Origins & genetics

Skywalker OG or Skywalker OG Kush, is an OG Kush phenotype, but it has similarities in taste and smell to the Jedi strain, Yoda OG. There have been many strains that have popped up with the same name as this strain, but the original Skywalker was bred because of its dominant Sativa traits. Later, another kind was developed and was an hybrid of Skywaker, (whose parent strains are Blueberry and Mazar) and OG Kush.  Kush strains were given their names thanks to their Asian origin, coming from the Hindu Kush Mountains. However, Skyscraper was developed in Amsterdam by cultivators, Passion Seeds. There has been much confusion surrounding this strain and that is why marijuana information curators like Medical Jane have been working with different growers and lab facilities to create and maintain a trustworthy strain database.

Skywalker is an indica dominant strain with a 85:15 indica to sativa ratio. It is one of the most potent cannabis strains around, with THC levels reaching as high as 30%! Skywalker is a milder version of Skywalker OG as it does not contain as much THC. However, OG Kush is renowned for its strong high, which Skywalker OG has obviously inherited. Skywalker OG has 10% CBD, and its terpenes have the highest rates in Humulene at 1.77%, Myrcene at 0.69% and Alpha-Pinene 0.88%. These terpenes help to give the strain its unique flavors.

Appearance and Smell

Skywalker OG has a pungent herbal, earthy smell infused with spice. When combusted, Skywalker OG gives off a full-bodied smoke that carries with it a pungent smell that is sure to alert anyone nearby that there is some good weed around. When inhaled, there is a lemon-fuel like taste that changes to a skunky taste when exhaled. This is mixed with a faint sweet taste. There is also a pine undertone that lingers as an aftertaste after smoking or vaping. Though there will be differences in the appearance of the strain from grower to grower, what will remain constant is its glistening trichomes. It has compact buds, beautiful orange pistils and olive green sepals that make Skywalker OG an eye-catching strain.

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How to grow

The difficulty level for growing this train is medium, so it may not be suitable for first-time growers. The strain needs to be grown in dry conditions with a lot of sunlight for it to reach its full potential. The strain is best grown outdoors for this reason, and because it has a high yield. Fertilizers enhance the yield of this strain; fertilizers like Flower Power work well. When grown outdoors, Skywalker OG yields about 28 ounces per plant. Grown indoors, Skywalker OG harvests within 9 to 10 weeks and will produce a yield of approximately 16 ounces per plant. While the yield is lower grown indoors, the high THC content will definitely make up for it. This plant is perfect for personal use or sale to other cannabis lovers, as long as it is legal to do so.

It is recommended that you top the plant to stimulate growth and ensure that the pots have enough space between them to  get maximum sun exposure. It is also imperative to use rich soil and provide trellis to support the buds as they grow. Ensure that the plant is not exposed to too much humidity or moisture. If there is a lot of moisture there will be a risk of mold infection as Skywalker OG’s buds have a tendency to root rot. Use of compost tea as a foliar spray will prove effective in combating mildew from developing too.

Popularity & Prizes

Skywalker OG is popular across the world and in America it is especially popular in California. It is perfect for making hash as it is highly resinous. It is an award winning strain, taking 3rd place at the 2015 HTCC award in the best hybrid concentrates category.

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Effects & Medicinal Uses

Out of ten, the high you experience from this marijuana strain is 8.5 to 9! You will experience a deep relaxation of your body when you smoke this strain, which may make you want to curl up in a chair and sleep. A higher than normal level of myrcene may be responsible for this. Some have reported a mild body-tingle when consuming Skywalker OG. Your head will feel as though it is floating among the clouds, and you can expect to have one of your most restful sleeps afterwards. Because of its sleep inducing effects, you may want to reserve this strain for night time use only. In addition to experiencing a bout of couch-lock, you will also find yourself so ravenous you would eat everything on a MacDonald’s’ menu!

Remember, Skywalker OG has THC levels of up to 30%, so the effects are powerful. In fact, Skywalker OG could actually take the crown for being the most potent Kush strain. Therefore, you should always be conscious of how much weed you are consuming at the first go, especially if you are a marijuana newbie.

Skywalker OG is your best bet when you are suffering from these and other ailments: insomnia, chronic pains, chronic stress and depression.  Skywalker’s strong indica components are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties that help fight mild to severe cases of pain associated with fibromyalgia, neck pain, arthritis, muscle spasms and cramps.

Use the following table that has some key info, as a guide when purchasing strains online. Skywalker OG weed price starts at $10 per gram; You may buy Skywalker OG cannabis seeds if you wish to harvest this strain and make it a staple in your ‘’cannabis diet’’.

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Positive Effects Giggling, relaxed, happy
Flavors Pine, fuel, earthy, herbal, spicy
May Relieve Pain, migraine, anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress and depression
Aromas, Fragrance Earthy, fuel, pine
THC Content % Up to 30%
CBD % 10%
Yield Large
Genetic Indica/Sativa
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Harvest October
Plant Height Short
Type Autoflowering/Regular

Skywalker OG is a G.O.A.T. in the cannabis world. Its unmatched THC levels, medicinal uses, high yield and pleasant look and taste, make this strain a go-to for both recreational and medical users.