Holy Grail Kush Strain Review
The best things in life do not come easy. Take the Holy Grail Kush, for example. For it to exist, not only does someone first had to breed it, but the genetic base must be there to develop a one-for-the-ages strain.
Kosher Kush, for instance, was a two-time High Times Cannabis Cup Best Indica winner. Furthermore, it was also the best overall strain in 2011. Among its most notable traits, one that stands out is its insanely high 29% THC.
As impressive as Kosher Kush is, the other hybrid used by DNA Genetics is even better. Of all the strains in the OG family, OG #18 is easily the best. A two-time High Time Cannabis Cup winner, it also won numerous others including Europe Champions Cup and Spannabis Indoor Hydro Cup.
OG #18 is a phenotype of OG Kush. DNA Genetics, of course, was the one who released it. Kosher Kush, on the other hand, took incredible efforts. Initially available as a clone only plant, they were able to produce its seeds.
By pairing these two elite strains, the cross proved to be just as remarkable, if not even better. In 2011, Holy Grail Kush did not only take top honors in the High Times Cannabis Cup Best Hybrid category. It also became the first strain ever to have a perfect score.
|Holy Grail Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Kosher Kush x OG #18|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||Up to 24%|
|Flowering Period||9 weeks / October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 650 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Holy Grail Kush emits an aroma that is reminiscent of a typical Kush strain. It is quite pungent and has a refreshing, earthy scent with hints of pine and wood.
More so, its odor carries over to its taste. Upon combustion, its smoke has a distinct mix of earth and pine. During exhale, a spicy and citrusy aftertaste lingers.
People use strains for different reasons. It does not matter whether it is to seek comfort physically or emotionally, or just wanting to chill. Holy Grail Kush is an Indica-dominant strain that redefines quality.
Soon after taking the first hit, it delivers an uplifting sensation to the mind and the body. Often, it leads to users feeling a sense of happiness setting in that is more akin to pleasure. As its Indica effects begin taking over, the physical relaxation it promotes does not lead to feeling lethargic. Some people may go into introspection too.
Holy Grail Kush is not as potent as Kosher Kush but is still very powerful. In moderation, its psychedelic effects are quite pronounced or even intense for some people. However, it is never overwhelming.
Holy Grail Kush delivers effects that only a few strains can. Still, it is cannabis hence its use comes with adverse effects. Besides the usual dry mouth and eyes, there are also others that may occur such as dizziness.
For most people, the psychedelic effects of the strain do not cause people to feel on edge. However, a few may be more susceptible to anxiousness or paranoia. Because of that, people who are dealing with these conditions will want to choose another strain.
Medical Use and Benefits
Besides the out-of-this-world experience, Holy Grail Kush also has pharmacological value. Its mind and body uplifting effects help people feel at ease and free of tension. In turn, it helps people with depression by enhancing the mood.
Aside from mental and emotional benefits, the strain can provide comfort to people suffering from chronic illnesses. It helps by lessening or reducing pains and aches.
The psychoactive properties of Holy Grail Kush is also an appetite stimulant. Hence, people can use it if they need a little help in boosting their appetite.
Growing Holy Grail Kush
People who have used this strain proclaims it to be the best hybrid they have ever used. While there is a lot of nonsense in the cannabis community, being the first ever to score flawlessly on its way to bagging the High Time Cannabis Cup supports the claim. Deservedly so, it should be one of the costliest strains.
But seeds are available, and users can cultivate it right in their gardens or inside the house. It is not difficult at all, and even beginners should be able to nurture it until harvest time.
In an indoor setting, growers can use either soil as the medium or hydroponics. By combining it with either the Sea of Green or Screen of Green training method, it should lead to explosive growth and optimal production. It has a flowering period of 9 to 10 weeks, which is unusual for an Indica-dominant plant. However, the reward is undoubtedly worthwhile as growers harvest up to 500 grams per square meter.
As for growing outdoors, cultivating in a dry and sunny environment is ideal. It flowers between the second to third week of October with each plant capable of producing up to 650 grams.
One thing to note about the plant is that it has a pungent odor. If that is a cause for concern, then it is best planted indoors with an odor-control filter installed.
Have you grown or used Holy Grail Kush? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.