About Lychee Kush
Lychee Kush is named for the fruit native to Asia, the lychee, which can be eaten raw off the tree and enjoyed for its musky, acidic, super sweet taste. The strain that borrows its name combines those sensations with the herby aftertaste of Kush strains to create an interesting new strain whose original breeder remains mysterious. The strain may be a phenotype of G13 Haze, though some sources list OG Kush as another possible parent. Keep reading to learn what this potent little plant can deliver, no matter where it comes from.
This strain has a THC level of around 19%, with CBD up to 1%. Its growing difficulty is listed as “medium” both indoors and outdoors, where it will require low humidity and a warm climate to yield its best. The strain is high-yielding with the right care, with the particular potency perfect for making hash or dry sift from your hard-earned crop. It’s a late bloomer, taking around 10-11 weeks to flower inside and lasting until a November harvest when grown outdoors. Genetically, it leans slightly towards indica with a ratio of 60/40.
Lychee Kush’s terpene profile favors flavors of pine, fruit, and flower, with an aftertaste of spice. This palette comes from a mix of myrcene, pinene, bisabolol, and caryophyllene. The flavors start off flowery and sweet with the aroma of tree fruit mixed with pine. Astute noses will catch hints of violet and the taste of sweet apricot, all adding up to an approximation of that fruity Asian snack favorite.
The effects of this strain make it perfect for an afternoon spent hanging out with your friends, talking, laughing, and getting amped up. Consumers report wanting to chat, feeling tingly and uplifted, laughing at random things, and having a ton of energy. But as the high progresses, there’s also the chance of feeling focused, sleepy, and a tad sedated, depending on your tolerance. Commonly reported side effects include cotton mouth and paranoia.
For feelings of physical stress, Lychee Kush can be a calming presence. Mentally, its users feel amped up and even anxious, so it’s not a great fit for users that want to cool off and veg out. Instead, if your body feels bad, this strain might be able to provide some welcome relief in a fruity package, provided you can handle its pocket-sized power.