Originating in Kashmir, India, the mother of Barneys Farm's mostly Indica Vanilla Kush is Hash Plant. Hash Plant was crossed with either Afghan Kush or another unkown Kush from Afghanistan and was aptly named for its sweet taste and aroma.
Winning second place in the Cannabis Cup of 2009, this strain has been tested at more than 20 percent THC. Heavier on the body than the mind, Vanilla Kush can easily sink users into the couch and just as easily put them to sleep. Still the strain is very freeing to the mind and may be even be thought provoking. These effects can last well over two hours and users with low tolerance should be careful.
Most patients will find they can overcome the couch-lock this strain may try to provide, which can make it great for daytime pain relief. Users may find that Vanilla Kush can help fight depression and other mood disorders. Others will seek it for the other bodily effects that may help fight insomnia, arthritis and nausea.
Vanilla Kush can be successful when grown both inside and out, by amateurs and experts alike. Requiring very little care and staying on the shorter side, the strain will typically yield best as multi-branching plants. Usually, these plants reach about 60 centimeters indoors and flower for about nine weeks. When grown outside they tend to finish towards the end of September or early October, they can produce up to 250 grams per plant. Vanilla Kush does well using the See of Green and Sea of Green methods.