The indica cannabis strain Vanilla Kush won second place in the Cannabis Cup of 2009. It bears a sweet scent with notes of lavender and vanilla, some claiming to also smell faint traces of citrus. Its buds are soft, large, and light green with dashes of orange.
Its parent strains are both indicas: Afghani and South Asian Indica. Vanilla Kush first blossomed under the care of Barney's Farm in Amsterdam.
Vanilla Kush's THC content averages at 15% with some crops reaping in at 22%. Its high will sink the consumer into the couch or bed, so evening and night time use is best. Sleepiness will ensue, while the muscles become free of tension. Slight sativa effects will cause light cerebral activity, freeing the mind of stresses and provoking deep thoughts. The high will often last up to two hours and can be potent, so starting slow is recommended.
Vanilla Kush takes eight to nine weeks to flower and is a good choice for both novice and veteran growers. This strain requires little care to successfully grow.
This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors, average flowering time indoors is approximately 9 weeks, or towards the end of September or beginning of October if growing outdoors.