Five Cannabis Strains You Should Grow This Year And Why


It seems that with each passing year, Cannabis continues to become more and more popular. The trends surrounding this plant are constantly changing, and new strains are popping up each week. Just like with all new things that pop up, these strains bring with them a lot of hype and buzz, but they also tend to overshadow many of the other existing cannabis strains that have been around for a long time.

Whilst it is always great news for the Cannabis community whenever new strains are introduced, there are times when the hype of new strains tends to “silence” some of the classic ones. But despite all the new strains that come out each year, there are quite a few classics that always standout.

With that said, here are the five best Cannabis strains that growers should grow this 2019:

Granddaddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple has been making plenty of waves all over the world in the last few years. This strain was first introduced in 2003 and is the lovechild of the legendary Big Bud and Purple Urkle. This indica-heavy hybrid can be found in many dispensaries all over the world, so don’t be surprised if your local dispensary has some Granddaddy Purple seeds for sale.

It grows into a short and bushy plant that displays several glistening buds showcasing their high THC volume. Granddaddy Purple is a high yielding strain that flowers in 8 to 9 weeks and grows big and dense buds with a beautiful tinge of purple. It has a complex aroma that smells like a mix of berries and grapes that is translated well into its flavor.

With THC levels averaging 17-24%, this Cannabis can hit like a truck. People who are looking for a strain that hits hard while making them feel uplifted at the same time will enjoy growing Granddaddy Purple.

Pineapple Chunk

An indica-heavy strain that can produce a strong, relaxing body high and make the smoker feel like he is on cloud nine. The Pineapple Chunk strain has long been marketed as “exotic” by breeders everywhere, and produces what they describe as a “strong indica stone.” This hybrid is a 2009 Cannabis Cup winner and has THC averages of 16-27% with CBD levels usually sitting at the 1% mark.

This plant is a cross of Skunk #1 and Cheese – this means you can expect it to have a strong aroma. Those who’ve tried Pineapple Chunk have remarked about how smooth it feels in the mouth when inhaled. They have also given praise to its flavor which is reminiscent of cheese and spices with undertones of sweet pineapple.

It has also become a favorite among medical users because of its high THC volume and modest CBD content. Growers are also huge fans of this strain because it’s easy to cultivate and is a generous yielder both indoors and outdoors.

White Gold

The White Gold strain is considered a true treasure of the Cannabis community. This indica-dominant hybrid is the product of White Widow crossed with Himalayan Gold. It is a sought-after strain in the community because of its potency and great flavor profile. It provides users with a well-rounded experience and is great for both medical and recreational purposes.

This strain of Cannabis is extremely potent boasting average THC levels of 25%. New and inexperienced smokers are advised to proceed with caution. Veteran tokers, on the other hand, will absolutely love this strain and appreciate the strong high that they can get from it.

Its buds are coated in frosty, syrupy resin that showcases its potency. It has a dank, sweet-smelling, fruity aroma that goes well with its sweet, earthy flavor. The effects of this plant can be felt quick and begin in the head with a rush of happiness that doesn’t affect one’s focus. This is soon followed by a feeling of euphoria and physical relaxation.

It is an excellent alternative for medical users because of how it can quickly relieve stress and provide temporary relief from pain. White Gold is also good at helping manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

It is popular with growers because of its short flowering period and above average yields. White Gold can be cultivated indoors and outdoors and thrives in areas with a sunny climate and long summers.

Durban Poison

This strain is a pure South African sativa landrace. Its fearsome name hints at the strong psychoactive effects that it has once it gets smoked. With average THC levels of 15-25%, Durban Poison is as strong as it gets. In a time where most Cannabis strains are by-products of hybridization, finding pure landraces has become rare.

Its aroma is a mixture of spicy and sweet smells with some hints of citrus and sweet oranges. Its flavor has also been described as “intoxicatingly complex, but sweet.” Upon touching the palate, a combination of spicy anise and sweet lemon can be tasted. This unique combination makes it a favorite of many hardcore cannabis fans.

When grown indoors, the plant can grow to be very tall, thereby requiring a lot of space. Those who want to grow it outdoors should understand the risk of the plant being visible due to its height. Harvest of this plant begins around mid-September to mid-October and produces healthy yields both indoors and outdoors.

Growers who are lucky enough to get their hands on Durban Poison seeds should avoid doing anything too outside of the box in terms of nutrients because this could potentially mess up the genetics of this pure landrace strain.

Lemon Diesel

This indica-leaning hybrid was a top 10 placer in at the 2010 Emerald Cup – one of the Cannabis world’s most prestigious growing competitions. It is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Lost Coast OG. Its 13% average THC makes it a moderate strain whose effects take a short while to settle in. Once the buzz becomes evident, users will find themselves feeling more energized with an increased sense of creativity and focus.

Lemon Diesel strain can grow into a tall plant with dense resinous buds and long, broad purple-grey leaves. It has an average flowering time of 7-8 weeks and becomes ready for harvest somewhere around mid-September to mid-October. The smell of this strain has been described as being sweet and fruity with strong hints of skunk and diesel. As for the flavor, think of it as an intense burst of lemon that stays on the tongue for a long while. There are also some small gasoline undertones that are really only noticeable in its smell and not so much in its flavor.

Medical users like it because of its ability to control the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It is also a great strain for patients dealing with nausea and a low appetite. Lemon Diesel also has some analgesic properties as well that can help give temporary relief from headaches, chronic pain, and muscle spasms.

These five strains might be “classics,” but they can still hang with the new generation of hybrids that are coming out. Be sure to give them a go and add them to your grow room or garden this 2019.