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Outdoor cannabis cultivation climates guide
Outdoor cannabis cultivation has many serious attractions. You don’t need to equip a potentially expensive high-tech indoor grow room, nor do you need to pay for the electricity to light, heat and air-condition it. Outdoor growing is the cheapest way to grow your own cannabis. Choose the best cannabis seeds for your specific outdoor grow location and you can expect top quality results and heavy yields. This Dutch Passion guide to outdoor growing climates will explain everything you need to know.
What climate does cannabis grow best outdoors?
Apart from those places that experience extreme weather conditions, many people will be able to grow either feminised cannabis seeds or autoflower seeds outdoors. Outdoor growers generally wait until the last spring frost has passed before planting their cannabis seeds or seedlings. Likewise, they prefer to harvest their plants before the cold & wet autumn/fall conditions are established.
Cannabis prefers outdoor conditions where daytime temperatures are around 20-25ºC but good outdoor strains will cope well even if these temperatures are not reached. Outdoor plants prefer night time minimum temperatures to remain above 15ºC, but again good outdoor cannabis strains will cope when this isn’t possible.
Outdoor summer temperatures above 30ºC are not ideal for cannabis but are difficult to avoid, but sturdy outdoor strains will perform well even in non-optimised conditions.
When growing feminised cannabis seeds outdoors
Many feminised strains finish around early October in the northern hemisphere, early April in the southern hemisphere. If your weather is too unpredictable at this stage of the season you may be better off considering autoflower seeds which have a faster life cycle.
Ideally you can rely on warm sunny summers with a gentle autumn/fall. This allows your photoperiod feminised strains time to finish. Get things right and you can produce photoperiod outdoor plants 3-4m tall and just as wide with unbeatable harvests – several kilograms of dried buds per plant are possible if your climate allows it.
When growing autoflower cannabis seeds outdoors
Autoflower strains may not have the same potential to produce 3m tall outdoor monsters with 1Kg+ dry yields. But they do finish faster than photoperiod outdoor strains and for some growers with shorter growing seasons this is a vital benefit. You can grow an autoflower strain outdoors in growing seasons with just 3 months of summer – even northern Scandinavian growers can now manage an outdoor crop.
Plenty of outdoor growers now also plant a few autoflowers to allow a mid-summer harvest. Some outdoor growers plant 2 or 3 successive crops autoflowers each season. Stealth strains such as Auto Duck grow with a stabilised natural leaf deformity, making the plants very hard to identify especially pre-bloom.
Outdoor cannabis growing macro and micro climates
The macro climate of a particular region explains the general overall climatic trends expected. However a micro-climate may exist in e.g. specific sheltered sun-facing locations which can offer more favourable grow conditions. The key task for any committed outdoor grower is to fully understand their grow location.
Knowing the date of the average last spring frost and the likely dates when rough end-of-season weather arrive are two key parameters. This information could determine whether autoflower seeds or outdoor feminised cannabis seeds would best suit your specific needs.
A quick look at local grow forums or social media posts of local growers will give you a feel for activities of other outdoor growers at your latitude. This may indicate the type of strains you can grow as well as the likely climatic challenges you are likely to face.
|Latitude||21° – 55° N||21° – 55° S||20° N – 20° S|
|Climate||Varies from tropical to temperate||Varies from tropical to temperate||Tropical|
|Autoflower seed suitability||Especially suited to more northerly growers where feminised strains may struggle to finish.||Especially suited to more southerly growers where feminised strains may struggle to finish.||Autos can be grow as easily as feminised strains.*|
|Photoperiod seed suitability||Less suited to northerly extremes with short seasons.||Less suited to southern extremes with short seasons.||Photoperiod strains should grow easily and finish well even with slow finishing sativa strains.|
|Watch for||Difficult early/late season weather at northern extremes. Mid summer maximum temperatures becoming increasingly hot.||Difficult early/late season weather at southern extremes. Mid summer maximum temperatures becoming increasingly hot.||Peak summer temperatures may difficult for some strains to tolerate.|
|Germination||MAR-APR – MAY||SEPT – NOV||All year long|
|Harvest||SEPT – NOV||MAR – MAY||All year long|
Special notes about cannabis seed germination & harvest dates
Cannabis seed germination:
The difference from 21ºN to 55ºN (and the corresponding zone in the southern hemisphere) covers a diverse climatic range. Likewise daylight hours will vary markedly throughout the grow season as will temperatures. At 21ºN (or 21ºS) your grow season starts earlier than it would at more temperate/cooler latitudes. That means you can start your seeds much earlier and enjoy a longer season at more equatorial latitudes.
Cannabis plant harvesting:
At 55ºN (or 55ºS) the climate/season may only just support the completion of bloom with photoperiod feminised strains. That means you need to consider the most appropriate strains with the best chance of finishing. End-of-season storms can bring a cold, damp and sunless end to the grow season. Not all strains will finish in time and faster autoflower strains may become more attractive to the grower with climatic challenges. But at 21ºN (or 21ºS) you will find your outdoor cannabis plants finish much earlier than they might at colder latitudes. You may be harvesting in early September in the northern hemisphere at 21ºN instead of late October at 55ºN.
*Autoflower seed growth in intertropical zones (20ºN-20ºS):
You may see differences growing autoflower seeds on the equator vs at 20ºN/20ºS. You will see differences in the climatic conditions, daylight hours and temperatures from 21ºN – 55ºN. The same applies between the equator and 20º either side of it. This means that you may not wish to grow e.g. an indica autoflower strain with minimal stretch too near the equator with permanent 12/12 lighting. The result may be dwarf plants with little stretch.
Growing cannabis outdoors in the northern hemisphere
With a tremendous divergence in outdoor growing conditions just between various parts of Europe, growers in the northern hemisphere need to know their conditions well. The challenges are increased by the climatic variability seen in recent years. Some northern European summers are cool and grey, some can deliver brutal heat waves.
Growers in USA & Canada also face wide local variations in climate. Use of greenhouses and poly tunnels can be a good way of surviving the unpredictable weather that can be seen in both spring and autumn/fall. Selection of proven, resilient outdoor cannabis strains is important if your climate can be demanding. If the weather makes life too difficult for your photoperiod feminised strains you may well want to consider autoflowering cannabis seeds.
Growing cannabis outdoors in the Southern hemisphere
As with outdoor cannabis growers in the northern hemisphere, greenhouses and polytunnels allow the the southern hemisphere outdoor grower to shelter their vulnerable young plants until the weather has settled down. If end-of-season storms arrive early then you may want to consider growing outdoors in containers which can be moved into a greenhouse/polytunnel if required. Starting your photoperiod feminised cannabis seeds early in e.g. a greenhouse can allow you longer vegetative growth periods and higher subsequent yields.
Growing cannabis outdoors in tropical areas
Growing cannabis outdoors in tropical areas presents the grower with the widest choice of strains to grow. Even long blooming sativa or Haze strains which may be impractical to grow at higher latitudes can be grown around equatorial latitudes. Specific conditions will affect strain choice. If growing in a high humidity jungle climate then a proven sativa (such as Desfrán) which can cope well with steamy conditions, mold and rain would be a good choice.
Cannabis genetics and their preferred microclimates
Cannabis is a tough species which actually copes well across a broad range of grow conditions. But some strains are preferred in certain microclimates. Indica strains which evolved to survive life in bleak, mountainous terrains will cope better in these conditions than a sativa or hybrid. Conversely, those growing in tropical conditions may find that sativa dominant feminised and autoflower strains cope best with their conditions. When growing outdoors, selection of cannabis genetics can make the difference between a successful harvest or no harvest at all.
Growing cannabis in warm climates
Warm climates can offer conditions which may be dry (desert like) or wet/damp. Even though cold weather may not be your main challenge you will find that warm climates bring their own issues:
Hot and dry
Hot and dry regions, such as Southern Mediterranean, Middle-East, Northern African or those found in southern USA regions offer long growing seasons, often without realistic threats of snow/frost. The absence of extreme cold is a bonus, meaning that long blooming photoperiod feminised strains are an option. So are autoflower seeds. Cannabis seeds can be germinated very early in the season. This allows 2-3 successive outdoor autoflower harvests or a traditional crop of feminised strains.
Dutch Passion long blooming feminised strains such as Desfran, Amsterdam Amnesia and Euforia will do well. So will other strains selected from the Dutch Passion sativa cannabis seed collection. Hot and dry regions may also be well suited to growing indica cannabis seeds, the dense final blooms grow well in low humidity conditions.
Hot and wet
Hot and wet climates present a few more challenges. Micro-climates can mean that some areas, such as certain coastal regions of hot areas will get plenty of rainfall. This may include some Caribbean countries or Asian countries which may also receive tropical rainstorms. The presence of moisture may make growing certain strains easier, removing the need for you to e.g. bring water to your plants.
However, the presence of moisture may mean that indica strains (with more mold-prone dense buds) are a little less suited than they might be in dryer climates. In general sativa cannabis seeds and Dutch outdoor cannabis seeds are good choices.
Growing cannabis in temperate climates
You may find that a range of cannabis genetics grow well in your temperate outdoor conditions. That gives you maximum choice of genetics and you may want to plant a mix of autoflower seeds and photoperiod feminised strains. However if your climate has any notable limitations (such as late spring frosts or early winter storms) you may need to re-think your strain options. There are several different types of temperate climate, each with their own subtle characteristics.
Continental climates are those found in large swathes of North America and Russia. The large mass of land steers climate conditions, often producing very cold winters and hot maximum summer temperatures. Within these continental land masses the individual microclimates can vary quite significantly. Coastal regions may remain more temperate with less temperature extremes than those regions deep within the continental land mass.
Those with temperature extremes will have shorter growing seasons and may lean more towards autoflower strains or tough Dutch outdoor seeds. Tough, durable photoperiod strains such as Passion #1 and Durban Poison are good choices. So too are autoflowers which should be able to find a warm/sunny 3-month grow window in such climates.
Mediterranean regions such as Italy, Spain, Southern France etc have a great outdoor climate. Summers may be hot, but the prevailing mild weather is good for outdoor cannabis cultivation. Depending on your specific location you may be able to get 2 or 3 successive autoflower crops per year. With a long growing season you will be able to grow most strains, including longer blooming Haze and Sativa feminised strains.
Oceanic climates have much of their climate and temperature conditions dictated by the large oceans which they border. The large volumes of water act as a climatic buffer, preventing winters getting too cold and summers getting too hot. Large swathes of the US west coast have an oceanic climate, and enjoy good growing conditions as a result. However humidity can be high when coastal breezes reach land, but most growers in oceanic climates enjoy mild and long growing seasons. This allows a wide choice of indica, sativa or hybrid cannabis seeds to be grown. Autoflowers also grow well in these conditions, you may be able to get a couple of successive crops at lower latitudes.
Subtropical climates don’t enjoy quite the same mild conditions as those seen in more tropical regions. The weather conditions may have cooler winters and slightly more demanding conditions with a shorter growing season. Areas such as the USA South East, Southern Brazil and South East China are classified as humid sub tropical climates.
Growers in such areas may be able to grow a wide range of strains but may also pay particular attention to humidity conditions at harvest and select strains suited to their specific micro climates.
Coastal zones, for example, may have milder winters than more inland areas. But in general, growers should be able to grow a wide range of feminised and autoflower seeds without too many difficulties. Perhaps those with higher humidities may lean more towards sativa dominant strains.
Growing cannabis in cold climates
Cold climates tend to test the cannabis grower more than other climates. Often cool conditions exist around the start and end of the season, this creates risks for seedlings as well as harvest-ready plants.
Cold and dry
Cold and dry climates, such as those found in mountainous inland regions around Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Himalayan regions often suit indica strains well. These cope with cooler temperatures, the fast bloom times suit the slightly shorter growing season. Indica seeds such as Mazar and Master Kush are good choices. So too are just about any autoflower strains.
Cold and wet
Cold and wet climates are often lashed with rain and may be coastal, meaning that humidity is a constant issue. Such countries include places like Greenland, Iceland and coastal northern parts of North America/Canada and Russia. The grow season is typically short. The dampness rules out many longer blooming photoperiods meaning that autoflower seeds are often the best (and only) choice.
Soil and water quality considerations for outdoor cannabis
The serious outdoor grower always checks their soil and water quality. If soil quality is poor it can be supplemented with additives or supermarket soil. Often the outdoor grower will scout and assess several different grow locations. The best ones will be private with low chances of discovery by hikers, dog walkers etc. They will also have some protection from the prevailing wind (perhaps an earth bank) and have good conditions for growth
Soil: The experienced grower will try to assess soil quality. Soil supplements can be added such as blood/fish/bone meal, worm castings, bat guano, seaweed, manure, compost and slow release organic nutrients (e.g. BioTabs). If the soil is too poor in nutrients, the determined grower will carry sacks of soil to the grow location.
Water: Usually local natural water pH is around 7 and good to use. But it’s worth checking to see if there is any pollution in your natural water source for your outdoor grow.
Choosing your grow location depending on climate factors
Privacy and climate are two of the primary considerations for the outdoor grower. If a convenient grow location can be found then you are guaranteed some highly satisfying fun growing your own cannabis seeds. Growing close to home allows you to keep a close eye on your plants. But if that makes you feel paranoid you can always check out Google Maps/Apple Maps for some countryside guerrilla inspiration.
If you have a private garden and don’t mind using it for cannabis growing then you could be in luck. It will be easy to access your plants, monitor growth/development and look after them.
|Easy to access, maintain and tend to your plants.||Risks of growing on your own property are too high for some.|
Many prefer the anonymity of growing plants in the countryside, forests and hills. You may not be able to visit your plants every day, but with the right cannabis seeds it won’t be necessary.
|Safe, anonymous growing done well away from your home.||Transporting the weed home may be a risk. Some people dislike driving & walking to their outdoor grow location.|
Greenhouses allow added warmth and protection from poor weather, improving the chances of success and increasing the strain options.
|The greenhouse protects from the worst of the early and late season weather. This extends the growing season, allowing growers a wider selection of strains to grow.||Greenhouse growing may lack the privacy and security of a guerrilla grow in the countryside. Some pests can be tricky to control in a greenhouse.|
A small balcony area in a sun-facing location can be a perfect spot to grow a plant or two. It’s rewarding and enjoyable to be able to see daily plant progress.
|A sun-facing balcony can offer all-day sunshine and privacy. It’s easy to monitor your plants.||Not everyone feels comfortable growing weed on their own property.|
Many people grow a plant or two on a rooftop or roof terrace. In the right locations this can allow plenty of privacy as well as good grow conditions and direct sunlight.
|Rooftop grow locations often have great all-day sunshine. Autoflowers maintain a low height/profile and may be useful.||May be necessary to protect plants from wind. Some growers may be nervous about plant visibility from neighbouring properties.|
Buy the best cannabis seeds for outdoor growing
With over 35 years supplying cannabis seeds Dutch Passion have belief up an enviable collection of cannabis genetics. The cannabis seed collection is conveniently split into several collections, such as the Dutch Outdoor cannabis seed collection, High Altitude cannabis seeds, autoflower seeds, indica seeds, sativa seeds etc.
Over 70 cannabis cups have also been won along the way! If you’re looking to grow some cannabis outdoors seeds and want to maximise your chances of success choose the best cannabis seeds for your climate and grow location. Enjoy the grow and good luck!
The Best Strains to Grow Outdoors
A s the skies begin to clear and the temperatures begin to rise, many people are looking for fun and rewarding outdoor activities for the summer months. For some marijuana enthusiasts, that means giving growing their own cannabis plants outside a try.
The benefits to growing marijuana outdoors range from not having to buy weed for a while to the satisfaction of getting stoned through your own hard work and ingenuity – like hand crafting your own bong, but better.
If you’re a novice looking to find out how green your thumb actually is, below are some of the best outdoor strains to try growing this summer.
Best Outdoor Strains to Grow
While there are many strains that produce excellent flower when grown outdoors in the summer months, these are some of our picks for the best outdoor strains to start with! Plus, many of the strains listed are great for beginners, too. So, find one you like and get started on your outdoor growing adventure!
This frosty cola of White Widow is finishing up its bloom and exposing its amber pistols photo credit
There’s a lot that can be said for White Widow’s appearance and potency, especially for those who still remember the legends of this strain coming out of Amsterdam. The fact that this Northern European strain is also one of the best outdoor strains for summer may come as a surprise for many, especially how easily it takes to hot, dry regions.
While the combination of harsh sunlight and high winds that can dry out plants usually means putting in extra effort into your grow, White Widow is your easy button. The gooey coating of resin that gives White Widow its legendary frosty appearance also serves as an excellent defense mechanism against insects and fungi. Combine that with this sativa-dominant hybrid’s remarkable tolerance for high temperatures, even enduring those random heat waves, and you have yourself the ideal summer strain to grow.
Once harvested, the euphoria and energy White Widow gives you will result in plenty of creativity and conversation, perfect for those lazy, hot summer nights on the porch.
Click here to view the White Widow strain profile!
A pure sativa landrace strain originating in South Africa, Durban Poison is a great strain to grow outdoors and can be grown almost any time of the year so long as the weather is decent during harvest time. This strain is known to grow very tall outdoors and is perfect for any sativa lover.
Besides being one of the best outdoor strains, Durban Poison is also one of the best daytime strains to enjoy during summer due to its clear, functional effects and energetic high. Be sure to give it a try if you’re going on an activity like a hike or bike ride!
Click here to view PotGuide’s Durban Poison strain profile!
Super Silver Haze
If you’re looking for a heavier sativa with White Widow’s outdoor ruggedness and ease, Super Silver Haze is one of the best outdoor strains for summer growing. For the relatively little effort you have to put in once the seeds are in the ground, Super Silver Haze will spread its roots and quickly produce high-quality, high-volume yields even throughout the hottest days.
It is the lovechild of such notable strains as Northern Lights, Haze, and Skunk. Super Silver Haze produces a fragrant, skunky, and spicy bud that both lifts the spirits and relaxes the body. This strain is perfect to smoke in early September when it’s time to harvest and you’ll need a little inspiration while you trim. Just be certain to give each plant plenty of space to make room for those big yields.
Click here to view PotGuide’s complete Super Silver Haze Profile!
A cross between Skunk #1 and Afghani, Grape Ape is a popular strain both for its upbeat body high as well as its distinctive grape flavor. Although it’s one of the best outdoor strains, Grape Ape does need a little tenderness. The plant thrives in sheltered outdoor spots, so look for a patch of soil where there’s still plenty of sunlight, heat and humidity.
Give your Grape Ape plants what they want, maintain them regularly and each plant can return a yield of about 750 grams. The deep purple leaves and dense, compact buds offer a carefree, floaty relaxation for those summer days when you’ve got a towel, some swim trunks and nowhere to be but by the water.
Click here to check out the complete Grape Ape profile!
A favorite among novice growers, LSD makes the list of best outdoor strains due to its natural resistance to common cannabis pests and fungi. Even better, LSD is a low-maintenance strain that flourishes in the summer heat. Similar to Grape Ape, LSD grows best in sheltered outdoor areas, so be sure to plant your seeds in a shielded spot with plenty of warmth and sunshine.
Then, sit back (within reason) and let nature take care of the rest. LSD plants will usually flower in about 9 -10 weeks. A cross between Mazar and Skunk #1 out of Amsterdam, LSD appropriately delivers a vivid, almost psychedelic experience with a powerful body buzz and cerebral high. This is the perfect strain for summer music concerts or just sitting inside with a couple beers and a sci-fi movie on the screen.
Click here to view the LSD strain profile!
Blue Dream has been a staple of outdoor cannabis crops for quite some time, boasting big yields and a relatively low-effort growth process. One of the best outdoor strains for novice growers, Blue Dream does well in many summer climates and will take all the sunlight that you can give it.
Although typically grown in hydro to maximize yields, growing Blue Dream outdoors in soil can really bring out the smooth, blueberry flavor this strain is known for. With extremely uplifting and cerebral effects, Blue Dream is a great strain for creative types looking to work on their next summer project. Bring your guitar or art supplies to the park with a joint of this one and make something new in that summer sunshine.
Click here to view Blue Dream’s complete strain profile!
This OG Kush nugget is dusted with trichomes and smells of earthy pine, sour lemon with woody undertones.
One of the most famous strains in America (and best outdoor strains), the origins of OG Kush are rather unknown – although many believe it came out of Florida. OG Kush quickly gained a reputation amongst growers for its potent high and mellow, calming effects.
OG Kush thrives in warmer climates and is one of the simpler strains for novices to grow. Reaching up to 9 feet when grown outdoors, the buds give off a distinct earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones. Despite growing so tall, OG Kush still has plenty of energy to produce flower and It’s known to yield up to 1100 grams of bud per plant. OG Kush has a reputation as one of the “stonier” strains, so be sure to save it for the end of the day when you’re just getting back home and ready to sleep off your weekend.
Click here to view the OG Kush strain profile!
Final Thoughts on Growing Cannabis Oudoors
While all of these strains are great to start on for the outdoor grower, always do your research and don’t be afraid if there are some losses in your crops at first. As your thumb gets greener, keep reading and trying. There’s plenty of strains out there and who knows what kind of flower garden you’ll have to draw from next summer. Happy growing!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Easiest Strains to Grow Outdoors?
LSD, OG Kush, Blue Dream, White Widow, and Super Silver Haze are all pretty low-effort, high-reward outdoor strains for newcomers.
What Outdoor Strain Yields the Most?
White Widow yields a lot of resinous buds, Grape Ape can produce plenty of nugs, and Super Silver Haze is no slouch either.
Does Indica or Sativa Grow Better Outside?
It really depends on the strain and your local climate. A Sativa like Super Silver Haze can thrive outdoors in the summer heat, but so can an indica like OG Kush.
Can You Grow Any Strain Outdoors?
Under the right conditions and care, it’s possible. However, many strains require the controlled conditions of a greenhouse to survive, thrive, and produce resinous buds. That’s why it’s important to pick hardier strains when you’re growing outdoors.
What do you think are the best outdoor strains? What are your favorites to grow outdoors and why? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Paul Barach is a Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and author with experience creating well-researched, edited web articles covering cannabis news, culture, history and science. Paul is a regular contributor to PotGuide and has also contributed to publications such as Medium.com, SlabMechanix, Litro, and The Trek. He prefers to spend his free time outdoors and most recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. So far he has only fallen into the La Brea Tarpits once. You can follow him on Instagram @BarachOutdoors and stay up to date professionally through his LinkedIn page.
The best marijuana seeds and strains for outdoor growing
Although cannabis is an extremely hardy plant that can grow in many different climates, there’s no doubt that some marijuana strains are better suited to outdoor cultivation than others. With the arrival of spring and the start of the outdoor season, here are some tips on the perfect varieties for growing outdoors.
Spring has arrived, awakening in many the urge to grow some cannabis in the open air, be it in a patio, balcony, or garden. If you’re one of those people, you’re definitely on the right track, as outdoor cultivation can provide you with multiple benefits.
Don’t underestimate the therapeutic power of gardening. Many people find that saying goodbye to winter by going outdoors, rolling their sleeves up, and getting their hands dirty whilst looking after their cannabis plants can be a truly relaxing experience. Besides, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying the marijuana that you’ve grown yourself in your very own garden.
Advantages of growing outdoors
Thanks to the power of nature, there’s no need to spend a lot of money. All you need at the beginning is some good soil, nutrients, seeds, and possibly a small greenhouse. Remember that wind, rain, and sun are all free!
When growing outdoors, sky’s the limit. You can let your plants grow as high as you wish, as long as they’re manageable, so you’ll only need a bunch of seeds if your grow is for personal use.
Nonetheless, a growing environment in the open air also presents some unique challenges, such as temperature fluctuation, the chance of torrential rains, and a higher risk of suffering pest attacks and diseases. In addition, not all strains adapt to specific climates in the same way.
Therefore, it is essential to choose the cannabis strains that are better suited to outdoor growing, so that all your efforts aren’t in vain when it comes to harvest time.
How to choose marijuana seeds for outdoors
To a large extent, the choice of strain depends on the environmental conditions of the area where you live. In humid areas with short summers, it’s best to choose varieties with a quick flowering time, which minimises the risk of fungi when the first autumn rains arrive.
If you live in a region where the warm weather only lasts between 2 and 3 months, then the autoflowering varieties are definitely your best bet. As these strains have a very short life cycle and don’t depend on the photoperiod, they are ideal for areas with short outdoor seasons.
If, on the contrary, your grow is in an area with a warm or Mediterranean climate, then you’re in luck! This type of environment meets all the ideal conditions to grow practically any type of strain.
The selection process is essential
However, you can’t assume that a specific marijuana strain will grow well outdoors no matter what. The best outdoor marijuana seeds are produced only after many years of hard work. This often involves reproducing the specimens selectively in the open air for a very long period of time.
The perfect outdoor cannabis strains are also selected to be resistant to mould, amongst other threats. The ideal outdoor strain needs to be hardy, robust, and capable of facing the worst case scenarios that nature can throw at it. Once again, these qualities are not accidental but the result of many years of thorough genetic selection and hard work, which is also our work philosophy at Kannabia Seeds.
So here’s our list of four of our best marijuana varieties to grow outdoors, that have been selected with regards to their ability to reward you for all your hard efforts.
The best autoflowering seeds for outdoors
There’s no better way to start than with this cross between the potent Amnesia Haze and the speedy Amnesia Auto. This strain was created to prove that a sativa-dominant seed can also be grown outdoors in autoflowering format; with a shortened life cycle of 70-90 days; and with adapted genetics so that it can also deliver an impressive yield outdoors (hence its XL surname). When provided with plenty of sunlight, this beauty can develop into plants that easily exceed 1.2 metres in height and yield up to 300 grams of fantastic sativa quality. Amnesia Dream XL Auto Edition will surely captivate you with its old-school Haze aroma with touches of incense, flowers, and wood, which is combined with a deliciously citric and earthy flavour.
Our automatic version of the renowned Gorilla Glue is one of the new additions to our catalogue for this season. Gorilla King Auto is definitely an option that lovers of North American flavours should consider. This strain doesn’t require much maintenance and is characterised by an outstanding yield both in terms of flowers and resin. A fabulous option for all kinds of growers whose full life cycle takes around 75 days, resulting in stunning bushy plants that develop strong branching and big buds, with an aroma and flavour surprisingly similar to the original Gorilla Glue’s… really intense, with sweet and earthy tones blended with fresh hues.
The best feminised seeds for outdoors
If you’re growing cannabis outdoors, you should keep ZKIT Kandy Dream Edition in mind. This is a hardy indica-leaning strain that has many outstanding benefits up its sleeve. The perfect combination of the great Dutch star Somango and the North American icon Zkittlez. A really vigorous plant that’s versatile and easy to grow, so it can easily adapt to different environments. A true all-rounder that will reward you with massive amounts of weed and whose flavour is the closest thing to tasting a fruity sweet. Besides, its high THC content produces a comforting effect that leads to a state of mental happiness that is very much needed in these turbulent times.
And we finish with another new addition to Kannabia’s catalogue for this season. This certainly is a true candidate for best outdoor strain of the year. Born from the cross of Hellfire OG and White Widow, this plant is adaptable, robust, and easy to grow, which makes it a suitable option for both expert and rookie growers. With a short but productive flowering period (of only 50 days), you could think this is an autoflowering, but its height of over two metres and its yield of up to 700 grams per plant quickly erase that idea from your mind. You’ll be rewarded with compact and resinous buds that ooze a strong lemony scent derived from its complex terpene profile. This is undoubtedly a perfect example of how an outdoor cannabis plant needs to be to guarantee success this season.
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