end up with an indica phenotype which results in a short and dense plant. Growers prefer the indica cut because it responds better to nutrients and is less fussy. In contrast, sativa cuts tend to stretch halfway through flowering, and the yield is usually lower.
THC Content – Highest Test
Its THC content ranges from a reasonable 18% to an eye-popping 26%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
With a CBD content of just 0.2%, Ogre’s THC to CBD content can be over 130:1.
What Can I Expect When I Use Ogre Weed?
It is a potent strain that hits the body and mind almost simultaneously soon after use. The cerebral high could be psychedelic in nature so use sparingly. It is also possible that your mind becomes foggy and you find it difficult to focus. As a result, don’t use Ogre before or during work in case the effects prove too much.
Users also report feeling a sudden rush of euphoria that lifts their mood. After the initial head high, your body will begin to relax, and you may feel like going to sleep. It is also a strain that may make you feel as hungry as an ogre.
Medical Benefits of Ogre Marijuana
As Ogre is an excellent mood enhancer, it is a possible option for individuals with an anxiety disorder, depression or chronic stress. It is also potent enough to act as an effective painkiller; good news if you have serious pain from a medical condition such as fibromyalgia. It doesn’t take a great deal of Ogre to become sleepy which makes it a good choice for people struggling with insomnia.
Possible Side Effects of Ogre Weed
It is a tough strain to handle and is not a good option for novice users. Aside from common side effects such as dry mouth, Ogre is occasionally associated with heightened paranoia and anxiety. There is also a strong possibility of experiencing dizziness or a headache if you aren’t sensible with your level of consumption.
Final Thoughts on Ogre Cannabis
Ogre may not be the belle of the ball in terms of aroma, but it has a unique, some would say pleasant, taste that lets you know you are using potent weed. As the effects hit you so quickly and impact the head and body, it is best if you use it at home close to bedtime. Otherwise, there is a danger of succumbing to couch lock or sleep when you are supposed to be doing something else.
The varied cuts of Ogre also make it a challenging marijuana strain to grow. The indica cut is the preferable one because it is slightly easier to cultivate and provides a higher yield on average.