The Top Highest Yielding Strains Around
For so many growers, the highest yielding strains are the holy grail of cannabis cultivation. The question “what are your biggest yielding varieties?” is such a perennial one that we’re devoting an entire article to answering it, rather than just an FAQ – and because this is Sensi Seeds, there’s more than one answer!
The tricky thing about trying to identify the highest yielding strain most suitable to an individual is that, other than achieving gigantic harvests, the desired criteria tend to vary from person to person.
In other words, one grower might be looking for the highest yielding strain with the most energetic effects, whereas another dreams of the highest yielding and most relaxing variety. For still another, cannabis seeds for the highest yielding strain also need to be within a certain budget.
It’s virtually impossible to say “this is the highest yielding strain!” and please everyone. So instead, Sensi Seeds has chosen four varieties that cover the bases of the most frequently requested characteristics.
Of these four massive bud producers, two come in three expressions – regular, feminized, and automatic; one is available in regular and feminized; and the last is available only in regular. So despite this article focusing on four different strains of high-yielding cannabis, there are actually nine types of seeds to choose from!
Highest yielding indica-dominant strain
Flowering time: 50 – 65 days (45 – 50 days for the Automatic)
This high-yielding variety is the perennial favourite for gigantic colas of the kind which, back in the 1980s, were known as ‘donkey dicks’. Big Bud began its career as an Afghan x Skunk clone line which, thanks to the Sensi Seeds breeders, has been refined, back-crossed, reinforced and fine-tuned to result in one of the highest yielding strains on the planet.
It’s the Skunk traces that pull Big Bud back from being a 100% indica to 85%; they also brighten the flavour without sacrificing bulk. The aroma and taste have topnotes of sweet fruit and an undertone of spice.
As the name suggests, this strain is all about the buds. They will need more love than those of the varieties that are usually recommended for beginners, simply because of their gigantic size! Growers should be prepared to lend them extra support in the form of stakes and strings to save their branches from breaking and splitting, especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest.
Also during this time period, it’s important to keep a close watch for bud rot, mould and mildew. But for growers with some experience and the commitment to care for their plants, Big Bud will reward them with truly gigantic harvests.
Highest yielding hybrid strain
Flowering time: 50 – 60 days
At 55% sativa and 45% indica, Fruity Juice sits on the cusp of the cannabis spectrum. An extraordinary combination of Thai and Afghan genetics, it has been one of the strains that has taken the longest to perfect because of the very different natures of its parent plants. Once it reached its finished form, however, it became a favourite among those in the know.
Aside from being a high yielding strain, Fruity Juice excels in the flavour department. Reminiscent of a certain famous chewing gum and bursting with mouth-watering sweetness, Juicy Fruit has a ‘more-ish’ quality that cannabis connoisseurs really appreciate. This is a very fortunate thing, as a crop of well-tended Fruity Juice will deliver a huge amount of buds!
Big, bigger, biggest, XXL! Our highest yielding strains in one handy article! There’s something for everyone, whether the most important characteristic (after harvest size, obviously) is indica, sativa, balanced hybrid, or price. There’s even a perfect choice for beginners!
Top 10 Highest Yielding
We know you want a mountainous pile of marijuana come harvest. Great big trophy colas and nothing but the biggest dankest buds will do. How do we know this? Because we are cannabis growers too and each and every one of us dreams of one day pulling down the “Big Dirty”.
In other words, we all lust after that bumper harvest to beat all harvests. It’s time to crop a personal best. Keep reading to find out which cannabis strains can make it a reality.
1. Critical Mass
The name says it all. Top of the list has got to be Critical Mass. A refined blend of Afghani and Skunk #1 genetics Critical Mass is a pedigree producer. Heavy indica in every sense of the word. Critical Mass is a fast flowering organic bud factory. Hers is a pungent earthy smoke with a long lasting relaxing physical happy high.
Indoors due to her compact structure and rapid bloom time of just 50 days, give or take, Critical Mass is ideally suited to SOG cultivation. Similarly, outdoors in a warm southern climate Critical Mass can develop into a real ganja bush. Minimal fertiliser and hands on grower maintenance is required to crop up to 700g/m².
Experienced outdoor southern growers report yields up to 1kg per plant. However, these huge buds are susceptible to mold. High humidity is to be avoided like the plague.
2. Critical Kush
Combining the red hot US favourite OG Kush with the uber productive Critical endows the progeny, Critical Kush with a blend of amazing attributes. Not least her amazing hybrid vigour. Dank chunky Kush nuggs with a rich pine flavour in large quantities is what you get if you treat Critical Kush right.
Flowering is fast and furious with a heavy harvest ready in about 50-60 days. Plants resemble Critical in structure keeping a low profile, branching well and developing a huge main cola. The Kush genetics give buds a dense frosty attractive appearance and a powerful sedative effect.THC can exceed 20%+ making Critical Kush a genuine case of a strain that requires more experience to toke than grow.
3. Industrial Plant
Industrial Plant is probably the highest yielding version of the legendary Northern Lights. Bred from Afghani and Thai parents this particular incarnation of Northern Lights was developed for maximum yield. Industrial Plant is a classic old school spicy peppery chill out smoke. Not devastatingly potent more of a relaxing happy buzz.
Expect long running tight trophy colas in as little as 45-50 days of bloom.Best of all ripe buds and colas require minimal trimming. The flower to leaf ratio can be insane. Indoors 1m tall plants are perfect for a SOG. Outdoors Industrial Plant can climb to 2m+. Scale tipping harvests in excess of 1kg per are not unheard of. Highly recommended for beginner growers.
Many strains are described as a “monster” this one is the real deal. Monster is a cross of G13 Hashplant and an exotic South American mostly sativa hybrid. This space hungry beast is a huge producer of high-grade head stash. Reminiscent of old school uplifting skunks with a pleasant euphoric effect and powerful odour.
Monster is very attractive to indoor and outdoor growers as she is a proven enormous producer of mold resistant bud. Unfortunately Monster will require plenty of hands on attention to deliver the heaviest harvest. Indoors a ScrOG is a virtual necessity to tame and support those Monster colas.
Outdoors she can stretch to 4m in height. Almost unbelievable yields have been anecdotally reported of close to 3kg per plant by pro Mediterranean ganja farmers. Perhaps the only thing easily managed is her relatively short 9-10 week flowering period.
5. Big Bud
Big Bud is the original Green Bud Machine. The modern representation has been backcrossed to her original Afghan roots to further refine the classic Afghan and Skunk #1 blend. Vintage earthy hash and skunk aroma combined with an expansive full bodied flavour give these oversized buds genuine character. Delivering a relaxed body stoned effect. Very chill smoke.
Easy to grow and forgiving to novice growers Big Bud is a great introduction to high yield cannabis cultivation. Long running thick main colas and chunky side branches will require support during 60 days flowering. Plants will stay about 1m tall and still exceed 600g/m². Alternatively outdoors in large containers with Big Bud, the sky is the limit. 2m+ tall trees can hit 1kg yields.
6. Sweet Moby
Sweet Moby is a marijuana leviathan. This sticky green giant is a beastly mix of Haze and White Widow genetics. A two stage head-body effect is to be expected. Initially, a clear cerebral buzz takes you up. Followed by a calming physical wave. A mix of earthy, pine and wood scents will perfume the air when you blaze this chunky resinous stash. Sweet Moby is a smooth smoke and a real mood booster.
Indoor growers are advised to prune and train early for maximum yield as Sweet Moby can stretch to 2m tall. Outdoors she will grow to cloud eater proportions, perhaps as tall as 3m in warmer climates. 600g/m² is about the average indoor yield with a well maintained ScrOG and typical 600w lamp or LED equivalent. While experienced outdoor growers down south can pull down over 600g per plant. Flowering will take 9-10 weeks and take care to keep humidity low in the final weeks.
7. Big Foot
Big Foot is something of a cannabis cryptid. Make no mistake she is 100% real and we’ve got evidence to prove it. But unfortunately, nobody but the breeders knows the exact origin of this almost perfectly balanced 50-50 indica-sativa hybrid. Fruity skunk aroma and sweet flavours with a hint of grape make Big Foot a real treat for the palate. A jolly green smoke with a long lasting stoned sensation.
Indoors or outdoors in sunny weather, LST is highly recommended to keep Big Foot from stretching too tall during bloom. She can easily exceed 2m in height without training. Flowering is fast paced at 7-9 weeks total. Shading fan leaves will require pruning to allow greater light penetration to those long running dense colas. Yields of 500-600g/m² are typical indoors while per plant yields of the equivalent can be harvested outdoors in warmer climates.
8. Brian Berry Cough
Brian Berry Cough is a gourmet indica-sativa hybrid named after an ALS patient. This amazing strain has Strawberry Cough, Romulan and Cindy 99 genetics coursing through her calyxes. Two phenotypes present, one sweet and one sour. So there’s towering flower tops to suit every taste.
Early training goes a long way toward controlling mature plant height, which can exceed 2m indoors and possibly 3m+ outdoors in a hot dry climate. Yields can be incredibly high in just 8-9 weeks of flowering. These baseball bat buds will launch your head into outer space before gently taking you to dreamland.
9. Power Plant
Power Plant is the South African sativa hybrid that has gained an international reputation for high production of exotic head stash. For 20 years Power Plant has been the hardy reliable head stash strain of choice for commercial cultivators the world over. When she burst onto the scene in 1997 nobody had seen such amazing oversized sativa buds.
Even by today’s standards, a sativa that can flower in 8 weeks and stay below 2m indoors or outdoors is amazing. Now factor in that this robust beast can produce up to 600g/m² indoors and 500-600g per plant outdoors in the hottest conditions. Power Plant is earthy and loud. Plus she will send your head to the clouds with just a few tokes from a spliff.
10. Purple Chem
As usual, we have saved something special for our final pick of heavyweight cannabis strains. We don’t do filler folks it’s all killer strains from the first to the last. Without further ado, our final pick for this the top 10 high yielding cannabis strain countdown is a rare monstrous cannabeast from the US called Purple Chem.
This beautiful purple producer is a blend of pedigree Chemdawg and pre-98 Bubba Kush genetics. Purple Chem is or rather was the best-kept secret of pro growers. Few strains can match Purple Chems devastating combination of killer looks, fire potency and massive yields. Indoors a ScrOG is recommended to organise the dank field of lush lavender colas and keep height under 2m. 500-700g/m² of dank purple Couchlocking stash is the reward.
Outdoors 2m+ purple bud laden marijuana trees are a magnificent sight to behold in warm climate. A sun kissed fat purple harvest in the region of 500g+ per plant could be waiting for you come Croptober with Purple Chem.
Every cannabis strain featured in this top 10 countdown of heavy yielders could potentially bring you the biggest harvest of your life.