5 Cannabis Strains | Grow the Best Weed in South Africa 2021
It’s 2021, and most people find themselves socially-distancing and spending more time at home. As such, we thought it’s the perfect time to give you the low-down on what we believe are the best cannabis strains to grow in 2021.
The sheer number of available strains and different types of cannabis can make choosing quite overwhelming, but we’re here for you.
In this post, we explain the different characteristics of Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains so you’ll know which is best for your growing environment.
Then, we’ll review each of the chosen feminised strains based on the high, growing characteristics, potency, and flavour! Each strain is different, but all of them have one thing in common – fantastic quality.
Types of Weed Strains
When growing cannabis, it’s essential to know the different types of weed you’ll read about when searching for strains: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and hybrids.
Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid
Cannabis indica originates from the Hindu Kush mountain range in India and is better suited to colder climates. These plants are shorter, stockier, and have broader leaves.
Cannabis sativa originated in Eastern Asia and is better suited to warmer climates. These plants are taller, have thin leaves, and are less bushy than indica strains.
Hybrid strains mix indica and sativa genetics and borrow characteristics from both lineages. Due to extensive cannabis breeding, most strains on the market are hybrids.
5 Best Weed Strains to grow in 2021
Now that you know the difference between indicas, sativas, and hybrids, you are ready to look at what we think are the best strains to grow in 2021.
Flowering time: 8 – 9 weeks
Yield: very high
CBD: 0.1 – 1%
Candy Store was created by crossing Lemon Berry Candy OG with Cookies #16. This strain has dense, orange-sized nugs covered in sticky trichomes. The massive trichome production makes Candy Store perfect for resin extraction.
Candy Store boasts high yields with a sharp terpene profile that gives scents of candy-berry, floral, and gasoline. This strain is a perfect smoke when you require some afternoon relaxation.
Expect this plant to reach a medium-tall height with many lateral branches. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation, but this strain can grow very large when grown outside.
Candy Store finishes flowering in roughly 8 to 9 weeks and has a THC content of 30%! Candy Store is a must-grow strain for those that like potent, high-yielding plants.Check Price
Flowering time: 8 – 10 weeks
Yield: 500 – 600g/m2 in SOG
CBD: 0.1 – 1%
Zkittlez is an indica-dominant hybrid that bursts with sweet, fruity flavours of berry and lemon. This strain is award-winning, taking 1st place at the 2016 Emerald Cup and winning best indica strain in 2015 at the Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and Michigan.
A cross between Grape Ape and Grape Fruit, Zkittlez’s berry undertones are undeniable. Its buds are light green with purple hues that give users a calming, happy effect, perfect for relaxing after a long day.
This strain is suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Expect flowering to take 8 to 10 weeks. . For those that want the tastiest cannabis and generous yields, this strain is definitely for you.Check Price
Flowering time: 8 – 9 week
Indoor yield: 450 – 500g/m2
Outdoor yield: 350 – 400 g/plant
CBD: 0.1 – 1%
A cross between Wedding Cake and Gelato 33, Wedding Gelato is an indica-dominant hybrid (60% indica, 40% sativa). This potent strain has a rich flavour, giving off scents of lemon, mint, and vanilla with an average THC content ranging from 20-25%.
You can expect high yields and a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks. This strain is suitable for growing indoors and outdoors. Outside, it can reach a height of 1.5 metres and when grown indoors, expect Wedding Gelato to reach a maximum height of about 1 metre.
The buds are tight and compact, but don’t let the smaller buds fool you because they pack some serious punch. The flowers are dark green and covered in bright orange pistils, adding to this strain’s outstanding aesthetics. Wedding Gelato will have you feeling euphoric, uplifted and remove any stress you may be experiencing.Check Price
Gorilla Glue #4
Flowering time: 9 weeks
Indoor yield: 500-600 g/m2
Outdoor yield: 700 – 800 g/plant
Gaining global notoriety four years ago, GG#4 is another highly sought-after award-winning hybrid. This sativa-dominant strain is the result of crossing Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel.
Its buds are chunky, dense, and have a sweet smell of citrus, pine, and fuel. As its name suggests, expect the buds to be ultra-sticky! You can also expect to feel euphoric, relaxed, and very chatty after smoking this strain.
With an average THC content of 23%, the high hits hard and lasts long. Gorilla Glue #4’s flowering period is roughly 9 weeks and is an excellent strain for indoor and outdoor growth.Check Price
Flowering time: 8 – 9 weeks
CBD: 0.1% – 1%
Crossed between OG Kush Breath and Face Off OG, Do-Si-Dos is an indica dominant hybrid that gives off a pungent, sweet, and earthy aroma. This strain is suitable for growing indoors and outdoors and you can expect flowering to finish after roughly 8 to 9 weeks.
With an average THC content of 23%, Do-Si-Dos will give you an intense cerebral high coupled with a euphoric feeling that will send you into a state of total relaxation, perfect for people suffering from anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
The flowers of Do-Si-Dos have lime green and lavender colours with frosty trichomes and bright pistils. The buds may be small but are incredibly dense and colourful.Check Price
The list of strains to choose from is endless, but you can’t go wrong choosing any of the ones mentioned above. Each has its strengths, so it depends on where and how you plan on growing your cannabis.
If aesthetics are what you want, then consider the Dos-Si-Dos, Wedding Gelato, and Zkittlez. Candy Store is an excellent option if you want value for money due to its heavy yields and large size when given space to grow. If an easy-to-grow strain is what you’re after, then GG#4 is a great choice.
We assure you that each strain’s genetics are top-notch, so regardless of which strain you choose, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll get super tasty and potent cannabis.