10 Best Weed Strains for Pressing Rosin (2024 UPDATE)

A closeup of rosin and a cannabis leaf

The key to producing Rosin is starting with buds loaded with oozy, aromatic trichomes - the frostier the better.

Think of strains that leave your fingers covered in sticky resin after just a touch.

While Sativas can produce pleasantly peppy rosins, true resin monsters tend to be Indica-dominant.

In this article, we look at 10 of the best weed strains to grow if you're looking to press rosin.

1. Gorilla Glue #4

Gorilla Glue from WeedSeedsExpress grown by SCHurricane and julian100614 on Growdiaries

Gorilla Glue #4, famous for its extremely sticky buds and high potency, is a top choice for rosin production.

This award-winning strain is known for its intense, pungent aroma, combining sour citrus and dank earth with a diesel-like scent, attributed to its high THC content. Its effects are powerful and enduring, providing deep relaxation and a strong sense of euphoria.

This makes it especially effective for those dealing with insomnia, anxiety, and stress.

2. Chemdawg

Chemdawg from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Organic_LarF on Growdiaries

Chemdawg is a potent hybrid strain derived from OG Kush and Sour Diesel. This strain creates resinous, pungent buds with a diesel scent and pine, citrusy notes.

Chemdawg provides a heavy, relaxing yet energizing high perfect for relieving stress and enhancing moods in social settings.

3. White Widow

White Widow from WeedSeedsExpress grown by 79bronco on Growdiaries

White Widow is one of the most beloved strains around. She's cherished by recreational and medical users for her gorgeous white, crystal-covered buds.

Her flavor is a pleasant mix of sweet and sour citrus with an earthy backbone, like a walk through a pine forest after rain. The euphoric rush hits hard, ideal for when you need a boost of energy.

With her impressive lineage and popularity, it's no wonder White Widow is often recommended for insomnia and chronic pain relief. All those frosty trichomes make her perfect for crafting aromatic rosin too.

4. Sunset Sherbet

Sunset Sherbet from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Theia and Stoneys_Raw_Herb on Growdiaries

With its sweet sherbet flavors and stunning purple nugs, Sunset Sherbet lives up to its tasty name. The Girl Scout Cookie parentage gives it those signature dessert-like aromas and a relaxing yet focused high perfect for creative pursuits.

Patients love it for reducing stress. The crystalline buds work great for rosin too. Sunset Sherbet brings flavor, potency, and beauty all in one epic strain. It delivers on all fronts - no wonder it's a favorite!

5. OG Kush

OG Kush from WeedSeedsExpress grown by marleyjane on Growdiaries

This 1990s Cali legend originated in Amsterdam and remains sought-after for its iconic lemon-pine flavor and balanced cerebral high. The sparkling trichome-drenched buds produce top-notch rosin resin.

With its vibrant citrus and earthy profile, OG Kush delivers a euphoric buzz perfect for evening relaxation. A true classic.

6. Sour Diesel

This pungent, potent sativa is world-famous for its diesel aroma and resin-rich buds perfect for rosin extraction. The sour diesel and fruit aromas soften into an earthy, spicy flavor.

The energetic, dreamy high provides creativity and motivation, making Sour Diesel a party staple and treatment for fatigue. With its signature diesel notes and crystal-coated buds, this legendary strain delivers on flavor and potency.

7. Northern Lights

Northern Lights from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz on Growdiaries

This hardy pure indica has been a cultivation backbone for decades, prized for its dense, resinous buds perfect for rosin. Its funky floral aromas and honeyed earthy flavors create a mellow classic stone, relaxing the body and calming the mind.

Valued for treating depression and insomnia, Northern Lights' global appeal stems from its balanced sedative effects and resilient growing traits. A steadfast resinous indica legend.

8. Gelato

Gelato from WeedSeedsExpress grown by RebelMove on Growdiaries

Gelato, with its roots in Girl Scout Cookies, is famed for its unique blend of sweet, creamy flavors, mingling notes of mint, citrus, and lavender.

This popular strain, a hit in both Europe and America, stands out with its potent THC levels and distinctive sticky buds. It's perfect for sparking creativity or enhancing social gatherings, providing a harmonious mix of euphoria and relaxation.

Plus, it's a go-to choice for easing pain, stress, and fatigue.

9. Blue Dream

Blue Dream from WeedSeedsExpress grown by Grow_Or_Die on Growdiaries

Blue Dream, a hybrid descendant of Haze, captures the essence of 1970s California with its rich, candy-like aroma of vanilla, blueberry, and citrus, plus earthy undertones.

Ideal for rosin due to its sticky trichomes, this strain delivers a balanced high—relaxing the body while energizing the mind. It's commonly used for treating depression and chronic pain.

10. Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple from WeedSeedsExpress grown by FrostRailz on Growdiaries

Granddaddy Purple, an Indica-dominant strain related to Skunk and Afghani, is a California favorite, also popular in the Netherlands and Britain. Known for its snowy, resin-rich buds, it's ideal for pressed rosin.

This strain offers a delicious mix of sweet forest fruits, grapes, and berries flavors. It provides a balanced high, blending cerebral euphoria with physical relaxation.

Great for evening use, it's commonly chosen for pain relief, insomnia, and stress reduction.