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Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a sativa-dominant hybrid created by Kyle Kushman that won Best Flower in the 2013 Cannabis Cup. It’s made by crossing Strawberry Fields and an unknown Haze. It is 80% Cannabis sativa and 20% Cannabis indica and has a high THC content, regularly measuring between 20% and 25% THC.

Kushman is credited with creating Joey’s Strain and Cherry Lopez and cultivating Purple Kush, but Strawberry Cough is one of his favorite flavors.

Strawberry Cough is a highly-regarded sativa strain noted for its cerebral, energetic, uplifting effects and sweet, fresh strawberry taste. Due to its effects, Strawberry Cough may be useful for alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression.

Kushman developed Strawberry Cough in California, but one of its parents, Strawberry Fields, is actually an indica from New York. According to legend, this indica was grown next to strawberry fields to mask the odor and started to take on the smell of the strawberries nearby.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

20%-25%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Strain types

  • 80%Sativa
  • 20%Indica

Aromas

  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Herbal
  • Strawberry

Flavors

  • Strawberry
  • Sweet

Terpenes

Strawberry Cough contains many terpenes, each having health benefits.

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene

  • Trans-Nerolidol

Flavonoids

Effects

Strawberry Coughs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Stimulating
  • Talkative
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Medical Applications

Strawberry Cough could be useful for managing serveral conditions that affect mood.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Strawberry Cough’s prosocial effects could make it useful for reducing anxiety, particularly social anxiety disorder (SAD).

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Strawberry Cough has uplifting effects that could help alleviate depression. THC and CBD have anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and anti-depressant effects when used appropriately.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Cannabis contains many stress-busting and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help manage many conditions, including insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and PTSD.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional

Dosing

Growing

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As Strawberry Cough is a sativa, expect it to grow rather tall. Those living in hot and tropical climates can grow it outdoors, but those in more temperate climates should opt for a greenhouse for optimal growth of this variety of cannabis. As it is resistant to pests and mold, it is a tolerant cultivar to grow for a sativa. Strawberry Cough is an excellent choice for novice gardeners who want to grow cannabis in a greenhouse and blend the best outdoor and indoor growing.

Strawberry Cough can do well indoors, but its height can prove a problem for some. During the vegetative stage, pruning and topping (cutting off the main stalk of a weed plant to force it to grow bushier) may be necessary to control its growth indoors. Strawberry Cough flourishes best when grown in soil and fed organic nutrients. Expect a yield of around 14 to 15 ounces per square meter.

Height

Strawberry Cough can grow up to 78 inches, or 6.5 feet.

Humidity and Temperature

As with most varieties of cannabis, Strawberry Cough does best at a humidity level of around 50% during the vegetative stage, gradually reducing to 30% during the flowering stage. Ideal temperatures are between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 29 degrees Celsius) and between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 to 21 degrees Celsius) at night.

Flowering

The flowering time is reasonable for a sativa varietal at nine to 10 weeks. Some plants can take 12, 14, or even 16 weeks to flower.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Strawberry Cough make you feel?

Strawberry Cough contains moderate-to-high THC levels and can make one feel euphoric, energized, and talkative, depending on several factors like tolerance, when it was harvested, and individual differences in a person’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Is Strawberry Cough good for beginners?

A Strawberry Cough plant is a good choice for beginners who want to grow cannabis. However, some may wish to experience simpler, shorter hybrids first, as you may need to top and prune Strawberry Cough if growing indoors. Strawberry Cough is an excellent choice for a first greenhouse grow.

As for its effects, Strawberry Cough’s more moderate levels of THC may be well-tolerated by beginners, but more potent phenotypes of Strawberry Cough (i.e., 20% THC or more) may be overwhelming for a novice.

Is Strawberry Cough strain indica or Sativa?

Although the terms “indica” and “sativa” are mostly meaningless when it comes to determining the actual chemical composition (i.e., its cannabinoids and terpenes) of a particular variety of cannabis, they can be helpful designations when it comes to growth patterns. Strawberry Cough is a tall plant with an original Haze parent and is considered a sativa strain or a sativa-dominant hybrid.

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