Matt “Bubba” Berger
Matt “Bubba” Berger is a grower, breeder, and consultant with more than 30 years of experience cultivating cannabis. He is responsible for creating the famous Bubba Kush strain and is considered to be one of the godfathers of the legendary OG Kush. His hard work and dedication to the plant have helped change the cannabis industry forever.
In the early 1990s, Matt was attending concerts and visiting friends in Tulane, New Orleans, when he acquired some Northern Lights seeds from a grower known as Fat Larry. Matt brought the seeds back to his home in Gainesville, Florida, and sprouted them, selecting a keeper phenotype that he dubbed “Bubba.”
Shortly thereafter, Matt’s friend, Alec Anderson, gave him a cutting of another strain known simply as “Kush.” This cutting would later become known as OG Kush—perhaps the most coveted cultivar in the world.
In 1996, Matt decided to get involved in the medical cannabis industry. Armed with clones of Bubba and Kush, he moved to Silverlake, California, where he and a friend named Josh D started a cannabis-growing operation.
At the time, Matt and Josh’s grow room was small, and the Kush plants quickly outgrew the space. One of the plants became stressed and, as a result, turned hermaphroditic. Unbeknownst to the growers, this Kush plant pollinated one of Matt’s Bubba plants. The accidental pollination gave birth to the legendary Bubba Kush.
Soon, many people in the area started growing Bubba Kush, and new phenotypes of the strain appeared. Growers referred to Matt’s phenotype as “Pre ’98 Bubba Kush” to distinguish it as the original cut.
Today, Bubba Kush is a world-renowned variety that has become a staple among growers, breeders, and users. Matt still grows the strain to this day and remains friends with Josh D—the other pioneer of OG Kush.
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