kc 33 is an Indica-dominant strain with some powerful genetics. It was created by popular Dutch breeder KC Brains, who lends their name to this copyrighted strain, along with their age (33) at the time of its conception. KC 33 is a cross between Thai and Brazilian landraces and was specifically bred for outdoor cultivation. Its THC content can range from 14% to 22%.
A Dutch breed with Afghani and Eastern European progenitors, KC 33 got her name by the way of the breeder’s age in 1993 when she was developed. KC received the parent Afghani strain from a friend who had adapted the strain over 29 years of growing in the Netherlands. This was crossed with a Haze and another early flowering plant from the Ukraine. The result is a plant that can finish in Holland as early as August and as late as October outdoors, depending on the time it is planted
Indica 60 / Sativa 40
Origins: Afghani x Haze x Ukrainian strain
Flowering: 63-77 days
Harvest: mid October
Taking after their Thai forebears, KC 33’s impressive flowers have a distinctively elongated and spindly appearance. The trimmed buds cling together in a loose, sativa-inflected structure with relatively broad leaves that have a ragged, fluffy appearance. The leaves themselves are a patchwork of emerald green with occasional flashes of dark blue or purple; these latter colors come about thanks to anthocyanin pigments in the strain’s genetics, which are stimulated by cold weather during growth. Finally, KC 33 is finished off by a sprinkling of icy white trichomes.
KC 33 can be a bit of a slow starter, with some users not picking up on its effects until 10 to 15 minutes after ingesting. Its onset brings some odd physical twinges like some flushing in the cheeks or a head rush. These sensations are accompanied by cognitive changes in which the smoker becomes more aware of their own train of thought. Ideas may flow quickly in free association or may seem to take on a new gravity or significance. Additionally, users may find themselves immersed in euphoria as any prior stresses or preoccupations begin to recede into the background. For some, KC 33 can manifest with psychedelic properties, including slight visual or auditory distortions like a warping of depth perception. Those who are so inclined can enjoy this trippy mindest with the help of a favorite album or a dreamy movie.
Soon enough, the strain’s physical effects begin to emerge, exerting a weighty, sluggish feeling in the limbs and core. Any active or productive smokers may find themselves progressively relaxed and less willing to engage in demanding tasks, whether mental or physical. While this body high may not be quite enough to incapacitate KC 33’s fans with couchlock, it can certainly take the edge off of any earlier plans, especially if they involve leaving the house. Instead of being out and about, try enjoying this strain at home in the company of some close friends — or simply toke alone as a way to wind down after a long day or week of work. Because of its slow descent into sedation, KC 33 is recommended for consumption beginning in the late afternoon through the early evening.
KC 33’s wide-ranging properties can have benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. Its early feelings of mental acuity can help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on a single task. Meanwhile, its positive mood and energy can help to temporarily counteract the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, KC 33 can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re chronic and disease-related or only temporary. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may take the sting out of common afflictions like nausea, headaches, and cramps. Although this strain’s cerebral effects are not typically strong enough to induce paranoia, those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should ingest KC 33 with some caution.
KC Brains has made seeds of KC 33 easily available for purchase online. Thanks to a double dose of landrace genetics, the strain is an easy, user-friendly grow; it can be cultivated indoors or out, but may especially thrive outdoors, even if growers live in temperate, non-tropical climates. Plants can reach heights of three feet when grown indoors and up to 12 feet outside. This strain is ready for indoor harvest after 6 to 9 weeks and outdoor harvest around late September. Yields are often higher than average. Gardeners who want to highlight the blue and purple hues in these flowers should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) temperatures shortly before flowering begins.