Tahoe OG SeedsYour complete guide to the one and only Tahoe OG strain. Find out how to grow Tahoe OG seeds and discover why this strain is a true California classic.
Nothing says Cali weed quite like the invincible Tahoe OG strain.
Tahoe OG is named after Lake Tahoe, a deep blue gem of crystalline waters high up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Old-growth pines surround the lake, creating a pure environment where a deep breath of air is twice as therapeutic as anywhere else. In this majestic setting, Tahoe OG, an OG Kush phenotype, was discovered and bred to perfection.
Since its inception, Tahoe OG has spawned a committed following from indica lovers and medical users seeking deep, lasting pain relief.
Far from being a one-trick pony, Tahoe OG’s frost-covered buds are some of the loudest you’ll ever pack in a bowl before finding yourself laid out by an array of wonderful effects.
Find out everything you need to know — including grow tips — in this complete Tahoe OG strain review.
Tahoe OG Seeds – Strain ID:
Cannabinoids: 16-22% THC
Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene
Effects: Euphoria, Relaxing, Uplifting
Landrace Strain: OG Kush Phenotype
Grow Difficulty: Medium
Harvest: 8-10 Weeks / 10 Weeks
Yield: Up to 300g/㎡ / >300g/plant
Height: Up to 4 feet/ >4 feet
(*Indoor / Outdoor)
About Tahoe OG Seeds
There’s a lot of confusion out there about the difference between Tahoe OG and Tahoe OG Kush. Are they the same strain? The short answer is no, but the long answer requires a quick history lesson.
Legend has it Tahoe OG seeds come to down from a mysterious grower named Ganja Guru. Allegedly, Ganja Guru cultivated Tahoe OG in and around the beautiful Lake Tahoe, California area.
Whether Ganja Guru did or did not grow a strain in Lake Tahoe isn’t too important, because there is a body of evidence showing OG Kush, of which Tahoe OG is a phenotype, was first cultivated in Florida during the 1990s.
So, it’s highly unlikely Ganja Guru grew out an OG Kush phenotype on the other side of the country a full decade earlier.
Adding to the confusion, there’s another popular strain called Tahoe OG Kush created by Cali Connection. Tahoe OG Kush is a cross of an OG Kush phenotype with a specially selected SFV OG Kush F3 pheno.
Since SFV OG Kush is itself a cross of an OG pheno and Afghani Kush, all the proof is on the table for making the case that Tahoe OG and Tahoe OG Kush are quite different strains.
Where does that leave us, then?
In terms of a definitive Tahoe OG strain history, there is, more or less, a big unresolved question mark hanging in the air. But, what countless people have found through direct experience is Tahoe OG is a very dank strain.
Putting aside strain history, Tahoe OG brings OG Kush’s indica side forward, endowing tokers everywhere with a weightier and far more stoney experience compared to OG Kush.
Moreover, Tahoe OG seeds grow into impressive plants with yields to match. Growing Tahoe OG seeds is a much better way to create your own history with the strain.
Growing Tahoe OG Seeds
Even if you don’t live at 7,500 ft elevation in the Lake Tahoe wilderness, you can still take maximum advantage of growing Tahoe OG seeds by following a few simple grow tips.
Far from being a tricky strain to grow, popping Tahoe OG seeds is more about paying attention to macro details than fretting over feedings down to the trace nutrient.
Back in the day, you needed to get a real deal cut of Tahoe OG if you wanted to grow the strain out. Its genetics were kept locked up for years, trading hands between elite breeders, cultivators, and extract artists.
Today, you can access those same fire-breeding genetics by choosing between different seed types.
- Feminized Tahoe OG seeds — Feminized seeds help you cut to the chase in the grown room by removing the sexing step from cultivation. Instead of breaking out the magnifying glass to weed out males, feminized seeds give you 100% female plants. On top of that, THC content in flowers derived from feminized Tahoe OG seeds tends to be higher on average.
- Regular Tahoe OG seeds — The word regular makes it sound like these seeds are just ordinary. Thankfully, they’re anything but. Regular Tahoe OG seeds contain the full spectrum of the strain’s genetic data, making them the perfect choice if you’re phenotype hunting or breeding your own strains.
As an OG Kush phenotype, Tahoe OG seeds have a similar medium grow difficulty.
Optimal Growing Conditions and Climate:
Much like other OG Kush phenotypes — and OG Kush itself — Tahoe OG seeds do best in a warm, dry, and sunny Mediterranean climate.
Keep temperatures between 68°F and 85°F. However, relative humidity is just as important for your Tahoe OG plants. Maintain relative humidity levels below 40% with strong ventilation to keep bud rot and mold issues at bay.
Regardless of whether you grow Tahoe OG seeds indoors or outdoors, they’ll need regular CalMag doses to produce the heavy, resinous buds this strain is known for.
Additionally, supplementing with compost tea will give your plants an edge immunity-wise.
Tahoe OG has an 8 to 10-week flowering time, with most growers reporting about 65 days on average.
With a relatively short turnaround time, outdoor growers can take advantage of several harvests in areas where warm weather begins in early spring and remains well into autumn.
While Tahoe OG won’t win any awards for its medium yield size, the colas it produces are dense, requiring supports to keep them from snapping branches.
Tahoe OG plants give a good amount of stretch during veg. However, they tend to bulk up horizontally during flower — especially if you’ve been regularly training the canopy with SOG or SCROG methods.
Resistance to Pests and Mold:
Despite having resistance to inborn cannabis plant diseases, Tahoe OG buds easily mold if you’re not hyper-vigilant in maintaining excellent air circulation at low RH levels.
Strain Description and Properties
The Appearance of Tahoe OG Weed:
There’s nothing quite like the bag appeal of some of the West Coast’s finest OG. If the sight of rock-hard dense indica buds covered head to toe in beautiful resin doesn’t make you drool, what does?
Tahoe OG’s lime green calyxes spiral like fiery helixes while vibrant pistils reach skyward. The eye-poppingly green bud leaves have a fuzzy trichome layer that makes them look soft as carpets — but boy oh boy, are these nugs dense.
When you’re matching bowls, this is one bag you definitely want to pull out.
Dominant Cannabinoids Found in Tahoe OG Seeds:
Tahoe OG is an indica dominant hybrid rich in THC cannabinoids. This strain tests between 16-22% THC, with some outliers posting THC levels near 28%.
Dominant Terpenes Found in Tahoe OG Seeds:
Tahoe OG seeds produce buds that are straight-up loud. Take a whiff, and right away, you’re hit by unrefined fuel-soaked lemons with a flavor to match. Terpenes, and the way they interact in the flowers, are where the magic happens.
- Limonene – Tahoe OG seeds are very limonene rich, which is where this strain gets its big bouquet of lemons from. Apart from providing the dominant aroma and flavor, limonene also acts as a mental decompressor, helping you to unwind from stress, and feel happy.
- Caryophyllene – Many people growing Tahoe OG seeds today do so for the strain’s potent pain-reducing properties. Caryophyllene is a natural pain suppressor, helping this strain to help you. On the nose, it brings herbal spiciness, with notes of black pepper brought to mind.
- Myrcene – Feeling sedated is one of the greatest things in the world. It means you’re chilled, fully relaxed, and are OK with how things are in the moment. Myrcene makes you feel sedated, which often leads to an early bedtime — also OK.
Effects of Tahoe OG Weed:
Load the vape with Tahoe OG, hit it, exhale — now relax. There’s a feeling behind your eyes, between them, at first it feels like it could be pressure but no, now it feels expansive.
The feeling moves to your cheeks, and before long, it has reached your toes, expanding everything as it goes along. You didn’t do a two-hour yoga session, but it sure feels like you did.
Why? Because smoking Tahoe OG eviscerates tension and makes you feel deeply relaxed, positive, and euphoric. Great for indulging at the end of a long day, but maybe a little too relaxing for a wake and bake — unless your calendar is clear, that is.
Medical Properties of Tahoe OG Seeds:
Tahoe OG seeds reward medicinal users with immense benefits when treating symptoms of pain, stress, and appetite issues.
- Lack of appetite
Negative Effects of Tahoe OG Weed:
There are very few negative effects associated with smoking Tahoe OG. Expect the standard dry mouth and dry eyes combo and the potential for a spinning room if you smoke too much.
Pros/Cons of Growing Tahoe OG Seeds
- Revered OG Kush phenotype
- Extremely loud strain aroma
- Classic, dense OG buds
- Awesome for relaxing
- Hard to find Tahoe OG seeds for sale
- Not to be mixed up with Tahoe OG Kush
- Low to medium yield for beginners