Sour Blueberry Kush x West Slope Pepper
West Slope Kush B brings together two well-known Colorado hemp strains, Sour Blueberry Kush and West Slope Pepper, to create a high-CBD femininized hybrid that offers exceptional potency, flavor, and yield. West Slope Kush B produces premium hemp flowers quickly and reliably. Its tall structure and robust branching also make this variety a great choice for biomass production.
Sour Blueberry Kush and West Slope Pepper are two Indica-dominant hemp strains that have become popular among medical and recreational users for their relaxing, non-intoxicating effects and flavorful buds. West Slope Kush B combines the fruity and funky flavor of Sour Blueberry Kush with the spicy and savory bouquet of West Slope Pepper, producing a sweet-and-spicy strain rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
West Slope Kush B Origin
Sour Blueberry Kush
Sour Blueberry Kush, the mother of West Slope Kush B, was created by North Fork Agriculture, a group of farmers who have developed many well-known hemp cultivars, including Limeade, Orange Chem, and Star Fruit. North Fork Ag created Sour Blueberry Kush by crossing the renowned BaOx strain with other unknown hemp strains.
BaOx is a high-CBD strain that was developed by Centennial Seeds, a widely known hemp breeder based in Colorado. Centennial Seeds created this Indica-dominant strain by crossing an inbred-line of Hindu Kush with a CBD-rich cultivar known as Otto II. The breeders then backcrossed this hybrid to stabilize its most desirable traits. BaOx has become an essential tool for hemp breeders, allowing them to create many high-CBD strains that are potent, flavorful, and aromatic.
North Fork Ag crossed BaOx with other strains of industrial hemp to develop Sour Blueberry Kush. Although this hybrid is somewhat challenging to grow, Sour Blueberry Kush rewards farmers with an enormous harvest of sweet and skunky buds that are loaded with CBD and other beneficial hemp compounds.
West Slope Pepper
West Slope Pepper, the other parent of West Slope Kush B, also was created by North Fork Ag. Like Sour Blueberry Kush, this variety is a hybrid of BaOx and other unknown hemp strains. This easy-to-grow strain is hardy and vigorous, and it offers a musky and spicy flavor that many users enjoy. As it matures, West Slope Pepper forms large colas, with dense, frosty buds that are rich in CBD.
West Slope Kush B Lineage
Both Sour Blueberry Kush and West Slope Pepper are descendants of BaOx, which is a backcrossed hybrid of Hindu Kush and Otto II. Hindu Kush is a pure-Indica strain that originated in the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This landrace strain is short and bushy, and produces large, dense colas that are coated in a thick layer of trichomes. Hindu Kush tends to flower quickly and is highly resilient to many environmental stresses.
Otto II, the other parent of BaOx, is an unknown hybrid that is believed to be a cross of industrial strains of hemp. Otto II is a true-breeding cultivar that reliably produces offspring that are rich in CBD. This variety produces massive buds that emit a pleasant aroma of lemon and wood.
Fortuna Hemp’s West Slope Kush B is a femininized hybrid of Sour Blueberry Kush and West Slope Pepper. Feminized seeds make the growing process simple by eliminating the need to identify and isolate male plants. Approximately 99.9 percent of feminized seeds will produce all-female plants. This means that farmers can rest assured that nearly every West Slope Kush B seed will produce a hardy and sexually stable female plant.
West Slope Kush B is consistently low in THC and high in CBD. This cultivar contains an average of less than 0.3 percent THC, making it an ideal strain for licensed U.S. hemp farmers.
Qualities of West Slope Kush B
Sour Blueberry Kush, the mother of West Slope Kush B, offers a pungent aroma and complex terpene profile. This strain is rich in myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, ocimene, and humulene. These terpenes combine to create a pleasant aroma of sweet blueberry and mandarin, contrasted with funky notes of gasoline and skunk.
West Slope Pepper, the other parent of West Slope Kush B, also presents a complex terpene profile. This strain contains myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, limonene, bisabolol, humulene, ocimene, and linalool. West Slope Pepper offers a musky, spicy aroma, with distinct notes of sage, clove, and black pepper.
West Slope Kush B combines the sweet and funky Sour Blueberry Kush with the spicy and savory West Slope Pepper to create a sweet-and-spicy aroma that is unique and highly enjoyable. West Slope Kush B contains myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, limonene, bisabolol, humulene, ocimene, and linalool. This mixture of terpenes offers aromas of berry, pine, clove, and pepper, with a subtle hint of sour citrus.
The flavor of West Slope Kush B is as delightful as its aroma. The smoke is smooth and coats the mouth with hints of blueberry, wood, clove, pepper, and sour citrus. Some phenotypes of West Slope Kush B may share the berry and skunk flavor of Sour Blueberry Kush, and other phenotypes may take on the spicy, herbal taste of West Slope Pepper. Most plants will present a combination of these flavors.
Sour Blueberry Kush, the mother of West Slope Kush B, is a balanced hybrid that provides a soothing and clearheaded effect. Due to its low THC content, users report that this variety is non-intoxicating and does not inhibit one’s senses. This variety is rich in CBD and possesses a total cannabinoid content of more than 24 percent.
West Slope Pepper, the other parent of West Slope Kush B, is an Indica-dominant strain that offers a relaxing and soothing effect. West Slope Pepper is low in THC and high in CBD, and it contains a total cannabinoid content of more than 22 percent. Users report that this variety may relieve pain and stress, without inhibiting the senses.
Like its parents, West Slope Kush B is rich in CBD and low in THC. This potent variety contains a total cannabinoid content of more than 26 percent. West Slope Kush B offers a calming and soothing effect that may relieve pain and ease tension in the body. Some users report that this variety elevates the mood and may relieve stress. Because of its low THC content, West Slope Kush is B considered non-intoxicating.
Sour Blueberry Kush, the mother of West Slope Kush B, is of medium height, with robust branches and tight internodal spacing. This variety produces towering colas that are heavily dusted with trichomes. The flowers are dense and resinous, and may display hints of lavender when exposed to cold temperature.
West Slope Pepper, the other parent of West Slope Kush B, is medium to tall in height, with strong branches and medium to large-size colas. West Slope Pepper forms dense, frosty buds that are speckled with pink pistils.
West Slope Kush B inherits traits from both parents. The plants are medium to tall in height, with strong branches and tight internodal spacing. This variety forms massive colas that are caked in resin. The emerald-green flowers are dense and frosty, and they may display hues of lavender when exposed to cold temperatures. Some West Slope Pepper-dominant phenotypes may produce pink pistils on the flowers. Sour Blueberry Kush-dominant phenotypes may form larger and more colorful colas.
Potential Medical Applications of West Slope Kush B
West Slope Kush B has a potent cannabinoid profile and is rich in CBD. This variety also contains an array of terpenes, flavonoids, and other desirable hemp compounds. Some studies suggest that these compounds may offer a multitude of therapeutic benefits. Many users report that CBD may relieve pain, reduce stress, improve the mood, and increase appetite. These reported effects have made high-CBD strains such as West Slope Kush B popular among medical cannabis users. West Slope Kush B offers a soothing and relaxing effect that allows users to relieve pain and stress, elevate the mood, and increase appetite, while remaining clearheaded.
Growing West Slope Kush B
Sour Blueberry Kush is a moderately difficult strain to cultivate. This variety is sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and requires a consistent pH and ample nutrients to thrive. When grown outdoors, Sour Blueberry Kush flourishes in a warm climate with moderate humidity.
In contrast, West Slope Pepper is a hardy and vigorous strain that is resilient to most environmental stresses. This cultivar can thrive both indoors and outdoors and is adaptable to a wide variety of climates.
West Slope Kush B is easier to grow than Sour Blueberry Kush and is resilient to most pests and diseases. This cultivar can be grown both indoors and outdoors, using a variety of cultivation methods. West Slope Kush B boasts a femininization rate of more than 99 percent. This means that farmers can be sure that nearly every seed will produce a hardy and stable female hemp plant.
West Slope Kush B tends to flower quickly, and forms large, heavy colas. Due to the weight of the buds, the plants may need to be staked. This will keep the branches from bending over during the late flowering period. This variety typically reaches maturity within nine weeks; however, some phenotypes may take up to ten weeks to fully ripen.
To remain compliant with USDA hemp farming regulations, farmers typically test the cannabinoid content of West Slope Kush B plants in late August or early September. Some states such as Colorado require harvest reports no more than 30 days before harvest. Farmers should reference applicable state and local legislation regarding proper hemp-testing guidelines.
West Slope Kush B’s height makes it suitable for indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cultivation. When grown indoors, the plants must be properly trained in order to minimize their stretch during the early flowering period. High-stress and low-stress training methods such as topping, fimming, and super cropping may help to limit the vertical stretch, increase the lateral branching, and boost the yield of West Slope Kush B.
Pest and Disease Control
West Slope Kush B is resistant to most pests, diseases, and environmental stresses. This strain can handle minor fluctuations in temperature and pH and can withstand suboptimal soil conditions. Some extreme environmental stresses, such as heavy rainfall or high winds, may cause the plants to produce higher levels of THC. Farmers in harsh environments may benefit from growing the plants indoors or in greenhouses.
Due to the density and frost of the buds, West Slope Kush B may be prone to botrytis, also known as bud rot. Farmers can prevent botrytis infections by planting in direct sunlight, spacing the plants apart (2,500 to 3,000 seeds per acre), and pruning the plants. Indoor farmers can prevent botrytis by providing ample lighting and ventilation, keeping the humidity level below 50 percent during the flowering period, and removing excess fan leaves.
During the vegetative growth period, West Slope Kush B thrives on a diet rich in nitrogen. As the plants bloom, they require higher levels of phosphorous and potassium. To prevent nutrient deficiencies, farmers can provide the plants with a diet that is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as modest concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and sulfur, and trace amounts of chlorine, molybdenum, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, and boron.
West Slope Kush B flourishes in slightly acidic soil, with a pH level between six and seven. Providing the proper pH level will enable the plants to absorb a wide spectrum of nutrients. If the pH is too low or too high, West Slope Kush B may display signs of nutrient deficiencies.
Buy West Slope Kush B Hemp Seeds Today
Fortuna Hemp’s West Slope Kush B is an ideal cultivar for hemp farmers and users alike. Its superior vigor and yield make West Slope Kush B an excellent cash crop, while its sweet-and-spicy flavor and relaxing, clearheaded effects make it variety a favorite of medical and recreational users.
This variety combines the large yield and fruity, funky flavor of Sour Blueberry Kush with the vigor and resilience of West Slope Pepper. West Slope Kush B is an easy-to-grow strain that offers a rich terpene profile, potent CBD content, and exceptional bag appeal, which make it sure to please farmers and users alike.
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