Blueberry… sometimes it feels like it is everywhere. Popping up as genetics in some of my favorite strains. Ever since its Cup win in 2000, Blueberry has been worming its way through the medical marijuana world, depositing its superior genes in dispensaries across California. Blueberry Kush doesn’t just bring one widely popular strain, though. It brings two, buddying up OG Kush with DJ Short’s beloved Blueberry, a pairing also seen listed as Kushberry.
My quad sample, picked up from a private grower, was almost entirely one perfectly trimmed bud. Much discussion has been floated about the benefits of machine trimmed buds, and it is hard to argue against with results this fine. With no extraneous leaf material, the dense structure of the nuggets and the smattering of brown hairs and fine white crystals made this strain aesthetically pleasing. The long bud was bright green and may have been been protected from the lights by its taller friends, preserving its color.
The buds broke down fluffy and soft. And talk about sticky. I had a hard time rolling Blueberry Kush into a blunt or joint because it clung to my fingers and the outside of the blunt itself. Even after given a chance to dry out after a few days in a baggie, the nuggets were airy but gummy and no easier to handle. I am hardly listing this as a negative, but I do encourage you to use a grinder. Along with the stickiness, the smell seems to adhere to fingers as well. OG Kush brings a sweet pine scent, while Blueberry includes its typical pungent dark berry aroma. When mixed, the OG Kush mellows and softens the berry flavor of the smoke and makes for sweeter and smoother medicating experience.
Blueberry Kush is an indica dominant hybrid, and even with the presence of some sativa traits, it is clearly best used as a sundown strain. The high is immediately cerebral and, at higher doses, becomes spacy and euphoric. I often found myself floating off into a dreamy state, reminiscent of the moments just before or after sleep. When used later in the day, it makes for a pleasant and seamless transition from your hectic day to a relaxed night’s sleep. As with other indica dominants, there is also effective pain relief and appetite stimulation. My achy old knee injury has been feeling the colder weather blowing through, and Blueberry Kush was an effective mask for the joint discomfort I felt. I experimented with dosing through the day, and at lower levels, this strain is manageable as a daytime high, matching the introspection with an electric body buzz. However, it won’t take much, so watch out for the daydreaming. When used in higher amounts to medicate at bedtime, Blueberry Kush proves its worth as a repose from insomnia and stress, banishing the nagging reminders racing in our mind that keep us awake nights.