Kyle Kushman became the pioneer of this strain when he first bred it in 2000. Strawberry Cough became popularly acclaimed in the New York cannabis scene. Kushman later relocated to California to popularize the strain in the Californian cannabis market. He also sold seeds to many growers along the way, which further increased the popularity of the strain. Kushmann’s first formulation of the strain could only be reproduced through cloning; therefore, his Johnny Appleseed-esque cross country distribution played a vital role in the popularity of the strain. Nowadays, a new version of the strain has been bred, which can generate seeds. This new genetic formulation was produced by mixing Afghani and Blackberry. This sativa dominant strain is composed of an average THC content of 19% and CBD levels of 0.8%. This strain also has a 10% Ruderalis genetics, which gives its auto-flowering properties.