Bubba Kush was likely grown in Matt Berger’s garden before being spread throughout California. Berger himself claims that the hybrid came about by pure coincidence, but others speculate that it was the result of careful planning and precise cultivation. In any case, Bubba Kush became an instant hit in the greater Los Angeles area.
For the majority of the 1990s, Bubba Kush was only available as a clone. Berger passed cuts of his original plants on to a select group of fellow growers in southern California. However, sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s, Bubba Kush seeds were packaged and sold to growers around the United States and Canada. Eventually, thanks in large part to legalization efforts in various countries, Bubba Kush became an international phenomenon among cannabis enthusiasts.
Like many strains created before legalization, the exact nature of Bubba Kush’s development is shrouded in mystery. The origins of its second parent remain unknown. Nonetheless, Bubba Kush is one of the most sought-after strains in the United States and is one of the most famous and recognizable strains worldwide.