HEARTBREAK BLUE APPLE STRAIN
Apple Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid that packs a bold flavor to accompany its potent, hazy high. Although this strain’s origins and creators are something of a mystery, we do know that it’s a cross between pungent staple Sour Diesel and Pure Kush (which is a distinct phenotype of OG Kush, not to be confused with OG Kush itself). This strain offers a multi-faceted high, with an initial cerebral kick that soon mellows into full body relaxation. Flowers of Apple Kush have tested at between 15% and 20% THC content.
Apple Kush is marked by medium-sized flowers that are long and almost cylindrical in shape. Cured properly, the buds have a dense, compact structure, with the leaves tightly compressed together. Leaves themselves are a bright green with hints of yellow. The hairy pistils, which appear when in the plant’s early growth stages, stand out against the green buds in hues of orange and brown. A thick coating of trichomes, on the surfaces and inner crevices of the flowers, make this strain difficult to break up without the use of a grinder. While the flowers have a certain clean, fruity smell that reminds some users of apples, there are also prominent floral notes. Grinding or breaking up the buds offers a more sour tang, reminiscent of Cheese. When combusted, Apple Kush has an acrid odor and a harsh smoke that might induce coughing and cause eyes to water. On the exhale, this strain rounds out its fruitiness with a spicy musk that betrays its OG Kush roots.
Unlike some hybrids that may blend the psychoactivity of indica and sativa into one balanced, seamless experience, Apple Kush seems to instead affect users in two different stages. The high starts as a quick headrush — smokers may feel greater blood pressure around their eyes and temples. This physical effect is met with a sudden alertness that may cause users may feel increasingly thoughtful or talkative. As the high wears on though, cerebral stimulation decreases, easing users into an extreme relaxation that can be felt deep in the muscles. Breathing may slow down as tension evaporates. This soothing indica phase of the high comes with a more dreamy mindset is best enjoyed in comfortable, familiar settings. In high enough doses, couchlock can be expected. As such, Apple Kush should be savored during the nighttime or early evening rather than morning or afternoon.
Apple Kush’s sedative effects are of value to medical cannabis patients as well. This strain can ease aches and pains, whether, incidental, age-related, or caused by chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Apple Kush is also known to soothe headaches and stomach problems. Its tendency to bring about relaxation and sleep also makes it an effective treatment for stress and anxiety-related conditions and insomnia.