10 Best Cannabis Strains To Grow in Arizona ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (2024 Update)

Cannabis plant with the map of Arizona in the background

Arizona has a hot desert climate with very little rainfall.

Summers are extremely hot, with average highs over 100ยฐF across most of the State.

This presents several obvious challenges for growing cannabis, so you need to pick strains that will withstand this harsh climate.

In this article, we list 10 of the best strains to grow outdoors in Arizona.

1. Gorilla GlueGorilla Glue from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Cockneycultivar and julian100614 on Growdiaries

Gorilla Glue cannabis thrives when grown outdoors in Arizona's intense climate. This hardy, sticky strain handles the desert sun and heat well. It's less finicky than some varieties when grown in dry, hot conditions.

Gorilla Glue soaks up the ample sunlight to produce dank, crystallized nugs. However, the soil dries out quickly in the arid air, so attentive watering is needed.

2. Blue Dream

Gorilla Glue from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Grow_Or_Die on Growdiaries

Blue Dream has earned its reputation as a tried-and-true sativa beloved by Arizona growers. This tough gal can take the heat and still pump out fat, sticky nugs after basking in all that desert sunshine.

She's not too picky about dealing with temperature swings either. Just be sure to stay on top of the watering - Arizona can turn drier than death valley real quick.

Keep Blue Dream hydrated and she'll reward you with bountiful harvests under those big open skies.

3. Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Silky_smooth on Growdiaries

Bruce Banner's one tough weed that can handle Arizona's brutal heat. Thanks to its genetics, this strain rewards growers with sturdy plants and dank, funky buds even in harsh desert conditions.

While shade and watering are still important, Bruce Banner can pump out heavy yields despite the intense sun. Other varieties struggle, but not this unflappable strain.

It's built to thrive under pressure and won't flinch at AZ's climate challenges. For reliable, bountiful harvests that can take the heat, Bruce Banner's got you covered.

4. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by stone2345 on Growdiaries

Bubba Kush has earned its reputation as one unflappable indica. This hardy classic can cope with Arizona's harsh desert conditions no problem thanks to its rock-solid genetics.

Grown in the AZ climate, Bubba flourishes into sturdy plants, pumping out fat sticky nugs. This tough guy also laughs off pests and mold, which can plague wimpier strains out there.

If you're looking for an easy, reliable producer in the hot, dry Southwest, trusty Bubba Kush has got you covered.

5. Green Crackย 

Green Crack from WeedSeedsExpress grown by stone2345 and Australianbuds on Growdiaries

Green Crack feels right at home in Arizona's climate since it resembles its homeland. With plenty of desert sunlight and warm temps, this resilient gal churns out big dense nugs on fast-flowering plants.

Give her adequate water and nutrients, and she'll bless you with a bountiful harvest. Green Crack is made to thrive under AZ's conditions - she's one tough chick.

6. Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze from WeedSeedsExpress grown by spyder on Growdiaries

SSH grows tall and lanky in Arizona. Provide ample vertical space for these stretching plants to reach full height. With proper care, SSH yields dense, sticky, resinous buds in the desert climate.

However, Arizona can become extremely arid, so consistent watering is key - don't let the soil completely dry out. SSH's hardy nature allows it to thrive in AZ conditions.

7. Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Mrs_Larimar on Growdiaries

Gold Leaf is one hardy weed that actually digs Arizona's hot temps. This strain can handle the blazing desert sun when others wilt away. And its fast flowering means you can chop it down before the real dog days hit.

Grown in AZ, Gold Leaf stays strong, pumping out plenty of sticky, resin-loaded nugs. You can bank on this tough gal cranking out solid yields in the harsh landscape.

8. Pineapple Expressย 

Pineapple Express from WeedSeedsExpress grown by CorinnaFarm on Growdiaries

Pineapple Express is a pretty forgiving strain great for new and seasoned growers alike. Its resilience means small slip-ups won't ruin your crop.

Give it some TLC and you'll be rewarded with chunky, sticky, crystal-encrusted nugs - proof of its dankness. With enough Arizona sun, Pineapple Express grows into a heavy producer.

But remember - the heat makes it get parched quickly. Stay on top of its water needs so you can reap sweet harvests from this tropical gal.

9. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel can hack Arizona's brutal heat no problem. Its long, loose buds let the desert winds flow freely through the plants, stopping mold and mildew in their tracks.

Under the harsh sun, Sour D thrives, churning out respectable harvests. This pungent gal's heat tolerance gives her a leg up dealing with AZ's extreme climate.

10. OG Kush

OG Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by marleyjane on Growdiaries

Grown in Arizona, OG Kush thrives as long as you keep the ladies hydrated and fed with nutrient-rich soil. Don't expect them to shoot for the sky, but they'll spread out thick and bushy.

Come harvest time, you'll get rock-hard nugs so dense it's like they were made for the desert. OG Kush feels right at home in the dry AZ climate.