Our Master Kush strain review covers the origins, effects, aroma, and growing tips of this landrace-derived strain. This powerhouse indica hybrid provides you with euphoric and relaxing effects.
A subtle earthy aroma blends with notes of incense and citrus fruits. Master Kush is an easy strain to grow and use for beginners and seasoned users alike.
What Is the Master Kush Cannabis Strain?
Master Kush, also known as Grandmaster Kush or High Rise, is a powerful indica-dominant hybrid hailing from the Hindu Kush region in Asia. Master Kush’s thick coating of resin is prized by hashmakers around the world.
If you’re looking for a pure indica with a high THC concentration, look no further than Master Kush. Master Kush’s THC concentration ranges from 15 to 19 percent.
Master Kush average THC level: 17.5 percent
Awards: 1st Place in the Kush category & Overall Highlife Cup for Best Variety – Highlife Cup 2017; 1st Place in the Hydro category – 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup
Master Kush Genetics
Amsterdam’s White Label Seed Company sourced a couple of landrace strains from different areas of the Hindu Kush region, known for its legendary indica landrace strains.
Cannabis strains with Master Kush genetics include:
Rockstar Master Kush – Master Kush x Sensi Star x Afghani
Iceberg – Master Kush x Granddaddy Purple
Lemon Kush – Master Kush x Lemon Joy
Ayahuasca Purple – Master Kush x Red River Delta
Hashmaster – Master Kush x Afghani
Woody OG (Woody Kush) – Master Kush x OG Kush x Hindu Kush
Master Jedi Kush – Master Kush x Jedi Kush
Snoop’s Dream (Snoop’s Master Kush) – Master Kush x Blue Dream
Master Bubba (Master Bubba Kush) – Master Kush x Bubba Kush
Master Kush Aroma
Breathe in Master Kush’s classic Kush aroma. A hint of sweetness underlines the bright citrus and incense notes reminiscent of the charas hash from the Hindu Kush mountains. Master Kush’s subtle and sugary scents may remind you of ripe fruits, berries, in particular.
Master Kush’s most common terpenes include:
Caryophyllene’s spicy, earthy, and floral notes produce a complex aroma. Caryophyllene displays analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic properties.
Limonene’s citric zing complements Master Kush’s herbal and hashy flavors. Limonene is thought to improve mood, relieve stress, and improve the bioavailability of terpenes.
Myrcene, one of the most common cannabis terpenes, has a spicy and hoppy aroma, a great pairing with caryophyllene and limonene. Myrcene may have anti-anxiety and pain-relieving effects, as well as antioxidant and antibacterial characteristics.
Master Kush Effects
Master Kush is a versatile marijuana strain that can be enjoyed when smoked or vaped. As an indica hybrid with strong landrace genetics, Master Kush offers users a balanced experience that affects the mind and body equally.
You won’t feel overwhelmed, sedated, or lethargic. Instead, you may feel a surge of focus and awareness. Users will feel relaxed, happy, and euphoric almost immediately after consuming Master Kush. In high doses, you may feel slightly sleepy.
Medical use: stress, pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia
Best Way to Grow Master Kush
Master Kush seeds are widely available in regular, feminized, or automatic seeds. Master Kush is relatively easy to grow as long as you grow the plant under optimal conditions. If grown successfully, Master Kush can produce a high yield.
Master Kush yield per plant: 3-6 ounces per square foot
Master Kush grows short and bushy in indoor or outdoor environments as long as temperatures remain between 65 and 80º F and humidity levels remain between 30 and 40 percent relative humidity (RH).
Outdoors, this indica hybrid can handle the cold nights. Indoors, Master Kush can effectively use a small space.
Due to its robust size and shape, you should stay on top of feeding your Master Kush plants. Growers have had tremendous success growing this strain in a hydroponic sea of green (SOG) layout. Lightly prune some of the lower bud formations to divert energy to the colas.
Use garden trellises to train plants and maximize yield.
Flowering period: Seven to nine weeks
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