10 Best Cannabis Strains To Grow In Georgia 🇺🇸 (2023 Update)
If you're thinking about growing cannabis in the fine state of Georgia, It's important that you pick strains that suit the long hot Summers.
My name is Mike Fishman, I'm a qualified phytochemist with 17 years of hands-on grow experience.
I've grown many strains outdoors in similar conditions to Georgia.
In this article, I'm going to share some of the best cannabis strains you can grow in Georgia.
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1. Gorilla Glue
The long growing season in Georfia allows Gorilla Glue to reach its full potential and pump out a bumper crop of resin-dripping nugs. Despite Gorilla Glues compact resinous nugs, this cultivar boasts impressive mold resistance compared to many other compact flowering lineages. The natural mold resistance helps too since humidity can get high sometimes.
Flowering time is quick for Gorilla Glue, usually 8-9 weeks, so even balcony and patio growers can pull off a nice harvest.
Indoors, Gorilla Glue plants can reach 3-5 feet tall. Outdoors they might stretch up to 6 feet. Indoor yields can be expected with novice growers and experienced growers seeing about are around 8-16-21 ounces per square meter indoors respectively. and Ooutdoor yields can hit up to 1.5 pounds per plant, especially using SCROG and other techniques.
2. Sour Diesel
This strain is versatile - you can grow her inside or out. Just make sure you've got the space 'cause she can shoot up 10 feet tall!
The ample sunlight down south paired with Sour Diesel's love of intense light makes for a winning combo.
Indoors, use training techniques like Scrogging to control her height. Harvest is usually in early October. Yields of around 20 ounces per plant are possible indoors.
Outdoors she'll likely stretch taller but with Georgia's sun exposure, you can expect even bigger yields, especially in the southern parts of the state. Just stake her up good!
3. OG Kush
The long, hot summers here are perfect for growing OG outside. And the cooler temps in spring and fall mimic its native Cali climate, so yields will be dank.
It can get a little mildew and pests, but stay on top of maintenance and OG will thrive. Indoor heads should look into hydroponics to max out yield and potency.
OG can reach over 6 feet outdoors and up to 5 feet inside. Make sure you've got enough space for this big mama to grow.
4. Jack Herer
Even with the humidity here that Indica strains usually dig, Jack Herer can hang thanks to its balanced genetics and resistance to mold. Grown outdoors, Jack thrives in warm and dry conditions, but could also kill it in a monitored greenhouse.
Indoors, it's a pretty compact strain but you may need to train and prune a bit since it's got some Sativa in its genes. Also, support those branches when the nugs are fattening up! Don't want them snapping under the weight.
The long warm growing seasons here are great for a Sativa-dominant strain like Chemdawg.
But heads up - with the high humidity, it can get moldy and mildewy. Stay on top of that by being vigilant and addressing issues ASAP to keep your plants robust and yield fat.
A greenhouse could be ideal to control the environment better. That can lead to yields of over 20 oz per plant!
6. Bruce Banner
Deemed a challenging variety, Bruce thrives in conditions like those in The Peach State, making it a great choice for dedicated growers.
Bruce Banner works with different techniques like SCROG or SOG thanks to its versatile growth. Keep in mind it surges early in flower, so initiate that phase sooner than usual.
This strain adjusts nicely to outdoor growing down south, yielding around 18 oz per plant.
As a slightly Indica-leaning hybrid, Gelato is sturdy and resilient, resisting common diseases that plague plants in humid areas. Beginners will appreciate growing Gelato since it needs minimal trimming with generous spacing between branches.
Start growing in May and by late August you'll be rewarded with ample yields of sticky, crystal-covered nugs sporting bright orange hairs and sweet purp and green colors.
Grown outdoors, Gelato can reach 5-6 feet tall. With some TLC and good weather, yields of over 20 ounces per plant are possible.
8. Bubba Kush
Being short and stocky, Bubba Kush adapts easily to Georgia's varying regions.
Its bushy, compact structure lets it handle the Peach State's sometimes heavy rains without mold or disease. With Bubba's forgiving nature, even first-timers can find growing success.
This strain crushes it outdoors thanks to Georgia's long seasons. With potential yields of 28 ounces per plant, growers can expect a hefty harvest in early to mid-October.
9. Purple Haze
The humid subtropical climate in Georgia with warm, sunny conditions is just what this plant craves, similar to the Mediterranean climate it loves.
High resistance to mold and beginner mistakes make Purple Haze great for newbie growers. You can grow it indoors but outdoors will get you a little bigger yield since it uses Georgia's natural environment.
Flowering time is around 9-10 weeks. Plant in early June and you'll be blessed with a hearty harvest in October.
10. Sunset Sherbet
This strain adapts easily to indoor and outdoor settings so newbie growers can find success with it. When growing outdoors, keep an eye out for molds and temp changes during the humid flowering weeks.