Cannabis may be classified as sativa or indica, two very prominent marijuana types. But when sativa and indica strains combine, you’ll get hybrid strains. Growers say hybrids give you the best of both worlds. If you’re ready to grow the best hybrid strains, here are the top 10 best hybrids recommended by successful growers.
Top 10 Hybrid Cannabis Strains
- AK 47
- Blue Dream
- Cherry Pie
- Gorilla Glue
- Jack Herer
- LA Confidential
- OG Kush
- Sour Diesel
- White Widow
You know that a strain is powerful just by its name, and this is what AK 47 is all about. This is a mostly sativa hybrid strain created by combining four excellent landraces: a Columbian, Afghan, Mexican, and Thai.
This is an easy growing hybrid, a plant that reaches only 65 to 85 cm tall. But despite its short height, you can harvest anywhere from 350 to 500 grams/square meter indoors and from 350 to 500 grams/plant outdoors.
You won’t have to wait very long for AK 47 to flower because it will bloom in just 8 to 10 weeks. As long as you grow this in a temperate or sunny climate, you’ll get energetic and uplifting buds with earthy, skunk, woody and pungent flavors.
Combine the berry-Licious Blueberry and a very powerful Haze, and you’ll get a sativa-dominant Blue Dream. This is a challenging strain to cultivate as it can be finicky to grow, but with a little patience, you’ll be growing 150-cm plants with abundant yields.
This hybrid flowers early at just 8 weeks, giving you large and dense buds oozing with blueberry, earthy, vanilla, tropical, sweet, and berry flavors. Blue Dream is an energetic, euphoric, sedating, and uplifting strain, which is why it’s a famed as natural anxiety, depression, and stress-reliever.
Chemdawg is a powerful and mysterious strain as no one knows its lineage. The most popular theory is that it was created out of a Nepalese and Thai landrace strains. It is a balanced hybrid strain capable of knocking you out with its impressive cerebral high.
This hybrid can flower in just 9 weeks to give you buds with that fantastic diesel, pungent, lemon, pine, and chemical flavors. It’s a recreational grower’s strain too, as you will feel very relaxed, euphoric, happy, and creative and possibly couchlock thanks to its potent 26% THC.
Take Chemdawg moderately, and you’ll find it a wonderful natural treatment for stress, pain, insomnia, poor appetite, and all kinds of pain.
Cherry Pie is a delicious fruity strain made from the union of a Granddaddy Purple and a potent Durban Poison. It is a sativa-dominant strain growing only 100 cm tall but can produce up to 500 grams/square meter indoors and 600 grams/plant outdoors.
Cherry Pie flowers a bit later at 10 to 12 weeks, typical of a sativa, but once it blooms, you’ll get large and dense buds with citrus, pine, sweet, earthy, and pungent aromas, and flavors. Use Cherry Pie as a treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress as it has a wonderfully energetic, euphoric, and relaxing high.
Gorilla Glue is a unique strain as it is the product of extensive backcrossing. It was made by using very powerful strains Sour Diesel, Chocolate Diesel, Chem’s Sister, and Sour Dubb. It is an indica-dominant cannabis strain with super-high THC of 26%.
This is a worthwhile hybrid to grow because of its unique lineage, plus it’s easy to cultivate. It is a tall plant growing up to 160 cm and can produce from 490 to 600 grams/square meter indoors and 600 grams/plant outdoors.
Because of its high THC, consumers must consider moderate use it as it can lead to a severe couchlock effect. This pungent, coffee, and chemical-flavored strain can produce a relaxed, euphoric, and sleepy effect making it great for anxiety, stress, depression, migraines, and insomnia.
If you were to grow a hybrid, then you might as well cultivate an all-around medicinal hybrid like a Jack Herer. This is a mostly-sativa strain created by combining the finest marijuana strains: Northern Lights #5, Shiva Skunk, and a Haze.
This hybrid is tall, growing up to 200 cm high with amazing yields up to 500 grams/square meter indoors and 500 grams/plant outdoors. It has soaring THC at 22%, which means its calming, focused, relaxing, energetic, and uplifting. You’ll grow buds with fantastic flavors: sweet, pine, tropical, spicy, earthy, and pepper plus a fantastic medicinal strain for the relief of stress, anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
L.A. Confidential is a balanced hybrid made from the union of an OG LA Affie and an Afghani Indica strain. This is a versatile strain capable of growing in almost all environments: sunny, temperate, and cold climates.
LA Confidential is an average-sized plant capable of producing good yields. You’ll also enjoy its 21% THC, which is why its relaxing, sleepy, sedating, euphoric and uplifting. This plant grows big and dense buds teeming with pungent, spicy, sweet, earthy and skunky buds. And when it comes to its therapeutic use, this strain can bring relief to insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms, and inflammation.
OG Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid, a legendary strain made from a Chemdawg and the Hindu Kush. Because of its very popular and powerful parents, this strain has acquired a potent relaxing and calming effect, which can lead to a couchlock. It has 24% THC, and thus, extreme moderation is needed when consuming this strain.
OG Kush is an easy growing hybrid capable of flowering early. Yields are average with earthy, lemon, spicy, and woodsy-flavored buds. OG Kush is also prized for its therapeutic effects as it can help treat conditions like insomnia, stress, arthritis, anxiety, migraines, and depression.
Sour Diesel’s lineage is a mystery, but many breeders claim that it was made from the union of a Chemdawg 91 and a Super Skunk, two very powerful and heady cannabis strains. This strain is a sativa-dominant strain with a steep 24% THC. This is why it has bursting energetic, creative, focused, and hungry effects.
This mysterious hybrid grows an average height reaching only 150 cm, but it can produce great yields up to 500 grams/square meter indoors and up to 700 grams/plant outdoors. Sour Diesel is also a potent therapeutic strain which you can rely on for pain relief, anxiety, and stress relief and its great physical and mental fatigue relief qualities.
White Widow is a classic hybrid made from the union of two very potent landraces: a Brazilian sativa and a South Indian indica strain. White Widow is indica-dominant with a soaring 25%, so you must be careful when consuming it as it can lead to a couchlock effect.
White Widow grows tall up to 200 cm high and can produce top yields up to 800 grams/square meter indoors and 900 grams/plant outdoors. You’ll be rewarded with dense buds at around 8 to 10 weeks after germination with pungent, spicy, sweet, and pine flavors. Many users love White Widow because of its energetic, focused, creative, and uplifting high, while some enjoy its potent pain-relieving and stress-busting effects.
Growing these best hybrid strains will harness your skills and talents as a grower. You’ll be a pro at cultivating strains with different qualities and characteristics in no time. Have fun growing these amazing strains.