The origin of Strawberry Cough is attributed to breeder and former High Times cultivation editor Kyle Kushman, who asserts that a novice grower in Connecticut provided him with the clone-only strain, which is thought to be a cross between Haze and Strawberry Fields. Kushman received a tiny Strawberry Cough clone from the grower from his tiny basement garden. Kushman took the clone, mostly out of politeness, and was about to throw it away when he smelled the strong scent of fresh strawberries coming from it. Kushman made the decision to keep the variety and started freely dispersing it among New York growers.
The most popular strain among delivery services in the New York region is now Strawberry Cough. Kushman continued to distribute Strawberry Cough after relocating to California to cultivate marijuana legally.
In a 63-70 day flowering period, Strawberry Cough is said to produce average yields of large buds and grow fairly bushily and to a medium height. Although this strain’s genetics are said to be sativa-dominant, Strawberry Cough buds typically have an indica-like structure. The strain, which is reportedly simple to grow both indoors and outdoors, yields a distinctive flavor and aroma of fresh garden strawberries. The 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup’s Best Flower award went to Strawberry Cough.