One hit of Mickey Kush is more than enough for a novice smoker, and even seasoned smokers may find their thoughts racing a bit too much after more than a few hits.
I still remember it was a couple years ago, at the 1st School of Dank in Seattle, when Mushmouth pulled out a jar of some Sweet Irish Kush from his jacket that had the most unique smell to it; unlike anything in California I had ever seen or smelled before. When we smoked a few bowls of it I still remember us laughing like school kids from the mind numbing buzz that ensued from that Sweet Irish. We all had a great evening and Sweet Irish Kush was one of many among flavors they brought that night from what I can recall.
Mickey Kush is a new flavor from TGA that has really wowed us at the TGA offices. Mickey’s origination comes from the Pacific Northwest, a small group of growers that have had her in their stable for a while until one day they came across Subcool genetics and met with Dioxide who is behind many great creations in the TGA fleet.
They had a few meetings and a few “safety meetings” then decided to mix their genetics with ours. What came to be was an award-winning strain with tons of flavor and a hefty punch to boot. This started a couple years ago with master grower Odie taking his sweet Irish Kush plant and mixing it with our sugarcoated Jack the Ripper male. Now, sweet Irish Kush is no joke as it was testing at 28.6 % THC in lab tests, so it was a no-brainer to mix it with her Jack the Ripper to give her little bit more kick. From what we’ve been told by the original handlers of this strain, she’s finished and ready to harvest and seven weeks.
Back at the beginning of spring, when I started five beans along with Nurse Jackie and Plushberry, the Mickey Kush beans germinated within three days while it took 5 to 7 for the other beans to germinate. I managed to get three females out of five seeds and discarded the other two males, as with all my plants they were grown in Roots organic soil with my mix of composts, kelp and alfalfa which I use to make sure she’s taking what she needs. All the plants grew happy and healthy as I waited for 45 days to find the sex of my plants. After discarding the males from the females, I top them once at 45 days to reduce their height and make them bush out more. As with all my plants I take them from a basic plastic drinking cup of soil (like the plastic red and blue cups you would find at any local keg party) and I grow the seedling in them, then move them to a 1 gallon container after a week or so of growth. I follow this with athree gallon container, then to a ten gallon container for flowering which is mixed with super soil at the bottom 1/2 or 1/3rd depending on the plant I am feeding and roots organic soil on top.
All three females were forced into flower outside, in my yard, by allowing them to get sun from 6 AM to 6 PM. At 6PM I would place them inside a shed until after dusk and repeated daily until they were finished flowering. Each of the girls had different characteristics: Mickey Kush number five had kind of a black licorice/dark berry flavor to her while the other two gals, Mickey number one and Mickey number three, carried a lemon scent from the Jack the Ripper father. All the colas were massive, huge and rock hard with the Mickey Kush number five being the most resinous of the group (this seemed to be triple coated in resin and you couldn’t tell where one trichrome ended and the other one began) and she seemed to have the heaviest yield of the group.
The other two plants, Mickey number one and number three, were just as heavy but not quite as big and bulky as number five was; they had this beautiful lemon scent with the typical spear type shape of the colas. All the girls finished in about 60 days Now I have no problem growing and taking care my plants but have little time to make hash with my super busy traveling schedule so I decided to bring my plant material to the experts. One of them, you may or may not know, is Frenchy and the other one is Dorian from Bezel extractions; both of these gentlemen are experts in their craft and it’s almost like a dry-cleaning service where I have taken a box of material one day and I can turn up a few days later and find the best hash that I’ve seen in a long, long time. The only thing missing is a ticket and a humid storefront where I have to pick up my material. To say the least everybody was blown away at Hemp Fest with the hash that I brought with me: the Mickey Kush number five, the one which was so dark and sweet and such a huge contrast along with number three, which is like opening a box of lemons when you open this little tiny jar of hash, and that lemon taste just rolls off your tongue when you exhale it. Odie and his crew have some more genetics hidden in their stable that are waiting to be released and I can only imagine what they have in store for us.
Sweet Irish Kush x Jack The Ripper
Mickey Kush packs a strong punch and has been known to come up with a knockout on the first hit. This mostly Sativa strain set a record for THC content at our testing lab, and it also has a high percentage of the cannabinoid CBG, which may play an important role in fighting tumors. This top THC producing strain has a short budding cycle of just 7 to 8 weeks. A little goes a long way, and with proper pacing, Mickey Kush is a great strain to get you started and through the day.
|Phenotypes:||The 3 main phenotypes are Sweet Irish Kush dominant, the Jack the Ripper dominant, and one that shared characteristics of BOTH parents.|
|Yield:||Medium to Heavy|
|Indoor and Outdoor|
|Best way to grow:||Top out into a round bush early. The Sativa nature will really come through as the plant stretches out quite a bit.|
|Hybrid:||Sweet Irish Kush X Jack the Ripper|
|Taste:||Sour earthy kush with undertones of lemon.|
|High Type:||High Type: One hit of Mickey Kush is more than enough for a novice smoker, and even seasoned smokers may find their thoughts racing a bit too much after more than a few hits. At the right dosage, this provides a clear head and the energy to get things done, with strong pain relief.|
Originally published in Weed World Magazine Issue 107