Strawberry Cough is a strain that comes with a touch of lore. They used to say that it got its name because it makes you cough. While the coughing story could be real or could be fan fiction, it’s a fact that this cultivar both smells and tastes like a basket of freshly picked strawberries. Strawberry Cough was created by Kyle Kushman and was originally only available by clone. Now a similar cultivar is available in seed form from the Netherlands.
The easy to grow Sativa dominant hybrid strain is suitable for all level growers. Its lineage is said to be a cross between Neville’s Haze and Strawberry Fields. Without much training these plants will grow into bountiful little shrubs. The strain should flower in about nine weeks and deliver a pretty hefty yield. Whether it’s grown in or outdoors, each Strawberry Cough plant will yield about 14 ounces. These plants will need some light pruning during flowering and generally prefer organic growing mediums and nutrients to thrive.
While the top colas tend to be bigger, most Strawberry Cough nuggets tend to be on the smaller side. They are exceptionally dense, however, despite their popcorn bud appearance. They’ll be light, bright green in color with orange-yellow pistils. The scent smells just like berries with a fresh, sweet orange undertones. After taking a rip you’ll get that same sweet berry coming through in the flavor finished by a light bergamot.
MCR Labs posted results from a Strawberry Cough cultivar in 2014. These testing lab results revealed this specific cultivar to have 12.8% THCa, 1.1% THC, and 0.3% total CBD. The Analytical 360 results show an active cannabinoid percentage that is a little more impressive. Analytical 360 tested Strawberry Cough one year prior to MCR Labs and found 17.86% total-THC and 0.32% CBD-total. There is also a prominent amount of Linalool, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Humulene, and alpha-Pinene.
Right after hitting a joint or ripping a bong hit of Strawberry Cough expect a rush of euphoria. The initial ride will verge on psychedelic with a joyful, creative buzz. The strain delivers high flying, finely focused energy without any anxious edges. Personally, this is the best strain that I’ve found for inspiring creativity. For those who don’t prefer to embark on creative endeavors, it’s equally as valuable for accomplishing tasks at home or in the office.
Many personal case studies have shown Strawberry Cough to be valuable in treating anxiety and depression. Along the same vein, Cough has been very useful for managing stress. Because it can also help us hone in on our focus is has been recommended in treating the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. With the release of anxiety and simultaneous relaxation some patients find this cultivar valuable in treating PTSD.
Many do report coughing after smoking or vaping this cultivar, but who knows whether this is a placebo-effect due to the name. There’s no scientific backing that Strawberry Cough makes people cough more than any other cannabis flowers would. Dry eyes, dry mouth, and dehydration, however, could be a consequence of medicating with Strawberry Cough. In some rare cases, patients do experience a headache after lighting up with this strain.
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