This Burmese Kush review was made possible by Speed Greens Online Dispensary. They were kind enough to send The Chronic Beaver a sample of their AAAA grade Burmese Kush so we can share the good word about this shady but impressive strain with our fellow connoisseurs and fanatics.
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Burmese Kush was initially bred to express the mind and body buzz of both Sativa and Indica strains. The breeder of this intriguing strain is TH Seeds. The strain was created in The Netherlands where it is commonly referred to as Buku, for short, especially in Amsterdam coffee shops.
This well-balanced hybrid tends to give users a calm, mellow perspective and produces aromas, smoke, and vapor that will delight any fanatic, it certainly did for me, more on that below.
Buku is a cross between the popular medical marijuana OG Kush and an original Indica from Burma with an unknown genetic origin. Despite its rather vague lineage, Buku is actually an award-winning strain that was included in the HighTimes Top Ten Strains of 2007.
Growing Burmese Kush
Unfortunately, Burmese Kush is not the easiest strain to cultivate as it requires a lot of attention from the grower. Nonetheless, being a hybrid as it is, the strain can be cultivated either indoor or outdoor. Note that for indoor cultivation, SOG method is the most frequently utilized method.
Outdoors, the strain can thrive in sunny climates. Although, prospective growers are advised to plant the strain in a sheltered spot. Also, keep in mind that Burmese Kush is quite susceptible to mold and mildew when its growing environment gets too warm and humid.
Indoors, Burmese Kush’s flowering time should take 60 to 65 days. Given sufficient attention and care, the strain can produce an indoor yield of about 12 to 14 ounces per square meter.
If cultivated outdoors in its ideal growing condition, the nugs of Burmese Kush should be ready for harvest by late September. Consequently, the strain should be able to produce a yield of about 14 ounces or more plant.
The Burmese Kush (Buku) sample Speed Greens provided is one of their AAAA premium balanced-hybrid strains. The sample included 2 medium green colored nugs that were dense, and large to medium-sized. They had a fair amount of trichomes and were expertly trimmed and cured, BC grown bud at its best!
Unpacking & Fragrance
The Burmese Kush came in a vacuum sealed bag with 3 other samples each in their own pill bottle with airtight containers that included a Boveda pack for good measure. The Buku container was properly labeled with the stain name, weight, and appropriate warnings. There was no overkill with the container usage, as in wasted packaging, a perfect sized container for the perfect amount of BC bud. When we opened the pill bottle, wow, the Buku’s smell commanded our attention and senses, it filled the air with deep earthy and fruity fragrances.
My test crew and I smoked this strain in my DaVinci IQ vape and in a few joints using Zig Zag blues, yup, we are old school! In the vape, the Buku performed outstandingly well. Normally in a vape, when it first reaches temp, the first few draws only provide weak clouds, but not the Buku, the very first draw filled my lungs with a dense, “dank” cloud of vapor. The flavor is almost like black licorice mixed with BC Fir and Yellow Cedar undertones. If you have ever been in a temperate rain forest out here in BC, then you’ll know what I mean.
In a joint, the Buku smoked great. We rolled it tightly, using a filter, and it burned evenly, slowly, and well just perfect, it was cured superbly and we couldn’t ask for anything better. In the joint, the flavors were a bit different than in the Vape. It was less BC dank, more tropical or fruitier if you will, that produced some serious exhales of thick earthy and berry tasting smoke. Note: Make sure to have plenty of your favorite beverages on hand, Buku gives you some serious dry mouth, or “Pasties” as we like to call it.
How did Buku effect us? Burmese Kush is known to be a creeper, but not for us, Speed Green’s Buku hit us right away, we figured that was the Indica side of this strain doing its job. What did creep up on us though was an overabundance of calm positivity and outbreaks of laughter, our creative sides kicked in and all hell broke loose in a strange, mellow and organized kind of way.
Apart from the serious dry mouth I mentioned, the Buku gave 2 members of our test team dry eyes and one with a bit of paranoia, but she’s always paranoid.
The Burmese Kush is indeed a well-balanced hybrid, we felt the Sativa and Indica effects almost individually with strong feelings of calmness, positivity, and happiness that surged on and off for hours. Speed Greens supplied us with beautiful buds, that smelled like you’re walking through a BC forest and tasted almost the same. It smoked excellent both in a joint and in a vape, we were all impressed, to say the least.
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The Chronic Beaver and the cannabis-loving community would love to hear about your experiences with smoking, consuming, and growing Burmese Kush. Please rate this strain below and review it in the comments section at the bottom.
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