SFV OG Kush
SFV OG – or San Fernando Valley OG – began as a phenotype of OG Kush. A grower named Swerve at Cali Connection Farms in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley bred it with an Afghani from Homegrown Fantaseeds. The resulting strain takes its initials from its parent strain, as well as the abbreviated location of its seed bank.
Breeders created the strain after selecting OG Kush for its earthy, lemony smell and sedating properties, which are the result of high levels of myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene.
The strain took 3rd place in the Indica category at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam in 2012, and 1st place at the Denver Cannabis Cup that same year.
About SFV OG Kush
Ever since the original appearance of OG Kush, many different phenotypes of this strain have surfaced with desirable traits. The cut that was being passed around the San Fernando Valley that would be referred to as SFV OG comes from Swerve of The Cali Connection. As that original cut was clone-only, Swerve would continue to cultivate the strain eventually mixing it with Afghan #1. Afghan #1 is a cross of two landrace Indica strains from Afghanistan. Selecting a good male and female, Swerve proceeded to back-cross his way way to a stable F4 line that he calls SFV OG Kush.
Taking third place in the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup’s Indica category, this strain tends to smell and taste like fruit and skunk. As it can be a harsh smoke, many patients recommend vaporizing SFV OG Kush. This pure Indica strain starts in the head, relieving worries, and slowly washes over the rest of the body, numbing out pain. For most the strain does not start out overtly heavy but as it tapers off, after two to three hours, it may cause users to become weighed down and tired. Some users also get the munchies from this strain.
San Fernando Valley OG Kush can be very tricky to grow but according to Swerve should just be fed lots of nutrients. Swerve prefers to grow this strain using the reverse osmosis water growing method and keeps the pH between 6.0 and 6.5. For maximum yield, Swerve recommends letting plants flower a full ten weeks though she can be harvested as early as eight. Plants should also be allowed vegetate for at least 20 days and super-cropped so that they branch out more. Some soil growers have stated that SFV OG Kush needs less nutrients and stable temperatures to do well.