The best strains of all time

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When hunting new strains for your next culture you have plenty of options. Autoflowers, Indica’s, Sativa’s and Hybrids. The options seem endless. Yet, if you want to make sure your next grow will be unforgettable, we strongly advise you to check our top 10 best strains of all time. Marijuana strains that you must have grown at least once in your life. At least, that is what we believe.

Best strains of all time

To make life easier we’ve compiled a list of the top ten best weed strains of all time. All are available at Weedseedsexpress. Curious? Check it out!

  1. Girl Scout Cookies
  2. Granddaddy Purple
  3. Bruce Banner
  4. Durban Poison
  5. Cannatonic
  6. Sour Diesel
  7. OG Kush
  8. Acapulco gold
  9. ACDC
  10. AK-47

1. Girl Scout Cookies

To start off with our top 10 best marijuana strains here is our number 1: Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Cookies are feminised cannabis seeds of an aristocratic cannabis strain. These beautiful cannabis plants with tops covered in white sticky resin were created by crossing two world-famous cannabis strains, the OG Kush X Durban Poison. The result is a marijuana strain that has Indica-dominant genetics.

Girl Scout Cookies weed does not have an enormous yield but does reliably produce weed of outstanding quality. It is regularly cultivated as medicinal cannabis, mainly to treat anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

The taste when smoking the Girl Scout Cookies is reminiscent of chocolate with a light mint flavour. Growing cannabis from this high quality feminised cannabis seeds will give you a prevalent strain about which many people are inquisitive.

Growing

You can grow Girl Scout Cookies both indoors and outdoors.

Effects

A highly popular marijuana strain with a unique chocolate flavour with a mint aftertaste, and intense euphoric high that hits you like a bomb.

Tip: check our Girl Scout Cookies strain seeds

2. Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple (GDP) deserves a solid second place as being one of the best marijuana strains currently available. GDP is a robust, Indica-dominant hybrid with a legendary reputation. It is famous for its distinctive berry taste and intense analgesic properties.

Growing

Its Indica genes mean GDP is small and bushy, so is ideally suited to indoor cultivation. However, you will almost certainly need to use some form of high-stress training to maximise its yield.

Effects

Grandaddy Purple offers a punchy cerebral high, swiftly followed by intense feelings of relaxation. Look forward to a good night’s sleep after enjoying the initial rush of elation.

Tip: check our Granddaddy Purple seeds

3. Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner is well-named after the alter ego of the Hulk as it is a “pretty” powerful strain. The Bruce Banner fragrance is delightful with lemon undertones and its leaves have a light spicy taste.

Effects

A quick rush leads to a euphoric burst immediately before relaxing into a full-body stone. This dominant hybrid strikes a good balance between the Sativa and Indica effects. Bruce Banner’s energy is easily channelled into productivity, making this strain suitable for daytime or evening smoking sessions, although the potential is often too much for professional situations.

Growing

It is a pleasure to grow Bruce Banner which is ideal for beginners. It is late flowering, and the fan leaves tend to form a vibrant dark magenta colour. A coating of large trichomes covers all surfaces; the buds are dense, fully frosted and slightly rounded.

Tip: check our Bruce Banner strain seeds

4. Durban Poison

Durban Poison is definitly one of the best Sativa dominant marijuana strains of all time. Suitable for indoors but also hardy enough for outdoor cultivation, even in extreme northern or southern climes. Durban Poison seeds are native to South Africa and were first crossed back in in the 1970s.

Effects

Durban Poison gives a sharp, stimulating, stimulating effect. This is the perfect variety if you want to stay productive or finish creative tasks during the day. It will get you high, but you can still face the outside world without feeling uncomfortable or paranoid. Some more narcotic effects can follow the first wave of energy if you smoke it more. The high lasts for a relatively long time.

Growing

We recommend a shorter growth phase than most Indica or Hybrid varieties if you grow these plants indoors without using growing techniques to limit the height. Durban Poison usually grows a lot; it can easily double or triple its height during flowering.

Tip: check our Durban Poison feminized seeds

5. Cannatonic

Cannatonic is a feminised cannabis hybrid created by crossing an MK Ultra x G13 Haze. It offers the ideal blend of Indica and Sativa genetics.

Effects

Super high in CBD, Cannnatonic is one of the most popular medicinal strains on the market. Although it offers a gentle buzz rather than a powerful high, the THC content is extraordinarily high at around 15%! Cannatonic will help you relax and unwind, and offer a super tranquil and refreshing experience.

Growing

You will find it easier to grow Cannatonic indoors. It is prone to mould and mildew, which means it is imperative to get the temperature and humidity levels right. Prune the plants when necessary to optimise airflow. If you do decide to grow Cannatonic outdoors, it will be harvest-ready by early October and will yield an average of 14 ounces per plant.

Tip: check our Cannatonic feminized seeds

6. Sour Diesel

The legend goes the seeds were first bought at a Grateful Dead concert in Colorado in 1991 before being distributed across the East Coast for hybridisation. The Sour Diesel strain was made by crossing Chemdawg Plant with Super Skunk.

Effects

Sour Diesel offers an excellent head high that uplifts and fills you with energy. Couch-lock is not an issue with this strain of weed. You’ll be the life and soul of the party with the energy that Sour Diesel brings.

Growing

Sour Diesel is quite a tricky strain to grow and provides a modest harvest. It often ‘stretches’ during the flowering period so you may need to apply low-stress-training if you are running out of room in your grow tent.

Tip: check our Sour Diesel cannabis seeds

7. OG Kush

OG Kush cannabis seeds are one of the most famous cannabis seeds in the world, mostly thanks to Snoop Dogg. He made numerous references to these seeds in his music, but the popularity of these cannabis seeds are also because of their taste and quality. Despite what you may have heard, OG Kush doesn’t stand for Original Gangster, but for Ocean Growth – these seeds originated on the Pacific coast of Northern California.

Effects

As the OG Kush is a notoriously potent marijuana strain, many smokers class it as an all-time favourite. The OG Kush gives a robust mental high.

Growing

OG Kush can be grown either outdoors or indoors. If grown outdoors, a consistent daytime temperature of 23 degrees C is needed. When cultivated indoors, the plants usually remain compact ranging from 2 to 3 feet in height. This strain usually flowers by nine weeks if cultivated indoors and provides an average harvest of roughly 40 grams for each square footage. Take care to provide adequate ventilation if grown indoors as the strain has a pungent odour.

Tip: check our OG Kush feminised seeds

8. Acapulco gold

Acapulco Gold is a Sativa-dominant cross known for its buttery-smooth buzz and fantastic cerebral effects, producing feelings of happiness and euphoria. Its orange hairs are instantly recognisable surrounding the golden nugget with gold, green, and brown hues and plenty of delicious sticky resin on the bud.

Effects

Many people have noticed that this cannabis strain can alleviate symptoms of PTSD, stress and anxiety. High levels of THC are responsible for the euphoric high of the drug.

Acapulco Gold is guaranteed to hit you hard if you are a novice smoker. However, if you are an experienced smoker, you will feel very relaxed, perhaps a little heavy behind the eyes and will undoubtedly appreciate the superb stoned buzz that has led to Acapulco Gold being one of the world’s most iconic smokes.

Growing

This strain was initially grown outdoors in Mexico. When grown indoors, it flowers for between two and three months. Outdoors, the cannabis plants are fully ripe by mid-October.

Tip: check our Acapulco gold feminized seeds

9. ACDC

ACDC was first cultivated by Resin Seeds and has a Sativa-to-Indica ratio that is very close to 50:50 so you will not be surprised to hear that it would be capable of producing a clean and balanced high – if it had enough THC to create a high.

You might be surprised to hear that ACDC is a Sativa-dominant phenotype of Cannatonic (with even less THC meaning that it is hardly psychoactive at all and is one of the most medicinal strains around).

Effects

ACDC is not suitable if you want cannabis that will get you high. If you are looking for weed for medicinal purposes, it certainly fits the bill. ACDC allows you to experience all the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without any of the psychoactive effects.

Growing

Most growers would agree that ACDC weed is quite challenging to grow, and requires plenty of care at each stage to achieve a successful harvest.ACDC requires lots of structure if it is to develop strong branches and a solid stalk.

ACDC cannabis is a real star because of its healing abilities, which can make life much more pleasant for people coping with myriad severe conditions.

Tip: check our ACDC strain seeds

10. AK-47

AK-47 is a variety of marijuana with a firm lineage that is believed to have origins in the post-war 1970s as a Thai and Afghanistan hybrid. However, AK-47 itself did not manifest until the early nineties. The strain was subject to further modifications in 1999 and definitly belongs to one of the best marijuana strains of all time.

Effects

Despite the violence implied in its name, AK-47 is a mellow and relaxed strain that is popular in Amsterdam’s cafes. Although it is a Sativa-dominant variety, you can look forward to enjoying a long-lasting cerebral buzz that isn’t too strong.

Its euphoric effects of heightened alertness are great for getting the daytime chores done, or engaging in social activities as well as alleviating anxiety.

AK 47 is known to give users ‘the munchies’ so can be used to increase appetite as well as reducing vomiting and feelings of nausea.

Growing

Watch out for dampness and mould. Keep humidity levels low but keep the temperature cooler than average — this is challenging, but the rewards will be worth it. Ideally, temperatures should be kept below 23 degrees C. The strain flowers for eight to nine weeks. If grown outdoors, plants can be harvested by mid-October. Under reasonable conditions, AK-47 plants can yield between 350 and 500 grams per square meter.

Tip: check our feminzed AK-47 seeds and AK-47 autoflower seeds

What is the best marijuana strain of all time for your next grow?

Which strain (Sativa, Indica or Hybrid) suits your needs best depends on what you are chasing. Here you can think of grow difficulty, yield, taste and effect. Therefore we first dig deeper into the different properties of these cannabis types.

Indicas are the preferred choice for growers who need to cultivate indoor plants as Indica plants never grow taller than six feet and have a short flowering time of as little as six to nine weeks.

Tip: check all our indica weed seeds

Sativa plants, on the other hand, can reach heights of twenty feet and have buds which take a long time to mature. Sativa’s are therefore often grown outdoors.

Tip: check all our cannabis sativa seeds

Hybrids are crossed between Sativas and Indicas and have qualities that can vary considerably but usually combine the best elements of both with varying levels of THC and CBD according to the desired qualities. Hybrids are also often easier to cultivate, especially if they are autoflowers with feminised seeds.

Tip: check all our hybrid strain seeds

How about the effect?

Interestingly, the various strains of cannabis also have different psychoactive effects. Indicas, for example, produce different physical and mental effects on the user compared to Hybrids and Sativas. Indicas offer a mellower high compared to Sativas, which deliver an energetic boost and focus more on the brain. Indica is associated with ‘couch-lock’ and soporific effects and are therefore popular amongst those who are affected by anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and more.