HOLY GRAIL KUSH (AAAA+ Strain/BC GROWER) (3.5g/+ and up)
Holy Grail Kush is a newer strain created by seed breeders DNA Genetics and Reserva Privada Colorado. It entered into the Seed Company Hybrids category at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup. As the offspring of multi-award winners OG #18 and Kosher Kush, it’s no surprise that Holy Grail Kush came out on top and is said to have nabbed the competition’s first-ever perfect score.
The plants are easy to grow, with large, dense buds appearing at 9 to 10 weeks. Most of Holy Grail Kush’s praise centers around its potency; THC levels have tested at over 20-25%, but this hybrid produces a more mellow relaxation than the melt-your-face-off indica sensation the name might suggest. The aroma of this plant is pure kush and has a strong spicy citrus smell, both while growing and once harvested, that is uniquely complex.
Lab Tested THC Level: 27.8%
THC : High
CBD : Medium
GRADE : AAAA+
Hybrid - 40% Sativa /60% Indica
This award winning hybrid is the offspring of hybrid OG#18 and Indica plant Kosher Kush, which is why it isn't surprising it packs upwards of 28% THC on average testing. The buds of Holy Grail are large and dense, appearing a brownish color or as a light green, featuring a bluish tinge to it sometimes. The plant itself is of medium height, with a small amount of leaves. The effects are more similar to a smooth relaxed type of buzz, with you feeling happy, upbeat and ready to be creative after smoking it. Due to its potency, it is very commonly used as a pain reliever in medicine, but is also used to treat insomnia, stress and nausea.
The aroma of the plant itself is comparable to kush, and has a strongly spiced and citrusy smell mixed in as well. Its taste is like that of pine, but with a earthy and sweet combination thrown in. It's common to feel dry eyed and as if you swallowed sand after smoking, but dizziness and paranoia can also be felt sometimes.
Holy Grail is a heavenly hybrid of epic proportion. Originally cultivated by the magical bean breeders at DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada, the Holy Grail strain took first place for hybrid seeds during the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup (HTCC).
The Result: Being the progeny of award winning parents (Kosher Kush & OG 18), Holy Grail came out on top of the hybrid competition, and is said to have taken home the first-ever perfect score at a HTCC competition.
Type: Indica Hybrid
Also Known As: Holy Grail Kush
Genetics: OG #18 & Kosher Kush
Origin: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada
How Stoned Will You Get: Holy Grail Hits an 8.5/9.0 out of 10 in strength
Average THC: 23-25%
Market Average Price Per ⅛: $40-$45
Awards: Hybrids — 2011 HTCC.
Strain Profile/The Science: The admiration heaped upon the Holy Grail revolves around the strains over-the-top potency. Featuring THC levels that have tested at well-over 20%, this modern hybrid instills a slightly mellower high than its name might suggest.
Appearance: As a hybrid, the Holy Grail strain combines the complex phenotypes commonly found in two of today’s more popular Indicas. Producing a pocket-sized plant that resides on the shorter side of the height spectrum.
Consistency: The Holy Grail strain produces sticky dense nugs that are thick with resin and blanketed in THC rich trichomes.
Scent: The intricate mix of flavonoids in Holy Grail produces a seriously spicy aroma – easily as visually impressive as the strain is potent – the aromatic quality of this hybrid is that of an untainted Kush. Rich with a uniquely complex spicy/citrus fragrance, this strain is easily detectable while being cultivated and once harvested … so growers beware.
Taste: Spicy / citrus
Effect: Incredibly stoney
Strain Background: Kosher Kush & OG 18
Growth and Seed Info: As is the case with most hybrids, the Holy Grail strain tends to produce a slightly more nuanced bud. Short, stocky, and ready to flower at the drop of a light switch – this strain works perfect for the indoor cultivator.
Pros: Known to produce a blissful and relaxed state of mind
Cons: Red eyes, dry mouth and occasional paranoia
Original Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada
Current Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada
Known Phenotypes: Produces Indica sized flowers from short / stout females
Seed Bank of Choice: Seed Mine
Flowering Time: 6 – 8 weeks
Flowering Type: Dense
Growth Height: Short, yet dense
Expected Yield: 1 – 4 ounces (Depending on the skill of the cultivator)
Garden Skill Level: Intermediate
Breeder Quote/Advice: Perfect for indoor cultivation
Medical Uses: Holy Grail is known to increase appetite, reduce incidences of insomnia, minimize depression, reduce pain and mitigate daily stress.
Verdict: As a cross between Kosher Kush and OG 18, Holy Grail provides it’s consumer a spicy hit of one of today’s more potent strains. Great for the intermediate gardener, this strain thrives in the indoor environment.
Related Strains: OG 18 & Kosher Kush
Family: Indica / OG with spicy overtones
Creative, Euphoria, Happy, Relaxing, Uplifting
Chronic Pain, Depression, Insomnia, Nausea, Stress
Earthy, Herbal, Pine, Pungent, Spicy, Woody