Also called Jew Gold, Kosher Kush is a multi-awarded top-shelf strain that packs a blissful blend of herb and citrus with a kick of pepper to give you a delicious sensory medley. But there’s a lot more to its commercial success than just its flavor and aroma. Known for its iconic indica properties, this strain offers striking relaxation and carefree calm that can be perfect for veterans looking for the freedom and euphoria that comes with the classic indicas of the early days of cannabis.
Having won the title of Best Indica in both the 2010 and 2011 High Times Cannabis Cups, this strain also bagged the Best Overall in the 2011 awards. And being such a decorated herb, you would expect that this strain can be tough to come by, especially because of its distinct genetics that require very specific care and cultivation.
Much like other prominent cultivars that have reached celebrity status, the Kosher Kush strain brandishes a heritage of just one ancestor. The strain is a select phenotype of one of the most popular classics of generations past. This parent – often considered the cannabis strain of all cannabis strains – has fathered countless other herbs, many of which were choice phenotypes just like the Kosher Kush variety.
The OG Kush strain is an almost-balanced hybrid that leans ever so slightly towards the indica side of the spectrum. Some of its phenotypes expressed a more prominent relaxation, and these were isolated, collected, and back crossed with itself to produce a stable standalone strain. For the most part, that’s how the Kosher Kush herb came into existence, along with many other well-known cultivars that come from a single parent lineage.
Despite being slightly different from the Kosher Kush strain in terms of effects, the OG Kush strain demonstrates the exact same terpene expression. The strain uses the same blend of herb, citrus, and pepper that makes it difficult to differentiate from the Kosher Kush variety especially if you’re going plainly off of their flavor and aroma.
From within the polished glass of a mason jar, the Kosher Kush strain reveals itself in beautiful, bright, highly saturated colors. The intense greens that paint the leaves explores every corner of the green spectrum. These hues range from forest, to avocado, to jade, moss, olive, and even neon. And to add contrast, the vibrant orange tendrils that encase the nugs lights up the entire aesthetic with a touch of fiery color.
Another noteworthy element of the Kosher Kush look is the sheath of trichomes that lays ever so delicately on the surfaces of the nugs. This dense jacket of fuzz coats the nugs in a sticky resinous substance that contains all of the precious terpenes and cannabinoids that make up the strain’s chemistry. With such exaggerated trichome expression, the Kosher Kush herb is best known for its powerful fragrance that forces its way out of the jar.
And speaking of aroma, this is one of those herbs that can just make you want to keep sniffing for hours. Boasting a blend of delicate notes of floraly herb and citrus, the strain rounds it all off with a punch of spicy pepper that adds a substantial kick to the entire fragrance encounter.
The initial smoke sends a tidal wave of flavor flushing through your mouth and pouring into your lungs. Thick and smooth, the cotton candy clouds fill up all the dead space in your system, imbuing as much of your lungs and airways with its intense chemistry right off of the bat. Needless to say, with such powerful, extensive coverage, the smoke delivers fast-acting effects that make it a wonderful choice for users who want an herb that doesn’t delay.
Within a few minutes, the cultivar’s chemistry gets to work, clearing out whatever rubble and clutter might have been left behind by worry and stress. At the same time, the strain relieves a range of physical discomforts that might make you feel heavy and burdened. As aches are washed away, the herb renews your disposition, making you feel brand new.
The upswing should inspire a feeling of uplifted euphoria. This giggly, smiley disposition can make you want to sit back, relax, and perhaps even talk it up with a few good friends. Light conversation can be a great way to expend the modest energy that the strain delivers. But if there isn’t anyone to chat with, then binge watching your favorite reruns should be an okay deal. As you smile through each episode, your eyes should start to feel heavy, making a snooze the perfect cap for the entire herb encounter.
Kosher Kush is one of the easiest herbs to cultivate which is why lots of beginner farmers choose to try their hand with this specific variety before jumping to anything more challenging. Despite being an indica, the strain’s morphology is highly characteristic of sativas. Towering well over 6 feet, this cultivar’s leaves grow great distances apart as opposed to the classic clustered indica growth.
Yields are modest at 1 to 3 ounces for every square foot of its size, which can be relatively small compared to other strains that can deliver double that or more. Nonetheless, the strain makes up for it with quick flowering that takes no more than 7 weeks at best. With that, you could potentially harvest more than once in a year to make up for the modest yield.
In many ways, the Jew Gold herb does its best to transcend preferences and tolerances with its dynamic flavor and effects. And it succeeds. This strain’s non offensive flavor and aroma might not be all too sweet, but it does agree with most palates – even those of less experienced or low tolerance users. In terms of effects, there’s definitely a lot to love. The strain’s mellow indica properties mixed together with trails of euphoria and happiness make it a wonderful go-to for nightcaps or weekends when you just want to get away from it all.