|Parent strains||Gorilla Glue #4 X Sherbet|
|Environment||Indoor / outdoor|
|Flowering time||8 weeks|
|THC||Extremely high (>20 %)|
This variety offers unsurpassed quality in terms of aroma, taste and effect. A small percentage of the plants can develop male flowers, which is expressed most heavily when plants suffer from severe stress. It is advised to check your plants thoroughly during flowering and act immediately before the male flowers open and pollinate the other plants.
Kerosene Krash is one of the most pungent and most powerful cannabis strains in our collection. This strain was created by crossing a GG #4 (formerly Gorilla Glue) with a male Sherbet. Both parents are known worldwide for their potent buds and strong aroma. GG#4 leans towards earthy, sour and gassy, Sherbet is a little sweeter and fruitier.
Both varieties are bestsellers in the U.S. and have amassed a large number of fans and repeat growers. Our crossing combines the best of these 2 worlds, ensuring that the potent and aromatic nature of both strains is preserved. Expect wonderful smelling buds which are so pungent that an ordinary plastic ziplock bag simply can’t contain the penetrating aroma. Most phenotypes will lean more towards the earthy, gassy side. But there are also phenotypes that lean a little more towards the Sherbet’s fruity, sometimes sweet and citrusy side.
Kerosene Krash has super sticky buds full of trichomes. The strain gets its name from the strong pungent odour that seems to get everywhere and go through any bag! It’s similar to the pungent smell of gasoline/kerosene. Some phenotypes lean heavily towards the strong diesel/gassy side of terpenes spectrum. These are our personal favorites, well worth looking out for!
There are several ‘tricks’ to make a strain even more potent. Some are scientifically proven methods. Others may not be proven, but are common practice within the growers community.
If we can recommend one method from the scientific side, we would recommend the use of a UVB lamp. These lamps, which mainly emit UVB light, give the plant that extra push to produce even more trichomes and THC. A UVB lamp only needs to be used for 3-4 hours a day during the last 3-4 weeks. This simulates strong sunlight, as found in equatorial summer sun. The plant protects its flowers by producing even more trichomes. This mimics the increased pigment production in our skin as we are exposed to strong sun.
One tip/trick is to leave the plant in the dark for the last 2-3 days before harvest. This is thought to increase resin production. But be sure remember to water your plant, even in the dark they will still drink.
Another tip used by Licensed Producers is to add cold/chilled air during the overnight dark period. This is thought to make weed even more potent and may also encourage colour production in the buds, adding to the visual appeal. Other shock methods used to stress the plant, such as watering the plant with ice cubes, remain popular with some growers despite lack of scientific evidence.
Kerosene Krash is an Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain which arose from our USA breeding program. This strain belongs to our USA-special family, which contains only the very best genetics from the USA. As mentioned earlier, Kerosene Krash was created by crossing a beautiful female GG # 4 (Gorilla Glue # 4 aka. Original Glue) with a male Sherbet (aka. Sherbert). This hybrid was later stabilised and feminised to create the Kerosene Krash seeds that we sell today.
This strain is able to flower quickly. Most phenotypes you will encounter will be ready to harvest in about 8 weeks on average. Some plants seem to be ready after 7 weeks of 12/12 light, but we recommend giving them that extra 1 to 1.5 weeks. This is partly because the buds become even more compact and potent in the last 2 weeks, but also because the blooms pack on extra weight.
If you look at the trichomes with a microscope you can keep a close eye on the ripening process. Getting a good number of amber trichomes gives the high even more power!
Because Kerosene Krash flowers quickly, she usually remains a very compact plant. She is relatively small in comparison to other “USA-special” varieties because her stretch is minimal. She will only stretch in bloom for 2 to about 3 weeks. Some phenotypes come to a standstill very quickly, so it is recommended to extend the VEG period slightly to ultimately increase yield.
The plant structure is best described as compact. The internode distance is relatively small and the leaves are of a hybrid structure which leans more towards the Indica side.
The genetics used to create Kerosene Krash guarantee the following traits:
Kerosene Krash is a real blast. She has THC-rich buds which can easily exceed 20% THC with the right care and in a good environment. Even among novice growers, she can achieve 15-20% THC without any problems. This ensures a strong high that hits quickly and lasts for a long time. The effect can best be described as relaxed and pleasant. It is a hybrid high that combines both physical and mental effects. The high comes in nicely, you don’t have to smoke a lot to get ‘stoned’. But if you do decide to smoke a little bit more, prepare to get seriously krashed!
Kerosene Krash feminised seeds produce compact plants that will grow to an average size of 60cm – 80cm. She blooms relatively quickly. The majority of plants will be ready after 8 weeks of flowering. There are fast phenotypes, but we recommend giving these plants a minimum of 8 to 8.5 weeks. You don’t want to miss out on the extra yield and potency produced at the end!
In less-than-perfect growing conditions it’s recommended to allow an extra week or so of bloom, i.e. 9-10 weeks.
Don’t be afraid to allow Kerosene Krash a little longer in bloom if you want to ensure the highest yields. The buds are compact and completely covered by a thick layer of trichomes, which in turn will be bursting with terpenes and cannabinoids.
Kerosene Krash can provide a good yield indoors. Harvests of 400-500g/m2 can be achieved if grown in perfect conditions.
Outside they can produce more than half a kg per plant. We recommend growing her in sunny and dry areas. Wet and cold outdoor climates climates are not recommended since they can cause bud rot and mold. Due to her fast flowering time she can be grown outside but only with a dry late summer/autumn period and shelter. A greenhouse is an option, if properly ventilated.
During growth, this strain may not always react well to particularly strong light. We recommend that you slowly build up the light intensity so that Kerosene Krash can adapt to the light without stressing.
To achieve the highest yield you will either have to extend the vegetative growth period. Or you will need to work with more plants per m2 (SOG growing style), because of the minimal stretch during the flowering period. She can be grown in both a SOG and a SCROG and does very well on organic food.
Kerosene Krash is a strain that was developed by crossing two top class American strains. The genetics are mainly selected for potency and flavor profile. So expect the final dried and cured buds to deliver a particularly tasty and strong high. We are very proud of the result!