10 Best Cannabis Strains To Grow In Minnesota πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (2024 Update)

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Minnesota's hot, humid summers and extremely cold winters make it challenging but possible to grow quality cannabis outdoors if the right strains are selected.

In this article, we'll look at the challenges of growing outdoors in Minnesota, as well as the best strains for the environment.

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1. Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Theia on Growdiaries

Hindu Kush, related to OG Kush, withstands Minnesota's humid summers and snowy winters due to its mountainous roots.

This hardy, compact strain thrives in organic soil indoors or outdoors with minimal maintenance, suitable for all growers.

Her small size and resilience allow high indoor yields in winter using SOG, ScrOG or training methods.

Autoflowering Hindu Kush enables faster, more discreet growing than the photoperiod version.

2. Bubblegum

Bubblegum from WeedSeedsExpress grown by TheTrueGrower on Growdiaries

Bubblegum thrives indoors and outdoors in Minnesota's moderate climate. Outdoor plants love the relatively dry summers and early falls.

Flowering takes 8-9 weeks, aligning with the state's growing season. Indoors, the short 2-4 foot height resists mold in tight spaces.

The compact size also enables high-yield SOG and SCROG setups in small areas. However, the sweet candy aroma during flowering requires proper ventilation.

For faster, stealthier growing, the autoflowering version retains key traits.

3. Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush is well-suited for Minnesota's climate. Her mold-resistant traits help deal with the state's humidity. Her short, bushy Indica genetics also save time on pruning.

To maximize yield, watch for spider mites and keep humidity low during flowering. She thrives both indoors and outdoors with proper care. Her frosty, purple buds reward growers all season long.

An autoflowering version speeds up growth while retaining key traits.

4. Banana Kush

Banana Kush thrives indoors in Minnesota despite the non-California climate. She excels with hydroponics, ideal for the state's cold months.

Keep humidity low to prevent powdery mildew. Stay on top of pruning and maintenance for high yields. Even beginners can expect great results indoors.

Feed this nutrient-loving strain well. With regular care, Banana Kush rewards growers with sweet tropical aroma and banana vibes, even in winter.

Autoflowering Banana Kush enables rapid, discreet growing while retaining key traits.

5. Skywalker OG

Skywalker OG from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Cockneycultivar on Growdiaries

Skywalker OG adapts well to Minnesota's humidity with its mold resistance. It thrives outdoors in summer but indoor cultivation is best for maximum yields as the short outdoor season limits full potential.

Indoors, its forgiving nature allows experimenting with super-cropping, topping, LST, SCROG and SOG for great results.

Provide ample room and support for the large, dense nugs indoors.

Skywalker OG handles Minnesota's diverse seasons. With the right indoor setup, it rewards with massive yields of kushy, piney, earthy buds.

For faster harvests and discretion, the autoflowering version is preferable to the photoperiod type.

6. Cheese

Cheese thrives in Minnesota's unpredictable weather due to high mold resistance, suitable for humid late summer rains. She is versatile for indoor and outdoor cultivation.

Indoors, her loud cheesy aroma requires a carbon filter during flowering. Outdoors, let her grow tall and bushy, pruning strategically for better yields.

Though capable of large outdoor growth, she stays compact for indoor spaces too.

For faster, discreet growing, choose the autoflowering version which retains key traits.

7. Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze thrives outdoors in Minnesota thanks to the warm, dry summers. Let it reach 6-8 feet tall in the ground or large pots. Watch for late rain bringing mold risks.

It adapts well to various mediums like soil, hydro and coco. Prune and ventilate to control height and pests.

Indoors, the big colas may need support during the 9-week flowering. Experienced growers can yield over 600g/m2.

Outdoors, it can easily produce 800g per plant in Minnesota's ideal climate.

The autoflowering version enables faster, stealthier growing while retaining key traits.

8. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by stone2345 on Growdiaries

Bubba Kush flowers quickly in just 8-9 weeks, ideal for Minnesota's climate. It withstands the unpredictable weather well, thriving indoors or outdoors.

Outdoors it rewards with purple hues in fall, staying short at 120-180cm for easy management.

Indoors it hits 70-120cm, adapting to any tight space. It delivers high yields around 500-600g/m2 indoors or 800g per plant outside.

The autoflowering version enables faster, stealthier growing while retaining key traits.

9. Blueberry CBD

Blueberry CBD thrives in Minnesota's temperate climate, unfazed by the cool temperatures. Indoors it stays compact at around 140cm, ideal for harsh winters.

Outdoors in summer it reaches up to 160cm tall. It flowers in 60-65 days, developing sweet purple buds with blue hues.

Though late frosts are a concern, Blueberry CBD can withstand some cold if needed.

10. Strawberry Kush

Strawberry Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by NordicCropz on Growdiaries

Strawberry Kush prefers low humidity, so Minnesota's humid summers are not ideal. Indoor growing is best to control temperature and humidity perfectly.

Greenhouses can also work if conditions are right. This compact strain adapts to small indoor spaces and responds well to SOG, ScrOG for maximizing yields.

Even outdoors, Strawberry Kush's hardy genetics can still produce a decent harvest in Minnesota.

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We hope you found the perfect strain for your Minnesota grow.

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Happy growing!