Tips for growing Bubble Gum cannabis
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Strain overview: Bubble Gum is a hybrid strain so popular, it’s traveled the world from Indiana to Holland. The fruity bubble gum smell that gave this strain its name transfers into the flavor when smoked. Its effects are a quality balance between sativa and indica traits, allowing you to relax without knocking you out.
Grow techniques: Bubble Gum grows well in a large-scale SOG (sea of green). It is easy to manage and offers uniform growth. This hybrid clones well, making it easy to rotate your garden space and keep production moving forward. In quality soils and hydroponic setups, this strain is suitable for novice and expert growers alike.
Flowering time: 8-9 weeks
Grow difficulty: Easy
Climate: Prefers temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor/outdoor: Bubble Gum grows well indoors or outdoors, but protection from weather will help prevent mold production in the buds.
Feeding: Use increased phosphorus levels to promote a nice finish for the buds, but ensure sufficient time to flush the nutrients and build up Bubble Gum’s iconic flavor.
Learn more about growing the Bubble Gum cannabis strain, including its preferred nutrients, flowering time, and ideal climate.
Bubblegum Strain – Everything you Need to Know and More!
Bubblegum was developed in Indiana. It is sometimes called Indiana Bubblegum, but most people accept that the true Bubblegum strain came from the original Indiana Bubblegum. This strain is incredibly popular over in the Netherlands. It’s a staple of pretty much every coffee shop there because of its sweet smell and reasonably strong high. It won two Cannabis Cup awards in 1994 and came second place both in 1995 and 1999. This highly-decorated strain can also be found in some North American dispensaries.
This strain is sometimes referred to as Hubba Bubba strain, Bubblegum Haze, Bubblegum Kush .
It looks like someone had a successful day of trimming! Photo: @stoners_in_the_corner
Bubblegum Strain: Indica or Sativa?
Bubblegum is an Indica-dominant hybrid. It was first bred in 1993 and produces powerful euphoria in some users. It’s a 60/40 leaning indica, meaning it has both of the effects that some people look for. The most important thing to know about this strain is that the smell and flavor are very sweet, which a lot of users love. As mentioned previously, this strain is probably in 80% of Dutch coffee shops. The only places it’s not available either have a different staple strain, or they’re upmarket ones that only sell the dankest of strains. If you want to try this strain, the best place to do so is either in Rotterdam or Amsterdam.
Bubblegum’s exact genetics are hard to say. However, what is known is that this strain was first created in Indiana. It was then delivered to TH Seeds, who took what was known as Indiana Bubblegum and created Bubblegum. This was TH Seeds’ first entry into their now very well-known and much more diverse seedbank. Bubblegum is made from:
- Indiana bubblegum cannabis
Bubblegum Pot THC percentage
The average Indica-dominant hybrid has around 12.5% THC content. Bubblegum can sometimes test at 19%, but the average is 15.5%. When Bubblegum was first bred around 1993 it was considered very strong, but, compared to today’s increasingly potent strains, it’s considered to be mild to medium. When it first hit the scene, this strain would have been held aloft for being incredibly potent. Now it’s still used, but it’s considered to be much more of a medicinal strain than a recreational strain.
Bubblegum Strain price
The price of Bubblegum is incredibly low. In the coffee shops in Amsterdam and Rotterdam it’s normally about $8 a gram. In the dispensaries in California and elsewhere, it’s going to be about the same price, if not slightly lower. Bubblegum seeds are also available online, which brings the supply up even more. It also reduces demand, as some people simply grow it themselves. These combined factors make this a cheap strain, which is great for those who want to use it every day to treat stress.
Bubblegum Strain taste
The taste of Bubblegum is not only its namesake, but it’s also the reason it’s so popular today. If you took away the taste and simply left this indica-dominant hybrid to stand only with its effects, most people would choose another strain. However, this sweet tasting strain makes up for what it lacks in potency, by leaving you with the following tastes in your mouth:
As it’s all about the taste, you should probably grab a flower vape to smoke this one with. If you use a flower vape you’re not actually combusting anything, which means you can enjoy your strain without burning it. This means that not only is the flavor way better, it’s also healthier for you.
Bubblegum Strain oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.
Another great advantage of using a vaporizer is that you can use your already vaped bud (AVB) to make edibles. Make sure you grind your weed first, to allow for the full flavor of Bubblegum to get out. After you’ve ground the weed simply vape it. Take the AVB and mix it with a fat or an oil and abracadabra you’ve got yourself a potent edible mix. You can cook this into something else or hold your nose and eat it as is. The best way to do this is to spread some butter on some toast and then sprinkle some AVB over the top. This takes about an hour and a half to kick in, so be patient. If you don’t have a vape, please ensure you decarboxylate your weed first.
You can also make concentrates from any strain, although there are definitely better-suited strains than Bubblegum. This does not mean it’s not worth making concentrates from Bubblegum, as it still has a decent THC percentage and a really nice flavor. It’s just that you need massive amounts of trichomes and THC, as well as a great flavor to really make amazing concentrates. Making Butane Hash Oil is considered dangerous, so be careful if you do attempt it yourself.
Cannabis gum comes in two forms, either CBD or THC. It is basically chewing gum that is mixed with either one (or both) of the two main active ingredients in cannabis. The idea is to give you a quick, easy, and subtle way to get high. You can find a massive selection of these in LA dispensaries. Basically, anything you can think of that Americans might mix with THC, they’ve probably already done it. Americans would call this pot gum.
Bubblegum nugg up close, photo: @blackmaskdnb
Bubblegum in raw rosin form, photo: @aom_on_nevada
Who doesn't love sweet, tasty bubblegum? In weed form it comes to us as an indica-dominant hybrid with an average THC content of 15.5%. It's certainly not the most potent strain out there, but users should experience a happy, uplifting giddiness in their high. It's one you won't soon forget!