Gushers: A Potent, Candy-Sweet Indica Treat
Gushers (also known as White Gushers/Gusherz) is a popular cannabis strain that has been making waves in the cannabis community for its sweet flavour and potent high. Bred from Gelato #41 and Triangle Kush, Gushers boasts all-star genetics treasured by many smokers and growers. She is roughly 60% indica dominant, produces up to 25% THC, and delivers a strong mental euphoria and tingly body stone that'll lull you into a happy, lazy daze for hours.
Genetic Background of Gushers: Two Sweet Specimens Collide
Gushers is an indica-dominant hybrid (60% indica, 40% sativa) strain descending from a cross between Triangle Kush and Gelato #41. It is one of the many strains to come out of the “candy strain craze” that birthed strains like Zkittlez and Runtz, and boasts similar sweet fruit aromas. Thanks to its thick, frosty coating of trichomes (which won her the name of White Gushers in some circles), Gushers not only smells like candy—she looks like it, too! With such high levels of resin, Gushers boasts potent effects that'll quickly wash over your entire body and mind.
Gushers was created by affiliates of the renowned Cookies Fam collective in San Francisco in the 2010s. Combining genetics from Triangle Kush, a favourite Florida Kush strain, and Sherbinskis' Gelato, Gushers features top-shelf genetics derived from some of the biggest names in American cannabis.
Triangle Kush (also known as Triangle OG or OG Triangle) is a potent indica strain with a high THC content of 20–24% (though some batches test as high as 29%). Originally from Florida, Triangle Kush is believed to have been bred using unique genetics from Neville Schoenmaker’s Seed Bank of Holland. It boasts an earthy and piney aroma, with subtle sweet and sour hints. Its flavour is predominantly earthy and piney, with some citrus and spice accents. Her heavy, relaxing effects have made Triangle Kush an extremely popular smoke, both among recreational users looking to unwind, as well as medical patients in need of deeply relaxing physical effects. Since she can be heavy and sedative, Triangle Kush is also loved by patients and rec users looking for a natural nightcap.
Gelato is a hybrid strain that was created by crossing Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. It has average THC levels of 20–25% and develops fruity, creamy flavours with hints of vanilla, caramel, and mint. Its effects are well-balanced, starting off with a cerebral kick, followed by a more relaxing physical stone. Originally created by Sherbinskis in Los Angeles, Gelato has earned its place among other Californian favourites like OG Kush and GSC, winning over smokers and growers everywhere. In the breeding of Gushers, Gelato contributes fruity and almost creamy aromas, as well as high resin production and massive THC levels.
Aroma and Flavour of Gushers: Super Sweet
Gushers has a delightfully sweet and fruity taste, with hints of tropical fruits and berries. Its aroma is similar to Runtz and Zkittlez, boasting that iconic candy-sweet fragrance that many smokers adore. The terpene profile of Gushers includes caryophyllene, limonene, and pinene.
Caryophyllene is most recognised for giving black pepper its spicy kick, but it can also be found in cinnamon, cloves, and hops. Limonene, on the other hand, is an uplifting, fresh terpene that gives lemons, oranges, and grapefruits their zesty, fresh aroma. It has been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. Lastly, pinene is a vibrant terpene commonly found in pine needles, rosemary, and basil. It has an herbal freshness to it that shines through in the aroma of Gushers, and pinene has also been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties.
Note that different batches of Gushers may have different terpene concentrations, and therefore slightly different aromas.
Potency and Effects of Gushers: Deep Euphoria and Relaxation
Gushers is a strain that can pack quite a punch, with a THC content ranging from 15% to 25%. This indica-dominant hybrid produces long-lasting effects typically characterised by an initial mental euphoria that'll boost your mood and leave you feeling happy and uplifted. Soon after, her effects wash over the entire body, relaxing every muscle and producing a warm, tingly feeling of relaxation.
Gushers is ideal for recreational users and medical patients who enjoy/need a long-lasting, physical stone. Note that Gushers can easily cause couch-lock, and large doses can be very sedating, so be sure to use her at times when you can bask fully in those effects.
Given its mainly physical effects, recreational users typically enjoy Gushers as an end-of-day or weekend strain. Whether you want to unwind on the couch after a long day at work or make the most of a rainy, lazy Sunday, Gushers is best used recreationally during moments when you can let her warming, physical stone take over your body completely without having to worry about being productive. Pair her with a hearty meal or snacks and a few episodes of your favourite TV series, and Gushers will send your mind into a pleasant state of calm while relaxing and soothing your body.
Gushers’ mental euphoria and physical effects may be of benefit to medical cannabis users. Some medical marijuana patients, for example, find that the mental effects of Gushers help to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, quickly inducing a positive and happy state of mind. Meanwhile, Gushers’ warm, tingly body stone may also help patients with physical ailments. For example, some medical marijuana patients report using Gushers to relieve muscle spasms and chronic pain. Its sedative effects may also benefit medical patients struggling with insomnia or other sleep-related issues.
Note: Remember that this site does not provide medical advice. The benefits and efficacy of medical marijuana are still being researched, and you should always consult with a doctor about whether or not to use medical marijuana.
Like other high-THC strains, Gushers can produce some side effects. These include:
• Dry mouth and dry, red eyes
• Dizziness and lightheadedness
If you’re trying Gushers for the first time, remember to enjoy her in small doses and wait 15–30 minutes to gauge how the strain affects you before taking more. Avoid mixing high-THC cannabis with other intoxicating substances, such as alcohol or other drugs. Finally, consider taking high-THC cannabis together with CBD for a more mellow, balanced experience.
Growing Gushers: Suitable for All Levels
While few growers have reported what it’s like to cultivate this strain, the limited amount of info available suggests that Gushers is a fairly straightforward, bushy plant that can grow well indoors and outdoors.
Indoor Growing Tips
Gushers can grow very well in rooms and tents. Since she grows bushy rather than tall, her height isn’t of much concern. However, given her large leaves and thick canopy, growers may benefit from using a combination of LST, defoliation, and pruning to increase light penetration to the plant’s lower bud sites. ScrOG or SOG methods may also benefit this strain, helping to create an even canopy that maximises bud production.
Outdoor Growing Tips
Gushers performs equally well outdoors as indoors. Given the space, outdoor Gushers plants obviously grow much larger. Gushers is best planted in extremely sunny spots where she can soak up as much light energy as possible. Just like indoors, pruning, defoliation, lollipopping, and LST may help to maximise light penetration and promote the plant to direct its energy to the most important bud sites.
Should You Try Gushers?
There are many reasons why Gushers has become so popular. Her potency, flavours, aromas, and fairly simple grow traits make her a great choice for recreational users, medical marijuana patients, and growers everywhere.
Both experienced and inexperienced growers will enjoy Gushers. Novices will benefit from the strain’s straightforward grow traits and bushy growth, while more experienced growers can enjoy Gushers’ hardy genetics and great response to training, as well as her solid yields.
For Recreational Users
Gushers is ideal for recreational cannabis users who like relaxing “in-da-couch”. Its uplifting, positive euphoria and strong body stone combine for a very relaxing high that is perfect for cosy nights in, lazy weekends, or whenever else you want to kick up your feet and relax. Gushers’ more sedative effects tend to shine through in larger amounts, so be sure to dose this strain accordingly.
For Medical Users
Much more info is needed to understand the potential medical properties of cannabis. To date, no studies have specifically examined the medical potential of the Gushers strain. Nonetheless, many medical cannabis patients have reported positive effects using this strain to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
Gushers — A Sweet and Relaxing Indica Hybrid
If you're looking for a sweet and potent strain that can help you unwind and destress, Gushers is definitely worth trying. Its fruity flavour and relaxing effects make it a treat for both recreational and medical users alike, and its grow traits suit indoor, outdoor, experienced, and novice growers.
Gushers Strain: FAQ
Q: How does Gushers make you feel?
A: Gushers is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid that produces an initial positive euphoria, followed by a tingly, warming body stone. Many consider her ideal for relaxing and unwinding, especially in the evening or on the weekend.
Q: What flavour is the Gushers strain?
A: Gushers has bold, candy-fruit aromas and flavours similar to Runtz and Zkittlez. While smoking/vaping Gushers, you may pick up on notes of ripe berries and tropical fruits, hints of lemon and pine, as well as spicy, peppery undertones.
Q: Is Gushers a potent strain?
A: Yes, Gushers is a potent, THC-rich cannabis strain. While different batches of Gushers may have different cannabinoid profiles, this strain typically contains 15–25% THC and low levels of CBD.
Q: Is Gushers indica or sativa?
A: Gushers is a hybrid cannabis strain with roughly 60% indica and 40% sativa genetics.
Q: What are the origins of the Gushers strain?
A: Gushers was created by affiliates of the Cookies Fam in San Francisco in the 2010s.
Grow your own Gushers
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- Flowering time
- 8-10 weeks
- Harvest time (outdoor)
- Early October
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Lineage of GushersFold Unfold
- Triangle Kush