Tahoe OG Strain
The Tahoe OG strain is a mainstay at nearly every marijuana dispensary in the United States. This unique phenotype of OG Kush offers a robust, earthy-and-citrusy flavor, hard-hitting stone, and exquisite bag appeal. Its potent, sedating, and soothing effects make this cultivar a favorite among medical and recreational cannabis users. This Indica-dominant strain is truly one of the finest representations of the famous OG Kush cultivar.
Origin of Tahoe OG
Tahoe OG traces its heritage to the original OG Kush, also known simply as Kush, perhaps the most popular strain of all time. The story of OG Kush started in 1992, when Alec Anderson, a grower in southern Florida, bought an ounce of a particularly potent variety, which was labeled “Krippy.” Alec immediately fell in love with the strain and its potent high, dense and frosty nugs, and its gassy, earthy flavor.
Alec found some seeds in the ounce of the Krippy and decided to sprout them. One of the phenotypes that he grew was truly special, and he chose to keep clones of it. Later that year, Alec shared a clone of this phenotype with his friend, Matt “Bubba” Berger, and Matt’s group of growers in the Gainesville, Florida, area. One of Matt’s friends remarked that the flowers looked like “kushberries,” and the name “Kush” stuck.
Throughout the early 1990s, this group of growers held the Kush tightly, and few people were lucky enough to try it. In 1996, Josh D, a grower in Los Angeles, California, persuaded Matt to bring a clone of Kush to California and get involved in the medical cannabis industry. Matt took a clone of Kush and a phenotype of Northern Lights, referred to as “Bubba,” and headed west.
Josh and Matt built a small grow room in Silverlake, California, and started growing the Kush. Demand was both immediate and strong, so the growers expanded their operation to include several grows throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando area.
Eventually, Josh gave clones of the Kush to two of his friends, and they began spreading it throughout California. Soon, many people were claiming to have a cut of the Kush. To distinguish theirs as the original phenotype, Josh and Matt began referring to their cut as “OG Kush,” or “Ogers.”
One phenotype of OG Kush, known as Tahoe OG, was popularized by Swerve of The Cali Connection. This cut features denser buds and a more compact structure than most Kush phenotypes.
Tahoe OG Lineage
The lineage of OG Kush is unclear. Some believe it is an S1 of Chemdawg because it shares some of the Dawg’s gassy, earthy qualities. Others believe that the strain may be a hybrid of Lemon Thai and Pakistani Kush, which would account for its lemon flavor and Kush-like growth structure.
The parentage of Tahoe OG is also unclear. Matt Berger has said that it probably is an original cutting of OG Kush, but it bears some clear differences from the original phenotype. As a result, many believe it to be an S1 of OG Kush, or perhaps an OG/Afghani hybrid.