Burmese Kush is a perfectly balanced hybrid of Sativa and Indica with a 50/50 steady percentage.
It was originally created by TH Seeds in The Netherlands by breeding OG Kush and Burmese Indica, to create a happy yet relaxed marijuana which is perfect for those of us with depression, high stress levels and muscle spasms.
Burmese Kush has a lot going on in it’s little green nugs, so let’s dive into its unique features.
Burmese Kush has a THC content of 13% to 18% which makes it a medium to high dose depending on how your grower cultivated their crop.
This means that most users will find the Burmese Kush an easy to handle cannabis, but new users still shouldn’t try and keep up with their more experienced friends.
What Is Burmese Kush Strain?
Burmese Kush is the love child of OG Kush and Burmese Indica. OG Kush is a massively popular, and constantly in demand, strain of marijuana.
It is undoubtedly a world best seller, which is why having it as a parent to Burmese Kush is a fantastic sign that we have stumbled onto something great.
How Was Burmese Kush Developed
OG kush creates an amazing relaxation feeling coupled with a ear-to-ear grin from the happy endorphins, which is paralleled by the overwhelming sense of euphoria. And, of course, we cannot ignore the munchies that will be calling for your attention.
These powerful effects meant that OG Kush was perfect for people who deal with high levels of stress, pain, lack of appetite and depression. Burmese Kush has inherited a lot of these effects, but has added a tropical and almost grapefruit flavoring to match it.
The first taste you’ll notice is the sweet flavors inherited from Burmese Indica, which has a subtle sourness from the lemony aftertaste. After a couple of tokes the grapefruit tangs start to appear along with the subtle touches of berry.
Near the end of the buds, you’ll notice a herbal flavor start to take charge of the overall taste, with a hint of pine. As an undercurrent to all of these flavors, you’ll be able to pinpoint a constant but subtle spicy tingle.
Odor And Flavor
Taking its fragrance from Burmese Kush’s OG Kush side, you will smell a pungent, woody odor that is closer to earth than light. But the whole scent won’t be completely heavy, as there is a touch of sweetness mixed into the smells.
Unlike a typical Kush strain, Burmese Kush is a lot smoother than its parent, allowing you to breathe in the fragrance with ease.
Just like a typical Kush strain, Burmese Kush has a dim green hue in its tightly packed nugs. The foliage is dense and not at all fluffy. If you break open the nugs, you’ll notice a couple of red and orange pistils decorating the insides, but on the outsides, the pistils will be golden brown.
Lightly covering the outer surface is a delicate sprinkle of sticky crystalline trichomes.
Burmese Kush can be a tough strain to grow because it needs a lot of attention to stay healthy. You have to make sure that mold and pests stay away from the delicate leaves, which could easily overpower the growing process.
We would recommend the Sea of Green method to help protect and cultivate the overall crop.
Although you can grow Burmese Kush indoors, it thrives the best in a sunny outdoor location which has a sheltered covering. While it loves the sun, mold can easily hack away at the plants if it gets too humid.
If you plan to grow your Burmese Kush indoors, you can expect a flowering time of 60 to 65 days, producing a yield of about 12 – 14 oz per square meter.
If you decide to grow outdoors, the nugs should be ready to harvest by late September, producing a yield of 14 oz per plant.
Burmese Kush is a creeper, which means its effects are slow but will keep growing in intensity. This pattern will allow the effect to last longer and will give your mind and body time to adjust to the new feelings.
You will start off with a calming happiness with a mild euphoric sensation to uplift your mood. After a while, you will probably notice yourself laughing at unusual topics and becoming focused on creative activities.
Later on, as the high slowly intensifies, a sense of relaxation will start to slow you down. It will make you become a little sleepy, and if the THC is closer to 18%, you may begin to drift off. The sleepy element is why Burmese Kush is considered a nighttime strain.
You will likely receive dry eyes and a dry mouth, so make sure to keep water near you and to keep yourself hydrated. If you take more than your normal dose, you may also develop headaches, dizziness, or even paranoia.
The mental high and initial sense of happiness means that Burmese Kush is an amazing choice for people who are diagnosed with depression.
People who deal with ADHD and ADD symptoms will find the focusing aspect of Burmese Kush to be very helpful. And those of us who deal with insomnia will enjoy the natural sleepy nature of this Burmese strain.
If you would like more strains to bring you a happy feeling, we recommend Apples and Bananas, Blucifer, and Bootylicious.
If you would like more creative sparking strains, then we suggest Kali Mist, Jack Herer, and Chemdog.
If you need a collection of strains to help you sleep, then try adding Tahoe OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, and God’s Gift to your list.
Burmese Kush is 50% Indica and 50% Sativa with a THC content of 13% to 18% and a CBD percentage of 0.01% to 0.185.
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