Tips for growing Pineapple Kush cannabis
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Strain overview: Pineapple Kush was first produced by crossing Pineapple with Master Kush. Kush strains are generally known for their pungent, piney aroma, and this cross sweetens the flavor with tropical notes. This popular Kush variety offers a quality cerebral high with uplifting effects that allow the consumer to stay active and engaged.
Grow techniques: Overall, Pineapple Kush is an easy strain for novice growers. Keep it indoors to provide an ideal climate, and try growing in soil or hydroponically. Consider using the SOG (sea of green) method while keeping the plants tightly pruned to direct growth to the top colas. To keep plants from falling over, trellis for support as the buds put on density.
Flowering time: 8 weeks
Yield: Moderate to high
Grow difficulty: Easy to moderate
Climate: Unlike some Kush strains, Pineapple Kush can handle higher humidity levels without having issues with mold. It prefers a temperature between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor/outdoor: Pineapple Kush does best indoors in a controlled climate.
Feeding: Like all OG varieties, feed on the heavier side. Go heavy on the CalMag and top dress the soils with phosphorus-rich nutrients when going into flowering.
Learn more about growing the Pineapple Kush cannabis strain, including its preferred nutrients, climate recommendations, and best growing techniques.
Pineapple Kush is hybrid of Indica and Sativa. Most of its genetic material comes from an Indica strain originally grown in the mountainous Hindu Kush region that runs through central Afghanistan and across the border with Pakistan.
As its name suggests, this weed has a unique taste with tropical fruity flavors underpinned by pineapple. Pineapple Kush delivers a powerful body hit followed by a stimulating mind stone. Even experienced smokers treat this potent strain with caution. Medicinally, it can help in the relief of muscle and joint pain.
This stocky plant has a thick, bushy growing habit, grows to about one metre high and produces dense, purplish buds with a frosty coating of sticky crystals. The buds have an earthy smell with fruity undertones of pineapple. THC levels have been measured as high as up to 25%.
This strain is quite hardy and suitable for outdoor growing in all but the coldest of regions, although, you’ll get the highest yields with indoor cultivation.
Grown outdoors, the plants flower in about seven to nine weeks and are ready for harvest in September or early October in the northern hemisphere. Expect an outdoor yield of around 30 grams per plant.
For indoor growing, use hydroponics or a rich potting soil medium. Grown in the right conditions using SCROG method, it can yield as much as 500 grams per square metre.
Relatively easy to grow and exceptionally high in THC, Pineapple Kush seeds are a good choice for the grower looking for a dependable plant that offers a very potent stone. Pineapple Kush’s distinctive pineapple taste and aroma make it a real winner.
Pineapple Kush is a super potent Indica Sativa hybrid with THC levels measured as high as 25%. Approach this dependable weed strain with caution.