It seems as if the humble blackberry doesn’t get the credit it deserves. They have a sweeter taste than blueberries, are larger than raspberries, and don’t have any annoying pips like strawberries or cherries. I fondly remember picking fresh blackberries from bushes along the side of the road in September as a kid, and they always had a wonderful taste.
The Blackberry Kush strain brings back those childhood memories both in its aroma and taste. It is a potent strain and is popular amongst veteran and medicinal users alike. While it doesn’t quite garner the same level of attention as the likes of Grape Ape and Blueberry, Blackberry Kush remains a popular strain, long after its initial release.
What is the Blackberry Kush Strain?
Blackberry Kush weed is a strongly indica-dominant hybrid. The original genetics of the strain are the subject of dispute. The commonly accepted story is that the strain is a cross of Blackberry with either Afghani or Bubba Kush. However, some people believe it is a cross of DJ Short’s Blueberry and Afghani.
As for the identity of the breeder, no one is sure, which is hardly a surprise given the differing stories surrounding its genetics. Blackberry Kush was possibly created during the fledgling California medical marijuana era.
Blackberry Kush’s smell can fill up and room, and it is a real treat for the senses. You will adore the powerfully sweet scent which is akin to a bowl of fresh blackberries. It is a hard strain to resist once you have enjoyed a whiff of it.
You won’t be disappointed by the taste either. There is a strong earthy diesel flavor coupled with sweet blueberries. The best way to describe this strain is to say it tastes like a bowl of berries when you inhale. The earthy fuel flavor becomes more apparent on the exhale, and you also benefit from the gorgeous berry taste long after you toke because it lingers on the palate.
Blackberry Kush has the typical Indica Kush dense nugs covered with dark green leaves and a coating of purple. In some cases, the buds have dark purple calyxes which give the strain a blackberry-type appearance. The rust-colored pistils also stand out.