Top 5 Best Strains to Grow Outdoors in Arizona - 2021 UPDATE

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Arizona is a USA state with a desert or semi-arid climate. Think cacti, blue skies and soaring temperatures for most of the year. As you probably know, cannabis is a plant that loves the sunshine, so Arizona is one of the best places in the world for outdoor growing.

However, temperatures can drop to below freezing at night, so it is essential to choose a strain that can withstand extreme growing conditions. Without further ado, here are the five greatest Arizona marijuana strains that will all thrive well outdoors:

Top 5 best outdoor strains for growing in Arizona

  1. Gorilla Glue
  2. Blue Dream
  3. Bruce Banner
  4. Bubba Kush
  5. Durban Poison

1. Gorilla Glue

The increasingly popular Gorilla Glue is a cross between Sour Dubb and a Chem Sister and Chocolate Diesel. The name suggests that you will be “glued” to the sofa. Yet this potent strain has many strong properties characteristic of Sativa, so, if you want to buy powerful cannabis seeds, Gorilla Glue might be right for you.

Growing Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue lives up to its name. These seeds will grow into large, broad plants that can grow up to 1.7 meters tall. Growing this species is relatively hassle-free, and if you take good care of your Gorilla Glue (enough nutrition!), he will reward you with above-average yields.

Effects, taste and odor

The effects of Gorilla Glue may seem contradictory, but they are not. GG is physically relaxing and mentally stimulating. Thanks to its high percentage of THC (25%) and limited percentage of CBD (1.5%), there is a good chance that you will find yourself locked to your couch.

Gorilla Glue #4 feminized seeds Gorilla Glue #4 feminized seeds
Levels 28% THC / 1.5% CBD
Variety 50% Indica / 50% Sativa
Yield 450 to 750 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Beginner

2. Blue Dream

Blue Dream induces trippy dreams about California (or Arizona) in the 70s. Think Hendrix on the radio and surfboards on the roof of your VW bus.

As a Sativa dominant hybrid, Blue Dream has a high THC content of 19%. It is popular among those taking medications for severe stress, depression, or pain.

Growing Blue Dream

Blue Dream thrives in Arizona’s dry heat. She can easily reach massive heights of up to three meters.

Effects, taste and odor

Blue Dream is a beautifully balanced hybrid, producing a high that is both relaxing and uplifting without making you feel tired or anxious. Blue Dream delivers a gooey sweet blueberry flavor thanks to its Blueberry Indica side.

Blue Dream feminized seeds Blue Dream feminized seeds
Levels 21% THC / 0.1% CBD
Variety 30% Indica / 70% Sativa
Yield 550 to 700 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 64 days
Growersprofile Beginner

3. Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner is the most potent strain ever tested in the US Cannabis Cup, with a THC percentage of 27%. The cannabis strain consists of phenotype number 3 genetics of Bruce Banner with OG dominance and was created by crossing an OG Ghost with a Strawberry Cough x Sour Diesel. She consists of 50% Sativa and 50% Indica, making her a nice stable hybrid cannabis strain.

Growing Bruce Banner

Growing Bruce Banner weed is a sensation! When grown indoors, she will achieve an average of 500-700gr / m² of thick compact buds with a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks. Growing this cannabis strain outside can achieve a yield of up to 800 grams per plant.

Effects, taste and odor

Smoking this cannabis gives you an immediate, powerful high with a euphoric feel. This powerful hybrid has an outstanding balance between the Sativa and Indica effects. The taste of Bruce Banner is very sweet with fresh citrus notes.

Bruce Banner feminized seeds Bruce Banner feminized seeds
Levels 27% THC / 0.3% CBD
Variety 50% Indica / 50% Sativa
Yield 500 to 500 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 60 days
Growersprofile Moderate

4. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is an Indica dominant strain (80% Indica, 20% Sativa) is one of the best-known varieties, and for good reason: the plant is easy to grow, yields a lot, and produces a strong, relaxing effect.

Growing Bubba Kush

A favorite among growers of all skill levels, Bubba Kush can flower without requiring much. This is a short plant, even after a flowering time from seed to harvest of 60-65 days. Outdoor cultivation yields 800-1500g per m/2. When growing in Arizona, you may observe lovely purple hues when temperatures fall 10C° (50 °F) colder at night.

The buds harvested are thick and gummy, dense and sticky; this plant definitely has top-shelf quality.

Effects, taste and odour

The taste and aroma have solid and complex undertones of earthy spices and citrus diesel. Bubba Kush’s high is very relaxed and has a calming effect, a long-lasting physical stone. The THC content is 20%, and the CBD level 0.1%.

Bubba Kush feminized seeds Bubba Kush feminized seeds
Levels 20% THC / 0.1% CBD
Variety 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
Yield 500 to 800 grams/m²
Flowering time up to 54 days
Growersprofile Beginner

5. Durban Poison 

Durban Poison is a highly sought after ‘landrace’ strain that originates from the uplands of South Africa, a similar climate to Arizona. When cultivating her, you will notice that she is a pure Sativa with her long and small leaves, her fresh green color and her broad branches.

Durban Poison produces excellent quality weed; properly dried buds are a beautiful sight. Lovely golden brown/orange down covers the pretty green bud with a solid and firm texture.

The resin layer gives it a powdery appearance that invites you to light it up and enjoy its effects.

Growing Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a promising Sativa, which has received a lot of positive feedback from all who have tasted it. She grows well outdoors as long as you ensure she stays hydrated and well-nourished, loving to stretch in the sunshine.

Effects, taste and odor

Durban Poison has THC levels of 15% that will transport you to an energizing and long-lasting high with that typical Sativa buzz and a robust and skunky aroma. Her taste is surprisingly fresh and sweet with notes of licorice, spicy and citrus smell.