Hell throws a Party!
I want to tell you the story of the long journey we took to create our new hybrid, Jesus OG Kush. Before I get started, I would like to thank T-Ray for his amazing photographs and the very thorough testing he performed behind the scenes for me. Why, after all this time, have I decided to work with Kush’s Mom? We have always known that Kush is very popular but we don’t like to rush things and prefer to take our time to get things right. Over the last 2 years my lead breeder, Dioxide, has been collecting OG and Kush cuttings from growers all over the PNW.
Each one of these cuttings were grown out over and over and the finished flowers were rated and judged. Some of the cuttings we went through were: Obama Kush, Deadhead OG, Scott’s OG, Doc’s OG, Mars OG and SFV Kush just to name a few. While each of these strains are awesome, in their own right, one cutting stood way above the rest – the Hells Angel OG Kush Clone. How does one determine this? Every time we took a Jar of the Hells OG Kush to an event everyone swarmed to that one strain. Even with jars of phat Space Bomb and Vortex buds around, people all seemed attracted to the one we know as “The Hells Angel OG Kush”.
My research has tracked down the history of this clone and it seems unanimous that it came from a commercial H.A. room in Orange County, grown by the same crew that brought the Orange County Larry cut into medical dispensaries. I asked Dioxide his thoughts on the two year project and this was his reply,
“This all started when the abusive OG cut was lost in our group; truly, that’s the OG I love the most and I feel it’s the most amazing of them all. They also call it LA Kush. So that’s why I ran every OG I could find. The Hell’s crushes all the others I listed in taste, yield and structure, it’s easy to trim, easy to grow and has no herm’ issue like most of the other OG cuts I’ve ran. The resin is stunning and the aroma and taste is everything one would want and look for in an OG Kush.” He also added that he is still on the lookout for the “Abusive Cutting”.
I first met Dioxide at an event held for Willie Nelson, where he was speaking about Bio-fuel. We came from similar industries and, like many American workers, he was over worked and underappreciated. We became instant friends and it wasn’t long before I was tuning up his garden and teaching him everything I know. Turns out Dioxide is a true Cannabis Hunter and he has collected over 100 coveted cannabis clones to study and work with. He is responsible for many TGA strains like Chernobyl, Qrazy Train and many others. Now, as TGA’s lead breeder, he is in charge of development of all new strains once MzJill and I give them our seal of approval. Choosing our prize Jack the Ripper male as a father, Dioxide pollinated the H.A. OG Kush to create a new hybrid that came to be known as Jesus OG Kush.
As with all TGA strains extensive testing was performed for almost 14 months behind closed doors then the strain was released to our official testers, one being T-Ray who did an amazing job documenting the strain in all stages of growth. Meanwhile, another test grower, Michigan Grows, grew the Jesus OG Kush out at the same time. The results surprised even me, I was hoping to increase the resin production and increase the actual size of the resin heads but, as you can see, T-Ray’s plants look like they’re covered in diamonds and both growers were blown away by the flavor and potency of the finished flowers. As more and more people grew out this new Kush Hybrid it was apparent that we had accomplished even better results than expected. The J.T.R male slowed down the stretch somewhat and added some width to the plant, which also increased the overall yield and size of each bud formation (which never hurts to pay the electric bill and permit fees that come with State legal growing).
While I do not smoke a great deal of flowers I had the opportunity to sample a few choice J.OG buds and let me tell you, the effects are pretty impressive. After just one good size hit, I felt immediate, relaxing head and body effects; exceptionally powerful and disorienting with brief waves of energy. Bottom Line: Unique, explosive, layered taste and an equally powerful medicinal effect that is ABSOLUTELY mind blowing and individual. The smell and flavor have a Kush-like musk with notes of cherry blossom, spice and citrus. A unique, explosive flavor with layers of cherry, lemon and pink grapefruit that comes from the JTR male side. I must address the name that Dioxide chose, we don’t take names as seriously as we should and he simply thought that using Jesus as a name was a better way to share the concept of healing than Hell. In no way are we trying to sound divine, even though we feel that the new hybrid is just that. 🙂
Pictures by T-Ray
After 2 years of testing Kush mother plants the Hell’s OG Cut was by far the best. Combined with the legendary effects of J.T.R, Jesus OG Kush is what we feel a sour Kush should measure up to. Looking for something to believe in? Jesus is here for you!
|Phenotypes:||Two main phenotypes are dominant, a Lemon scented one containing high levels of Lemonene. The other is very Kush Dom and the favorite among all of the testers.|
|Indoor and Outdoor Proven|
|Best way to grow:||Top early and train into a round bush for maximum bud production.|
|Hybrid:||Hells OG X Jacks Cleaner X Space Queen|
|High Type:||Narcotic but thought provoking as well, provides pain relief and mental clarity at the same time.|
|Taste:||Typical Kush flavor with subtle undertones of lemon and fruit flavors. The flavor of Kush takes a back seat to the fruit smell.|
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Originally published in Weed World Magazine Issue 106