Long Valley Royal Kush


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About this Hybrid Strain

Long Valley Royal Kush (LVRK) had a reputation as a high-powered strain back in 2004 when it was developed. Since then, a lot of effort has been put into pushing the limits of what can be done with cannabis. LVRK #11 seems to cross over into the realm of what a user may experience with a psychedelic chemical, which I found comparative to a mild dose of mescaline.

The joining together of artistically brilliant minds who were masters of the Northern California landscape and climate led to a creation of something special to say the least. Long Valley Royal Kush deserves the respect of telling its proper history. The late legend out of the Emerald Triangle region of Northern California named Ras Truth, or affectionately known amongst his peers as Mandelbrot, originally created it in 2004. This amazing strain was created by crossing the highly acclaimed sativa-dominant Sour Diesel, with a very rare Indica-dominant Pre-Soviet Highland Afghani male, and finally with a meticulously selected Gaberville Purple Kush clone. By 2008, LVRK was in its 7th generation and had built up quite a reputation. Mandelbrot was still determined to increase the potency, so that season he decided to crown a single champion among 3000 plants. This champion became known as the legendary Royal Kush #7. Years passed and Mandelbrot continued to build upon his masterpiece, until the path of his work intersected with fellow world-class breeder Leo Stone in 2013. The two labored together to continue to evolve the strain. They specifically worked on bringing out certain aspects of the plant, particularly the gasoline smell and bright colors. They continued to develop the strain into the 10th and 11th generation, which is where it is today.

A treacherously potent strain with THC testing upwards of 28% and its thick musk of gasoline, skunk, and berries make it quite obvious that Long Valley Royal Kush is not for the novice user. It’s long and durable leaves are tough enough to stand high Northern California winds and low temperatures. Its stunning colors boast an even mix of lime green buds coated with purple streaks stemming from the hues. Its wet coat of sticky-resin offers protection from the Humboldt County frost.

In addition to the powerful cerebral-psychedelic effect, users report this strain greatly reduces anxiety and stress otherwise known as the “Zen effect.” As the mind gets more still and quiet, colorful daydreams start to play out. It’s as if I have gasoline residue on my hands and I just bit into a grape-jelly donut in an area where a skunk had just sprayed. In addition to the stress and mood benefits, users of this strain report enhanced stimulation of their senses. Music becomes richer and more beautiful, and food becomes more delicious. If you’re lucky enough to be with that special someone, their touch warms your heart as you melt
into each other’s arms feeling total contentment. If a great tragedy hit and the earth was only capable of growing one strain, Lord please let it be LVRK #11.

Long Valley Royal Kush is relatively simple to grow with a moderate amount of attention. It’s resilient making it good for the outdoor wind and low temperatures. Excessive humidity and neglect can lead to mildew but at a lesser risk than other afghan-derived cannabis plants. One can expect an average size yield from a harvest, with the potential of more with the perfect amount of sunlight and moisture. LVRK #11 fairs best when cultivated under a strict 100% organic regimen since she’s been bred that way for the last ten plus years. Mandelbrot and Stone both agree the plant’s genes will express themselves better when receiving the soil and nutrients she’s most used to.


Frequently Asked Questions About Long Valley Royal Kush

What is Long Valley Royal Kush?

LVRK #11 is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain.

What does Long Valley Royal Kush mean?

The Long Valley Royal Kush name was given to a strain that crossed Sour Diesel, Highland Afghani, and Garberville Purple Kush.

Where does Long Valley Royal Kush come from?

LVRK #11 was bred by Aficionado Estates out of the Humboldt County region of N. California.

What does Long Valley Royal Kush smell like?

Skunk and petroleum make up the primary smells of LVRK with hints of grapes.

What does Long Valley Royal Kush taste like?

LVRK #11 tastes like have gasoline residue on one’s hands when biting into a grape-jelly donut in an area where skunk had just sprayed.

What color does Long Valley Royal Kush have?

This breathtaking strain boats green and mint-green buds with long-purple leaves, violet streaks stemming from the hue, and curly bundles of tangerine hairs throughout.

What effects does Long Valley Royal Kush have?

This is a high energy strain bringing a powerful cerebral psychedelic euphoria for which medical users have found unmatched for anxiety and mood regulation. It also has outstanding reviews for stimulating appetite and countering nausea.

Is Long Valley Royal Kush an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Long Valley Royal Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain with a slight dominance in the sativa genes.