No one is really sure where Strawberry Cough originated from, but there is plenty of speculation surrounding the powerful, strawberry-flavored creation. The result of an expert crossbreeding by the master himself, Kyle Kushman, Strawberry Cough has won the Best Flower title back at the 2013 Cannabis Cup, gaining recognition far beyond simple public admiration.
Even if it is not a “fully understood” strain, its potent strawberry flavor is unmistakable, offering the type of experience that will leave even the most avid smokers coughing and, more importantly, completely satisfied.
Most of all, its name represents its flavor profile, aroma and appearance accurately – so next time you see this pretty girl in your dispensary, sitting on the shelves, be sure to pick up a gram or two and take some hits.
Keep reading to discover more information about Strawberry Cough with WayofLeaf’s complete review…
What Is the Strawberry Cough Cannabis Strain?
Classified genetically as a sativa (with an 80% sativa and 20% indica makeup), Strawberry Cough is said to be a crossbreed between Strawberry Fields and a mysterious old-school staple Haze strain, although there is much speculation concerning the facts of how this potent sativa came to be.
Its honest origins don’t really matter, because the high quality of Strawberry Cough is remarkable and unmissable, surprising and astounding all those who try it – even marijuana consuming veterans.
Those who have given it a go become completely hooked. With an immense THC quantity, well-grown Strawberry Cough buds have been rated at 15-26% THC composition in conducted lab tests. While not as high as some other strains, this is still more than suitable for those who hope to be left with profound feelings of elation and euphoria, while at the same time gaining sizable amounts of energy and melting any fatigue or tiredness away — usually in just 10-15 minutes.
Much as the name implies, the overall aroma of Strawberry Cough is predominantly, well… strawberry; reminiscent of fresh summer berries growing in a country field. Some undertones also peak through the scent profile with hints of earth and skunk, which might be why this marijuana strain tends to cause coughing after it has been inhaled. The scent immediately consumes any room it’s in, lingering for a long time even after the buds themselves have been locked tightly away.
The flavor is similar to the aroma, aside from a few subtle differences. The overall taste is, of course, rich in fruity strawberries, but hints of earth also present themselves, similar to when you eat a berry picked straight from the dirt.
Strawberry Cough is a strain that every stoner needs to experience; the tropical berry sweetness perfectly conflicting with subtle notes of earth and grass.
The aftertaste is a bit herbal and spicy, which will usually linger inside the mouth long after the smoke has cleared. Your taste buds will become especially pleased with this flavor profile, as the strawberry is not only tasty but also very sweet and sugary, satisfying even the most extreme sweet tooths out there.
Appearance-wise, the buds on Strawberry Cough are beautiful, featuring a multitude of colors that complement each other pleasantly. The sugar leaves are shades of violet purple, neon green and earthy yellow, with frequent patches of bright orange pistils, or tiny hairs, that curl and twist amongst the frosty, smokable leaves.
The sugar leaves are quite densely coated with trichomes, taking on a crystalline appearance which closely mimics the first frost of the year when the roads all develop a thin coating of ice, which glimmers and shines underneath the streetlight.
Strawberry Cough Cannabis Grow Info
Most people would agree that Strawberry Cough is a pretty easy strain to cultivate, which of course makes it a suitable option for a variety of growers – and those with wide-ranging skill level and experience.
Even complete beginners could try giving this crop a shot, because it practically takes care of itself, relatively speaking. The crop’s stature is quite bushy, so it does not need much support to grow well, it manages to do so on its own. A small amount of maintenance can, however, support the healthy thriving of this marijuana type, with regular pruning of the excess foliage and proper ventilation both helping the crop to flourish.
Strawberry Cough can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, but regardless of its environment, it must be grown within a suitable climate. The strain prefers a warm or hot tropical location, with temperatures between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit, or 21-30 degrees Celsius, including overnight.
If you can find a way to keep the temperatures just as warm once the sun has gone down, you’ll be able to maximize your crop yields. The crop itself grows medium in height, which makes it take up less upwards space than many sativa strains tend to. For this reason, it can be grown in a variety of different indoor spaces, even those that don’t have a very high ceiling.
The typical flowering period for Strawberry Cough is between 9-10 weeks, with outdoor harvest time falling around early to mid-October. Outdoor yields typically produce on average 14 ounces of useable bud per plant, while indoor yields average 14 ounces per meter squared.
Strawberry Cough Effects
Strawberry Cough is a bit of a complex sativa strain, because it does prove the same energy and uplift as other strains with this same categorization do, yet it is still very mellow and relaxing at the same time.
Some sativas can make you jittery and cause your mind to run a million miles a minute at full force, but Strawberry Cough is not like this; it enhances your natural state and wires in your ability to be focused plus motivated, all while keeping your heart rate down but your mind sharp and alert.
For this reason, Strawberry Cough is an ideal “getting-things-done” strain; essential if you’ve got a big exam to study for or a crap ton of work that needs catching up on. Best suited for an energy boost during the day, or when you’re beginning to wind down at night but still want to be in the mood to hang and socialize.
Medical Benefits of Strawberry Cough
Some have said that Strawberry Cough is the ultimate mental health marijuana strain, acting fast to relieve a variety of mental health issues and conditions affecting the mind. This cannabis seems to miraculously lower stress levels. It calms the mind and body and slows down the heart rate to a comfortable pace where focus and concentration can become clearer — without the added anxiety.
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Flower has a tantalizing smell that’s fruity and not too skunky in just the right way. It provides an energizing, giggly high that is perfect to enjoy with your partner while watching movies; however smoking too much of it may make you feel out of touch with other people due to its powerful effects.