Once upon a time, if you really wanted it all in the cannabis garden you had to have already acquired expert level cultivation experience and at least one tried and trusted Mother plant. Modern hybrid cannabis strains have levelled the growing field.
These days even a beginner grower can crop a fat stash of high-grade weed. The crossing of indica and sativa genetics is the biological key to the lock sealing off the best of both worlds. Allow us to introduce 10 hybrids that can take your high and harvest to the next level.
Agent Orange is a WMP (Weed of Mass Production). Her genetic lineage is an exotic mix of Orange Skunk, Jacks Cleaner and Space Queen. Expect a trippy cerebral high. And a burst of orange flavour. Large doses will carry you off to Dreamland.
This 50-50 indica-sativa hybrid has two known phenotypes. One shorter and more indica, the other leans more sativa and stretches taller. Topping or Fimming is highly recommended. Bush out these plants to the max for the heaviest harvest. 8-9 weeks of flowering and it’s time to chop orange trees.
Outdoors in a southern climate Agent Orange can be ready for harvest late September. Make sure you’ve got the space and peaceable neighbours. She can soar over 3m in a hot summer. Cool nights can unlock purple/red tones in buds during bloom.
Medicinal marijuana cultivators take note. Dieseltonic is the flavoursome CBD-rich strain you have been waiting for. This gourmet hybrid is the product of original high CBD Cannatonic and NYC Diesel.While most CBD-rich strains will deliver a lethargic low energy effect. This baby keeps you lifted with her sativa influence.
Dieseltonic is an easy cropper with excellent resistance to disease and pathogens. In the grow room her rich bouquet of scents from wood to cherries and dense main colas will delight your senses. With a short 1-2 week vegetative cycle her height can be kept less than 1.5m in bloom. Ready for harvest in 8-9 weeks. Capable of producing 500g/m² indoors. Or by mid-September in warmer climates expect comparable per plant yields.
Three phenotypes differentiated by THC:CBD ratios will present. Roughly 50% fit the bill for 1:1. However, 25% will be exclusively high CBD and another 25% more appropriate for recreational use with high THC and trace CBD levels.
Kicking off our top 10 hybrid countdown is the Jack Herer. This legendary strain named after the most famous marijuana activist. This is the pinnacle of cannabis hybridisation. Real deal authentic Jack Herer is a blend of Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Skunk.
Expressing 3 sativa-dominant phenotypes and one that’s distinctly heavy indica. No matter what pheno presents in the grow-op mark “Jackpot” in your grow diary entry. It’s up to you to pick a favourite.
Jack Herer delivers a spicy peppery flavoured long lasting uplifting high. Her clear soaring high will keep you in orbit for some time. Incredibly versatile and a real survivor strain. 500-600g/m² yield is about average indoors from a SOG of 1.2-1.5m tall plants flowered for 9-10 weeks.
While outdoors in a warmer climate Jack can really perform and climb above 2m in height. Producing somewhere in the region of 500g-1kg per plant in early Croptober.
Grape Kush is a powerhouse hybrid of connoisseur US breeding stock Pre-98 Bubba and Grape Romulan. This high yielding beauty will pack on the bud weight and explode in purple/lavender tones late in bloom. Juicy grape aroma and mouth watering flavour have already made her a dispensary favourite.
This Kush delivers a two stage sativa-indica high with a strong cerebral buzz for starters followed by a creeping body stoned effect, which catches up sooner or later depending on your tolerance for fire! In just 8-9 weeks of bloom, she can produce up to 500g/m² indoors. Outdoors in a warm climate, she can produce the equivalent per plant come Croptober.
What’s a Haze doing on the top 10 hybrid Countdown? Well, Mango Haze is a hybrid of Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Skunk specifically selected for her delicious tropical mango flavour. So as you can see she is a real mix of indica and sativa genetics and belongs right here. Plus her high is all hybrid with a happy head trip and muscle relaxing mixed effect.
Mango Haze benefits greatly from Lollipopping early in bloom to encourage the max yield of top-shelf colas come harvest. Flowering can vary between 8-11 weeks. As can plant height from 1-1.5m depending on how sativa leaning sprouts your beans germinate. Yields will also vary so expect in the ball park of 400-600g/m².
Named in honour of the dude that literally wrote the book on growing dope. Ed Rosenthal Super Bud hit the weed scene in 2006 and it’s still a hybrid force well worthy of your grow space. Her lineage is as diverse as you can get with S.E Asian, South African, Caribbean and Central American strains all in the genetic mix. Ed Rosenthal Super Bud is a strain in a league of her own.By the time you’re nearing the roach and you’re toasted.
Ed Rosenthal Super Bud is pretty uniform, although some plants will be a little more compact and indica than others most will lean more to the sativa side. Mature plants will reach about 1.5m in height indoors in 8-10 weeks of bloom. Production can be outstanding.
Cheese represents a perfect balance between indica and sativa, with a genetic makeup featuring 50% of both. She offers a well-rounded high that targets the mind then the body, providing smokers with the best of both worlds. The cerebral effects plunge the mind into a creative and meditative state that will inspire and relax, whereas the body high eases muscle tension and stress.
These pleasant psychoactive effects are accompanied by pungent aromas and potent tastes of cheese and sweet skunk. The trichomes dwelling on the flowers of Cheese provide a THC content of between 18–20%, making her highly effective, yet not as potent as some other varieties on the market. She also contains medium levels of CBD, which appeals to medicinal users seeking the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective qualities of this cannabinoid.
Plants grown indoors will provide between 450–550g/m² and grow to between 100–150cm tall. Plants cultivated outdoors produce medium yields and can grow to majestic heights of 2.5m.
Royal Gorilla is the result of a breeding project involving Chem Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb. This combination of genetics produced a strain with a perfect split of indica and sativa characteristics. Royal Gorilla is most well-known for her insanely high levels of THC, which peak at around 27%.
Such monstrous amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid are more than enough to blitz veteran smokers, and beginners should most certainly approach this strain with caution.The high melts the muscles and induces serious relaxation whilst placing the mind into a contemplative space. The flowers emit scents and flavors of sweetness, citrus, and earth.
Indoor plants will reward growers with yields of up to 550g/m² at heights of 160cm. Plants grown outdoors within garden beds or pots produce yields of 600g/plant and grow to slightly taller heights of 170cm.
Sour Banana Sherbet is a perfect strain for social events such as parties or simply sitting and chatting with friends. Hitting a bong loaded with its flowers will result in relaxation, giggles, happiness, and a sociable mood. The medium THC levels catalyze a stimulating effect that is far from uncomfortable or overwhelming. These enjoyable sensations are coupled with rich and intense flavors of sourness, citrus, diesel, and fruit.
Sour Banana Sherbet is regarded as an easy strain to grow, providing impressive hauls both indoors and out. Plants grown within tents or closets provide yields up to 600g/m² and don’t exceed medium heights. Outdoor plants pump out larger yields, but still only reach medium and easily manageable heights. Sour Banana Sherbet has a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during October.
Cocoa Kush is definitely one of the most unique indica/sativa hybrids out there. She features mindblowingly pleasant tastes of blueberry, chocolate, spice, sweetness, fruit, and licorice. This impressive flavor profile makes her a perfect candidate when making edibles; her terpenes contribute immensely to recipes such as cakes and brownies.
It’s not just her flavor that sets her apart from many strains; her aesthetics are extremely unique too. Flowers and leaves boasts purple, brown, and reddish hues during the end stages of bloom, making her stand out above the crowd in any garden or grow room.
Cocoa Kush is the result of crossing parent strains Blueberry and Blueberry Sativa. Indoor plants provide yields of up to 600g/m² and grow to heights of 150cm. Outdoor plants can pump out yields of 800g/plant and reach towering heights of 2m.