Top 5 | Best outdoor winter strains

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Cannabis is a plant that loves the summer sun, and harvest is usually in the autumn when growing cannabis outside. However, although growing during snowfall is almost impossible, did you know that there are plenty of places in the world where the temperature is good enough to still be able to grow outdoors during winter? This includes certain USA states, such as Arizona and California, but also Australia and Southern Europe are great for growing during the winter.

If you live somewhere with a warm winter climate, read on for the best marijuana strains to cultivate in winter.

Top 5 Best strains to grow in winter times

1. Northern Lights autoflower
2. Somango XXL
3. OG Kush
4. Big White Widow autoflower
5. Blue Cheese autoflower

1. Northern Lights autoflower

Northern Lights Auto offers some of the best yields of any automatic cannabis strains on the market, and she doesn’t disappoint. If you’d like to get your hands on a classic strain, then Northern Lights Autoflower is a good choice for you.

Growing

Northern Lights Auto can be grown indoors and outdoors, but a warm climate (like Spain or California) is needed for best results in winter.

Growers can expect the strain to reach a height of around 1.7 m. As for the harvest, it is usually ready in 9-10 weeks of germination. If all of her needs are met and grown indoors under the right conditions, you can expect each plant to yield around 200 g per m2. Outdoors, under optimal conditions, you can get yields of up to 400g grams per m2.

Effects, taste and odor

While serving up a mostly Indica inspired high, Northern Lights Auto also brings in some of that good old Sativa high combined with a flavor with notes of citrus, pine and tropical fruits. The original Northern Lights strain appeared to be a pure Indica but has since been crossed with a Thai Sativa. This is why consumers also benefit from a comforting and uplifting mental high that complements the physical sensations.

Northern Lights autoflowering feminized seeds Northern Lights autoflowering feminized seeds
Levels 20% THC / 0.2% CBD
Variety 70% Indica / 10% Sativa
Yield 175 to 400 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 63 days
Growersprofile Beginner

2. Somango XXL

Somango XXL is the ideal weed to start your day with all the optimism and creativity you need, with a very subtle effect on the body. Its THC level is approximately 18%%.

Growing

Somango XXL is classed as suitable for beginners to grow. Her indoor yield can reach 800 g per m2, which is ideal for novice growers who want a flourishing trade with this plant and are looking for a truly productive dominant Indica hybrid.

Effects, taste and odor

This type of cannabis has very balanced effects not generally associated with Indica dominant marijuana. It is ideal for starting the day with a lot of desire, optimism and with creativity to do new and exciting things. It does not produce this strong fatigue throughout the day, and Somango XXL is highly recommended for smokers who appreciate freshness and clarity, with a very soft physical effect.

The strain is perfect for a day outdoors or to relax at home with good friends. Somango XXL is a real monster that generates a dominant Indica hybrid with a pleasant aroma of tropical mango. It has a fabulous scent of fruit which, together with the predominance of mango, makes it perfect.

Somango XXL feminized seeds Somango XXL feminized seeds
Levels 18% THC / 1.5% CBD
Variety 75% Indica / 25% Sativa
Yield 525 to 800 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Beginner

3. OG Kush

This strain is a potent Indica dominant hybrid that is very popular around the world. Its origins remain uncertain, but it is believed that it originated from a cross between Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and a Pakistani Kush.

The meaning of the name OG Kush is also mysterious. “Original Gangster” is the most common explanation, although “Ocean Grown” is also a valid theory considering its Pacific-coast Californian origins. She is an easy to grow strain and produces a powerful, soothing stone.

Growing

OG Kush is classed as moderately difficult to grow as it has medium level fungal resistance. However, OG Kush flowers quickly in 55 days, making her popular with growers in a hurry to get harvests.

Her Indica background translates into small plants, typically 90-160 cm grown indoors and up to 200 cm outside in a warm climate. The plants are stocky and bushy with good lateral branching. She gives impressive harvests of around 550g per m2 when grown outdoors.

Effects, taste and odor

The scent of the intense and powerful OG Kush of this variety recalls notes of essence and lemon, and the taste is reminiscent of exotic fruits. The high is brutally potent, up to 20% THC and 0.5% CBD.

OG Kush feminized seeds OG Kush feminized seeds
Levels 20% THC / 0.5% CBD
Variety 75% Indica / 25% Sativa
Yield 425 to 550 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Moderate

4. Big White Widow autoflower

Now all lovers of this famous White strain will be able to make three to four harvests per year thanks to its ruderalis parents. This strain will not rely on the photoperiod to flower but will begin the process within a month of emerging from the ground. Ideal for growers who live in places with warm winters where they will be able to enjoy many harvests in a year.

Growing

Suitable for novice growers, Big White Widow grows into easy to manage plants that are about 120 cm indoors and 180 cm outside by the end of the flowering time. You can expect to harvest about 350 g per square meter for an outdoor grow. The plants will be mature and ready to harvest approximately two months after the end of their stretch.

Effects, taste and odor

The taste is similar to the original white, a slightly chemical lemony taste with hints of incense and wood. It still tastes a little more earthy than with the classic white, undoubtedly due to his ruderalis parents. The taste is a little attenuated, which is not necessarily bad since the flavor is ultimately more subtle. The smoke is relatively light, you can smell it in the throat, but it does not make you cough.

The high is initially energetic and uplifting, slowly transitioning into an enjoyable full-bodied stone.

White Widow autoflowering feminized seeds White Widow autoflowering feminized seeds
Levels 20% THC / 0.5% CBD
Variety 40% Indica / 40% Sativa
Yield 150 to 350 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 70 days
Growersprofile Beginner

5. Blue Cheese autoflower

This Blue Cheese plant is the autoflowering variety of the classic Blue Cheese, resulting from a cross between Autoflowering Cheese and Blueberry Auto. It is predominantly Indica and is a plant that stands out for its taste with hints of cheese, hence the name “cheese”. And the smell is equally notable; in fact, you may want to take steps to disguise the scent, which can be pretty pungent in the vegetative and flowering phases!

Growing

Growing this plant is easy and can be adapted to people who have minimal experience in these plants. It grows well indoors, in a greenhouse or outside, and although it prefers a warm, Mediterranean climate, it will also grow in cooler climatic zones.

Effects, taste and odor

Apart from its aroma and taste, Blue Cheese auto is a plant focused on relaxation and laziness. It’s a weed that is calming and restorative and is ideal for finishing off a difficult day.

Blue Cheese autoflowering feminized seeds Blue Cheese autoflowering feminized seeds
Levels 16% THC / 0.3% CBD
Variety 40% Indica / 35% Sativa
Yield 275 to 400 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 84 days
Growersprofile Beginner