Bred by Kushman Genetics, the Strawberry Choke strain is a slightly different take on a long-time favorite. It was created by back-crossing the Cherry Lopez strain with its Strawberry Cough parent and is most easily described as sweet-tasting and uplifting.
Strawberry Choke Strain: Strawberry Cough X Cherry Lopez
It should be no secret that we here at Medical Jane are fans of Kyle Kushman’s Strawberry Cough strain. We’ve had the opportunity to enjoy multiple batches of it from Buds and Roses Collective and it has yet to disappoint.
“The Strawberry Choke strain was created by back-crossing the Cherry Lopez strain with its Strawberry Cough parent.”
With that said, I was immediately intrigued when I came across this batch of the Strawberry Choke strain on my most recent visit. It was nearly hidden in the back with the rest of the top-shelf “tester strains” available at the time.
Judging from its genetics, I expected the Strawberry Choke strain to be reminiscent of Kushman’s Strawberry Cough with slightly more Indica influence than usual. Its lineage includes heavy concentrations of the Haze strain and Strawberry Fields – an Indica-dominant hybrid that is said to have grown in a strawberry field. With that said, the Adonai Kush strain found deep in the Strawberry Choke’s seems to have added a little character of its own.
There is no doubt that learning more about the differences between each individual strain would be of benefit. It’s for situations like this that Medical Jane is working behind the scenes with breeders and lab-testing facilities to show the differences between each phenotype and help determine how variable terpene and cannabinoid profiles truly affect patients.
How Will The Strawberry Choke Cannabis Strain Affect Me?
Thankfully, the sweet strawberry-like aroma for which Strawberry Cough is known is not lost on the Strawberry Choke strain. In fact, I might argue that the dried and cured flowers smell precisely the same as most batches of the original.
“I found the Strawberry Choke phenotype to be perfect for stress relief throughout the day. It seemed to put my mind at ease, while allowing me to focus on the task at hand.”
That being said, I was able to detect a difference in the Strawberry Choke strain’s taste, albeit small. The smoke it produced was still incredibly sweet, but it seemed to carry a bit more of a chem-like, gassy kick that reminded me of funky strains like Tangie and Cheese.
In my opinion, the Strawberry Choke strain may be best described as Kyle Kushman’s classic Strawberry Cough with a slight Chemdawg twist. The increased Indica influence from the Cherry Lopez strain often helps counter the racy effects that can result from the Haze in the Strawberry Cough’s genetics.
Overall, I found the Strawberry Choke strain to be perfect for stress relief throughout the day. It seemed to put my mind at ease, while allowing me to focus on the task at hand. It may be beneficial for those suffering from ADHD, OCD, depression, schizophrenia, and much more.