Bubba Kush

  • Our Score 4/5
Bubba kush strain

The original Bubba Kush is a true legend. While its origins are shrouded in mystery, this version from Dinafem derives from a Pre 1998 Bubba Kush clone. Bubba Kush is a 90% Indica dominant with moderate THC and CBD.

  • Strength 18%
  • Stone Relaxing
  • Speed 8-10 Weeks
  • Height Short
  • Yield 500g/m2+
  • Harvest September

Our Verdict

  • Pro's
  • Classic Kush
  • Lots of resin
  • Super Strength
  • Con's
  • Sticky Harvest
  • Broad Plant
  • Odour Control

Bubba Kush Strain Review

Bubba Kush Strain Review


The Dinafem version of Bubba Kush has about 18% THC and 0.22% CBD. This is enough THC to provide fast-acting relief for a wide range of conditions. It will also produce a bright and happy head rush. This is mellowed somewhat by the prevalence of Indica genetics. It is, however, enough to make your day (or evening) feel better. The head rush will then gently transition into a moderate body buzz. This is light enough to make Bubba Kush a reasonable choice for daytime use. Overall, however, it is probablya bit better suited to use in the evening. Regardless of when you use it, you’ll want to have some snacks and drinks at hand. You’re probably going to experience the marijuana munchies to some extent.


The indoor yield is about 500 g/m2 and the outdoor yield can be up to 800g per plant. This strain will do well in all common growing media. It only has a moderate appetite for nutrients and water.


This strain can, in theory, do equally well indoors or outdoors.  The only potential catch is that it really prefers warm, dry, sunny conditions.  What’s more, it needs them at a time which is very definitely autumn in most of Europe.  Growers in the Mediterranean basin should be fine.  Outside of southern Europe, however, you will need to choose your growing location with great care.  Alternatively, you could split the difference and use a greenhouse. 

Regardless of whether you grow indoors or outdoors, odour control is an absolute must. There is a reason for the saying “Smells like Kush”. Indoor growers will definitely want to have air filters in place by the latter half of the flowering period. Having them ready earlier certainly won’t hurt. Outdoor growers should think carefully about the direction of the prevailing winds. Basically, be considerate to your neighbours.

This would allow you to take advantage of the free sunlight but still protect your plants. In the UK and beyond, however, even this might be too risky. Once you reach that far north, this strain is probably best treated as “indoor only”.Indoors, Bubba Kush will need about 8 weeks of flowering time. Outdoors it will be ready around the middle of October. It will stay relatively compact indoors, with an average maximum height of about a meter. Its outdoor maximum height is in the region of 2.5M. Having said that, this will only be if growing conditions are particularly good. This strain is very bushy. In other words, it will need plenty of room to spread outwards as well as upwards. Therefore, be careful not to overfill your growing space.

Overall, Bubba Kush is fairly beginner-friendly. The one major point to note is that it has very few branches but very wide leaves. There is also very little internodal spacing. This means that buds towards the centre of the plant can struggle to reach the light. Therefore, plant training is often required. If you’re used to general garden pruning then you should be fine with this. If you’re not, there’s plenty of help available on the net. In particular, you might want to look for “how to” videos. The good news is that, in general, this strain is pretty forgiving of beginner mistakes.

It’s also worth noting that the buds are very dense. This is another argument for plant training. Clearing excessive leaves will promote good air flow. This will keep the buds dry and stop the dreaded mould. On the plus side, this strain can cope with only limited water. It’s also very resistant to mould, diseases and pests.


It’s good to know that this version of Bubba Kush smells andtastes just like the original. There’s a base of fuel and earth, topped with rich coffee, hash spices and fresh citrus. Like most Indicas, the smoke is very dense. In fact, it can easily trigger coughing. This means that if you have a delicate throat,then vaping would probably be your best option. Alternatively, you could try using it in concentrated form. This strain is renowned for the quality of its resin. 

Bag Appeal 

Bubba Kush is a very pretty strain. The leaves are a mixture of dark green and purple. The buds are compact and dense. They are covered in frosty, sticky, trichomes. These are, in turn, set off by bright, orange hairs.

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