Kandy Kush produces densely-packed buds with beautiful green and purple hues thanks to its trainwreck parents. This variety branches well and can produce around 400 grams per square meter when grown indoors.
Kandy Kush is known to have multiple phenotypes. A squat and bushy plant typical of indica lineages is the most common, but taller sativa-type phenotypes are also known. Both phenotypes have approximately the same flowering time.
The compact phenotype may be more suitable for beginner growers as compact plants are generally easier to manage in terms of training and trimming; however, it will still be essential to keep on top of trimming the fan leaves of the compact variety to let light into bud sites deeper in the plant and improve air circulation.
Both phenotypes are well-suited for “screen of green” (SCROG) training, and it may be necessary to train your plants this way for the taller phenotype if your indoor setup is small. The SCROG method involves topping the plants in the early vegetative stage (removing the apical or center stem).
This encourages the plant to produce more side-shoots, eventually becoming colas (flowers). Once topped, the branches of the plants are gently weaved through support (usually a horizontal trellis) to maximize the amount of light reaching each potential bud site.
Low-stress training (LST) may also work well for Kandy Kush. Similar to the SCROG method, LST is used to increase plant yield. Plants are topped to encourage lateral outgrowths tied down towards the pot, typically with string, to spread branches out horizontally and maximize light penetration. This method does not require trellising.