7 Best Strains in Germany

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This article will explore the top seven cannabis strains that have gained popularity among growing enthusiasts across Germany. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or new to the world of cannabis, these seven strains will enrich your journey through the world of cannabis, offering a range of effects from soothing indicas to invigorating sativas.

Due to strict regulations and unfavourable outdoor growing conditions, many German growers prefer to cultivate cannabis indoors or in greenhouse environments. These controlled growing environments can yield higher yields, better quality, and more predictable results. By controlling factors such as temperature, humidity levels, and lighting schedules, growers can ensure their plants receive the optimal conditions for growth and development.

A notable trend in Germany is the popularity of Skunk strains. The country’s colder climate also enhances the possibility of purple hues in cannabis, making Purple strains particularly popular. Here’s the full top 7:

1. White Skunk

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Our dedicated breeders created White Skunk by crossing Skunk #1 with White Widow. White Skunk is an indica-dominant hybrid that boasts unique characteristics and balanced effects. Its dense, compact buds are covered in a thick layer of resin glands, resulting in a frosty appearance. The sativa-dominant attributes of this strain contribute to its medium to tall stature. Additionally, it is worth noting that this strain often boasts a high cannabinoid content, so watch out!

With a flowering period of up to 60 days, White Skunk is often considered an easy strain to grow, making it an excellent choice for beginner growers. Its resilience, adaptability, and resistance to common pests and diseases make it ideal for outdoor cultivation, especially in Northern parts of Germany like Lower Saxony and North Rhine. White Skunk can reach monstrous heights in open soil. Many growers nationwide use training techniques to manage the plant’s size.

The aroma of White Skunk is pungent and earthy, with sweet and skunky undertones that can be quite aromatic. On the other hand, its flavour is often described as earthy and woody, with subtle hints of citrus and fresh herbs. White Skunk is recognised for delivering a balanced and invigorating high. Many users report feeling happy, uplifted, and creative after consuming White Skunk while also experiencing a relaxing effect that can help alleviate stress and anxiety.

2. Super Skunk

Super Skunk has been a favourite among the German cannabis community for many years. Its genetic background combines Skunk #1 and an Afghani #1 landrace strain from the Hash plant family, contributing to its robust and resilient characteristics. This strain was specifically created to enhance the yield and effects of the original Skunk #1, making it a popular choice for both growers and users.

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It is highly regarded for its ease of growth, much like other members of the Skunk family. While Super Skunk can be cultivated indoors, it is not recommended for outdoor growth in Germany due to its specific needs. Expect a relatively short flowering period of up to 50 days. Buds are typically dense and covered in a thick layer of trichomes, giving them a frosty, sticky appearance that is hard to ignore.

Super Skunk is renowned for its powerful and unmistakable pungent, skunky aroma. Besides its unique aroma, Super Skunk provides a complex flavour profile that is usually earthy and skunky, with delightful sweet and fruity undertones. Super Skunk is known for its deeply relaxing and soothing effects, making it suitable for evening or nighttime use. While it induces a sense of relaxation, it also brings feelings of happiness and mild euphoria, increasing mental clarity, and focus.

3. Master Kush

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For many years, Master Kush has been a favourite strain in Germany and renowned for its numerous cannabis awards. This indica-dominant hybrid was created by crossbreeding two landrace strains from the mountainous regions between Afghanistan and India. The feminized variant of Master Kush by White Label has been developed through years of breeding, resulting in a high-quality strain with excellent genetics.

Master Kush is renowned for its remarkably compact structure, featuring dense buds that are heavily coated with trichomes and vibrant orange pistils. This strain is highly resilient and can adapt to various growing conditions. With a short flowering time of only 45 to 55 days, it boasts an impressively high cannabinoid content, adding to its immense popularity, particularly in Germany.

The scent of Master Kush is strong and distinct, with notable hints of sandalwood, damp earth, and spicy charas, accompanied by subtle notes of zesty citrus that add to its unique fragrance. The flavour of Master Kush mirrors its aroma, with an overall earthy and spicy profile. It is known for its ability to induce a profound physical relaxation that can alleviate stress and tension. At the same time, it can also create a feeling of euphoria and contentment.

4. Purple Bud

Purple Bud is a cannabis strain that stands out with its stunning purple hues and unique visual appeal. This indica-dominant hybrid was created by crossbreeding an Afghan-Jamaican strain with a double-Kush hybrid, resulting in a sweet and fruity terpene profile that is both delicious and aromatic. Purple Bud can thrive in the colder regions of Germany, and the low temperatures can actually intensify the plant’s purple colour as it progresses through the flowering stage.

Purple Bud cannabis plant against the background with black, yellow and red colour

The deep shades of purple hues exhibited throughout the foliage and buds during the harvest often leaves many Germans mesmerised. The striking contrast between the bright orange pistils and green leaves adds to the overall appeal of the plant. Purple Bud is known for its moderate THC levels and is considered to be moderately easy to grow, thanks to its high resistance to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance option. The plant typically has a flowering time of up to 55 days.

Purple Bud is a strain that is highly regarded for its sweet and fruity aroma with subtle floral and herbal undertones. It provides a relaxing and soothing sensation, coupled with a sense of euphoria and uplifted mood. This strain is perfect for evening use as it doesn’t cause intense sedation, unlike pure indicas. Overall, Purple Bud is an excellent choice for those seeking a milder, more calming cannabis experience.

5. Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookies is an immensely popular and potent hybrid cannabis strain that originated in California. This strain is renowned for its distinctive flavour profile and well-balanced effects. It was created by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison, resulting in a delightful cultivar with a sweet and creamy terpene profile. Girl Scout Cookies is a versatile strain that is known for its uplifting and relaxing effects, making it suitable for use at any time of the day.

The buds of Girl Scout Cookies are dense and compact, displaying an array of colours that range from dark green to deep purple, which is attributed to its high concentration of anthocyanins, adding to the strain’s overall appeal. Growing Girl Scout Cookies can be challenging for German growers due to its increased susceptibility to mould. Despite this, experienced growers continue cultivating this strain due to its high cannabinoid content, unique terpene profile and bountiful yields.

Girl Scout Cookies has a delightfully sweet and earthy aroma, complemented by subtle hints of hashish and creamy gelato. This flavour profile is similar to the taste of freshly baked cookies, with a refreshing minty undertone that is sure to please your taste buds. The high starts with an increased sense of happiness, which can enhance creativity and mental clarity before transitioning into a relaxing body high. This hybrid offers a well-balanced and enjoyable experience.

6. Early Skunk

Early Skunk is an impressive indica-dominant hybrid that results from crossing Skunk #1 with an Afghan indica strain. The Skunk #1 genetics are renowned for their sturdy and reliable traits, while the addition of the Afghan genetics provides the strain with remarkable adaptability and resilience.

Early Skunk cannabis plant against the background with black, yellow and red colour

Early Skunk is a highly sought-after strain among German growers due to its exceptional resistance to pests and diseases and ability to withstand temperature fluctuations. This strain boasts a short flowering time of up to 65 days, and outdoor harvests in Germany are usually ready by late September. Early Skunk can even flourish in the unpredictable northern regions of Lower Saxony and Bremen, providing a consistently satisfying yield of dense buds that are covered in resin glands.

Early Skunk is characterised by an intense, skunky aroma and flavour complemented by hints of sandalwood, fresh herbs, and spicy hashish. Early Skunk induces relaxation and helps with physical ease and muscle tension, making it perfect for unwinding in the evening. It is also a resilient strain that can thrive in unpredictable climates like that of Germany. If you’re looking for a sturdy strain to handle the unpredictable German weather, look no further than Early Skunk!

7. Pure Power Plant

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Pure Power Plant was developed by crossing a delectable South African sativa with a resilient North American indica to create a well-balanced hybrid. This strain has gained popularity in The Netherlands due to its easy-to-grow nature and high yields, making it one of the most commercially cultivated cannabis strains in the country. Additionally, Pure Power Plant boasts a relatively short flowering time, adding to its appeal as a versatile weed strain.

Pure Power Plant buds are renowned for their dense structure, vibrant green hue, and striking pistils, adorned with a thick layer of trichomes that boost their aesthetic appeal. This strain is highly resistant to pests and diseases, making it a preferred choice for outdoor cultivation. In addition, its versatility in adapting to different growing conditions makes it suitable for a wide range of climates. The flowering period of Pure Power Plant is relatively short, taking up to 60 days to reach maturity.

With a solid and intense aroma characterised by earthy and skunky notes with a hint of herbal and sandalwood undertones, Pure Power Plant is a well-balanced strain that combines both physical and mental characteristics. It can induce a sense of uplifting happiness and euphoria while providing relaxation without causing excessive sedation. This strain can also increase mental clarity and creativity, which can assist with physical relaxation and help relieve muscle tension.

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As the legalisation of cannabis approaches, Germany is poised to emerge as a major player in the global cannabis community. It’s a time of hopeful anticipation for growers and aficionados alike. The landscape is changing, and with it, the potential for a vibrant cannabis culture. Here’s looking forward to the growth and blossoming of Germany’s green future!

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    Mark Smith

    Mark Smith is an English cannabis advocate based in The Netherlands. He’s worked across the world in the cannabis industry for over ten years, from Canada, to Spain, and to Californian cannabis farms. He’s followed his passion for cannabis across nearly every continent, and is currently dedicated to spreading the word as a writer at Sensi Seeds in Amsterdam.
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