Try this hot new strain bred by Elev8 Seeds!

Dark Heart is pleased to announce a very special new strain from the San Jacinto mountains: Tahquitz OG! 

This unique OG was created by Elev8 Seeds as a tribute to the legendary Panama Red of the late 60s and early 70s. It’s comprised of Pre-98 Bubba Kush OG, OG Kush, and Blue Dream. As expected, it’s a robust grower with great taste, terps, yield and a phenomenal effect. Tahquitz OG is a distinct standout in today’s market thanks to the breeder’s vision and skill in working with elite genetics.

Meet Johnny N., Elev8 Seeds breeder and creator of Tahquitz OG

As Johnny N. explains, he’s “an old school guy” who had some great old school strains at the time, including elite clone-only cuts of OG Kush and Blue Dream “that were truly impressive.” So, he decided that crossing these genetics with his prized Pre-98 Bubba Kush OG “just had to be done” and ended up with about 200 seeds. One in particular had a truly special effect for Johnny N.

“My favorite strain of all time is Panama Red from 1969, maybe 1970. The effect of Tahquitz OG is for me as close as I’ve come to the Red yet. It has a forever spot in my stable.” He’s been through two wildfire evacuations and both times the Tahquitz OG was one of the first things in the go bag.

An All-Star Pedigree

Tahquitz OG brings a warm, creative effect that kicks off with a strong, immediate headrush. The usual response that comes after trying it for the first time is “Wow, that Tahquitz is strong!” The effect is described (for most) as versatile, effective, relaxing, and focused–perfect for “getting in the zone.”

To create this sublime effect, Johnny N. combined three of the most prized strains from the past thirty years: Pre-98 Bubba Kush, Blue Dream, and OG Kush. Its lineage is P98 x [OGKxBD].

Here’s what each of the three parents bring to the Tahquitz table:

  • Pre-98 Bubba Kush: Known as “P98” here at Dark Heart, the ever-potent Pre-98 Bubba Kush OG is a wrecking ball for stress and brings coffee and chocolate notes.
  • Blue Dream: This popular Haze strain provides a bright, focused haze effect with blueberry taste. It’s also the heaviest yielding parent which adds weight to Tahquitz OG.
  • OG Kush: The legendary OGK brings the classic, always-loved kush effect—a pleasant mind expansion and full-body buzz.


Tahquitz OG has a complex nose that’s described as a sweet, gummy smell that’s loud and reminiscent of a chemmy, cleaner fluid smell. There are also earthy whiffs of fruit (BD’s blueberry and OGK’s kush scent) with a slight coffee finish on the tail, courtesy of the P98. It’s a truly unique terp profile that will keep you cracking your jars open for one last whiff.

How does Tahquitz OG grow? 

This strain thrives indoors and outdoors. It has a classic Christmas tree shape, grows without fuss, and yields well.

For more complete growing info, visit the Tahquitz OG strain page. To find Tahquitz OG near you, locate your nearest store, sign up for newsletter updates, and update your clone drop notifications.

Who or what is a Tahquitz, or how did it get is name? How do you say it?

Tahquitz OG (pronounced TAH-KWITS) is named after a powerful shaman that was banished from the Cahuilla Indian tribe, a Native American group from the desert. The legend goes that Mukat, creator of all things, created Tahquitz as the first and most powerful shaman to do good for humanity. Over time, Tahquitz misbehaved more and more, until finally he was banished from the tribe.

He was sent into exile in a nearby canyon nestled in the San Jacinto mountains, now called Tahquitz Canyon, which is where Tahquitz rock is located. The spirit of Tahquitz is said to be responsible for rock fall, thunder, storms, floods, and just plain bad luck. Since Johnny N. bred this strain near the base of Tahquitz rock, the name stuck. Today you can visit Tahquitz rock and the visitor center located near downtown Palm Springs.

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