STRAWBERRY COUGH SATIVA. DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS SWEET SATIVA? 🍓
Strawberry Cough, a sativa cannabis variety, is adored for its ability to provide a clear and euphoric high, along with its strong strawberry scent!
This strain is closely associated with the cannabis all-star Kyle Kushman and has an intriguing backstory that begins in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1999. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into Strawberry Cough, exploring its beginnings, effects, and more!
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The History of Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is often wrongly tagged as a strain created by Kyle Kushman. However, Kyle himself has confessed that he didn’t actually breed this beloved strain: “I just made her popular,” he states in High Times magazine, where he served as a columnist and author before relocating to California.
As per Kyle’s account, he was given a Strawberry Cough clone as a gesture of thanks for assisting a friend’s friend in revamping his growth setup. The unnamed grower, who originally hailed from Bridgeport, Connecticut, handed Kyle a small clone enclosed in a Rockwool cube as a token of appreciation for Kyle’s cultivation advice.
It wasn’t until Kyle brought the clone back home to Brooklyn and unpacked it from its paper bag, that he was captivated by its delightful fragrance.
In 2004, Kyle Kushman departed New York for California. During his cross-country journey, he gave away free Strawberry Cough clones to friends in various states.
This marked the inception of the legend surrounding this sativa hybrid, and Kyle became permanently linked to it. Since that time, although Kyle has openly acknowledged that he didn’t originate the strain, he has consistently championed its delightful scent, flavor, and unparalleled invigorating effects.
Flavor and Scent of Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is renowned for its distinct, vibrant strawberry fragrance, believed to have been inherited from its Strawberry Fields parent. Its taste is equally robust and pungent, featuring a multifaceted fruitiness with prominent hints of freshly picked strawberries—imagine the aroma of a freshly blended daiquiri or a delectable strawberry pastry!
Although there isn’t any scientific lab data available regarding the original Strawberry Cough’s terpene composition, users commonly describe it as being abundant in:
- Myrcene: known for its musky, fruity, and earthy scent.
- Pinene: boasts a fresh, herbal pine aroma.
- Caryophyllene: characterized by its distinctive peppery kick.
Strawberry Cough’s Effects
One of the primary reasons behind Strawberry Cough’s popularity is its robust, invigorating impact. As Kyle Kushman puts it, “She reigns supreme in the world of sativa.”
Staying true to her Haze lineage, Strawberry Cough delivers a quick onset of cerebral energy once you ignite and inhale, resulting in a clear-headed and focused experience.
This makes her an excellent choice for creative endeavors, tackling complex tasks, studying, or engaging in outdoor activities.
Also, Strawberry Cough is a fantastic social strain; even a single hit of her sweet smoke can dissolve social barriers, fostering engaging conversations and a greater sense of connection with those around you.
With a THC content of approximately 19%, Strawberry Cough is a potent hybrid. As with most high-THC cannabis strains, there may be some potential side effects, although user feedback for this strain is overwhelmingly positive.
Possible side effects may include:
- Dry eyes and dry mouth
- Occasional feelings of paranoia
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Cultivation Challenges — Is Strawberry Cough difficult to grow?
While Strawberry Cough exhibits sativa-like effects, she is surprisingly easier to cultivate in the grow room or garden compared to most sativas, likely owing to the indica genes inherited from Strawberry Fields.
Despite her sativa dominance, you can manage the height of Strawberry Cough plants reasonably well, although they tend to stretch considerably during the flowering phase.
With some minimal care, a shorter vegetative period, or gentle training, you should be able to maintain manageable plant heights. Trimming and defoliation can also be helpful in directing more light towards her lower bud sites, as her branches can become heavily laden with long, dense flowers.
Kyle Kushman also recommends supplementing her with additional nitrogen during the early weeks of flowering to ensure proper flower development.
Strawberry Cough typically requires about 11 weeks to complete the flowering phase and can produce substantial yields when cultivated in a stable, warm climate.