About Mission Kush
Mission Kush is a sativa-dominant hybrid created by Washington State-based breeders View Askew Farms. This strain crosses sativa staple Haze with resinous Silver Surfer, yielding a bud that’s both aromatic and potent. With long-lasting, energetic effects, Mission Kush is a great way to enhance anything from outdoor activities to indoor productivity. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 19% and 24%.
Flowers of Mission Kush have solid, well-formed flowers and large spade-like buds that flare out from the wide base before tapering down into a pointed tip. Their sativa influenced structure have long, feathery leaves that twist away from each other, giving a somewhat fluffy appearance. The leaves are pale seafoam green and are twisted through with several curly orange pistils. Silver Surfer passes on its propensity for high trichome production, leaving these buds coated in translucent resin.
A whiff of the cured flowers will pick up the rich scent of pine and sap, and a closer inspection will detect faint notes of citrus. When these buds are pulled apart or ground up, they can give off more of an herbal, almost medicinal profile which is likely passed on from Haze. Burning these buds in a pipe or a joint, gives off a smooth and easily palatable smoke. On the exhale, this smoke has an earthy, pine-tinged flavor.
As with most other sativa-leaning strains, Mission Kush’s high takes hold fairly quickly, sometimes hitting smokers before they’ve even been able to exhale. At first, users may experience a head-rush, accompanied by face-focused sensations like flushing in the cheeks or an increased blood pressure at the temples. Once these die down, consumers are able to bask in its cerebral properties. Thoughts may flow more quickly and may appear to be uncannily connected to any tangential topics or circumstances. In the right setting, this mental stimulation can enable work on complex tasks. For those who are feeling more creative, it may stoke fruitful brainstorming sessions or give inspiration on craft projects.
After about an hour, this high introduces some mildly relaxing effects to balance out its initial buzz. Smokers may find themselves able to breathe more deeply and easily, or may notice a reduction in muscular tension. Typically, this relaxation isn’t strong enough to totally derail Mission Kush’s mental acuity, users may still be able to work on tasks or carry on lucid conversations. In some cases, the strain’s dual stimulation of brain and body can be a powerful aphrodisiac. Because of its mostly upbeat properties, Mission Kush is recommended for consumption through late afternoon.
While recreationally enjoyable, Mission Kush’s energetic vibe can also be of value to medical patients. Its cerebral intensity can help those with ADD to concentrate on one task at a time, and its mood-boosting properties can temporarily relieve some symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical, the strain can be a good analgesic for pain that’s due to temporary injury or inflammation, or to a chronic condition like diabetes or lupus. Its ability to provoke hunger can even serve as a solid appetite stimulant for those dealing with digestive conditions, invasive medications, or treatments like chemotherapy. Because its feelings of mind-race can lead to paranoia or obsessive thinking, Mission Kush is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Unfortunately for home growers, View Askew Farms has not made seeds of Mission Kush available online. Instead, prospective growers should obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain. These can be propagated as “clones” and can be grown indoors or out, in a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree. Plants follow a sativa growth template, with a branchy structure and an above average stature; indoor growers may need to keep their crops’ height in check with occasional pruning. Mission Kush flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
A flavorful, energetic smoke, Mission Kush is a great way to enjoy quality time with some close friends, so bring it along on your next trip to the great outdoors.